Austria

Discover the stunning beauty of the breathtaking Austrian Alps, a winter wonderland for skiers and a paradise for outdoor lovers

Go ski touring around Tyrol’s world-class resorts, climb Grossglockner (Austria’s highest mountain), or go rock climbing in the spectacular granite of the Wilder Kaiser massif

 

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Austria is a beautiful small country in the heart of Europe, with a long and interesting imperial past, still visible in spectacular palaces and architecture. Famous worldwide for its stunning alpine scenery, winter sports and charming villages, Austria boasts a wonderful cultural legacy: Klimt, Mozart, Schubert, Wagner and Strauss were born here. If you enjoy classical music, you shouldn’t miss the Salzburg Festival in summer, in Mozart’s beautiful birthplace city.

 

 

Good to Know

 

What's the weather like?

There are three types of climate in Austria: the continental of the plain region of Vienna, with cold winters and warm summers; the Alpine climate of the mountains, snowy and freezing in winter, and cool in summer with some thunderstorms in the afternoon; and the climate of cities at higher altitude, like Salzburg or Innsbruck, with cold winters and quite warm summers with a good amount of thunderstorms.

Getting there

Located at the heart of Europe and bordered by seven countries, Austria is an easy stop-off on a trip through Europe, thanks to its excellent transport connections. Vienna boasts one of central Europe’s best train connections. If you are flying, you can arrive in Vienna major international airport, or you could also fly to Salzburg or Innsbruck.

Language

German

Country Code

+43

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Best time to visit

If you are after skiing, snow is pretty much guaranteed from November onwards to April, although the best time will be January and February. Hikers and outdoor lovers will get the best of warm weather between April and October. Most cities are year-round destinations.

 

 

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What People Say

  • 46 reviews

 

Etienne is a great guide with plenty of mountain knowledge and experience. He expertly guided the 4 of us across
the Silvretta Alps, through conditions both white-out and blue sky, starting at Ischgl and staying in mountain huts in Austria and Switzerland. His passion for the mountains is evident and we felt very safe in his risk adverse hands. Etienne speaks perfect English and has a good sense of humour, which made for good company at the card table in the evenings. I would recommend him to anyone and look forward to touring again with him next year. Andy
Renato was a fantastic guide and very professional. He was well prepared and very experienced. We got unlucky and got
stuck in some very bad weather one day and he did an amazing job of leading our group out of a bad situation. The Silvretta traverse was a great trip – beautiful mountains and very nice huts to spend the nights. I would definitely recommend both Renato and this tour!
We had a wonderful day skiing down to Fiberbrunn with our guide Mathias Leo. He found deep light powder snow.
The snow was unexpectedly good considering it had not snowed for many weeks! It is only guides with the best knowledge that can find good conditions long after the last snow fall. The smiles remained on our faces the whole day 🙂 Henrik
Our group of six have just returned from a magical four day tour of the Silvretta Traverse. The sun shone,
the snow was superb and all the while Renato led us with a mixture humour, patient consideration and under-stated authority. He taught us the key skills of ski touring, including vital avalanche training and other mountaineering craft. Renato was excellent company throughout and I could not recommend him more highly. A true gent of the mountains.
Really enjoyed a day of off piste with Mathias. We were lift-serviced with some short hikes and traverses and found
plenty of fresh powder! If you are honest about what you want, and your group’s abilities, then Mathias will create an experience that works!
The guide was really nice, he really knew his stuff, he was a good laugh as well. Always chilled out.
I would highly recommend this to anyone. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the summit however, I plan to come back and do it again. And actually finish it! But it definitely gave me a huge insight on what I want to do to travel, and that is to climb mountains for charity. So thank you guys so much for helping me out. It was truly an incredible experience!
Andreas is a very nice and friendly person. He is a very professional guide. My husband and I are very
satisfied with this trip! The most exciting is we meet a snowstorm, what a rare beauty it is!
In sum, the guide Andreas was just excellent and we loved the trip! Thanks and best regards, Wim
We booked Bernd to organise a day of top rope and lead climbing for our family who climb regularly indoors
but are novices outdoors. Bernd asked the right questions and selected a perfect area for us to climb with a large number of routes of differing grades. Bernd gave us the right amount of instruction and guidance – we are already planning our next trip to Austria and will be repeat customers.
The guide was nice. We went upto Studel hut. Next day the weather was very bad and hence we could
not proceed further. We had no time to extend our day further. Never mind. We shall think of it again later. Tanks and regards.
It was a great human and sport experience. This region is so beautiful. Andreas is a kind, honest person and a
great guide. It was a pleasure to share this climb with him. He was permanently avalaible before and during the ascent and gave me some good advice. The ascent (we climbed by the studlgrat) was challenging and nice. That one requires a good physical fitness and some rock-climbing skills. I was pleased and proud when we reached the top.
Cristian del Campo Kemp for Climbing Großglockner with a guide
I found Explore Share an excellent service in locating me a local alpine guide, who in turn tailored for me
a brilliant 4 days mountaineering in Austria. Many thanks to Lupe for all her assistance in organising my guide and Mathias for his expert & personable guidance in the Austrian Alps.
The trip was greate and Andi is perfect guide. He is focused 100% on clients safety and he is very organised.
Also, we are suprised in positive way with your way of working. Regards, Arianit
Mathias took us on a slightly different trip more catered to rock climbing. It was exactly what we were looking
for! We did a one day multi pitch climbing course and then a one day mountain ascent. I’d highly recommend Mathias if you’re looking for an adventure in Austria.
Great guide, felt very safe with Andy. Good fun to
Andreas is a very friendly and competent guide. It was reassuring to be climbing with a meteorologist during unstable weather.
All three of us climbing felt very safe to have Andreas leading us up and down. I highly recommend this trip and hope to see Andi again soon!
It was such a perfect trip! Everything went very well and I’m gratified. Thanks to Andi 🙂
Jenni Kallioniemi for Climbing Großglockner with a guide
 

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