Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Ski Trails in Eastern Tyrol

Exercise in the fresh air

A magnificent setting of snow-covered landscapes and perfectly groomed trails makes cross-country skiing a special experience!

Over 100 km of trails are available to "skaters" and classic cross-country skiers along the Lienz valley bottom and in neighboring valleys. Enjoy the gorgeous winter landscape of the Lienz Dolomites on a leisurely cross-country expedition, or take on the athletic challenges of the traditional "Dolomitenlauf" race.

The network of trails in the Lienz Dolomites

... begins on the southern outskirts of town and is the starting point for long-distance tours towards Carinthia, the Iseltal, or even South Tyrol. A flattish route leads circa 30 km in the direction of Carinthia and connects to the Drautal trail (Oberdrauburg).

The slightly uphill route towards Pustertal leads via Thal and Mittewald and connects to the Sillian-South Tyrol network of trails. The Iseltal trail via Oberlienz, Ainet, and St. Johann (ca. 30 km) takes you along the banks of the Isel and is not particularly tricky.

Trail on the Iselsberg and in Lavant

Cross-country skiing fans also find what they are looking for in the countryside surrounding Lienz: the 5 km long trail on the Iselsberg at an elevation of 1,200 m is very diverse and classified as intermediate. The unique view of the Lienz Dolomites is particularly delightful!

There is something very special about the 4 km loop trail close to the golf hotel in Lavant. It is equipped with snowmakers so there is never any lack of "the white stuff"!

All trails groomed for skating and classic technique.

Especially popular: the Biathlon Center in Obertilliach. An excellent network of trails and the shooting range provide a training center that's a hit with everyone, not just top athletes. With a bit of guidance and instruction, even our guests can show off some of their biathlon potential! And maybe you'll even run into Ole Einar Bj√∂rndalen, who has relocated to Obertilliach.

Download cross-country trail map in  PDF (300 kB)
Cross-country skiing information 2008 (1.730 kB)

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