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Would you like to get to know Carinthia, the Austrian province rich with mountains, lakes and southern hospitality?
In Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost state, hikers are rewarded with breathtaking nature, a mild climate and ideal trails at all altitudes. Depending on inclination, mood, demand and conditions, signposted tours that create the lovely conditions that lead to unforgettable experiences in nature are waiting across the state. Sign number one in Carinthian hiking country is the Alpe-Adria Trail; the trail contains 43 stages and runs for over 750 kilometres from the Grossglockner in Carinthia through Slovenia, ending at the Adriatic Sea near Trieste.

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Slow trails - hiking for the whole family

If you go on one of the Slow Trails in Carinthia and get involved in the experience of nature with all your senses, you will be rewarded with rich impressions that will definitely make you a bit addicted to the next Slow Trail experience.

Cycling for pleasure on the sunny south side of the Alps

There is a total of 1300 kilometres of marked cycle paths along the rivers, around the lakes and in the cities. If you prefer a more leisurely pace - with an eBike, even demanding tours can be easily mastered. The Drau cycle path, Alpe Adria cycle path or the great Carinthian lake loop are just a few of the outstanding and internationally renowned offers for trekking cyclists. The unique bike rental system "Kärnten rent e-bike" offers about 50 rental stations with bikes of all kinds in all 14 tourist regions of Carinthia.

Single trails are the salt in the soup. At least for mountain bikers! An attractive downhill, of which there are truly enough in Carinthia, makes biker's hearts beat faster! Carinthia has invested a lot in the MTB infrastructure in the last few years and has given priority to flow trails. About 40 trails and a route network of about 3000 km make biking south of the Alps a real pleasure. Several bike parks with practice courses and trails in different levels of difficulty are offered as well as family-friendly tours between the numerous Carinthian lakes.

Unlimited beautiful racing bike tours

Carinthia offers an attractive terrain for racing cyclists. The mild climate on the southern side of the Alps makes extended tours possible from March onwards and the season usually lasts until November. The tours for racing cyclists lead along low-traffic routes through beautiful natural landscapes, from the proud peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park to the gentle hills of the Nockberge mountains and into wide valleys with warm bathing lakes. Carinthia has routes for racing drivers of all levels of ability on the most varied terrain.

Discover new things

If you want to experience Carinthia from a different perspective, you should definitely try a canoe tour. More guided tours and selected outdoor activities can be found under Carinthia Experiences .