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Active Holidays in Austria

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.

View all self guided walking holidays in Austria.

View all guided walking holidays in Austria.

Cycling Holidays in Austria

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.

View all self guided cycling holidays in Austria.

View all guided cycling holidays in Austria.

Active Family Adventures in Austria

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.


Browse our range of cycling & walking trips in Austria

introductory to moderate  |  6 days
A spectacular cycle through four countries from the Grisons in Switzerland to Lake Constance in Germany
introductory to moderate  |  9 days
A sensational ride from the Grisons in Switzerland via Lake Constance in Germany to Basel on the Swiss/French border
moderate  |  8 days
Discover the enchanting lakes and villages of the spectacular Salzkammergut region by bike staying in charming hotels
moderate  |  8 days
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
moderate  |  9 days
Experience the very best of the Austrian Lakes district by bike and on foot
moderate to challenging  |  8 days
Enjoy stunning hikes in Salzkammergut, the spectacular Austrian Lakes District
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
A stunning ride from high in the Austrian Alps down along historical trade routes towards Shakespeare's Verona in Italy
introductory to moderate  |  5 days
Cycle past Austrian castles, Benedictine monasteries and ancestral vineyards en route to Vienna
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle the enchanting Greenways trail connecting the Czech Republic and Austria
moderate  |  8 days
Guided cycling along the beautiful Greenways trail connecting the Czech Republic and Austria
moderate to challenging  |  12 days
An inspiring traverse around Dachstein Mountain (2995m), the highest peak in the stunning Salzkammergut lakes district of Austria
moderate  |  14 days
Cycle along the Danube River, across three European borders, from Passau to the romantic city of Budapest
Introductory  |  8 days
An exciting family cycling adventure along a flat, traffic free section of the Danube River
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Journey by bike and river cruise through Austria and Hungary along the mighty Danube
introductory to moderate  |  15 days
Travel the Danube between Passau in Germany and the Iron Gates National Park on the Romanian Serbian border by bike and river cruise
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Walk through Austria's picturesque Wachau Valley along the mighty Danube River
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle from Vienna via Bratislava to Budapest along the scenice Danube Cycle Path
moderate  |  7 days
Be enthralled by high mountains, deep gorges and alpine peaks as you cycle from the famed Olympic ski town of Innsbruck in Austria to the capital of Germany's Bavaria region to
moderate  |  10 days
Ascend high passes of the Austrian Alps on foot and journey along picturesque valleys by bike
moderate to challenging  |  5 days
Cycle through three countries in three days around Lake Constance
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
A circular cycle of Lake Constance through three countries against the backdrop of the Alps with a side trip to the magnificent Rhine Falls
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle through the stunning Bavarian countryside en route to the music inspired Austrian town of Salzburg
moderate to challenging  |  6 days
Cycle along the Danube in four days from the medieval German town of Passau to the Austrian capital, Vienna
introductory to moderate  |  9 days
Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle from Salzburg in the picturesque Austrian Lakes District to Vienna via the Danube River valley
introductory to moderate  |  7 days
A family tour discovering the lakes, villages and adventure theme parks of the spectacular Salzkammergut region by bike
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the highlights of the Danube from Passau to Vienna and Bratislava by bike and boat
Challenging  |  7 days
An exhilarating hike from Bavaria through the Wetterstein and Karwendel Mountain ranges to Innsbruck
moderate  |  8 days
Discover the dramatic scenery of the Berchtesgaden National Park and Lake Königssee in the Bavarian Alps on foot
moderate  |  8 days
Discover warm hospitality and the dramatic scenery of the Bavarian Alps
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