Straddling the southern border of Upper Austria around wonderful KALKALPEN NATIONAL PARK you´ll find the superb hiking areas of Ennstal, Pyhrn-Priel and Steyrtal. Scenic Steyr Valley is an area of awesome natural beauty and is crisscrossed by idyllic circular trails and walks. The mountainous Pyhrn-Priel Region is a natural playground with its trails, hikes, climbs, and secret pathways that will take you into the nature wonderland of Garstner Valley´s mountain scenery and Stodertal Valley´s lofty peaks.
The lovely woodlands and river country of Ennstal Valley boast attractive and varied hiking trails that meander through Kalkalpen National Park. Explore quaint Alpine pasture huts or join one of the many activity programs.
We invite you to "take a walk" of our web site to learn more about the many services and amenities we have to offer. We have hundreds of hiking adventures and trails!
Some 50 Upper Austrian lodging properties, offering 1000 guest beds, are especially committed to meet the special needs and requirements of avid hikers: From international chains to local originality, from tiny Farms to Four Star Wellness Hotels, within a 40 kilometer radius it´s easy to find the style of accommodation that makes you feel at home. What they all do have in common is their varied and eventful hiking and activity program - and they´ll support you in your planning with route descriptions and special recommendations!
In the spring, summer, and fall of 2004, the hiking experts will head for truly outstanding trip destinations that you won´t find in any hiking guide but that offer a "locals" perspective to the best experiences! They can arrange visits to quaint Alpine Pasture huts which usually are not open to the public. Up there, savor every moment as you explore the tastes and textures of the area´s culinary culture, lovingly prepared by the farmer´s wife. Enjoying the adventures that our mountain destinations have to offer will give you a special perspective of the beauty that surrounds you.
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Getting away from it all, restoring new energies, relish the time to relax away from the chaos of daily life, discover how good life can be - the Hiking Experts´ mission of is to provide you with the most enjoyable vacation experiences! Pyhrn-Priel Region is a landscape of dreams. A landscape to answer your dreams. And who says you can only hike or walk in the summer? Walking across snow laden forests into a winter wonderland creates memories that will stay with you forever!
Naturally, Pyhrn-Priel Region is a great place for all those "traditional" winter sports. But why limit your fun? Walk into a winter wonderland on cleared trails. Embark on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Whiz down the mountain on a sled. Build a snowman. Flop down on the ground and make a snow angel. Snowshoe into a remote wilderness... Breathe in the fresh crisp air of this alpine environment.
The point is, winter is a great time to visit Pyhrn-Priel Region for a lot of reasons, and our hiking experts will be happy to host you!