For picture-perfect landscapes coupled with an acute sense of tradition, look no further than our walking holidays in Austria. The local communities here have kept many of their old customs: the high pastures are still farmed, prize-winning Austrian cheeses are made in the mountains and traditional Austrian dress is often worn. Quaint refuges, cafés, restaurants and bars are dotted around the mountains and in the hamlets and villages, providing welcome refreshments during our walking holidays in Austria – as well as delicious cakes and strudels…
For many people, walking holidays in the Austrian Tyrol typify the best of the Alps: dramatic scenery with jagged, snow-capped mountains towering above lush, flower-filled meadows, and picturesque villages where geraniums spill brightly from the balconies of rustic wooden chalets. Of course, those same mountains are covered in glorious snow in winter, making Austria a superb destination for winter walking too!
Heading just a few hours east, the Austrian lakes offer an equally glorious mix of valley views, secluded beaches and local life. On rest days, the opportunities are endless – whether you want to try your hand at exhilarating water sports or meander through nearby fairy-tale cities, our walking holidays in Austria offer an unbeatable experience for everyone.
Walking Holidays in Austria
8 DaysfromCAD 2,545
Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)
Fabulous scenery and a choice of activities including walking or cycling
Our awe-inspiring Austria trips range from eight to nine days, giving you plenty of time to soak up your serene surroundings. In some you’ll settle down in the same hand-picked hotel throughout, while in others you’ll make your way from base to base – with our team taking care of your luggage transfers of course.
Are your walking holidays in Austria guided?
If you’re setting out on our walking tour in the Austrian Tyrol, you’ll be guided every step of the way by one of our expert local guides. They’re more than route-finders however – you’ll hear fascinating insights into the region and its traditions, while ticking off the best local hideouts along the way. Leaving for the lakes? Our self-guided options include detailed kilometre-by-kilometre notes to keep you company on routes that have been tried and tested by our experts.
Book your Austrian walking holiday today!
Whether you’re looking for activity-packed adventures, opportunities for sightseeing or relaxing rest days in a luxury pool and wellness centre, our walking holidays in Austria have got it all. If you’d like to customise one of our trips to make it that extra bit special, we’ll try our best to make it happen.
Group of 16, with 12/4 f/m split, aged late 40s to late 60s. Trip is accurately rated on the Exodus scale – so some fairly stretching treks mixed with highly enjoyable steep sections. Everybody got round with no significant difficulty. Weather in mid-March was really nice – pretty warm at times by day but mostly ideal, and chilly but nothing more dramatic than that at night even at higher camps. Lovely inclusive group chemistry with non-stop chatter. Food is terrific – really quite something for a field kitchen. Just when the idea of another tagine is becoming a little less inspirational then along comes Berber omelette with chips to die for. In general camp life is a bit cushier than the notes might suggest – toilet obviously pretty basic but you learn to adapt. Tents are snug but no trouble sleeping after days like that. And the final day has an optional hamam visit in Taroudant – do not even consider turning it down – it’s the real thing, and not the flaky tourist version elsewhere. A glorious experience.
I already submitted a review form and won’t add to the comments made there. But I realsied that I wasn’t prompted to say anything about the two hotels we stayed in (or maybe I missed that). These were: Edom Hotel (Wadi Musa / Petra). This was really excellent. Clean, efficient, well-placed and a pleasure to visit. I have no idea why it is only described as “comfortable” rather than being given a deserved 4* rating. The only minor downisde was no bottled water in rooms. Days Inn Hotel Amman. Well, at least the staff are nice and we got bottled water in the rooms! But in other respects it is poor and certainly not deserving of a 4* rating. Everything is tatty, the corridors and rooms – despite being notionally non-smoking – reek of cigarette smoke (this applied to two visits and two different rooms a week apart) and, on our second visit, the bath had not been cleaned – there was a wet pile of hair in the middle of it. I am sure that Amman can do better than this for the same money.