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Winter Walking in the Sunshine

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3. February 2017

Winter walking has developed into one of the most popular activities in the snowier months of the year. It is a fabulous feeling to feel the snow crunching under your feet and see the magic of the glittering winter landscape. Experience peace and quiet away from all the hustle in an untouched landscape. Breathe deeply, relax and enjoy. You’re on the right path…

 

Those who are under the impression that walking is just for the summer months are mistaken. This pastime expanded into the winter period successfully a while ago. I count myself as one of the hiking fans who tromp through the winter landscape in moon boots, down jacket and a thick scarf! On sunny winter days, even when the temperature is below zero, a short walk outside in nature can work wonders. Rejoice in the beauty of the countryside and all the thoughts and everyday worries turn themselves into feelings of happiness in no time at all.

Winter walking for hedonists

Your walk doesn’t have to be too energetic, often a short walk outside is relaxation enough. The sunny setting of the Olympiaregion Seefeld in the middle of the Tyrolean mountains offers plenty of winter walking trails of varying degrees of difficulty. The most important aspect of a winter walk is the stop in one of the traditional huts. Treat yourself to a break, whether it is for a hearty soup, a homemade dumpling or a tasty ‘Kaiserschmarrn’ (farmers’ pancake) ????.

But there is also a great choice of trails for the more active winter walker. Those who want to head higher will probably need to sort themselves out with snowshoes to make their way through the deep snow. Winter walking with snowshoes is a special experience that should be tried at least once.

The benefits of a winter walk

As opposed to other forms of recreation, winter walking doesn’t need any specialised equipment. Good shoes, warm clothes and perhaps poles or a backpack with some provisions are all you require for a great day outside. You don’t need any special skills, just the wish to hike. Winter walking will take you away from every day cares and out into the peace of nature, whether you are on your own or in a group. Children and pets also love a trip outside and nothing is more enjoyable than to play around in the snow. A winter walk can be as strenuous as a hike to a peak or as easy as a short stroll, all at your own tempo.

Winter walking is suitable for big and small, old and young, for hedonists and sportier visitors and is like a fountain of youth. Walking on the Seefeld plateau at an altitude of 1200m is a healthy gift for your body!  Discover the numerous winter walking trails in the Olympiaregion Seefeld and let the magic of the countryside put you under its spell.

 

Further link:
Winter Walking Trails in the Olympiaregion Seefeld

 

Photos: TVB Olympiaregion Seefeld

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