If you fancy getting out of the city, getting onto a trail and running right off the beaten track, we’ve prepared nine routes in the Alps just for you. On each of our routes, plenty of nature is guaranteed, as well as a ton of incredible panoramas that might just force you to stop every once in awhile. And while some of the trails might be a little slippery or uneven in parts, it just means you have to be extra mindful of your surroundings, something that is certainly an additional bonus. As an extra, each of our routes also takes you past an Alpine hut once every hour or so. Here, you’ll find all of the treats and delicacies of autumn—perfect for refuelling after logging some miles on the trail.
The Spitzingsee lake embedded in the Mangfallgebirge is a real high mountain lake and so you have even with the rather flat Seeumrundung always views of spectacular mountain peaks. From the parking lot of the lift station, you circle the lake once and turn off at the foot of the Schwarzenkopf towards the Albert Link hut. Take it easy, because the altitude on this circuit is waiting for you on the second half of the course.
If you've always wanted to get a taste of mountain air over 2,000 meters while running, we have the right tour for you here. Although the total altitude limit is limited, yet a steep climb awaits you. At the Jaufenpass between Vipiteno and Merano, you can start from the parking lot directly to the mountain stream fun.After you can walk slowly uphill to warm up, it is on the rise under the Flecknerspitz with gradients of around 20 percent really crisp. The view of the surrounding mountains is stunning. It is not far to the summit cross of the Fleckner, but the path becomes more difficult. If you believe it, you can make a little trip to the summit.
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Located on the high wall between Plackles and terrain, here's a classic up-hill-and-down course for you. Right from the start it goes up. Once at the top you can catch a breath at the hut, if you feel well you can double the altitude of the tour and continue to the top of the terrain. From here you have a great view of the Schneeberg.
At the parking lot Schwaiger Böden you start high above Lüsen to an alpine run. At the foot of Monte Campiglio, you'll always be just below the 2000m mark, with challenging and relaxed sections.High to the Kreuzwiesenalm it goes on the Schmalzensteig, a real challenge. From here it is partly on a natural path, partly on a gentle gravel path to the Geneider Alm. On the gravel paths, you can always concentrate fully on the breathtaking view.
Once around the Jenner it goes on this tour. The starting point is the middle station of the Jennerbahn, which brings you from Schönau am Königssee up the mountain. Right at the beginning of a crisp climb waiting for you, which is sometimes very steep. A good reminder that when it comes to trail running on the mountain, it's not about running every meter, but about the experience on the mountain. On the tour you always have a great view of the Watzmann and the Königssee.
This tour has it all and is a true trail running mountain test. Through the Kaistertal it goes uphill on the Kaiserstiege, then it becomes really steep on the forest road to the Ritzaualm. Once there, you can take a short break and prepare for the further ascent to the Vorderkaiserfeldenhütte. The way back leads you through the contemplative Kaisertal, which offers you again and again great views of the Wilder Kaiser.
This tour takes you to the foot of the Warscheneck in the Dead Mountains. First, the tour leads you leisurely through the forest, but up to the hut it gets steeper and steeper. Be aware that you are traveling in alpine terrain and are waiting for gradients of some 30 percent. Arrived at the hut you can reward yourself with a short rest and a great view, you have managed the positive altitude for today. If you like, you can make a short detour to the Windhagersee on the way back.
The trail to Möslalmkreuz is very popular with locals, because on the mountain not only a great view of the Inn valley awaits but also a very popular stop on you. If you continue on the Fuchsweg at a leisurely slope, it becomes really steep towards the summit cross. Once there, you can let it run properly on the way back over the Schrofentrail.