Hiking in Austria

The most beautiful regions plus the 20 best hiking hotels.

April 22, 2020

Are you ready for the adventure of Austria? We lay with the first theme of our Series of articles "HOLIDAYS IN AUSTRIA directly and reveal our TOP 20 hotels for your hiking holiday including interesting offers! From the Tannheimer Tal in Tyrol, which was voted the most beautiful hiking region in 2019 by Wandermagazin and its readers, to the "Valley of the Alps" in Salzburg Land and the Turracher Höhe between Styria and Carinthia: We travel with you once across the Austrian Alps and show you some of the most beautiful hotels in the mountains.

Why hiking holidays?

When was the last time you put on your hiking boots and just went for a walk? Hiking is one of the most popular holiday activities. No wonder, because where else can you switch off so wonderfully and reconnect with yourself and nature than in the mountains? We are really lucky to have the Alps right on our doorstep, which are a huge nature playground for both summit strikers and pleasure hikers. No matter whether you decide to go on a circular, themed or multi-day hike, choose a challenging peak, dare to jump into an ice-cold mountain lake or whether a stop in a rustic alpine hut is your highlight: simply choose a route that meets your requirements and let's go! When hiking, the motto is: the way is the goal.

We present 20 luxurious and comfortable hiking hotels as the perfect base for your mountain adventure. What they all have in common is their fantastic location in the middle of Austria's most beautiful hiking regions.



Turracher Höhe, Carinthia

Hotel Hochschober | Turracher Höhe, Carinthia

Wellness retreat at 1,763 metres above sea level

Wonderfully quiet, this hotel is a pioneer in many respects: the first heated lakeside bath and the first hammam in the Alps were created at the HOTEL HOCHSCHOBER. After a strenuous day in the mountains, you can relax at the tea house in the Chinese tower or in the 5,000 m2 wellness area and enjoy the Hochschober cuisine, which has been awarded 92 Falstaff points.

Top offer: "Your family mountain summer on the Turracher Höhe": 12.-26.07.2020, Attractive discounts for families, e.g. swimming courses, back-to-nature workshops and much more. Price on request.

For more information, see: https://www.hochschober.com/

Hotel Hochschober | Turracher Höhe, Carinthia.

Salzburg region

Almdorf ALMLUST | Flachau, Salzburg province

On the alpine pasture, there's no sin

The ALMLUST, nestled in a beautiful village with stunning views of the mountains, is the prefect haven of peace for recreation, but also a great location for adventures and sports in the Alps. The rustic chalets, luxurious apartments and stylish guest rooms, the ALMsee and ALMspa are the perfect retreats.

Top offer: "Almsommer" from 20.05. to 20.09.2020, 4 nights incl. breakfast, hiking map & tour suggestions, 1x packed lunch for the big hike, daily guided hikes and use of Almsee, Almhallenbad & Almlust Spa from € 218.- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.almlust.com/

Almdorf ALMLUST | Flachau, Salzburger Land.

The HOCHKÖNIGIN | Maria Alm, Salzburg

Magic Mountain Resort

This 4-star superior hotel is situated at the foot of the Hochkönig and therefore in a perfect location for a hiking holiday: just slip on your hiking boots and then it's already "auffi aufn Berg!" The three-storey Adults only Nature SPA is the perfect balance for all those who return in the evening dead tired from their mountain tour. 

Top offer: "Hiking & Wellness Days" from 21.05. to 05.07.2020, 4-7 nights incl. Genusspension plus, wellness voucher, Hochkönig Card, hiking service package and much more from € 444.- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.hochkoenigin.com/

The HOCHKÖNIGIN | Maria Alm, Salzburg.

Grossarl Valley, Salzburg

Nesslerhof | Großarl, Salzburg

Hiking & Wellness in the Grossarl Valley

The Grossarl Valley in Salzburger Land is a particularly idyllic place to hike. 400 km of hiking trails and around 40 alpine huts await you in the "Valley of the Alms". After the mountain fun, it's time to dive in at the Nesslerhof! In the 1,800m² premium spa with large bathing area you can leave all your exertions behind. According to guest reviews and tests, the Nesslerhof in Großarl is one of the best wellness hotels in Salzburger Land.

Top offer: "Hiking week in the valley of the alpine pastures" from 05.07. to 20.09.2020, 7 nights incl. pampering board, activity programme and much more from € 1.106.- p.p.

Cancellation policy: All bookings until 31.08.2020 can be cancelled free of charge up to 7 days before arrival.

For more information, see: https://www.nesslerhof.at/

Nesslerhof | Großarl, Salzburg.

DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort | Großarl, Salzburg

Luxury & relaxation in a family atmosphere

For three generations, the Hettegger family has been making sure that you feel completely at home in Großarl. Hikers of all fitness levels get their money's worth here against the breathtaking backdrop of the Hohe Tauern. Your perfect temporary home in Großarl is THE EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort, which has recently been completely renovated. After a challenging day in the mountains, you can put your tired hiking feet up in the wellness area. Double room from € 290.-

Cancellation policy: Until 30.11.2020 free cancellation until 24h before arrival

For more information, see: https://www.edelweiss-grossarl.com/

DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort | Großarl, Salzburg.

Family Nature Resort Moar Gut | Großarl, Salzburg

Luxurious family holiday

If you're looking for a luxury family hotel, you've come to the right place. You can look forward to the finest gourmet cuisine and relaxation in the wellness & spa area. At the same time, the organic and small animal farm belonging to the 5-star hotel, the cinema and the riding stable will make your children's hearts beat faster. From 26.06.2020 even more brand new highlights await you, such as the nature spa with its own mountain lake or the educational nature kindergarten. Price on request.

For more information, see: https://www.moargut.com/

Family Nature Resort Moar Gut | Großarl, Salzburg.

Hotel GROSSARLER HOF | Großarl, Salzburg

All around pampered

This hotel, which belongs to the SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD, offers everything your hiking heart desires: traditional Salzburg gourmet culture, the Erlenreich Relax & SPA as well as a rustic alpine hut, which works exclusively with the GROSSARLER HOF.

Top offer: "Alpine summer hiking week" from 18.07. to 22.08.2020 with 7 nights incl. GROSSARLER HOF pampering board, hiking service package & 1 ascent and descent by gondola from € 968.- p.p.

Cancellation policy: For reservations in the period 29.05. - 31.07.2020 no cancellation fees will be charged.

For more information, see: https://www.grossarlerhof.at/

Hotel GROSSARLER HOF | Großarl, Salzburg.

Berglodge Grossarl | Grossarl, Salzburg

All alone, high above Großarl

If you are looking for absolute privacy and tranquillity, the Berglodge Großarl is the right place for you. The premium design apartments are located in an absolute panoramic location above Großarl. Here you are not only in pole position to discover the mountain world, but you can also participate in real mountain farm life and enjoy numerous extras, such as the panoramic wellness area and the mountain farm breakfast buffet.

Top offer: "Little time out" from 03.06. to 07.06.; 10.06. to 14.06.; 17.06. to 21.06. and 24.06. to 28.06., 4 nights incl. mountain farmer breakfast buffet, on request "sleeping in the hay" incl. 1 bottle of wine, 1x ascent and descent of the panorama cable car, 1x hat dinner at the Loosbühelalm and much more from € 225.- p.p.

Cancellation Policy: Should the travel restrictions remain in place, bookings can be cancelled free of charge

For more information, see: https://www.berglodge-grossarl.at/

Berglodge Großarl | Großarl, Salzburg.

Holiday village Holzleb'n | Großarl, Salzburg

Farm holidays

Fancy a farm adventure? Seven comfortable holiday apartments and eight luxurious chalets await you in the Holzleb'n holiday village. The latter are the perfect fusion of rustic alpine hut and ultra-modern home. Your children will be thrilled by the petting zoo, pony rides and forest playground!

Top offer: "Time for two" from 18.04. to 30.05. and 06.09. to 24.11.2020, 3 nights in a chalet incl. daily fresh breakfast basket, welcome snack, free e-bike rental for 1 day and much more from € 870.- for 2 persons

For more information, see: https://www.holzlebn.at/

Holiday village Holzleb'n | Großarl, Salzburg.

Tyrolean Alps

Hotel Elisabeth | Kirchberg in Tirol

Balance between tradition and modernity

Just 6 km from the legendary winter sports resort of Kitzbühel, surrounded by the imposing panorama of the Kitzbühel Alps, you will find the 4-star superior Hotel Elisabeth. After exploring the Tyrolean mountains, you can relax in the 2,000 m2 large bathing and sauna area to recharge your batteries and let yourself be taken on culinary flights of fancy.

Top offer: "Early start into the mountain summer" from 15.05. to 10.07.2020, 3 nights incl. Elisabeth Genusspension, 1 bottle of wine, € 20.- spa voucher p.p., 5x per week guided hiking tour, 1 guided mountain bike tour, mountain bike rental free of charge (e-bike at extra charge) from € 297.- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.hotel-elisabeth-tirol.com/

Hotel Elisabeth | Kirchberg in Tirol.

The Adler Inn - Tyrol Mountain Resort | Hintertux, Tyrol

Hiking in style in the Zillertal

Since the Hotel Bergland became the Adler Inn, you can look forward to even more luxury and novelties: Stylish interiors, healthy vitality cuisine and the invigorating MOUNTAIN SPA as well as relaxation zones throughout the hotel await you. The perfect base for your active tour through the Zillertal mountains!

Top offer: "Adler Inn's mountain summer" from 04.07. to 29.08.2020, 4 nights incl. gourmet board plus from € 480.- p.p.

Cancellation conditions: For reservations until 30.04. Adler Inn Carefree Package "Free & Safe" (no deposit, free rescheduling of the holiday date, relaxation of the cancellation conditions on request)

For more information, see: https://www.adlerinn.com/

The Adler Inn - Tyrol Mountain Resort | Hintertux, Tyrol.

Bergwiesenglück | Lake, Tyrol

Chalet village for happiness moment lovers

Traditional yet cosy - that's the twelve Bergwiesenglück chalets, whose construction is based on the typical wooden chalets of the region. Look forward to 49 varied hiking routes in Paznaun! Thanks to the Silvretta Card you can use the cable cars for free.

Top offer: "Girlfriend days" from May to June, 3 nights incl. breakfast & 1x cheese fondue from € 355.- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.bergwiesenglueck.at

Bergwiesenglück | Lake, Tyrol.

Tannheim Valley

haldensee**** - Nature experience and wellness hotel | Nesselwängle, Tyrol

Clear the stage for nature

This hotel welcomes you right at Lake Haldensee in the Tannheim high valley with a "sensational" panorama. The adult hotel was opened in 2019 and impresses with spacious rooms including lake views from all areas.

Top offer: "Active at the lake" from 02.08. to 25.10.2020, from 5 nights incl. 3/4 pampering board, mountain railways included in the Tannheimer Tal, wellness treatment for 25 minutes, excursion with the SUP at the lake to try out and much more from € 694,- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.haldensee-hotel.com/

haldensee**** - Nature experience and wellness hotel | Nesselwängle, Tyrol.

The Angel | Grän, Tyrol

Heavenly time out in the mountains

The Engel in the Tannheimer Tal is one of the Best Alpine Wellness Hotels. Here you will be looked after by true angels after your summit adventure, who will help you to culinary and relaxation flights of fancy.

Top offer: "Power from the Alps - Balance Alpin 1000+" from 19.04. to 19.07.2020, 3 nights from Sunday to Thursday incl. vital week programme, adventure programme, angel gourmet pampering services and spa & fitness offers from € 586.- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.engel-tirol.com/

The Angel | Grän, Tyrol.

Nature and Biohotel Bergzeit | Zöblen, Tyrol

Organic? Logical!

At the Bergzeit Nature and Organic Hotel, organic is not just a seal or marketing, but an attitude to life and a matter of the heart. Here you are not only a guest in nature, but live completely in harmony with it.

Top offer: "SPRING TIME" from 08. to 20.05. or 24. to 30.05. or 01. to 10.06.2020, five nights (last night free) incl. ¾ pampering board from € 500.- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.biohotel-bergzeit.at/

Nature and Biohotel Bergzeit | Zöblen, Tyrol.

Hotel Jungbrunn | Tannheim, Tyrol

Your Gutzeitort for happiness in life

The Hotel Jungbrunn is a unique source of strength. Let your tired legs knead after a proper hike in the in-house Spa de Luxe or indulge in culinary delights in the three restaurants. Double room from € 292.-

Cancellation Policy: Until the official decision for closure due to COVID-19 is officially lifted, a free rebooking is possible until the day of arrival.

For more information, see: https://www.jungbrunn.at/

Hotel Jungbrunn | Tannheim, Tyrol.

Zugspitz Arena

MOHR life resort | Lermoos, Tyrol

Wellness hotel with a view of the Zugspitze

Stay at the foot of the Zugspitze, enjoy excellent cuisine and learn the concept of relaxation in the 2,500 m2 get to know the great wellness temple anew. In addition to the popular Zugspitze with its 2,962 meters, another 150 hiking routes await you right outside the door.

Top offer: Mountain magic 2020 with 3 nights between 15.05. and 29.11.2020 incl. 1x mountain herb partial body massage and 1x guided hike from € 438.- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.mohr-life-resort.at/

MOHR life resort | Lermoos, Tyrol.

Hotel Post Lermoos | Lermoos, Tyrol

Alpine Luxury Hotel, Gourmet & SPA

An extraordinary panoramic hideaway with spectacular views of the Zugspitze! Let yourself in for the alpine-luxurious way of life and look forward to Alpine Haut Cuisine crowned with two Gault&Millau toques as well as the excellent Post Alpin SPA.

Top offer: "40th hiking week BERGSPORT TOTAL" with 7 nights incl. full board from 06.09. to 11.09.2020 and 6-day Z-ticket for mountain railways and Zugspitze from € 1,230 p.p.

Cancellation policy: Cancellation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival

For more information, see: https://www.post-lermoos.at/

Hotel Post Lermoos | Lermoos, Tyrol.

Arlberg & Montafon

Chalet Mimi | Oberlech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg

Luxury chalet with a homely feel-good atmosphere

If you are looking for privacy during your hiking holiday, but at the same time don't want to do without anything, this is the right address. In the 830 m2 luxury chalet, amenities such as a private chef, 24/7 butler service, a SPA and rooftop Jacuzzi with views of the Lech mountains are guaranteed to make your holiday unforgettable. Price for the whole chalet including half board (up to 14 guests): from € 7.800 / night

For more information, see: https://www.chaletmimi.com/

Chalet Mimi, Oberlech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg.

Alpenhotel Montafon | Schruns, Vorarlberg

Many things new from autumn 2020

For those who can enjoy the summer at home and still be patient until autumn 2020, this hotel could be highly interesting. The Alpenhotel Montafon is currently using the time for an extensive renovation. Look forward, among other things, to a new AlpenSPA, FamilySPA, yoga room and fitness room as the ideal complement for your hiking holiday. More than 500 km of marked hiking trails and 1,700 metres of altitude are waiting to be conquered in the Silvretta Montafon region.

Top offer: opening special from 10.09. to 20.09.2020, 3 nights incl. Alpenhotel Genießer-Pension, LIVE music, sports program and other specials from € 365.- p.p.

For more information, see: https://www.alpenhotel-montafon.net/

Alpenhotel Montafon, Schruns / Vorarlberg.

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Picture credits: Unsplash (Christian Holzinger; Paul Gilmore; Simon Waelti); Stockphoto; Hotel Jungbrunn; Der Engel; Natur- & Biohotel Bergzeit; MOHR life resort; Hotel Post Lermoos; Nesslerhof; DAS EDELWEISS; Familien Natur Resort Moar Gut; Hotel Grossarler Hof; Berglodge Großarl; Feriendorf Holzleb'n; Alpenhotel Montafon; Haldensee (Florial Scherl; Bernhard Warter); Hotel Hochschober; Almdorf Almlust; Hotel Elisabeth; DIE HOCHKÖNIGIN; Das Adler Inn; Chalet Mimi; Bergwiesenglück

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