Treasure hunt in a petrified primeval forest
Immerse yourself in 500 million years of Earth’s history at the GeoPark Carnic Alps and, equipped with treasure map and GPS device, go on a hunt for hidden treasures in Austria’s only petrified primeval forest.
You and your family can look forward to an exciting day on the sunny southern side of the Alps. You meet with the GeoPark ranger at the GeoTrail Laas at 10.15 am. From there you start an exciting treasure hunt. Equipped with treasure map and GPS device, the hunt leads through Austria’s only primeval forest where the search for sparkling precious stones in the refreshing brooklet starts. Getting an old village mill to work, bringing the mill wheel to run and stirring up plenty of mill dust is also part of the tour. Searching for the treasure chest beneath the old castle ruins at the Pittersberg is the highlight of this leisurely hiking tour. The tour ends with a little culinary refreshment at a nice, secluded rest area with far reaching views across the entire Upper Gailtal Valley. If you have enjoyed this hiking tour then you should continue your time travels at the Visitors‘ Centre of the GeoPark Carnic Alps. Many interesting facts can also be found in the booklet “History of the Earth” which is available for every child.
- Day of week: Friday
- Starting point: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm/ approx. 3 hours
- Price: Adult or child: € 23,-, Family (2/3/4 persons): € 41,- / € 59,- / € 75,-, each additional child € 12,-
- Requiremens: Sturdy footwear, protection against sun and rain as well as bringing some beverages along is recommended.
- Booking until Thursday 3.00 pm