If you feel like “running away” from the hustle and bustle of the city, cross trail might be just the thing for you. It’s an original form of trail running that takes place on natural terrain. During cross trail in the Paznaun valley, you get to experience an adrenaline-fuelled combination of brisk hiking and running.
The cross-trail tours of the Paznaun valley run across technically challenging, partly rocky terrain. For the most part, you will run along hiking trails, some of them covering several vertical metres.
You can explore the natural landscape around Ischgl, Galtür, Kappl and See on nine different cross-trail routes. Difficulty levels range from medium routes with a distance of about 3.7 kilometres and an altitude difference of about 790 metres to more challenging routes with a distance of 13.2 kilometres and an altitude difference of about 1,200 metres. The cross-trail routes of the Paznaun valley have been created in collaboration with various experts.
To be able to fully enjoy your cross-trail adventure, you need the right equipment. Many cross-trail runners use poles. By providing additional balance, they make it easier to climb steeper sections and run downhill.
Sporting goods manufacturer LEKI is known for their high-quality poles. See for yourself and rent a set of LEKI poles at one of the participating rental shops in the Paznaun valley!
As cross-trail running is mostly about the uphill part, routes that run near a cable car are particularly popular. Simply hop on the cable car to get back down to the valley without placing additional strain on your joints. This option is also recommended for mountain lovers who have problems hiking downhill.
The starting points of the cross-trail routes in the Paznaun valley are all located near cable car stations or bus stops. This makes it easy for you to start your cross-trail adventure in an environmentally friendly way. Did you know that holders of a Silvretta Card Premium get to use the local cable cars and public transport free of charge?