The landlocked country of Austria is a little slice of heaven on earth. Characterised by a superb alpine wilderness comprised of gorgeous mountains, rich blue lakes and deep valleys, it is the ideal European location for the active traveller seeking out new outdoor holiday experiences.
Walking Holidays in Austria
A walking tour in Austria is difficult to beat. With a huge variety of lakes and mountain routes, from the extraordinary beauty of Austria’s Lakes District to the Dachstein Alps and beyond, there are walking trails suitable for all abilities and ages.
Austria’s popular claim to fame is the romantic backdrop for the ‘Sound of Music’; however the land is full of sights to discover such as ancient baroque villages, medieval castles and the history and lands of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.
In the Salzkammergut region, or Austrian Lakes, you’ll find a breathtaking scene dotted with lakes. The landscape includes fjord-like steep rocks and cliffs bordering lush, green mountains and pristine turquoise mountain lakes. This stunning panorama of natural beauty has drawn visitors for centuries and, arguably, offers some of the best walking areas in Europe - and certainly some of the most scenic.
The mighty Danube provides many cycling opportunities within Austria. Enjoy a bike and barge tour through Austria along the Danube or link up on a cycling journey that takes in other countries. You can also cycle between the classic cities of Vienna and Salzburg – or Prague in the Czech Republic. Our range of cycle tours in Austria also combines cycling with hiking on a multi-activity adventure.
Many of our walking and cycling holidays in Italy are suitable for families. We even have dedicated Family Adventures in Austria. Family friendly trips are marked as such in the Trip Activity on each trip page. Learn more about our Family Adventures.
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Self guided walk exploring the peaks and passes of Austria's stunning Lake District. Enjoy historic Hallstatt, one of the worlds most beautiful lakeside towns, and witness unrivalled views of the Hoher Dachstein