3 days / 2 nights
from €139 pp
The trails on our Base Camp Zell am See surround one of Austria’s most famous lakes, Lake Zell, which makes for the perfect cool-down after a day on your feet.
Thanks to the extensive trail network in Pinzgau, we are able to tailor this trip to your group’s goals and running style. You can choose from many different options to run exactly as far and climb as high as you want. This trip takes you into the Kitzbühel Alps and Dienten Grass mountain ranges. You’ll have a constant view of Lake Zell as well as the Hohe Tauern National Park, home to Austria’s highest peaks. If you are able to run between 10 and 20km a day, one of these options will be perfect for you! Just get in touch with us and we’ll help you pick the right one!
If you want to experience Pinzgau like the locals, stop by Zell am See for a weekend on our favourite trails. Experience the culture, cuisine, and hospitality that makes Pinzgau a great place to call home. We guarantee that you’ll want to come back for more!
(Based on group of 5)
- 139€ per person
- 50% deposit required to reserve dates
- Pandemic-safe booking: Full refund if cancellation due to pandemic interference
Day 1: Zell am See ‘Uptown/Downtown’
- 13:00 – Arrival at hotel in Zell am See
- 14:00 – Meet & greet / weather briefing / Q&A
- 14:30 – 17:30 – First outing on above and through Zell am See with focus on technique and moving efficiently in the mountains
- Arrive at accommodation, relax, discuss options for day two
Day 2: Thummersbach – Statzerhaus
- 9:00 – Head out from Zell am See for a brief taxi ride to trailhead in Thummersbach
- 10:00 – Start the initial climb out of the tree line to the ridge
- 12:00 – Continue to the Hundstein’s Statzerhaus (2117m) where a delicious home-cooked snack awaits
- 14:00 – Begin traverse to the Schönwieskopf and onwards to the descent back to Thummersbach where a taxi is waiting for the return to Zell am See
- 17:00 – Arrive at accommodation and relax with a view of the day’s whole route across the lake, relax, discuss options for day three
Day 3: Aztingerberg – Schmitten
- 9:00 – Brief taxi ride to the trailhead in Maishofen
- 9:30 – Head up towards the Wankrautalm (1700m) where a lookout with benches and a view of the Saalach Valley awaits
- 11:30 – Begin 5km descent towards Schmitten where taxi awaits to return to Zell am See
- 12:30 – Arrive at accommodation
- 13:00 – Check-out and departure
3 days / 2 nights
Experience running in variable terrain is important. However, if you’re used to running on roads and flat paths, you can still have a blast in the mountains. You will find it beneficial to warm up your legs, feet, and ankles for your trail running adventure by strengthening them with some basic strength exercises. We will be going over specific techniques before our outing, but the more prepared you are, the more fun you’ll have!
Having endurance and agility is key when running in variable terrain; and having ‘mountain legs’ is a bonus! This camp is designed with flexibility in mind to suit your abilities and will be catered to your fitness level. We guide tours that stay entirely in mellow terrain as well as tours with 1000m+ elevation gain, and we love them all the same!
Trail running is meant to be light and long, where you pack smart in order to be as efficient and safe as possible. You will need shoes with an excellent tread and the ankle support you require. Additionally, you will need ample nutrition and water, an extra change of clothes (including thin gloves and a hat), sun-cream, and a light rain jacket. Light hiking poles are also recommended as they are guaranteed to ease your troubles on the climbs and the descents! See our detailed equipment list for more information!