Kärnten Werbung

Relaxed hiking — discover the Slow Trails in Carinthia

Kärnten Tourismus, Gert Perauer

Relaxed hiking — discover the Slow Trails in Carinthia

Hiking Collection by Kärnten Werbung

16

Tours

26:06 h

58.8 mi

4,975 ft

Trails that inspire. There is no better way to describe the Slow Trails in Carinthia. On your way through the beautiful landscapes of this Austrian province, the focus is not on high speed but on slowing down. Across 14 trails, we invite you to pause, take a deep breath and let nature work its magic on you. Each individual hike becomes a path to yourself; this wonderful region helps you to be mindful.

Our quality trails lead you through five different regions in Carinthia. Starting with Lake Wörthersee, whose turquoise waters are famous far beyond the state's borders. Or you can take a leisurely walk along the shores of Lake Millstätter See and let yourself be captivated by the magnificent mountain scenery all around. What distinguishes all the hikes is their simplicity. The paths are well-maintained and easy to follow, leaving you time to concentrate on yourself, the landscape and the experience.

Whether you’re into yoga, castles or classical music, everyone gets their money's worth on these 14 trails. The paths all lead to scenic spots on the beautiful Carinthian lakes or take you into the world of music and culture. The Afritzer See and the Drauschleife lakes are both a sight to behold, particularly for bird lovers. Lake Weissensee invites you to take a dip in its crystal-clear water in blissful silence as there is no road along this lake. At other lakes, you can take boat trips and enjoy a completely different perspective from the water.

The trails are about 10 kilometres (6 mi) long and you won’t climb more than 300 metres (984 ft) in altitude. Depending on how many breaks you take, you'll never be on your feet for more than three hours and swimming is possible everywhere! Each Slow Trail has its own character and its own story so come with us on a wonderful journey of discovery and relish in the mindfulness awaiting you.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Easy
    00:56
    1.77 mi
    1.9 mph
    425 ft
    475 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Mirnock is an isolated ridge on the east bank of Lake Millstatt. According to a legend, the mountain once had a round cliff on which a giant lived. He …

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  • Easy
    01:00
    2.23 mi
    2.2 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With a length of more than eleven kilometers and a width of almost two kilometers, Lake Millstatt is the second largest lake in Carinthia. To experience the lake in all …

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  • Intermediate
    02:02
    4.83 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fantastic mountain panorama is reflected in the glittering water, hammocks on the shore invite you to relax and, to top it off, a boat trip: Your excursion to the …

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  • Easy
    01:30
    3.38 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Slow Trail Faaker See you explore the idyllic nature and landscape protection area on the edge of the Drobollacher Moors. You hike at the foot of the Karawanken with the Mittagskogel as the most striking and highest elevation in the Villach region and experience a lake that is wonderfully integrated into this idyll.
    It starts at the village pond in Faak am See.

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  • Intermediate
    01:05
    2.49 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The second variant of the Slow Trail Faaker See starts in Drobollach. From here you stroll through the Drobollacher Moor nature reserve and enjoy a wonderful view over the water …

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  • Easy
    01:24
    3.32 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At Afritzer See you can hike leisurely and relaxed - this leaves you enough time to carefully explore this beautiful, natural lake. The Afritzer See Slow Trail leads you through an idyllic and species-rich conservation area that lies between Mirnock and Wöllaner Nock. On your hike you will explore the habitat of around 15 different fish species and the noble crayfish, whose populations have been replenished since 1992.

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  • Easy
    01:15
    2.76 mi
    2.2 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Pure natural idyll - this is what awaits you on your hike on the Drauschleife near Villach. It starts at the parking lot of the Wernberg Monastery. Soon you will reach the two idyllic monastery ponds, which are managed by the Villach sports and breeding fishing association. Here you can stop for a moment, take a deep breath and look at the monastery walls.

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  • Easy
    01:53
    4.58 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ossiacher See is the third largest lake in all of Carinthia. The long, narrow lake is framed in the north by the steep slopes of the Gerlitzen Alpe and …

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  • Intermediate
    01:42
    3.75 mi
    2.2 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The second variant of the Slow Trail Slowly Trail leads along the Ossiacher See in a wide loop. Particularly comfortable: You return from your destination with the excursion steamers of the Ossiacher See Schifffahrt.This tour also starts at Günther Domenig's stone house and first leads you along the edge of the Pencil Valley Moors. Take a little time here to admire and observe the flora and fauna. You shouldn't miss the two observation towers either.

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  • Intermediate
    02:03
    4.30 mi
    2.1 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In its enormous extent, you can hardly see the Wörthersee in its entirety from its shore. Fortunately, there are various viewpoints around the lake that offer a much better perspective slightly above the shore. This slow trail takes you from Velden on the west bank of the lake to the Hohes Kreuz viewpoint. You hike through the enchanted Römerschlucht and visit the quiet forest lake.

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  • Easy
    00:46
    1.78 mi
    2.3 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Yoga and hiking? That goes together wonderfully, as you will see on this tour. Because in nature, yoga becomes a very special experience. The romantic Teufelsgraben near Velden is exactly …

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  • Difficult
    01:37
    3.60 mi
    2.2 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Holidays like Brahms? On the Slow Trail Brahmsweg you can get to know the history of the former fishing village of Pörtschach, where the composer Johannes Brahms preferred to spend …

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  • Easy
    01:49
    3.85 mi
    2.1 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Let your mind and soul dangle, swing in hammocks, feel the lightness and feel the Wörthersee - the swing path on one of the most impressive lakes in Austria offers …

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  • Intermediate
    02:06
    4.34 mi
    2.1 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Kitzelberg is a wooded ridge on the west bank of the Klopeiner See. At the top of the summit you will find a beautiful viewing platform - so you can enjoy a great view of Lake Klopein despite the tall trees. From St. Kanzian, a leisurely circular hike takes you up to the summit. The slow trail runs over comfortable forest paths and is therefore suitable for the whole family.

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  • Intermediate
    03:30
    8.24 mi
    2.4 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    A fjord-like landscape, crystal-clear, turquoise-colored water and romantic bays: on the shore hike on the Weissensee you will hardly be able to see enough. The lake gets its name from its white gravel bank and lake bed. The calcareous rock gives the lake its Caribbean-like water color. The Weissensee is also the only lake in Carinthia without a bypass road and offers a perfect slow trail scenario - in absolute peace and seclusion.

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  • Easy
    01:30
    3.59 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this hike you will not only enjoy the wonderful shoreline landscape around the Pressegger See, but also see the majestic mountains of the Gailtal and Carnic Alps that frame the lake on your way. You walk on narrow paths through the dense belt of reeds. With a little luck and a lot of rest, you will see a great crested grebe between the tall stalks. Its gray plumage shimmers in the sun.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    16
  • Distance
    58.8 mi
  • Duration
    26:06 h
  • Elevation
    4,975 ft
Kärnten Werbung

Relaxed hiking — discover the Slow Trails in Carinthia