Summer holidays to Fuschl, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Fuschl, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Fuschl, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO®
Highlights: • Superb lakeside location • Crystal clear waters • Perfect rambling landscape
The circular route around Fuschlsee takes you on a leisurely walk through woodland and pastures (the awesome views of the water go without saying). There’s even a bit of magic thrown in for children around here - little legs will be happy following the ‘Zwergerlweg’ signs for the gnome’s woodland path. To clock up a few more miles, head over to St Gilgen on the shores of the larger lake Wolfgangsee – you’ll see some lovely old farmhouses along the way and if you pass the old Ruming mill at the right time you might see a demonstration.
There are some challenging paths to hike on Mount Schober – starting from just underneath the ruined castle Burgruine Wartenfels, you can ascend to the cliffs of the summit and then walk back down on the other side. Follow the dragon signs for a medium difficulty 6 hour loop over to St. Lorenz am Mondsee, through woodland and via a castle. If you want a family friendly hike, drive to Lämmerbach where you can walk up to the rustic Mayerlehenhütte, where there’s a farm, playground and fabulous food (use the legwork to justify ordering Lisi’s donuts, they’re incredible!).
Part of Austria’s very own Lake District and in the shadow of the beautiful Schafberg mountains, Fuschl is fantastic for a week of cycling. To warm up, take the Seeweg lakeside route along the north shore, or kick hard at your pedals on the short, uphill path into Ellmau (not to be confused with the larger resort of the same name!). The Wolfgangsee Strasse is a beautiful 30 minute stretch into St. Gilgen, where you’ll get an awesome panorama of the lake as you ride through meadows and pastures.
Mountain bikers can mess about on some brilliant trails, including the Zwölferhorn route around one of the region’s most striking peaks. It’s part of the Almen Tour – 26km of mostly easy terrain that can be accessed from the resort via the Perfallechstrasse (home of Red Bull’s HQ!). This same road leads you to the demanding circuit of Sheep Mountain but the pièce de résistance is most definitely the 53k loop that leads from Fuschl. Stretching along the shores of Lake Wolfgang and Schwarzersee, the path doubles back again amid views of the Attersee.
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