When the snow gives way to the first blossoms on the alpine pastures in spring, the hiking season begins in the mountains. Where skis and snowboards become the number one piece of equipment during the winter, hiking boots have their heyday from April to October. The beautiful alpine trails, and high-altitude paths offer countless hours in the clean fresh mountain air, they can be discovered at a leisurely pace or you can have a demanding long-distance hike or a high-altitude mountain trek. The choice is yours. The many VAYA Group properties are at your disposal in the most beautiful hiking regions of Austria.
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"Hiking is an activity of the legs
and a state of the soul."
Hiking trails in Austria
Compiling a list of the most beautiful hiking trails in Austria is no easy task. The network of mountain trails alone covers an incredible 50,000 kilometers in this country. In addition, there are countless hiking trails away from the Alps and through the valleys. But we can assure you of one thing: no matter which property of the VAYA Group you spend your hiking holiday in Austria – there will be no shortage of tails and paths.
In Zell am See, for example, the Gischt Runde from Oberkrimml is recommended. It leads along the spectacular Krimml Waterfalls. In Saalbach Hinterglemm there are 400 kilometers of hiking trails to explore – some of them you can complete, for example, as a hiking challenge: it challenges you with 64 kilometers and 3,800 meters of altitude. For something a bit easier try the Panorama-Genussweg Serfaus, the Pfundser Runde is only a little more than 9 kilometers long, but with beautiful views. Wonderful alpine huts invite you to stop for a bite to eat, where you can enjoy tasty regional delicacies.
Good to know
One of the healthiest sports is hiking. If you regularly lace up your hiking boots, you can lower your blood pressure in the long run. The cardiovascular system is stimulated and lung function improves. Hiking also acts as a holistic fitness program. Thus, a surprising number of calories are consumed when walking up hill constantly; more than 14 percent than jogging on the flat. The healing power of walking can also affect our mood. Studies have found evidence that walking strengthens the brain region on which antidepressants also act.