Anyone can enjoy winter walking or snowshoeing – no previous experience or special technique is required – and both are wonderful ways to appreciate the snowy landscapes at entirely your own pace. Thanks to a machine that flattens the snow, walking is made easy on the specially designated winter walking paths, and the signposting is designed so that it won’t disappear in a snow shower.
A snowshoeing holiday, meanwhile, is perhaps even more rewarding than a winter walking holiday in that you can strike out across virgin snow, exploring areas inaccessible on skis or on foot.
So extensive are the winter walking and snowshoeing possibilities in Switzerland and Austria that numerous villages in our selection would be perfect for a holiday devoted to either activity. We also offer special winter walking holidays if you prefer to explore as a group.