Salzburg to the Tyrol

Mountains, Lakes and Mozart on the St. James Way

The Salzburger Jakobsweg, also known as Jacob's Route, guides you from one boundary stone to another, leading you through the foothills of the Alps and even across the borders into Bavarian Rupertiwinkel.

This pilgrimage route, named after James, the disciple of Jesus and the national saint of Spain, is often considered the foremost of all pilgrimage routes. Embark on a transformative journey along the Way of Saint James from Salzburg, seeking inner peace and serenity.

Details about the hiking tour from Salzburg to the Tyrol 

The Camino de Santiago will lead you to the Trumer Seen, Irrsee, and Wallersee lakes, where you can indulge in water sports and enjoy swimming. In Salzburg, you can leisurely explore the historic old town, and in St. Johann in Tyrol, you'll be captivated by the stunning view of the Wilder Kaiser mountains.

The highlights of the walking holiday at a glance

  • Excursion to Trumersee: In the north of Salzburg, water lovers have a choice. Three lakes (Obertrumer See, Mattsee and Grabensee) offer plenty of opportunities for swimming.

  • Crossing the border to the Rupertiwinkel: The Bavarian name "Rupertiwinkel" is no coincidence. The area is named after St. Rupert, the current patron saint of Salzburg.

  • Gorges and waterfalls: In Unken and Waidring you can walk along raging streams and rushing mountain waterfalls.

Worth knowing about the hiking trip from Salzburg to Tyrol

Your pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. James begins with the journey to Trumersee. The Salzburg Jakobsweg takes you along the River Saalach, through the Lake District, the Old Town of Salzburg and to Großgmain, Bad Reichenhall, Unken and via Lofer to the Tyrolean border. The daily routes are easy and mostly on paved paths. You can also shorten two longer legs by bus if you wish. On average you will walk about five hours a day, between 15 and 20 kilometres.

Route summary

The daily tours are accessible, however, there are two longer stages which can be cut short by bus if you wish. You mainly walk on asphalted paths, forests and hiking paths. The only slight changes in altitude are when you walk in the valley.

This tour has been graded as Easy. Find out more about our walking holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total walking distance: approx. 118 km
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Itinerary

Individual arrival in the Trumer Lakes area.

Transfer to the border to Oberhofen am Irrsee, where the Salzburg Jakobsweg begins. First, your walk leads through a hilly landscape to the Wallersee. From there you continue your route through the idyllic nature reserve to Eugendorf.

ca. 6 hours
23 km
340 m
360 m

In the distance, you can already see the mountains that you will walk along the next few days. Take a leisurely stroll to Salzburg, where you'll find beautiful churches, pretty alleys and squares, and the best way to invigorate your inner being with a portion of Salzburg dumplings. A detour to the Maria Plain pilgrimage church, which towers high above Salzburg, is recommended.

ca. 4 hours
13 km
130 m
250 m

Your walk leads out of town towards Untersberg. At Marzoll Castle, you cross the border into the Bavarian Rupertiwinkl before arriving at the remarkable salt metropolis of Bad Reichenhall. There you can relax in the warm brine of the thermal baths, visit the spa gardens and visit the old salt factory.

ca. 5,5 hours
17 km
190 m
140 m

Today you follow the Saalach back to the Salzburg region. You walk along the Saalachsee and deeper into the mountains. Your path leads partly directly to the banks of the Saalach, which flows wildly but also romantically over rocks through the landscape.

ca. 5,5 hours
18 km
180 m
140 m

You continue to follow the Saalach, past gorges and waterfalls to Lofer. The quiet mountain town, surrounded by the impressive peaks of the Loferer Steinberge, the Reiter Alpe and the Loferer Alm, invites you to take a rest. Then it goes up to the Strubpass, where you now walk on the Tyrolean Jakobsweg to Waidring.

ca. 6 hours
21 km
380 m
160 m

Past Pillersee with its glittering water surface and famous pilgrimage church, we continue to St. Jakob, where the mighty Jakobskreuz greets you from the mountaintop. A path with many views leads you to St. Johann in Tirol, idyllically situated between the Kitzbüheler Alpen and the rocky peaks of the Wilder Kaiser massif.

ca. 4,5 to 6,5 hours
26 km
320 m
450 m

Your walking holiday ends after breakfast, but you can of course postpone the goodbye and make more memories by extending your trip.

Route information

The routes are generally easy, with two long legs that can be shortened by bus if desired. You usually walk on asphalt paths, forest paths and hiking trails. The height differences are very small because you are walking in the valley.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Complete a Booking Request: Way of St. James: Salzburg to the Tyrol

Place of arrival: Trumersee
  Season 1
27.04.2024 - 12.05.2024
16.09.2024 - 06.10.2024

Daily
Season 2
13.05.2024 - 16.06.2024
26.08.2024 - 15.09.2024

Daily
Season 3
17.06.2024 - 25.08.2024

Daily
Salzburg to the Tyrol, AT-SBWJW-08X
Base price
749.00
819.00
859.00
Single room surcharge 329.00 329.00 329.00

Hotel information: You will stay in carefully selected 3*** hotels and guesthouses.

 

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Sep 16, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024
Daily
Season 2
May 13, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
Aug 26, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Daily
Season 3
Jun 17, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024
Daily
Salzburg to the Tyrol, AT-SBWJW-08X
Base price
Single room surcharge
749.00
329.00
819.00
329.00
859.00
329.00

Hotel information: You will stay in carefully selected 3*** hotels and guesthouses.

 

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Sep 16, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024
Season 2
May 13, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
Aug 26, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Season 3
Jun 17, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024
Trumersee
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
Salzburg
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
St. Johann in Tirol
Double room p.p.
Single room supplement
Single room surcharge
65.00
15.00
79.00
25.00
65.00
29.00
29.00
65.00
15.00
89.00
25.00
75.00
29.00
65.00
15.00
89.00
25.00
75.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Trumersee
  Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Sep 16, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024

Daily
Season 2
May 13, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
Aug 26, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Daily
Season 3
Jun 17, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

Daily
Trumersee
Double room p.p. 65.00 65.00 65.00
Single room surcharge 15.00 15.00 15.00
Salzburg
Double room p.p. 79.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 25.00 25.00 25.00
St. Johann in Tirol
Double room p.p. 65.00 75.00 75.00
Single room supplement 29.00
Single room surcharge 29.00 29.00
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information

Services

Including

  • 7 nights as described, including breakfast
  • Transfer Trumer Seen-Oberhofen
  • Personal welcome meeting (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer(s)
  • Travel folder 1 x per room (German, English with route and overview maps, detailed route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers, luggage labels)
  • GPS data available on request
  • Service Hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally
  • (Optional) Return transfer St. Johann-Salzburg or Trumerseen €99 per person for 2 persons, €198 per person for 1 person. Pre-booking required, to be paid in advance
Arrival information
  • Airport: Salzburg and Munich Airport(s)
  • Train: Salzburg station and about 45 minutes by bus to the Trumer Lakes
  • Parking: Free parking at the hotel, pre-booking not required
  • Departure: St. Johann in Tirol-Salzburg by train, approx. 2.5 hours and by bus to the Trumer Lakes
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Trumer Lakes

Gasthof Mitterhof 3***

www.mitterhof.at

Eugendorf

Landhotel Santner 3***

www.landhotel-santner.at

Salzburg

Hotel Ganslhof 3***

www.hotel-ganslhof.at

Bad Reichenhall

Hotel Bergfried & Schönblick 3***

www.fuchs-hotels.de

Unken

Landhotel Kirchenwirt 3***

www.kirchenwirt-unken.at

Waidring/St. Ulrich

Hotel Tiroler Adler 3***

www.tiroler-adler.at

St. Johann in Tyrol

Sporthotel Austria 4****

www.sporthotelaustria.at

 

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