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Self Guided Walking Holidays in Europe

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.

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Walking in the Vienna Alps

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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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Salzburg Lake District

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Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
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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Walking in Wachau Wine Country

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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.

The Classic Zugspitze Circuit in Style
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The Classic Zugspitze Circuit in Style

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

On the Classic Zugspitze Circuit in Style 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. Accommodation is in exclusive 4-star hotels with spa facilities.

The Classic Zugspitze Circuit
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The Classic Zugspitze Circuit

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

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: from grossglockner to Mallnitz
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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.

The Way of St James in Tyrol
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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

This walking holiday follows 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: From 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 from Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany across two mountain ranges of exceptional Alpine beauty and wilderness to the Austrian town of Innsbruck. Wetterstein and Karwendel massifs form the border between Bavaria and Tyrol. Through impressive gorges and balcony trails, the Schachen Castle can only be reached by foot and after several hours walking.

Salzkammergut Winter Walking in Style
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Salzkammergut Winter Walking in Style

Country
Austria
Activity type
Privately Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - February

We invite you on a week-long privately guided winter walking holiday in the Postalm area, offering some of the best winter walking experiences in the Salzburg Lake District. Relish frozen glacial lakes, idyllic Alpine villages and views of the Dachstein Massif and enjoy hand-picked four-star hotel accommodation offering great opportunities for spa relaxation.

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. Walking in Wachau Wine Country

  2. The Classic Zugspitze Circuit in Style

  3. The Classic Zugspitze Circuit

  4. The Way of St James in Tyrol

  5. Salzburg Lake District

  6. Trans Tyrol: from Garmisch to Innsbruck

  7. Alpe-Adria Trail: Grossglockner to Mallnitz

  8. Walking in the Vienna Alps

  9. Salzkammergut Winter Walking in Style

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