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Breathtaking hiking in Austria

Experience unique mountain scenery up close

Hiking in Austria, in the fantastic Hohen Tauern mountain range is always an impressive experience. Your gaze extends over the rich green valleys and idyllic towns with just the bright blue sky above you and nothing but an unspeakable feeling of happiness that lets you forget the effort of the climb in no time.

Set off on a hike in Austria with our mountain guide Ecki five times a week. Whether you prefer a leisurely hike through the flowers on the mountain pastures or as a real mountaineer who wants to conquer the heights, you are always in the best hands and expertly advised at the Jesacherhof. That’s what also makes hiking in Defereggental on roughly 300 kilometres of hiking trails so special!

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Hiking in Austria – the mountain is calling!
Hiking in Austria – the mountain is calling!

We have prepared a hiking pack...

... exclusively for your hiking holiday in Austria, just in case you would prefer to set off on your hike without our guide:

  • Selected hiking suggestions for beginners and fit hikers
  • Free hire of telescopic hiking poles, backpacks, water bottles, and thermos flasks
  • Free packed lunch to provide you with new energy at the right time
  • After an adventurous time outdoors, enjoy our afternoon energy buffet on the sun terrace in the garden or in our lounge and dining room, which is flooded with daylight.
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Our hiking tips

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Jagdhausalm & Pfauenauge

Simply impressive! Experience an elevated journey through Austria’s oldest Alpine village from the 13th century when walking in Defereggental. A little bit further on, hidden behind a moraine, is the Pfauenauge, a wonderful circular lake.


Leisurely hiking in Austria. The lifts in front of the Jesacherhof hotel take you up to roughly 2,000 metres above sea level, where numerous hikes start. Mountain restaurants and snack bars that serve typical Austrian delicacies invite you to take a break while hiking in Defereggental.


Lasting memories for both the young and old. This family hike starts at 3,300 metres above sea level and leads from the Kals top station to the Matrei top station.

Themed trails

Go hiking in Austria with Ecki Monday to Friday. The hikes start at 9 a.m. Return to the hotel full to the brim with wonderful new impressions just in time for the afternoon energy and cake buffet.

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Alpinhotel Jesacherhof ****S
The Jesacher Family // Außerrotte 37
9963 St. Jakob in Defereggen | Tirol // Austria
VAT no.: ATU66600369
T +43 (0) 4873 5333 // info@jesacherhof.at