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Sporty on the road in idyllic nature

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

  1. BLACK FOREST
  2. BREGENZ FOREST
  3. ZELL AM SEE
  4. SAUERLAND
  5. SALZKAMMERGUT
  6. HOCHPUSTERTAL

Black Forest

In the Schluchsee region, 12 varied cross-country ski trails make the hearts of winter sports enthusiasts beat faster. Explore the breathtaking nature of the Black Forest on around 60 kilometres of perfectly groomed trails. There is also a connection to the Schluchsee-Hinterzarten long-distance ski trail here. A moderately difficult tour is the Dresselbach trail, which leads over sunny clearings and through shady forests for a good hour on 4.2 kilometres. The Schluchsee trail is suitable for more demanding skiers, where you can really enjoy yourself on 10 kilometres and about 2.5 hours around Föhrenbühl. Discover all the cross-country trails in the region here.

Hotel tip:

The Romantik Boutique Hotel Mühle Schluchsee awaits you directly at the lake surrounded by the magnificent 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 indulge in culinary delights in the excellent Oxalis restaurant prepared with regional products under Japanese influence.

Winter sports

Bregenz Forest

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

Hotel tip:

The Romantik Hotel Das Schiff in Hittisau delights its guests with a warm, relaxed ambience, excellent cuisine and a perfect location surrounded by the Bregenz Forest. You will be spoilt with a successful combination of traditional and modern culinary art and enjoy compositions from regional cultivation, which have also been awarded 2 toques by Gault Millau. In the in-house wellness area, you can relax in the panorama sauna with a view of the winter wonderland after strenuous hours on the cross-country ski trail.

Zell am See

Zell am See

In winter, Zell am See is transformed into a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. There is the opportunity here for cross-country skiing, skiing or winter hiking. Only 8 kilometres away from the hotel, the glacier skiing area Kitzsteinhorn offers the very best snow conditions - all year round. Even off the slopes, active holidaymakers can expect a wide range of activities such as tobogganing, ice skating, single-stick shooting, caving and much more. The hotel organises a joint ski day or a fun curling party once a week.

Hotel tip:

The historic Romantik Hotel Zell am See with 500 years of history is one of the most traditional buildings in the idyllic mountain town. Although centrally located in the town, the stylish hostel is an oasis of peace and relaxation, but also a place of pleasure and enjoyment. Guests of the hotel relax in the new Emotion SPA with outdoor pool or the atmospheric rose garden and in the cosy rooms and suites. 

Sauerland in winter

Sauerland

The high altitudes of the Sauerland include an incredible 500 kilometres of quality cross-country ski trails, which are freshly groomed daily depending on the snow conditions. The approximately three-kilometre-long Heiskopfloipe trail has only a few uphill sections and is therefore ideal for beginners. In addition to the classic track, it also offers breathtaking views of the upper Elsoff valley. The Kuhlenberg trails 1 to 3 around Winterberg offer a great trail for every level of difficulty. Whether 4, 5 or even 11 kilometres, there is no shortage of cross-country skiing fun here.

Hotel tips:

Some Romantik Hotels await you in the Sauerland not far from the beautiful cross-country skiing trails. Whether the Romantik Berghotel Astenkrone in Winterberg or the Romantik Hotel Stryckhaus in Willingen, here you can relax and enjoy at the highest level.

Winter sports

Salzkammergut

Against the enchanting backdrop of the deep snow-covered Salzkammergut, you glide over perfectly groomed cross-country trails and take in the wintry landscape. Whether in the valley leisurely on the numerous trails around the Wolfgangsee or high up on the Postalm with a fantastic panorama, here you combine sport with an impressive nature experience.

Only a few minutes' walk from the hotel is the Bad Kissingen spa garden with palm trees, fountains, beautiful flowers, an arcade building and the Wandelhalle. In short: a Mediterranean paradise in the middle of Franconia.

Hotel tip:

Austrian tradition combined with modern lifestyle awaits you in a perfect location directly on Lake Wolfgang at the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl am Wolfgangsee. Exclusive culinary delights with a regional flavour are served in the hotel's own restaurants. The wellness area with heated Rössl pool in the lake invites you to relax.

Hochpustertal

Hochpustertal

In winter, a breathtaking winter landscape awaits you in Hochpustertal. Numerous alpine skiing areas and over 100 kilometres of groomed cross-country skiing trails in the immediate vicinity of the hotel beckon. For professional skiing tips, you are also at the right address at Romantik Hotel Santer: The top athletes Nathalie, Stephanie and Saskia Santer - also known in the sports world as the Santer Sisters - look forward to exchanging ideas with you.

Hotel tip:

In the middle of the fascinating Dolomites, the Romantik Hotel Santer with its 3000m² wellness area is a special address for active holidaymakers and those seeking relaxation. The hotel's son spoils guests with regional dishes and products from his own farm. The Suite Lodges with the names of the family members enchant with their unique and individual style. Each Suite Lodge was furnished by a family member.  

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