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Hiking in Carinthia

Hiking holidays in the Nock Mountains

Are you someone who thinks there is nothing better than getting up at 5:00 am, lacing up your hiking boots, slinging your backpack over your shoulder and enjoying a beautiful sunrise while racking up elevation gain? If so, then you will love your hiking holidays at Kirchleitn because it is in the heart of the Nock Mountains’ hiking region! In wonderful weather, great offers in different levels of difficulty will await you - there is a suitable hiking path for everyone, be it active sportsmen or leisurely hobby hikers. Experience an unforgettable short holiday in the breathtaking mountain landscape of Carinthia! You can start right at the doorstep of your alpine lodge.

Hiking holidays with the family

But don’t worry - even if you prefer to take things a little more leisurely and would like to enjoy the mountains with your family, there are just as many beautiful hiking trails for you and your entire group around the holiday village Kirchleitn. Between 1,050 and 2,000 metres above sea level, 1,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails amid pristine nature will await you; mountain air that is so clean it will make you want to shout for joy, and crystal clear mountain streams and lakes. Weary hikers can relax in a comfy hammock at one of the most beautiful rest stops, and for children nature means a new adventure at every turn. This is how adventure begins for even the littlest travellers, since many hiking trails near the Kirchleitn holiday lodges are suitable for buggies.

Our tip: Kirchleitn is located right on the Alpe Adria long-distance hiking trail.
Find more info here: Alpe Adria  Trail

Hiking tours in Bad Kleinkirchheim

Those who want to save a bit of energy can comfortably reach lofty heights with the cable cars and take on just a small trek. And the best thing about it: The ride with the cable cars in Bad Kleinkirchheim is free with the Kärnten Card! Therefore, also families with small children can explore the alpine pastures of the region and enjoy a hearty snack in the healthy high-altitude air: Home-smoked bacon and speck, freshly baked bread with farm butter and homemade cheeses will taste so much better at one of the 40 chalets in the Nock Mountains - tasty, genuine, and simply unmatched.

You want to plan your hiking holidays in Austria already at home? No problem - in the interactive trail map of the tourism information Bad Kleinkirchheim you can find all hiking paths in the region. Moreover you will find information about the different levels of difficulty, the elevation profile as well as the numerous huts and mountain restaurants.

Nockberge Biosphere Reserve

Here the marmots whistle … and every day you will meet adventure. Such as the thrill of observing a shy herd of deer. Or enjoying exquisite specialties such as the rustic Karlbad, an old-fashioned bath house from the time of our great-great-great grandparents, on the Nockalm Road. The hikes will lead you up to heights of almost 2,500 metres, with beautiful views but without the rocky harshness of the Tauern mountains.

Inviting curves

The Nock Mountains are invitingly curvy, perfect for “easy-going tourism”. They welcome hikers and nature-lovers; people who aren’t necessarily looking for extreme adventures but rather want to, upon closer inspection, perceive pristine nature and the carefully preserved cultural landscape of the past.

The Kirchleitn holiday village is located in the middle of the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve at a refreshing 1,350 metres above sea level, where the air is clean. Here in about 185 km² of national park, you can see, taste, smell, and feel nature each and every day. You will once again find everything you loved on holiday as a child… A perfect hiking holiday for the whole family!

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