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Running & Nordic Walking

Recreational athletes and competitive sportspeople alike are incredibly well catered for with numerous perfectly signposted running tracks and Nordic walking trails. Pleasantly warm water relaxes the muscles. What could be better than letting yourself be gently massaged by bubbling thermal water after an enjoyable workout?


With its “echt.gsunden” (genuinely healthy) thermal spa water, Styria’s thermal spa and volcanic region is one of Austria’s most healthy regions. Running and Nordic walking are undoubtedly two of the most popular activities in this area, up there with bathing in thermal spas. You’ll have a field day with a comprehensive range and number of different routes and sporting events to choose from.

There are a number of signed running and Nordic walking paths of all levels of difficulty in the vicinity of the Bad Radkersburg, Bad Gleichenberg, Loipersdorf, Bad Blumau and Bad Waltersdorf thermal spas. Weekly run meets as well as large running events are set up practically everywhere in this region. The Styrian Thermal Spa and Volcanic Region Running Cup is the largest running event in the south east of Styria, with five different event promoters.