Hiking in Villach & its surroundings

for Slow Trail fans, hikers and climbers

Slow and steady wins the race. After all, it is your holiday so you’re allowed to take it easy. Have you heard of the Villach Slow Trail to the Bleistätter Moor? These gentle hikes bring you back to nature and its roots. Slow trails are dedicated to taking it easy – a sort of “slow mo” instead of “high speed”. 

The easy circular trail begins at the bike path by the “Stone House” by architect Domenig. You’ll observe a variety of bird species and will be treated to wonderful views. You can also combine the hike with a boat trip from the Ossiach monastery back to the “Stone House”.

Hiking aRound lake Ossiach

Feel alive in the great outdoors

The mountains around Villach feature an exciting combination of beautiful hiking trails, high summits and excellent regional food. The most famous and popular mountain is the Gerlitzen Alpe. Because the Carinthians love life, they are always ready for a good time – even at a thousand metres above sea level! The HüttenKult event takes place every year at the beginning of autumn. This is a combination of hiking, culinary delights and tonnes of the typical Carinthian love of life. Traditional chalets draw visitors with excellent local cuisine and the best international delicacies.

heaven for mountain climbers

Villach and its surroundings

Villach is a wonderful destination for active holidays and adrenaline junkies. Hit trails that are well-known all around the world. We can recommend the following for your hiking holiday in Villach, Austria:

  • Gerlitzen
  • Mittagskogel
  • Finsterbach waterfalls near the Hotel eduCARE in Treffen
  • Verditz-Schwarzsee region
  • Dobratsch Nature Park

A day at the climbing garden

Climbing in the treetops

Kanzianiberg is known as one of the best climbing areas. The Alpenverein alpine association has arranged numerous via ferratas and routes of all levels – easy, intermediate and difficult – in the Karawanken Mountain, making it suitable for the entire family. Your hard work will pay off when you reach the top – enjoy the incredible views of Carinthia’s mountains and lakes. You can also find climbing specials, climbing for kids and even a zipline. Ask us at the Hotel eduCARE for tips and more information on climbing in and around Villach!

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