Fernwanderweg E5 von Oberstdorf nach Meran
Photo: Stefan Premer, Aktiv am Berg
Long-distance hikes in Austria
In total there are about 2,121 long-distance hikes for you to discover within the region of Austria. To get a first glimpse of what’s awaiting outdoor enthusiasts like you in Austria, we created a short highlight list:
The Donausteig - simply fabulous! Summit assault onto the Gobelwarte - one of the seven Donausteig-peaks. We are moving from the plains of fertile Machland over the promising Gobelwarte into the narrow Donaukerbtal (valley) of the Strudengaus.
From Weißenkirchen to Spitz your way leads through the impressive heart oft he Wachau stone terraces and vineyards. The wine growers villages of Weißenkirchen and Spitz invite you to rest and enjoy the wine of the area.
The Donausteig-Simply amazing! At this stage we walk from the forested Niederranna Donauengtal (valley) over the rural Mühlviertler high plateau to the center of the deeply buried Schlögener Donauschlinge and then along the meandering River Danube to Obermühl.
On your walking tour from Dürnstein to Weißenkirchen almost 17 kilometers long you probably find the most popular ruin in Austria. Also including a wonderful rock and forest landscape around Dürnstein and great views as well as the famous wine terraces with vineyards named „Klaus“ and „Achleiten“.
From Mühdorf to Maria Laach you are walking through a beautiful landscape in nature park Jauerling the highest mountain in the Danube area. Wonderful scenic views, the highest vineyards and the nature park house including the Wachau terrace, make this tour to an unforgettable experience.
Through the imposing side valley of the Wachau called Spitzer Graben the panoramic way leads from Spitz to Mühldorf. Starting at the Wachau area and ending the stage at the southern part of the wood quarter of Lawer Austria.
Donausteig-simply fabulous! This stage leads us from the tri-river city of Passau first across the high plateau of the Bavarian Forest, then through the original forest flank of the Donauleiten to Obernzell on the Danube.
The Jauerling plateau its villages, belltowers, panoramic views and the secluded small castle like church to Gossam are parts of this diverting hiking tour on the Wachau World Heritage Trail from Aggsbach Markt to Emmersdorf.