Hiking holiday in Carinthia

Hiking holidays on the shores of Lake Wörthersee

Hills, mountain peaks, and Lake Wörthersee invite you to hike, stroll, enjoy.  The Austrian province of Carinthia harbours many attractions that are best explored on foot. Lush forests, lakeside promenades, summits just waiting to be conquered... this is where hiking becomes an adventure!

From Lake Wörthersee to the Old Town

  • 4.6 km in one directon
  • Duration: approx. 1.25 h
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Wörthersee Rundwanderweg

  • 53,5 km round tour
  • divided into individual stages
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Kreuzbergl Wandertour

  • 9.2 km in one direction
  • Duration: approx. 2.5 h
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From the Europapark to Krumpendorf

  • 7.5 km round tour
  • Duration: approx. 2h
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Trail walk through the Klagenfurter vineyard to Pörtschach

  • 21.8 km in one direction
  • Duration: approx. 4h
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Leisure hiking in Carinthia

The natural setting of Carinthia was made for unwinding. Here, in Austria’s sunny south, is the perfect place for enjoying nature with all the senses. If the great outdoors is your thing, Carinthia is the place for you.

The region around Lake Wörthersee abounds with mountain peaks of varying levels of difficulty, with something for every taste and level of fitness. From short strolls to extensive tours, hiking in Austria guarantees moments of unadulterated bliss. Prepare to be enchanted by this magical setting!


Wörthersee Rundwanderweg (round tour)

On 62 kilometres, the classic Wörthersee round tour takes you all the way round Carinthia’s most popular lake in four stages. Hiking in the glorious light of the south: That’s what this route is all about. Enjoy its unique natural setting from April until the end of the year. At the end of each stage, take a dip in the lake to cool down!

Wörthersee Sonnenwanderung (solstice hike)

The Wörthersee Sonnenwanderung is all about adventure. This is one of Austria’s most popular hiking events where a group of Wörthersee enthusiasts walks towards the rising sun in the night from Saturday to Sunday during the period of the summer solstice.

The hike takes place over 31km on two routes, the Wörthersee Rundwanderweg and the Wörthersee Halbdistanz, and offers an exciting programme on top of the hiking itself:

  • Spectacular fire show
  • Druids’ potion from a copper cauldron near the Schlosshotel Velden
  • Sunrise from the Pyramidenkogel viewing platform
  • Dip in the lake
  • Energy session with DJ in Pirk

The golden days of autumn - perfect for hiking

Lake Wörthersee is known for its golden autumn days. During the Indian summer, you can enjoy the free programme and golden sunlight for four weeks. From 30 September until 1 November, Lake Wörthersee shows itself from its calm, tranquil side that is highly attractive to visitors.

With the Wörthersee Plus Card, you can join guided, free hikes during this period – always from Wednesday to Sunday and with certified hiking guides. Four easy leisure hikes are on offer, as well as an alpine route on the Dobratsch.

Visit the Seepark Wörthersee Resort and enjoy the golden days of autumn in a region that was made for hiking!

What hiking paths are there around Lake Wörthersee?

From Lake Wörthersee to the Old Town

  • 4.6 km each way
  • Duration (strolling speed): 1.15 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Also suitable for runners

Kreuzbergl hiking tour - from the city to the lake

  • 9.2 km each way
  • Duration (strolling speed): 2.30 h
  • Level of difficulty: intermediate

From the Europapark to Krumpendorf

  • 10.60 km round trail
  • Duration (strolling speed): 2.00 h
  • Level of difficulty: intermediate

Trail walk through the Klagenfurt vineyard to Pörtschach

  • 21.8 km each way
  • Duration (strolling speed): 4.05 h
  • Level of difficulty: difficult

Wörthersee round tour (Rundwanderweg) Stage from Klagenfurt to Pörtschach

  • 18.8 km each way
  • Duration (strolling speed): 6:22 h
  • Level of difficulty: intermediate

Wörthersee round tour - stage from Reifnitz to Klagenfurt

  • 11 km each way
  • Duration (strolling speed): 03:30 h
  • Level of difficulty: intermediate

With the Seepark Wörthersee Resort hiking package, you may enjoy a one-of-a-kind hiking holiday. In the evening, the 3-course Move & Relax menu is served in our Restaurant Laguna. On the 900 square metre wellness area of our hotel, you can either soothe your aching muscles or work out for your next tour! A hiking map and a drink bottle await at check-in.

What’s the most picturesque walk from Lake Wörthersee to the Old Town?

A leisurely stroll will take you directly from the lake to the well-known Old Town of Klagenfurt. Your starting point is the Maria Loretto peninsula, from where hiking trail no. 14 runs along the Lend canal. The beautiful Old Town of Klagenfurt is an absolute highlight and offers lots of opportunities for recharging your batteries.

What routes are suitable for hiking with children?

Lake Wörthersee is the perfect backdrop for planning hiking tours with children. The green hills and perfectly maintained hiking paths around the lake are perfect for little feet! Hiking with the family works best on varied routes, and the many lakes, adventure trails and playgrounds are bound to keep young hikers interested.

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