NORDIC WALKING, JOGGING and RUNNING
Nordic walking was originally developed in Finland as a method of summer training for top athletes It has grown swiftly in popularity since it's first introduction with many dedicated trails and schools now located across Europe. The Nordic technique is very easy to learn, und uses a similar method to that of cross country skiing with different skills at varying levels of intensity. Nordic
walking is also positively indicated for those with back and knee problems.
There are a number of Nordic walking trails across the Lungau. The Nature Fitness Park Lungau features 11 clearly signed routes through Mauterndorf, St Margarethen, St Michael, Unternberg and Ramingstein. Additionally the Nordic Fitness Park in Schönfeld provides further opportunities to experience various Nordic disciplines at heights of 1,740m above sea level. Click HERE for an overview.
Nordic walking poles are available free of charge from the Tourist Offices in St Michael (deposit required).
The town of Mariapfarr boasts the biggest certified network of nordic walking trails in Austria, with a total length of 120km and 15 clearly signed routes ranging from 3.1 to 14.5cm in length. Click HERE
to view their informative website which includes a list of local instructors and guides.
The Biosphären Adventure Group organise group outings across the region for beginners to advance nordic walking enthusiasts. For more information and to book visit their website:- www.biosphaeren-adventures.at