Go for a day or for a week on this circular trek, which is well-equipped with mountain huts, graced with authentic culture, and of course, soaked in scenery.
The “Arc of the Alps” is a long-distance round-tour of Vienna’s nearby mountains. The route covers quiet countryside, alpine plateaus, and towering peaks, and connects many inns and huts along the way. The entire journey is nearly 300 kilometers long and is divided into 19 stages. Each stage can stand alone as its own shorter hike, however, with starting and ending points accessible by transportation. Compiled in this guidebook are each of the stages, as well as an overview of the entire route, so you can choose how much to take on at once.
In addition to the 19 continuous stages are the Wiener Alpenbogen Regional Routes, which expand the trail system by making various side trips and round tours possible. If you wish for a trip of modest duration, look to the Regional Routes for planning shorter loops with one or more of the main stages.