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Cycle & walking holidays in Austria:
Car free holidays are carefree holidays in Austria

The White Horse Inn at Lake Wolfgang: starting point for many hiking and walking tours

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Hiking in St. Wolfgang
Hiking in St. Wolfgang 

Circular routes through the beautiful Salzkammergut region in Austria, mountain biking tours, hiking and walking tours are all possible without a car from the White Horse Inn at Lake Wolfgang. For cycle and walking holidays in Austria, your starting point has to be St. Wolfgang.

Driving can be stressful: not only do you have to find a parking space at your destination; decipher German road signs; more importantly, you cannot really appreciate the beautiful Austrian landscape if you are driving throughout your holidays. At the White Horse Inn at Lake Wolfgang mountain bikes and cycles are available to borrow free of charge. You can use them for the duration of your stay and explore the surrounding regions of Lake Wolfgang while cycling.

Not only that, a number of organized hiking and walking tours and well marked hiking routes and excursions will also open the views into the Austrian landscape surrounding Lake Wolfgang and the White Horse Inn. Car free hiking and cycling holidays in Austria, completely carefree: what more could you wish for?

By the way, every Thursday the Trutmann-Peter family will hike up to the Kalvarienberg summit with you. Should the weather be typical for April the White Horse Inn will gladly provide you with a popular White Horse Inn rain and wind jacket.

Further marked hiking and cycling paths around the White Horse Inn:

Hike around Lake Wolfgang

Starts from the Parish Church in St. Wolfgang or various other places around the lake. Difficulty: fairly easy. Duration: 6hours. It’s Signposted en route. Distance: 19km on tarmac, 8km on gravel, Refreshments: plenty of opportunities to stop along the way.

The Zwölferhorn panorama tour and Illingeralm chalet tour

This tour starts at the lower terminal of the Zwölferhorn cable car. You can take the boat from the White Horse Inn across the lake to reach St. Gilgen. Difficulty: circular path – easy; alternative – medium. Duration: panorama circular path: 1h 15min; Illingeralm Chalet alternative: 2h 15min. Distance: 6km, panorama walk on wide gravel path; if you choose the Illingeralm alternative: mostly alpine trample path, which is slippery when wet, so do bring your hiking boots.

From Strobl to Zinkenbach

An easy circular tour on fairly flat terrain. Set out along the south shore of the Wolfgang lak to the Zinkenbach River and then on a wooded path past the Mahdhäusl Inn and back to Strobl. Start from the church in Strobl which you can reach by ferry from St. Wolfgang. Distance: 15km/ 9.3miles. Difficulty level: easy for hikers and joggers. Duration: 4 hours. Marked Path: Lakeside route No. 12 up to the Zinkenbach, then south on No. 15 Aberseeweg to the Mahdhäusl Inn and then on No. 10 Bahndammweg back to Strobl. Refreshments available on the road: after 4.5km in the Gschwendt Weidinger Stuben Restaurant and the Linderhof Inn; after 11km at the Mahdhäusl Inn; after 15km various Inns at the final destination of Strobl.

Find out more information about a car free holiday at Lake Wolfgang. Walking & cycling holidays at the White Horse Inn; exploring the Salzkammergut without a car is doable: enquire online now about the hiking and cycling packages available in April.


Hiking adventure Schafberg

St. Wolfgang

Zwölferhorn at Lake Wolfgang

Hiking in the Salzkammergut


Hiking adventure Schafberg
St. Wolfgang
Zwölferhorn at Lake Wolfgang
Hiking in the Salzkammergut

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