Nordic walking

Nordic Walking/Running

Samsonman running marathon, St. Michael
Kids’ Run, St. Michael
Nordic walking picture: SalzburgerLand Tourism
Nordic walking in the St. Michael region
Stretching exercises at the Nature Fitness Park
Nordic walking coach, photo Vitalcenter Lungau
Opening of Nature Fitness Park Lungau
Nordic Walking

Fit & Vital Start to the Day

The Lungau is famous for its many picturesque parks, running and Nordic Walking trails, as well as its great hiking opportunities.  

Wonderful worlds of running in St. Michael - for beginning runners and pros  

Nine different routes - from 2 to 28 km in length -serving up sporting challenges and nature experiences for runners and Nordic walkers.

A free running and walking map, as well as Nordic walking poles (security deposit required) are available from the tourist office in St. Michael.

This year's SAMSONMAN run is already in the starting blocks and preparations are in high gear.

"Pros amongst Pros" half-marathon ( 21.1 km) will be held as part of the VolksLauf Cup sponsored by s Bausparkasse! Ambitious hobby runners can put their talent to the test in the 10.5 km Everyman Run, while more laid-back participants are invited to tackle a 10 km Nordic-Walking course (untimed). The littlest racers can show us what they are made of in the famous Kids' Run over 750 m.

Starting Times:

  • Half-marathon: 11 am
  • Every Man Run and Nordic Walking: 11:30 am
  • Kids' Run: 10 am  

› Further information about the Samsonman run

Certified Nordic walking trail network in Mariapfarr

The sunniest town in Austria also boasts the country's biggest certified network of Nordic walking trails. At a total length of 120 km, you will find 15 clearly posted routes ranging from 3.1 km to 14.5 km in length.

A map is available for just  € 3 from the tourist office in Mariapfarr.

Introductory Courses & Tours:

For hobby runners and serious athletes 
› Further information about the Sunnseitn Run


The NATURE.FITNESS.PARK® Lungau includes the following communities and offers you Nordic walking experiences for a vacation that balances sport and recreation. 11 carefully designed and selected routes, precisely measured and clearly sign-posted.







St. Margarethen



St. Michael









Partner businesses are an important component of NATURE.FITNESS.PARK® Lungau and, aside from their usual outstanding service, offer a specially certified trainer and expert consultation.  At area sports shops, as well as in each of these communities, it is possible to rent out Nordic walking poles at no charge. In the Nature Fitness Park, you can get in your exercise whenever you please, though trails are only partially cleared in winter !