Nordic Walking in Austria
CarinthiaCarinthia's Natural Arena
The Mediterranean climate makes Carinthia's Natural Arena fantastic for all kinds of sports. More and more people are looking to keep up their fitness regime whilst on holiday and Nordic Walking off the beaten track is an unforgettable experience here. What's more, the area has received public recognition as being a unique natural jewel. The region Weissensee won the EU Prize for Tourism and Environment, and the valley Lesachtal has been awarded the titles Europe's Most Untouched Holiday Valley and Alpine Landscape of the Year.
Amongst Bad Kleinkirchheim's hiking trails there are three different Nordic Walking routes into the Nock Mountains National Park at an altitude of between 1,750 and 2,000 meters above sea level. Starting at the mountain station of the Brunnach National Park Ropeway in Bad Kleinkirchheim, the trails cover various distances and are clearly marked and easy to follow. In addition to the walking distance indications, there are checkpoint signs along each route, where you can compare your values with those predetermined for the respective point.
The region around the city of Villach is a hiking paradise for all the family. Beautiful, crystal-clear lakes and a natural landscape provide everything from quiet walks to adventurous climbing tours.There are five trails for Nordic Walking around Lake Faak, between 4,5 and 10km in length. Similar facilities are to be found on Lake Ossiach. Steindorf, for example, is starting point for the tracks in the Nordic Fitness Sports Park™ on the Bleistätter Moors. They also link up with the trails in Ossiach on the southern shore of the lake. Warmbad-Villach boasts some lovely trails too, which are shaded in the woods and attract the locals in particular.
Being out and about in the country is a great way to recharge your batteries and inspire your mind. That's exactly why the Mostviertel is popular with walkers! Delightfully unhurried or challengingly strenuous? Gentle hills or wild mountains? The choice is yours, and wherever you are there's sure to be a wine tavern or rustic mountain lodge close by.
„Where you can hike, you can also walk." This credo also applies to the Wienerwald region. Known to English speakers as the Vienna Woods, the area encompasses heavily wooded hills and valleys hugging the western regions of Vienna. Large parts of it are protected within the biosphere reserve, and it is here that you find hundreds of marked trails for walkers and hikers, popular with city dwellers and tourists alike.
In the Tennengau holiday region of SalzburgerLand there are numerous clearly marked Nordic Walking trails. It's a wonderful way to enjoy the region of mountains, rivers and small towns, making it easy to get some exercise in.
In the Nordic.Walking.Fitness.Park, visitors to Krimml can not only expect perfectly signposted paths, but also a range of qualified trainers (national association instructors), who provide a varied programme for beginners and the advanced.
The holiday region Kufstein is the biggest running- and nordic walking destination in Tirol. 335 km for hiking in breathtaking natural surroundings.
Austria's first Nordic Fitness Sports Park in the Wildschönau offers a varied choice of walking trails ranging from easy to advanced. The region was among the first to recognise the advantages of Nordic Walking, and is consequently well equipped to offer various packages including courses and accommodation.