September 9- 18, 2023

Austria Retreat & Pilgrimage

Salzburg, Austria


If you’re longing to step off the hamster wheel of life and step into a space where you can discover all that God has for you , this trip is for you. You’ll walk away with a renewed sense of God’s goodness, your purpose and tools to help you live with more freedom, joy, peace, and health!

This journey will start with a 4-day retreat followed by a 4-day pilgrimage through the beautiful Austrian countryside. During this adventure you’ll have time to reflect in solitude, hear powerful teachings, go deep in conversation, eat amazing food, exercise, worship, laugh and grow! We will finish our journey with a boat ride on the Danube and an evening in Vienna.

The retreat will begin at the breath taking Landhaus Neumayr Boutique Hotel. After the retreat we will set out on our pilgrimage around the Austrian Countryside.


Jeff and Michelle Spadafora will be your trip leaders.

This experience is limited to 20 people (1 spot left) — women, men, solo or couples all are welcome!

TOTAL COST: $2,995/ double occupancy and $4,145 – single occupancy


Daily Plan

September 9-13

For the next 4 days you will stay in the beautiful mountain setting of Grossarl which is 45 miles south of Salzburg. This family run Inn will offers spacious sleeping rooms, outdoor sitting areas with breath taking views and they will serve healthy and satisfying breakfasts and lunches plus in the evening we will have authentic Austrian dinners to include a fondu party, a typical Austrian grill night plus other local delicacies. All drinks are included too.


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September 13

Our pilgrimage / hike will be through the Salzburg Lake District. We will leave our beautiful villa and take a breathtaking bus trip to St. Wolfgang and stay at Hotel Furian situated on the shore of Lake Wolfgang. After an afternoon on the lake we will head to a multi-course dinner!

September 14

After a hearty Austrian breakfast we will share a devotional and then head out for our hike to Bad Ischl. The hike begins with beautiful view of Lake Wolfgang and then continues through forested trails. We will finish our 10 mile hike at the hotel Hubertushof Bad Ischl. Bad Ischl is a famous spa town!


September 15

Our pilgrimage today follows the path of the old brine pipeline which takes us through spectacular views. Our 8 mile hike finishes in the market town of Bad Goisern, a world architectural heritage site. Once we settle into the

Hotel Goiserere Muhle we will meet for stretching and core exercises. After we’ve done such great things for our body, there will still be time to go explore the village before we gather for a leisurely dinner.

September 16

The final day of our hiking will be SO magical . We will begin by following the river trail towards Lake Hallstatt, where you will walk along the lake into the fjord. After a while, you will see the first houses of Hallstatt and the Salt Mountain. Look around to see Mount Dachstein, the highest peak in upper Austria. This 12 mile hike will be so amazing with mountain peaks all around you!



September 17-18

For our final full day we will enjoy the village of Hallstatt which has been called the most beautiful village in the world. We will celebrate all that we’ve seen, experienced and especially what God has has revealed to us during our pilgrimage. The following morning after a special breakfast we will say our good byes and then head to the airport or continue our travels.

SOME GOOD THINGS TO KNOW:

  • The national language is German in Austria, but many speak some English as well
  • The national currency is Euros
  • The weather should be in the upper 60’s – low 70’s during the day and upper 50’s in the evening
  • Visas are unnecessary for North American travelers
  • Double check your passport is valid for 3-months after your return date



Jeff & Michelle Spadafora

Jeff and I have been married for 31 years and we have 3 adult children.

We are leading this retreat because in our combined 30+ years of experience in guiding individuals and groups through spiritual growth nothing has been more transformational than this “retreat + pilgrimage” format.

We can not wait to spend time with you in Austria.

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