Guest Blog from Margit Kurka*

exploreTOdiscover offers guided hiking and trekking tours in Austria – led by a certified hiking guide.

It is the belief of exploreTOdiscover that to discover we have to explore. To discover and see the true beauty of a place it is essential to visit its cities, valleys and mountains following trails and roads the people, who call these places home, have traveled. Discovery is achieved by pursuing the paths that are characterized by the imprints of those who have roots in those places.

Exploring and discovering is best done when taking the time to see, to feel and to enjoy what is around us. That means to move slowly and to take everything in at a pace that allows us to really experience the country and its people. When joining exploreTOdiscover on your trip to Austria, you are invited to explore this unique country on foot.

It might be a one-day hike close to a village or city on your itinerary, a several days hut-to-hut trekking tour or a several days stay in a village or city with the option to explore a different mountain every day. Whatever you prefer, exploreTOdiscover will accompany you on your journey to discover Austria’s diverse landscapes, cultural backgrounds and different regions.

Hiking through Austria can be a diverse, but always pristine experience – ranging from trekking tours into the high mountain ranges of the Alps to hikes through the hilly wine country of Austria, walks along beautiful creeks and lakes or backpacking tours from castle to castle – to name a few options. On you will find inspirations for the different areas you can visit and get an impression of the different areas you can hike through.

It is in the interest of exploreTOdiscover to keep groups relatively small to ensure a memorable experience to everyone and offer individualized hiking tours. Each hiking or trekking tour is tailored to the needs, abilities and wishes of its participants. exploreTOdiscover is happy to put together a hiking tour customized to your needs or you are welcome to choose one of our offered tours at pre-set dates under

Besides the classic guided hiking and trekking tours, exploreTOdiscover specializes in geological and nature excursions guided by a professional geologist as well as orientation training in mountainous terrain (with maps, GPS etc.) performed by a professional GIS expert.

When you are planning your trip to Austria, let exploreTOdiscover help you find the right balance between city and nature, activity and culture, excitement and tranquility. The wide-spread network of exploreTOdiscover allows you to get in contact with many different specialized and certified professionals (city guides, mountaineering guides, kayaking guides etc.) to make your trip to Austria unforgettable and explore this country with native guides and people who live and work here. Explore Austria with us to discover its gems, hidden in the back country.

Please visit when planning your trip to Austria and explore the site to discover what you are looking for.

Margit Kurka is the owner of exploreTOdiscover and used to live in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She is a geologist (MSc), GIS-expert (MSc), certified hiking guide, certified mental training coach.





*This is a guest blog provided by ExploreTOdiscover. The Austrian Honorary Consulate in Denver can not endorse this company specifically.