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Walking in Austria

101 routes - day walks, multi-day treks and classic hut-to-hut tours

By Kev Reynolds

A comprehensive guidebook to walking routes in Austria. 101 routes, day walks, multi-day treks and classic hut-to-hut tours in the Rätikon, Silvretta, Stubai, and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern, and the Karawanken. With information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety, plus full details of over a hundred Austrian mountain huts.

Seasons

Austrian mountain huts are staffed from July to the end of September, but often open for longer. Campsites are open from May to September. Valley walking from April; mountain walking from June (peaks over 1500m snow free by end of May to late October).

Centres

Brand, Schruns, Tschagguns, Gargelle, St Gallenkirch, Gaschurn, Bielerhöhe, Galtür, Ischgl, Feichten, Plangeross, Mandarfen, Längenfeld, Sölden, Obergurgl, Längenfeld, Kühtai, Gries im Sellrain, Neustift, Zell am Ziller, Mayrhofen, Finkenberg, Westendorf, Brixen, Kitzbühel, Söll, Scheffau, Ellmau, Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Zell am See, Kufstein, Scheffau, Ellmau, Going, St Johann in Tirol, Filzmoos, Ramsau, Hallstatt, Badgastein, Kaprun, Matrei in Osttirol, Kals am Grossglockner, Ferlach, Bad Eisenkappel

Difficulty

Grade 1: Mostly short walks along gently graded paths or tracks with little height gain. Grade 2: Moderate walking, usually on clear footpaths with reasonable height gain. Grade 3: More strenuous routes, sometimes on rough paths. Some modest scrambling, or the use of ladders, fixed ropes or cables as support.

Must See

Grossglockner, Schesaplana, Piz Buin, Dreiländerspitze, Wildspitze, Kalkkogel, Wilder Kaiser, Zell am See, Gosaukamm, Bischofsmütze, Hochstuhl - alpine flowers and wildlife - glaciers and meadows.
ISBN
9781852848590
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Published
Published
16 Sept 2016
Reprinted
21 Aug 2023
Edition
Second
Pages
432
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 2.30cm
Weight
480g
Overview

A guidebook to 101 graded day walks, multi-day treks and hut-to-hut tours across Austria. Exploring the beautiful scenery of the Austrian Alps, the routes are suitable for walkers of all abilities and are perfect for walking April to October.

Routes range from 3-120km (2-75 miles) and are graded 1-3 so there’s something for everyone. Areas covered include Rätikon, Silvretta, Stubai, and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern, and the Karawanken.

  • Full description and sketch maps included for each walk
  • Information on public transport, accommodation, gear and safety
  • Full details of over 100 mountain huts
  • German-English glossary
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket

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Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds was a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press (Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978; he later produced many more titles for the same publisher. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside inspired a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travelled throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures. Sadly, Kev passed away in 2021. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and by many more he inspired through his writing and talks.

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