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Summer activities in our area

Summer activities in our area

Paradise for hikers

A paradise for mountaineers

Hiking enthusiasts are truly spoilt for choice in Nassfeld, a region with so many paths and trails that it is impossible to explore them all during just one holiday. Attractions include themed hiking routes, geotrails, long-distance walks, summit ascents, circular hikes, rock climbing and walks over the border into neighbouring Italy. Nassfeld's location between mighty peaks and glistening lakes makes it the ideal starting point for exploring the network of over 1000 km of hiking trails in the sunny south of Carinthia. 

A fascinating natural landscpe

A major part of Carinthia's popularity as a hiking destination is the hugely diverse geology to be found in the region. Lush green meadows contrast with rocky peaks, wide valleys and sparkling lakes. Two major Alpine chains, the Gailtal Alps and the Carnic Alps, run across Nassfeld and are both easily accessible on foot or by bike. The region's proximity to the famous Dolomites is also reflected in the landscape, which attracts many pilgrims, long-distance hikers, climbers, walkers and mountaineers. A number of hikes last several days and include overnight stays in Alpine huts.


Journeys of discovery on two wheels

Bike rides are a great way to explore Nassfeld and get to know the flora and fauna that make this region so special. A comprehensive network of trails and cycle paths measuring 950 km makes it easy to get around and experience the natural beauty that the province of Carinthia in the south of Austria has to offer. 

Alpine adventures for everyone

Cycling in the south-west of Carinthia has much to offer riders of all abilities, whether alone, with friends or as a family. There are many flat rides along the banks of the Gail river, around the local lakes and even as far as Villach. Trains are available for the return journey until Hermagor. 

Tip! Visitors can hire an e-bike and let the chain take the strain!

Lifts & cable cars in Nassfeld

Take the easy way into the mountains!

The modern cable cars and lifts in Nassfeld mean that it could not be easier to travel into the Carnic Alps during the warm summer months. Holidaymakers and daytrippers can use the Millennium Express cable car, the Gartnerkofel and the Madritschen chairlift to travel up into the mountains and look down on Carinthia's beautiful lakes and valleys from above as they breathe in the fresh air. Those wishing to embark on a trip to Italy can take the cable car up and walk just a few kilometres over the border to the village of Pontebba.

Our Nassfeld mountain railways have been awarded!

The “Best Austrian Summer Mountain Railways“ is a unique alpine-wide initiative which has been awarding mountain railways for excellent mountain experiences with guaranteed quality for the past 10 years. The certified summer mountain railways provide exciting offers for families as well as action-packed adventures, culinary moments of delight, far-reaching panoramic views and nature experiences.

Mountaincoaster "Pendolino"

High-speed fun for children and adults

A ride on the Pendolino, the longest mountaincoaster in Carinthia, is a memorable experience for all the family.

The 2 km rollercoaster descends 400 vertical metres on its way down from the top of the cable car to the Tressdorfer Alm. Each of the coaster cars is fitted with a brake, meaning that riders can control their speed at all times. A great activity that children and adults will love!

Kids of the age 7 can ride the mountaincoaster alone. 
< 7 years can only ride with their parents.

Golf course Nassfeld Golf

The perfect backdrop for(e) golf!

The Carnic Alps form the ideal setting for the golf course "Nassfeld Golf" and its 18-hole course combining modern design with typically Carinthian flair. There are few more spectacular views when teeing off than the lush vegetation around the course giving way to rolling hills and craggy peaks. The courses and facilities, covering a total area of 70 hectares, include:

  • an 18-hole championship course,
  • a six-hole practice course (par 3),
  • a pitch & chip area,
  • a 270 m driving range,
  • a 1.000 m² putting green,
  • a clubhouse, restaurant/bar
  • golf school

Get your motor running!

Two-wheeled adventures in Nassfeld-Pressegger See

Located in the border region between Austria, Italy and Slovenia, the town of Hermagor is a paradise for motorcycle enthusiasts. The nearby Gailtal, Gitschtal and Lesachtal Valleys, the Weissensee lake and the Carnic and Gailtal Alps form a stunning backdrop to a region known as a biker's heaven thanks to its twisting mountain roads, crystal-clear lakes and many biker-friendly hotels and hostels.

Motorcycle adventures in Nassfeld-Pressegger See

Nassfeld-Pressegger See is the perfect starting point for motorbike adventures over the border into Italy and Slovenia. The twisty mountain roads leading over high-altitude passes are the stuff of dreams for bikers, with some routes taking riders quite literally from the mountains to the sea. The Dolomites, Karawanks, Carnic Alps, Julic Alps or even the highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner, can all be easily reached from Nassfeld.

Lake & fly fishing

Cast off in crystal-clear waters

Fish need clean water, intact nature and plenty of space in order to grow, reproduce and stay healthy. The Nassfeld-Pressegger See fulfils all of these criteria, so it is no surprise that the region's lakes and rivers are full of many different species.

Heaven for fishing enthusiasts

There are many different species of fish in the lakes and rivers in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region, including brown trout as well as more challenging fish to catch such as pike and the rare Danube salmon (anglers require a special permit to catch Danube salmon).

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Published 13-03-2020 / Copyright © Sonntagshof