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Hikes in Carinthia

In the south of Austria, the province of Carinthia awaits you - a diverse region that invites you to go hiking. Carinthia stretches between the Hohe Tauern in the north and the Karawanken in the south and is therefore ideal for beautiful hiking tours. The region is characterized by mild climate, high peaks and numerous lakes. You can explore Austria on beautiful trails at all altitudes. You can hike to the highest mountain of the country, the Großglockner.
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The Most Beautiful hikes in Carinthia

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Blick von Wertschach nach Südosten zur Ortschaft St. Georgen im Gailtal - dahinter der Göriacher Berg und die Julischen Alpen
Hiking trail · Bad Bleiberg
Erzberg - Unteres Gailtal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
17.6 km
5:00 h
300 m
660 m

Wir wandern durch das von Bergen umgebene Bleiberger Hochtal in Ri. W und in einem Linksbogen leicht abwärts nach unten zu einen der Hauptorte des Unteren Gailtales, nach Nötsch.

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Hiking trail · Villach Land
Rundwanderung Oswaldiberg
recommended route Difficulty easy
7.3 km
2:45 h
500 m
500 m
Die Oswaldiberg-Rundwanderung ist eine nette, kleine, ganzjährig begehbare Rundwanderung von der Ortschaft Treffen aus, die uns auf den aussichtsreichen Oswaldiberg (963m) nahe Villach führt. Die Aussicht vom Kirchlein am Gipfel ist atemberaubend und der Wald am Oswaldiberg im Herbst auch reich an Pilzen.
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Hiking trail · Oberdrautal
17-Kräuter-Weg Rundweg
recommended route Difficulty easy
8.7 km
3:00 h
145 m
145 m

Der 17-Kräuter-Weg ist eine leichte dreistündige Rundwanderung mit 10 Stationen, bei jedem Wetter begehbar und bietet auch in der Gruppe und mit Familie viel Freude. Er ist auch ein kleines Teilstück des offiziellen Pilgerweges nach Santiago di Compostella.

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Hiking trail · Nock Mountains
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Mirnock über die Hochalm Hütte
recommended route Difficulty moderate
8.9 km
3:30 h
609 m
598 m
Schöne Wanderung in den Kärntner Nockbergen. Der Mirnock is durch seine zentrale Lage einer der schönsten Aussichtsberge Kärntens
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Hiking trail · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
Nature experience for everyone - Geological trail - From the sea to the mountains
recommended route Difficulty easy
0.6 km
0:20 h
14 m
14 m
Near the restaurant Rosstratte at the foot of the summit hiking trail at approx. 1732m above sea level, a barrier-free geological trail has been set up. Feel and look at the various types of rock that occur in the Dobratsch Nature Park.
Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Hiking trail · Bad Bleiberg
Erzberg - Unteres Gailtal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 300 m
Descent 660 m

Wir wandern durch das von Bergen umgebene Bleiberger Hochtal in Ri. W und in einem Linksbogen leicht abwärts nach unten zu einen der Hauptorte des ...

from Valentin Wulz, Dr.,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Hiking trail · Villach Land
Rundwanderung Oswaldiberg
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 7.3 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 500 m
Descent 500 m

Die Oswaldiberg-Rundwanderung ist eine nette, kleine, ganzjährig begehbare Rundwanderung von der Ortschaft Treffen aus, die uns auf den ...

from Harald Stelzl,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Hiking trail · Oberdrautal
17-Kräuter-Weg Rundweg
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 8.7 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 145 m
Descent 145 m

Der 17-Kräuter-Weg ist eine leichte dreistündige Rundwanderung mit 10 Stationen, bei jedem Wetter begehbar und bietet auch in der Gruppe und mit ...

Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
Hiking trail · Nock Mountains
Mirnock über die Hochalm Hütte
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.9 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 609 m
Descent 598 m

Schöne Wanderung in den Kärntner Nockbergen. Der Mirnock is durch seine zentrale Lage einer der schönsten Aussichtsberge Kärntens

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from Georg Winkler,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 0.6 km
Duration 0:20 h
Ascent 14 m
Descent 14 m

Near the restaurant Rosstratte at the foot of the summit hiking trail at approx. 1732m above sea level, a barrier-free geological trail has been ...

from Region Villach,   Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
Hiking trail · Carnica-Region Rosenthal
Durchs Bodental
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.3 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 565 m
Descent 564 m

Vom Gasthaus Sereinig zur Ogrisalm weiter zur Märchenwiese und dem Meeresauge zurück zum Gasthaus Sereinig.

from Karl Schlögl,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 8.8 km
Duration 3:20 h
Ascent 140 m
Descent 140 m

Über den Rollbahnweg wandert man ohne wesentliche Steigung auf den historischen Spuren vom Kupferbergbau in das Almgebiet der Großfragant.

from Nationalpark Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten,   Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
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Adventurous hiking trails in Carinthia

In the sunny south of Austria, Carinthia awaits you with wonderful conditions and a varied selection for impressive hiking tours - a paradise for hikers. Gentle plains, low mountain pasture landscapes, but also challenging hiking trails up the Großglockner make you want to have an adventure in Carinthia's unique nature. In the Hohe Tauern National Park there is not only the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain, to marvel at, but also a diverse flora and fauna below the mountain peaks.

The Hohe Tauern National Park is a popular destination for hikers. When you go hiking in the National Park, you will definitely come into contact with water, be it an idyllic mountain lake, a wild mountain stream, a glacier or a roaring waterfall. Numerous tours, ranging from easy to medium to difficult and from short to long distances, will bring you to the wild water.

But hikes on the themed trails of the Hohe Tauern are also worth seeing and interesting. The Almkräuter-Lehrpfad (Alpine Herb Trail) conveys ancient knowledge about the healing properties and use of herbs and how to recognise them on a hiking trail across the alpine pastures. Or you can discover the Pasterze, Austria's largest glacier at the foot of the Großglockner, and the Block Glacier on a hike. Here you will get a taste of varied experiences.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.2 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 635 m
Descent 402 m

Der Gletscherweg zur Pasterze und der Gamsgrubenweg sind geradezu ein "must have"  der Nationalpark-Wege. Ohne nennenswerte Schwierigkeiten ...

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from Nationalpark-Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten,   Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
Hiking trail · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
Blockgletscherweg Dösental
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.3 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 888 m
Descent 888 m

Der Blockgletscher im Talschluss des malerischen Dösentals als bei Mallnitz zählt zu den größten seiner Art. Was auf den ersten Blick wie ein ...

from Nationalpark-Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten,   Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
Hiking trail · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
Naturlehrweg Seebachtal
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 8.8 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 150 m
Descent 150 m

Das Seebachtal mit dem Naturjuwel Stappitzer See ist eines der schönsten Hochgebirgstäler der Hohen Tauern. Ein nahezu ebener Talboden, tosende ...

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from Nationalpark-Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten,   Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
Mountain tour · Oberdrautal
Almkräuter-Lehrfpad zur Weinberger Alm
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 2.9 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 140 m
Descent 145 m

Altes Kulturwissen am Heilkräuterlehrweg neu entdecken.

from Michael Hohenwarter,   Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten

If you are looking for a longer adventure, the long-distance hiking trail Alpe-Adria-Trail is just right for you. The trail leads from the Großglockner in Carinthia to Muggia on the Adriatic Sea.

The trail connects the three countries of Austria, Slovenia and Italy. It stands for pleasurable hiking and offers you a good opportunity to discover the surroundings in a new way, to strengthen your love and awareness for nature and to find yourself. For the most part, you will not be in alpine areas. Signposted hiking trails provide good orientation.

Long distance hiking trail · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
Alpe-Adria-Trail (Gesamttour)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 683.1 km
Duration 240:00 h
Ascent 25,337 m
Descent 27,634 m

Weitwanderweg vom ewigen Eis des Großglockners über das ursprüngliche Slowenien bis an die italienische Adria

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from Nadine Greiter,   Outdooractive Editors
The Tauern Heights Trail also takes you on an experience lasting several days. You hike a total of six days on the high-altitude trail along the main ridge of the Tauern. With the Hocharn, you will cross the summit of a three-thousand-metre peak. It is a demanding, long and high-alpine hike that should only be undertaken by experienced hikers.
Long distance hiking trail · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
Tauernhöhenweg
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 69.9 km
Duration 35:00 h
Ascent 5,212 m
Descent 5,415 m

Dauer: 6 Tagesetappen Charakteristik: Anspruchsvolle Überschreitung des Tauernhauptkammes. Die einzelnen Tagesetappen erfordern größtenteils ...

from Nationalpark-Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten,   Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten

The Nockberge Biosphere Park stretches over parts of Carinthia with peaks up to almost 2500 metres. The diverse landscape in the Nockberge mountains is characterised by an idyllic mountain world, the most beautiful bathing lakes and alpine pastures. You will also discover a diverse flora and fauna - especially the medicinal plant Speik with its tangy and spicy scent stands out. It belongs to the genus of valerians and is popular for its calming effect. It flowers from July to September.

If you want to experience a natural landscape far away from mass tourism, the Rosental region is the right place for you. In the heart of the Karawanken, a varied nature awaits you. From easy hiking trails to challenging mountain tours, everyone gets their money's worth here.

The best hiking tours to the lakes of Carinthia

But it is not only high mountains that characterise the landscape of Carinthia. The region also has numerous beautiful lakes to offer. Some of the warmest bathing lakes in the Alps await hikers, water sports enthusiasts, families and those seeking relaxation. At Lake Wörthersee, Lake Millstätter See, Lake Weissensee, Lake Pressegger See or Lake Ossiach you will immediately get into the holiday mood.

  • Lake Wörthersee is the largest lake in Carinthia and will enchant you with its turquoise blue water. On a circular hike you will be on your way around the lake in several stages. The tour, which lasts several days and covers around 1400 m of altitude and almost 55 km, is varied and can be hiked almost all year round.
  • Lake Millstätter See is also a popular destination. There you can take a beautiful hike around the lake or start hiking tours directly into the mountains. A varied natural landscape with colourful flower meadows, crystal-clear water and a unique mountain panorama awaits you. A popular sight is the Granattor, a passage on the ridge of the Millstätter Alpe. From there you have a breathtaking view of the lake.
Monument · Millstatt Lake
Granattor
Millstatt Lake

Das Granattor ist ein einzigartiges Denkmal, das seit 2009 den Höhenzug der Millstätter Alpe ziert ...

from Svenja Trachte,   Outdooractive Editors
  • Water fun and mountains can also be ideally combined at Lake Pressegg. You can take a tour around the lake, but we also recommend a hiking tour to the Zuchengraben waterfall or through green forests to the Khünburg ruins, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the lake.
  • With its crystal-clear water, Lake Weissensee makes you feel like you're on holiday. The lake is surrounded by a breathtaking mountain scenery that invites you to go hiking. Once you reach the top, you will experience a magnificent view.

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