The most beautiful hiking holidays by the water
A hiking holiday by the water in Germany, Austria, Italy or Switzerland offers exactly the right kind of relaxation for those looking for peace and quiet, nature and culture, as well as active holidaymakers hungry for exercise and of course one thing – the opportunity to get your thoughts and energy flowing and do something good for your mind and body. On our selected hiking holidays you will experience the great power of water by foot, learn how water can bring us into balance, discover the most beautiful hiking trails along the lakes, rivers and coasts and do a lot of good for body and mind. Our Eurohike travel specialists have selected the most beautiful hiking tours by the water across Europe for you. Experience your individual source of happiness by the water – on a Eurohike hiking holiday with luggage transfer.
Hiking by the water – a real panacea
A hiking holiday along lakes, rivers or stretches of coast is not just a treat for the eyes. The healing powers of water and the healthy air have been used for centuries to heal respiratory diseases. The mountain regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland are home to numerous impressive waterfalls. In Austria, for example, you can experience this at the Krimml Waterfalls, where the air enriched with negative ions has a particularly beneficial effect on the respiratory tract, balances the immune system and reduces stress. Particularly people with allergies can alleviate their symptoms.
A hike along the lakes, streams or through a gorge also have a positive effect on the respiratory tract and alleviate the stresses of daily life – a true anti-aging cure for the body. Added to this are the numerous physical benefits that hiking brings such as the support to our immune system, a mood-boosting effect, stimulation of the blood circulation and fat metabolism, strengthening of muscles and much more. Follow the most beautiful hiking paths across Europe and slow down on the elixir of life, water – probably the most natural medicine in pristine natural landscapes.
Experience the power of water in Austria
Austria is a true water paradise. There are around 700 waterfalls, numerous springs and streams, as well as peaceful lake areas. It is precisely this healing power of water and the balance of nature that you will experience on our hiking holiday Lechweg-Path, 10 days from the source at the Formarinsee in Tyrol to the Lechfall in Füssen in Bavaria. Our walking holiday Carinthian Mountains & Lakes, 8 days, takes you through the water-rich southern federal state and guarantees an equally pleasant active experience. You can experience a welcome cooling off right on the edge of the path on our mountain hiking holiday Ten Lakes Trekking Tour, 10 days. Here you follow the water-rich route from Fuschlsee to Mondsee, Attersee, Wolfgangsee and Hallstätter See – all lakes that have excellent water quality. A hiking holiday by the water is also a wonderful opportunity for children to relax, for example, on our walking holiday Salzkammergut Rivers & Lakes for families, 8 days.
- Our tip: Hiking and enjoying is especially easy on our walking holiday Lake Wolfgangsee based in one hotel with charm. You are spared the daily change of hotels and thus have even more time to relax and enjoy the region.
Hiking holidays in Germany, the land of water
The multifaceted hiking regions in Northern Germany, Central Germany and Southern Germany offer countless hiking kilometres that lead along rivers, streams, lakes and even the sea. The easiest way to explore these areas is definitely by foot. Experience two lakes on our mountain hiking holiday from Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee, 8 days in the Chiemgau Alps. In addition, there is the pleasant hike through the Seisenbergklamm, to the Vorderkaserklamm, the quiet natural bathing paradise Weitsee and the Taubensee, as well as the wonderful mountain air on the alpine hikes. Our mountain hiking holiday Rhine walking: Rüdesheim - Koblenz, 8 days promises an equally pleasant active experience. As a certified premium hiking trail, the Rheinsteig not only offers an excellent break directly on the Rhine, but is also a relaxing experience for your four-legged friend and can be booked as a hiking holiday with your dog. Would you like to experience the most beautiful places by the water in Bavaria and in Austrian Carinthia on an active holiday? Then our mountain hiking holiday from Lake Königssee to Lake Wörthersee, 10 days is just right for you.
Hiking experiences by the water in Switzerland
The calming sound of the water, the pleasant breeze and the fresh air make a hiking holiday by the rivers and lakes in Switzerland truly invigorating. Experience this soothing adventure on our hiking holiday Highlights of Ticino in southern Switzerland or the panoramic round tour Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland. You will enjoy even more feel-good moments and numerous unforgettable holiday adventures on the hiking tour on the Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ with Charm. Here you can discover the waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley or the UNESCO World Heritage Site Oeschinensee. That extra bit of comfort and charm included. Do you prefer an active holiday with lots of culture, history, tradition and nature? Then our hiking holiday along the Via Spluga is perfect for you. Either way, a hiking holiday by the multifaceted rivers and lakes in Switzerland soothes body, mind and soul.
Mediterranean hiking enjoyment by the water in Italy
Another destination that offers wonderful hiking trails, idyllic natural landscapes and plenty of routes along the water is Italy. Experience South Tyrol, Trentino and the Brenta Dolomites on our hiking holiday from Meran to Lake Garda, 8 days and refresh yourself in the sparkling Molveno Alpine Lake or in the gorgeous Lake Garda. On our hiking tour Lake Reschensee – Lake Kalterer-See, 9 days you can hike from one picturesque lake to the next and enjoy all the advantages of nature and culinary delights of South Tyrol. A time-out between mountains and the sea, which takes you from Riva del Garda to the Adriatic Sea, is our walking holiday from Lake Garda to Venice, 8 days.
Our hiking tip: These hiking tours can also be booked for hiking with charm. On these tours you stay in selected hotels and enjoy the extras of your feel-good accommodation such as wonderful wellness areas and magnificent gardens.