Hiking & Climbing

Enjoy the Alpine World in Eastern Tyrol


Hiking in Lienz

Hiking could not be any more beautiful: the Dolomites in the south, the Hochstein in the west, and the Schober group in the north offer a hiking experience for experienced mountain hikers as well as for families and seniors! 


Hochstein – perfect for families

Towering skywards to the west of this Dolomite city is the Hochstein, a family hiking area that you can explore with the help of both chairlifts. Especially popular is the petting zoo, which is located at the top of the first section of the Hochstein lift.

  • On the Märchensteig to the Hochstein Hütte: time 1 ½ hrs.
  • Sternalm tour: time 1 hr.
  • Sternalm panoramic tour: time 3 hrs.
  • Moosalm loop hike: time 2 hrs.


Lienz Dolomites

The Dolomites to the south of Lienz are a wonderful hiking area, also with several accommodation options for multi-day tours. Climbers find a selction of tours ranging in difficulty as well as various practice climbing areas.

  • Nature Theme Path: Lienz-Leisach-Amlach-Tristacher See; time: 2:30 hrs., difficulty level: easy
  • Pustertaler Almweg: Pedretscher Kaser-Oberassling-past 12 mountain huts -Hochstein Hütte; time: 4 hrs., difficulty level: intermediate
  • Petzeck: car park Wangenitzalm-Perschitztörl-Petzeck; time: 12 hrs., difficulty level: difficult

Hiking tours in and around Lienz

We have compiled some hiking tour suggestions in different levels of difficulty for you:

easy hiking tours

challenging hiking tours

special hiking tours

Welcome to Climbing Paradise


Climbing in the Lienz Dolomites

Based on total population, Lienz boasts more climbers than most other towns. It's no surprise then that this is the perfect place for climbing enjoyment - mountains, practice climbing areas, and via ferrata routes are right at your doorstep.

The Lienz Dolomites are limestone mountains that feature a variety of difficulty levels. 4 large practice climbing areas are reachable by car from Lienz:

  • Gamsklapf climbing area – 20 routes, up to 7c
  • Dolomitenhütte climbing area – over 100 routes, up to 8a
  • Kreithof climbing area – over 110 routes, up to 8a
  • Salzsteig Rauchkofel climbing area - ca. 10 routes, up to 8a

In summer and with good weather, these climbing areas are the No. 1 choice for people looking for fun on the vertical axis! You should come equipped with prior experience and the necessary gear.


Indoor Climbing in Eastern Tyrol

For your first training sessions, as a refresher, or if the weather is not cooperating (which hardly ever occurs in Austria's sunniest town), a small indoor climbing center is available in Lienz.

Harness buckled, boots laced up, hands dusted off in the chalk bag - now it's time to head to the rocks: Climbing in Eastern Tyrol is not just a sport, for many it is an attitude towards life itself. Useful tips, chats with others who share your passion, and countless challenges up on the wall are all part of the fun.

In a town of "rock jocks" like Lienz, in almost every sports store you will find harnesses, boots, carabiners, and everything else you need for a safe climbing experience in Eastern Tyrol. Some of these shops are located right in the town center, putting them only a few steps away from your Hotel Traube.

Vergeiner's Hotel Traube
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