Travel Guide Austria Long-distance hikes
  • Fernwanderweg E5 von Oberstdorf nach Meran
    Fernwanderweg E5 von Oberstdorf nach Meran Photo: Stefan Premer, Aktiv am Berg

Long-distance hikes in Austria

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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:
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Discover the best long-distance hikes in Austria

moderate
210.2 km
93:00 h
7664 m
7663 m
The hiking trail leads more than 200 km through the most beautiful regions of the scenic Oberallgäu: from the hilly countryside around Kempten, the ...
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from Julia Grimm,   Outdooractive Editors
Long-Distance Hiking · Donau-Niederösterreich

Wachau World Heritage Trail 01: Krems - Dürnstein

easy
12.4 km
4:30 h
345 m
344 m
From Krems to Dürnstein you are walking through the historic quarters of Krems and Stein, ensembles of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings ...
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from Wachau Nibelungengau-Kremstal,   Donau Niederösterreich - Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal
difficult Multistage route
173.9 km
36:00 h
8353 m
9040 m
The classic alpine crossing: 6-day tour on the route E5 from Oberstdorf to Meran through the beautiful alpine terrain.
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from Julia Gebauer,   Outdooractive Editors
Long-Distance Hiking · Donau-Niederösterreich

Wachau World Heritage Trail 06: Maria Laach - Aggsbach Markt

easy
7.1 km
2:00 h
88 m
470 m
Around 7 kilometers distance between Maria Laach (Jauerling plateau) with its meadows and via estate „Schleinkhof“ down to Aggsbach Markt at the ...
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from Wachau Nibelungengau-Kremstal,   Donau Niederösterreich - Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal
Long-Distance Hiking · Schladming-Dachstein

3-day-tour: Klafferkessel

difficult
22.2 km
10:00 h
1699 m
1701 m
Klafferkessel tour is filled with many experiences. With the 3-day-tour you can take all the time you need and take in the wonderful nature along ...
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from Gerhard Pilz,   Tourismusverband Schladming
Long-Distance Hiking · Alpenregion Bludenz

Lechweg - from the source to the fall (1st stage)

moderate
14.3 km
3:30 h
59 m
494 m
This easy long-distance hiking trail is the first section of the 125 km long Lechweg. The 14km long trail leads along the Lech past the Capricorn ...
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from Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH,   Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH

Mitterkirchen – Grein Stage

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.

Wachau World Heritage Trail 03: Weißenkirchen - Spitz

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.

Donausteig Stage 1_N03 Niederranna – Obermühl "Through the wonders of the Schlögener Schlinge"

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.

Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen

STAGE 10:   LÄNGENFELD –> Winkelbergsee –> Wurzbergalm –> Köfels –> Arzwinkel –> UMHAUSEN

Wachau World Heritage Trail 02: Dürnstein - Weißenkirchen

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“.

Donausteig Stage 3_N07 Linz - Steyregg: „Summit assault in the Linzer Basin“

The Donausteig-simply fabulous! Summit assault onto the Pfenningberg (mountain) - one of the seven Danube climbing summits!

Nibelungengau long distance trail 3: Marbach - Maria Taferl

Enjoy the silence of the untouched nature of Steinbachklamm (gorge). Up in Maria Taferl great views of the Danube valley and the Nibelungengau await you.

Wachau World Heritage Trail 05: Mühldorf - Maria Laach

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.

Panorama Trail 100 - stages south of the River Enns

A hiking enjoyment pure is expecting you at the Panoramaweg 100. A loop hiking trail  on the left or on the right-hand side of the Enns, with a length of 117 km and at an altitude from 700m to 1300m.

Wachau World Heritage Trail 04: Spitz - Mühldorf

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.

Panorama Trail 100 - stages north of the River Enns

A hiking enjoyment pure is expecting you at the Panoramaweg 100. A loop hiking trail  on the left or on the right-hand side of the Enns, with a length of 117 km and at an altitude from 700m to 1300m.

Wachau World Heritage Trail 14: Mautern - Krems

Roman ruins, the glory of Renaissance and Baroque, gothic monasteries and churches, culinary fine dining, and picturesque old towns are part of this tour from Mautern to Krems.

Donausteig Stage 1_N01 Passau - Obernzell „Through the Bavarian valley into the Danube Valley"

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.

Grossarl: 2-days-hiking-tour on the summits to the Grossarltal

2-days tour from the northernmost mountain hut in the valley to the village center of Grossarl.
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Höfe Trail – stage 1: Hollbruck – St Oswald – Kartitsch

Hike from farm to farm in Tyrol’s Gailtal valley
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Höfe Trail – stage 3: Obertilliach – Untertilliach – Wacht

Hike from farm to farm in Tyrol’s Gail Valley
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Höfe Trail – stage 2: Kartitsch – Obertilliach

Hike from farm to farm in Tyrol’s Gail Valley

Wachau World Heritage Trail 07: Aggsbach Markt - Emmersdorf

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. 

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