Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.
So, you don’t want to stay in a typical hotel in Austria? Looking for something original, extraordinary to fulfill your walking holiday in Austria? Check out an accommodation in a zimmer. A zimmer, also known as a “Zimmer Frei” (free room), is literally a room that is rented out to travellers by a family. It can refer to a room in a farmhouse or in the city. In other words, it is a more personal form of bed and breakfast. The cost of such accommodation starts from 25 euros.
One of the major attractions in Austria is the excellent network of ‘hut to hut’ walking trails. Walkers can enjoy roaming some of the most remote mountainous areas for days on end, without having to worry about carrying a heavy load, as basic accommodation and food is provided at one of these many ‘huts’. Opposite to what you’re thinking, most of these huts are really attractive and spacious – and, naturally, set in the most stunning of locations. Perhaps the most famous of these hut-to-hut treks is the Stubaier Höhenweg (Stubai High Route, also known as the ‘rucksack route’), in the Stubai Alps, which is widely regarded as one of the best walks in the Alps. Prices for Alpine huts reflect the range of accommodations available, from sophisticated to rustic. It starts from 40 euros and can reach 170 euros for a person per night. Meals are generally eaten at the resorts, with breakfast or breakfast and lunch included in room prices.