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Austria: 100% mountaineering, select the destination to discover

Are you one of those people who think that Austria is synonymous with winter and snow? Think again! We propose several routes for visiting the country of mountains year-round: Tyrol, Salzburg, Danube, Vienna…

Austria has an alpine climate and two-thirds of the country is mountains. This makes it perfect for any mountain activity such as hiking, cycling, mountain biking, or even extreme mountaineering. Join the TwoNav challenge and discover new destinations!

By the way, if you do go ahead and visit other places in Austria, TwoNav can provide you the map you need, just let us know your destination. Always travel safe!

Nauders-Innsbruck, Tyrol

Multi-day cycling route starting in Nauders, next to the Swiss border. Doable route for most people. A large majority of the paths are paved and well signposted. The itinerary ends once it reaches Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol.

Sport: Cyclotourism
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 146 km
Duration: 2 days
Maximum altitude: 1.353 m
Elevation gain: 2.822 m

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Untersberg, Salzburg

Circular route that starts in the town of Grödig and climbs up to the Untersberg massif. The itinerary starts along the river, goes into the forest, and finally arrives at the cable car station.

Sport: Hiking
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 11 km
Duration: 4 h
Maximum altitude: 1.811 m
Elevation gain: 1.724 m

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Hohe Tauern National Park, Tyrol

The Hohe Tauern National Park is one of the largest unspoiled natural areas in Europe. Since 1981, it has been the largest national park in Austria, with its 1.800 km² surface area covering much of the Eastern Alps.

Sport: Hiking
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 18 km
Duration: 6 h
Maximum altitude: 2.515 m
Elevation gain: 728 m

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Route along the Danube

Bicycle touring route that runs along the Danube river at all times. Itinerary divided into 4 stages, 1 per day: Schlögen-Linz (stage 1), Linz-Grein (stage 2), Grein-Krems (stage 3) and Krems-Vienna (stage 4).

Sport: Cyclotourism
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 278 km
Duration: 4 days
Maximum altitude: 373 m
Elevation gain: 2.614 m

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Nockberge Biosphere Reserve

The westernmost mountain range in the Gurktal Alps, located in the federal states of Carinthia, Salzburg and Styria. In July 2012, Nockberge and the adjacent Lungau region were designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.

Sport: Hiking
Difficulty: Low
Distance: 12 km
Duration: 3 h 40 min
Maximum altitude: 2.067 m
Elevation gain: 371 m

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Oetz-Innsbruck, Tyrol

The same route that Alejandro Valverde rode before being crowned winner of the World Road Cycling Championship of 2018. After this stage, Valverde got the rainbow jersey and climbed to the top of the podium.

Sport: Road Cycling
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 73 km
Duration: 4 h 15 min
Maximum altitude: 2.033 m
Elevation gain: 3.068 m

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