Walking holidays in Austria

Welcome to our Austria page! Here you will find walking holidays to the most stunning and popular walking regions in Austria, such as Carinthia and the Hohe Tauern, Salzkammergut & Obertraun, the Zillertal, Otztal Alps and the Grossarl valley.

  • Walkers on a walking holiday in the Dachstein mountains in AustriaPhoto by Donchili | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • donkeys and traditional buildings in the otztal regionPhoto by Lindsey Nicholson | CC BY 2.0
  • Green valley with cattle and high snowy peaks in the background in CarinthiaPhoto by Sebastian Werner | CC BY 2.0
  • View from high mountains into the valley in Salzkammergut areaPhoto by Frank Fox | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • cattle in a scenic valley in the Zillertal regionPhoto by Ingo Ronner | CC BY 2.0
  • view on high altitude mountains in lake in the Hohe Tauern in CarinthiaRadio Tonreg | CC BY 2.0
  • High altitude lake and pine tree in the Dachstein MountainsPhoto by Donchili | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • walker in the high alpine mountains in the Otztal AlpsPhoto by Mindgrow | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Picturesque valley in the Zillertal regionPhoto by Photodesaster | CC BY 2.0

Start browsing the walking holidays by exploring the map below, or scroll further down to the holiday descriptions. You'll find both guided and self-guided walking holidays, and all these holidays are organised by independent small-scale companies, and run by people with a lot of local knowledge and enthusiasm for their country and region. They look forward to help organise your walks in Austria!

Map of walking holidays in Austria

Handdrawn geographical map of Austria.

Self-guided walking holidays in Austria

Experience the Austrian Alps

  • winter or snowshoeing walking holiday
  • Dogs welcome
  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Experience the Austrian Alps to their fullest
Little town in a green valley

This walking holiday will allow you to explore Tirol, this stunning corner of the world at your own pace. With decades of hiking know how, we can help tailor and recommend itineraries to suit families, ambitious or more relaxed walkers.

From £ 690.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 ppl sharing

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Majestic Mountains and Lakes Austria

  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Beautiful Lake Millstatt (Millstattersee): 'The jewel of Carinthia'.
Walker posing while balancing on a rock at the top of a mountain

Lake Millstatt is a walker's paradise. Walk over peaks at 2.000 metres or in the beautiful valleys around crystal clear lakes. Something for everyone and one of the most beautiful regions of Austria. Mountain huts provide rest stops along the way and walks are available for all grades of walkers.

From € 199.- / 2 nights

Price for 2 people sharing incl. a Spa Day

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The Austrian Lake District

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Explore mountain peaks, enchanting forests and alpine meadows
Walking holiday in the Mountains and Lakes of Austria

Walking holiday based in the pretty village of Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. The walking routes will take you through some of the prettiest scenery Austria has to offer. Wonderful walking and hiking suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

From € 505.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Explore the Dachstein Mountains

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Varied walking in the Austrian Alps
Walking holiday in the Austrian Alps

Discover the picturesque scenery of the Dachstein mountains in the Austrian Alps during this self-guided walking holiday to Austria. A varied range of walks for every ability, from high level mountain walks to relaxed walking on the plateau.

From € 340.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Winter Walking Dachstein Mountains

  • winter or snowshoeing walking holiday
  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
70 Kilometres of Winter walking trails in beautiful Austria
Snow on the Dachstein mountains in Austria

Winter walking around the pretty alpine village of Ramsau am Dachstein. A fantastic network of winter walking trails in stunning scenery. Groomed winter walking trails as well as marked walking paths. Snow-shoe walking also possible.

From € 480/week

Price per person based on 2 people sharing a standard double / twin room.

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Discover Salzkammergut

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
The Austrian Lake District
Walking holiday in the Austrian Alps

Explore the heart of the Salzkammergut area, also known as Austria's lake district, a popular walking area in the Austrian Alps. During this Austria walking holiday you stay in a family run hotel in the scenic lakeside town of Obertraun.

From £ 125.- / 4 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Explore Carinthia on foot

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Varied alpine and river valley walking
Walking holiday in Carinthia

Enjoy varied alpine walking, from geotrails to alpine pastures and mountain tops during this walking holiday in Carinthia in Austria. During this walking holiday you will stay in the tiny hamlet of Watschig just 6kms from the town of Hermagor in a beautiful alpine valley.

From £ 199.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Walking holidays Austria with guided and self-guided options

Carinthia & the Hohe Tauern

  • GPS tracks available
  • One accommodation
  • Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options
Wide variety of walks in stunning Alpine landscapes
Guided and self-guided walking in Carinthia and then Hohe Tauern National Park

Explore the Malta valley and Hohe Tauern National Park during this walking holiday to Carinthia. A wide variety of paths and trails are available, suiting all walking abilities, through a little river valley, quiet shady forests, and sunny meadows both in the valley and up on the "alm", the high pastures.

From € 485.- / 8 days

Price p.p. - min 10 people, smaller groups possible

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Guided walking holidays in Austria

Zillertal & Glacier Trek

  • Walking a trail
  • Multiple accommodations
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Guided trek in the Austrian Alps
Guided walking holiday Zillertal & Glacier Trek - Austria

During this guided walking holiday in Austria a 5 day trek leads you through impressive landscapes and to the peak of the Schwarzenstein mountain at 3369 m. You will also traverse a glacier and cross the border into south Tyrol for one night.

From € 835.- / 5 days

Price p.p. - shared accommodation

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Via Ferrata around the Wilder Kaiser

  • Walking a trail
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
Guided walking holiday in the Austrian Tyrol
People posing in front of high mountain peak in Wilder Kaiser, Austria

During this 6 day walking holiday you will climb the Via ferratas in the Wilder Kaiser, follow the Eagle's Way and the Wilder Kaiser Pathway. You will also climb the highest Kaiser peak - the Ellmauer Halt (2344m) and enjoy 360° panorama of the Alps.

From € 775.- / 6 days

Price per person based on minimum group of 3 people

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Walking holidays in Austria

Who doesn't dream of walking through alpine meadows full of wildflowers, following trails up to some of Europe's highest peaks, and enjoying breathtaking panoramas of the Alps? Austria has a long history as a walking holiday destination, some even say the tradition originated here, with climbing the Alpine peaks such as the Grossglockner, starting already in 1800.

View from the summit of Zitterklapfen, Northern Limestone Alps, Austria. Photo by Friedrich Böhringer. - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:360%C2%B0_Panorama_Zitterklapfen.jpg). Overlooking the St. Bernard Parish Church at Eichenberg (Vorarlberg)at Lake Constance. Photo by Friedrich Böhringer. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eichenberg_01.JPG The Alps at Vorderhopfreben with a view of the higher-lying Alps Schalzbach in Schoppernau. Photo by Friedrich Böhringer http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vorderhopfreben_%C3%9Cntschenspitze.jpg.

With such a long experience of hospitality you can expect the very best during a holiday in Austria. The network of well-maintained trails and paths is immense, and in many areas there are also themed trails where you can learn about local flora and other wildlife, or the geological history of the area. Cable cars and gondolas bring you to high-level walks in a short period of time, making alpine meadow walks and stunning panoramas accessible for all. And of course Austria also has a rich cultural heritage, there are so many scenic towns and settlements to explore, you could probably spend a lifetime walking there and not get bored!

Austria walking holidays with local businesses

We have the pleasure to present you with a varied selection of holidays in Austria, all offered by small-scale independent businesses. There are both guided and self-guided walking holidays in Austria, and many of the companies also offer both options, so that you can explore Austria independently, but also join some guided walks.

We wish you a great time exploring Austria on foot, and would love to hear from you. Photos also welcome of course! Please contact us through [email protected].

For more information, also see our article walking in Austria.

Walking holidays in other countries

Also interested in walking holidays in other countries? Go to the homepage to start browsing all the walking holidaysin Europe & the UK.

Map of Austria in Europe The Austrian flag.

Austria

Capital: Vienna

Area: 32,377 sq. miles, about a third of the area of the UK

Population: 8.4 million

Currency: Euro

Walking in Austria

Most people know Austria from the Alps and its other high mountain ranges. But did you know that Austria has a wide variety of landscapes, including some beautiful lower countryside?

So whether you are looking for challenging mountain hikes or more gentle countryside walking, Austria certainly has something for you.

Also see our article walking in Austria for more information.



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