Jogging and Nordic walking in the Gosau valley

Continuous moments of happiness running in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Nordic walking around Lake Gosau
Nordic walking and jogging in Gosau

Anyone who also wants to do something about their fitness on holiday too or loves running and Nordic walking off the well-trodden track, can work out to their heart's content and at their own level in the Gosau valley. The many stunning hiking and walking routes are ideal for long jogging and Nordic walking tours. Look forward to a variety-packed activity holiday in the relaxing outdoors in Inneres Salzkammergut where Hotel Sommerhof in Gosau is the perfect starting point for all kinds of activities.

Nordic walking and running from Hotel Sommerhof

Whether it's on the Gosau brook trail through the whole Gosau valley as far as Upper Lake Gosau, on the panoramic trail or along Lake Hallstatt to Bad Goisern: you have an almost endless selection of routes for your fitness training in the beneficial outdoors in the Gosau valley. Leisurely amateur athletes get their money's worth just as much as experienced athletes. Many trails lead along rivers and lakes so you can walk and run here without any ambitions of elevation gains. More ambitious athletes can find suitable challenges on the more hilly routes. Whether it's road running or trail running, the walking and running routes in the surrounding area offer the perfect terrain for all tastes.

Suggestions for your running and walking routes on holiday in the Gosau valley

Upper Lake Gosau

The route to Upper Lake Gosau entices you with its magical view over the Dachstein. At 6.5 km long and with an elevation gain of 380 metres this circuit is also a little challenge for experienced runners.

Gosau brook trail

The Gosau brook trail is less challenging but just as beautiful. This easy circuit leads from Gosau's Hintertal to Vordertal and is also ideal for less practised runners with an elevation gain of just a few metres.

Koppenwinkel Obertraun

Explore the natural gem of Koppenwinkel at a fast pace or while hiking. You can indulge your love of activity here along the romantic Koppenwinkel lake or through forests, meadows and fields.

Other suggested routes

  • Around the Lake Gosau
  • The panoramic trail

Lake Gosau running route
Running around Lake Gosau in Salzkammergut

Running events around Gosau in Salzkammergut

Compete with other athletes and conquer a route together: take part in a run in Salzkammergut like the race round Lake Hallstatt or the Dachstein-Krippenstein mountain run.

Every spring participants in the race round Lake Hallstatt complete a half-marathon distance in a unique scenic setting. The route leads through the middle of the world heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and attracts hundreds of runners every year. On the other hand, the Dachstein-Krippenstein mountain run is a tough challenge for extremely hardy runners: at the end of the day a demanding elevation gain of 1,600 metres has to be conquered over a distance of 8.4 kilometres. At the end though that feeling of pride and the view over the majestic Dachstein make up for all the effort.

Jogging & Nordic walking on holiday in Salzkammergut

After your activities in the fresh mountain air you have earned a reward in the form of relaxation and fine dining. Relax in the garden at Hotel Sommerhof, enjoy a drink and some food or treat yourself to a soothing massage: if this responds to your idea of a holiday in Salzkammergut then send a no-obligation enquiry to Hotel Sommerhof!

 

 

 

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