Hiking holiday in the Nockberge
of Carinthia in the climatic health resort Bad Kleinkirchheim

Discover the Carinthian Alps

From the Alpe Adria Trail to Nock/Art and hiking with the whole family – the Nockberge biosphere reserve offers enjoyable walking for everyone.

The Nockberge biosphere reserve area ranges between 1050 and 2500 metres in altitude. Rolling mountain formations and the undulating peaks of the Nockberge with alpine herbs, clear mountain air, a breathtaking panorama as far as Italy and Slovenia, as well as a wealth of fauna and flora characterise the hiking area of the Nockberge biosphere reserve. 1000 kilometres of signposted hiking trails of all difficulty levels, relaxation hammocks, over 40 mountain chalets serving excellent Carinthian delicacies and the mild climate on the south side of the Alps guarantee a top-class hiking holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim in Carinthia.

The pristine mountain landscape, the chalets serving refreshments, mountain farms and crystal clear mountain streams ensure that you can wind down. On a hiking holiday in Carinthia you will be sure to leave everyday life behind and really switch off!

Nock/Art – a walk-through work of art in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria

To say it in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's words:

"You have only truly been where you have been on foot."

Sport and nature experiences combined with art and culture. You can explore the Kirchheim valley on six special nock/art walking routes, from a leisurely stroll to exciting mountain peak tours. The total of 63 kilometres are lined with works of art by renowned international artists, designed to stimulate a change of perspective. At the reception of Hotel Prägant, a booklet is available with all the nock/art walks and detailed information about the project. A wealth of signposts and a colour-coded guiding system for the various walks give you assurance during the tours.

Tip: you can set out from the hotel doorstep on the Kirchheim valley circuit.

Alpe Adria Trail – long-distance hiking trail from Carinthia through Slovenia to Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The long-distance trail links the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in 43 stages stretching approx. 750 km. You start at the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, Großglockner, and explore the most beautiful Carinthian mountain region and lakes as far as the tri-border region. From there, the trail continues through Italy and Slovenia as far as the Adriatic. Four stages of the impressive Alpe Adria Trail run through the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve. The stages can be walked in sequence or as individual stages. Either way, you will get to know the unique nature setting of the Carinthian Nockberge with all its beauty.

Walks with the family in the Nockberge – of all difficulty levels

Families with children appreciate the Nockberge as a family hiking area due to the undulating mountains, where you can even take a pushchair on some stretches! A further advantage on a hiking holiday at Hotel Prägant in Bad Kleinkirchheim: the Sonnenschein Card is included in the room rate. You can therefore use the Bad Kleinkirchheim and St. Oswald cable cars at a reduced price!

Tip for you: every week there are walks to the most beautiful places in the Nockberge, accompanied either by the Prägant host family themselves or by highly qualified biosphere reserve rangers.

Start planning your holiday now! Send us your enquiry and look forward to your hiking holiday in Carinthia, Austria – the natural backdrop of the Nockberge will be sure to impress you!