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.
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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).
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.
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.