Austria is a small country that packs a serious punch. From spectacular alpine scenery and charming lakeside villages to historic castles, Baroque churches and vibrant cities, this is a land of incredible beauty and contrast.
To fully appreciate this intriguing country, you’ll want to head outdoors and walk, hike or cycle through its postcard-perfect landscapes. Alpine meadows dotted with tiny wildflowers and shimmering lakes framed by the snowcapped peaks of the Alps—this is Austria as immortalised in The Sound of Music.
Head to the World Heritage Listed Salzkammergut (Austrian Lakes district) to explore some of Europe's most magical alpine scenery, and traverse the region’s highest peak on the exhilarating Dachstein Circuit.
Hike or bike the Austrian Alps, passing through charming ski villages and superb mountain scenery above Innsbruck; and visit the Wachau Valley to explore the vineyards, monasteries and ever-changing river scenery of the Danube by bike or barge.
Stroll around Hallstat, Austria's most charming lakeside town; explore handsome medieval and Baroque architecture in pretty Salzburg, hometown of Mozart and the Von Trapp family; or wander cobblestoned backstreets and absorb the cultural riches of Vienna, home to some of Europe's most important artistic legacies.
Take a look at our exciting range of guided and self-guided walking and cycling holidays through this stunning country, and start planning your Austrian adventure!