Running & Nordic Walking
Running is fun and increases your well-being
Done correctly it promotes health and brings the body into rhythm. Endurance sports, such as running and Nordic Walking are ideally suited for building fitness. Five holiday locations in the region - Rohrmoos, Schladming, Ramsau/Dachstein, Haus im Ennstal-Aich and Gröbminger Land - particularly welcome runners among their sporty guests. Along signed running circuits, the fantastic Dachstein-Tauern landscape can be discovered, nice people can be met and stamina and well-being can be built up.
A whole range of strict criteria ensure that everything in our region is well-prepared for our running-friendly guests. This includes signed running routes of different difficulty levels, at least one route in each location must be measured in detail in kilometres... and much more. At all start and end points there are information boards with terrain maps, altitude profiles and route descriptions. An individual running portfolio gives information about all routes and whets the appetite for the first “run-out” in the magnificent landscape.
Very sporty runners are enticed by the many sporting events in our region, including the 24-hour run in Wörschach, the half-marathon in Gröbming, the spring run in Ramsau and the Aicher Alps Triathlon.
Overlapping running circuits
Unique in Austria - the individual running circuits are networked together at certain points. Currently there are connection points on the circuits of Schladming-Haus im Ennstal-Aich and soon at Pruggern & Moosheim.
Nordic Walking - calf power for everyone!
Whether outside your own house, on holiday in the mountains or even sometimes during the lunch hour, Nordic Walking ensures a perfect figure, fitness and wellbeing. “Nordic Walking in the mountains” has shown itself to be lastingly beneficial for the whole body primarily because of the active use of poles and the healthy movement at altitudes between 1300 and 2000 m. With around 45 signposted running and Nordic Walking routes, the path network in the region is among the largest and most attractive in Austria.
Nordic Walking is a whole-body exercise with special carbon poles for everyone. The basic technique of Nordic Walking is similar to the movements of classical cross-country skiing. The poles slant backwards when swinging and landing.
What does Nordic Walking do?
Nordic Walking trains both the heart and circulatory system and 90% of the musculature (jogging by comparison 45%). The calorie consumption is correspondingly high.
- Nordic Walking is 40-50% more effective than walking without poles
- Nordic Walking relieves the musculoskeletal system
- Nordic Walking releases muscle tension in the shoulder and neck area
Tips for Nordic Walking:
Nordic Walking Centre Gröbming
guided Nordic Walking tours e.g. Tourism Boards of Rohrmoos, Schladming, Gröbming