The autonomous region of Trentino-South Tyrol is dominated by mountainous terrain, absolutely stunning and idyllic lakes, and vast tracts of tree-lined alpine forests. Most of the hiking is centred around the Carnic Alps, which provides sensational views and scenery at seemingly every turn, with challenging, rewarding and excellent hikes in abundance. Take a pick from our selection of hiking trips in Trentino-South Tyrol, and the beauty will take your breath away.
6-day hiking tour along the Carnic Alps
What should I know about Hiking Austria?
The city of Trento, the capital of the region, is an excellent place to get to and start your trip before heading onwards to the hiking areas.
Some of the hiking can be challenging, so being fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity.
As Trentino-South Tyrol is an autonomous region, the villages, towns and cities are full of fascinating and rich histories and culture that have distinct and unique characteristics separate to Italy. The locals are very proud of this, and there are endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do.
Why should I choose Austria for my Hiking adventure?
The Picture-Perfect Scenery
The scenery of Trentino-South Tyrol has to be seen to be believed, as the tranquil and idyllic alpine lakes are framed by masses of lush green forest, rocky and mountainous terrain, and old, gorgeous castles and relics from its interesting past. The hiking trails aim to take in as much of this as possible, with long and winding paths traipsing through it all.
The hiking conditions in Trentino-South Tyrol are sublime, with the crisp, cool weather and wide variety of trails and routes providing an ideal setting. Hiking is a very popular activity in the region, so there are plenty of experienced people and well-trodden paths to help everyone.
The Complex, Fascinating History
Trentino-South Tyrol is an autonomous region with powers and administration independent of Italy, and was previously a part of Austria-Hungary for close to 1000 years. This has resulted in an interesting blend of cultures and traditions, with both Italian and German widely spoken, and the region is now a prosperous and progressive place with fantastic wine, fruit and dairy.
What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Austria?
Relatively mild for most of the year, with temperatures rarely getting below 5 degrees celsius.
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How can I get to Austria?
Flights to Venice or Milan and then approximately a 1 hour drive to Trentino-South Tyrol. Alternatively most Italian and European trains stop at the two main stations of Trento and Rovereto.
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When is the best time to travel to Austria for Hiking?
March-September, when there is no snowfall and the temperature is warm.
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