Leisurely hikes, family hikes, mountaineering

Hiking routes in Styria

Whether you are a seasoned sports enthusiast or a leisurely hiker, whether you are planning to go on a family excursion or are looking for a sporty challenge: More than 1,600 hiking trails cover a total of 15,000 kilometres. And they invite you to enjoy a variety of experiences between Dachstein, the Schladming Tauern mountain range, Gesäuse National Park or Hochschwab in the north and the Styrian Wine Country in the south and east.

Families with children are introduced to Styria's nature and culture on around 240 themed trails. The longest of 13 long-distance hiking trails – the northern route "From the Glacier to the Wine" – is a delight on each of its 525 kilometres. There are about 350 mountain huts where you can stop for a break. The highest of them, Seetalerhütte, is located in the Dachstein mountains at 2,740 metres above sea level.

Tip: If you want to save yourself the initial ascent from the valley, there are 17 cable cars and lifts in Styria, which are also open in summer. Numerous toll roads allow you to get to the starting points of many hiking routes in higher altitudes as well.

All hiking routes at a glance

Length in km
Duration in h
Elevation gain/loss
1996 Results
Blick zurück auf den Gipfel des Zinödls (Richtung Norden) | Tourismusverband Gesäuse | © TV Gesäuse
Gesäuse challenging Open
Route 16,6 km
Duration 8:30 h

Through the Hartelsgraben into Sulzkar and on to Zinödl

Reh auf der Wiese | Lupi Spuma | © Schilcherland Steiermark
Southern Styria medium Open
Route 1,9 km
Duration 1:00 h

Energy walk (barrier-free)

Mödlingerhütte mit Reichenstein im Hintergrund | Stefan Leitner | © TV Gesäuse
Gesäuse medium Open
Route 16,8 km
Duration 7:00 h

Johnsbach mountain trail

Accessible by public transport
Kalvarienberg | Fred Lindmoser | © TV Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 1,0 km
Duration 0:24 h

Mariazell EYE Views: Kalvarienberg

Kirche von Mariahof | René Hochegger | © Tourismusverband Region Murau
Murau easy Open
Route 5,2 km
Duration 1:54 h

From the “Alte Schmiede” to Berg

Accessible by public transport
Christoph Lukas | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
Aigen im Ennstal medium Open
Route 10,0 km
Duration 3:00 h


Accessible by public transport
smovey and go | Bernhard Bergmann | © Bad Waltersdorf
Bad Waltersdorf medium Open
Route 8,1 km
Duration 2:00 h

smoveyTOUR 7 - Golf-Hofwald-Tour 8,1km

Atemberaubende Wasserlochklamm in Palfau | Stefan Leitner | © TV Gesäuse
Gesäuse medium Open
Route 2,7 km
Duration 2:30 h


Accessible by public transport
Hiker with dog in front of the Ringwarte observation tower © TV Hartbergerland, Bernhard Bergmann | Bernhard Bergmann  | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Hartberg medium Open
Route 3,2 km
Duration 1:19 h

Lantern path, Hartberg

Graggerschlucht | René Hochegger | © Tourismusverband Region Murau
Murau medium Open
Route 17,9 km
Duration 6:37 h

Back to the (Pöllau) origin

Maria Schnee auf der Hochalm | HQ Superphoto | © Erlebnisregion Murtal
Seckau medium Open
Route 10,3 km
Duration 4:00 h

Hochalm - Maria Schnee from "Kühberger"

Accessible by public transport
Jedes Marterl erzählt seine eigene Geschichte | Wassler | © TV Erlebnistäler
Kammern im Liesingtal medium Open
Route 11,7 km
Duration 3:15 h

Marterlweg Route 2 (blue)

Accessible by public transport
Lichtenwalder Moor | Infobüro Bad Waltersdorf | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland
Bad Waltersdorf medium Open
Route 11,4 km
Duration 3:30 h

Hohenbrugger trail (Hohenbruggerweg)

Plannersee | Schladming Dachstein | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
Schladming-Dachstein medium Open
Route 8,0 km
Duration 4:00 h

Ridge Hike - high above the Planneralm - 1.588m

Accessible by public transport
Der Planspitz von der Peternscharte | Tourismusverband Gesäuse | © TV Gesäuse
Gesäuse challenging Open
Route 13,5 km
Duration 7:00 h

Via the Wasserfallweg to the Planspitze and via the Heßhütte down to Johnsbach

Blick vom Buschniggweg auf Mariazell | Fred Lindmoser | © TV Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 1,0 km
Duration 0:20 h

Mariazeller Eye Views: Buschniggweg

1996 Results
Rest on the way to the Tauplitzalm | © Steiermark Tourismus | Pixelmaker

Hiking hotels

For an all-round pleasant hiking holiday in Styria, we recommend staying at one of the region’s many specialised hiking hotels. They offer great services tailored to the needs of hikers, including tour tips, guided group hikes, hiking taxis and more. What’s more, regional delicacies and great wellness offers including saunas, steam baths and massages make it easy to relax after a long hike.

To the hiking hotels

Hiking between Dachstein and the wine country

Anyone looking for more tips for tours and natural sites will find what they are looking for here. The offer ranges from cozy alpine huts and summer cable cars to tour tips by train and bus.