Hiking, cycling and mountain biking in the heavenly Hohe Tauern
Paradise Hiking and Mountain Biking in the Hohe Tauern, Mallnitz
Hohe Tauern National Park is a more than 1800 km2 of unspoilt nature in the middle of Austria and has approximately 250 glaciers, 550 mountain lakes and almost 1000 kilometers of Hiking Trails. Mallnitz is located in the middle of the Hohe Tauern - In this cozy holiday town or in the immediate vicinity of Mallnitz you can find countless Hiking Trails of various difficulty and difficulty. Whether you want to hike from top to top at great heights or take surprising routes through deep gorges; the landscape is powerful and overwhelming. Moreover, most cable cars are open all year round, for example you can take the Ankögelbahn to an altitude of almost 2800 meters and descend again via fantastic routes to Mallnitz about 1600 meters below. Or how about the top of the Goldeck and descend with your MTB to Spittal! The Hohe Tauern, a true hiking paradise, so also a sporty highlight!
The Alpen-Adria Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia for a total of 43 stages and approximately 750 km. This long-distance hiking trail leads through the most beautiful mountain and lake regions of Carinthia to Trieste in Italy. The 'walking path' is mainly designed with pleasure walkers in mind. The Trail does not have too many height differences. The stages are each about 20 km long and well signposted.
Mallnitz is in the middle of stages 6 and 7 (Innerfragant-Mallnitz-Obervellach) and the area around Mallnitz is considered the pearl of the Alpen Adria Trail and has two spectacular deep gorges; the Rabischschlucht gorge and the Groppensteinschlucht with the mighty Groppenstein waterfall.
This spectacular cycling route is 410 kilometers long and leads from Salzburg to the picturesque lagoon town of Grado on the Italian Adriatic coast. The cycle route is divided into 8 day stages, which are nowhere really too difficult.
Stage 2 ends in Böckstein (Bad Gastein) where you get on the train by bike and get off again 15 minutes later in Mallnitz, on the south side of the Alps. Mallnitz is the starting point of stage 3, which starts with a unique and fine 8 kilometer descent to Obervellach. Besides the fact that the route has perfect signage, it is possible to get on the train by bicycle almost everywhere, if you want to give your legs a rest.