Walking in Austria

Our Top Picks For Walking in Austria

Read our guide to walking in Austria and discover our favourite spots for scenic strolls and unforgettable moments.

Walking in Austria

Sole-Stirring Alpine Walks

Walking in Austria is like diving into a storybook landscape. Imagine yourself strolling through picturesque flower meadows, stumbling upon traditional Tyrolean hamlets along the way.

There are a staggering 24,000 kilometres of marked walking trails just waiting to be explored. You’ll be surrounded by an never-ending maze of peaks, valleys, and lakes.

Get ready for scenery so cinematic, it could give Hollywood a run for its money. This is nature’s red carpet, where mountains, valleys and sparkling lakes take the leading roles. No special effects needed.


Best Walking Resorts in Austria

We've mapped out the must-visit spots for an unforgettable walking experience. Let these resorts waltz you off your feet...

Seefeld: Walks For All - Family, Strolls and Summits

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Discover Seefeld, the picturesque mountain village on Tyrol's high plateau. Once a humble farming village, it now offers a vibrant summer atmosphere with open-air concerts and food festivals. Unwind in the town's multiple spas for a truly relaxing break. Whether it's family walks, leisurely strolls, or challenging summit climbs, this resort has something for everyone.

Our Recommended Walks 

Wildmoos and Mösern Lake

Experience the beauty of Wildmoos and Mösern Lake on an easy and scenic hike. This easy walk will take you through picturesque woodlands, starting from Mösern Lake near Seefeld. Along the way, you'll be treated to the enchanting sight of the Lottensee, a stunning periodical lake. As you make your way back, be prepared for excellent views of the Inn valley. With plenty of huts along the route, you can take refreshing breaks and enjoy local refreshments.

Duration: 3 Hours

Gleirschklamm Gorge

This moderate walk takes you through the beautiful Isaw Valley. It offers stunning glacial water views however,  you’ll have to tread carefully as the path through the gorge requires sure-footedness. After exploring the gorge, follow the Hochwaldweg back to Scharnitz, where you’ll see stunning panoramic vistas.

Duration: 4 hours


Saalbach & Hinterglemm: Walk, Explore & Unwindwalking in austria

Discover the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation in Saalbach and Hinterglemm. Feel the rush of adrenaline with extreme sports, 400 kilometers of walking trails, and biking routes for all levels. And when it's time to unwind, have a lounge in the hammocks along the 'wellness trail' or enjoy local treats at one of the 40 mountain huts. It's the best of both worlds in one incredible destination.

Our Recommended Walks

Alpine Herb Trail

Channel your inner herbalist and set off on a leisurely stroll along the Alpine Herb Trail. Keep your eyes peeled for nature’s little wonders and prepare to be amazed by the scenic views. With over 200 different herbs and alpine flowers lining the path, this trail is an enchanting walk through nature’s very own apothecary. You’ll finish this walk with a whole new appreciation for the plant kingdom and a repertoire of herbal trivia to impress your friends at dinner.

Duration: 40 minutes

Forest Wellness Trail

Experience the ultimate relaxation on the Forest Wellness Trail. This easy and calming walk is a leisurely stroll through the ancient forest at Reiterkogel in Hinterglemm. The forest is over 200 years old and is home to more than 1,000 spruce trees. Along the trail, you’ll find serene spots for yoga, a forest library to explore, picnic areas and cosy hammocks and sun loungers to relax in.

Duration: 20 minutes


Walking in Kitzbühel:Timeless Charm & Vibrant Culture

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Get ready to fall in love with Kitzbühel, the Tyrolean town that’s bursting with charm. Picture yourself strolling along its vibrant streets, lined with colourful buildings, savouring tasty food at one of its cosy pavement cafes, and browsing its designer boutiques. However, it isn’t all style and shopping, Kitzbuhel is a paradise for outdoor lovers too. With over 1,000 kilometres of marked walking trails, there is so much to explore. It’s prime location between Innsbruck and Salzburg makes it the perfect hub for exploring the wider region.

Our Recommended Walks

Lake Schwarzee

Discover the enchanting Lake Schwarzee, a hidden gem located in a picturesque natural woodland. A leisurely 30 minute walk will lead you to this beautiful lake where you can take a dip in its clean waters or treat yourself to a boat ride. For those seeking a longer walk, you’ll have the option to take a 1-2 hour walk around the entire lake. Take your time to take in the breath-taking views, capture memorable moments, and connect with the great outdoors.

Duration: 2 Hours

Kitzbüheler Horn

Take a scenic walk to Kitzbüheler Horn, where beautiful panoramic views await. Hop on the Alpenhaus cable car and from there, you’ll begin your ascent with a lovely stroll through the Alpine flower garden. Make sure you take a moment to appreciate the beauty of these alpine treasures before continuing your ascent. Once you’ve reached the Gipfelhaus Alm, you’ll be presented with stunning panoramic vistas of the Kitzbüheler Alps and Hohen Tauern National Park. 

Duration: 2 Hours

Walking in Ischgl: High Alpine Wonders in a Stunning Valley

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Escape to the peaceful resort of Ischgl, located in the picturesque Paznaun Valley and surrounded by the majestic Silvretta mountains. While this Tyolean gem is famous for its lively ski season, it undergoes a charming transformation in the summer months. We love its low-key village atmosphere, where you can unwind and enjoy weekly brass band concerts and delightful Tyrolean evenings. 

For those seeking more active pursuits, Ischgl is also a haven for adventurous walkers seeking high alpine trails. With an extensive network of trails and magnificent peaks reaching heights of nearly 3,000 metres, this resort is a haven for outdoor lovers. Whether you’re up for a challenging walk or a leisurely stroll, Ischgl has trails for all.

Our Recommended Walks

Zeinisjoch to Lake Weigensee

This peaceful walk starts in the charming village of Galtür, where the path gradually ascends, offering beautiful views along the way. Don’t forget to stop at the Zeinisjoch mountain alm for even more breath-taking scenery. Finally, you’ll reach the sparkling Lake Weigensee, surrounded my beautiful mountain peaks.

Duration: 3 hours

Fimbatal to Heldelberger Hut

This full day walk takes you through the stunning Fimbatal valley to the renowned Heidelberger Hut. Starting from the Ischgl church, you’ll walk though one of the most picturesque and untouched regions of Paznaun. Along the way you’ll encounter rare Alpine Flora - a snap worthy moment. Once at the Heidelberger Hut, you can indulge in delicious award-winning cuisine.

Duration: Full day


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✔️ New: enjoy two guided walks per week in selected resorts*.

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Terms and Conditions

**Up to two guided walks per week are included in the following resorts: Mayrhofen, Seefeld, Saalbach & HinterglemmChamonixMorzineLimone, Merano, SelvaKranjska GoraGrindelwaldWengen, Zermatt, Funchal and CaniçoAll walks are subject to availability of local guides, weather conditions and maximum numbers. Where we cannot confirm your preferred option in resort, we will endeavour to offer an alternative subject to the above conditions. 

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