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Central Carinthia Holiday Region

Your holiday in Carinthia

Gentle hills, imposing mountains and palaces, as well as a pleasant, mild climate – All of this awaits you during your summer vacation or winter holiday in Carinthia. The colorful activity program in the picturesque Central Carinthia region appeals to big and small alike. Spend your winter getaway alpine skiing in the surrounding ski areas, such as the Simonhöhe, or perhaps cross-country skiing and even ice skating. During a summer vacation in Central Carinthia, you will experience the pure joys of hiking – the numerous trails captivate with their naturalness and moderate climbs. Idyllic lakes invite you to take a refreshing dip. Take all the time in the world just for yourself – Our Designer Holiday Home Architektenrundvilla Carinthia is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy life at its best.

A winter holiday to amaze you

Skiing holidays in the sunny south of Austria

Flattnitz (Glödnitz) ski area – 45 minutes away

  • 1,400 – 1,840 m elevation
  • 13 km piste, 1 gondola, 2 tows, 1 baby lift & a magic carpet for children
  • Children’s ski courses bookable for kids ages 3 and up
  • Friendly ski huts to enjoy well-earned refreshments (also reachable on foot, snowshoes or touring skis)

 

Saualpe – 45 minutes away

  • 1,650 – 1,780 m elevation
  • 2 tows & winter paradise for children

Simonhöhe – 50 minutes away

  • Small family ski area at 990 – 1,340 m elevation
  • 7 tows, 1 baby lift
  • Austrian Ski Association training piste with modern floodlighting system
  • Fairytale Forest Run & Kids’ Park
  • Fun events (Kids’ Saturday, Twilight Tobogganing,…)

 

Ski areas in neighboring Styria

  • Ski Grebenzen – St. Lambrecht – 40 minutes
  • Kreischberg ski area – 1 hour
  • Turracher Höhe ski area – 1 hour
Snowshoeing, Ice Sports, Cross-Country and more.
  • Cross-country skiing for beginners & experts: Ideal training conditions thanks to great snowmaking infrastructure, cross-country center in Flattnitz, full courses & one-on-one coaching bookable (also during the Christmas- and school holidays)
  • Popular ski tours in Central Carinthia: Haidnerhöhe in the direction of the Hirnkopfhütte, Wintertaler Summit Tour, Panorama Tour
  • Winter hiking & snowshoeing: moonlight winter hikes when there’s a full moon, refreshments at the Hirnkopfhütte until midnight, guided tours bookable
  • Ice skating close to Micheldorf: ice rinks on the main square in St. Veit, Längsee, Hörzendorfersee, Althofen ice rink, Weiss-Radler-Stopp ice rink

A Magical Summer Vacation

  • Landscape of gentle hills with many castles and palaces, perfect for leisurely bike rides
  • Clearly marked routes for pros and beginners
  • Special theme routes, e.g. the “Water Tour” alongside streams & lakes. Other themes include Culture, Energy, Enjoyment and even Tibet
  • Professionally guided tours possible
  • Bicycle & mountain E-bikes plus 4 tandem bikes (“Twizies”) available to rent (on the main square in St. Veit)
  • Intermediate tours (distances out & back): Norischer Radweg (ca. 15 km), Transromanica Tour 5 via Maria Wörth – Klagenfurt – Friesach (64 km), Görtschitztal Tour (48.9 km), Drau Tour (42 km), Neumarkt – St. Urban (ca. 70 km)
  • Difficult tours (distances out & back): Neumarkt Styria – St.Urban via Zirbitz & Water Path (82 km)
Hiking Tours in Central Carinthia
  • Four Mountains Path: Magdalensberg – Ulrichsberg – Veitsberg – Lorenziberg with many sightseeing attractions & refreshment opportunities along the way, duration: ca. 3 – 5 days
  • Water Adventure Path: Impressive, centuries-old canyon, ca. 7.5 km. Out and back: about 4 hours
  • Liebenfels Climbing Center: On the crags next to the Liebenfels ruins, 2,500 m2, ca. 70 m long & 40 m high, practice rock-climbing area & low-ropes course rated 1 – 7, Highlight is a 28 m-long swing, rock-climbing courses bookable for beginners and experienced climbers
  • Brückl Bouldering & Rock-Climbing Center: tower with 129 m2 climbing area & 10.5 m high, also a boulder box 75 m2
  • Seebichl-Kraig Climbing Center: overhanging marble wall in an old quarry, difficulty 5 – 8+
  • Pilgrimage Paths & Special Events featuring historical treasures, such as “Gurk Cathedral”, a museum honoring friend of the Dalai Lama Heinrich Harrer, Four-Mountain Run (50 km & 2,500 vertical meters), Metnitz Dance of Death
Golf, Water Sports,…
  • Jacques Lemans Golf Club St. Veit-Längsee: beautiful 18-hole course amid charming landscapes, driving range, putting green, practice bunker, golf school offering lessons & sampler days, restaurant
  • Althofen Recreation Center: 58 m-long slide, wildwater canal, adventure pool, lap pool, beach volleyball .. about 8 km away
  • Outdoor pool in Strassburg: 2 pools and large sunbathing area, playground, restaurant etc. – ca. 15 km away
  • Längsee swimming beach: slide, diving platform, boat rentals etc. – ca. 18 km away
  • Adventure pool & sauna facilities in St. Veit an der Glan: pool with wildwater canal, slides, diving area, lap pool, heated swimming pool, sauna facilities in the in- & outdoor areas with selection of saunas, infrared cabin, playground etc. – ca. 22 km away
  • Llama trekking in St. Oswald
  • Horseback riding: sampler courses, youth camps, carriage rides & indoor riding arenas at businesses in the region
  • Action sports, such as quadding, Laser Tournament,…

Day Trips & Sightseeing

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