Hiking in Austria: new routes and special adventures
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10.06.2024 Austria Tyrol (state)   21
Hiking in Austria: new routes and special adventures

In Austria, outdoor activities are in the DNA of the locals, or as we like to say, it is part of our way of life, our “Lebensgefühl”. Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities, and it's easy to see why: it doesn't require any equipment other than sturdy shoes and a few items, and you can often set off right out of the gate. And whether you're a beginner or an expert, there's always a trail to suit, with stunning scenery and views along the way.

See what Austria has to offer hikers this year, from brand-new routes to leisurely ones hikes and multi-day adventures for those who want to truly test their capabilities!


In the resort regions of Austria every year, like beginners, Likewise, regular visitors can choose from new offers. Here are the latest additions.

The Wipp Traverse leads from the Stubai Valley to South Tyrol and takes six days. What makes it unique: tourists spend their first nights in the same hotel and can therefore set off with a light backpack. In the morning the bus takes them to the departure point, and in the evening back to the hotel. The last night is spent in a hut at an altitude of 1900 m above sea level.

Alpe-Adria-Trail, a popular week-long tour Carinthia, it is now possible to travel (almost) without carbon dioxide emissions. From this summer, a new eco-friendly route is offered, including arrival and return by train, overnight stays in eco-friendly guesthouses serving regional and seasonal cuisine, and luggage delivery by electric vehicle.

Höfe Trail East Tirol , a leisurely farm-to-farm trek over five days, has been extended to the Lesachtal Valley in Carinthia with two new stages. Travelers can now also book baggage transfers and additional overnight stays, especially designed for families.


Relax or test your limits? Here are some popular hiking trails for families, beginners and experts.

Tour Idalpe – Paznauner Taha in Ischgl is an easy tour leading to a mountain lodge serving all the local delicacies.

One of the most popular tourist routes Schladming - Dachstein leads to the Risach waterfall, the highest in Styria (140 m), with a suspension bridge and viewing platforms along the way (not suitable for small children).

The best skiers in the world compete with Streif in Kitzbühel as part of the Hahnenkamm race. However, in summer the famous downhill track turns into a popular hiking destination. Hikers set off from the starting house and descend, following information signs along the way that tell the story of Streif.

In Zell am See - Kaprun, experienced hikers can take the Alexander Enzinger Trail, a challenging high-altitude trail from Kitzsteinhorn to Maiskogel in Kaprun, with a wide variety of alpine flora to reward their hard work.


Looking for the ultimate challenge? The following routes are intended for experienced hikers willing to travel for up to a week.

Three days, five villages, 50 kilometers: The Arlberg Trail connects the five resorts of the Arlberg: Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton, with breathtaking alpine views along the entire route. Luggage transfer and easier shortcuts are available.

The Koasa Trail in the St. Johann region of Tyrol is a five-day adventure around the spectacular Wilder Kaiser, suitable for intermediate hikers. Highlights that await you include the mysterious Devil's Street, the Griesbachklamm Gorge and the Eifersbacher Falls.

Ready for an even longer adventure? The Berlin High Trail in the Zillertal leads directly through the heart of the Zillertal Alps High Nature Park, the largest collection of nature reserves in the Alps. Travelers can relax (and enjoy a gourmet feast) at Tyrol's largest hut, the Berliner Hütte. The route is 85 km long and will take about a week to complete.

Source: austria.info

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