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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.
Hiking in Brandnertal © Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH / Alex Kaiser Hiking in Brandnertal © Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH / Alex Kaiser

Learn Where to Take the Perfect Selfie

Summer in Austria: Make It Yours

This summer, we sent some Brits to Austria to take the perfect selfie. Along the way, they experienced their very own Austria, and brought back not only selfies, but life-long memories.

Read our guides to find out how to make summer in Austria yours – from awe-inspiring mountain peaks to be conquered on foot and well-marked bike trails across exhilarating terrain to culture-clad cities.

Our Favourite Summer Spots in Austria

10 Reasons to Choose Austria

Austria’s Most Beautiful Places, According to Austrians

Mind the Cows

10 Tips for a Safe Holiday Around Cattle

Hiking Austria's lush mountain meadows is a true summer highlight. If you've visited before, you know that you can encounter cattle along many a hiking trail. Please make sure you follow these 10 simple rules when you do.

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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