Hiking in a winter wonderland

As a child I would have never guessed that I would enjoy hiking as much as I actually do now. Breath in fresh mountain air, get active in nature, test your own limits, enjoy breathtaking views. Hiking means freedom…and is so sustainable! What is often a natural part of the travel adventure list in summer, is often replaced by skiing and cross-country skiing in winter. But have you ever considered, that also in winter, many regions enable fantastic winter hikes that turn into unforgettable experiences? Here are some places where you can beautifully hike in winter and find sustainable accommodation:

Three ways to winter hike at Salzburger Land, Austria


The Bachgut Resort am Berg is an ideal point of departure for magical winter hikes and walks through the magnificent winterly nature surrounding Hinterglemm in Austria. The route becomes the destination, as your hikes will be accompanied by a breathtaking view over the mountain panorama. Who likes it a bit more active, can try a snow shoe hike. On fresh powder snow, you will get to see a different side of the winter wonderland. Speaking of seeing things from another side. Try hiking on the tree top way and get another view on nature from above. When crossing the “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps”, you will be surprised by a fantastic view over the “Kitzbühler Alps”. After an active day, you can return to the mountain huts at Bachgut Resort, which are equipped with natural materials and welcome you with a romantic and sustainable atmosphere.

Fresh Mountain Air at Großglockner Mountain



Who wouldn’t like to miss out on hiking during winter time, is in good hands at Gradonna Mountain Resort, Austria. The car free resort enthuses with a direct connection to the hiking trails of the Großglockner area Kals-Matrei. Kals offers around 250 kilometers of walking and hiking trails in the valley area as well as seemingly unlimited possibilities for spectacular summit routes. Wherever you decide to go, unforgettable discoveries and once in a lifetime views are guaranteed. After a long day hike, one is looking forward to some relaxing time at the luxurious wellness and sauna area at Gradonna Mountain Resort, which combines quality and sustainability in a unique way.

Mountains within your reach


Also at Biohotel Eggensberger you can spring into action in the Eastern Allgäu region. During winter time, the idyllic nature and a new 876km long hiking trail network invite you to become active. Around the city of Füssen and the beautiful lake Hopfensee, the fascinating Alpine landscape waits to be discovered – just start directly from the organic hotel. A winter holiday couldn’t be any better, right? Actually it could – because after so much activity during the day, the body wants to relax and enjoy some warmth. At the hotel, a bio sauna and steam bath are a balm for the cold limbs. Outside, a Finnish sauna and “Ruhe-Alp” turn up the coziness. With the organic concept and a focus on renewable energies, your stay at Biohotel Eggensberger is in accordance with nature.

Lake and City walks in Schwerin, Germany



Also flat regions are great for hikes and walks during winter time. Hotel Speicher am Ziegelsee in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for example. The hotel is an old granary directly at lake Ziegelsee, close to the city of Schwerin. A nice circular trail around the lake, which takes around 45 to 60 minutes is accessible directly at the hotel. Available is also a guided city walk through the old town of Schwerin, passing the worth seeing cathedral and the fairytale castle. In the sustainably restored brick house of the climate neutral Hotel Speicher, you can relax in front of a cozy fire place.