Where the Emperor walked…
…of course in the Austrian mountains! Emperor Franz Josef I was an avid hunter and spent many hours in the forests of his beloved Bad Ischl. The magnificent nature, imposing Alps, historic buildings in the modern towns and indulgent cuisine make up Austria’s special charm. And when you learn about Austria, you will soon not want to hike in any other country. Whether in the picturesque Salzkammergut, in the traditional Salzburg region, in the mountainous Tyrol, in the beautiful Danube region, in the breathtaking Austrian Alps or along the Lechweg – a hiking holiday in Austria will be a true spectacle! Promise!
Salzburg, the city of Mozart, and its surroundings are among the most liveable areas in Austria. High mountains, shady valleys, culture as far as the eye can see and dreamlike landscapes await hikers who decide to take one of our hiking tours in the Salzburg region. How about the Panorama Hiking Tours in Zell am See, the Salzalpensteig - Hiking Trail 2, the hiking tour Salzburg's Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps or the tour of the Bavarian and Salzburg Alps?
- Discover many more wonderful hiking tours in the fantastic Salzburg region.
The famous Salzkammergut extends to three Austrian provinces: Salzburg, Upper Austria and Styria. And you won’t believe there are around 80 beautiful lakes located in this stunning area. No wonder then, that even the Austrian Emperor spent his holidays here every year. Breathtaking hiking tours such as Alpine Pasture Hike in the Salzkammergut, Styrian Salzkammergut, Salzkammergut & Ausseerland or the Ten Lakes Trekking Tour will certainly convince you of the Salzkammergut’s beauty.
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"In die Berg bin i gern“ (I like to be in the mountains) – When this song was composed the writer was certainly in the fantastic Tyrolean mountains. When one thinks of Tyrol, one immediately thinks of high peaks, lush green meadows, grazing cows and cozy alpine huts. And that’s what it takes for a successful hiking holiday. No matter of you choose the Trans Tyrol: Garmisch – Innsbruck or Salzburg's Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps – we are sure that your expectations will be met and even exceeded.
You will be able to collect many magical memories during a trip to the Wachau. The mighty Danube winds its way through this beautiful patch of earth, which appeals to cyclists, hikers and above all, wine lovers. The sparkling whites from the Wachau are among the best wines in Austria and can compete with their international rivals. Come on! What are you waiting for? The walking holiday World Heritage Trail Wachau, 8 days awaits you! Or would you like to have some more comfort? Then the walking holiday World Heritage Trail Wachau Charm, 8 days is the perfect hiking tour for you.
If you consider that more than half of Austria’s territory consists of alpine mountains, then one can easily come to the conclusion you can be happy hiking here. From easy hikes for beginners to challenging mountain tours for very experienced hikers, Austria has just about everything to offer. How about, for example, the cosy hiking tour Carinthian Mountains & Lakes? Or do you want to be a little sportier? Then we would recommend the hiking trip Bregenz Forest. You want a real mountain hike? Then the Alpe-Adria Border Triangle Tour will be more suitable for you.
- You will find many more hiking tours in the Austrian Alps to arouse your interest here.
And the second longest river in Europe and the pride of the Austrians offers a wonderful playground for us hikers. The beautiful blue Danube, along the course of which wonderful tours such as the Danube Trail or the World Heritage Trail Wachau are located, has a lot to offer in terms of culture as well as cuisine!
- Would you like more information about our great hiking tours along the Danube? Then please click here!
Holiday time is family time…
… that’s obvious. To ensure that all family members enjoy the holiday, and that even the smallest family members can easily master the daily hiking tours, we also have hiking tours specially tailored for families. Try the wonderful Salzkammergut Rivers and Lakes for families, 8 days, the Salzkammergut pasture walking for families, 8 days or the Salzburger Pinzgau for families, 8 days. It will definitely be a special experience and fun for the whole family!
- Here you can find out more about walking holidays for families in Austria.
The climate in Austria
The climate in Austria is ideal for hiking. Here and there of course you will find a rain shower, but there is generally a very pleasant climate in the Alpine republic. You can look forward to sunny spring days with pleasant temperatures. The summers can get really hot in Austria, particularly in the east. But luckily there is almost always a lake nearby to cool down in. And even the autumn days promise pleasantly warm temperatures, where you can still enjoy hiking. Don’t forget your rain gear though! After all, green forests and flowering meadows must be watered now and then!
The famous Austrian cuisine
Admittedly, not all the famous recipes of delicious Austrian cuisine come from Austria. Influences from Bohemia, Bavaria, Italy and of course from Hungary made Austria the great culinary nation it is today. Of course you know all the delicacies such as Wiener Schnitzel, a tasty beef goulash, delicious roast pork with cabbage and dumplings and the famous Sacher Torte. But have you ever tried Tafelspitz (boiled beef with horse radish and vegetables), heard of Topfenknockerln (sweet dumplings) or tried Innviertler Bratknödel (dumplings filled with meat)? The list of delicious dishes could go on forever. Look forward to many traditional, creative and innovative dishes and specialties. And please expect to come home with a few extra pounds in weight!
The Viennese Waltz
Have you ever heard of the magic words ‘Alles Walzer’? Within seconds, these two little words in Austria can cause a whole crowd of people come together in the Waltz grasp in a split second. The name Waltz comes from the expression ‘auf die Waltz gehen’ literally to go on the Waltz - so to be on the move. With 60 bars per minute, the Viennese Waltz is the fastest dance in the World dance programme. The popular dance developed in the 18th century and finally became a worldwide success in the 19th century with music pieces such as On the Beautiful Blue Danube by Johann Strauss Sohn. This proud dance is an indispensable part of Austrian culture, after all, it is a piece of contemporary history.
If you are someone who doesn’t like to leave things to chance, then you are in the right hands with us. We organized your hiking trip in a very professional way. We book your accommodation in the desired category, provide you with the perfect travel documents, transport your luggage on time to the next hotel and are available to you via our service hotline seven days a week!