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For some of the best alpine adventures you can find year-round, book one of these Austria tours and prepare for some memorable thrills. Summer months in Austria offer pristine hiking trails and world-class rock climbing throughout the country, while winter – and even summer – offers unforgettable ski touring and ice climbing. The landscape of Austria has long inspired some of the world's greatest composers, and you owe it to yourself to see how it can also inspire you while challenging you physically and mentally.Book one of these Austria tours today and discover the natural beauty of the Alps!

Austria Travel Guide

If you are planning a trip to central Europe and need an Austria travel guide, this Ultimate Travel Guide to Austria is a fantastic resource to have at your disposal. From the imposing terrain of the Alps to the quiet shores of Lake Constance and the Danube River, Austria is a breathtaking country that should be at the top of anyone’s list who is looking to travel in Europe. Whether you want to hike, bike, climb, or ski, there is an exceptional adventure waiting for you around every corner when traveling through Austria.

When is the Best Time to Visit Austria?

The best time to visit Austria depends largely upon your travel interest and what you would like to accomplish on your trip. The weather in Austria can vary greatly depending on the region; however, the country generally experiences cold winters and cool, damp summers. The temperatures in the Austrian Alps, which run through the middle of the country, are usually cooler than in the surrounding lowland regions.

The high tourist season in Austria is during the June to September window, when the weather is warm and sunny, allowing plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking or climbing. For those who prefer cooler weather, you might want to visit Austria in the spring or fall seasons, especially if you are looking to avoid the crowds. In terms of winter sports, the ski resorts in the Austrian Alps are open from December to March when the weather is cold and snowy, making it the perfect destination for a winter getaway.

Popular Activities in Austria

Bike Tours in Austria

While the steep terrain of the Austrian Alps might not seem ideal for a cycling adventure, bike tours in Austria are an extremely popular pastime thanks to the stunning scenery and level of difficulty that they offer. Book your bike tours in Austria today for an incredible - albeit challenging - adventure in the mountains.

Hiking Tours in Austria

Traversing a wealth of picturesque mountain terrain, hiking tours in Austria are an incredible getaway for anyone who loves the outdoors. Make your way through serene alpine valleys and dramatic mountain passes on these unforgettable hiking tours in Austria.

Ski Tours in Austria

Home to some of the world’s most well-known ski resorts and slopes, Austria is the perfect destination if you are a winter sports enthusiast looking for a chilly retreat. Book your ski tours in Austria today if you want to experience the majesty of the Alps in places like Kitzbühel, St. Anton am Arlberg, and Mayrhofen!

Where to Travel in Austria

Austrian Alps

Dramatic mountain peaks, serene alpine lakes, and quaint villages nestled in sleepy valleys are what characterize the landscape of the Austrian Alps, making it an ideal destination to explore in both the summer and winter months. Many people choose to utilize either Salzburg or Innsbruck as a base from which to explore the mountainous terrain, scaling summits on summer hiking trips or carving up the slopes on winter ski adventures. No matter which time of year you choose to explore the Austrian Alps, you can rest assured that there will always be an exciting adventure around the corner!

Frequently Asked Questions About Austria

How many days in Austria is enough?

If you are looking to experience the main cities and some surrounding areas in Austria, then 10 days should be the minimum length of your trip.

How to travel around Austria?

Austria is a relatively small country that has a strong public transit system, so the easiest way to travel around is by train.

Do they speak English in Austria?

While the official language of Austria is German, 73% of the population also speaks English.

what is the number one attraction in Austria?

In terms of the most visited places by tourists, Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna is the number one attraction in Austria.

What is the prettiest part of Austria?

While it is home to many wonderfully scenic locales, Salzburg is often regarded as one of the prettiest places in Austria, and is perhaps best known as the setting of the film “The Sound of Music”.

Austria Tour Highlights

There is so much to do and see on a trip to Austria, so here are some great Austria tour highlights to consider checking out on your next trip there:

Innsbruck

Situated at the junction between the Wipp Valley and Inn River, Innsbruck is a fantastic outdoor destination, particularly for anyone who enjoys winter sports. As the capital of the Austrian state of Tyrol, Innsbruck is home to plenty of cultural and historic landmarks, making it an ideal place for anyone who wants to experience Austrian culture and the outdoors at the same time. If you want to explore the scenic landscape of the Austrian Alps, then Innsbruck is a great hub to base your trip out of.

Grossglockner

Situated in the center of the country, Grossglockner is the tallest mountain in Austria at an elevation of 3,798m above sea level. Due to the rugged nature of the surrounding landscape, Grossglockner is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly for anyone looking to hike, bike, climb, or ski. In addition to being the tallest mountain in Austria, Grossglockner is also home to the largest glacier in the country, the Pasterze Glacier.

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Open details for Across the Alps: Salzburg to Villach Bike Tour

Across the Alps: Salzburg to Villach Bike Tour

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This tour screams efficiency! In just 5 days, you’ll cycle from Salzburg to Villach, Austria, merely 200km across the Austrian Alps. Spend the first night in the understated Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and poetic inspiration to many. Then, get your heart pumping right off the bat as you ascend to the mountains and spend two nights in two charming villages. Finally, you’ll ride down into a new province with more pastoral scenes and end up in Villach, a lovely city close to several swimmable lakes.

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Open details for Shortened Dolomites to Lake Wörthersee Bike Tour

Shortened Dolomites to Lake Wörthersee Bike Tour

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Get the best of the Italian and Austrian Alps on this laid-back cycling tour! Starting in Italy, you’ll ride along the well-known Drau/Drava cycle path from the Dolomites to the lake-filled province of Carinthia, Austria. Discover small hamlets and large cities, each as charming as the last. Admire no shortage of natural scenery- rivers, colourful peaks, lakes, and countryside abound. At booking, you can either rent a standard bike or an e-bike to make the ride as easy as you like.

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Open details for Italian and Austrian Alps Bike Tour

Italian and Austrian Alps Bike Tour

8 days
From US $750
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Get the best of the Italian and Austrian Alps on this laid-back cycling tour! Starting in Italy, you’ll ride along the well-known Drau/Drava cycle path from the Dolomites to the lake-filled province of Carinthia, Austria. Discover small hamlets and large cities, each as charming as the last. Admire no shortage of natural scenery- rivers, colourful peaks, lakes, and countryside abound. At booking, you can either rent a standard bike or an e-bike to make the ride as easy as you like.

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Alpe Adria Road Biking

Italy
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8 days
From US $775
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The Alpe Adria Road Biking tour is an 8-day self-guided ride along a section of the Alpe Adria Trail. You’ll be cycling the section of trail that runs from the Austrian border town of Villach all the way to coastal Trieste- crossing from Austria to Italy!

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Open details for Villach to Grado Bike Tour

Villach to Grado Bike Tour

6 days
From US $775
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This 6-day journey is perfect for those looking to experience the Alps by bike without much of a challenge. You’ll still have to be relatively fit, but the routes are well-paved, and you can ride at your own pace on this self-guided tour. This tour begins in Austria and quickly crosses into the Italian Alps for the remainder. Visit a new town each night, each with a unique version of the Alp culture coloured by influence from Slovenia, Austria, and Italy.

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Open details for Drau Cycle Path from Italy to Austria Tour

Drau Cycle Path from Italy to Austria Tour

8 days
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The Drau Cycle Path from Italy to Austria Tour is perfect for those looking for a laid-back biking challenge with a perfect mix of riding and relaxing. Over 8 days on your bike, you’ll discover the quaint villages along the Drau River running from Italy to Austria. Stunning landscapes await from Day 1 in northern Italy to the end of the tour in Lake Klopein, Austria. Along the journey, you’ll see gorgeous lakes, charming villages, forested areas, and of course, the impressive Alps towering over you.

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Open details for Rock Climbing Highlights in Austria

Rock Climbing Highlights in Austria

8 days
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Whether your preference is bouldering, single-pitch, multi-pitch, or Alpine-style traditional climbing, the Zillertal area in Austria offers you a world-class granite environment for rock climbing.

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Open details for South Tyrol to Lake Garda Bike Tour

South Tyrol to Lake Garda Bike Tour

7 days
From US $850
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Explore two provinces on this beautiful ride through South Tyrol and Trento. You’ll ride 270km from Bressanone, the oldest town in South Tyrol, to Lake Garda, the crown jewel of Trento. During the week-and-a-day tour, you’ll pedal among the vivid Dolomites through forested valleys and countryside areas. Stop in several hamlets, villages, and larger cities for a full experience of the culture present in this area.

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Carinthian Lakes Bike Tour

6 days
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This tour is perfect for those who want an adventure holiday but without much challenge. The Carinthian Lakes Bike Tour is a self-guided exploration of the spectacular Carinthia province in Austria. Over 6 days, you’ll ride around several stunning lakes on a flat bike path and have plenty of downtime to rest and indulge in the local cuisine.

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Cross Country Ski the Dolomites

7 days
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Spend an amazing week exploring the cross-country ski trails in the unbelievable Tyrolean Dolomites. The Cross Country Ski the Dolomites Tour is a self-guided adventure on the scenic mountain trails between Lienz and Cortina d’Ampezzo, discovering some of the finest alpine scenery in the Alps.

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Carinthia Lakes Circuit Bike Tour

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Embark on a cruisy bike holiday through southern Austria on this Carinthia Lakes Circuit Bike Tour. Over 8 days, you’ll complete a 250km circuit from Villach, visiting six major lakes and many other small lakes along the way. Each lake and lakeside town has breathtaking forested mountains surrounding them—you are riding in the foothills of the Alps, after all! Not only do you get striking nature scenes, but you’ll also immerse in the local culture. Visit ancient castles, monasteries, and wander the cobblestone streets in each town. This route follows the original Great Lakes Loop, challenging passages are replaced by transfers (train and car).

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Cycling the Dolomites to Trieste

Italy
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8 days
From US $895
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The 8-day self-guided Cycling the Dolomites to Trieste tour covers the mountain regions of three countries during one epic road biking adventure. There are few better ways to experience this magical part of Europe!

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Open details for Dolomites to Trieste Bike Tour

Dolomites to Trieste Bike Tour

8 days
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This 8-day tour offers a sensational experience—it will appeal to foodies, adventurers, bike enthusiasts, history buffs, and xenophiles alike! You start and end in Italy, but along the way, you’ll cross the border into Austria and Slovenia, creating a well-rounded adventure tour. From the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, the Dolomites to Trieste Bike Tour is filled with mountain views, medieval architecture, stunning towns, turquoise rivers, and warm lakes. On top of that, you’ll ride through vineyards in Italy and be spoilt for choice when it’s time to choose your lunch and dinner restaurants.

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Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime

Italy
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8 days
From US $895
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The Hiking Kitzbühel to Tre Cime tour is a self-guided hiking adventure that begins in the Kitzbüheler Alps and takes you all the way to the iconic Three Peaks in the Dolomites. Each day your luggage will be sent ahead to the next charming town or mountain village on your route so you can focus on enjoying every step of this beautiful hiking adventure.

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South Tyrol Bike Tour

8 days
From US $895
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South Tyrol is home to the Dolomites, stunning medieval towns, and a smattering of castles perched on hilltops. Over 8 days on the South Tyrol Bike Tour, you’ll ride among these fantastic sites while enjoying comfortable accommodation chosen for you each night. Starting and ending in Bressanone, the oldest town in the area, you’ll have 5 full days of cycling routes to explore different sites including vineyards, a spa town, lakes, orchards, and the capital of South Tyrol. You can have a rest day on the last day, or you can explore on your own.

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Open details for Villach to Trieste Bike Tour

Villach to Trieste Bike Tour

8 days
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This 8-day journey is perfect for those looking to experience the Alps by bike without much of a challenge. You’ll still have to be relatively fit, but the routes are well-paved, and you can ride at your own pace on this self-guided tour. This tour begins in Austria and quickly crosses into the Italian Alps for the remainder. Visit a new town each night, each with a unique version of the Alp culture coloured by influence from Slovenia, Austria, and Italy.

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Open details for Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

Italy
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8 days
From US $925
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The exciting Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour will see you trekking to three countries in one amazing week! This self-guided hiking trip travels the alpine circuit from Austria to Italy, into Slovenia, and then back to Austria.

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Carnic High Trail Hiking Tour

Italy
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8 days
From US $995
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The Carnic High Trail Hiking Tour follows the Karnische Höhenweg through the spectacular Dolomites, revealing one of the most special hiking routes in these mountains. This 8-day self-guided hiking holiday explores the high alpine trails between Alta Pusteria and the city of Villach.

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Open details for Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

Austria
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9 days
From US $1,125
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This road biking adventure is a self-guided exploration of the incredible roads that wind through the Alps in Germany, Austria, and Italy. You’ll love riding the exciting mountain passes as you take in the amazing views of the legendary Dolomites!

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Open details for Mountains and Sea: Salzburg to Grado Bike Tour

Mountains and Sea: Salzburg to Grado Bike Tour

8 days
From US $1,175
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Imagine biking in the glorious Alps in Austria and northern Italy and then ending up on the Adriatic Coast! That’s what you’ll do on this tour. For 8 days, you’ll ride a well-planned route and stay each night in a new town or city, each with a palpable charm and history. You’ll be challenged on some days as you have quite a distance to cover- 355–400km! The ever-changing scenery will be enough motivation to hop back on your bike.

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