Hiking pleasure in Austria
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 memorable experience!
Salzburger Land 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.
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 or the Ten Lakes Trekking Tour will certainly convince you of the Salzkammergut’s beauty.
- Learn more about the hiking tours in the Salzkammergut.
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. A wonderful active adventure and the extra comfort in the boutiquehotel Erika awaits you on our hiking holiday enchanting Kitzbühel with Charm.
- You can read more about the wonderful hiking holiday region of Tyrol and the Tyrolean trail here.
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.
- Find all further hiking holidays in the Wachau and more facts and information about the World Heritage Trail Wachau here.
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? 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.
The second longest river in Europe offers ideal conditions for a wonderful hiking holiday out in nature. The beautiful blue Danube, along the course of which wonderful tours such as the Danube Trail or the World Heritage Trail Wachau, 8 days are located, has a lot to offer in terms of culture as well as cuisine!
- Read more information about our hiking holidays along the Danube.
Hiking holidays for families in Austria
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 hiking days with pleasant temperatures. Sometimes the summers can get really warm in Austria. 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 fully enjoy hiking.
The 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.
Culture: 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.
Overall hiking in Austria is possible all year round. We offer our hiking tours from spring to autumn.
There are numerous regions in Austria perfectly suited to hiking and walking. Whether it is the Salzkammergut region, the Salzburger Land, the Austrian Alps, Tyrol or along the river Danube – with Eurohike you discover the most beautiful hiking areas in Austria by foot.
Yes, Austria is particularly well suited for hiking with a dog. Excellent routes, dog-friendly hotels and well-developed hiking paths provide the best conditions for a successful hiking holiday with your ‚four-legged friend‘.
There is a total of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Austria. Many of them you will come across during your hiking holidays with Eurohike. Here is a list of Austria’s UNESCO-World Heritage Sites:
- Salzkammergut region / Hallstatt
- Lake Neusiedler See
- Schönbrunn Palace
- Wachau region
- Graz and Eggenberg Palace
- Semmering railway
- Stilt houses around the Alps
- National Park ‚Kalkalpen‘
We highly recommend you try the typical ‚Wiener Schnitzel‘, boilded beed ‚Tafelspitz‘, Carinthian ‚Kasnudeln‘, a slice of the traditional ‚Sachertorte‘ or a warm apple pie combined with one of the delicious types of coffee. Whatever your gourmet heart desires, you are guaranteed to find it in Austria!
Austria offers plenty of sights also away from the hiking paths. Whether you are culture enthusiasts, pleasure- or relaxation seekers or activity-hungry holidaymakers – here every guest is guaranteed to get their money’s worth.
Hiking holidays with luggage transfer in Austria
A colourful variety as far as the eye can see - this and much more awaits our hiking guests on the multi-faceted hiking tours in Austria. With our Eurohike Wanderplus you will always be perfectly looked after and thanks to the detailed travel documents you will always be on the right path. Our Eurohike travel specialists use a lot of expertise and know-how to ensure that your hiking tour becomes a perfect active experience in the fresh air. From the warm advice before your trip, the personal support on-site during your hiking holiday, the detailed travel documents, the cozy hotels and inviting accommodation, as well as the reliable luggage transfer - all these services are part of your booked hiking tour with Eurohike. You can also reach our team on the service-hotline during your tour.
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