Walking: our recommended destinations
The resorts of Kitzbühel, Söll, Mayrhofen and Zell am See provide Austria with a wealth of glorious walks - ranging from gentle strolls to adventurous hikes. The natural beauty in Austria is awe-inspiring - take it all in with a walking holiday here.
Kranjska Gora - close to the borders of Austria and Italy - is an ideal base for walkers. There are a range of walks and hikes, all set against the dramatic backdrop of the Julian Alps.
In Switzerland we recommend the three resorts of Wengen, Zermatt and Interlaken for some of the best walks in the country. Wengen and Zermatt are set against the Jungfrau - one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps - and both have charming, traffic-free centres. Interlaken is a bustling town with shops and cafes, but all three have the same thing in common... fantastic walking.
Crystal Walking Escort
If you'd like to discover some of the best walks in the area, join your Crystal Walking Escort. At least twice a week they'll take you on some of their favourite walks. Some are gentle walks, others are more adventurous.
All walking escorts know their areas well so can give you advice on other walks to try. You'll be sure to take in the best views, spectacular peaks and of course the mountain-top huts.
If you don't want to hike to the top, take a mountain lift. In the peak summer months, cable cars or gondolas and chairlifts are open in lots of resorts. At the top there's usually a restaurant with a terrace so you can sit and take in the views.