Hiking in the foothills of Großglockner
Be it a leisurely stroll across meadows and fields, a panoramic walking tour above the timberline or a challenging peak conquest – lovely Kalsertal valley is a hiking paradise for all ages, with countless quaint mountain huts spread all over the Alpine area. The 250 kilometer hiking network stretches to the scenic Hohe Tauern National Park, giving an insight into the region's varied fauna and flora. Among the hiking highlights not to be missed are Ködnitzal valley, Böses Weibele peak or Dorfersee Alpine lake where you discover old farmhouses, churches, chapels, mills and water wheels. The Schobergruppe mountain range attracts climbers and alpinists to Kals, boasting 53 mountain peaks above three thousand meters altitude in the southern Hohe Tauern region. Besides climbing and Alpine hiking, mountain bike aficionados will find everything they could possibly desire in Kals and its splendid surroundings. Culture vultures head for the six ancient and recently renovated mills in Kalsertal valley. A highlight in the event calendar is the yearly Mill Festival in Steindorf.