Hiking in South Styria
Hiking - whether on a challenging day tour or a leisurely ramble - allows you to observe South Styria at her finest: extraordinary views of hilly landscapes at every turn, whether in Gamlitz, Ehrenhausen, Leutschach or Kitzeck. Our range of hikes even includes hikes to the Slovenian border along the South Styrian Wine Road; an absolute highlight. Amidst vineyards, orchards and mixed forests, climbing almost 1,000 m to the Remschnigg Alm, Austria's most southerly alpine meadow, or traversing exhilarating gorges such as the Heiligengeist Klamm and the Altenbachklamm, hiking in South Styria promises to be an unforgettable experience. And, just remember: your backpack doesn't need to be jam-packed. Along the numerous trails, you will encounter a wealth of establishments at which to refuel.
There is nowhere quite like South Styria when it comes to rich rewards for your exertions. Stop for a well-earned rest at one of the many traditional Buschenschänken (wine taverns) or Gasthäuser (inns), or perhaps a long-established wine-growing estate, and marvel at the panoramic terraces boasting outstanding views: the perfect invitation to sit back and relax. Hearty snacks, regional delicacies and the finest wines are served with a typically South Styrian helping of hospitality. Plus, you can expect to find all sorts of interesting excursion destinations dotted along your hiking routes, in addition to these charming culinary establishments.
Those who prefer something a little "wilder" can sign up for a hike with donkeys, llamas or alplacas. Walking with animals is always a special experience that creates some unforgettable memories. Alternatively, experiences such as 'herb hikes' are also hugely popular in South Styria.
Incidentally, South Styria also forms part of the wonderfully diverse hiking route "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" (From Glacier to Vine). Hikers will gain an exciting insight into the land and its people on this tour from the Dachstein mountain to Styria's Wine Country, which runs via the southern route.