Hiking holidays in Austria

RUGGED MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES AND SWEET TREATS ENCHANT THE WORLD

Why should you choose Austria as the destination for your next hiking holiday? Read on to find out which dream hiking tours we have to offer you, which regions in Austria you should visit and why Austrian’s love to dance the Waltz.

The most beautiful regions in Austria

Idyllic alpine scenery in the Tennengebirge region

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 or in the breathtaking Austrian Alps – a hiking holiday in Austria will be a true spectacle! Promise!

Unique view to the lake Zellersee and the national park Hohe Tauern

Salzburg region

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.
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Tour character
Moderate Walking
Austria

Panorama Walking Tours in the Zell am See District

7 Days | Self-guided tour
May - September
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Tour character
Mountain Walking
Austria

Salzburg’s Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps

8 Days | Self-guided tour
June - September
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Tour character
Mountain Walking
Germany / Austria

Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 2

8 Days | Self-guided tour
May - October
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Tour character
Mountain Walking
Germany / Austria

Bavarian & Salzburg Alps

8 Days | Self-guided tour
June - September
Unspoilt hiking trails with view to mount Loser

Salzkammergut

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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Tour character
Walking
Austria

Alpine Pasture Hike in the Salzkammergut

8 Days | Self-guided tour
June - September
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Tour character
Walking
Austria

Salzkammergut & Ausseerland

7 Days | Self-guided tour
May - October
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Tour character
Walking
Austria

Styrian Salzkammergut

7 Days | Self-guided tour
June - September
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Tour character
Mountain Walking
Austria

Ten Lakes Trekking Tour

8 Days | Self-guided tour
May - October
Hiker passing meadow near Innsbruck

Tyrol

"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 can read more about the wonderful hiking holiday region of Tyrol here.
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Tour character
Trekking
Austria / Germany

Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck

8 Days | Self-guided tour
June - September
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Tour character
Mountain Walking
Austria

Salzburg’s Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps

8 Days | Self-guided tour
June - September
Vine and enjoyment on the hiking trail Wachau

Wachau

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 World Heritage Trail Wachau awaits you! Or would you like to have some more comfort? Then the World Heritage Trail Wachau Charm is the perfect hiking tour for you.

  • Find all further hiking trips and information about our tours in the Wachau here.
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Tour character
Walking
Austria

World Heritage Trail Wachau

8 Days | Self-guided tour
April - October
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Tour character
Walking
Austria

World Heritage Trail Wachau Charm

8 Days | Self-guided tour
April - October
Dream day at the Bregenz Forest

Austrian Alps

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 Sonnseit'n Tour or 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.
Tour character
Moderate Walking
Austria

Carinthian Mountains & Lakes

8 Days | Self-guided tour
May - October
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Tour character
Mountain Walking
Austria

Walking on the Sunny Side

8 Days | Self-guided tour
June - September
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Tour character
Walking
Austria

Bregenz Forest

7 Days | Self-guided tour
May - October
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Tour character
Mountain Walking
Italy / Slovenia / Austria

Alpe-Adria Border Triangle Tour

8 Days | Self-guided tour
June - September
Sunrise on the Danube bank in Linz

The Danube

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!
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Tour character
Mountain Walking
Austria

Danube Trail

7 Days | Self-guided tour
May - October
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Tour character
Walking
Austria

World Heritage Trail Wachau

8 Days | Self-guided tour
April - October

Hiking holidays in Austria for families

Hiking without luggage through the mountains of the Osterhorn group

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, or Wandering Salzburger Pinzgau for Families. It will definitely be a special experience and fun for the whole family!

Useful information about your hiking holiday in Austria

Moderate walking at Buchsteinwand

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!

Culinary delights Pinzgauer Buchteln

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!

View over the city of Vienna

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.

Perfectly organised hiking tours in Austria

Individual hiking in the Ausseerland region at Blaa alp

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!

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