The lightness of being at Lake Wörthersee is surely also due to the great variety of activities that the surrounding area has to offer. After we uninhibitedly discovered the secluded, cosy bays for ourselves and sent our thoughts away on holiday, we set out, following the waves.
We immerse ourselves in one of the loveliest outdoor arenas on the southern side of the Alps and draw inspiration from the spacious, unique natural landscape that invites us to discover it, whether gently or actively, metre by metre. The numerous events in the areas around the lake, which have long been recognised internationally, glamorously enrich the colourful setting.
Moving moments of happiness
Lake Wörthersee and the numerous other bathing lakes that have long made Carinthia famous as a bathing paradise are a true El Dorado when it comes to soaking up the sun and disappearing into pure natural idylls. The holiday programme includes Nordic walking, running, tennis, swimming, diving, sailing, surfing, fishing, canoeing and motor boating, and of course the wonderful activity of doing nothing at all. Just laisseefaire.
The flexible Alpe-Adria Golf Card enables golfing fans to tee off carefree in a dreamlike natural setting on the 22 most beautiful golf courses in Carinthia, Slovenia, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Enjoy yourself on scenically diverse golf courses equipped with various grades of difficulty. The fascinating natural world of three countries and the multifaceted, delectable cuisine of Alpe-Adria make your stay into an unforgettable golfing experience.
The southern side of the Alps guarantees enjoyable cycling at all paces. The Lake Wörthersee cycling lane runs right outside of your front door, and we ride comfortably along it around the largest lake in Carinthia with fantastic views. Cycling adventures can also be had – nestled between the mountains and lakes of Carinthia – on the nearby Lake Ossiach cycling lane, the Lake Millstatt cycling lane, the Central Carinthian Cultural Cycling Tour, or on the Via Carinzia.
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An especially colourful challenge awaits us on the 4-star premium cycle route of the Drava cycling lane, which takes us on a 366 km journey from the source of the Drava in Toblach, Italy to Maribor in Slovenia. The inns, service stations, adventure and rest areas along the Drava cycling lane guarantee carefree cycling enjoyment along the entire route.
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Boundless racing cycle routes
There are opportunities for racing cyclists in Carinthia, too. Countless routes with light traffic are waiting to be enjoyed to the full throughout the inspiring Carinthian natural setting. Our programme includes everything from alpine mountains to flat valleys and the shore of the warmest bathing lake in Austria. This is supplemented by stopovers at numerous points of interest and scenic lookouts, and naturally by routes over the borders into nearby Italy and Slovenia.
Mountain biking tour guide
The Nock Mountains of Carinthia, with their gentle mountains and lakes, are the ideal challenge for mountain bikers who want to go higher. There are around 1,400 km of mountain biking routes of all difficulty levels to tempt us. In the Carinthian and Gailtal Alps there are also about 800 km of marked mountain biking routes available, some of which cross the border into Italy. There is a lot going on for cyclists in the Lake Klopein / Southern Carinthia region itself. The highlight here is certainly Europe’s longest Flow Country trail on Petzen.
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The beach volleyball Grand Slam, the Ironman triathlon, the Carinthian Summer Music Festival and the Fête Blanche: Carinthia has always basked in its reputation as a favourite venue and stage for internationally famous athletic, cultural, and culinary events. Click here for more on events in Carinthia for summer 2016:
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Attractive excursion destinations
Adventurers can find many destinations worth seeing and experiencing in Carinthia. Artistic, wildly romantic, animal, noble, sporty, but with great views, like the Pyramidenkogel in Keutschach:
Anyone who would like to get an accurate picture of all the offerings in the region can climb the wooden observation tower, which at nearly 100 metres is the highest in the world. You can enjoy a 360° view of the entire Lake Wörthersee region from the 13 observation platforms. And of course from your new holiday idyll, which is positioned just diagonally opposite.
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Anyone who feels the urge to leave their mark in winter, will be surprised by the variety of activities that Austria’s southernmost state has to offer in the winter season. There are 31 skiing areas nearby in Carinthia and East Tyrol with a total of nearly 900 km of perfectly prepared slopes for all skill levels just waiting to be conquered. This includes Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner, the charming little village of Heiligenblut, and the Mölltal glacier, which offers year-round skiing.
You are less than 20 minutes away from your next parallel turn, for example on the Gerlitzen Alpe. Those who prefer a cosier and more secluded setting can choose between snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing, and ski touring in untouched deep snow paradises just waiting to be awakened. However, you cannot forget the sparkling skating paradises: Many Carinthian lakes become natural ice rinks that are smooth as glass in winter. Afterward, therapeutic relaxation beckons in the hideaway’s panoramic thermal springs and bathhouses, which are located right on the lake shore.