Hiking in Austria.

Austria is the perfect hiking destination, because of its fascinating landscapes and the beautiful network of trails with different difficulty levels. Whether you want to discover one of the national parks, discover the beauty of the Alps on a long-distance walk, or spend a day out with the family, Austria offers an incredible amount of choice.

On almost all marked hiking trails in Austria you will sooner or later encounter one of the many mountain huts. These cabins offer authentic Austrian cuisine and basic facilities during your long-distance walk or huts. They are often family businesses, and these cozy cabins make it easy for you to come here and relax. There are many beautiful cabins. For example, we warmly recommend the Steinbockalm on the Hochkönig in the Salzburgerland, or the Wedelhütte in the Hochzillertal in Tirol.

Austria offers a huge variety of hiking opportunities and theme trails. Take a trip to one of the many mountain peaks, walk from hill to hill, follow a long-distance walk or enjoy an ordinary easy, recreational hiking day. This is all part of Austria’s walking experience!

10 reasons why Austria is the perfect hiking destination.

  1. The diversity of the country, on a relatively small area
    From rolling hills to gentle slopes to rugged mountains and glaciers. Despite the fact that Austria is not very big, the country has an extensive offer in the field of unique landscapes. You will find waterfalls such as the Krimmler Wasserfälle (the highest waterfalls in Europe), various rivers and lakes, glaciers such as the Kitzsteinhorn in Zell and See-Kaprun and lakes with drinking water quality where you can swim, and caves such as the Eisriesenwelt Werfen – the largest in the world.
  2. An extensive network of marked hiking trails
    The marking of the hiking trails in the Austrian Alps is clear and uniform in all regions. Normally there are red-white-red markers painted on trees or stones, and signposts on intersections that indicate the direction, walking time and sometimes even the difficulty of the trip. This extensive network means that even beginners can go on their own on the safe paths. Of course it is advised to prepare well for a walking tour in the mountains, where you have to pay attention to external factors such as the weather, but also the condition of the people you are traveling with. You can always get good walking maps and get advice from the local tourist offices.
  3. The most beautiful and fashionable cabins
    On almost all marked hiking trails in Austria you will sooner or later encounter one of the many mountain huts. These cabins offer authentic Austrian cuisine and basic facilities during your long-distance walk or huts. They are often family businesses, and these cozy cabins make it easy for you to come here and relax. There are many beautiful cabins. For example, we warmly recommend the Steinbockalm on the Hochkönig in the Salzburgerland, or the Wedelhütte in the Hochzillertal in Tirol.
  4. Culinary pleasure
    In the mountain huts, you are often treated to home-made Austrian fare, regional specialties and sometimes even products directly from the location where the hut is on your plate. Cold dishes such as the famous Brettljause are famous as are other bread meals with various types of spreads, cheese and meats. But also hot dishes such as the Wiener Schnitzel, Schweinsbraten, Käsespätzle or Kaiserschmarren are delicious.
  5. Modern gondolas and chairlifts
    Most regions have gondolas or chairlifts that take you high up into the mountains. In this way it is possible for all types of walkers to reach the beautiful panoramic routes and most special viewing platforms, without having to spend hours on foot to get there.
  6. Child friendly
    There are many hiking trails in Austria that are very suitable for the whole family. There are adventurous hikes with interactive stations, educational hiking trails or even hiking routes that can be covered with a pram. In addition, Austria has various special accommodation options for families, such as children’s hotels or holiday on the farm.
  7. Protected nature area
    About 27% of the area of ​​Austria is protected area. There are 6 national parks, 47 nature parks, 7 biosphere parks and many more protected natural areas that are aimed at protecting the unique animal and plant species, cultural landscapes and the traditional way of life. Measures taken for this include car-free holidays, use of electric vehicles, sustainable energy and organic farming. The Austrian National Parks also offer special training programs for visitors.
  8. Walking in Austria has a long history and is part of the culture
    Walking in Austria has a long tradition and is a beloved activity in the free time of the Austrians. There are many hiking villages in the Austrian Alps that are fully dedicated to hiking and hiking. The hiking villages are a perfect starting point to start your tour, from easy trips to difficult hikes. These villages also offer special services for your tour, such as free information material for planning your trip or free guided tours through partner hotels.
  9. Combination of nature and culture
    There are several places in Austria where culture and nature go hand in hand. The best example is probably Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Salzburg, the city of music, is also a perfect starting point for a walking holiday in the surrounding mountains.
  10. Walking here is more than just walking
    Austria offers a huge variety of hiking opportunities and theme trails. Take a trip to one of the many mountain peaks, walk from hill to hill, follow a long-distance walk or enjoy an ordinary easy, recreational hiking day. This is all part of Austria’s walking experience!

Multi-day trips in the SalzburgerLand

In the state of SalzburgerLand you will find a variety of multi-day hikes, such as the ‘Route der Klammen’ in the Saalachtal, the Via Alpina and the Salzburger Almenweg.

The ‘Route der Klammen’ in the Saalachtal

In six days you will walk back to Lofer through Salzburg’s ravine route from Lofer with a total of five overnight stays in different villages – through alpine mountain pastures and in vibrant ravines. The Vorderkaserklamm between St. Martin and Weißbach provides a special experience. On your way to the ravine you will pass through the Schüttachgraben, a protected valley, and along the natural bathing water of the Vorderkaser. Those who do not have swimsuits with them should at least put their feet in the water, and then relax completely. Info: www.salzburgerland.com

Saalachtaler Höhenweg

If you prefer to get up in the Saalachtal, you should definitely try the Saalachtaler Höhenweg. In five days you walk on one of the most beautiful mountain trails in the region, through alpine meadows and mountain peaks. A view all around, on the mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park, is the reward for the strenuous climb. And for a final adrenalin kick you can whiz down the last 300 vertical meters with the summer toboggan run. Info: www.salzburgerland.com

Via Alpina

The Via Alpina is not only a household name for long-distance hikers: with a length of more than 5,000 km it runs from Trieste through the entire Alpine arc to Monaco. At the foot of the Hochkönig is a part of this Via Alpina. Insiders whisper that the panorama is fantastic. The route runs from Bischofshofen in four daily stages to Maria Alm or Saalfelden. It starts as a mountain-meadow hike and then runs along the foot of the gigantic Hochkönig, past rustic mountain huts, bustling waterfalls and deep, rugged mountain gorges. Alpine pastures always invite you to taste the culinary peculiarities of the region and during a break you can look back proudly on the already completed stages and expect to look forward to the next stages.
Info: www.hochkoenig.at

The ‘Salzburger Almenweg’ in the Pongau

The Salzburger Almenweg leads visitors over a route of 350 kilometers through more than 1,000 altimeters along a total of 120 alms. The route is indicated with signs showing the blue gentian. In 31 stages you walk from mountain hut to mountain hut through the 25 municipalities of the Pongau – you can start the tour in any of these places. The stages have been selected in such a way that there are routes for relaxed recreational walkers and families, as well as for sporty walkers. More information about the routes and everything else the Salzburger Almenweg has to offer can be found on www.salzburger-almenweg.at.

In addition to 3D images, aerial photos and movies, you will also find GPS navigation data on all 31 stages and tools to plan the route that suits you best. And on the Almenweg blog ‘Almgeflüster’ you can read all kinds of facts about the flora and fauna on the Salzburger Almenweg and about the alpine alpine summer in the mountains. The free walking brochure with route descriptions, hiking maps and tips for pausing on the way and staying overnight on the meadows and in the mountain huts, is available at all tourist offices in the Pongau and via info@salzburger-almenweg.at.

Multi-day hike ‘4 mountains – 3 lakes’ in the Salzkammergut

The multi-day hike ‘4 mountains – 3 lakes’ runs in four stages along four mountain peaks in the regions Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee and Mondsee. From Fuschl am See the route runs through the Ellmautal, to the Zwölferhorn, to St. Gilgen and then via the Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang and the Schafberg. By boat you cross the Wolfgangsee to Fürberg (part of St. Gilgen), from there you walk via the Almkogel to the Mondsee, and then you walk via the Schober and ruin Wartenfels back to Fuschl.

Long-distance hiking on the SalzAlpenSteig

The SalzAlpenSteig is 230 kilometers long and is divided into 18 day stages, from Bavaria via Salzburg to Oberösterreich. One of the peculiarities of the SalzAlpenSteig is the cross-border theme. Because, as the name implies, this excellent walking route runs through ‘old’ historical territory, past places where salt has been mined for thousands of years, with historical treasures and a great cultural significance. Salt – the ‘white gold’ – has defined its history from the Chiemsee Alps through the Salzburger Tennengau to the Dachstein-Salzkammergut. In the Tennengau the SalzAlpenSteig runs along the villages Hallein-Bad Dürrnberg, Kuchl, Golling, Scheffau, Abtenau, Annaberg and Russbach.
Info: www.tennengau.com

Multi-day trips in Tyrol

Recreational hikers, families who want to travel together and mountaineers looking for challenges will find a wide range of tailor-made hikes in Tyrol on around 15,000 marked hiking trails.

Adlerweg: walking in the tracks of the eagle

Two routes with a total of 33 stages and a length of 413 kilometers, 31,000 altimeters uphill and almost as much downhill: the popular Adlerweg runs through a stylized silhouette of an eagle across the entire federal state. One of the two routes runs in 24 daily stages through the mountains of North Tyrol. From the Kaisergebirge in the east of Tirol, you will get acquainted with the Brandenberger Alps / Rofan, the Karwendel, the Tuxer Voralpen, the Wetterstein mountains and the Lechtal Alps. East Tyrol is on the second route of the Adlerweg. In nine daily stages the Glockner and Venediger group is crossed. The long-distance hiking route is incredibly versatile: those who want to discover this region during extended walks will be as enthusiastic as experienced mountaineers and alpinists who want to control the mountain peaks.

On the Lechweg

Another hiking highlight in Tyrol is the Lechweg, the first long-distance hiking route with a European quality label. Over a length of 125 kilometers, hikers can follow the Lech, the last wild river in Europe, from Lech to the royal castles in Füssen. The river rushes everywhere through the Tyrolean Lechtal, and anyone who follows it via the Lechweg discovers one treasure after another.

Long-distance hikes on the Wilder Kaiser and in the Zillertal Alps

In the Wilder Kaiser region you can walk the Kaiserkrone route in six days. Long-distance hiking trail Kaiserkrone runs from mountain hut to mountain hut around the impressive royal mountain. The route is 55 kilometers long and covers 9,300 altitude meters, through inhospitable areas, over rough rocks, through dark forests and over lush alpine meadows. A challenge that you can take from the swimming lake in Going clockwise or counterclockwise.

In the footsteps of Peter Habeler in the Zillertal

The Peter-Habeler round is a circular walk along mountain peaks in the western Zillertal Alps. The hike is divided over six stages and is named as a tribute to the famous Austrian mountaineer Peter Habeler, when it turned 70. Habeler comes from Mayrhofen and gave a spectacular performance when he climbed Mount Everest in 1978 with Reinhold Messner without extra oxygen. Starting points for the approximately 55 kilometer long Peter-Habeler round are the mountaineering villages Ginzling in the Zillertal and St. Jodok in the Wipptal. You can also start the tour right away via the Pfitschtal, the Brenner Pass, from the Schlegeisspeicher reservoir or from Hintertux.

The ‘KAT-Walk’ in the Kitzbüheler Alpen

6 stages, 104 kilometers, 6,400 altimeters: the long-distance hiking route KAT-Walk, which runs from Hopfgarten to Fieberbrunn, offers impressive nature experiences. In six daily stages via well-marked routes through gently sloping grass mountains and rocky mountain ridges. Along the route you will get acquainted with flora and fauna, with people and their culture, and with many regional specialties. The walk becomes extra comfortable because your luggage is being transported.De ‘KAT-Walk’ in de Kitzbüheler Alpen

All information about hiking in Tyrol: www.tirol.at/wandern

Multi-day tours in Carinthia

In Carinthia, the long-distance hiking tours run through the most beautiful mountain and lake landscapes.

The Alpe-Adria Trail

The Alpe-Adria Trail runs from the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner, through the most beautiful mountains and lake areas of Carinthia. In 43 stages, each with a length of about 17 km, the trail runs through Carinthia, Friuli-Julian Venice and Slovenia. In total about 750 kilometers in a southerly direction. Accompanied by the Mediterranean climate, which promises plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. And accompanied by impressive views in the paradise of the Alps and the area around the Adriatic Sea.

‘Millstätter See Höhensteig’

The 200 kilometer long Millstätter See Höhensteig – which connects the mountains around the lake – has a lot of surprises in store: in addition to wonderful places to take a break with views of the lake, the walkers find themselves in a sparkling world of grenades. Step by step the walkers see more and more sparkling stones, for example during the trip ‘The grenade – fiery stone of love’ on the Millstätter Alpe. This mountain ridge is the largest site for garnet stones in the Alps. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were already convinced of the magical power of these precious stones. Walking here you will encounter the sparkling grenades: along the paths and as dark red ‘buds’ in the rocks. The highlight of this stage is the ‘Granattor’. This powerful gate filled with garnet stones is also the point where you can fully enjoy a beautiful view of the Millstätter See.

Multi-day tours in Oberösterreich

Lovers of historic architecture walk in the Mühlviertel on the Burgen and Schlösserweg. From the Dachstein bypass and the Kalkalpenweg you can admire the impressive mountain world and via the Donausteig you cross the idyllic Danube valley between Grein and Passau.

‘Burgen- & Schlösserweg’ from the Maltsch to the Danube

Hikers can explore impressive castles and beautiful castles via the ‘Burgen & Schlösserweg’. You walk from the Czech Budweis to Oberösterreich and via Freistadt to Grein a / d Donau. The route can be covered in several stages. At or near the walking route you will find accommodation options and restaurants. Available at the tourist offices of the Mühlviertler Alm and the Region Freistadt: a hiking map with details of the distances, a booklet with descriptions of the castles and castles and an overview of accommodation options and restaurants.

Johannesweg

This spiritual trail is about 80 kilometers long and runs through the beautiful hilly landscape of the Mühlviertel. It is said that a walking tour through the Johannesweg gives new inner strength for a healthy and happy life in harmony with fellow human beings and with the laws of nature.

‘Dachstein-Rundwanderweg’

In 8 stages you explore the mountain world around the impressive Dachstein. The tour starts at the picturesque Gosausee and runs via the Gosaukamm and the south face of the Dachstein to Ramsau. From there it continues across the glacier to the Guttenberghaus and on to the Stoderzinken. Through the Notgasse and the Viehbergalm you trek – in the tracks of the pilgrims to the north – to the deserted high plateau. The tour continues along the Traun through the Salzkammergut – passing Bad Aussee, Obertraun, Hallstatt and Bad Goisern. Via the Kalmberg mountains you go back to Gosau.

Kalkalpenweg

This 150 km long long distance hiking trail connects the Ennstal of Reichraming with the Totes Gebirge at Hinterstoder. You get to know the most beautiful places in and around National Park Kalkalpen. The route runs via the Sensengebirge to Windischgarsten and via Spital am Pyhrn to the Wurzeralm. From there it goes via Hinterstoder and the Flötzersteig to Sankt Pankraz.

Donausteig

The 450 kilometer long Donausteig runs via both river banks from Passau to Grein through varied nature and cultural landscapes. You can enjoy the most beautiful views of the breathtaking Danube region at many resting places. Experience the region even more intensively by occasionally deviating from the main route and withdrawing the hinterland.

SalzAlpenSteig

This 233-kilometer cross-border trail consists of 18 day stages and runs from the Dachstein in Oberösterreich to Bavaria. Between the Hallstätter See and the Chiemsee you will experience interesting things about the salt sources and the history of salt extraction. In addition, you will discover the traces of the salt in the various villages and at sites along the route. You can start at the SalzAlpenSteig in 39 different locations. The SalzAlpenSteig connects existing hiking trails where a lot of beautiful nature and historic sites around the theme of salt can be found. The hiking offer around the salt theme is rounded off by another 25 ‘SalzAlpen tours’ (with distances of 7 to 40 kilometers) and 90 kilometers of other ‘SalzAlpen trails’.

The ‘Schienenweg’ to the Czech Republic

A route that could only be used by the nobility and richer citizens in the Biedermeier period is now open to visitors. The 70-kilometer-long hiking trail follows the former route from the Bujanov / Angern (Czech Republic) tramway to St. Magdalena in Linz. This first public horse tram in Europe ran from 1832 to 1872 between Budweis and Linz. The (dangerous and unpleasant) journey took about 13 hours at the time. Part of the route via the original route can now be covered in eleven stages of 2 to 4 hours of walking time. The route runs along shady forest paths, under old viaducts, over dams and stone bridges, with panoramic views over the hilly landscape. Along the way you can rest and eat and drink with friendly hosts and hostesses. The yellow information boards with the symbol of the horse tram ensure that you do not get lost.

Multi-day tours in Vorarlberg

Walking in nature activates thinking, opens up new horizons and just does you good. Vorarlberg is an excellent choice for hiking enthusiasts.

Min Weag’ around Vorarlberg

The hike through Vorarlberg ‘Min Weag’ invites you to discover the Vorarlberg interpretation of the magic of hiking. Beginning at Lake Constance, the route connects the highlights of the western state: The route runs in 31 stages from the Rheintal via the Bregenzerwald to the Tannberg and from the Silvretta, via the Verwall and the Rätikon back to the shore of Lake Constance. Step by step you get acquainted with the multifaceted nature, you meet people who can tell authentic stories from the region and experience more about the history – for example about the work of the baroque architects from the Bregenz Forest or about the ups and downs of the cheese barons . In the Rätikon, the Silvretta and the Arlberg area, prehistoric finds from the already lively exchange through the mountain passes testify.

Bregenzerwald – the ‘Architekturweg’

The Bregenzerwald is known for its many interesting buildings. The old houses with wooden shingles are wonderful to see. But that also applies to the new buildings in the style of modern Vorarlberg (wood) architecture. This route runs from Hittisau to Au and to some very interesting buildings. And a backpack is sufficient for the walking tour, because the rest of the luggage is brought from hotel to hotel.

Long-distance hiking in the Bregenzerwald

Bregenzerwald – the ‘Käseweg’

How is the ‘Bregenzerwälder cheese’ made and how does it taste? This wonderful walking tour with beautiful views will take you to meadows and cheese factories. In three days you walk from the friendly landscape at Sulzberg via Schönenbach to Au. And a small backpack is enough for the road. Because the luggage is taken care of. This is brought from hotel to hotel.

Bregenzerwald – the ‘Wasserweg’

During this trip you will make time with the different faces of the Bregenzerache in two days. The route runs upstream from Sulzberg to Au. In some places the Ache is quiet and friendly and offers beautiful places for water fun. But there are also places where he flows through ravines and is virtually inaccessible. The transport of luggage from hotel to hotel plus the transfer from the station to the first hotel are included.

On the ‘Green ring’ around Lech – Zürs

In the winter, the ‘White ring’ around Lech Zürs is used by skiers. In the summer, the ‘Green ring’ leads walkers in three stages to the most beautiful viewpoints and special features of nature in Lech Zürs. Along the ‘Green ring’ there are several interesting and original stations: such as the excellently equipped library in a mountain hut that invites you to take a break and enjoy sitting, the fairytale forest, protected nature reserve Gipslöcher, the Libellensee and the ‘Biwak-Schachtel’ , a kind of containers where you can spent the night.

‘Montafoner Hüttenrunde’

The Montafon is surrounded by the Rätikon, the Silvretta and the Verwall. If you want to get acquainted with these three mountain ranges, the ‘Montafoner Hüttenrunde’ is a must. This hike runs from the Sulzfluh-Dolomit in the Rätikon via the Kristallin in the Silvretta with its glaciers to the flowers of the Verwall. Enjoy a varied landscape and rich flora. Inexperienced hikers can choose from individual stages with a walking time of 2.5 to 10 hours. Experienced mountain hikers have to plan about 50 hours of walking time for the 10 stages.

Via Alpina – culture and nature heritage of the Alps

The long-distance hiking route Via Alpina is 5,000 kilometers long and includes five international routes through eight countries. Perfect for exploring the cultural and natural heritage of the Alps while hiking. The long-distance hiking route Via Alpina connects the eight countries of the Alpine arch over a distance of 5,000 kilometers: Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France and Monaco. The route is divided into 342 stages, which can be walked via well-signposted roads and paths – from 0 to 3,000 altimeters. Characteristic of the Via Alpina are the varied landscapes, the numerous cultural features and the picturesque villages.

Three of the five Via-Alpina routes also run on Austrian territory: via the ‘Yellow Route’ you will discover the impressive mountains of Tyrol – from the small mountaineering village of Vent via the Tiefenbach and Rettenbachferner, the Pitztal Glacier World and the Inn Valley to the and with the Lechtal Alps. The ‘Red Route’ runs through the federal states of Carinthia, Tyrol and Vorarlberg and includes the Julian Alps, the Karawanken, the Carnic Alps, the Zillertal Alps, the Tux Alps, the Karwendel, the Lechtal Alps, the Rätikon and the Silvretta. . The Austrian part of the ‘Purple route’ starts in Carinthia and runs via the Karawanken, the Styrian Alps, the Niedere Tauern and the Dachstein to the Hochkönig in the SalzburgerLand.

Via Alpina is a special cultural and natural heritage that crosses national borders. You will not get in touch with folk culture in the Alps on any other trail. More information: www.via-alpina.org

Alpe-Adria Trail – from the Großglockner to the sea

Limitless hiking: the Alpe-Adria Trail offers hikers a 750-kilometer hike through three countries – the tour starts at the majestic Großglockner in Nationalpark Hohe Tauern and continues through the most beautiful landscapes from Carinthia via Slovenia to the Adriatic Sea in Italy. The Alpe-Adria Trail consists of 43 stages, each with a length of approximately 17 km. But you decide your own distance, because the stages can also be taken separately or in different combinations.

The hike starts in Carinthia in Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, the largest national park in Austria. Via Heiligenblut, the Mölltal and the city of artists Gmünd, the trail continues to the Millstätter Alpe with beautiful panoramic views of the Millstätter See and to the biosferenpark Nockberge with spa town Bad Kleinkirchheim.

Further to Arriach, the geographical center of Carinthia, via the Gerlitzen Alpe, along the Ossiacher See, to Velden on the Wörthersee and to the Baumgartnerhöhe near the Faaker See. The next stages of the Alpe-Adria-Trail are on Slovenian territory. Get acquainted with world cup ski resort Kranjska Gora, the turquoise green Soča, Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps, Goriška Brda wine growing region and stud farm and equestrian center Lippiza. In wine paradise Collio you cross the border with Italy for the first time and you enter Cividale del Friuli on the west side, a city full of traditions. The next goal is the rugged landscape of the Karst plateau. In Duino you reach the sea and only a few kilometers further it is finally over and the idyllic harbor town of Muggia is reached.

The hikers are rewarded on the 750 km long route with a beautiful nature: bustling waterfalls, rare animals and plants, idyllic lakes, babbling brooks and rushing rivers. And the mild climate ensures plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. The seductive smells of the delicacies from the creative Alpe-Adria cuisine – with influences from food cultures from three countries – attract not only spoiled gourmets.

Walking enthusiasts can book packages with different stages on www.alpe-adria-trail.com or, after personal advice, compose their own walking tour. Also very useful are the free Alpe-Adria-Trail app, the free tour guide and two hiking guides available in the bookshop. More info: Alpe-Adria-Trail booking center Carinthia:
www.alpe-adria-trail.com

Tips for safe hiking in the mountains

Are you going to walk in Austria during your holiday? Prepare yourself well. We give you some tips to take into account when you go hiking in Austria. More and more people are discovering how nice walking in the mountains is. You are active, enjoy the environment, discover the most beautiful views and places and it gives you a feeling of satisfaction. But a good preparation is half the work. This way you ensure that it becomes a pleasant and above all safe walk:

Your condition

Walking in the mountains is a very different activity than in the Netherlands. Depending on which hike you choose, you often walk up or down. That requires much more of your body than you are used to in daily life. Build it quietly and make sure you choose a walk that suits your condition. If you walk with a group, always adjust to the pace of the ‘weakest’ person.

Good preparation

Plan your trip carefully. Know where you are going to walk. Take maps with you and if necessary let the local tourist office inform you whether routes, paths and cabins are open. Do not just go out, let someone know which walk you are going to make and how late you will be back. Oh, and do not forget to check the weather.

Equipment

In addition to proper preparation, the right equipment is of course also included. Everything depends on the weather, the length and the difficulty of the walk. Take enough to eat and drink. Obviously a map / compass so you always know where you are. Extra (rain) clothing can also be useful. In the valley the temperature can be pleasant, but the higher you get, the colder it feels. Walking sticks can provide extra strength.

Hiking boots

To be able to walk pleasantly, it is important that you have good and walk-in walking shoes. Which shoes are the right ones depends entirely on the type of hike and the terrain. On good trails without snowfields you can have enough flexible, low walking shoes. But if you go higher, you will need more grip and you will need high mountain shoes with a good profile. Various outdoor shops can provide you with the right shoes.

Weather

We have already mentioned it above, but we can not say enough often how important it is to keep an eye on the weather. The weather can be very extreme in the mountains and can change rapidly. So be prepared for everything and check the weather forecasts before you leave.

Respect nature

Nature is so beautiful and valuable. We would like to keep it that way. So leave nature as you found it and take your waste with you. Do not bring protected flora and do not make unnecessary noise.

Enjoy!

The most important thing is that walking should be fun. So do not forget to enjoy.

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