Hiking & Biking

Summer holiday

A several hundred kilometer long network of prepared paths allows you to experience the beauty of the Osttirol Mountain world. Easy routes in the valley numerous apline routes, guided botanic hikes and challenging tours with qualified mountain guides, satisfies walkers and mountain climbers alike.

The "Karnisch Höhenweg" opens up the charming scenery to the south in the Lesach and Gail Valley's, The Karnisch Alps. A Geo-Trail with information plaques informs you of the unique geology of the area.

In Osttirol you will find the largest glacier and highest mountains in austria, Großglockner (3.798 m) and Großvenediger (3.674 m).

The four main regions of Osttirol: Hochpustertal, Defereggental, the National park region Großglockner/Großvenediger and Lienzer Dolomites with their green slopes, powerful rocks, and eternal Glaciers are regarded as an Eldorado for mountain climbers.

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Cycling and Mountain Biking in Eastern Tyrol

On beautiful summer days you will find hundreds of biking enthusiasts at the train station in Lienz, who will get on the specially adapted bike train to Silian. Before they got to there they had a wonderful bike ride, along the Drau, through the Osttirol Pustertal taking in the amazing scenery and visiting the sites along the way. Bike lovers can also go fuirther along the Drau valley in the direction of Kärnten, and along the Isel Valley towards Matrei. Particularly ambitious bike enthusiasts will find the Pustertaler Höhenstraße (route of the Giro d’Italia 1994 and Giro del Trentino 1997) or the Klamml-Joch (Mountain Bike route in Defereggental) very interesting.

The biking opportunities are continually improving. Osttirol can be enjoyed in both the valley and the mountain. In both cases exhibits wonderful, unspoiled landscape, and also a guaranteed level of service. Good sign-posting allows easy navigation and stops you getting lost.

Rent bikes & e-bikes

Lienz is a self-confessed biking town. Not surprising, because in the surrounding area there are hundreds of kilometers of fantastic routes for excursions by bike - starting with the beautiful Iselradweg to high altitude tours in the Lienz Dolomites. Now all you need is a suitable vehicle! If you have not brought your own bike for your vacation in East Tyrol, you can easily rent the right vehicle from us at the hotel. 

For you as a vacationer, this means: get on your bike and cycle through nature. If the climbs are too strenuous, we also offer comfortable e-bikes.