Southern Africa Explorer

An excellent, value for money trip. My sister was especially impressed, having little previous experience of camping. The office did an excellent job dealing with our booking.

L, Walbran | Melbourne, VIC
 

Austria

Austria

Austria includes much of the mountainous territory of the eastern Alps. The country contains many snowfields, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks, the highest being the Grossglockner (3,819 m). The Danube is the principal river and a wonder to cycle alongside. Beautiful forests and woodlands cover much of Austria's countryside.


Featured Adventures

Alpine Rhine Cycle

A spectacular cycle through four countries from the Grisons in Switzerland to Lake Constance in Germany
 
6 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Alpine Rhine to Basel

A sensational ride from the Grisons in Switzerland via Lake Constance in Germany to Basel on the Swiss/French border
 
9 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Austria's Ten Lakes Cycle in Comfort

Discover the enchanting lakes and villages of the spectacular Salzkammergut region by bike staying in charming hotels
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Austrian Lakes Hike & Bike

Experience the very best of the Austrian Lakes district by bike and on foot
 
9 days |
Moderate | Cycling | Multi Activity

Austrian Lakes Walk

Enjoy stunning hikes in Salzkammergut, the spectacular Austrian Lakes District
 
8 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Blue Danube Cycle

Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Cycle Innsbruck to Verona

A stunning ride from high in the Austrian Alps down along historical trade routes towards Shakespeare's Verona in Italy
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Cycle Linz to Vienna

Cycle past Austrian castles, Benedictine monasteries and ancestral vineyards en route to Vienna
 
5 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Cycle Prague to Vienna

Cycle the enchanting Greenways trail connecting the Czech Republic and Austria
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Cycle Prague to Vienna - Guided

Guided cycling along the beautiful Greenways trail connecting the Czech Republic and Austria
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling
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The Weather in Austria

The Alps serve as a watershed for Europe's three major kinds of weather systems that influence Austrian weather. The Atlantic maritime climate from the northwest is characterized by lowpressure fronts, mild air from the Gulf Stream, and precipitation. It has the greatest influence on the northern slopes of the Alps, the Northern Alpine Foreland, and the Danube Valley.


As a rule, Atlantic maritime weather systems bring snow, and continental weather systems help keep it. However, a predominance of cold, dry continental systems or warm Mediterranean ones inevitably postpone the beginning of the ski season. In the summer, Mediterranean high-pressure systems bring warm, sunny weather.

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