Hiking in Carinthia
Breath-taking panorama guaranteed
Hikers and mountain enthusiasts will enjoy a varied array of activities during their hiking holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim. From the COOEE alpin Hotel Bad Kleinkirchheim you are in the midst of the most beautiful hiking tours in the Alps. New hiking challenges await you every day.
The Nock Mountains Biosphere Park, or the legendary Kaiserburg with its typical peculiar grey rock formations, are just a stone’s throw away. Here you find numerous one-day hiking trails, and also starting points for more demanding - perhaps even multi-day - hiking tours. Fans of mountaineering are also guaranteed to be highly satisfied. The Nock Mountains are one of the oldest mountain regions in Austria and are a paradise for diversity of animal species and plants. You are very likely to encounter cute marmots and enjoy the rare sight of plants such as the Speik, a strongly scented valerian unique to the area. Mountain lakes and mountain rivers provide refreshment.
HIKING IN THE NOCK MOUNTAINS, GUIDED MOUNTAINEERING - SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN!
Our guests can do whatever their heart desires - be it hiking over fragrant alpine meadows, a demanding climbing tour, or a multi-day mountain hike in a high alpine region. Long-distance hiking is very popular. The Alpe Adria Trail, with 43 stages over 750 km, leads through Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Guided ranger hikes are increasingly popular. An experienced mountain and hiking specialist can guide and support you, draw your attention to special places of interest, and bring you safely back down to the valley.
You can also make a strenuous hiking tour easier by taking the mountain railway. With the Brunnach National Railway and the Kaiserburg Railway you can reach the mountain top in no time, with zero effort and maximum comfort. Here you’ll also find the starting point for various hiking trails, such as the guided Speikwanderung, or a sunrise hike on the Falkert.
With the Region Card, the Hiking Thermal Spa Bus is available at no charge. The shuttle bus goes from Feld am See and stops at numerous bus stations in Bad Kleinkirchheim and St. Oswald.
HIKING HOLIDAY IN THE CULINARY PARADISE OF CARINTHIA
Mountaineering is hungry and thirsty work, so it makes sense to stop for a hearty snack in one of the many rustic alpine huts - some of which have been used for centuries - along the hiking trails. The huts on the mountains around Bad Kleinkirchheim lure visitors with tasty offers, alpine charm and warm hospitality. Sunshine and fantastic views are also included. Anyone who has tasted their freshly home-baked bread, homemade bacon, and fresh buttermilk will be sure to return here for a hike.
Hiking in Bad Kleinkirchheim - pleasure for the whole family!
Bad Kleinkirchheim in the heart of Austria is number 1 for many great activities, but when it comes to hiking, the little town in the middle of the picturesque Nockberge mountains presents itself once again from its most beautiful side! A true paradise opens up for outdoor enthusiasts, which can be experienced particularly intensively by foot. Here, hiking fans and mountaineers quickly fall for the extraordinary flair of the mild giants of Bad Kleinkirchheim and can spend a summer holiday hiking in Austria. Over 160 different hiking trails in Bad Kleinkirchheim offer fantastic tours for experienced hikers as well as beginners. Here the hiking trail winds its way through the green shining alpine meadows, there the path runs along a crystal-clear mountain stream. Pure nature and fresh air await you on your next adventure through the mountain landscape in Bad Kleinkirchheim!
Moreover, Bad Kleinkirchheim is optimally suited for hikers. Before you start your tour, you can have a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants in the village or take a break on a beautiful mountain pasture. If necessary, you can also find hiking maps and hiking equipment in Bad Kleinkirchheim so that you are optimally prepared for your hike.
Starting point in front of the Hotel
Right from our hotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim you can start the first great hiking tours. For example, the medium-difficulty trail to the "Wöllaner Nock" invites you to a hiking tour of about 13 kilometres. Passing splashing brooks you will reach the Wöllaner Nock after the approximately 4-hour hike from Bad Kleinkirchheim. From there you have a wonderful view of the idyllic valley. This route is particularly recommended between May and October and there are no equipment requirements for this hike. Simply start at the Kaiserburgbahn and at the end of the hike you can take the Kaiserburgbahn back down into the valley! On the way you can stop at the Kaiserburg Restaurant and enjoy the fabulous view of the mountain landscape while enjoying Kaiserschmarrn and other delicacies.
Hiking near the Hotel
Another highly recommended hike is the Haidenbach circular trail. After a 9-minute drive by car from our hotel, you will reach the starting point and start a hike of about 22 kilometres through breathtaking scenery. This hike is definitely not the easiest, as it is quite long for a day hike and requires a good physical condition of the hiker. However, the tour is definitely worth it! Fragrant alpine meadows, intensely blue glowing foxglove (caution: poisonous!) and a great view at the summit attract hiking enthusiasts to the trail from Haidenbach over the Lichteben.
Gastronomic hike through the biosphere park
The biosphere park in the Nockberge mountains also offers unique impressions of the alpine world and you will be rewarded with impressive panoramas that are guaranteed to give you warm feelings. With a bus you can easily reach different starting points for hikes between June and September. Four times a week the Hiking-Thermen-Bus transports guests from Bad Kleinkirchheim to the Biosphere Park and back again.
There are many routes through the biosphere park worth mentioning. An easy to medium-difficulty route leads here, for example, from the Nockalm Road through a Swiss stone pine forest to the Tangenerhütte or Stangalmhütte mountain huts. Specially produced camembert and homemade bacon are the crowning glory of the hike.
Hikes for everyone
In Bad Kleinkirchheim hiking with children is also no issue. After all, the Nockberg region is not only promising for old-established mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts! In addition to the easy routes, you can opt for an explicit family hike. The degree of difficulty can also be mastered by smaller children and ensures fun and enjoyment. On the way to the Pfannock you will pass a nature adventure park, which brings children a little closer to the mysterious world of nature. A very special Carinthian experience that enriches the family holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim!
Moreover, the Heidi Alm is an absolute tip for a day trip with children. From the Alm you can start other child-friendly hikes in the Nockberge mountains or you can spend the day with the exciting play facilities of the Heidi Park in the middle of the beautiful scenery of the Nockberge mountains.
Whether you arrive with children, family or friends - hiking is fun in Bad Kleinkirchheim in every constellation! Let your thoughts drift and your soul relax while hiking is good for you and brings relaxation and activity into your summer holiday. Our hotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim is ideally located in the middle of the mountains and offers you many starting points for your next outdoor adventure!
Length 9,0 km
Easy hike to the Speikskulptur
Ascent: 365 hm, Descent: 365 hm
Length 11,2 km
Biosphere Park Nockberge-Hiking Trail
Difficult hike to the highest elevation in the Nockberge
Ascent: 904 hm, Descent: 899 hm
Length 7,8 km
Family hike in St. Oswald
Family-friendly round tour with magnificent views
Ascent: 292 hm, Descent: 292 hm
Length 7,6 km
Round hike Klomnock
Hike through the Nockberg mountains
Ascent: 491 hm, Descent: 491 hm