Summer holidays to St Anton, Austria for summer 2020 & 2021 with SNO® Summer holidays to St Anton, Austria for summer 2020 & 2021 with SNO® Summer holidays to St Anton, Austria for summer 2020 & 2021 with SNO®
Highlights: • 300km walking trails • 200km running & biking • Awesome climbing & via ferrate
There are loads of try-out tours and introductory courses to Nordic Walking – perfect if you’re new to the sport before you head out to with your poles to explore. The area is more suited to traditional walking and hiking though, with 300km of routes to sink your teeth into. A great short walk is the one that leads away from the village up a hiking path to Ferwall Lake, which is lovely to ramble round. You’ll end up at a fantastic inn, grab some refreshment before you stroll back down - or just catch the bus.
The whole area is famous for the gorgeous flowers that coat the hillsides. One of the best ways to check them out is on the Kapall high-altitude path from Leutkircher Hut to Kaiserjochhaus. Descend from there, via Nessleralm, to Pettneu to complete the experience. The hike takes around ten hours and it’s pretty testing at times, so set off early!
There are loads of great road routes around St Anton – ride to the beautiful Lake Constance, or head out on a punishing loop that takes in the resorts of Ischgl and Galtür. Serious pedallers can even put their names down for the notorious Arlberg Giro event, where you’ll climb 2400 metres over the 150 kilometre stretch.
Mountain bikers have 200km of tracks, all setting off from the Arlberg wellness centre (perfect for a cheeky sauna session after a long ride). We love the Stanzer valley route, which goes along old train tracks, through woodland and over a tunnel to the Rosanna River. When you get to Schnann, take a quick detour up to the gorge for its awesome pools and falls. You have to be pretty fit to tackle the Darmstädterhütte route which is a 26km round trip (passing the Tritschalm and Rossfallalm, there’s plenty of opportunity to stop off and fuel up).