29 May - 01 June 2024
Bottom station Bergbahn Steinplatte
European Hiking Olympiad
European Hiking Olympiad in Waidring
At the end of May 2024, the PillerseeTal will be the venue for the 7th European Hiking Olympiad. Around 1,500 participants from over 20 nations will explore the region's hiking network over three days and hike as hard as their feet can take them. Because hiking is still one of the most popular sports among our summer guests. As with the permanent hiking trails of the IVV (International Volkssport Verband), the same applies to the European Hiking Olympics: anyone can take part! With a purchased start card, you can take part in the advertised hikes - thanks to different distances - without any pressure to perform.
Good to know...
checkAround 1,500 participants from over 20 nations
checkHikes for athletic as well as inexperienced hikers
checkAnyone can take part! (Membership in a hiking club is not required).
checkAll three popular sports (hiking, cycling, swimming) are offered!
checkFree use of buses and trains in the region
The European Hiking Olympics in Waidring is already the seventh edition of this major sporting event of the European Volkssport Federation. The aim of the association is to promote hiking and popular sports in Europe. Europiades already held: 2012 Echternach/Irrel (German-Luxembourg National Park), 2014 Marostica and Breganze (Italy and Naturno, South Tyrol), 2016 Kitzbühel (Austria), 2018 Castelvetrano and Mazara del Vallo (Sicily, Italy), 2021 Sillian (Austria) / San Candido & Dobbiaco (South Tyrol) and 2022 Kehl (Germany) / Strasbourg (France).