Austria is often remarked as one of the best places to visit in Europe as it’s centrally located, most speak English, it’s very safe and clean, offers oodles of affordable culture, natural beauty and elegant Baroque and neoclassical architecture in the cities. The road network and distances are relatively small and there’s an efficient public transport system too. This is one of those countries where one day you’re hiking or skiing through spectacular valleys, the next you’re exploring the atmospheric cobbled alleys of the Vienna.

Experience Intrepid Hiking in Austria’s Western Mountains

The 3 rules of mountaineering: It's always further than in looks. It's always taller than it looks. And it's always harder than it looks. -- Author Unknown