Before starting off, you should ensure that the route you have chosen suits your physical capabilities. Our descriptions of the trails indicate the degree of difficulty, the length in kilometres, the difference in altitude and the approximate amount of time needed to cover the distance. If the hike you have chosen includes the use of a mountain railway, you will need to check the hours of operation with the local tourist office.
For mountain hikes, good solid shoes are essential, as well as a change of clothing. We also recommend, among other things, that you take enough food and drink with you, sun-cream for skin and lips, raincoat, penknife, first aid kit, and your mobile phone. Walking sticks will also be useful in many places.
Do not undertake difficult hikes on your own, and always stay on the sign-posted routes.Listen to the weather forecast the evening before your hike. If you get caught in a storm, look for a sheltered place, but under no condition stand under free-standing trees. If it starts to get foggy, do not leave the hiking trail, and if you lose your orientation, turn round and go back the same way you came.
Additional information on the hike you plan to take can be obtained from the local tourist office, where detailed hiking maps can also be purchased.
Footpaths and walks suitable for everybody, which can be followed wearing good shoes and without any particular danger. They are signposted in yellow.
Mountain trails over alpine passes, along ridgeways, leading up to club huts and mountain peaks etc., for which special equipment such as weatherproof clothing and suitable footwear with non-slip soles are needed, and which call for particular caution. These trails are signposted white-red-white.