The starting point of these routes is always St. Gilgen.
From St. Gilgen through Laim to the Gasthaus Weißwand
Return walking time ca. 1 ½ hrs- easy going. From Mozartsplaz up through the Schwarzenbrunnerstraße to the main road and accross the pedestrian crossing. Follow the Hochreitstraße until the fork in the path. Take the right path then go right until the edge of the forrest. Follow the slightly steep track until you reach the Gasthaus Weißwand.
From St Gilgen past the Sausteigalm to the Zwölferhorm summit
Walking time ca. 2 ½ hrs. Sturdy footwear is recommended. You can take a rest for refreshments at Gasthau Weißwand, at the Sausteigalm and at the summit. From Mozart square to the Gasthaus Weißwand, then up through the forest and partly on the ski-run to Gasthaus Sausteigalm. From here go can go right along the downhill skiing track or left on the Elfersteig. On the left you pass Elferstein and cross the other way to the summit.
It continues now on the broad ridge to the mountain cable car station. Keep right and in a few minutes you will reach the panoramic summit.
From St. Gilgen over the Mozarsteig to Gasthaus Hocklacken and further to Fuschl
Easy hiking, ca.2 ½ hrs. From the Mozart square through the Pfarrgasse to the pedestrain crossing. Follow Hochreithstraße to the fork in the path. Take the right path which will bring you onto the country road through the area of Laim to another fork. Bear left past farm houses, where the path starts to climb. On the right are some apartment buildings. By the last house “Kochgütl” keep to the right hand path, which leads to the edge of the wood and eventually to the “spring”. At this point it is a comfortable walk through the forest. The path then becomes steeper with many steps, leading up the Sulzberg to the Mozartblick. Here there are benches which invite you to rest. You can enjoy the wonderful view of the beautiful countryside from this point. After a short while you arrive at the southern side of the neighbouring Ellmau valley. Lying in the opening of the meadows you will find the Hochlacken guesthouse at 755m above sea level. Here the path follows a minor road through the valley floor of the Ellmau river. you will pass large farmhouses on the way to Fuschl am See. Return by bus from Fuschl to St. Gilgen.
From St. Gilgen over the Steinklüfte to the Plombergstein
Between 1-2 hrs.
Two well-signposted routes:
Route 1: Leave Mozartplatz and take Steinklüftstrasse, across the main Mondsee road on to Plomberghof, passing the cliffs and following on the right up the Plombergstein.
Route 2: Robust footwear required! Leave Mozartplatz and take Steinklüftstrasse across the Mondsee federal road heading left through the Staffel trough. Climb the steep steps up the Plombergstein.
From St. Gilgen over the Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang
Walking time ca. 2½ hrs. Easy hiking along wide paths, with a 200m altitude difference. You will find refreshments in Gasthaus Fürberg, and may more refreshment stops in Ried. From the church head north along the Mondseer Straße, with the lake to your right, to Brunnwinkl. From here follow the wonderful path, directly along the lake shore, to Gasthaus Fürberg. From here a little further, until you reach the bathing area. At the bathing kiosk go left, taking the wide but steep path which takes you up to the Falkenstein chapel, where 1,000 years ago, St Wolfgang established his first hermitage, to Falkensteinsattel. Here you will find two viewing points- "Scheffelblick" and "Aberseeblick". From here it is down hill to the village of Ried and along the lake shore to St. Wolfgang. From here you can return to St. Gilgen on the ferry.
From St. Gilgen to the Schafberg, 1.783 m
A little more challenging mountain hike. Hiking boots are necessary. ca. 3 hrs. Refreshments available at the Schafbergalm, and at the summit. From the church, head north along the Mondseer Straße to the main road. Go right to the village of Winkl, and then turn right onto a narrow road to the edge of the forest. From there, the road continues through the forest with many bends up to Schafbergalm, 1,364 m (middle station train). From there you climb uphill through meadows first, then you cross the railway line. From here you must climb numerous steps up to the so-called Krapfl, and from then on again gently rising to the top.
Cycling along the Wolfgangsee
From St. Gilgen you can cycle along the pleasant, tarmacked, cycle path to Abersee, Srobl, St. Wolfgang and further on to Ried. You can take the ferry back to St. Gilgen. Easy cycling, ca. 1 ½ hrs. (21 km).
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