Explore waterfalls, ravines, woodlands and more as you discover this beautiful and unique Central European country. Combine hiking, rock climbing and swimming in this intensely fun summer-time sport!
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While all of western Austria is mountainous, the best canyoning is generally found in the southern states of the country, with a few notable exceptions.
Due to how spread out some of the best spots are and the difficulty of navigating the mountainous terrain, it is generally best to pick one spot that piques your interest and save the rest for another time.
The Frauenbach Gorge is one popular location for advanced canyoners and is also located near Kötschach-Mauthen, which is more appropriate for beginners and families.
Vorarlberg sits all the way in the western reaches of the country and is another popular family location. Regardless of where you choose to go, you will be met by amazing views and beautiful landscapes.
During the summer, average temperatures up in the mountains of Austria range from 7°C to 14°C. The summers in Austria are quite wet, with about 150 mm of rain per summer month. Both spring and autumn are a bit drier.
This depends on how much time you have and what you would like to do. Most guides offer trips ranging from a half-day to three or four days. However, there is a lot to see in Austria and spending a week there would allow you to see some of what Austria has to offer.
June to September, but some guides offer trips from April to November.
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