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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The varied Hochschwab walking trail takes hikers through picturesque alpine pastures and dramatic mountain paths. It’s one of the world’s best places for seeing chamois, and in the spring, the meadows are filled with spectacular floral displays. Come autumn, the colours of the forests are also a sight worth seeing.
Austria, Steiermark (Styria)
Activity level: Demanding
Walking Area: Mt. Hochschwab Region
Alpine flowers, autumn trees and peaks on the Hochschwab Trail
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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 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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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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Mt. Eiger is one of the most celebrated mountain peaks in the world and this alpine trail provides hikers with the opportunity to get close to the spectacular North Face of the Eiger, follow in the footsteps of the world’s best climbers, and take in the breath-taking scenery around them.
Switzerland, Bernese Oberland
Activity level: Moderate
Walking Area: Jungfrau Region
The Eiger Trail – get up close to the famous ‘Eiger North Face’
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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.