Hiking in Carinthia: more relaxing than ever
In the Nockberge Mountains of Austria, hiking is more than just a walk: it is an entire alpine wellness experience
Between the bathing paradises of the numerous Carinthian lakes and the main ridge of the Alps you’ll find the wonderful hiking area of Bad Kleinkirchheim. The Nockberge Mountains are a hidden gem for active holiday makers.
Mild slopes, romantic alpine meadows, clear blue mountain lakes and untouched nature – the Nockberge National Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Austria.
The choice of hiking trails in the Nockberge Mountains is diverse:
- Pleasant, cute towns and trails
- Hikes to inviting huts for an authentic local meal
- Mountain tours up to the 2,440 metre high Rosennock
- Speick hikes
All that blooms for you during your hike in Carinthia
The Speick plant has found a perfect plot of land on which to grow. It is only found on the picturesque slopes of the Nockberge Mountains. The herbal aroma of the plant has a stimulating, harmonising and relaxing effect, all at the same time. The Speick hikes are a true hiking and wellness inducing experience. In July and August the fresh aroma in the air is particularly noticeable. For tired feet you can experience the special Speick care stations: take off your shoes, place your legs in fresh mountain spring water and let your feet be massaged with special oil.
Circular walk to the Falkert
This walk starts in the car park at the Alte Schmiede craft museum in St. Oswald which offers insight into working life in times gone by. The footpath initially leads along a road to the Falkerthaus. From here, you follow footpath 11 past the Lärchenhütte before the route climbs gently up to the Hundsfeldscharte. Once here, follow footpath 109 on to the Falkert (2,308 m). The journey back follows footpath 12 via the Tanzboden and back to the start.
AT A GLANCE!
Altitude: 940 metres
Distance of route: 13,2 kilometres
Ride time: app. 6 hours
Tour difficulty: moderate level
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