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Stunning Scenery

Perfect Trails

Mountain Culture

Pure Nature

Stunning Scenery

Perfect Trails

Mountain Culture

Pure Nature

Trail Running in the Austrian Alps

Where trail running dreams come true

Our guides believe that trail running should always be an adventure. However, adventure doesn’t inherently have to include risk or danger; that’s where we come in. It’s our job to prepare tours that are fun, safe, and most importantly, fit your party’s needs. 

The terrain in and around Pinzgau is one of a kind and indeed world-class. In fact, many high-profile trail races take place here every year, including the Grossglockner Ultra Trail, the Hochkönigman, and the KAT 100Running in this landscape is an unforgettable and rewarding experience! 

Do you want to push yourself in the mountains with the support of a qualified guide? Are you looking to improve your technical game on those steep descents? Or are you simply tired of stopping at traffic lights and running on asphalt in the city, and need a break from the noise? The guides at Trail Run Austria understand because we’ve all been there too. Join us for some of the most fun you can have on two legs, and for the lasting feeling of accomplishment that comes from moving efficiently in the mountains. 

DAY  TRIPS

DAY  TRIPS

If you want to spend just one day on some of the best trails the Alps have to offer, then let Trail Run Austria help you make the most of your stay. We have put together some of our favourite day trips for you to choose from!

Peter-Wiechental Hut

220€ + 10% per add. person

Starting in Saalfelden, this trip features various terrain and landscape, as it moves from the lower forested elevations into the coniferous shrubs found between the tree line and the alpine. Equipped with Austrian cuisine and comfortable seating  this hut is the perfect place to have lunch or watch the sun set. 

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Glemmtal Summit Tour

220€ + 10% per add. person

The Glemmtal is a trail running paradise! A never ending chain of peaks and saddles creates the perfect environment for efficient running that makes accumulating elevation and distance fun. The grassy terrain that is found just above the tree line is magical and runnable from early spring to late fall. 

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Larmkogel: Above 3000m!

220€ + 10% per add. person

Up where the air is pure and clean, the peak of the Larmkogel sits at 3017m. This is a challenging day trip with a tough climb and a technical descent. Be ready for a true mountain experience! At the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park you’ll see all of the park’s highest peaks. 

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MULTI-DAY

MULTI –

DAY

With an itinerary tailored to suit your group’s goals and running abilities, we’ll take you up and down unforgettable trails that feature a variety of terrain that will elevate your trail running abilities to the next level.

Base Camp – Mittersill

 3 Days from 139€/pp

Spend a weekend at the home of Trail Run Austria. Mittersill is at the heart of the Oberpinzgau valley and an access point to endless pristine terrain and colourful culture. We know these trails inside-out, so join us for an unforgettable weekend of the best trail running that Mittersill has to offer! 

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Hut-to-hut – Saalfelden

 3 Days from 195€/pp

Starting in Weißbach bei Lofer, a short trip with a taxi brings us to the trailhead and we begin our climb to the to the Passauer Hut. After exploring the surrounding natural wonders including the Melkerloch seen above! Day 2 continues to the other side of the valley to the Ingolstädter Hut

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Base Camp – Zell am See

 3 Days from 139€/pp

Home to one of Austria’s most famous lakes and gateway to the Großglockner High Road and Hohe Tauern National Park, it’s obvious why Zell am See is called paradise by so many who visit. Spend the days on the trails and the nights under the stars at some of Austria’s many cozy mountain huts!

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SELF – GUIDED

SELF –

GUIDED

Enjoy all the perks of an epic adventure without distracting logistics. All you have to do is book a tour, get out there, breathe in the air, and enjoy the view. We’ll take care of the accommodation, shuttle services, weather forecast analysis, and any issues that might arise.

BUDGET PLANNING

You are going to have the experience of a lifetime with Trail Run Austria.  These factors can help you plan a trip that fits your budget.

BUDGET PLANNING

You are going to have the experience of a lifetime with Trail Run Austria.  These factors can help you plan a trip that fits your budget.

Included in Price

Guiding Fees

  • Half day (1-4 hours) 120€ + 10% for each additional person
  • Full day (4-8 hours) 220€ + 10% for each additional person

Transportation

  • Taxis are the best way to get to and from some trailheads. They typically cost 20€ per ride for the whole group. Multi-day trips take up to four taxis and day trips take up to two.
  • Lifts are useful to save time and energy on initial climbs or descents. They allow you to run at a more scenic elevation for more of the day! They cost between 15€ and 30€ for the day per person. Few trips include lifts.

Additional Costs

Accommodation

We work with a variety of huts, hotels, and guest houses. Trail Run Austria clients can select the accommodation of their choice and will receive our special rate at the time of booking.  Choose from our list of Partner Hotels and let them know that you will be running with Trail Run Austria. Our list is expanding and will include accommodation in our other locations soon too.

Some considerations:

  • 3- and 4-Star accommodations are available
  • Rates at Mountain Huts are similar to 3-star
  • Starting at 55 € p.P/Night with breakfast
  • Starting at 75 € p.P/Night with half-board (breakfast and dinner)

Planning your perfect trail running experience in 5 Steps

Planning your perfect trail running experience in 5 Steps

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Step #1 – INTENSITY LEVEL

TYPE I FUN

Want to keep it light and painless? Want to have a blast and look back on your trip with a smile? Then team up with a certified Trail Run Austria guide – we’ve got the goods. If you want an experience with unforgettable views and lasting memories, this is the running style for you.

TYPE II FUN

So you want to take it to the next level? Fine with us! Committing to Type II fun means you’re prepared to have a real adventure. This running style is the kind that can get you hooked on the challenge of moving fast and light through the mountains thanks to the delicate dance between challenge and reward that it is. 

ULTRA

Say no more, we get it! You’re not looking for a jog in the park, or even a marathon in the Alps, you want to cover some serious distance and elevation as efficiently as you can. Fortunately, that’s what motivates the guides at Trail Run Austria as well. We can’t ensure that you’ll find the answers to all of life’s questions on your adventure, but you are guaranteed to find yourself. Let us take you there!

 

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Step #2 – TOUR STYLE

HUT-TO-HUT

Our spectacular guided Hut-To-Hut Trail Runnning Tours take you through the stunning natural terrain of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest national park in Central Europe. From our home base in the Austrian Alps, we’re able to customize adventures to quench your thirst for big mountain running, choosing from a complete menu of terrain types, single-track trails, and stunning mountain huts. Looking for a two-day adventure or a week-long epic? Prefer to earn your vertical with lung-burning climbs or link lift networks to conserve power for never-ending ridge running? Looking for technical downhills or a more relaxed tour featuring breathtaking scenery and culinary highlights? Rest easy, we’ve got you covered.

BASE CAMP

We “Cherry Pick” the best trails in the region for daily tours from one of our partner hotels. We have a variety of programs to choose from, ranging from skills training to sightseeing to more intense days in the mountains.

DAY TRIPS

If you only want to spend one day on the trails then we have have a fine selection of day trips available for you! A wide range of experiences and challenges can be found in just a single day with the right guiding, so let us find the right trip for you and help you make the most of your time in the beautiful Austrian Alps!

Step #3 – TRIP LENGTH

To simplify step #2: Ultimate flexibility is part of what makes Trail Run Austria so easy to work with. While we have set tours described on our site, we can also provide any combination of day trips or a mixture of Hut-to-Hut and Base Camp options. Would you like a nice rest day mid-week? No problem!

Step #4 – LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

DISTANCE + ELEVATION

LEVEL 1: 5-10km + max. 700m↑
LEVEL 2: 10-22km + max. 1300m↑
LEVEL 3: 22-42km + 1800m↑
LEVEL 4: over 42km + over 1800m↑

TERRAIN

BEGINNER: The terrain is mellow and easily runnable. There are no challenging sections on this trip.
EASY: Sections include minor technical spots and some climbs/descents. There are a few challenging sections on this trip.
MODERATE: This route includes longer sections of technical terrain and has sustained climbs/descents. This trip is not for beginners.
CHALLENGING: This trip consists of multiple technical sections and sustained climbs/descents. This trip is for those already familiar with trail running.

Step #5 – CONTACT US

Your Dream Trail Running Experience in Austria Awaits

We are ready to start working with you to customize the perfect trail holiday through Austria’s amazing landscape.

Step #5 – CONTACT US

Your Dream Trail Running Experience in Austria Awaits

We are ready to start working with you to customize the perfect trail holiday through Austria’s amazing landscape.

REQUIREMENTS

ABILITY

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!

FITNESS

Having endurance and agility is key when running in variable terrain; and having ‘mountain legs’ is a bonus! Our trips are 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!

EQUIPMENT

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!

BOOKING

Call for more info:

Austria: +43 677 6344 7338

Please email:

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