Cross Country Skiing


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Cross-country skiing in East Tyrol

Do you know the feeling when you are gliding along the cross-country slopes, breathing in the winter air deeply and you are suddenly overcome by a feeling of ease? It may doubtless lie in the wonderful winter sport of cross-country skiing itself, but it is highly probable that this feeling is all the more intense since your are in the right place at the right time – winter and cross-country skiing in East Tyrol are bonds which can be described as being perfect. The selection of slopes available has to be seen to be believed.

It is to be the Lienz Becken, which has a slope a full 30 kilometres in length to Pustertal and a legendary 35 kilometres to Drautal? The view which you get when the sun shimmers constantly on the Lienz Dolomites is something quite fairy-tale like … then there is Hochpustertal with a whopping 120 kilometres of tracked slopes. In addition Defereggental and the Hohe Tauern National Park are there for cross-country skiers who want to experience a winter dream on cross-country skis.

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DOLOMITENLOIPE – Lienz-Amlach-Tristach-Lavant-Nikolsdorf

Dolomites XC Ski Track, which leads from Lienz to Nikolsdorf, follows the Drau River Cycle Path and offers a good view of the Lienz Dolomite Mountains. Each year, it serves as venue for the legendary Dolomites Race, attracting some 2,000 Nordic competitors from all over the world. The groomed and set track is mostly flat with some steep pitches.

Starting point: Dolomitenbad Lienz

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ISELTALLOIPE – Lienz-Pfister-Oberlienz-Ainet-St. Johann i.W.

Total length: 30 km. The slope follows the shore of the river Isel. The track is smooth, easy and in the summer time used as a biking trail.Skate and classic technique trails prepared.

Starting point: Pfister (below Bruck castle)

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PUSTERTALLOIPE – Lienz-Thal-Mittewald

Total length: 30 km (round tour). This trail offers connecting trails to the trail system of the regions of Sillian and southern Tyrol. The trail is slightly uphill and located on the river Drava. Skating and diagonal tracks are available.

Starting point: Dolomitenbad Lienz

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