Austria is a fascinating country which blends awe-inspiring Alpine sceneries, local traditions, an opulent imperial past and mind-blowing modern architecture. From the captivating Vienna –one of Central Europe’s most visited capital cities– to the outdoorsy Innsbruck –the gateway for visiting Tyrol– there are a lot of possible itineraries to explore. Hiking in Austria is the best option for those with a passion for nature and laid-back mountain villages who want to experience the alpine way of life.
The weather varies slightly throughout the different regions, but it consists mostly on cold snowy winters (the Austrian Alps are the highest part of the country and therefore, boast the lowest temperatures) and warm sunny summers (not too hot).
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Hiking trips to Austria can range from a day trip to a 1-week journey. Hut-to-hut hiking traverses usually take between 5 to 7 days and they can include locations both in Austria and neighbouring countries like Switzerland or Germany.
April to October is the best time for a hiking trip to Austria. June and August offer the best weather conditions but they are also a high tourist season.
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