Lynx Trail

Through wild central Austria

The Lynx Trail is a long-distance trail with 11 stages through three large internationally recognised protected areas and fringes Austria's first UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site (beech forests). It goes through Austria's wild, wooded central area, repeatedly recognised by the Alpine Convention as a pilot region for its ecological network.
The lynx is the symbol of the mystery of wilderness. The trail follows ecological stepping-stones created for the lynx and takes you right through its habitat. You can feel its presence. The trail can give walkers a spiritual connection with wilderness and reawakens our need for a primal connection with nature. Hikers on the trail are in the presence of something wonderful, even if they don’t see a lynx.

You can now book the Lynx Trail online!

Combine the complete freedom of a backpacker with the services of a modern hiking destination! The trail-booking portal offers you endless choices and a comprehensive service: You start WHEN you want, WHERE you want, with WHOM you want, and above all HOW you want!
Along the Lynx Trail, you can take advantage of selected partner companies, a handy luggage and shuttle service and a trail hotline.
This turns your hiking trip on the Lynx Trail into a carefree outdoor experience, individually organised and supported by a competent information and booking centre.

The Protected Areas

The Lynx Trail goes from the Kalkalpen National Park into Gesäuse National Park, and from there into the Dürrenstein Wilderness Area. Parts of the area belong to Austria's first UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site (beech forests).