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Walking Holidays in Austria

Austria is justifiably famous for its stunning Alpine scenery. All of our wonderful walking adventures take place in the absolutely stunning "Lake District of Austria", the world famous Salzkammergut region, the favourite destination of former Emperors and Empresses and "Sound of Music" country too. The wonderful combination of the mountains of the Alps, scenic lakes and historical, traditional towns and villages of the Salzkammergut afford a breathtaking back-drop to a wide variety of walking opportunities.

To plan your ideal Austria walking trip, contact a specialist trekking consultant today.

Further below on this page, you can click through to specific self-guided walking holiday itineraries in Austria.

Austria is justifiably famous for its stunning Alpine scenery. All of our wonderful walking adventures take place in the absolutely stunning "Lake District of Austria", the world famous Salzkammergut region. The wonderful combination of the mountains of the Alps, scenic lakes and historical towns and villages of the Salzkammergut provide a breath-taking backdrop for a wide variety of walking opportunities. The terrain varies from rolling hills and easy lakeside trails to rugged, steep mountain ranges.

"The Dachstein Circuit was one of the best walking and hiking trips we've ever been on. In addition to the superb quality and variety of the walking, staying with a farming family and drinking schnapps made from pine cones from the forest outside is something we'll remember for a long time!" Nicholas Stewart, Dachstein Alpine Trek

Walks Worldwide offers a range of trips to Austria, each with varying degrees of difficulty. Trek into the realms of jagged peaks and glaciers over the impressive Dachstein Massif for a more challenging hike, follow less demanding lakeside trails interspersed with charming villages or enjoy a balance of moderate to demanding walks over mountain passes, across meadows and plateaux and down to panoramic lakeside scenery. Accommodation is in charming, comfortable inns and guesthouses with the opportunity to stay in dormitory-style Alpine Lodges, or enjoy superb 4* hotels on our In Style trip.

The best time of year to visit Austria is from May to September ? Austrian summers are reliably warm but not overpowering, and the Alpine region will be slightly cooler.

Holiday ideas for Holidays to Austria in Austria

Alpine Splendour | 8 days | From £593

Walking Holidays in Austria - Self-Guided - Alpine Splendour | 8 days | From £593

A trekking holiday with longer walks amongst the resplendent scenery of Austria's Lake District.

Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade B/C - Moderate/Demanding

Dachstein Alpine trek | 12 days | From £967

Walking Holidays in Austria - Self-Guided - Experts Choice - Dachstein Alpine trek | 12 days | From £967

Our ultimate Austrian Alpine walking holiday experience. A trek around and over the spectacular Dachstein.

Experts' Choice Walking Holiday Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade C - Demanding

Lakes and Alps - In Style | 8 days | From £989

Walking Holidays in Austria - Self-Guided - Superior - Lakes and Alps - In Style | 8 days | From £989

Atmospheric walking, 4* Hotels, grandiose scenery, lakes and Alps.

Superior Collection Walking Holiday Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade B - Moderate
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Grades Explained

Grade A - Easy - Easy
Grade B - Moderate - Moderate
Grade C - Demanding - Demanding
Grade D - Strenuous - Strenuous
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