On these relaxed tours for families and leisurely hikers, you can experience the alpine world of East Tyrol in all its beauty!
Leisurely hiking at its best! Along the Isel, the last free-flowing glacial river in the Alps, this trail boasts beautiful natural spectacles such as wetlands, gorges, rapids, and waterfalls. From the Dolomitenhof in Tristach, you can comfortably hike along the 12 individually selectable stages that extend over an entire length of 74 km from Lienz to the arctic glacier terminus in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Here in the lovely cultivated landscape and secluded Alpine wilderness, you will find regeneration and strength accompanied by the refreshing element of water.
Via Tristach, you can reach the Kreithof along a mountain road. From here, a toll path continues to the Dolomitenhütte parking area, from where you can easily reach the hut in just a few minutes. Awaiting you here is a unbelievable view and homestyle food by host Scarlet! From the Dolomitenhütte, you can continue your hike towards the Instein-Alm memorial chapel in ca. 30 min. – let your gaze wander over the Laserz Massif. Here you are on the opposite side of the panorama of the Dolomitenhof!
On the Galitzenklamm trail, informative display boards show tons of interesting information about the history, geology, and bird and plant life. Along the path and bridge next to the roaring Galitzenbach, you can experience the power of water up-close with an impressive view of the steep rock walls and the Lienz Dolomites. Experienced climbers use the directly adjoining climbing garden for an extra dose of adrenaline!
Combine your hike with culture on this path, which was installed in memory of the great Austrian painter Albin Egger-Lienz (1868 – 1926) that leads past important stations with info about the artist. The hike begins in the Antonius Park with the Antonius church in Lienz, where the body of the artist was displayed as requested after his death. Continue across the Egger-Lienz Platz with a bust of the painter. The route leads past the St. Andrä church, a war memorial chapel designed by the artist, and out of town towards the Tammerburg to Maria Trost-Stöckl and Schloss Bruck. The museum houses one of the largest and most informative collections of Egger-Lienz’s works. Here in the cafe at Schloss Bruck, you can enjoy refreshments before heading back to the city center of Lienz via the Wasserain and Isel.
Time on the loop trail: 2 hrs.
A tranquil, atmospheric hike! You will start at the Dolomitenhof and hike via Amlach and Ulrichsbichl to the Tristachersee. As an alternative, you can travel this route by car. Take a walk around the lake at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites and enjoy an easy hike to the “Alter See” natural monument. Above you is the massive wall of the lake and in front of you a pure paradise of flora and fauna!
From the city to the mountain. The Hochstein, west of Lienz, is a children’s and sports paradise. The Lienzer Bergbahn lift leads over 2 sections to the Sternalm. Section 1 to the Moosalm can also be effortlessly reached on foot and offers tons of fun and excitement for kids with a petting zoo and climbing garden! Located here is also the start of the legendary Osttirodler, the most spectacular alpine coaster in the Alps. Children and adults shouldn’t miss out on this fun in both summer and winter!
The Zettersfeld is the sunny terrace of Lienz – a wonderful hiking area in summer and ski area for families in winter. The Naturfreundehütte at an elevation of 1,800 m can easily be reached in summer. Via Gaimberg, you can drive to the Fasching-Alm parking area, from which you will reach the hut in only 45 min. Alternatively, you can ride the gondola to the Zettersfeld Zentrum and reach the hut in the same amount of time. Hosts Lisa and Ludwig are known for their sensational Kaiserschmarrn pancakes and warm hospitality!
Time-on-trail: 45 min.
A hike on the sunny side that starts at the Erasmuskapelle in the municipality of Thurn / Prappernitze. The path leads easily uphill over pastures and forest paths to the Helenenkirchl. Here, hikers can enjoy the wonderful view of the valley floor of Lienz in the shade of a natural monument, the highest linden tree in Tyrol.
Time-on-trail: 1.5 hrs.
With a length of 16 km, the Debanttal is Austria‘s longest self-contained high valley and definitely one of the most beautiful. The valley is located in the area of the Hohe Tauern National Park, and the hike to the Lienzerhütte leads along the ruggedly romantic Debantbach. Route description: from the Seichenbrunn parking lot, a farm road leads to the Lienzer Hütte at an elevation of 1,977m. This moderate tour is excellently suited for leisurely hikers, families, or seniors.
Time-on-trail: 1 hrs.