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Hiking and camping: The best places in Austria

Hiking and camping: The best places in Austria

The advantages of a hiking holiday with a camper:

A hiking holiday with a camper offers numerous advantages that will make your holiday an unforgettable experience. At PIA Camper we want to make sure you get the most out of your adventure. Here are some of the benefits of a hiking holiday with a camper:

Freedom and flexibility: With a camper you have the freedom to explore the most beautiful hiking trails directly from your campsite. No annoying travel to and from the hiking areas, just nature right on your camper’s doorstep.

Comfort and convenience: Your camper is your home on wheels, offering you comfort and convenience. You'll have everything you need, from a comfortable place to sleep to a fully equipped kitchen.

Cost savings: By camping with a camper you save money on expensive accommodation. You always have your accommodation with you and can therefore stay overnight even in remote regions.

Difficulty level: Choose hiking trails that suit your fitness level and abilities. Find out about the difficulty of the routes to make sure you don't overextend yourself.



Tips: What do you need?

Packing list for hiking Before you set off, it is important to be well prepared. Here are some tips and a packing list for your hiking adventure:

Hiking Shoes: Pack/Wear hiking shoes that provide support and protection.

Backpack: Choose a backpack that is large enough to hold all of your hiking essentials but is not too heavy.

Hiking clothing: Make sure you wear weatherproof clothing, depending on the season and weather conditions. Layer your clothing to adapt to temperature changes.

Water and Snacks: Don't forget to bring enough water to stay hydrated. Also pack energy-dense snacks to keep you energized while hiking.

First Aid Kit: Make sure you carry a small first aid kit with you that includes bandages, painkillers, and other essential medications.


Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, Schmiede, Ehrwald, Österreich 


Regions or places with hiking opportunities and campsites:

Austria offers a variety of breathtaking regions and locations that are perfect for hiking and camping. Here are some of them that you should definitely explore:

Tiroler Zugspitz Arena: This region is known for its majestic peaks and scenic hiking trails. From the campsites you can head straight to impressive peaks such as the Zugspitze and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. The campsites of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena are versatile,  and meet a lot of different requirements, Campingplatz Zugspitz ResortCamping Dr. Lauth, or Lärchenhof Camping are some of the campsites on site.

Salzkammergut: The Salzkammergut region offers an idyllic landscape with numerous lakes and mountains. Here you can hike along the picturesque Wolfgangsee and experience the wonderful natural scenery. Camping Berau am WolfgangseeCamping WolfgangblickSeecamping Appesbach are some of the many campsites in the Salzkammergut.

Hohe Tauern: This national park is a true natural jewel and is home to some of the most impressive peaks in Austria. From the campsites near the national park you can go on exciting hikes and discover the untouched beauty of the alpine landscape. In this fascinating environment you will find some nature-loving but equally comfortable campsites. Some are in the valley, some are on the mountain and some are hidden in the forest. No matter which one you choose, camping in the Hohe Tauern will undoubtedly delight you and your loved ones. Nice campsites would include Seecamping Kleblach-Lind, Camping am Waldbad, Camping Oberdrauburg.

Ascent to the Totalphütte: The refuge called "Totalphütte" is a refuge run by the Vorarlberg section of the Austrian Alpine Club. It is located in the Rätikon Mountains in Vorarlberg and is at an altitude of 2,385 meters above sea level. The hut is located along the climb from Lünersee to Schesaplana. One of the nearby campsites near the Totalphütte and the Lünersee is the campsite "Heidi's Camping" or the Panorama Camping Sonnenberg. This campsite is located in the immediate vicinity of the Lünersee, from where the climb to the Totalphütte begins.


Totalphütte 2385 m, Rätikon (Alpenverein Vorarlberg), Vandans, Austria

Hiking and camping in Austria offer an unbeatable combination of breathtaking nature and freedom. With your PIA Camper you can explore the most beautiful places in the country and experience unforgettable adventures. From the majestic peaks of the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena to the idyllic lakes of the Salzkammergut, there are endless opportunities to discover the beauty of the Austrian landscape.

Take advantage of camping, be well prepared and plan your routes according to your own abilities and the weather. Start your adventure with your PIA camper and experience unforgettable hikes directly from your campsite. Pack your hiking boots, your hiking clothes and your sense of adventure and plunge into the fascinating nature of Austria.

Remember that safety is a top priority. Always pay attention to local hiking rules, respect the environment and be mindful of other hikers. Bring enough water and snacks to fuel you during your hikes, and don't forget to take in the breathtaking views.



We look forward to being part of your unforgettable hiking holiday.


PIA Campervans

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