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Running & Trail Running Zell am See-Kaprun

Running shoes, motivation & stamina - Running & TRAIL RUNNING IN ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN

More than running shoes, motivation and stamina is not required. That's the beauty of running. It can be done anytime almost anywhere and with very little equipment. Investment in equipment is low, there is no need to lug a lot of material around and preparing for this sports activity doesn't take up much time either. It's so simple - just go outdoors, put your running shoes and functional top on, get your drinks rucksack and off you go on a stunning trail running tour in the Zell am See-Kaprun region.

Across the mountains at a quick pace

One look at the regional map and you know immediately: Zell am See-Kaprun is a paradise for runners and trail runners. The trails in the Zell Basin, around Lake Zell and in the valley around Zell am See, Kaprun, Bruck, Schüttdorf and Saalfelden make runners really happy. Beautiful tracks, low-traffic side roads, forest paths, trails and an easy uphill-downhill terrain. Looking closer at the region's possibilities, you realise that the alpine landscape has much more to offer. Ambitious trail runners have known this for some time: sporty mountain runners will find beautiful trails and tracks for the most beautiful way to move around in the mountains there where hiking trails and mountain bike routes are waiting.


In the valley with few altitude metres

The valley around Zell am See and Kaprun offers many fantastic running routes. A real sense of delight can be felt on the Lake Zell Tour. Not surprising with the view and the promenade above Thumersbach, which we will also take. 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 without raising your pulse rate much. 


Across sticks and stones plus altitude metres

Quite a bit of stamina and energy is needed for the Women's Trail Panorama Trail 2017. The route of the event in summer 2017 requires your trail running shoes to manage 15.3 km and 768 altitude metres. The Thumersbach Höfe Run leads to the sunny side of the valley where you can enjoy beautiful views to Lake Zell and the Hohe Tauern. Lucky are the ones who benefit from the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card. Using this card, you simply take the gondola lift to the Schmittenhöhe and start your trail run in 2.000 above sea level. What follows is hard to beat. Plenty of happiness hormones are released on the Sonnenalm Panorama Trail or the trail run across the Pinzgau Walk. There are no better trails for running.


It's beautiful at the top

But it is also quite challenging there. If you want to get to the top in running shoes, then you best take the mountain railway or you are one of the lucky ones who are extremely fit and have plenty of running experience. 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.



OUR Top 10 Trail running ROUTES:
  1. Women's Trail Panorama Trail 2017
  2. Hochsonnbergalm Trail - Schmittenhöhe
  3. Thumersbach Höfe Tour
  4. Grafenleiten Tour with high-altitude promenade
  5. Gorge Run
  6. Großglockner Ultra-Trail
  7. Porscheallee Run
  8. Schüttbach Challenge
  9. Around Kaprun
  10. Schmitten-Ebenberg Trail

Trailrunning in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Daniel Gollner
Jonas Kryhl
FROST Kaprun
"The region around Zell am See and Kaprun is a trail running paradise. The region and its diverse trail running programme have captured my heart many years ago. I like to "run on top" and enjoy the high-altitude promenades but I also appreciate "sky-running" where I can run on some quite steep trails uphill to the mountain tops. Zell am See-Kaprun offers the perfect and most beautiful training areas for both running styles ..."

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!