It’s a pleasure to put down your pack and slacken the laces on your boots as you rest with a coffee and apple strudel at a rustic mountain hut. It’s been the most fantastic day on the Hochkonig Panorama Trail, with stunning views as the sun glints on the top of the highest mountain to the north in the Berchtesgarden Alps. Tonight, a session in the hotel sauna will soothe your aching muscles and prepare you for tomorrow’s exploration of this alpine wonderland.
Austria offers a wealth of alpine walking. Well-groomed walking trails, cable cars and ski lifts open up the exhilarating world of the high peaks and ridges – Hundstein, Kingspitz, Predigerstuhl and Peiljoch are waiting to be explored. There is drama in this landscape too – the tumbling mass of the Weissbach Falls set in a deep gorge is an awesome sight. Discover picturesque valleys with little villages, traditional chalets decked with geraniums, and beautiful lakes – picture postcard Austria. Forest trails, pastureland and alpine meadows are havens for wild flowers and animals – you might even glimpse marmots, deer and wild horses as you walk. You can even spend the night in a traditional mountain hut to fully immerse yourself in the alpine experience. So much natural beauty is waiting to be discovered with a Ramblers Walking Holiday in Austria.