Hiking trails

Follow the call of the mountain!

Walking, hiking, climbing – there are plenty of ways to follow the call of the mountain in Nassfeld.

The region is dominated by the Carnic Alps and the Gailtal Alps, two mighty Alpine chains which wind their way along the Austrian-Italian border and still contain a number of abandoned military bases that today stand as silent witnesses to the First World War. Herds of cows graze on the lush meadows during the warm summer months before returning to the valley in autumn.


Over 1000 km of marked hiking trails and 26 themed walks are a great way for visitors to find out about the history and traditions of Carinthia.

Discover the great outdoors

Adventurers with a head for heights can experience the Carnic Alps and Gailtal Alps in all their rugged beauty with a fully qualified mountain guide, while holidaymakers content to admire the peaks from afar can look forward to activities such as nordic walking and jogging in the valley.

Every mountain summit in Nassfeld boasts magnificent views and is crowned with a mighty wooden cross – the perfect backdrop for a memorable souvenir snapshot!

After the long walk down into the valley there is no better way to refresh your aching legs than with a dip in the beautiful Pressegger See lake!

Check out why Nassfeld is a hikers' paradise!

  • 1000 km of signposted hiking trails (including several over the border into Italy)
  • trails for all abilities from 600m to 2800m above sea level
  • 2 long-distance hiking trails: Karnischer Höhenweg (403) and Gailtaler Höhenweg
  • 2 pilgrimage trails: "Marienpilgerweg" and "Weg des Buches"​
  • 25 special themed hiking trails
  • Geopark Karnische Alpen
  • via ferrata, rock climbing with a trained guide
  • rock labyrinth and zipwire – taster session and climbing lessons
  • 17 signposted nordic walking trails in and around the mountains and lakes
  • 9 signposted jogging routes
  • family-friendly hikes with a guide

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