Beautiful via ferratas for beginners in Austria

Linda Eigner

Austria is a paradise for via ferrata fans. There are challenging routes for both experienced athletes and beginners. So everyone gets their money's worth. We have summarized 5 beautiful via ferratas for beginners and families across the country for you. You can read everything you need for via ferrata here.

Family via ferrata Kleinarl (SBG)

The Kleinarl climbing world has many delicacies to offer. The Kleinarl family via ferrata is particularly suitable for beginners and families. It is one of a total of 3 via ferratas in the region. The route consists of a missing band in the forest. The path with the difficulty A/B leads over short and easy steps and through an insured walking area. The entire tour (ascent and descent) takes a total of 1 hour. You can find more information here.

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Gretchensteig – Heukuppe (Lower Austria)

Outdoor lovers also get their money's worth in eastern Austria. The Gretchensteig in Lower Austria leads through the Raxenmäuer. The via ferrata is the perfect alternative to the normal route for hikers looking for a challenge. The tour ends at Karl-Ludwigshaus or on the Heukuppe. The Gretchensteig with difficulty A takes about 4 hours. Here you will find a detailed description of the tour.

Florasteig - Stoderzinken (STMK)

The via ferrata park at the summit of the Stoderzinken has a number of via ferratas with different levels of difficulty. With difficulty A, the Florasteig is a great tour for beginners. The way to the summit leads over a classic path and is only partially insured. Surefootedness, concentration and coordination are required. The tour, including ascent and descent, takes an hour in total. You can read more about the Florasteig here.

Kleinbärenzinne via ferrata (T)

There is a somewhat more demanding tour in Tyrol up to the Kleinbärenzinne. The via ferrata in the Pitztal is surrounded by a breathtaking high alpine landscape. With difficulty A/B, the family via ferrata is perfect for beginners. The path leads over a grassy ramp and a stepped area to the Kleinbärenzinne. In total you need 4 hours for the whole tour. You can find more information here.

Castle via ferrata (Vbg)

There is also a great via ferrata for beginners and families in western Austria. The path of the Burg Klettersteig in Vorarlberg with difficulty A/B leads along the ridge. The effort is rewarded with a view of the surrounding peaks. The starting point of the via ferrata is at the Versettla Bahn mountain station. The entire tour takes around 1 hour. You can read more about the Burg via ferrata here.


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