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Hiking in and around Matrei in East Tyrol

The Hohe Tauern National Park is located amidst the fantastic mountain scenery of the Hohe Tauern and the Lienz Dolomites. Countless hiking trails to more than 200 3,000m peaks are waiting to whisk you away to unspoiled natural landscapes. Whether you want to scale high-alpine terrain or experience an easy-going hike with the whole family – a hiking holiday in East Tyrol offers numerous opportunities to experience the unique mountain scenery.

Long-distance hiking trail
New & ready to explore: the Iseltrail

The “Iseltrail” long-distance hiking path opened in July 2020. It starts in the Dolomites town of Lienz and stretches along the Isel, the last continuous, unspoilt glacial river in Europe, on a total length of 74 kilometres and 2,160 altitude metres.

Picturesque natural sites await you during this tour such as the Grosse Iselschlucht (“Large Isel Canyon”) near Bobojach, the “Virgener Wildnis” or the Glo canyon. The uniqueness of this project, placing great emphasis on retaining the natural course of the river, yielded the Iseltrail the status of a Natura 2000 region. Experience the Iseltrail true to its motto: “Follow your flow.”

More tours in the region:
  • Hike accross the Zunigsee to Ganitzle
  • Hike to the Löbbensee
  • Hike to the Umbalfällen
  • Hike to the Messelingkogel (via 3 mountain lakes)
  • Family-friendly hike through the Schösswendklamm gorge to Hintersee lake in the Felbertal valley
  • Hike to the Plattach lake in the Felbertal valley

Climbing in the nature area of Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

While climbing you can get up close and personal with the mighty rocks of the tallest mountains in the alpine region. The striking glacial massifs of the Grossglockner are just as much your companion as the imposing silhouette of the Grossvenediger and the sunny high alps of the Dolomites. A homely alpine hut where you can enjoy homemade East Tyrolean specialties is always nearby. Explore Austria’s most impressive mountains on countless marked hiking and themed trails, or glide to the top even in summer with one of our modern lift facilities.

All climbing routes in East Tyrol at a glance
Außenansicht des Montana Matrei im Sommer

AlpenParks Montana Matrei: your hiking hotel

Are you looking for the perfect hotel for your hiking holiday in East Tyrol? You have already found it with AlpenParks Montana Matrei! Experience new adventures every day with the most beautiful routes right outside the door. Receive lots of suggestions for tours plus hiking and panorama maps at our reception. If desired, we will gladly get you in touch with a nationally certified mountain guide, too.

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