Walking holidays in Austria

Welcome to our Austria page!

Here you will find walking holidays to the most stunning and popular walking regions in Austria, such as Carinthia and the Hohe Tauern, Salzkammergut & Obertraun, the Zillertal, Otztal Alps and the Grossarl valley.

Walking in Austria

Who doesn’t dream of walking through alpine meadows full of wildflowers, following trails up to some of Europe’s highest peaks, and enjoying breathtaking panoramas of the Alps? Austria has a long history as a walking holiday destination, some even say the tradition originated here, with climbing the Alpine peaks such as the Grossglockner, starting already in 1800.

View from the summit of Zitterklapfen, Northern Limestone Alps, Austria. Photo by Friedrich Böhringer. - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:360%C2%B0_Panorama_Zitterklapfen.jpg). Overlooking the St. Bernard Parish Church at Eichenberg (Vorarlberg)at Lake Constance. Photo by Friedrich Böhringer. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eichenberg_01.JPG The Alps at Vorderhopfreben with a view of the higher-lying Alps Schalzbach in Schoppernau. Photo by Friedrich Böhringer http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vorderhopfreben_%C3%9Cntschenspitze.jpg.

With such a long experience of hospitality you can expect the very best during a holiday in Austria. The network of well-maintained trails and paths is immense, and in many areas there are also themed trails where you can learn about local flora and other wildlife, or the geological history of the area. Cable cars and gondolas bring you to high-level walks in a short period of time, making alpine meadow walks and stunning panoramas accessible for all. And of course Austria also has a rich cultural heritage, there are so many scenic towns and settlements to explore, you could probably spend a lifetime walking there and not get bored!

Austria walking holidays with local businesses

We have the pleasure to present you with a varied selection of holidays in Austria, all offered by small-scale independent businesses. There are both guided and self-guided walking holidays in Austria, and many of the companies also offer both options, so that you can explore Austria independently, but also join some guided walks.

We wish you a great time exploring Austria on foot, and would love to hear from you. Photos also welcome of course! Please contact us through [email protected].

For more information, also see our article walking in Austria.

Walking holidays in other countries

Also interested in walking holidays in other countries? Start from the homepage to browse all the walking holidays in Europe and the UK.

Map of Austria in Europe The Austrian flag.

Austria

Capital: Vienna

Area: 32,377 sq. miles, about a third of the area of the UK

Population: 8.4 million

Currency: Euro

Walking in Austria

Most people know Austria from the Alps and its other high mountain ranges. But did you know that Austria has a wide variety of landscapes, including some beautiful lower countryside?

So whether you are looking for challenging mountain hikes or more gentle countryside walking, Austria certainly has something for you.

Also see our article walking in Austria for more information.


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