Danube self guided hiking vacation in Austria

“A week of relaxed walking along the Danube in Austria averaging between 8 - 10 miles on four days in between rest days in Weissenkirchen and Melk.”


Krems | Dürnstein | St Lorenz | Weissenkirchen | Wachau vineyards | Joching | Spitz | Santiago de Compostela in Galicia | Melk | Krems |

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout April to October

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

We advise all of our clients to stay to the marked paths. This is to maintain the environment as they pass so that it remains pristine for walkers using the pathways in the future. We also advise that they take all of their rubbish with them until the end of the day and recycle or dispose of it as is appropriate.

As much as is possible on this trek we have tried to ensure that the walking is done from hotel to hotel each day, meaning that there is no need to be transported from or to a hotel each day and reduces the need for transportation journeys and their effect on the environment.

To get between the airport and the walking area we give information about the public transport route necessary to make the journey, booking tickets in advance where possible. This reduces the environmental impact compared to what would be a long transfer in a private car.

The Impacts of this Trip

All of the hotels which we use on this trek are small and family run. This enables the establishments to continue into the future so that more people are able to enjoy this section of the Danube in Austria. We also arrange for our clients to eat either at the hotels or at small local restaurants, again keeping the income in the small towns and villages where they stay overnight.

We have included an additional walk in Dürnstein where clients can engage with the history of the town and it’s castle and are able to gain more information about the area they are walking through.

We provide all of our clients with a list of phrases in German which they can use on their vacation. This can not just help in situations where they meet non-English speakers but can be a pleasant way to break the ice when arriving at a hotel or restaurant.


1 Reviews of Danube self guided hiking vacation in Austria

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 30 May 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

A really good set of walks, not by any means easy on some days, but never over-taxing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The route guide you collect at the first hotel is better than the one sent in advance. Nearly every night we stayed in a different hotel from where we had dinner and you need to realsie this at the start.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We stayed and dined locally and brought a lot more into the local area that the Danube cruise ships!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


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