The fascinating Alpine world
Not least because of its many rivers and valleys, the Alps play an important role in supplying energy through hydropower. The Austrian Alps are also essential for producing food. A variety of pastures offer food of all kinds, especially in summer, and ensure well-being. Another special feature is the cattle drive in late summer, in which cows are artfully decorated and the villages celebrate with traditional music and dance. Discover the fascinating Alpine world while hiking with luggage transfer.
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The highest mountain in the Austrian Alps
At 3,798 meters, the Grossglockner is considered the highest mountain in the Austrian Alps. In the midst of a high alpine landscape, it towers over a multitude of three-thousand-metre peaks and forms the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The Glockner is often called the ‘black mountain’ because pitch-black crystals are supposed to be hidden inside. Forests, slopes and rocky passages: due to its varied terrain, the Grossglockner region is home to numerous animal and plant species which find ideal habitats, not least because of the many breath taking waterfalls and streams.
The climate in the Austrian Alps
Like the landscape, the climate in the Austrian Alps is very diverse. While there are Mediterranean influences on the southern side of the main Alpine ridge and the temperatures are warmer, there is a lot of rain in the foothills of the Alps and in the Bregenz forest. Basically, the mountainous region is characterised by short, cool summers and cold, rainy winters. The average temperature at 1,000 metres in the summer months is between 13 and 15 degrees. In winter the temperature often drops below freezing.
Questions and answers about hiking holidays in the Austrian Alps
Our hiking holidays in the Austrian Alps can be experienced from May or June to September / October.
There are a variety of options for hiking tours and multi-day hiking holidays in the Austrian Alps for all levels of hiking. Here is a short overview of our individual hiking tours:
Our Eurohike hiking holidays are divided into general difficulty levels, so-called "levels of hiking". Hiking tours in the “Moderate walking” or “Walking” category are also suitable for a hiking holiday with the family.
Our Eurohike travel specialists are happy to assist you with more detailed information about hiking with children in the Austrian Alps.
Hiking with a dog in the Austrian Alps is a beneficial active experience not only for two-legged friends, but also for your four-legged companion. Our dog-friendly hiking tours are marked with a paw.
- More information about hiking with a dog at a glance.
Hiking in the Austrian Alps has a special magic that is best experienced individually and at your own hiking rhythm. Numerous rivers, lakes, alpine landscapes, peaks and a diverse flora and fauna ensure a natural and particularly beneficial break and have been a valuable habitat for all residents for thousands of years. Along from the hiking routes, wonderful culinary specialties from the regions await you.