Walk & Hike in Austria

Austria is the ideal hiking and walking destination. Its sophisticated network of trails at varying altitudes and levels of difficulty offer unlimited opportunities to experience a range of different experiences on foot.

Need to Know

  • 27% of Austria’s surface area enjoys protected status, and this includes 6 national parks and 50 nature parks. Come to Austria to explore a variety of different landscapes, from vineyards and gentle pastures to rugged mountain peaks, all within very close proximity to one another.

  • Austria’s infrastructure is very well developed. There is a wide network of clearly marked hiking trails, and an abundance of help and advice available at local tourist offices, meaning that a hiking holiday is easily accessible, even for less-experienced walkers.

  • You will find a wide range of family-owned mountain restaurants and cosy mountain inns en route that offer authentic cuisine and often accommodation as well (from basic to sophisticated options).

Don't Miss
The modern cable cars and chair lifts allow access to panoramic trails, without a strenuous ascent on foot.

The combination of nature and culture offered by austrian cities like Innsbruck and Salzburg.

Perfect for
Walking and hiking lovers of all levels

For Keen Hikers

More than 400 km of walking paths, a great variety of trails and an impressive mountain range make the Wilder Kaiser region in Tirol a hiking gem for experienced hikers as well as families.

If you’re looking to go the distance you can explore Tirol from the east to the west via the famous Eagle Walk.

Perfect for Foodies

Book a themed culinary hiking tour in Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg and enjoy a 3-course meal including strolls through beautiful Alpine landscape between courses.

Or you can walk along the Cheese Trail, visiting cheese cellars, dairy farms, honey farms and distilleries.

Best Times to Travel

Summer: May to October

Getting there & around

Airports: Fly to Austria in just two hours from most major British airports. Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck are the biggest Austrian airports, with neighbouring Munich a good option too.

Railway: ÖBB Austrian Railways offers well developed national and regional connections.

Hiking in the Ötztal in Tirol
Hiking in the Ötztal in Tirol Österreich Werbung/P. Burgstaller
Hiking near the Hintertuxer Glacier
Hiking near the Hintertuxer GlacierÖsterreich Werbung/P. Burgstaller
The good old map never runs out of battery
The good old map never runs out of batteryÖsterreichwerbung/P. Burgstaller
The so called Rocky Sea in Vorarlberg
The so called Rocky Sea in VorarlbergÖsterreich Werbung/P. Burgstaller
Lovly mountain lake near the Berlinerhut in the Zillertal
Lovly mountain lake near the Berlinerhut in the ZillertalÖsterreich Werbung/P. Burgstaller