Once winter has began in Carinthia's vacation regions, the crystal clear swimming lakes transform themselves into shimmering smooth ice surfaces in which the snow-covered peaks of the mountains and the snow-covered forests reflect themselves.
Off the prepared pistes another adventure begins: if you really want to feel the untouched landscape up close, you had better put the skins on your touring skis and conquer the Carinthian winter step by step. Only here, far away from the hustle and bustle, with nothing but the mountain and the sky, will you experience this time of the year at its most beautiful.
They are the moments that families find moving, amazing and full of sheer enjoyment. Moments you would like to hold on to forever. On a relaxed summer holiday in Carinthia. With Kärnten Family – on the sunny southern side of the Alps!
If you want to get into gear, you’ll find that Carinthia is first-class for cycling in spring, summer and autumn.
In summer Carinthia is the region of lakes. The lakes glow turquoise blue and the water is warm. Children play on the shores, couples take romantic strolls and active types let off steam swimming, waterskiing or surfing.
Alpe-Adria-Trail: From the Grossglockner to the sea.
From summer 2012 the nature paradise of Carinthia will be enticing hikers to take an inspiring journey of discovery on the new Alpe Adria Trail. This leads for 750 kilometres, from the perpetual ice in Carinthia through Slovenia to the Italian Adriatic.
Water in Carinthian lakes is clean enough to drink, it comes gushing out of healing springs and bubbles up in the spas enriched with valuable minerals from the depths of the earth.