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
8 Results
Accessible by public transport
Stift Rein (c)Region Graz-Tom Lamm | Region Graz - Tom Lamm | © TRV Graz und Graz Umgebung
Gratwein easy Open
Route 10,0 km
Duration 3 h

From Rein Abbey to the “Styrian St Stephen’s Cathedral”

Accessible by public transport
Am Beginn des Weststeirischen Jakobswegs | Steiermark Tourismus/Schiffer | © TRV Graz / Graz Umgebung
Thal challenging Open
Route 149,9 km
Duration 49 h

Way of St. James Western Styria from Thal/Graz to Lavamünd/Carinthia

Abendstimmung am Jakobsweg | Harry Schiffer | © Steiermark Tourismus
Soboth challenging Open
Route 20,2 km
Duration 7 h

Stage 8: Way of St. James Western Styria

Speik summit cross | fliegendekamera | © Schilcherland Steiermark
Osterwitz challenging Open
Route 16,7 km
Duration 7 h

Stage 6: Way of St. James Western Styria

Basilika Mariazell | © (c) Steiermark Tourismus / Leo Himsl
Gundersdorf medium Open
Route 227,8 km
Duration 80 h

Mariazell Pilgrimage Route 06

Accessible by public transport
Rast in den Tauern | Harry Schiffer | © Steiermark Tourismus/Harry Schiffer
Hall challenging Open
Route 186,9 km
Duration 59 h

Hemma Pilgrimage Route Admont

Accessible by public transport
Das 8. Weltwunder - die Klosterbibliothek von Admont | Tourismusverband Gesäuse | © TV Gesäuse
Großlobming medium Open
Route 126,9 km
Duration 38 h

On the Benedikt-Route through Styria

Beste Wanderwegmarkierung | Harry Schiffer | © Steiermark Tourismus
Soboth medium Open
Route 17,7 km
Duration 6 h

Stage 7: Way of St. James Western Styria

8 Results