Borders – they divide nations, regions and people. Yet they are by no means natural. Nature, in particular, can’t be restricted by political borders. Likewise, hikers are hardly held back by borders. On the contrary, they overcome them with ease. When you're hiking, you often don't even notice them. The borders are invisible.
When we stand together on a summit, no matter from which side we climbed it and no matter which border we crossed, the experience unites us. We enjoy the same view, have achieved the same objective and we share this experience with each other. We are #UnitedBySummits!
In this Collection, we’d like to introduce you to multi-day Tours in the border regions of Austria that take you to the most diverse mountains and connecting peaks. The routes are not too technically difficult, but some of them lead into the high mountains, where experience in alpine hiking is useful. As you’ll spend every night in different accommodation, it’s important to plan and book in advance.
Follow in the footsteps of the Walsers to Kleinwalsertal, which you can only reach on foot from Austria. In the Kaiserwinkl, you walk along old smugglers' paths and, on the peaks of the main alpine ridge, you discover what connects Tyrol and South Tyrol. On a hike along the Slovenian border you overcome not only geographical borders but also in your mind. Meanwhile, in the Thayatal National Park, you get to know the Austrian-Czech frontier.
The adidas TERREX Freehiker 2 is the perfect companion for your adventures, giving you comfort and confidence on your hiking journeys. Its outsole made of Continental rubber guarantees reliable grip, while the BOOST technology ensures unique energy return and comfort with every step. Moreover, the shoe is made of at least 50% natural and recycled materials, because we see it as our task to conserve resources and avoid plastic waste.
With the right shoes and good planning, nothing stands in the way of your hiking adventure. Overcome (your) limits and experience the unifying power of the peaks!
The Kleinwalsertal is special because of its location. It belongs to Vorarlberg, but cannot be reached by road from Austria. Only from Bavaria there is a road to the Kleinwalsertal. The valley is separated from the rest of Vorarlberg by high mountains that you can only overcome on foot.
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The Tyrolean Kaiserwinkl is connected to the Bavarian Chiemgau by an impressive gorge. The state border runs right through the Entenlochklamm. More than 2,000 years ago, a route led through this bottleneck, on which goods were transported, among other things. Trade has always been a connecting element…
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The border between Tyrol and South Tyrol is even less perceived as such by many than other European national borders. As the name suggests, the region south of the Brenner Pass belonged to Tyrol until the First World War. That only changed with the occupation of Italy in 1918. The majority of the inhabitants…
The border with Slovenia in the south of Carinthia has existed since the end of the First World War. However, the language and culture are not so clearly distinguishable, because a Slovenian minority lives north of the border in Carinthia. From the outside, this is easiest to recognize from the bilingual…
At the time of the Habsburgs there was no border where Austria and the Czech Republic meet today. This has only existed since 1918. During the Cold War, the Iron Curtain then separated the countries. Among other things, it ran through the Thayatal, where today a cross-border national park is set up.
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