Austria

As Austria has been a popular walking destination for over a hundred years, the country has an excellent infrastructure centered on hiking making access to the walks one of ease and reliability. Paths are well marked and maintained, maps accurate and detailed. The walking is quite superb with a great variation of types. You have the opportunity to walk down small valleys alongside fast flowing rivers, through gorges with a high suspension bridge to traverse, gentle alpine walking between villages, or ‘classic’ high alpine walks. You can take the cable car to Dachstein at 2700m and for the adventurous descent across a glacier. Local authorities are making a determined effort to attract more walkers and the result is a network of well-signed paths of all levels of difficulty. The Walks Secret Hills Walking arrange five walks with one free day. Lunches are taken at local mountain huts or cafes generally.

Your base is Schladming in the Enns valley, the Enns is a lively river which flows east to join the Danube. The Enns valley is dominated to the north by the stark limestone mountains, of which Dachstein (the ‘Roof Stone’) is the largest. To the south are the peaks of the Schladminger Tauern. There is a network of post buses that run from the main valley either onto terraces such as Ramsau, or linking small villages or of greater importance to walkers routes will take you down side valleys deep into the mountains. All the transport with Planai and RVB buses in the area are free with a Summer Card, also cable cars and most local museums and attractions, including the cable car ride to Dachstein Summit.

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Northern Lakes - April 2019. It was my first time to go on a walking holiday. Thanks to Jill and Paul who is very attentive and paid a lot of attention to detail to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves while setting a pace to accommodate the beginners as well as the advanced. Gill made the walk fun and memorable while Paul knew when to say the right words to reassure us. The group I was with was very pleasant and easy to get on with. Gill stayed with us in the evening to brief us and constantly checked we were happy with the service provided. You have exceeded my expectation. Most definitely I will book another SH holiday and will also recommend to friends

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