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.
In addition a wide variety of hiking trails – through wonderful mountain landscapes, up into the world of the three thousand metre summits or past sparkling rivers – invite everyone to come and discover them. Picturesque lakes offer refreshment and hearty hosts serve regional delicacies along the way.
Experiencing nature step by step.
Carinthia can do it all. This friendly bit of the country is an all-rounder for every hiking lover: from soft hikes for families via appealing tours for motivated hikers right through to physical challenges for those who really want to feel the effort.
Carinthia – Austria’s sunny south. Three thousand metre-high mountain tops, gentle crests, smooth hilltops, wide plateaus – mountains of all sizes, interspersed with an endless number of stunning bathing lakes under the southern sun.
No matter what direction you look in Carinthia, towering peaks are feature of the landscape everywhere.
Austria’s highest peak, the Grossglockner (3,798 m), and its icy train, the Pasterze, rule this alpine scenery of 3,000 metre high mountains. The Hochalmspitze (3,360 m), the Tauern Queen, is one of the architectural beauties in the Eastern Alps, and all around is the Hohe Tauern National Park. Within sight, a further 120 peaks over 3,000 metres and more than 40 glaciers in alpine levels woo ambitious nature lovers with stamina. The Karawanken Range, Carnic Alps and Gail Valley Alps as far as the Lienz Dolomites and the 1,300 metre high Hochstadel north face, the highest rock face in Austria, tempt you to cross-border hike in a high-alpine area – enjoy a landscape of superlatives.
Experience protected nature right up close in Carinthia
Discover and enjoy breathtaking landscapes with all your senses; leave everyday civilization behind you; learn how to rediscover naturalness from specially trained guides: This is what six regions in Carinthia are promising with the “Natur erleben” (“Experience nature”) initiative, which takes lovers of the outdoors into the unadulterated world of protected areas, nature
parks and national parks by means of bookable holiday packages.