The Carinthian Slow Trails help hikers to experience the 7 typologies of the landscapes around the Carinthian lakes. The Slow Trails focus on slow motion rather than high speed and offer relaxed & leisurely walking. They are easy to walk in terms of technique and difficulty. At the same time they are very well maintained high quality paths and lead to places with special scenic beauty which allow you to experience the Carinthian lakes.
The Slow Trail Bleistätter Moor takes you through an European protection area at the mouth of the small river Tiebel. The trail offers an insight into the habitat of about 100 different species of birds, but also butterflies, bats and beavers.
It is very recommendable to go on a guided tour with an ornithologist in spring.
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The tour starts at the Radweghöhe Domenig Steinhaus, where you turn off into the Panoramaweg and walk along the shore towards Steindorf. Here you walk along the Seestrasse for a few meters in northern direction and then you need to cross a brook on a small bridge. Follow the path along the shore of the lake. There is a playground for children and a public toilet. Through a small connecting path you will reach the path along the beach which you follow in northern direction until you get to the Gasthof Laggner. This is where a dirt road begins. After a few minutes walk the asphalt road turns into a graveled path (path No. 1). Along the embankment there are two observation towers, where you can observe the numerous inhabitants of the Bleistätter bog. At the end of the embankment turn in front of the second bridge towards the direction of Prefelnig (path no. 2) and cross the Landesstraße after a few minutes. Follow the road to Prefelnig or Tiffen / Feldkirchen. The bridge over the Tiebelbach has to be crossed and then turn right again towards Steindorf (route no. 2A). Once again, the Landesstraße needs to be crossed before you reach the resting place at the beginning of the gravel road. The Domenig Steinhaus can be reached via the cycle path.
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Public transport friendly
Steindorf is generally reachable by train (ÖBB) and with the regional summer busses. Coming from the southern shore it is best to use the Lake Ossiach ferry to get to the starting point.
Lake Ossiach is best reached by taking the A10 highway- exit "Villach - Ossiacher See." Then follow the road towards Feldkirchen.
There are enough parking spaces available opposite the Gasthof Laggner, at the ice scating hall or along the L50 federal road towards Ossiach.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Kompass Nr. 62 - Ossiacher See / Feldkirchen in Kärnten (1:25 000)
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