TRAIL RUNNING

Trail running is a fun sport. It's a great go-to for anyone who loves their fitness as its sure to get your heart pumping. As the name suggests, you spend most of your time running on trails in the wilderness as opposed to on tarmac roads, so it's a great way to get your hit of nature too. It's heavenly for all levels of runners!

 

There's an incredible network of running trails on the chalet's doorstep. For those who prefer a leisurely jog, there are plenty of trails in the valley, including a stunning 11km loop around Lake Zell. Equally if you get a kick out of climbing lots of vertical metres, there are a plethora of mountainous options. Below are some of our preferred trails in the area, which vary in level of intensity and terrain.

14.1KM DISTANCE

RATING: DIFFICULT
DURATION 2 HOURS 45 MIN
FOREST, LAKE & RESERVOIR

RESERVOIR TRAIL

GRAFLEITEN TOUR

4.5KM DISTANCE

RATING: EASY
DURATION 55 MINUTES
FOREST TRAIL & LAKE VIEWS

LAKE ZELL LOOP

11.1KM DISTANCE

RATING: MODERATE
DURATION 1 HOUR 30 MIN
LAP AROUND THE LAKE

We love using trail running as a way to explore an area, as you cover good ground; see a place from a different perspective, and have loads of fun in the process. We'd recommend it as a way to explore our area too - with a map in hand, some water and a sense of adventure, you're bound to have a blast.

If you're a skilled runner, why not compete in one or the many trail running competitions that take place in the area every year. The Grossglockner Ultra Trail consists of 110km distance and 6,500m in ascent. It's not for the faint hearted but is a must for the more serious runners out there.

GORGE RUN

10KM DISTANCE

RATING: MODERATE
DURATION 1 HOUR 30 MIN
GORGE & WATERFALLS

PANORAMA TRAIL

6.7KM DISTANCE

RATING: DIFFICULT
DURATION 1 HOUR 20 MIN
HIGH ALTITUDE PANORAMA

HOHE TAUERN TOUR

5KM DISTANCE

RATING: EASY
DURATION 40 MINUTES
NATIONAL PARK RUN

Why not watch the video below, to get a sense of running in the area. It captures a few shots from a run that we absolutely love, and is a regular for us. The trail takes you up through the forest on the Schmittenhöhe mountain, where you intermittently have panoramic views of Lake Zell.  The highest point of the run is another lake on the Plettsaukopf, with views over the Hohe Tauern National Park. After this, you meander though forest back down to the shores of lake Zell.