Walking in the Austrian & Swiss Alps

Hiker in the Dachstein Alps
Hiker in the Dachstein Alps

Sunny Summer Strolls in the Alps

The Alps of Austria and Switzerland often see crisp and attractive walking weather in the summer months with daylight until 9pm. Read on for some of the best hiking options in both countries.

Austrian Lake District

Beautiful mountainous landscapes of Gosausee, Austria
 

This year the Austrian Lake District is a region that appeals and on one of our trips you can easily combine a visit with hiking the peaks of the Dachstein Alps.

Some of the most popular trips take in the Austrian Lake District and Dachstein Alps and Trans Tyrol - Garmisch to Innsbruck, close to the border with Germany.

If you can’t decide between walking or cycling Innsbruck to Salzburg Hike & Bike combines the best of both worlds.

Haute Route in Switzerland
 

Walking up to Villa
 

In neighbouring Switzerland, the Haute Route is a classic walking region, however compared to most other areas in the country the majority of the paths is little trodden. 

Bernese Oberland

Walking in the Alps with the iconic Matterhorn in the distance
 

If you like to see the flower-strewn alpine meadows of the Bernese Oberland and Rachstein Falls at their best, the coming months are your best option.

Mont Blanc

Alpine valley along the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit |  <i>Annika Rautiola</i>
 

And then there is the Mont Blanc – classic for a reason, as it is western Europe’s highest peak.

The ever-popular Tour du Mont Blanc takes two weeks to complete.

But, if you can’t be away for that long, there several other options that will immerse you in the natural beauty of this spectacular region.

 

 

Head to the Alps of Switzerland and Austria this July to September to enjoy an excellent variety of alpine flowers, animals, bountiful picnic lunches, and incomparable mountain panoramas. 


The majority of our active European holidays can be booked until about a week in advance. So if you like to escape to better weather, just use the booking form linked to the trip you like, or contact our team of travel experts in our London offices. We look forward to help get you on your way! 

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