Sports & Nature in Abtenau: the Tennengau Nordic Walking Region

Nordic walking lessons, guided tours and well-marked trails

Nordic walking in the Alps is a gentle yet effective total-body workout with many advantages. Everyone can Nordic walk anywhere, at any time: all you need is good walking shoes and walking sticks. In Abtenau, an especially diverse Nordic walking region in the Tennengau region of Salzburg, you’ll find many Nordic walking trails of all levels of difficulty, from easy routes in the valley to challenging high-altitude trails. Our tip: you can take a free, two-hour Nordic walking lesson in Abtenau with your guest card! Borrow walking sticks from your host or hire a pair at a local sporting goods store.

Nordic Walking in Abtenau, home of two world champions

Did you know that Abtenau is home to the 2008 and 2009 Nordic walking world champions Maria and Hans Quehenberger? These two athletes pass on their knowledge in Nordic walking lessons and guided hikes. Plus, Hans Quehenberger organises the Abtenauer Panoramalauf (“Abtenau Panoramic Run”) and Nordic walking competition. Whether you’d like to leisurely enjoy your next Nordic walking tour or are interested in participating in a competition: in Abtenau, the world champion Nordic walking region in Austria, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for!

From easy to difficult: Nordic walking routes in Abtenau

You will find numerous marked running and Nordic walking trails around Abtenau. Just like hiking trails, Nordic walking trails are classified by colour – blue (easy), red (medium), and black (difficult). Some trails start at the Karkogel cable car valley station in Abtenau. So, when will you begin Nordic walking in the Alps?

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11. Nordic Walking event at the 20th of June 2015

Postalm Karkogl