Holidays at last – relaxing hikes in Vorarlberg & Tyrol
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It’s finally time for a holiday – time to take a deep breath and slow down for a while. Lofty mountains, with their fresh air, are ideal places to unwind from everyday life. In this Collection, we take you to the stunning mountainous regions of Vorarlberg and Tyrol in western Austria. On 12 hikes, we guide you to our favourite places in the nature around the cities of Bregenz and Innsbruck. So grab your rucksack and join us on an adventure.
You will explore the Bregenz Forest, known for its sprawling forests, vast moors, alpine meadows, and majestic peaks. The unique Kleinwalsertal Valley, which can only be reached via Germany, also features in the routes.
Further east in the neighbouring state of Tyrol, the city of St. Anton am Arlberg enchants you with its Tyrolean charm. You can explore the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena, a collection of several small towns on the Austrian side of Germany’s highest mountain. Seefeld in the Karwendel Nature Park, which has hosted the Olympic Nordic disciplines no less than three times, boasts unspoiled nature. Finally, the region’s capital Innsbruck impresses with its beautiful old town.
Hike to a beautiful lake, climb a mountain peak, walk from one ridge to the next, or finish a short stroll with your family at a rustic mountain inn. Tyrol and Vorarlberg are wonderful destinations for a hiking holiday. If you plan to be away for a long time, you could even complete all of the routes in one go. No matter how you plan your holiday, you are sure to have a great time in the Austrian mountains.
Travel tip: ÖBB trains leave from Zurich Central Station to Austria every two hours between 6.40 am and 6.40 pm. From bigger stations, you can easily take a regional train to the start of the hikes. The SBB GA card or Halbtax-Abo (Half-Fare Card) also gives you a 15 percent discount on the Austrian part of the route. For more information, including timetables and ticket reservation, see to.austria.info/sbbchoesterreich (in German).
For more information about the six hiking regions (in German), visit:
- Bregenzerwald: to.austria.info/bregenzerwaldentdecken
- Kleinwalsertal: to.austria.info/kleinwalsertalentdecken
- St. Anton am Arlberg: to.austria.info/stantonentdecken
- Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena: to.austria.info/zugspitzarenaentdecken
- Seefeld: to.austria.info/seefeldentdecken
- Innsbruck: to.austria.info/innsbruckentdecken
This hiking trail in Hittisau is all about water. A nice round, where you will always be amazed by the strength and beauty of the streams and rivers in the region. This hike is also an experience with children.
Let's start at the village fountain. Once through Hittisau you walk to the oldest covered wooden…
This tour takes you high up from the Hochtannberg Pass via the Widdersteinhütte. Definitely a hike for which you should have sufficient fitness. Because the 400 vertical meters you will cover in total are all concentrated on a single kilometer. Your efforts will be rewarded in many ways on the go.
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Are you looking for a hike that will make both you and younger hikers happy? Or just want to escape the summer heat? Maybe instead of after an imposing summit you just feel like a deep gorge. Either way, this is the tour for you.
It starts at the panorama hut in Egg. And the first highlights are not long…
Aiming high in the two-country region in Kleinwalsertal - that is the motto of this tour. The hike will demand a lot from your physical condition. But first of all it starts comfortably: The ascent is done by the mountain railway for you.
With the Söllereck-Bahn (ok-bergbahnen.com/at/bergbahnen/soellereckbahn/soellereckbahn-2020.html)…
St. Anton am Arlberg captivates with an environment of proud mountain peaks and rugged rock faces. But there are also less difficult tours across lush alpine meadows and through species-rich valleys. One of these is the tour to the Tritschalpe, which we are introducing to you here and which, thanks to…
A little more time and desire for a demanding tour that does not leave the 2,000 meter mark all the time and gives you magnificent views of the Tyrolean mountains? Then head to the Kaiserjochhaus.
It starts at the Kapall mountain station (stantonamarlberg.com/de/sommer/arlberger-bergbahnen). The cable…
Water, forest and wild views await you on the three-lake hike in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. Since the circular route can be covered without much effort, it is also popular with children.
The tour starts at the sports field in Biberwier. After a while through the town and then through beautiful nature…
A crisp tour with peak flair awaits you in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. It goes through wonderful nature up to remarkable heights. But please only in dry conditions. And with the appropriate sure-footedness.
The tour starts in the idyllic Bichlbächle directly in front of the Bergmandl inn. On a meadow…
An easy path with lots of water and beautiful nature awaits you in the Olympiaregion Seefeld. An idyllic tour that can also be mastered with children. Not least because numerous rest and cooling options await on the way.
From the World Cup tennis hall in Seefeld, you first walk slightly uphill over the…
A circular hike that has it all. Not only when it comes to their proud length. The 14-kilometer tour through the Gleirsch Gorge shows you what water can shape. And also leads you past a rustic refreshment stop.
Get on the tour at the Scharnitz information center. Always keeping to the right, you will…
Yes, Innsbruck has some rocky and challenging tours to offer. But the city can do it differently. On this tour, for example, a wonderful path through the Karwendel Alpine Park awaits you, a delightful rest in a beautiful inn and a special place of strength.
It starts in the district of Hötting, from where…
Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, is not only known for its beautiful old town with the world-famous "Golden Roof", but also for its diverse hiking opportunities. What is special about the city? You can start from your busy center on foot or by train into the wonderful mountains.
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