Lynx Trail | Luchstrail im Gesäuse

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.

Official Luchs Trail Info & Booking Centre

With award-winning hiking service

An Official Booking Centre has been set up for the Luchs Trail to offer hikers an unforgettable hiking experience with TOP services. The Official Luchs Trail Info & Booking Centre with the award-winning Trail Angels team will be happy to assist you with planning and booking. Whether you are an advanced hiker, backpacker or hiking from hut to hut: the competent and helpful booking centre team is the best place for hikers.

Good to know – the lynxes also benefit: The Official Booking Centre donates €10 to the national parks for every booking. This money is used for monitoring and protecting the animals! Your personalised hiking trip starts with the first click – useful information at a glance:

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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).

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By booking these offers, you directly support the lynx population, as part of the turnover is dedicated to projects of monitoring and protection.