Family holidays with dog on the  Zirbitzkogel | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm Family holidays with dog on the  Zirbitzkogel | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

Family hikes in Styria

Experience moments of happiness in nature. On a family holiday in the green heart of Austria, countless hiking trails lead to the most beautiful places in Styria. And along the hiking routes, there is a lot for children to discover and explore: from colourful meadows to merrily babbling mountain streams to beautiful alpine pastures.

And when a hut with a playground or another adventure awaits at the end of the route, your little ones will hardly be able to wait until they get to go on their next hike ...

By the way: Once they discover the fun of hiking, you might want to "level up" to multi-day tours. In Styria, there are numerous huts where you can spend the night and can gaze at the beautiful starry sky together.

Adventures guaranteed

Themed hiking trails in Styria

Boredom while hiking? No chance, because there are more than 100 themed trails in the hiking regions of Styria, and each of them is a unique adventure for families. How about the following ones, for instance?

Gondola ride up the Planai | © Steiermark Tourismus |

The easy way up

Styria's 17 summer cable cars and lifts quickly and comfortably take you up the mountains during the warmer months of the year. On alpine pastures and summits, numerous expierences and adventures are waiting for family members of all ages.

More about the summer cable cars & lifts

Family-friendly huts

Just as a scoop of ice cream is part of a wonderful day at the beach, a visit to a mountain hut is a must when hiking. Once everyone has replenished their energy levels with alpine delicacies such as Brettljause or Kaiserschmarren, the adventure continues on the playgrounds of the child-friendly huts or at the nearby climbing crags, mountain lakes and small mountain streams.

The following huts have been designated as particularly child-friendly by the Alpine Club and make every family hike a special experience:


Numerous certified family hotels have dedicated themselves to fulfilling the needs and wishes of families during their hiking holidays.

Out and about with the whole family

Useful information for your next hike in Styria