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Austria Walking Holidays

Self Guided Walking Holidays in Austria

Our self guided walking holidays in Austria will let you explore the beauty of the Salzburg Lake District, follow the Austrian section of the Way of St James, hike from Garmisch to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean Alps, trek the Alpe-Adria Trail from Grossglockner to Mallnitz, take in a full circuit of the mighty Zugspitze Peak, or enjoy the rolling hills of the Wachau wine growing region.

The Grand Traverse: Across the Alps and the Dolomites
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The Grand Traverse: Across the Alps and the Dolomites

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Country
Austria, Germany, Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Difficulty
Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

Take an epic journey on foot, starting from the Bavarian Alps near Munich and the famed Neuschwanstein Castle, taking in the massifs of Ammergau and Zugspitze, Wetterstein (Garmisch), Tyrol and Hohe Tauern, finishing at the foot of the Tre Cime in the Dolomites and then enjoying the last overnight in Venice, Italy.

High Trails of Salzkammergut
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High Trails of Salzkammergut

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Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
May - October

Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into blue glacial lakes. Off the beaten track, you will explore the quieter, idyllic side of Salzkammergut as you walk through small traditional villages, then take in the vibrant Bad Ischl, passing by beautiful lakes and through impressive high passes.

Salzburg Lake District
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Salzburg Lake District

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Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into sparkling blue glacial lakes, creating fjord-like landscapes. Salzkammergut lies to the east of Salzburg, the city of Mozart, in the shadow of the Dachstein Summit (2,995 m).

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The Alpe-Adria Circuit

Country
Austria, Italy, Slovenia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

Enjoy a unique circular itinerary in the Alps where the borders of Austria, Italy and Slovenia meet. Start from Villach in Austria, then follow the ridges of the Carnic Alps in Italy, cross the stunning Julian Alps and take in the landscapes of Triglav National Park in Slovenia, then reach Kranjska Gora and finish back in Villach.

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Walking in the Vienna Alps

Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Luxury
Availability
June - September

While quite popular among locals, located just 65 km from Vienna, the Vienna Alps are still a hidden gem for foreigners. You will follow a well developed network of hiking paths which cross these easily accessible mountains of magical beauty. Overnights are spent in quality 3+ and 4-star hotels, some of them with spa facilities.

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Walking in Wachau Wine Country

Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days/7 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - October

Walking in Wachau Wine Country from Krems to Melk, you will take in secluded wine-producing villages with pastel-coloured houses scattered among rolling hills clad with vineyards, wild forests and apricot orchards. You will discover an enchanting river landscape, lush vineyards and countless cultural sites. The wines of the Wachau Valley will delight and surprise you.

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The Classic Zugspitze Circuit

Country
Austria, Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

On the Classic Zugspitze Circuit you will start from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and make a full loop around the base of Germany’s highest mountain, following panoramic trails through beautiful scenery and traditional Alpine towns and villages. The walks are easy to moderate, up to five hours per day.

Alpe-Adria Trail: Grossglockner to Mallnitz 18
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Alpe-Adria Trail: Grossglockner to Mallnitz

Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
May - October

The amazing Alpe-Adria Trail runs from Carinthia in the Austrian Alps to the Adriatic Sea at a total length of 750 km. This walking holiday covers the first – and most picturesque – stages of the trail, from its start at the foot of Grossglockner, the highest summit of the Austrian Alps, by the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps, Pasterz, through the high-alpine landscapes of the Hohe Tauern National park, to the cosy village of Mallnitz.

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The Way of St James in Tyrol

Country
Austria, Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Follow one of the routes of the Way of St James in Tyrol, crossing parts of Austria and Germany. While the pilgrimage routes of El Camino de Santiago in Spain and France have become increasingly popular in recent years, the Tyrolean section of the Way of St James offers unspoilt nature, quiet villages and immersive experiences.

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Across Tyrol: Garmisch to Innsbruck

Country
Austria, Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

Hiking at its best in the stunning mountains of Bavaria and Tyrol – from Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany across two mountain ranges of exceptional Alpine beauty and wilderness to the Austrian town of Innsbruck. You will walk through impressive gorges and balcony trails.

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Across Tyrol: Innsbruck to Sterzing

Country
Austria, Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

On this walking holiday you will traverse the Tyrolean Alps north to south, from Austrian Tyrol to South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in Italy. Following ancient pilgrimage and smuggler trails, you will pass by stunning glaciers and cross the valleys of Stubaital, Wipptal and Pflerschtal. During the walks you will enjoy the splendid views to the main range of the Alps.

Complete Tyrol: Garmisch to Sterzing
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Complete Tyrol: Garmisch to Sterzing

Country
Austria, Germany, Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

On this epic 14-day trek you will traverse the entire Tyrolean Alps – from Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany across Wetterstein and Karwendel massifs to Innsbruck in Austria and then reach South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in Italy. You will walk through impressive gorges and balcony trails; you will pass by stunning glaciers and cross the valleys of Stubaital, Wipptal and Pflerschtal.

Where Do our Walking Holidays in Austria Take Place?

Tyrolean Alps and Zugspitze

Walk the Tyrolean section of the Way of St James surrounded by unspoilt nature. Or hike from Garmisch Partenkirchen in Bavaria across two mountain ranges of exceptional beauty and untouched wilderness to Innsbruck.

Vienna Alps

Vienna’s ‘home mountains’ are Raxalpe, Schneeberg and Hohe Wand. The Schneeberg, with its 2,076-metre high summit Klosterwappen, is the highest mountain of Lower Austria. Located just 65 km from Vienna, the Vienna Alps are a hidden gem. Walking in the Vienna Alps, you will follow a developed network of hiking paths.

Salzburg Lake District

Explore on foot the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into sparkling blue glacial lakes, creating fjord-like landscapes.

Carinthian Alps and the Alpe-Adria Trail

The amazing Alpe-Adria Trail runs from Carinthia in the Austrian Alps to the Adriatic Sea at a total length of 750 km. Our Alpe-Adria trail walking holidays cover the first – and most picturesque – stages of the trail, from its start at the foot of Grossglockner, the highest summit of the Austrian Alps, by the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps, Pasterz, through the high-alpine landscapes of the Hohe Tauern National park. Or explore the beauty of the Carinthian valleys and lakes with mellower walks enabling you to take in the traditional local villages and spa towns along the way.

The Wachau Valley

This beautifully meandering stretch of the Danube is a hidden gem, full of imposing fortresses, monasteries and abbeys. You will discover an  enchanting river valley landscape, lush vineyards and countless cultural sites. The wines of the Wachau Valley will delight and surprise you.

List of our Walking Holidays in Austria

  1. The Classic Zugspitze Circuit

  2. Salzburg Lake District

  3. High Trails of Salzkammergut

  4. The Way of St James in Tyrol

  5. Across Tyrol: from Garmisch to Innsbruck

  6. Across Tyrol: Innsbruck to Sterzing

  7. Complete Tyrol: Garmisch to Sterzing

  8. Alpe-Adria Trail: Grossglockner to Mallnitz

  9. The Alpe-Adria Circuit

  10. Walking in the Vienna Alps

  11. Walking in Wachau Wine Country


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