ACTIVE RECREATION

On the Hungarian and Austrian sides of Lake Fertő, lovers of active sports can have special sights and experiences.
Lake Fertő is a popular excursion destination for water sports and cycling enthusiasts. Cyclists especially appreciate the flat terrain and the varied routes that run through the hillsides covered with vineyards and through the reeds and historic settlements surrounding the lake.

On two wheels around Lake Fertő

Those who are planning a cycling around Lake Fertő, can be sure that they will encounter wonderful natural values, unique aquatic and plant life in the Fertő-Hanság National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is possible to cycle on well-developed asphalt bike paths, orientation is helped by signs everywhere, and rest places have been created in many places.

Small trip around Lake Fertő


A ferry is required for the 69 km distance.
Route: Fertőd - Fertőújlak - Apetlon - Illmitz - Port - with ferry to Mörbisch - Fertőrákos - Balf - Fertőboz - Hidegség - Fertőhomok - Hegykő - Fertőszéplak - Fertőd

Large circle around Lake Fertő for professionals


The 135 km road is recommended for experienced cyclists.
The B10 Lake Fertő cycle path received a five-star rating from the German Cycling Club. Cyclists with less routine can also shorten the journey and cross the lake from Illmitz to Mörbisch am See.
11 modern cycling rest areas have been set up along the round.
Circling Lake Fertő, we cover 135 kilometres, of which 38 kilometres are in Hungary. Alternatively, there is a bicycle ferry between Illmitz and Mörbisch am See, which shortens the cycle trip (approx. 78 km).
In addition to the Neusiedler See cycle path, the Jubilee cycle path (R1), the Kirschblüten cycle path (B12, 43 km), the Lacke cycle path (B20, 48 km), the Hanság cycle path (B22, 53 km), the Culture cycle path ( B23, 26 km), the Lange Lacke cycle path (B27, 14 km), the Kogl connecting cycle paths (B13, 21 km and B31, 16 km), the Danube connecting cycle path (B21, 31 km) and the B24 ( 16 km) and the B26 (48 km) connecting cycle paths await cyclists.

Route: Balf - Hegykő - Fertőd - Fertőújlak - Apetlon - Illmitz -Podersdorf am See - Neusiedl am See - Jois - Winden am See - Purbach - Seehof - Rust - Mörbisch am See - Fertőrákos - Balf

Fertőrákos-Rust route


One of the most spectacular, easy to complete, 19 km distance.
Route: Fertőrákos - Mörbisch - Rust - Fertőrákos

Skiing

In winter, the Austrian ski resorts are the most popular destinations among active sports enthusiasts. In a wonderful natural environment, just a few hours away, well-equipped and maintained ski centres await skiers and people with sledges.

Stuhleck


Almost an hour from Sopron, you can reach the largest ski area of Eastern Austria with 24 kilometres of ski slopes awaiting the gliding enthusiasts. It offers skiing on 18 km of blue and 6 km of red ski slopes. Beginners can practice on the slopes at the bottom of the ski slope.
At the end of Semmering pass, skiers are welcomed by snow-cannoned, well-maintained slopes in the ski area with a difference in level of a thousand meters. The slopes are blue and red, there are also night and FIS racetracks in the ski area.
The ski area has undergone a number of developments in recent years, they built up new chairlifts, expanded the snow cannon system and established a new restaurant at the top. The 6-seater chairlift starts from the Steinbachalm and ends below the Stuhleck peak (1783 m).
Named the Weißenelfbahn, a 6-seater chairlift with foldable plexiglass takes you to the panoramic restaurant in about 7 minutes.

The 5 km long, truly family-friendly natural toboggan run is a favourite of all ages. Further sport opportunities: Snow Park (“Stuhleck Night Ride”), snow tubing track, sleigh rides, tennis hall, sport shooting, curling, winter hiking trails.

Puchberg am Schneeberg


The only winter-summer ski resort of Lower Austria is located 80 km south from Vienna. A 4-seater two-speed chairlift is located in the Losenheim ski area near the unique alpine town of Puchberg am Schneeberg.
Winters were getting worse in Puchberg, located on the sunnier side of the Schneeberg. The nearby children’s slopes are therefore covered with plastic, so you can learn to ski here all year round. The children’s paradise called Wunderwiese can be used in all seasons. In addition to the learning track with a pull lift and conveyor, a 130-metre-long tubing run, called Wiesenflitzer, has been created, which is a summer attraction. A ski school, a rental and a hut are also situated in the Wunderwiese valley.

Thanks to the developments, the Losenheim ski area is one of the most ideal for beginners and families with children due to its closeness to the border, moderate prices, modern equipment, wide and declivous ski slopes, and the panorama provided by the more than 2000 metres high Schneeberg.