Walking and Hiking

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Hiking is one of the greatest attractions in the Lungau region.  The alpine landscape and breathtaking scenery provide the perfect setting to enjoy a wide variety of trails and mapped routes every month of the year. The opportunities are very diverse from self-guided trails to child friendly tours, cultural hikes to challenging alpine routes.

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In winter the landscape changes and wanderers can enjoy a winter wonderland of idyllic snow-capped forest trails and walking paths along with snow shoe tours, high alpine trails and guided adventures.

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A clearly marked network of hiking trails, numerous themed paths and cultural trails for the whole family invite you to escape the stresses of every day life and appreciate the wonders of nature. Whether an experienced mountaineer or someone wanting to take and extended stroll in the country, the trails and routes in the Lungau can meet your requirements.

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Enjoy learning about the landscapes flora and fauna with information boards en-route describing the Lungau and its countryside.  Play in the waterfalls of Wasserwegleisnitz and read about the history of the fierce river and how it has been tamed.  Have fun with an adventure hike in Lessach enjoying children's activity stations along the way.  Marvel at the history of the Arnoweg Trail connecting a host of Salzburgerland's gorges, peaks and historical attractions including our very own Mauterndorf Castle

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Whether hiking casually along the alpine routes or venturing up some of the more challenging summit trails, a well deserved rest is always on the agenda.  In this the Lungau does not disappoint, with over 70 staffed huts and hiker’s refuges offering shelter, hearty snacks and refreshments to hikers and mountaineers.

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Nestled between the high mountain peaks and meadows, almost 60 clear lakes, mountain brooks or beautiful waterfalls wait to be discovered. With maps and information you can explore on your own or choose to have a guided tour. The tours range from one-day family outings to 8-day trecks across ten peaks.

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To reach the starting point of many routes, transport is required. Driving in and around the valley is relatively easy however nominal tolls are in place to access a number of the Nature Parks. Tolls can be avoided by taking the Lungau Tälerbus. The bus services the entire region and allows travel on any valley bus route including use of the Murtalbahn train connections. Day and week-passes available.

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The easiest way to travel up to the peaks of the valley is by way of Mountain Lift.  The regions of Speiereck/Grosseck, Katschberg/Aineck, Fanningberg and Obertauern run their lifts on a summer timetable, including transport for bicycles available with the cable cars in both St Michael and Mauterndorf.  Pass options include a mountain ride, a valley ride or both.

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