Golden autumn for hiking

6. Sep. 2020

Your preview of autumn: Everyday life stressful? The weather foggy? And the autumn melancholy dampens your mood? Then it's high time for some "light therapy" on the long-distance trails of the Trail Angels!

© Franz Gerdl

Who does not know them, the two faces of autumn: the hustle and bustle in the misty gray of the cities and the beguiling silence in the golden light of the hills and mountains. This blog is therefore meant as a guide to cheat the former and immerse yourself in the latter. Therefore, we have created a list of our most beautiful autumn hikes for you. So dive in and let yourself be carried away into an everyday life where golden colors, pleasant temperatures and crystal clear views have the upper hand.

Panoramaweg Südalpen Panorama am Hochplateau

The Alpe Adria Trail presents itself in a golden blaze of color © Franz Gerdl

At no time of year is the hike from the glacier to the sea on the legendary Alpe-Adria Trail as inspiring as in the golden autumn. Like, for example, at the foot of the Großglockner in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Luchs Trail
„Indian Summer“ in Austria’s wild center. The bewitching autumnal sea of colors of the beech forests awaits you along the Lynx Trail in the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage landscape.

While autumn fog often lingers over the basins and valleys of Carinthia, bright sunshine awaits you on the Nockberge Trail. A hiking dream with quiet alpine pastures, lonely mountain lakes and mystical Swiss stone pine forests. 

Ötztaler Urweg
What a surprise: Away from the tourism hotspots like Sölden, an untouched grandiose mountain landscape spreads out along the Ötztaler Urweg. These quiet sides of the Ötztal are most beautiful to hike in autumn.

Krk Island Trail
You are a summer type and you are longing for summer already in autumn? Then travel after summer and hike the golden island of Krk in the mild Adriatic autumn with its typical Mediterranean serenity. 

Everest Region
You want to go to Nepal? Trekking in the crystal clear mountain air of the Himalayas? Then let’s go, because it’s not too late to book for the Himalayas autumn 2019! Our tip: the most beautiful beginner trek at the foot of the Himalayas.

Discover on our platform BookYourTrail specifically on the golden autumn laced hiking packages.

Also on the Nockberge Trail you can experience the color change of flora © Franz Gerdl



Born in Bavaria, the environmental systems scientist and state-certified mountain and ski guide ideally combines expertise and passion for his great love, the mountains. Recognized mountain book author and first ascent of bold routes in rock and ice.

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