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Hiker at the starry balcony near Döbriach with a view of Lake Millstättersee

Carinthian Mountains & Lakes

Panorama hiking in the sunny South of Austria

8 Days / 7 Nights
Moderate Walking
Hiker at the starry balcony near Döbriach with a view of Lake Millstättersee

High peaks, countless sunny days a year and lakes wherever you look: the federal state of Carinthia has a lot to offer for an extensive hiking holiday. From Villach across the Alps, around the numerous lakes and back to the starting point after eight days: this is what the hike in the southernmost state has to offer. But not only the idyllic landscape is absolutely worth seeing. You should also experience the Carinthians with their relaxed philosophy of life and their sense of enjoyment.

Radiate with the sun, which is reflected in the sparkling lakes!

Through the old town of Villach, once over the Draubrücke to the waterfront – you are already at the starting point for a leisure trip from Eurohike. Thanks to the geographical proximity to Italy, the Mediterranean influence can already be felt in Villach and Velden.

Together with the magnificent casino, the turquoise-blue Wörthersee completes the overall picture of Velden. Numerous hiking trails wind around the famous Carinthian city. On day three you can climb varied forest paths to the Teixelkreuz. From the Pyramidenkogel you have a fabulous view of the Carnic Alps and Slovenia.

It becomes spectacular when it says: from now on you go downhill! Adventurous hikers can slide down the observation tower at Pyramidenkogel via Europe’s highest closed slide then visit the famous Maria Wörth peninsula by boat.

On top of the adventurous experiences, enjoyment is clearly the focus of this hiking trip. This is how the jewel trail takes you to Radenthein in the Nockberge on day six. A cheese tasting awaits you in the Kaslab’n Nockberge dairy. Heavenly, delicious and definitely worth seeing!

  • Porcia Renaissance Castle: In the 16th century, the castle was built in the style of an Italian palazzo in Spittal. Today it is one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings north of the Alps.
  • Star balcony in the hiking village of Döbriach: The circular hike in Döbriach not only offers you countless hiking trails and activities to choose from. One step on the balcony and you will be overwhelmed by the sights that greet you.

A pleasure trip for true gourmets and nature lovers is waiting for you in the southernmost state of Austria. Eight days of walking for about four hours each, with minimal height differences – sounds good, doesn’t it?

Are you looking for detailed information about the tour? Simply contact the experienced Eurohike team!

Itinerary at a glance

Explore the stunning historic centre of Villach, the bridge across the river Drau, the promenade and the Italian flair at the main square.

Hotel example. Palais26

 

A short train ride takes you directly to Lake Wörthersee. During a leisurely loop tour via the peninsula you discover the noble villas along the Brahms-promenade, high up from the viewpoint „Hohe Gloriette“ you enjoy fabulous views onto the turquoise-green lake. Onwards through green forests and vast fields all the way to Lake Forstsee, on its shores you get to enjoy a break and marvel at the surrounding mountain world. In the afternoon you walk past the magnificent casino and palace along the lakeside to Velden.

Hotel example: Eden Park

Along diverse forest paths you ascend to the Teixelkreuz. Climb up the viewpoint tower Pyramidenkogel, from where you enjoy panoramic views as far as the Slovenian mountain world in good weather conditions. You descend in a spectacular fashion via Europe’s highest enclosed slide. In the afternoon you leisurely cross the lake by boat and from the water you get to marvel at the renowned peninsula and church of Maria Wörth.

Hotel example: Eden Park

In the morning by train through the Drautal-valley to Spittal. Stroll through the castle grounds to the famous Renaissance palace ‚Porcia‘. After that you walk through the spectacular gorge ‚Lieser Schlucht‘ and reach Seeboden on Lake Millstätter See. A fantastic lakeside trail leads you directly along the water, accompanied by stupendous views onto the deep-blue lake and the fancy holiday resorts opposite. Delightful boat ride to Döbriach, today’s Day Finish.

Hotel example: Haus Kärnten

 

 

Today an entire day spent in the hiking village of Döbriach awaits, numerous activities and hiking paths to choose from. Ascend to the ‚Sternenbalkon‘ offering the best view across the entire length of the lake all the way into the Central Alps, you hike along the panorama path to Glanz and climb up the Hohe Wand-rockface. Alternatively you can simply embark on a loop tour in the village via dirt tracks and lakeside paths with wonderful opportunities for a swim in the bay ‚Döbriacher Bucht‘ – there are plenty of possibilities!

Hotel example: Haus Kärnten

 

 

The Juwelenweg-path leads you to Radenthein situated in the Nock Mountains, where a cheese tasting in the dairy Kaslab´n awaits. After this rewarding break you continue along forest paths and trails across meadows to the wildlife park, where you get to marvel at all kinds of animals. In the afternoon you reach Feld on Lake Brennsee, here we highly recommend you enjoy a swim in the cool water.

Hotel example: Lindenhof

 

 

Along the spectacular lake-trail over hedge and ditch to the Finsterbach-waterfalls and onwards to the viewpoint pavilion at the rockface ‚Peterlewand‘. Optionally you can also ascend by cable car to the Gerlitzen and embark on a loop tour on the alpine pastures to some wonderful mountain huts. In the afternoon you get to marvel at Lake Ossiacher See again, this time as part of a boat ride, before you return to your starting point after a short train ride: at the beautiful main square in Villach it is time to relax and with a glass of wine make a toast to your adventurous hiking week.

Hotel example. Palais26

Day
08
Departure or extension

Itinerary at a glance

Mediterranean flair in Villach and Velden, the Renaissance Porcia Castle in Spittal and the view from the starry balcony near Döbriach - Carinthia is a feast for the eyes. Culinary delights also beckon, whether cheese tasting or meat / cheese platter.

Explore the stunning historic centre of Villach, the bridge across the river Drau, the promenade and the Italian flair at the main square.

Hotel example. Elaya

A short train ride takes you directly to Lake Wörthersee. During a leisurely loop tour via the peninsula you discover the noble villas along the Brahms-promenade, high up from the viewpoint „Hohe Gloriette“ you enjoy fabulous views onto the turquoise-green lake. Onwards through green forests and vast fields all the way to Lake Forstsee, on its shores you get to enjoy a break and marvel at the surrounding mountain world. In the afternoon you walk past the magnificent casino and palace along the lakeside to Velden.

Hotel example: Eden Park

Along diverse forest paths you ascend to the Teixelkreuz. Climb up the viewpoint tower Pyramidenkogel, from where you enjoy panoramic views as far as the Slovenian mountain world in good weather conditions. You descend in a spectacular fashion via Europe’s highest enclosed slide. In the afternoon you leisurely cross the lake by boat and from the water you get to marvel at the renowned peninsula and church of Maria Wörth.

Hotel example: Eden Park

In the morning by train through the Drautal-valley to Spittal. Stroll through the castle grounds to the famous Renaissance palace ‚Porcia‘. After that you walk through the spectacular gorge ‚Lieser Schlucht‘ and reach Seeboden on Lake Millstätter See. A fantastic lakeside trail leads you directly along the water, accompanied by stupendous views onto the deep-blue lake and the fancy holiday resorts opposite. Delightful boat ride to Döbriach, today’s Day Finish.

Hotel example: Haus Kärnten

Today an entire day spent in the hiking village of Döbriach awaits, numerous activities and hiking paths to choose from. Ascend to the ‚Sternenbalkon‘ offering the best view across the entire length of the lake all the way into the Central Alps, you hike along the panorama path to Glanz and climb up the Hohe Wand-rockface. Alternatively you can simply embark on a loop tour in the village via dirt tracks and lakeside paths with wonderful opportunities for a swim in the bay ‚Döbriacher Bucht‘ – there are plenty of possibilities!

Hotel example: Haus Kärnten

The Juwelenweg-path leads you to Radenthein situated in the Nock Mountains, where a cheese tasting in the dairy Kaslab´n awaits. After this rewarding break you continue along forest paths and trails across meadows to the wildlife park, where you get to marvel at all kinds of animals. In the afternoon you reach Feld on Lake Brennsee, here we highly recommend you enjoy a swim in the cool water.

Hotel example: Lindenhof

Along the spectacular lake-trail over hedge and ditch to the Finsterbach-waterfalls and onwards to the viewpoint pavilion at the rockface ‚Peterlewand‘. Optionally you can also ascend by cable car to the Gerlitzen and embark on a loop tour on the alpine pastures to some wonderful mountain huts. In the afternoon you get to marvel at Lake Ossiacher See again, this time as part of a boat ride, before you return to your starting point after a short train ride: at the beautiful main square in Villach it is time to relax and with a glass of wine make a toast to your adventurous hiking week.

Hotel example. Elaya

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route information

Moderate Walking

You walk along beautiful, diverse hiking paths and trails, forest roads and forest paths. Surefootedness is required for a few narrow short rocky sections. For the hiking tours with a maximum walking time of 5 hours a good basic fitness level is sufficient. Often you have a choice between an easy and a more challenging option.

Prices & Dates

Category: 4****-hotels, lovely 3***-hotels and inns

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 ,Kärnten Card‘ (Gerlitzen-ascent, boat rides on Lake Millstätter See and Lake Ossiacher See, entrance fee for wildlife park, Porcia palace as well as reductions for boat trip on Lake Wörthersee, and many more)

  • 1 Cheese tasting ‚Nockberge‘
  • 1 Transfer Feld am See - Annenheim
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available  
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Villach.
  • Klagenfurt airport, by shuttle bus to the train station and from there by train in approx. 40 minutes to Villach.
  • Parking: mostly free hotel car park or nearby public parking available, partly public covered car park, approx. EUR 35 per week. No reservation required.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Boat ride on Lake Wörthersee, approx. EUR 8 per person, alternatively bus ride approx. EUR 2.50
  • Fares for public transport, approx. EUR 15 per person
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 ,Kärnten Card‘ (Gerlitzen-ascent, boat rides on Lake Millstätter See and Lake Ossiacher See, entrance fee for wildlife park, Porcia palace as well as reductions for boat trip on Lake Wörthersee, and many more)

  • 1 Cheese tasting ‚Nockberge‘
  • 1 Transfer Feld am See - Annenheim
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Villach.
  • Klagenfurt airport, by shuttle bus to the train station and from there by train in approx. 40 minutes to Villach.
  • Parking: hotel car park, approx. EUR 1 per day, partly public covered car park, approx. EUR 40 per week. No reservation required.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Boat ride on Lake Wörthersee, approx. EUR 8 per person, alternatively bus ride approx. EUR 2.50
  • Fares for public transport, approx. EUR 15 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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