Hiking and Trekking on lake Faaker See

Hiking and Trekking Tours in region of Lake Faak (Faaker See)

You can start your hike or walk directly opposite our campsite in the Lake Faaker See Natur Aktiv Parklandscape conservation area. Here on several trails you can not only enjoy the newly designed fitness course, but also the forest and nature. The fitness course comprises around 20 unique stations, such as a small trampoline on the forest floor and a small climbing wall. A highlight for adults and children. Further information, map

TaborTabor Hiking Trail (easy)

From the Tabor you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Faaker See. The Tabor is around 5 km from our campsite. A forest road takes you to the summit, where adventurous guests can try out the high ropes course. If this hike is too short for you, you can take the 11.8 km circular trail around Lake Faaker See, which includes an ascent to the Taborhöhe.

1504692608 region villach tourismus franz gerdl fuchsfährte 6 bea HPFuchsfährte (Fox Trail), start: Hotel Schönleitn, Oberaichwald (easy)

On the newly designed Fox Trail, younger guests will find seven exciting stops which make hiking fun again. The little fox Fidelius urgently needs help. Frieda the goose has disappeared, and he is being blamed. Who will help him find the goose? Along the Fox Trail there are exciting questions to be solved and you can meet your friends, the animals who live in the forest, the water and the field. In Oberaichwald you can enjoy the petting zoo and relax in the giant family hammock.

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This hiking trail offers a choice between a 3- or 4-kilometre route, with adventure stations made from local wood species with the sonorous names Dragon’s Rest, Hubertus Spring, Magic Spring, Place of Many Puzzles, and Pool of Tears. You can walk the trail barefoot to feel the forest floor under your feet. It is rare to feel this close to nature! Looking for an adventure? Nature lovers can discover the forest when they follow the trail of Hubertus the stag and Woroun the dragon, who takes his name from the Worounitza, a crystal-clear stream that flows from the Karawanken into Lake Faaker See. There are tricky puzzles to solve along the way. An experience for all the family, and best of all it is only 4 km from our campsite!

1394185764 mittagskogel09 KopieHike to the Bertahütte and to the Mittagskogel, the King of the Karawanken (moderate to difficult)

From the Hotel Mittagskogel in Ledenitzen, this trail slowly ascends as it leads through the forest to the romantic Bertahütte lodge (approximately 2 hours) which serves food and drink. The ascent from here to the Mittagskogel is a real challenge, so please take climbing boots with you. The view from the top is sensational!

Hike to the Rotschitza waterfall and the fixed rope route 

This hike starts on the Baumgartnerhöhe above Finkenstein Castle. Simply follow the “Wasserfall” (waterfall) sign. After around 45 minutes uphill (forest floor, then stony), the very idyllic route leads through the forest alongside the Rotschitza stream to the impressive waterfall. A great scene for photos! If you enjoy climbing, the fixed rope route (level of difficulty B/C, moderately difficult) starts right alongside the waterfall and offers a spectacular view of Lake Faaker See. Climbing harness, helmet and climbing boots required. 

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If you would like to experience even more waterfalls, you can do so in Sattendorf, which is the starting point for the Finsterbach waterfalls. After a short ascent, it is a comfortable 1.5 km to the three waterfalls. 

Circular forest trail: an unhurried hiking trail through the forested Dobrova landscape

Hike from the tourist office in Drobollach into the romantic forested Dobrova landscape. The trail leads along slightly hilly forest paths towards St. Stefan/Finkenstein. In front of the church in St. Stefan follow the road towards Höfling, then continue to the Faaker Moor. Shortly before the Restaurant Schindelstube the trail heads back into the forest towards Drobollach, then meets up with the main road again shortly before Drobollach. A small field path leads back to the starting point.

Kaernten BurgarenaFinkensteinHuking besides Lake Faaker See: from the mountain to the ruined Finkenstein Castle (moderately difficult)

From the tourist office in Faak am See, take the Alpe-Adria-Trail to Pogöriach and on towards Finkenstein. A forest path leads to the edge of Finkenstein village, and from there around the Kanzianiberg, a paradise for climbers. Here you will also find the water adventure trail, where you can cool off a little. From the Kanzianiberg the hiking trail leads uphill again to the ruined Finkenstein Castle, with a glorious view of Lake Faaker See and the surrounding mountains. The ruins of Finkenstein Castle are the venue for events every summer. A forest path leads from the ruins and back to Pogöriach and Faak am See.

1351611743 moor03 HP1 st Bleistätter Moor Slow Trail: the family experience hiking trail in the European conservation area

Slow trails are short hiking trails featuring special natural sites. Slow motion applies here rather than high speed. Enjoy a relaxed walk through the Bleistätter Moor, the conservation area around the estuary of the River Tiebel, where you can watch over 100 bird species, bats, butterflies, and with a bit of luck even the industrious beavers in their natural habitat. 2 versions of this 7.1 km long, flat hiking trail are available to enjoy. It leads amongst idyllic relaxation areas with benches, hammocks and especially beautiful viewing platforms. How about a spot of birdwatching from the special birdwatching tower?

Dobratsch circular hiking trail: wildlife watching

You can discover the natural environment around Villach’s local mountain, the Dobratsch, in 4 one-day stages (4-6 hours). The route leads from Warmbad-Villach via Bad Bleiberg, Nötsch im Gailtal, Feistritz im Gailtal, Hohenthurn and Arnoldstein and back to Warmbad-Villach again. A guided wildlife watching tour is especially fascinating for all the family.

Taster Hiking Trail

Starting from the Gipfelhaus Gerlitzen (a mountain lodge right on the summit at 1,911 metres above sea level) the hike leads downhill towards the Klösterle Hütte lodge at 1,000 metres above sea level, where you can try on the largest hiking boot in the worlds with a shoe size of 1,025. The route then leads back uphill via the Neugarten Stüberl lodge to the Pöllinger lodge then continues back to the starting point. 

The Alpe-Adria-Trail- from Austria's highest peak to the italian sea

The Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) in a total of 43 stages. This long distance hiking trail leads from the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, through the most beautiful mountain and lake regions in Carinthia, and without any major detours leads close to the point where the three countries of Austria, Italy and Slovenia.

Circular ST1 Alpe-Adria Trail: lake Faak / Baumgartnerhöhe – Warmbad, Distance: 15 km

After we have started this circular tour with a view of the turquoise Lake Faak, the route leads via the small village of Faak through the Faaker Moor and along the idyllic wooded landscape of Dobrova. The destination is Warmbad-Villach with its newly opened Kärnten Therme, which promises spa enjoyment and fun on the waterslides.



The starting point for this stage is high above the iridescent turquoise Lake Faak, the fifth largest lake in Carinthia. The route leads past the ruined Finkenstein Castle, which stands on a cliff that drops steeply southwards at the foot of the Karawanken, and continues on to Faak am See. This well known tourist spot lies adjacent to the Faaker Moor with its brightly coloured and varied flora and fauna, and nestles between the Villach Basin and the Rosental Valley. The route continues through the idyllic wooded landscape of Dobrova to the 122 km long River Gail, one of the two large rivers which flow through Villach. After a short stretch along the Gail, the trail leads to Warmbad. This part of Villach has always been known for its thermal waters and is also the home of the Kärnten Therme, which was newly opened in 2012. Architecturally the thermal spa borrows from the appearance of the Dobratsch Nature Park, and with its attractive pools, saunas and beauty landscape it offers perfect relaxation after a day’s hiking.

Circular Alpe-Adria-Trail, St. 2, Warmbad-Feistritz/Gail, Distance: 21,8 km

This circular tour follows the trail of history starting from Warmbad Villach and headling to the Gail valley. The "local mountain" of Villach, the Dobratsch, with Carinthia's first nature park, and the Schütt region will accompany you for part of the trail towards Feistritz an der Gail.


8. WandernGerdlFrom the Kärnten Therme in Warmbad, which was newly opened in 2012, the trail follows the Römerweg (roman way) to Federaun and from there goes along the Rover Gail towards Feistritz an der Gail. In Warmbad-Villach you will come across remnants of times long goneby. Many cultures have left their traces here, from the Romans to the French. The remains of the Roman roads in this area are particularly impressive. The trails heads through the "Schütt", a nature conservation area and follows the River Gail even further into the beautiful Gail valley. Feistritz is known for its church festival day on Wit Monday.

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