Trails in the middle of the alpine landscape in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Jakob Edholm
Trails in the middle of the alpine landscape in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Jakob Edholm
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Running & Trail Running


A glance at the region’s map is enough to realise: Zell am See-Kaprun is a paradise for runners and trail runners. Leisure runners find real happiness and a cool uphill-downhill terrain on the side roads, forest paths and trails around Lake Zell and the surrounding villages. The alpine landscape also offers plenty for trail runners. A dense network of hiking trails and paths, which are ideal for trail running trips of all lengths and intensities, stretches across the mountains.


All you need is a pair of running shoes, motivation and stamina. This is the beauty about running; you simply run whenever and wherever you like – off into nature, lace your running shoes, put on your functional shirt, take your drinks rucksack and off you go on a fantastic trail running tour in the Zell am See-Kaprun region:

In the valley with few altitude metres

A real sense of delight can be felt on the Lake Zell Tour - not surprising with that view. This view is even better on the high-altitude promenade in Thumersbach, but you have to manage a few altitude metres first.The Porscheallee Run or the TauernSPA Tour in Kaprun are just as leisurely. Running in the valley with hardly any altitude metres, you enjoy beautiful views to the mountain world of the Hohe Tauern.

Link to the running map


The routes of the Women’s Trail awaits with quite some altitude metres. At the Thumersbach Höfe Lauf run, you enjoy a beautiful view to Lake Zell. If you have a Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card, then simply take the gondola uphill to the Schmittenhöhe and start your trail run in 2,000 metres above sea level. Runners release plenty of happiness hormones on the Sonnenalm Panorama Trail or on a trail run across the Pinzgau Walk.

Link to the running map

It's beautiful at the top

The Großglockner Ultra-Trail is an amazing challenge for alpine trail runners. The ultra-trail leads to and around the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain, and into the wild trail running world of the Hohe Tauern every year in July. A bit more moderate but just as beautiful is a trail running tour across the hiking trails around the Schwalbenwand, the Schönwieskopf and the Hundstein. The circular route of the Kaprun Valley also requires quite a bit of running experience and stamina. On the border patrol trail run, you advance far into the area of Saalbach Hinterglemm. The region is the venue of some first-class trail running events and offers great running opportunities.

read more about the Großglockner Ultratrail

If you can't wait to put your running shoes on and explore the trails of the Zell am See-Kaprun region, then book your holiday in the No. 1 sport region of the Salzburger Land now. For more details and help, just contact us directly!