Hiking in Carinthia
Explore Austria’s South on Foot
Grab your backpack and take your first step into a new direction. In Carinthia, every day has unique moments in store for you. Immerse yourself in the scenery, wildlife and history of the province’s greatest nature areas. Wherever you go, you’ll finally find yourself again.
Clean Mountain Air, Romantic Cabins and Pristine Nature
THE JOURNEY IS THE REWARD
A great diversity and a picturesque scenery are characteristic for hiking tours in Austria’s sunny south. Whether it’s a walk across charming alpine pastures or a tour to the top of a prominent mountain peak - every path and every trail is an unforgettable experience. The mild, sunny climate with an abundance of sunshine well above the average allows hikers to set out for a tour in the mountains in early summer already. Enjoy panoramic views from the summits also on a golden autumn day. A lot of walks and hiking trails start directly from the farmhouse or the mountain cabin. Some farmers are certified hiking guides. They will take you on a very special tour that only insiders know of.
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Benefits for Body and Mind
A LONG-DISTANCE TRAIL CROSSING THREE COUNTRIES
The Alps-Adriatic area is a land of cultural and culinary diversity. At every stop, you’ll become more familiar with it: in a rustic mountain cabin where the host is sharing stories about local customs and people while he’s serving a hearty snack or in the farmyard, sitting around the campfire. The local delicacies are a delight, no matter where you taste them. Would you like to take a glimpse beyond Carinthia’s borders? Then, we recommend the “Alpe-Adria Trail”. This unique, long-distance hiking trail of 750 kilometres in length begins at the foot of “Großglockner” (Austria’s highest mountain) and connects Carinthia with Slovenia and Italy further in the south where it meets the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea. The journey is the reward. Don’t miss out on the services of the trail’s official booking centre. The so-called Trail Angels help you book your favourite accommodation, shuttle service, luggage transfer or simply answer your questions.
Can You Feel the Freedom?
STEP BY STEP - MULTI-DAY TOURS
Carinthia’s “shorter” long-distance hiking trails are also well worth a visit. Travel back in time on the Trail of Peace in the Carnic Alps (known in German as “Karnischer Höhenweg”) along the Italian border. Remnants of trenches and underground shelters give evidence of the chaos in the combat zones of World War I. A multi-day hike along the new, scenic high-altitude route “Nockberge-Trail” takes you over the undulating, grass-covered mountains and peaks of the “Nockberge” range. Walking along the high-altitude routes “Tauernhöhenwege” in the Hohe Tauern National Park, you can immerse yourself in unspoilt and pristine nature.
Spend Summer in the Mountains
MOUNTAIN CABINS & CHALETS IN CARINTHIA
Mountain cabins and chalets in Carinthia - where the world is at peace with itself. Be the lord or lady of your own manor, or in this case, cabin or chalet!
What do you fancy? A traditional mountain cabin, a historic mountain farm, a rustic hunting lodge or an exclusive chalet with spa area? At an altitude of 900 m or 2,200 m? Whatever you choose, a holiday in a mountain cabin or chalet in Carinthia is a holiday off the beaten track. We have the perfect mountain cabin or chalet for every fancy. Simple and fuss-free or comfortable with modern amenities? On the edge of the woods or in a fairytale forest? Perched on one of Carinthia’s mountains?
It’s your choice. Find the perfect cabin or chalet for your holiday in the mountains - your energising break in Carinthia’s mountains and forests.
It’s a kind of magic…
LET US TAKE YOU TO A NATURAL PARADISE
Scythe the grass on alpine wildflower meadows in bloom, join a survival course with campfire sessions, walk with llamas or travel back in time and learn about historic traditions and typical culinary delights. Let our explorers show you places of outstanding natural beauty. “Magical Moments” - that’s the name of a special set of organised activities throughout Carinthia. In summer and winter alike. Experienced guides, national park rangers and gamekeepers make you familiar with the secrets of each region. Their aim is to make you comprehend how everything in nature is interconnected. Learn how important it is to preserve traditional knowledge and to be careful when exploring the unknown.
Magical Moments at High Altitudes
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES IN NATURE
The Hohe Tauern National Park is Austria’s oldest national park and the largest protected area of its kind in the Alps. Hikers will revel in an outstanding Alpine scenery and a breathtaking panorama: more than 120 majestic 3,000 metre peaks will make every mountaineer’s heart sing. The most impressive one is the “Großglockner” (3,798 m), Austria’s highest mountain. Its awe-inspiring silhouette is one of a kind and attracts alpinists from all corners of the world. With every step you take in this national park, you’ll soak in the beauty of its pristine nature. Here, the environment has been protected for centuries. Burbling creeks wind their way through rugged, majestic mountains. The national park is home to unique plants and wildlife that have been living in an unspoilt natural habitat since the dawn of time.
HIKING IN EUROPE’S MOST NATURAL VALLEY
Carinthia’s Lesachtal valley. It has been named “the most beautiful high-altitude valley of the Alps” and it meets the criteria of a Mountaineering Village, an initiative promoting the most unspoilt, natural and traditional places in the Alps. Here, you’ll hike through small, picturesque villages nestled in the mountains. Don’t be surprised if the locals engage you in a friendly conversation. People here are open-minded. They might tell you about their everyday lives. It’s a hard, but beautiful life here, far away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. High altitudes, steep valleys and farms perched on the hillsides - nature here is rugged but beautiful. Certified hiking and mountain guides offer a large variety of guided tours during summer. Join them and explore an area of outstanding natural beauty!
Slow Motion, Not High Speed
ONE STEP CLOSER TO RESTORING YOUR INNER BALANCE
The recently designed Slow Trails are easy, short country walks without much elevation gain. Become fully aware of your surroundings as you enjoy the great outdoors on a country ramble. Revel in nature and energise. Idyllic, gentle walks lead you to lakes surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges. Picture-perfect spots where you can let your mind wander. Passing shimmering lakes and soft forest floors, every step takes you one step closer to restoring your inner balance. No matter which way you choose, every single one of the country walks on the sunny, southern side of the Alps comes with stunning views, a breathtaking scenery and friendly, warm-hearted hosts. Happiness, vitality and a positive attitude to life is what they will share with you. And that’s what you’ll take home!
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ARM HOLIDAYS IN CARINTHIA
Contact the team from “Farm Holidays in Carinthia” via e-mail or phone (Mon - Thu 8:00-16:00, Fri 8:00-12:00). We are looking forward to helping you find the perfect farm, mountain cabin or chalet for your holiday. Get the best advice for your farm holiday in Carinthia!