Self-guided hiking in Austria is a dream. The trail systems in the Austrian Alps are all meticulously maintained and well signed. Peaceful trails will lead you through the high limestone alps to stunning lakeside villages.
Ryder-Walker offers three self-guided hiking tours in Austria. The High Peaks of Bavaria and Tyrol trek takes you to the culturally rich mountain region in Bavaria, which straddles the border between Germany and Austria circumnavigating the impressive Zugspitze – the highest peak in Germany. The Heart of Austria trek takes you to the idyllic lake valleys of the Salzkammergut region above Salzburg. This hiking tour in Austria is an absolute classic which includes highlights such as multiple overnights in a historic hunting lodge turned hotel and a day hiking on the limestone massif above the village of Hallstatt. Finally, our Mozart Alpine Lakes Walk picks a more gentle route through the Salzkammergut, leaving extra time to enjoy the beaches and charm of the lakeside villages on the shores of the Wolfgangsee and Hallstattersee.
Self Guided Tours: Austria
Your journey begins in the charming town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Garmisch, located on the west side of town and Partenkirchen on the east side, evolved as separate towns, and still maintain somewhat separate identities, in spite of the modern hyphenated name. This is often overlooked by visitors, but the locals will point out subtleties, such as the color of the stitching on one’s lederhosen, ...View Trip Details
The hiking on our Austria: Mozart Alpine Lakes Walk is some of Ryder-Walker’s most gentle. Many of the hikes follow either pilgrim’s routes, which have been well traveled for centuries, or the historic Salzkammergut Salt Trail. Much of the hiking here follows the idyllic shores of the Wolfgangsee and Hallstättersee, as well as a charming section out of Bad Ischl along the river Traun. Highlights ...View Trip Details
This is an exploration of the Lake District found around Salzburg, one of Europe’s most amazing cities. The Dachstein is the northernmost high limestone range in the Alps. It is characterized by beautiful verdant valleys, brilliant blue lakes, and towering peaks with cascading glaciers. These attributes earned it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The villages have been inhabited, in some ...View Trip Details
Our Wilder Kaiser trek follows mellow trails traversing the landscape along Austria’s famous Wilder Kaiser mountains. The literal translation of Wilder Kaiser is Wild Emperor, which seems fitting for such a rugged range of peaks. You follow the entire Wilder Kaiser range from west to east, along the sunny south side, Südwand. Along the way, you encounter idyllic alpine villages, family-owned huts, ...View Trip Details
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