Walking Holidays in Austria


Austria is a land locked country in the centre of Europe and is predominantly mountainous with its highest point reaching to nearly 4,000 metres. Famous for its outstanding natural beauty, Austria is blessed with snow-capped mountains, lush green alps, lakes and rivers all complimented by  picturesque villages. Many Austrians still wear local costume as part of their everyday life.  The population is German speaking with various dialects spoken depending on the region.  The origins of modern-day Austria date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty.  During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria became one of the great powers of Europe with the Austrian Empire officially proclaimed in 1804. After the collapse of the Habsburg (Austro-Hungarian) Empire in 1918 at the end of World War I, Austria adopted  the name the Republic of German Austria.  However, the country was then heavily occupied by Nazi Germany until the end of World War II in 1945, after which Austria's former democratic constitution was restored. Today, Austria is a one of the wealthiest countries in the world and enjoys a very high standard of living. 

 New Experience Holidays offer 8 different holidays in Austria which includes single stays and hotel to hotel treks.  We can put together any combination of these you may wish to do.  Trek alongside the Danube on paths that wander through vineyards and forests, up and over castle topped hills and alongside the this majestic river. Another region is the ‘Austrian Lake District’ one of the most popular hiking areas with crystal clear lakes, rolling hills, pretty villages and all with the back drop of snow-capped mountains. Some of the treks also cross into Germany, walk around the famous Zugspitz mountain, Germanys highest or around the Hoghkonig mountain taking the beautiful German lake of Koenigsee. See the listings below for details.

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Danube - Wachau Valley

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The walk follows the course of the Danube in the area known as the Wachau. This is where the Danube is at its most beautiful with sweeping curves framed by hillsides that you will...

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Hochkönig - Lake Königssee

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This area of Southern Germany and Northern Austria, commonly referred to as Upper Bavaria invites the trekker to enjoy walks with alpine meadows, wonderful mountain views often...

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Salzkammergut - Ten Lakes

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The trek is in the area officially called Salzkammergut, but is well‑known by the name “Austrian Lake District”. It is one of Austria's major walking destinations,...

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Schladming - Austrian Delight

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This walk is located in the wide valley of the Enns, a lively river which flows east to become a tributary of the Danube. The principle town is Schladming a modest town of...

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Zugspitze - Alpine Paradise

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This area of Southern Germany and Western Austria, commonly referred to as the Tirol invites the trekker to enjoy low-level walks with alpine meadows, wonderful mountain views often...

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