Hiking and biking

Head for the mountains

Nassfeld is the perfect destination  for holidaymakers who enjoy spending time out and about in nature. The region is characterised by a diverse mixture of landscapes: mountains, valleys and crystal-clear lakes fed by spring water from the Carnic Alps. The region also has plenty to offer visitors with sporting ambitions, including a large network of trails for hikers and mountainbikers .

Cross-border action and adventure

The mountain landscape around Nassfeld, including the Carnic Alps and the Gailtal Alps, is home to many walks leading through lush meadows and via mountain huts up to craggy peaks. Or why not take a trip over the border to neighbouring Italy, which is just a few kilometres away and easy to reach on foot and by mountainbike?

Spectacular views and traditional food

Carinthia's dense network of hiking trails caters for all ages and fitness levels. Some of the most popular take visitors over the border into Italy, while others give adults and children the chance to scale the heights and look down on the region's lake and valleys from above. And while you are there, why not sample some local food in a traditional mountain hut? Those wishing to experience even more action on holiday can embark on a mountaineering adventure including rock climbing.

Paradise for hikers and climbers

Talking of climbing, holidays in Nassfeld are the ideal opportunity to discover the many via ferrata and rock climbing in the region, while those who prefer keeping their feet firmly on the ground will quickly realise why Carinthia is considered a paradise for hikers. However you decide to spend the day, one thing is for sure: a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Pressegger See lake is a great way to work up an appetite before dinner!

NEU: Den Karnischen Höhenweg neu erleben - Karnische Milchstraße

Der Abschnitt des Karnischen Höhenweges von der Wolayerseehütte bis Törl-Maglern wurde jetzt als „Karnische Milchstraße“ neu erlebbar gemacht. Entlang des Karnischen Höhenwegs liegen österreichische und italienische (Käse)-Almen, wie Sterne in der Landschaft und fügen sich zu sieben grenzüberschreitenden Sternbildern zusammen. Diese „Sternbild“-Wanderungen laden zu Tageswanderungen ein, auf denen viele Geschichten (nicht nur) über den berühmten Gailtaler Almkäse g.U erzählt werden.

Weitwanderweg "Karnische Milchstraße" - Karnischer Höhenweg

„Die Karnische Milchstraße" als das Beste aus dem Karnischen Höhenweg und den Sternbild-Wanderungen ist „Wandern in neuen Dimensionen“. 

Number one destination for mountainbiking in Carinthia

With 950 km of cycle paths and mountainbike trails, Nassfeld is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy getting out and exploring the local region on two wheels. The trails, which are divided into three categories according to difficulty, combine to form a dense network of well-maintained and clearly signposted routes taking riders to towns such as Villach, over the border into Italy and to some of the most picturesque sights in Carinthia.

Surprises aplenty for mountainbike enthusiasts

The large network of mountainbike trails that criss-crosses Carinthia contains a few surprises for riders wishing to try something new. One of these is the famous Lift & Bike Giro, a two-wheeled adventure that starts with a cable car ride up to 1900m altitude followed by a 11.7 km descent back into the valley. Other highlights in the region include:


  • e-bikes available for hire,
  • mountainbike transport,
  • interactive mountainbike trail guide,
  • cosy huts and snack stations,
  • family-friendly rides along the Gail river.


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