Discover some of Europe's best walks and trails, selected by us. Browse 100's of great hikes in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Italy's Dolomites & South Tyrol region. Updated frequently!

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Wallgau’s Geological Loop trail is a gentle walk, lasting approximately 2 hours. Five helpful information boards along the way enable hikers to learn more about the ancient Ice Age terrain, see polished glacial rocks and explore the area’s rich mining history whilst on this fascinating walk around the area.
Germany, The Bavarian Alps
Activity level: Leisurely
Walking Area: Mittenwald Region
Ancient Ice-Age landscapes on the Geological Trail in Wallgau
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The Malerweg trail (painter’s trail) is one of the most impressive long-distance walks in Germany. This 8-stage walk is 112 km/70mi long, and provides the ideal opportunity for art-loving hikers to follow in the footsteps of painters, writers and musicians; and find inspiration within the dramatic Elba Sandstone Mountains.
Germany, Saxon Switzerland & National Park
Activity level: Multi-Day Walk
Walking Area: Pirna and around Pirna
The Malerweg: amazing scenery in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Explore the mountains, and see the flora and fauna of Italy’s South Tyrol. This long-distance trail is divided into northern and southern sections and is 100 kilometres (62 miles) long in total. It’s physically challenging, but offers superb views of the Passeier Alps, the Merano basin and Val Venosta.
Dolomites & South Tyrol, South Tyrol
Activity level: Multi-Day Walk
Walking Area: Meran/Merano, Meraner Land
Merano High Route: Popular multi-day hike in the Texel Mountains
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The Aletsch Glacier is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and on this walking trail keen hikers can get up close to the remarkable scenery of the area. With the Bernese Alps providing an imposing backdrop, the trail winds a route past the glacier to Lake Märjelen in canton Valais.
Switzerland, Walking in Valais and Zermatt
Activity level: Moderate
Walking Area: Aletsch Glacier: Bettmeralp & Riederalp
Astonishing landscapes on the Aletsch Glacier Panorama trail
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The Barefoot Path around the beautiful alpine scenery of the Summit Tarn enables walking enthusiasts to enjoy a change of pace. Leading around the tarn, it features a number of unique seats, where walkers are encourages to relax and take in the spectacular natural surroundings.
Austria, Salzburger Land
Activity level: Leisurely
Walking Area: Gasteinertal Valley
A hike with a difference! Kick off your shoes on a Barefoot Path
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While all care has been taken to ensure the information on this web page is accurate, all information presented is only intended as a guide! Please keep in mind that grading a walk is very subjective and much depends on your personal fitness level and experience. Routes may change and pathways may be closed because of weather conditions or trail maintenance work. Hut- and cable car opening times can be affected by season and demand.