Hiking holidays in Carinthia

The Outdoorpark Oberdrautal region is located in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park region at the foot of the Großglockner and offers 300 km of hiking trails from 600 m to over 2,700 m above sea level for a hiking holidays in Carinthia. Enjoy the diverse nature in Carinthia: Meadows, forests, floodplains, gorges, waterfalls, adventure hiking trails, mountain lakes, alpine pastures and mountain peaks. There is something for everyone.

The Glocknerhof as a base for hiking holidays in Carinthia
Sunny location on a green slope at the foot of the Emberger Alm, wellness and good cuisine in the house, maps, hiking tips, guided hikes, numerous walking and hiking trails at all altitudes.

Hiking trails, walking trails, adventure trails for families
Something for everyone – from easy family hikes to hiking tours lasting several hours with mountain peaks and mountain lakes for passionate hikers. Let yourself be spoiled at the alpine huts!

Hiking in the Kreuzeckgruppe

In the Outdoorpark Oberdrautal you have all possibilities to explore nature. The offer ranges from walks to smaller and larger hikes to climbing tours and canyoning. Take advantage of the ideal starting point between Kreuzeckgruppe (Hochtristen, Scharnik), Gailtaler Alps (Reißkofel, Jauken), the Weissensee and the Lienzer Dolomites. Our reception and the local tourist office will be happy to inform you.

Our offer:
Hiking on holidays

All inclusive: good recommendations, weekly Senso hike and children up to eight years stay free of charge in the double room of parents, up to 13 years at half price. In larger rooms, such as studios, suites and in the cottage, children up to five years have free stay. More about prices and offers from Glocknerhof.

Carinthia – worth a trip!

Hiking holidays with family in Carinthia

In the near vicinity of the Hotel Glocknerhof, nature offers a variety of walking and hiking opportunities for families as well as for the experienced mountain enthusiast. Weekly the Glocknerhof offers a free Senso hike through the village. During the summer months there is a weekly fossil hunt in the Ochsenschlucht (gorge) – an adventure for the whole family!

Challenging hikes and hiking guides
If it can be a bit more challenging, we recommend Waltraud’s guided hikes to the mountain peaks and also the regular sunrise hike. Maps and recommendations for your own tours are available at the reception.

Top destinations for families

Great ideas for trips together

  • Ochsenschlucht & Gaislochklamm (gorges)
  • Water adventure trail Greifenburg
  • Emberger Alm: Naßfeldriegel, starting point of the paragliders, walking path to the Oberberger Alm
  • Weissensee: boat trip on the Weissensee, boat rental Domenig, adventure farm Tschabitscher
  • Drau cycle path R1, more about cycling
  • Via ferrata Pirkner Klamm: rental equipment at Drausport and Bäckerei Egger, more about climbing
  • Moosalm near Lienz: Osttirodler (Alpine Coaster, summer toboggan run) and petting zoo
Top hiking destinations in the Drau Valley

Alpine pastures, peaks and mountain lakes

  • Emberger Alm: Einsee, Zweiseen, Hochtristen, Knoten, Hohe Gränten, Naßfeldriegel
  • At the foot of the Reißkofel: Comptonhütte, Waisacheralm
  • Leppner Alm: Griebitsch Alm, Knappensee, Mokarspitze, Scharnik with Lamnitzsee (lake)
  • Gaugen: Passing the slope sailing area Gaugen to the Tolzer and to the summit of Gaugen
  • Weissensee: Naggler Alm, Alm hinterm Brunn, Gajacher Alm, Weiße Wand
  • Jauken: the distinctive mountain peaks from the Glocknerhof logo
  • Oberdrauburg: Hochstadel
  • Dölsach: Roanerhütte with Strasskopf, Ederplan
  • Lavant: Rauchkofel, Dolomitenhütte, Karlsbaderhütte

Award: Hiking village Berg im Drautal

“In Berg bin i gern” – this is the motto of our holidays, which was awarded by “Austria’s hiking villages”. holidays, nature, sports and life are the focus. The hiking village Berg im Drautal offers marked hiking trails for all levels, guided hikes, many refreshment stops and is also easy to reach by train.

Sensopark – Discover your senses!
In order to properly understand nature and the environment again, the “Sensopark” was created in Berg im Drautal. On five Senso hikes, people should learn to recognize nature with all their senses. For this purpose, the paths were supplemented with meditative exercises for body and soul. The Sensopark is the counterpart to the Outdoor Park with all its active sports.

The five meditative paths of the Sensopark

All paths at a glance

  • The Paracelsus-Weg
  • The Johann Hufnagel-Weg
  • The 17-Kräuter-Weg
  • The Gartenkofelweg
  • The Gnoppnitzbachweg

Running, Jogging & Nordic Walking
For those who like to take a more athletic approach, there are flat as well as hilly running routes for the most diverse types of running, jogging or Nordic walking directly from the hotel – optionally on gravel, forest floor, meadow or asphalt. Every type of runner will find the perfect surface here. For Nordic Walking a trainer including walking sticks can be booked. Running competitions are held regularly in the Drau Valley, such as the annual Emberger Alm mountain run.

Water adventure trail Greifenburg

The water trail along the Gnoppnitzbach is a varied adventure hiking trail for families. The walk is divided into many lovingly designed stations. The roaring waters of the torrent make for great soundscapes. The water adventure trail is always worth a trip – even with a stroller!

Tip: Refreshment options in the village
The Buschenschenke Hupfa with Nadja and Florian Niedermüller invites you to stop for a bite to eat in the middle of the vineyard at 1,000 meters above sea level. With a snack and a glass of wine, you can enjoy the view of the valley even better. All products come from our own farm or neighboring Slow Food producers. Recommendation: weekly guided tours of the vineyard, also suitable for groups.

Everything for the perfect hiking holidays ...

  • Good starting point for a wide variety of hikes
  • The Glocknerhof as a comfortable retreat between hikes
  • Maps and good recommendations
  • Cleaning facilities, drying room
  • Guided hikes, hiking guide
  • Moor healing tread bath: refreshing tread bath to cool the feet after the hiking tour


Other activities in Carinthia

And what else can you do? Here you can find information about all activities and sports at the Glocknerhof and in the surrounding area.

All activities in the Drau Valley with practical search function. Summer and winter, in the hotel and in the surrounding area, for adults but also for families with children. Have fun discovering!

Hotel for holidays in Carinthia

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Offers for families

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Pool with water slide


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Drau cycle path

suitable for families

Family holidays in the snow

Glocknerhof in winter

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