Walking and Hiking in and around Carinthia.
We at Naturel love the mountains, what does not necessarily mean that a hiking holiday is just mountaineering. Quite the contrary: wonderful walkable trails without climbing sections are featured by the mountains of the Karawanks, the Carnic Alps, the Julian Alps and the Nockberge.
Trails suitable for pushchairs are situated right outside the hotel village, ideal also to run or go on Nordic walking tours. We recommend suitable hikes with or without children of all ages. We’ve tested all these hikes, included those for children aged 5 to 11.
But if you prefer beautiful summits, a via ferratas or even more there are great guides bringing you safely across the mountains and offering even courses like abseiling technique, climbing and more.
Every hike can be printed as a tour sheet. If you prefer using a hiking map you’ll find recommendations for appropriate maps on the tour sheet.
The Hikers’ Bus Keeps You Mobile
The special hikers’ bus keeps you mobile during your stay at lake Faaker See. For selected stages of the Alpe-Adria-Trail there’s the possibility for you to comfortably hike from A to B and we will bring you to the starting point of the hike and pick you up at the end.
Austrian Seal of Quality for Hiking
We are about to get the Austrian Seal of Quality for Hiking. This will allow us to amplify our hiking offer and we hope to officially hold in hands the seal by summer 2016. Time has come for your hiking holidays.
Alpine Guide Ule
Among the Naturel team we have many people who love to walk in the mountains. One of them also have the possibility to do that in a professional setting, those is Ule. You will hardly come by them and you won’t regret it.
Hiking Holidays, Pleasure Holidays, It’s Up To You.
Carinthia, the hikers’ paradise, captures with the impressive Karawanks and the Julian Alps in Italy and Slovenia emerging behind them and offering wonderful hiking tours.
In the immediate vicinity of the Naturel hotel villages there is also the Nature Park Dobratsch and the Nockberge mountains. Go on a pleasant walk around lake Faaker See or climb a summit of the Karawanks. Hiking here is very varied.
Don’t forget Ule, an institution of the hotel villages at lake Faaker See, who will explain you basics about local mountains in the surroundings and will guide you an several hiking days.
Hiking with Insiders’ Tip Quality
Free guided hikes – of different levels – are offered with the expert guidance of Adventure Guide Ule.
Erlebnis CARD Villach - adventure card
Additionally to the Naturel programme the ErlebnisCard offers programmes on 7 days a week from May to October. It really pays to join the programmes offered by professional guides. Get the card from the reception at your arrival.
Rock Climbing Centre, Via Ferrata, High Ropes Courses
The climbing mountain Kanzianiberg known among climbers also as “Kanz” attracts many climbing aficionados as being the biggest and most spectacular rock climbing centre of Carinthia. This mountain features over 300 routes and about 400 pitches and ranks among the best Austrian climbing centres. It’s just a few minutes by car away from the Naturel hotel villages.
Get your Climbing Certification during your Hotel Village Vacation
Take your certification with you to safely use all climbing centres at home or to secure your children during their first climbing experiences.
• Climbing Certification Top Rope, Level I for beginners
• Climbing Certification Lead Climbing, Level II for advanced
Both certifications can be achieved during your stay at lake Faaker See under guidance of a qualified mountain guide. Our partner, the Alpinschule 4 Jahreszeiten, will gladly give advice. Of course there are many other climbing activities for beginners, as families or for very ambitious climbers in the immediate surroundings of the Naturel hotel villages at lake Faaker See, for all those who would like to spend an active holiday.
King of Kanzi climbing festival - check it out!
High Ropes Course Hochhinauf Taborhöhe
Ideal for families are the high ropes courses at lake Faaker See, lake Ossiacher See and Gerlitzen. The High Ropes Course Hochhinauf also pays for its stunning view of lake Faaker See.
Kanzianiberg in Finkenstein
From easy to challenging, at Kanzianiberg everything is possible. Alpine schools like the one directed by Sepp Egarter, are at your disposal with their know-how and offer many courses. The reception team at Naturel hotel village will advise you if needed.
On Tour with a Mountain Guide
With our partner, the local alpine school, we organise alpine and climbing tours across the regional mountains. Once a week a regular table for mountain guides takes place at the hotel village.