Austria

Description

Hohe Tauern - by Henk Nouws Thinking of Austria evokes images of the Alps and trekking from hut to hut. Many mountain groups have their own "Höhenweg", high altitude hut to hut trail.

Less well known are the 10 Austrian long distance hiking trails. These trails cross all the country's majestic mountain ranges - Ötztal, Zillertal, Stubaier Alps, Hohe Tauern - but also pass through more pastoral and less touristic regions of Austria. Sometimes the trails coincide with European long distance trails.

Don't be mistaken: Austrian long distance trails are not for the feeble. Time and again the trails mean serious business, including glaciers and short stretches of scrambling on rocks (maximum Grade II). To complete a trail on foot can easily take several months. Varying in length from 400 to 1300 km, and combined with the considerable differences in altitude, these trails pose challenges to be reckoned with. So, compared to the French GR's, the Austrian long distance trails are on another level altogether. Make sure you master all skills of walking in high mountains: techniques of orientation, gear, surefootedness, stamina.

To keep hikers happy, after all we are hiking for fun, Austria has taken excellent care of lodging, food and drink. Wherever you go up into the mountains, you will find well managed huts, offering a comfortable bed, beer, and top meals you will never find down the valleys: all purely natural and 100% homemade. More than merely an overnight stay, this is enjoying!

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Map

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Trails

Regions

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Mountains

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guide on walking in Austria by Kev Reynolds. 101 routes, day walks and multi-day treks are described, alongside classic hut-to-hut tours. In ten sections by district across the Eastern Alps of Austria, with full information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety issues, plus full details of 135 Austrian mountain huts. Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Alpenvereinskarte 10/2 Hochkönig/Hagengebirge - - wandelkaart Oostenrijk |
  • De beste en meest gedetailleerde kaarten van met name de Oostenrijkse alpen: wandelroutes zijn naar zwaarte onderscheidend gemarkeerd, gletsjeroverschrijdingen staan aangegeven en de verschillende soorten hutten ingetekend. Met als ondergrond de topografische kaarten bieden ze een schat aan informatie voor elke beginnende en gevorderde... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wienviertel West - Leiser Berge - Stockerau - Hollabrunn
  • Map No. WK015, Wienviertel West - Leiser Berge - Stockerau - Hollabrunn, in a series of outdoor leisure maps from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, plus other tourist information including GPS waypoints, huts and refuges, local bus stops, etc. The maps have contours at 100-metre intervals in the mountainous areas (50 metres... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mostviertel - Strudengau - Donauland - Amstetten - Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs - Steyr
  • Map No. WK052, Mostviertel - Strudengau - Donauland - Amstetten - Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs - Steyr, in a series of outdoor leisure maps from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, plus other tourist information including GPS waypoints, huts and refuges, local bus stops, etc. The maps have contours at 100-metre intervals in the mountainous... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hochschwab - Aflenz - Wildalpen - Salzatal
  • Map No. WK5041, Hochschwab - Aflenz - Wildalpen - Salzatal, in a series of outdoor leisure maps from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, plus other tourist information including GPS waypoints, huts and refuges, local bus stops, etc. The maps have contours at 100-metre intervals in the mountainous areas (50 metres elsewhere),... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mostviertel - Mariazeller Land - Vienna Woods Cycling Map
  • Mostviertel - Mariazeller Land - Vienna Woods Cycling Map at 1:100,000 in a cycling series from Freytag & Berndt covering Austria on two types of maps: route maps for the main long-distance cycling trails and detailed recreational maps overprinted with a network of local cycling routes for exploring the countryside by bike.LONG-DISTANCE CYCLE... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Biedermeiertal - Gutenstein
  • Map No. WK5012, Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Biedermeiertal - Gutenstein, in a series of outdoor leisure maps from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, plus other tourist information including GPS waypoints, huts and refuges, local bus stops, etc. The maps have contours at 100-metre intervals in the mountainous areas (50 metres... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Attersee - Mondsee - Wolfgangsee
  • Map No. WK5282, Attersee - Mondsee - Wolfgangsee, in a series of outdoor leisure maps from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, plus other tourist information including GPS waypoints, huts and refuges, local bus stops, etc. The maps have contours at 100-metre intervals in the mountainous areas (50 metres elsewhere), shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Graz and Environs
  • Map No. WK133, Graz & Environs, in a series of outdoor leisure maps from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, plus other tourist information including GPS waypoints, huts and refuges, local bus stops, etc. The maps have contours at 100-metre intervals in the mountainous areas (50 metres elsewhere), shading and graphic relief. An... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Carinthia Cycling Atlas
  • 1700km of cycling routes around the mountains and the lakes of Carinthia in southern Austria presented at 1:100,000 by Verlag Esterbauer with essential information on accommodation, repair facilities, etc. All the text is in GERMAN only but extensive map legend includes English, as shown on our sample image.Esterbauer Read more
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Walking holidays

Te Voet
Belgium
Te Voet
Belgium
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Stodertal
  • Verstopt in het groene Stodertal ligt het aangenaam comfortabele Poppengut dat garant staat voor enkele dagen volledige ontspanning. Het hotel hoort bij de keten van Wanderhotels en de eigenaar Herbert Kniewasser is dan ook een fervent wandelaar en kan u alles vertellen over de omgeving. De beschreven wandelingen variëren van licht tot... Read more
Te Voet
Belgium
Te Voet
Belgium
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Stubaital
  • Actieve vakantie in een dal vol sportieve mogelijkheden. Leer je vrienden op een andere manier kennen in de wereld van het hooggebergte: per mountainbike, slingerend en klimmend in het grote adventurepark en op een raft door de spectaculaire Imster-Schlucht. Als toefje op de taart is er een stevige 3-daagse huttentrektocht nabij de Stubaier... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Stubaital
  • Actieve bergwandelvakantie in een dal vol sportieve mogelijkheden met een unieke en stevige 4-daagse huttentocht nabij de Stubaier gletsjer, de Wilde Wasser Weg volgend. De overige dagen verkent u vanuit een heerlijk hotel het Stubaital en de rustige zijdalen. Via kabelbanen kunt u ook op grotere hoogten wandelingen maken. Maar ook uitdagende... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Stubaital
  • Vanuit een vriendelijk hotel verkent u de afwisselende bergwereld van het Stubaital in het hart van Tirol. Afwisselende wandelingen, over alpenweiden, door frisse hellingbossen, en diep het ruige hooggebergte in naar de gletsjers van Stubaier Alpen. 's Avonds genieten van sauna, zwembad of stoombad. Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Saalachtal
  • Tijdens deze wandelvakantie in het Saalachtal wandelt u door het lieflijke bergland in het westen van het Salzburgerland, bekend om zijn ´klammen´, smalle kloven die door beekjes zijn uitgesleten in de hier voorkomende zachte kalksteen. Door deze klammen zijn spectaculaire paden aangelegd. Daarnaast passeert u bloemrijke almen, fraaie... Read more
Te Voet
Belgium
  • Door het Stubaital op sneeuwschoenen - OOSTENRIJK
  • dagelijks vertrek mogelijk tussen 16/01 en 03/03/2015 begeleide tochten zijn gegarandeerd vanaf 2 deelnemers programma in overleg met de lokale gids - afhankelijk van uw verwachtingen vanuit gastvrij ***-hotel met wellnessfaciliteiten Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Lungau
  • Deze wandelroute leidt u door de vriendelijke Lungau, een gebied met verhoudingsgewijs veel zon, dankzij de ligging in de luwte van het Tauern massief. De wandelingen van gasthof naar gasthof zijn niet lang of zwaar, maar u kunt elke dag (optioneel) een bergtop beklimmen of een zwaardere route kiezen. Voor elk wat wils. Omdat u elke dag een... Read more
Te Voet
Belgium
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  • tracks&trails 2013-06-25 11:32:07
  • Dutch expats interested in climbing and hiking
  • Hello there!

    We are working on a pilot program about climbing and hiking to be shot in Tannheim and we are looking for Dutch expats who would be interested in participating.

    If there is anybody willing to do it, please write to jazmin@crossriver.nl.

    Thank you in advance!

    Jazmin
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  • Darryl 2012-12-16 08:56:28
  • An Australian coming to hike in Tyrol needs your help!
  • Hi everyone,

    My girlfriend and I are coming to Tyrol, Austria to hike in the Alps from Jun 27th-30th, 2013. But we have no idea about the area, and the suitability of trails, so I thought I might ask around Traildino for guidance.

    Can anyone recommend a trail or particular region in relation to the following details:

    1. We stay the night in Innsbruck, 26th June, before commencing hike on the 27th.
    2. We intend to spend three nights, in three different alpine huts (27th, 28th, 29th) before leaving for Munich by train (30th).
    3. We are young, fit and healthy, and look forward to the exercise of the trail. But we are not professional hikers with equipment.
    4. We enjoy spectacular scenery, wondrous mountains and high altitude.

    Thanks in advance. Love and peace xoxox.
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  • Silverlaker 2012-09-09 23:25:50
  • Dachstein Salzkammertgut 8 day circular route
  • I am looking for information on this hike. Most of the info I find is in German. I planning to do this hike in September of 2013. I would like route suggestions and accommodation info. I am open to making this hike longer if possible. Can anyone help me?
    • Henk Nouws 2012-09-11 12:19:56
    • Check Openstreetmap for some route suggestions:
      http://hiking.lonvia.de/en/?zoom=11&lat=47.68239&lon=13.61483
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