View from the south bank to the Millstättersee
Ship station at the Ossiacher See
Flower box in front of the lake panorama Döbriach
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Carinthian Mountains & Lakes

Hiking amidst wonderful panoramas

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!

Details about a hiking holiday in the Carinthian mountains and 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 Wörtersee 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 Pyramidienkogel 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 Pyramidienkogel 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 Redenthein in the Nockberge on day six. A cheese tasting awaits you in the Kaslab’n Nockberge dairy. Heavenly, delicious and definitely worth seeing!

Highlights of the hiking trip in the Carinthian Lakes & Mountains

  • 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.

Useful information about the hiking trip in the Carinthian lakes & mountains

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!

 

Moderate Walking
Moderate Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Verena Winkler
Verena Winkler
+43 6219 60877 171 Contact
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Itinerary

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: Mosser

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

approx. 5 hours
15 km
400 m
350 m

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

approx. 4.5 hours
14 km
300 m
300 m

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: Zanker

approx. 4 hours
15 km
150 m
100 m

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: Zanker

approx. 4 hours
10 km
550 m
550 m

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: Landhotel Lindenhof

approx. 3.5 to 4 hours
10 km
200 m
50 m

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: Mosser

approx. 4 hours
10 km
300 m
300 m

Tour character

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 and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Villach
  Season 1
01.05.2021 - 29.05.2021
19.09.2021 - 09.10.2021

Thursday and Saturday
Season 2
30.05.2021 - 19.06.2021
29.08.2021 - 18.09.2021

Thursday and Saturday
Season 3
20.06.2021 - 28.08.2021

Thursday and Saturday
Carinthian Mountains & Lakes 8 days, AT-KAWVI-08X
Base price
649.00
699.00
759.00
Surcharge single room 189.00 189.00 189.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 155.00 155.00 155.00

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

Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 29, 2021
Sep 19, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Thursday and Saturday
Season 2
May 30, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021
Thursday and Saturday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Thursday and Saturday
Carinthian Mountains & Lakes 8 days, AT-KAWVI-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
649.00
189.00
155.00
699.00
189.00
155.00
759.00
189.00
155.00

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

Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 29, 2021
Sep 19, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Season 2
May 30, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Villach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Villach
  Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 29, 2021
Sep 19, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021

Thursday and Saturday
Season 2
May 30, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021

Thursday and Saturday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021

Thursday and Saturday
Villach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 100.00 100.00 100.00

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • ‚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, use of public transport and many more)
  • Cheese tasting ‚Nockberge‘ (German, English)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available  
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Klagenfurt airport, by shuttle bus to the train station and from there by train in approx. 40 minutes to Villach.
  • By train 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!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Verena Winkler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Verena Winkler, Customer service
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Alexandra Thellmann AT | 01.10.2020
Genussvolle Wanderung
Die Reise war für einen Anfänger wie mich genau richtig. Die detaillierten Wegbeschreibungen und Tracks waren eine super Orientierungshilfe. Dem Weg konnte man dadurch problemlos folgen. Schifffahrten am Wörthersee und Millstätter See zwischen bzw. am Ende der Routen sorgten für Abwechslung und wunderschöne Aussichten. Sollten die vorgesehenen Routen mal zu weit oder wetterbedingt nicht möglich sein, gab es auch Ausweichrouten. Trotz zwei Regentagen, waren die Wanderwege gut zu bewältigen. Die Landschaft mit ihren Seen war wunderschön! Die Unterkünfte waren ebenfalls super und die Mitarbeiter waren sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend! Die ganze Reise war sehr gut organisiert und zusammengestellt. Ein großes Lob an die Mitarbeiter von Eurohike für diese gut durchdachte Wanderung und Auswahl der Hotels. Freue mich schon auf die nächste Reise mit Eurohike!
Verena Winkler
Verena Winkler answered:
Ein besseres Feedback können wir uns von unseren Gästen kaum wünschen! Vielen lieben Dank! Wir freuen uns schon auf Ihre Buchung für die kommende Saison!

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