Hiking holidays in Austria
Over the gentle hills of the Nockberge mountains and in the climatic health resort Bad Kleinkirchheim
The Nockberge biosphere park is situated between altitudes of 1,050 and 2,500 m. Softly rolling mountains and hills covered with alpine herbs, crisp mountain air, a breathtaking panorama with views stretching as far as Italy and Slovenia and an exceptional fauna and flora make the Nockberge national park a popular hiking destination. 1,000 kilometers of sign-posted hiking trails of all levels of difficulty, relaxing hammocks, more than 40 serviced mountain huts offering delicious Carinthian specialties as well as the mild climate on the southern side of the Alps ensure hiking holidays of superb category in Bad Kleinkirchheim in Carinthia.
Unspoiled pristine mountain landscape, serviced mountain huts, farms and crystal-clear mountain brooks help visitors to decelerate and leave hectic modernity behind during a hiking holiday in Carinthia!
The gently shaped Nockberge area is highly popular among families with children as some trails can even be hiked with prams! Another advantage of hiking holidays with the Harmony’s hiking hotel Prägant in Bad Kleinkirchheim is the Kärnten Card included in the room rate enabling its holders to free and unlimited use of the mountain cable cars of Bad Kleinkirchheim and St. Oswald! The Nockalmstrasse road is another rewarding hiking destination. The normally toll-charged panoramic road can be accessed for free with the included Kärnten Card.
Special tip –there are hiking tours to the most scenic spots of the Nockberge mountains on offer each week, accompanied by the host family Prägant.
For your hiking holidays in Carinthia we recommend the following hiking equipment:
- Sturdy shoes, preferably mountain boots with ankle protection
- Rain gear
- Breathable underwear
- Hat or head covering
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Hiking backpack (in your room on a free loan basis)
- First aid kit and blister plaster
- Binoculars – maybe you’ll spot a marmot?
- Hiking snack with energy bar and more important something to drink
- Hiking and Nordic walking poles (available for free at the hotel)
Alpine rose, Speick valerian and the herbs of the Nockberge mountains
In spring the alpine rose is in full flower in the Nockberge mountains –this pink bed of roses throughout the hiking area is a sight to be seen. That’s spring in the Carinthian mountains and you are sure never to forget the picture of the beautiful spread of various alpine herbs! There are also regularly scheduled herbal walks with our expert Elisabeth Mitter on offer, providing a fascinating insight into the blooming and fragrant local mountain herbs!
Furthermore the Nockberge mountains are the natural habitat of a very rare delicate plant: the inconspicuous little Alpine Speick valerian with exceptional stimulating and, at the same time, harmonizing and soothing properties that also flowers in spring. The plant extracts whose strong fragrance fills the alpine air in autumn is used for the production of high-quality Speick natural cosmetic products. Take the opportunity and enjoy the harmonizing effects of this valerian plant during treatments with exclusive Speick natural cosmetic products in the Harmony’s hotel Prägant. Find out more about the true Speick plant!
Enjoy your hiking holidays in Carinthia – the natural scenery of the Nockberge mountains will astound you!