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IVV-Europiade

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.

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    When

    29 May - 01 June 2024

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    Where

    Waidring

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    Start/finish area

    Bottom station Bergbahn Steinplatte

  • What

    European Hiking Olympiad

Good to know...

  • checkAround 1,500 participants from over 20 nations

  • checkHikes for athletic as well as inexperienced hikers

  • checkRating stamps for all hikes (pre- and main programme)!

  • 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).

Pre programme

Registration for the preliminary programme is required

Get in the mood for an unforgettable European Hiking Championships with the opening hikes of the preliminary programme. Two hikes of different lengths are available in Fieberbrunn, Hochfilzen and St. Jakob in Haus. All hikes in the preliminary programme are guided and cost € 8.00 per person per hike. Advance registration is required for the hikes at the Fieberbrunn information office (e-mail: info@pillerseetal.at, Tel. +43.5354.56304).

Rating stamps for all hikes!

Monday, 27 May 2024

  • check09:30 am: Hike (8 km) in Hochfilzen

  • check09:30 am: Hike (17 km) in Hochfilzen

  • checkMeeting point: Bergbahn Hochfilzen (Liftweg 5, 6395 Hochfilzen)

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

  • check09:30 am: Hike (6 km) in Fieberbrunn

  • check09:30 am: Hike (21 km) in Fieberbrunn

  • checkMeeting point: Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn (Lindau 17, 6391 Fieberbrunn)

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

  • check09:30 am: Hike (8 km) in St. Jakob in Haus

  • check09:30 am: Hike (11 km) in St. Jakob in Haus

  • checkMeeting point: Bergbahn Pillersee (Buchenstein 13, 6393 St. Ulrich am Pillersee)

Registration

Main programme

No pre-registration required, registration possible directly on site!

Numerous hikes of varying difficulty and length are available on the main days. No matter which tour you choose, whether the short presidential hike or the medium-difficulty high-altitude hike on the Steinplatte, the fantastic panoramic view of the mountains of the Kitzbühel Alps is included on all hikes. No pre-registration is necessary for the hikes, this can be done directly on site. If desired, advance reservations can be made directly via the ÖVV (e-mail: info@oevv-wandern.at).

Rating stamps for all hikes!

Thursday, 30 May 2024

  • check09:00 am - 12:00 pm: President hike (short) | 6 km | 110 m altitude

  • check09:00 am - 12:00 pm: President hike (medium) | 11 km | 170 m altitude

  • check09:00 am - 12:00 pm: Steinplatte high-altitude hike (medium) | 11 km | 470 m altitude

Friday, 31 May 2024

  • check07:30 am - 12:00 pm: Hikes (short) | 7 km | 60 m altitude

  • check07:30 am - 12:00 pm: Hikes (medium) | 13 km | 170 m altitude

  • check07:30 am - 12:00 pm: Hikes (long) | 20 km | 360 m altitude

  • check09:00 am - 12:00 pm: Steinplatte high-altitude hike (medium) | 11 km | 470 m altitude

  • check09:00 am - 02:00 pm: Biking (20 km)

  • check09:00 am - 12:00 pm and 05:00 - 07:00 pm: Swimming (300 and 500 m)

Saturday, 01 June 2024

  • check06:00 - 07:30 am: Marathon (42 km)

  • check07:30 am - 12:00 pm: Hikes (short) | 6 km | 140 m altitude

  • check07:30 am - 12:00 pm: Hikes (medium) | 12 km | 230 m altitude

  • check07:30 am - 12:00 pm: Hikes (long) | 20 km | 390 m altitude

  • check09:00 am - 12:00 pm: Steinplatte high-altitude hike (medium) | 11 km | 470 m altitude

  • check09:00 am - 01:00 pm: Biking (20 km)

Supporting programme

Of course, the supporting programme should not be neglected at such a large hiking event. At the opening ceremony on the village square in Waidring, all nations are duly welcomed and officially greeted. And if you still haven't had enough after the numerous hikes of the preliminary and main programme, you can explore the Glockenwelt Waidring or have fun at the entertainment evening.

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

  • check07:30 pm: Official parade of the nations with flag parade and the BMK Waidring

  • checkAfterwards: Opening ceremony at the Waidring music pavilion

  • checkUntil 09:00 pm: Concert by the local brass band

  • checkAfterwards: Entertainment with the "Danzl Manda"

  • checkFree admission to all programme items!

Thursday, 30 May 2024

  • check07:30 pm: Ceremony with opening of the new lake stage with the "Pillerseer Musikanten" in St. Ulrich am Pillersee

  • checkfrom 08:45 pm: Seeleuchten at lake Pillersee with "Saso Avsenik and his Oberkrainer"

  • checkTIP: Take the evening regional bus to the Seeleuchten!

  • checkFree admission to all programme items!

Friday, 31 May 2024

  • check05:00 pm: Guided tour through the Glockenwelt Waidring, € 5,-/person

  • check08:00 pm: Concert with the "Waltl Boys" in Schindldorf

  • checkAdmission free!

Saturday, 01 June 2024

  • check08:00: Closing evening with the "Sticky Fingers" at the Waidring music pavilion

  • checkFree admission!

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Parking facilities

There are plenty of free parking spaces available at the valley stations of the cable cars.
Please note: Due to the construction of the new Streuböden gondola lift, there will only be limited parking spaces available at the Fieberbrunn cable cars in summer 2024 - we ask for your understanding.

General information about the hikes

  • checkResponsabile: Österreichische Volkssportverband

  • checkEntry fee: € 3,00 without distinction, € 8,00 with medal

  • checkMarathon fee: € 8,00 with patch & certificate, € 4,00 without patch

  • checkWeather: The event takes place in all weathers.

  • checkInsurance: The event is insured by the Austrian People's Sports Federation. Participants are responsible for their own accident insurance.

Registration via the Austrian Volkssportverband

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