Admire the rural idyll, picturesque lakes, and alpine landscapes along the wide variety of Austrian hiking trails and mountain tours. Take time to enjoy delicious traditional dishes that will delight your taste buds.
This is probably the perfect holiday destination for healthy active holidays with thousands of kilometres of high-quality trails to walk along at low or high altitudes. With all its natural beauty, Austria gives locals and guests what they want from a walking holiday.
Salzburg and the surrounding Salzburgerland may be known for Mozart or the Summer Festival, but the mountains of the Austrian holiday region are just as famous, which is why many hikers spend their hiking holiday in the Salzburger Land. The entire state is crossed by mountain peaks from the foothills of the Alps, karst plateaus in the Tennen Mountains, and the striking Steinerne Meer.
The residents of Salzburg are also proud of Austria's two highest mountains, the Großvenediger and the Großglockner. You can also discover the old salt route from Germany to Austria during a hike on the Salzalpensteig. Your stay in Salzburg is rounded off with warm hospitality and delicious regional delicacies from local producers. You can even walk one of the first sections of the famous Jacob's Route here.
From the beautiful Wolfgangsee, via the Kaiserstad Bad Ischl to the Soleweg in Hallstatt, a walking holiday in the Salzkammergut has so much to offer. Experience breathtaking natural scenery and panoramic views during your hiking holiday in the heart of Austria. The Salzkammergut is located on the northern edge of the Alps and nestled between numerous lakes.
Also known as the "tenth federal state of Austria", Salzkammergut exudes a charm all its own. The Salzkammergut has been able to preserve its customs and traditions to this day and the locals live and breathe them all year round. Keep your eyes open during your hiking tour in the Salzkammergut. You might spot an 'Ausseer drummer' or the original regional costumes. The magic of the Imperial period still hangs over the region.
Cross the Alps in an easier way. The Austrian Alps stretch from the Rätikon in Vorarlberg to the Gutenstein Alps and have been a habitat for humans and animals for thousands of years. In addition to the unique mountain world, you can also admire the variety of flora and fauna the Austrian Alps offer.
Not least because of the many rivers and river valleys, the Alps are of great importance for the energy supply due to their enormous hydropower reserves. Many alpine meadows provide food and welfare for humans and animals, especially in summer. Another notable feature is the "Almabtrieb" in late summer for which the cows are artistically decorated and the villages celebrate this annually with music and dance.
The vast network of hiking trails makes Tyrol a true paradise for hikers. If you are looking for demanding tours for experienced mountaineers or easy hiking trails for beginners, every mountain lover will find the right route in Tyrol.
When it comes to hiking in Austria, Tyrol will definitely come to mind. With snow-capped peaks, lush alpine meadows and the unique charm of its people. That is why you will also find hiking tours of various difficulty levels in Austria's Tyrol region with us.
Fully-organised walking holidays are the best way to walk or hike in new surroundings along some of Europe's most popular and lesser-known walking trails in a confident way.
We have a wide selection of walking tours available across Europe, but all of our hiking holidays have several things in common such as luggage transfers and pre-planned routes.
We've highlighted several reasons why you should go on a self-guided walking holiday in our overview video.
If you have never been on a hiking holiday like this before or are used to organising everything yourself from planning the route to carrying your tent, our short video will give you an idea of what to expect on a walking tour with us.