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The most beautiful hiking holidays by the water

hiking holiday by the water in GermanyAustriaItaly 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 GermanyAustria 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.

Leisurely hiking along rivers and lakes seems to be a personal source of happiness for all active individuals. Those seeking tranquility, nature enthusiasts, or culture aficionados find their balance to everyday stress here, harmonize their immune system, and let the positive effects on their respiratory system take place at lakes, rivers, waterfalls, or streams. Not to mention the stimulating benefits for the body that come from hiking in general. Some even speak of a true "anti-aging treatment" for the body or the "most natural medicine" of all. We are convinced: water and hiking form a perfect, invigorating combination.

Hiking by rivers and lakes in Austria

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.

Boat trip on Lake Hallstatt

Hiking by rivers and lakes in Germany

Hiking holidays in Germany, the land of water

The multifaceted hiking regions in Northern GermanyCentral 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 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 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 is just right for you.

Hiking by rivers and lakes in Switzerland

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.

Hiking by rivers and lakes in Italy

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 and refresh yourself in the sparkling Molveno Alpine Lake or in the gorgeous Lake Garda. On our hiking tour Lake Reschensee – Lake Kalterer-See, 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.

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.

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Therefore hiking holidays with Eurohike benefits that convince

Perfectly organized hiking tours

In Eurohike hiking vacations, you enjoy that extra level of service and comfort. From start to finish, our Eurohike travel specialists plan and organize your active vacation, giving you even more time to enjoy your active getaway. During your hiking tour, you can focus worry-free on what truly matters: the joy of hiking with your loved ones.

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Hikers at Lake Kaltern

Comprehensive guidance from our travel specialists

Our experienced travel specialists are available to assist you at any time, both during the selection of your tour and throughout the booking process. Your wishes and concerns are our top priority, ensuring that your journey becomes the most beautiful time of the year.

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Team Eurobike & Eurohike

Well-prepared travel information and route descriptions

All guests receive a comprehensive information package with detailed walking maps and travel documents including tips and information on culture, cuisine, country and people - tailored to the respective region and requirements of the individual walking tour. Every year, we review the route meticulously, and continually develop new variations that provide even more insights into the land and culture.

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Accommodations with feel-good factor

After a wonderful day of cycling, you will be welcomed in our carefully selected accommodations in the evening. We choose our accommodations with care and consideration, always with a focus on their special orientation towards active vacationers and opportunities for evening relaxation. You'll experience that extra level of comfort on our charming hiking tours, where you can enjoy even more feel-good facilities and an added touch of indulgence.

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Hiking without luggage

With us, you'll enjoy the most comfortable form of active vacation. Eurohike transports your luggage to the next accommodation every day. Leave the hotel in the morning with ease, and by evening, your bags will already be waiting at the next lodging. Experience a completely carefree hiking adventure across Europe with our luggage transfer!

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Bavaria's royal castles

Personal on-site support

Our Eurohike original tours are characterized above all by the personal touch for which we have been known for many years. For our original tours, you will be personally welcomed by our team members at the arrival destination. In an informational meeting, all details about the tour and the itinerary will be explained. Our on-site team is also available for tips and recommendations.

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Information talk on site

Exploring the most beautiful routes with our on Tour-App

We invest a lot of time and effort in crafting our routes and meticulously review them regularly. Thanks to the Eurobike & Eurohike on Tour app, navigating the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe becomes child's play, ensuring you don't miss any of the highlights along the way.

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