Hiking with a dog in Austrian hiking villages

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Österreichs Wanderdörfer

Not only is it a lot of fun to romp around with the dog in the wild, but it is also very healthy. The four-legged friend is therefore a welcome guest in Austria's hiking villages. Many regions provide the perfect holiday conditions for a stay with man's best friend with their dog-friendly hiking trails, dog-friendly host businesses and creative dog specials.
Dog owners are automatically out on the road a lot. And if you have an agile dog, you will be happy to take it with you for hiking. In some regions there are even special offers for owners and dogs.
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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    04:33
    7.64 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This beautiful hike with a dog takes you to the Styrian hiking and mountaineering village of Krakow. An insider's tip, as the small community with only 1,465 inhabitants is one of the few crowded hiking areas in Austria and therefore ideally suited to escape the stress and hectic pace of everyday life. Wildromantisch as in the book!Start of the approximately 12-kilometer hike is from the hiking starting place Etrachsee. Here are enough parking available. On a good 600 meters up and down you walk to the Lower and Upper Wildenkarsee right into the water-rich Schladming Tauern. Therefore, not surprising, the numerous refreshment options for humans and quadrupeds, which facilitate the hike even in summer temperatures. On the well signposted path 794, you first walk along the idyllic Lake Etrach, past alpine huts and continue uphill through the forest. After about two thirds you cross the Grafenalmbach below the Grafenalm. After about one and a half hours walking you will reach the Rudolf-Schober-Hütte. Next stop is the Upper Wildenkarsee, at 2,053 meters above sea level. You should not be put off by the cold of the lake. After the jump into the cold wet one feels like newborn. Your dog will certainly fool it ...Leash the dog on this hike, as there are free-range cows and sheep during the grazing season.In Krakow, this tour is rated as "easy".

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    7.56 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,225 ft
    1,650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This hike in the Lesachtal welcomes both two and four-legged friends. In one of Carinthia's most beautiful and unspoiled valleys, mountains, wide meadows and a small river share an area that could not be more beautiful.The moderate hike to the quaint Wieseralm, where you have covered about 400 meters in altitude, starts below the Almwellness-Resort Tuffbad. The best way to get there is on the fortified forest road, or on the shortcut via cramps. Second variant offers you a fantastic alpine meadow, which radiates its own charm depending on the season. Here are colorful alpine flowers - in the spring of the protected lady's slipper, later Turquoise collar lilies and countless colorful butterflies. The path leads you further through a stream bed, whose cold water offers refreshment for two- and four-legged friends, then a meadow path leads to Wieseralm. The small hut is hosted by Martha and Franz Josef Rauter. They serve exclusively with home-style food such as bacon, cakes and fresh juices. Since the Wieseralm opens only from 9.30, the innkeepers have cooled down juice, beer and schnapps in the well for early risers. A small wooden cash box is available for payment.If you want to hike even higher, continue from the Wieseralm to the Guggenberger Sattel and the Samalm. Attention: From Samalm there is no rest stop. Take enough food!

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  • Difficult
    04:52
    6.36 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    In this approximately ten-kilometer hike, it goes on the Versalspitze in the European protected area Verwall. With your four-legged friend, you can best take the first 700 meters in altitude with the Tafamuntbahn, which starts from Partenen. For dogs, the transport is even free, but they must wear a muzzle while driving.At the entrance, the path starts relatively steep through a beautiful forest section. Once you have reached the tree line, you cross a small torrent several times, which offers both you and your four-legged friend an optimal drinking opportunity. From the hill you can see quite early the summit cross of the Versalspitze. The path leads past the Versalhaus to Jöchli (2,405 m). Here the way divides. Links to Augstenberg (about 15 minutes), straight on towards Verbellaalpe and on to Kopssee. Now follow the signpost to the right (south) and reach the summit cross of the Versalspitze in about 10 minutes. The view on the Versalspitze is excellent - here you can admire the highest mountains of Vorarlberg and the impressive Kopssee with the curved dam wall. Retour leads the way back to Jöchli and continue on the Verbellaalpe to Kops, from where you can take the public bus back to the valley station Tafamuntbahn drive (muzzle). The entire hike takes between 4 and 5 hours, depending on the choice of the way back. Alternatively you can go from the Verbellaalpe via the European protection area Wiegensee back to the middle station Tafamuntbahn. As the Wiegensee is a sensitive bog habitat, dogs must be kept on a leash in the area around Lake Wiegensee or not bathed in the Wiegensee.Sure-footedness and good condition are required (it is about 820 vertical meters in the climb and 680 vertical meters in the descent to master) and correspondingly good footwear. Your four-legged friend should have already collected first Bergerfahrung. It will probably be the best gassie output of all time for your four-legged friend!

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  • Intermediate
    01:54
    3.09 mi
    1.6 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If you want to explore the foothills of the limestone massif in the Styrian hiking village of Ramsau am Dachstein, you and your four-legged friend can make their way to the Silberkarhütte (1,250m). The hike, which is also suitable for families, takes you over more than 200 vertical meters in the ascent and descent through the Silberkarklamm - a spectacular whitewater gorge. With a walking time of about two hours and a moderate difficulty, this hike is also quite suitable for smaller dogs. Over many bridges and stairs, past wild-flowing brooks, you reach the first destination - the rustic Silberkar hut. The brook running along the gorge also offers sufficient drinking opportunities along the way and invites you to refresh yourself in the shallow water shortly before the hut. About the mountain trail leads you then the circular trail on natural trails back to the starting point. The limestone is relatively rough, which requires more sure-footed than conventional meadow and forest trails and should be chosen wisely in dogs with sensitive paws. We wish you an exciting hiking day!

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  • Intermediate
    03:09
    5.95 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,025 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Lunz am emerald green lake: In the midst of a magnificent landscape, framed by mountains of the wild Mostviertel, shines the eponymous waters in Lunz am See. Actually, it should be called Lunz at the lakes, because there are still the two small brothers of Lake Lunzersee: the crystal-clear Mittersee and the located between romantic rocks and rolling pastures Obersee at 1,113 meters above sea level. Perfect for a lakes tour.Since many hikers and other dogs are on the road, there is a line requirement for your four-legged friend.Conclusion: very idyllic tour that radiates charm in every season.

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  • Difficult
    03:43
    4.64 mi
    1.2 mph
    3,175 ft
    150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Short, crisp and beautiful is the designed by the hiking region Villach Hüttersteig. What to expect: An almost continuous uphill leading natural forest path up to the "Hütter". From the first you can enjoy a really great view of Villach and Lake Ossiach. From here you can choose either the forest road or the pasture populated by cattle in summer, which will bring you to your destination a little faster. The last part of the climb becomes flatter again and finally flows into a forest road to the Kanzelhöhe, where there are several rest stops. Back then you can also take the pulpit. Ticket price for dogs: 3 €.All in all, the trail, which has to cope with the 970 vertical meters, has to be hiked for sure-footed and fit-for-the-season mountaineers in about 2 hours. Rocky or particularly difficult passages are provided with wire ropes for securing. Over the ankle reaching footwear is recommended.

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    3.40 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,625 ft
    0 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    For 4 years, the trained hiking guide Hermann Steinacher has been offering a special kind of hiking in the Hiking Villages region of the Viennese Alps - the Dog Trekking. If you do not have a dog but would like to take a quadruped for a hike, you should contact the certified hiking guide, who is also regularly traveling with his dogs in 2017. The main focus is on wide meadows and a varied route. View of Rax and Schneeberg included.Info and booking around the dog trekking can be found at Mr. Hermann Steinacher.
    Tel. 0660/2300077
    Mail: hermann@timeresult.at
    Important Info: This hike is only offered as part of guided tours and is not on your own. This tour on komoot shows therefore only one, the many hiking possibilities of this beautiful region. After consultation with the participants and depending on the ability and endurance of the dogs, the route is also changed accordingly. Participation is worthwhile!

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  • Easy
    01:48
    4.03 mi
    2.2 mph
    375 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Kundler gorge is certainly one of the most beautiful natural gorges in Austria. She connects the Wildschönau with the Tyrolean Inn Valley in Kundl. Especially the gorge hike along the Kundler Ache is ideal for families with prams and dog owners alike. The whole tour takes you namely on a wide pushchair-suitable route, which are feasible with 150 meters in the up and down for inexperienced hikers. A special highlight is certainly the Kundler gorge, the imposing bridge in the timber truss construction at the entrance of the gorge and the inn Kundler gorge. The Gault Millau and Falstaff award-winning inn also welcomes dogs. For the approximately 3 km long gorge you should plan about 1 hour walking time. Posing for photos not included.Along the route there are numerous drinking, play and splashing opportunities for two- and four-legged friends. Both the course space and the hiking trail through the gorge can be used free of charge.Tip to Kundler Klamm: On strong rainy days and from mid-November to the end of March, the gorge is closed for safety reasons. However, you can always hike to the inn in the winter, or if you wish, you can also go there. In addition, from 13 May to 26 October several times a ride on the slow train is offered, in which dogs are also taken at no extra charge.

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  • Difficult
    06:50
    13.5 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,600 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In Kals, the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner with 3798 meters from its chocolate side.You have completed a particularly extended "Gassi go" when you and your four-legged friend have the Talrundweg at the foot of the Grossglockner behind you - because who wants to go the complete tour, should schedule six to seven hours. Awarded the Austrian Wandergütesiegel and with a length of approx. 20 kilometers, the adventure trail has a lot to offer. From fantastic viewpoints over water playgrounds to extensive meadows, which sooner or later will make every dog ​​tired. As a reward, you will also find the cozy wellness loungers that serve as a power donor. Despite the low degree of difficulty, the tour is a condition-technical challenge, since in the course of the hike over 700 vertical meters are covered. Thanks to the seven official entry points, which offer all parking facilities, you can also wander through individual sections depending on the condition. Especially for ambitious hikers and agile dogs, this valley trail is a demanding but rewarding affair!

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    7.35 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,725 ft
    550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Salzburger Almenweg is a 350 km long foray through the Pongauer mountains in Salzburg, Austria, which leads over 120 pastures. No other federal state in Austria has such alpine density as the SalzburgerLand. Each pasture and hut has its own unique charm and none resembles the other.What is the same, however, is the hospitality and warmth with which the hikers are received. You will be served there with g'schmackigen Almspezialitäten as fresh milk, cheese, butter, curd cheese, yogurt, bread, bacon or a homemade schnapps. Maybe something of the good Brettljause falls off your four-legged friend ?!Along the Salzburger Almenweg are huts, like the Buttermilchalm or the Schlossalm, but also lesser known ones like the Weissenhofalm, the Fallhausalm or the Kögerlalm, which are real insider tips under Bergfexen. Although the first leg of the Salzburger Almenweg requires more than 12 kilometers of energy, the fatigue seems to be forgotten at the latest at the stop. Some tourist accommodation even specialize in dogs. The Berghotel Arthurhaus am Hochkönig, for example, has its own dog menu as well as a fenced playground and a dog course. Even a dog whisperer regularly visits the weekends. Dogs stay here for free! Paired with the expansive meadows of the Salzburger Land, your four-legged friend will find the perfect conditions. Promised.

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  • Difficult
    03:46
    7.53 mi
    2.0 mph
    875 ft
    1,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Stage 2 of the Salzburger Almenweg. Again, this stage is wonderful with "the best friend of man" to commit. Home is the dog-friendly Arthurhaus. After about 15 minutes walking you will reach already the first water source, which invites with refreshing mountain spring water for a short break. We continue on almost constant altitude on the southern flank of the Hochkönig. Almost the entire stage is accompanied by the impressive view of the Hochkönig massif.The best way to enjoy the panorama in the course of a stop in one of the numerous mountain pastures along the way. First you reach the Windraucheggalm, shortly thereafter to the Riedingalm and after the march through the Riedingtal the next ones are already waiting: Schartenhütte, Molterauhütte or Brandstätthütte. After about 3.5 hours walking you reach the Erichhütte.In summary: Fantastic panorama and spoiled for choice in the huts selection. One of the most beautiful stages of the Salzburger Almenweg!

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    4.30 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This almost seven-kilometer tour is perfect for a half-day hike with a dog. It will take you to the Klagenfurter Hütte in the Carnica-Region Rosental, from where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama. Parking is available after driving through the idyllic Bärental at the Stouhütte or the Johannsenruhe. In winter, please take the first parking lot at the Stouhütte. The walking time is extended by about half an hour. The path from the parking lots is marked with route number 603 and leads across a wide gravel forest road, which is easy to do both in summer and in winter (with enough snow with snowshoes or touring skis). Those who prefer a more natural approach can bypass the forest path partly by marked short cuts along the old hut trail, which leads through a forest with large boulders. Your dog should already have experience with alpine hikes. Passing the Matschacher Alm, the path to the Klagenfurter Hütte at 1,664 meters above sea level is not far away.The hut itself is idyllically nestled in the midst of the Karawanken Mountains and offers magnificent views of the rocky backdrop of the high chair, the Klagenfurter Spitze and the Bielschitza. If you want to extend the day, or plan a long hike, you can stay overnight at the hut. The 2016 refurbished hut offers 40 beds in the dormitory. Even dogs are taken overnight. However, a cleaning fee of € 5, - per dog will be charged.
    The alternative route to the Klagenfurter Hütte over the Bodental is recommended in the summer months with the Meerauge on the way and the partially insured Stinzesteig, but also much more demanding. In the winter months, however, it is not recommended.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    75.3 mi
  • Duration
    44:13 h
  • Elevation
    23,975 ft

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