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Gentle peaks with a guaranteed view —Welcome to the Lavanttal

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Gentle peaks with a guaranteed view —Welcome to the Lavanttal

Hiking Collection by Lavanttal

7

Tours

32:50 h

68.4 mi

14,625 ft

The River Lavant twists through a wide, open valley in the southeast corner of Carinthia, on the Austrian-Slovenian border. Gentle mountain slopes, blanketed by pastures and crowned by rocky peaks, hug the valley sides. From the top, the view reveals sweeping mountain ranges reaching all the way to Slovenia. In the Lavant Valley, over 620 miles (1,000 km) of hiking trails connect the villages and small towns with the alpine huts and mountains. You will not meet many other hikers on the trails along the Saualpe and Koralpe mountain ridges, allowing you to enjoy the quiet nature all to yourself. To give you a taste of this wonderful region, we’ve reveal our seven favourite routes for you in this Collection.

According to legend, the Lavant Valley was created by a gnome. The gnome was imprisoned by miners, whom he promised fertile land in return for his freedom. The miners released the gnome, who created this charming valley to pay his ransom.

The hikes in this Collection take you over stunning peaks such as the Großer Speikkogel (7,020 ft/2,140 m) and the Ladinger Spitz (6,820 ft/2,079 m) where you can enjoy breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains. You can also relax in a rustic mountain hut, overlooking wildflower meadows and learning more about the region’s mining history. Unspoiled nature, fresh air and great hikes are guaranteed here. If you are looking for a greater hiking challenge, you should also take a look at the Lavanttaler Höhenweg: komoot.de/collection/914299

If you plan to spend several days in the region, Wolfsberg is an ideal basecamp. This historic town in the Lavant Valley with a beautiful old centre has everything you need to relax after a long hike in the mountains. The seven routes in this Collection are circular day trips suitable for all abilities. Although you will be hiking in the mountains, alpine experience is not necessary. These are also great hikes for families. The region has great infrastructure with plenty of places to stop for a snack en route.

So, let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful Levant Valley as you hike through Carinthia in Southern Austria.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Burgruine, Bergkirche & Ausblick ins Drautal – wandern im Lavanttal

    Intermediate
    03:22
    7.73 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At the south end of the Lavant Valley the eponymous river flows into the Drau - and on this tour we take you to a viewpoint from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the impressive Drau Valley and the mouth of the Lavant.

    

    It starts in St. Paul in the Lavant Valley. From the Benedictine Abbey there

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  • Difficult
    05:27
    13.5 mi
    2.5 mph
    2,625 ft
    2,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    When you are on the summit of the Saualpe, you not only enjoy views of the gentle and sunny Lavant valley, but you also always have a great view of the distant, rocky mountain ranges. On this tour to the Sauöfen - two rock-strewn peaks - the Karawanken present themselves from their most beautiful side

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  • Difficult
    05:20
    11.3 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,450 ft
    2,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With its gentle slopes and the wide, tree-free ridge, the Saualpe is simply a wonderful hiking area - if you spend your vacation in the Lavant Valley, you have a number of options for shorter and longer hikes up here. On this tour we take you up and down to the Geierkogel and then to the Forstalpe at

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  • Difficult
    05:19
    9.62 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this 15 km long circular hike across the Koralpe you can expect a lot of distant views. From the Großer Speikkogel you have a good view of the Steiner Alps, the Julian Alps, the Carnic Alps and the Eisenerzer Alps. The round starts at the Koralpen car park.

    

    You hike a bit on a flat route before the

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  • Difficult
    06:25
    12.1 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Cozy huts and a wonderful mountain world await you on this almost 20 km long hike. Look forward to a wonderful panoramic view from the highest point of the Saualpe, the Ladinger Spitz (2,079 meters), and enjoyable breaks in the cozy alpine huts along the way, where you can enjoy a hearty snack. The round

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  • Intermediate
    03:51
    7.67 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this twelve kilometer long hike you follow the traces of the miners who used this route from the 16th to the late 19th century. The miners once transported the raw ore from the tunnel to the blast furnace under physical strain - you can now enjoy a pleasant walk through the beautiful landscape and

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  • Intermediate
    03:06
    6.40 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Magnificent views and quaint mountain huts await you on this ten-kilometer circular hike, away from the beaten path and the hectic holiday. You hike over green alpine meadows, past bubbling mountain streams and through shady forests through the idyllic Lavanttal. Thanks to the gentle climbs, the tour

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    68.4 mi
  • Duration
    32:50 h
  • Elevation
    14,625 ft

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