Summer holidays to Soll, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Soll, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Soll, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO®
Highlights: • Picturesque location • Austria’s longest barefoot path • 10 minutes to Ellmau golf region
With 800km of paths on the Bergwelt’s menu, there’s a lot to explore on foot. The legendary Tiroler Adlerweg (or Eagle’s trail) passes through the Wilder Kaiser area, which has the prestigious ‘Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality’. Enjoy some local history and cuisine (and if you’re lucky, lots of sunshine) along the Sunnseitweg hiking path, which stretches along a pretty gentle 11.5km or opt for more of a challenge along the Aktivweg, where the views of the valley are worth the extra legwork. You’ll find some nice and easy walks from the village to the Moresee Lake, both along pavements and through the woods. Make use of the local buses to explore the surroundings – getting off at Scheffau gives you some lovely routes up to and around the Hintersteinersee. The lift pass opens up even more possibility - take the gondola up to Hohe Salve (the 360° panorama is jaw-dropping) where there’s a lovely walk down to Hochsöll.
The Kitzbuheler-Alpen-Kaisergebirge is well-known for the beauty of its scenery – wide, sun-drenched valleys below craggy peaks. The Wilder Kaiser-Brixental lifts are the easiest way to get up the mountain for some top rides. Take the Hochsoll up to where it links with the Rinnerbahn and Keatbahn lifts to try some of the trails and dirt roads around there. If you do fancy a couple of uphill rides, there’s nothing more satisfying than battling your way up to the peak of the Hohe Salve – you might want to take advantage of all the E-bikes on offer ( a good way to save a bit of energy and get a lot more distance under your belt).
Take the Stampfanger road south to explore the regions excellent road bike routes. Our favourite circuit encompasses climbs, tree-tunnels and stunning mountain views - head through Knoll, then up through the trees on Bromberg round the long hair pins and straights until you get to Eibergalm, where the road changes to the Zinsberg. Gravity’s back on your side when you get here: take the road into Zinsbergbahn, round the valley past the Filzalm Lake and then back to home on the Salvenberg, which after some tight hairpins, takes you back into Knoll.
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