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Trend sport cross-country skiing: Sporty on the go in idyllic nature

Nowadays also called skating or Nordic Cruising, cross-country skiing has been developing for years into a real trend sport in winter and is a real alternative to classic alpine skiing. Away from crowded slopes, cross-country skiing in idyllic nature is more peaceful, but also particularly sporty. Hardly any other sport is so strenuous and demands 95 percent of the muscle apparatus even at moderate speed. Discover beautiful cross-country skiing destinations with ideal snow conditions and extensive cross-country ski runs and actively plunge into your next winter adventure.

BLACK FOREST
In the Schluchsee region, 12 varied cross-country ski trails make the heart of winter sports enthusiasts beat faster. On about 60 kilometers of perfectly prepared cross-country trails you can explore the breathtaking nature of the Black Forest. There is also a connection to the remote ski hiking trail Schluchsee-Hinterzarten. A medium-difficult tour is the Dresselbach trail, which leads over 4.2 kilometers for a good hour through sunny clearings and shady forests. The Schluchsee Spur is suitable for more demanding ones, where you can really let off steam on 10 kilometers and about 2.5 hours around Föhrenbühl. Here you can discover all the cross-country trails of the region.

HOTEL TIP:
The Romantik Boutique Hotel Mühle Schluchsee awaits you directly at the lake surrounded by the beautiful Black Forest in an absolute oasis of peace. Here you can relax after a day in the fresh air in the charmingly designed rooms and enjoy the culinary delights of the excellent Oxalis Restaurant, where you can enjoy regional products prepared under Japanese influence.

BREGENZER FOREST
The Bregenz Forest is a true paradise for cross-country skiing fans and provides guaranteed variety with over 300 kilometers of trails. Through river meadows, snow-covered forests, across wide meadows and past the typical wooden shingle houses, you will experience the wonderful surroundings. The largest cross-country skiing area in the region awaits you from Hittisau to Balderschwang on 80 kilometers of trails. The Grenzlandloipe is suitable for all endurance levels, as it has a total length of 70 kilometers and can be shortened at many points.

HOTEL TIP:
The Romantik Hotel Das Schiff in Hittisau delights its guests with a warm, relaxed atmosphere, excellent cuisine and a perfect location surrounded by the Bregenz Forest. Culinary you will be spoiled there with a successful combination of traditional and modern culinary art and enjoy compositions from regional cultivation, which were also awarded with 2 toques by Gault Millau. In the in-house wellness area you can relax after exhausting hours in the cross-country ski run in the panorama sauna with a view of the winter wonderland.

SAUERLAND
The high altitudes of the Sauerland region include an incredible 500 kilometers of quality cross-country trails, which are freshly groomed every day, depending on the snow conditions. The approximately three kilometer long Heiskopf trail has only a few gradients and is therefore ideal for beginners. In addition to the classic track, it also offers breathtaking views of the upper Elsoff Valley. The Kuhlenbergloipen 1 to 3 around Winterberg offer a great trail for every level of difficulty. Whether 4, 5 or even 11 kilometers, there is no shortage of cross-country skiing fun.

HOTEL TIPS:
Some Romantik Hotels await you in the Sauerland not far from the beautiful cross-country trails. Whether the Romantik Berghotel Astenkrone in Winterberg, the Romantik Wellnesshotel Diedrich (Adults only) in Hallenberg or the Romantik Hotel Stryckhaus in Willingen, here you can relax and enjoy at the highest level.

SALT CHAMBERSHOP
Against the enchanting backdrop of the deep snow-covered Salzkammergut, you will glide over perfectly prepared cross-country ski runs and let the winter landscape take its effect on you. Whether in the valley on the numerous trails around the Wolfgangsee or high up on the Postalm with a fantastic panorama, here you can combine sport with an impressive nature experience.

HOTEL TIP:
Austrian tradition combined with modern lifestyle, this is what you can expect in a perfect location directly on Lake Wolfgang in the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang. Exclusive culinary delights with a regional touch are served in the hotel's own restaurants. The wellness area with heated Rösslpool in the lake invites you to stay and relax.

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