The most beautiful hiking trails in the Alps

Gastein Valley Nature Park

Experience untouched nature, feel the freshness of the air in your lungs, explore wonderful, deep green valleys, admire crystal-clear mountain lakes: hiking is one of the favorite activities of Germans in their free time. The Alpine region in particular attracts thousands of hikers every year. You can read below which are the most beautiful hiking routes in the Alps.

Hiking in the Dolomites, an experience in every season.

When visiting the beautiful South Tyrol, the northernmost region of Italy, visitors cannot avoid indulging in their views of the beautiful Dolomites. The so-called Dolomites high trail no. 8, which leads from Von Brixen to Salurn, is particularly popular with hikers. Here the beauty of the gigantic mountain worlds is combined with the traditions and cultures of the residents, who are happy to serve you in small Alpine restaurants during your hike.

The Kalkwanderweg in Upper Austria

The Kalkalpenweg, which connects the Enns valley with the Totes Gebirge near Hinterstoder, is one of the longest and most beautiful hiking routes in the Alpine region with its 150 km route. Take a break on your way and experience the beauty of the limestone mountains on impressive viewpoints. The hiking trails are thematically structured in 11 stages and thus offer every hiker exciting opportunities for discovery.

The circular hiking trail in the Oberallgäu

The run hiking trail in the Oberallgäu also leads you through its beautiful and unspoiled nature on 11 stages. On more than 200 km of trails you will discover the Allgäu with deep gorges, fantastic waterfalls and gigantic mountain walls in all its facets.

The Engadine high trail

The Engadine High Trail offers visitors a hike with contrasts. In addition to wonderful panoramic spots, the hiking trail also includes rough, naturally created paths, paths through meadows, steep ascents and fantastic lakes, thus offering hikers a real adventure.

The Jakobsweg in Tirol

Unlike the Way of St. James in Spain, visitors to the Tyrolean Way of St. James do not expect any streams of pilgrims and crowded paths, but here, too, small chapels and churches adorn the path and offer every hiker a great change from the beautiful nature that surrounds the trail.

The Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Alps. The 170 km hiking trail leads through three countries. So hikers can admire the beauty of France as well as enjoy the great nature in Italy and Switzerland. On this hiking trail, which can usually be overcome in 7-10 days, visitors have to master about 10,000 meters in altitude.

The Jura high-altitude hiking trail in western Switzerland

The Jura hiking trail is one of the first hiking trails through Switzerland. Adorned with wild forests and crystal-clear streams, hikers can leave 300 km of hiking behind in just over 90 hours.

The circumnavigation of the Grossglockner

The gigantic Großglockner with its height of 3,798 meters is probably the highest mountain in Austria. When circumnavigating this summit, visitors can not only admire the beautiful flora of Austria, but also experience billy goats, wild chamois and the traditional golden eagle in their natural wild environment.

The green Via Alpina in Liechtenstein

It is not for nothing that the Via Alpina in Liechtenstein is called “the green path”. Cross the Rhine Valley and let yourself be shown the charming traditions and customs on the way through five cantons of Switzerland!

The Gastein Valley as a top destination for hiking enthusiasts

On a hike through the Gastein Valley Nature Park, hikers get to know and love the fascinating world of the Hohe Tauern. Traditional farms and the fascinating Alpine panorama make this hiking trail an absolute highlight, while in the evening numerous thermal baths invite tired hikers to relax right on the side of the path.

Gastein Valley Nature Park