Den Bergsommer auf den Gipfeln der Hochkar-Region mit der ganzen Familie genießen.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
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Relaxation for body, mind and soul

Hiking at the skisport resorts

Over hill and dale through high-alpine terrain

The most beautiful mountains and resorts of Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol merit being explored on foot. You think so too? Then pack your hiking boots, your breathable sports outfit and some snacks – and then go ahead and visit nature’s most stunning treasures! 

One hiking trail after another and one natural setting more breathtaking than the next. High summits, crystal-clear mountain air, lush green meadows, a colourful variety of flowers and burbling streams … Do we need to say more to make you crave a hiking tour through the summery skisport resorts? From Lower Austria to Tyrol and past the country’s borders, there are plenty of mountain highlights for true summer joy. 

Have a seat at the sun decks of the rustic mountain huts and savour a delicious Brettljause (snack platter with cold cuts and cheeses) and a bubbly cold drink! 

family hiking in summer in the region Hochficht
Break at the summit cross in the Hochficht region.  | © Weissenbrunner
resting place at the Kasbergalm lake  | © Almtal-Bergbahnen
cows on the hiking paths at Kasberg | © Almtal-Bergbahnen
Die Wanderregion bietet zahlreiche Wanderrouten für jeden Wandertyp, egal ob Anfänger oder Profi.
Den schönen Panoramablick im Sommer am Grossglockner genießen.
Auf den Graden dem nächsten Gipfel entgegen.
Einer kurzen Abkühlung beim Wandern steht nichts im Weg.
Beim Spaziergang um den See in Hinterstoder erwartet euch ein traumhafter Ausblick auf die Alpen.
Cooling off at the Schafkogelsee for the whole family in Hinterstoder | © TVB Roebl
Ein traumhafter Panoramaausblick vom Hochkar.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
Das wohlverdiente Frühstück am Berg genießen.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
Von der Bärenhütte einen traumhaften Ausblick auf den Walchsee genießen.
Family having snack with view after hike in Kössen
Mit dem Gondel auch im Sommer auf den Berg.
Eine malerische Kulisse in der Region Savognin.
Den Bergsommer in Savognin mit der ganzen Familie genießen.
Ein traumhafter Ausblick auf den Stubwieswipfel.
Traumhafte Panoramablicke erwarten euch im Wandergebiet der Wurzeralm.
panoramic view at the Speichersee
Ein Berghighlight in der Naturerlebniswelt Wurzeralm genießen. | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Erber
Ein Herbstwanderung mit der gesamten Familie am Ötscher genießen.  | © Faschingleitner Peter

Hiking routes for every taste

For mountaineers and fans of scenic views

Countless kilometres of hiking trails as well as numerous lift facilities equal endless wonderful experiences for you and your loved ones. Experienced mountaineer, active or leisure hiker or family excursionist: The mountain world of offers the perfect summery route for every taste. From short to long distance, from steep to flat and suitable for baby pushchairs: The summits and pastures can be reached on foot. And all summery mountain experiences in Austria, Switzerland or South Tyrol impress hikers with breathtaking scenic views. 

So, get the perfect lift ticket for your high-altitude adventure and add another picture to your collection of holiday snapshots! 

For fans of scenic views – 360-degree Skytour on the Hochkar

Lower Austria’s highest located scenic view platform

The first step is to take the cable car up to the secondary summit of the Hochkar. You’ll float leisurely all the way up and after a few minutes on foot, you’ll reach an altitude of 1,760 metres. That’s where they are waiting for you: a 60-metre suspension bridge and a 900-metre circular hike to the scenic-view platform. The Skywalk juts out 8.5 metres and allows for an amazing 360-degree view of more than a hundred 2,000-metre summits. Spectacular, fantastic and definitely perfect for fans of scenic views! 

By the way: The Hochkar holds several hiking routes and unforgettable experiences in store in summer. Browse the most beautiful routes and pasture experiences of the Göstling Alps! 

For mountain pros: trail running up to the Ötscher

Deep gorges and wide valleys

He’s called the “Majesty of the Mostviertel region” and is known far beyond the borders of Austria: the Ötscher. The 1,893-metre mountain is a popular hiking and running destination in summer. But first things first: A good level of endurance is an absolute must for trail running on the king of the Ybbstal Alps. 

From the quaint village of Lackenhof, the trail leads you up the giant of the Mostviertel across forest trails, ski slopes and easy walking trails. In higher altitudes, lots of serpentines follow and the ascent gets increasingly difficult. Via the Riffelsattel, you’ll continue to the Ötscherschutzhaus and further up until you eventually reach summit joy. 

In the mood for mountain fun now? Numerous other trail running and hiking routes await! 

Hiking on the Grossglockner

Exploring Austria’s tallest mountain on foot

The hiking routes up to the Grossglockner lead you past the Hohe Tauern National Park. Especially the geo trail is a great interactive hike with lots of variety for hikers and families. The geological nature trail right at the main Alpine ridge combines two attractions: It lets you in on interesting facts and offers unforgettable views of more than 40 3,000-metre peaks. 

Browse the colourful mix of hiking trails on the Grossglockner and visit Austria’s tallest mountain! 

Alpine summer in Hinterstoder

A 600-kilometre network of trails

More than 600 kilometres of signposted hiking trails meander through the Pyhrn-Priel resort and make hikers jump for joy. The easiest and most comfortable way to start a hike? Clearly: taking the summer cable cars! Aim high and hike up to the Schafkögel mountains or the Schrocken. The summery tours from pasture to pasture will enchant you! 

Tip: Get the Pyhrn-Priel Card and enjoy the cable car ride up and down the mountain for free!  A walk around Lake Schafkogel is an absolute highlight on the mountain! The views are breathtaking. 

Family hiking on the Wurzeralm

“2 million years in 2 hours”

First things first: Thanks to its close proximity to the motorway, the Wurzeralm can be reached quickly and easily by car, which makes it the perfect destination for a spontaneous hiking tour. Especially families with little mountain monkeys get their money’s worth at the Pyhrn-Priel resort. On the “2 million years in 2 hours” hiking trail, you’ll immerse yourself in the Wurzeralm NatureExperienceWorld. On a length of 5.9 kilometres, it leads you across the Wurzeralm on gravel trails and alpine routes. 

The Teichlboden raised bog on the Wurzeralm in Spital am Pyhrn is one of Austria’s most interesting natural treasures.  

If you’d like to find out more about the network of hiking trails on the Wurzeralm, browse the mountain summer offers. 

The hiking resort for relaxed breaks

Kasberg and its hiking trails

Hiking along the popular Kasberg pasture route is an absolute highlight in summer. The high-altitude trail leads you past the most beautiful locations of the Salzkammergut region and is brimming with incredible views of the Bavarian Alps and the Dachstein Glacier. 

The circular hike also leads you past the Hochberghaus and the Sepp Huber hut. It would be a shame not to take a break there!  

Peak victories in Kössen

Up into the mountains of Tyrol

Out of the cable car and up to 1,800 metres on foot. Step by step, you’ll hike a little closer to the summit of the Unterberghorn and, eventually, you can enjoy the impressive view.

From the Kitzbüheler Horn via the impressive mountain range of the Wilder Kaiser to the Kitzsteinhorn, Grossglockner, Lake Chiemsee and Lake Walchsee. Go on a hike towards summit joy in Kössen and discover the most extensive network of trails in the Tyrolean mountains. 

Hochficht in summer

Strolling through the Böhmerwald

Step by step, you’ll walk towards holiday joy on the Hochficht. On a 600-kilometre network of diverse hiking trails at the Böhmerwald holiday resort, there’s something new to discover every day. You’d like to cross the border while you’re at it? The Bavarian Forest and Sumava National Parks are only a few kilometres away. 

Hiking in Savognin, Saas-Fe and in Val Senales

Enjoying summer on Austria’s neighbouring mountains

548 square kilometres – that’s how big the Swiss natural preserve in the Savognin Bivio Albula region is. Its 400 kilometres of hiking trails in the mountains are perfect for families. With a bit of luck, little mountain adventurers will be able to see deer along the hiking routes or explore nature on the themed trails. 

“Always take the scenic route” … This saying couldn’t be more fitting when you visit the hiking resort surrounding the Val Senales Glacier. The high-altitude hiking experience near the place of discovery of Ötzi, the Iceman, turns every family excursion into an absolute highlight. 

The Swiss resort of Saas-Fee enthrals visitors with its Mediterranean climate in summer, 300 days of sunshine and high-quality air. In addition, four authentic mountain villages enchant hikers with their quaint traditional charm and brighten every summer holiday. 

Browse the summery resorts beyond Austria’s borders and discover the beauty of South Tyrol and Switzerland