Enns Valley National Park Region - The perfect retreat for those wanting to bask in nature! With stretches of summits and peaks, deep gorges and dark forests, the Enns Valley National Park Region creates a scene of stunning natural beauty and provides memorable hiking and cycling experiences.
This area of awesome natural beauty is centered around scenic Kalkalpen National Park and is best explored by foot, bicycle or mountain bike. The Kalkalpen National Park is the wide ranged wooden area in the eastern Alps with an abundance of woodlands and the longest intact stream system in Austria with more than 800 springs. This scenic area accommodates rare plants, among them over 30 ...
... varieties of wild orchids,
and animals. Some of the animal species can only be found in this area anymore, such as golden eagles, brown bears, lynxes, capercailzies, and salamanders.
Close by, you’ll find another National Park – the Gesäuse National Park that sprawls over 11,000 hectares in the mighty valley between Admont and Hieflau, Buchstein Massif and Hochtor Range. The Park's quiet charm presents an intimate portrait of rural existence and has some of the country’s finest untouched, uncrowded and unique landscapes.
The environs of Kalkalpen National Park Region are crisscrossed by hundreds of waymarked trails for hiking, cycling and mountain biking. Quaint mountain lodges and huts, ascending from 800 to 1,300 meters above sea level, serve as perfect bases for your most enjoyable nature experiences. History has left its mark for visitors to explore and enjoy in various delightful theme trails.
The National Park Region rocks when it comes to the hard tail, soft tail, off-trail fun of mountain biking. There's a stunning network of over 300 kilometers of trails to explore, filled with Upper Austria’s best scenery, canyons, valleys and alpine pastures. Your legs are the limit!
The Enns Valley Cycle Path
You’ll experience spectacular mountain scenery, wild and romantic valleys, waterfalls, and plenty of enchanting villages and historic towns. The delightful ride travels through areas of awesome natural beauty with views of soaring mountains on each side. The Enns Cycle Path follows the waters of Enns River and is an outstanding and unforgettable adventure that takes cyclists through spectacular mountains and dense forests for 75 kilometers.
Hintergebirge Cycle Path
Undoubtedly, the Hintergebirge Cycle Path is rated among the best trails in all of Europe. A flat gravel trail meanders along Großer Bach River and takes you right into the heart of the National Park.