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Walking and Hiking in Austria

Walking breaks are soaring in popularity with British holidaymakers, enticed by the ease of Austria's unofficial national pastime. Well signposted trails web across valleys and mountain tops, with many routes offering lodge-to-lodge connections whereby you do it on foot while your luggage is moved by your hosts.
 
Alm Grossarl, SalzburgerLand © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Alm Grossarl, SalzburgerLand © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer

Austria's Top Walking Destinations in 2016

Walking Holidays in Austria

When it comes to the perfect walking holiday, there are many destinations to choose from. After all, the world's a big place. But before you book your ticket to far away shores, consider a European mountain region that is amongst the most spectacular you will find on any continent. We're talking about Austria, where every step encompasses a true love of life. Enjoy the amazing views from the mountaintop, stroll around an Austrian lake or go walking amidst green meadows - browse our selection to find your perfect walking holiday in Austria this summer.

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Zillertal in Tirol © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller Zillertal in Tirol © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller

Your Ideal Hiking Destination

Why Go Hiking in Austria?

Austria is the ideal hiking destination, with fascinating landscapes and a sophisticated network of trails at varying altitudes and levels of difficulty. Whether you explore one of the national parks, experience the beauty of the Alps on a long distance trail or head out on a family day hike, Austria offers unlimited opportunities.

10 reasons to choose Austria

Popular Walking and Hiking Destinations

Wilder Kaiser in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Pigneter Wilder Kaiser in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Pigneter

Wilder Kaiser

More than 400km of walking paths make the Wilder Kaiser mountain range an absolute gem for hiking holidays.
Tirol's wild emperor
Kitzsteinhorn Hike © Österreich Werbung / Franz Bischof Kitzsteinhorn Hike © Österreich Werbung / Franz Bischof

Zell am See-Kaprun

Explore Zell am See-Kaprun's majestic peaks - the 3000m Kitzsteinhorn and the 2000m Schmittenhöhe.
Two Alpine giants
Zillertal Alps with the Schönbichler Horn in the background © Österreich Werbung, Popp Hackner Zillertal Alps with the Schönbichler Horn in the background © Österreich Werbung, Popp Hackner

Zillertal Alps Nature Park

The High-Mountain Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps offers grand views and unforgettable mountaineering adventures.
Green valleys and white glaciers
Summer in the Olympiaregion Seefeld © Olympiaregoin Seefeld Summer in the Olympiaregion Seefeld © Olympiaregoin Seefeld

Olympiaregion Seefeld

Whether you prefer leisurely hikes or challenging summit climbs, take your pick amongst 650km of walking trails and via ferrata routes in Seefeld.
A variety of walks
Granattor auf der Millstätter Alpe © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl Granattor auf der Millstätter Alpe © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl

Alpe-Adria-Trail

Long distance pleasure hike from the majestic Großglockner through Carinthia and Friaul-Julisch Venetia to the azure blue sea of Slovenia.
A cross-border hike
Austrian cheese selection with bread and chives © Österreich Werbung, Lehmann H. Austrian cheese selection with bread and chives © Österreich Werbung, Lehmann H.

Bregenzerwald Cheese Trail

Take a walk along Bregenzerwald's famous Cheese Trail and sample regional delicacies by farmers, alpine dairymen and cheesemakers while en route.
A slice of Bregenzerwald

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Good to Know

Emergency Number When in the Alps

The European emergency number 112 is valid for the whole of Europe. You can call this number even without reception, SIM card, or credit on your mobile phone.

In case of emergency dial 112

Emergency numbers in Austria

Wheelchair Hiking in Tirol

Tirol is a world leader in its facilities to help disabled people reach its peaks. In addition to extensive ski facilities in winter, there are 24 approved wheelchair hiking routes for summer. And with the help of Roll Rinn stretchers, it is even possible to reach the summit of a mountain.

Hiking without barriers

Walking Holidays with Ramblers

Scattered woodlands, crisp mountain air and crystal clear streams. Hiking in Austria can offer everything a keen rambler needs. Let Ramblers Worldwide take you on a walking holiday to the beauty of Austria. Call 01707 331133 or book online.

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