View of Dürnstein and Danube on the hiking trail

Hiking tours on the Danube region

Impressive landscapes and unique cultural treasures

Do you want to combine unique hiking experiences and enjoyment? Then a hiking holiday on the Danube is just the thing for you. Picturesque vineyards and impressive wine cellar-lined alleyways accompany you during your hike. See the beauty of the Danube region for yourself.

View of the Schlögener Schlinge

Enjoy hiking along the Danube

Varied hiking trails, impressive landscapes and wondrous mythical figures make for a very special kind of hiking experience. You can expect many cultural sights along the route as well as cosy places to stop to fortify yourself for the next part of the tour.

During your journey you will hike in an unadulterated habitat for humans and animals and will always be accompanied by the gentle sound of the Danube.

Hiking holiday on the Donausteig

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St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau

Hiking on the Danube trail

Wander through shady forests and lush green hills from the Cathedral city of Passau to Linz. During your hiking tour you can admire numerous ruins and medieval buildings, as well as Engelzell Abbey, the only Trappist monastery in Austria. After the steep climbs, you will be rewarded with breath taking views of the river Danube and Danube valley.

Hiking holiday in the Wachau

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World Heritage Trail Wachau

The hiking trip in the Wachau combines wine, culture and nature in a very special way. The numerous vineyards typical of this region invite you to enjoy the varied delicacies. In addition, you will hike along the fantastic scenery of the Danube valley. All details about the World Heritage Trail Wachau.

World Heritage Trail Wachau With Charm

Under “hiking with charm”, you can enjoy all the benefits of the Wachau, with its apricot gardens and vineyards – but all this in hotels with a little extra. After you walk, you can relax in the hotels before the next stage of hiking.

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World Heritage Trail Wachau

8 Days | Self-guided Tour
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World Heritage Trail Wachau with Charm

8 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Useful information about your hiking holiday by the Danube

Hiking tour to Spitz with overview points

Hiking and wine in Lower Austria’s green heart

There are a few things you simply cannot avoid during a hiking holiday on the Danube: wine and juicy fruit. And that’s a good thing, because they are characteristic of the region between the cities of Melk and Krems. In the spring, summer and autumn especially, the Wachau is recommended. Be it the fragrant apricot blossoms, the shade under a vine-covered pergola, the wine tavern or the grape harvest later in the year. By the way: there’s nowhere else you can get closer to fine wines than the Wachau. In many parts the trails lead directly through the vineyards. With the wine region right in front of your nose, and the Danube at your feet, a hiking holiday cannot get any better.

Vine and enjoyment on the hiking trail Wachau

The Wachau: from vineyards, apricot groves and tavern culture

In the Wachau they call taverns “Heuriger”, and apricots are called “Marillen”. These and even more quaint characteristics of this charming region in Lower Austria can be experienced during a hiking holiday. The Wachau has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 – and not without cause. Because the region in the Danube Valley is full of surprises that want to be explored. From the hidden vineyards to the ruins of Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned.


Hiker on the World Heritage Trail Wachau

Perfectly organised hiking trips on the Danube

A hiking holiday on the Danube, where some trips are offered by Eurohike, impresses in numerous ways. On the one hand, you can look forward to the proven luggage service from Eurohike. This ensures that your bags are already waiting for you in the next accommodation. On the other hand, the experts from Eurohike regularly walk the hiking trails along the Danube themselves. So we are quite sure that no new favourite place is missing on a hiking holiday.

The result? A hiking holiday that broadens the horizons and delights the taste buds.

Would you like to know more about a hiking holiday on the Danube with Eurohike?

We are happy to answer your questions about the hiking tours along the Danube as well as our services and packages! Of course also about all the other Eurohike regions in Austria.


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