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Sonnenweg

Nature Hiking Tour · Afritz am See
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Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Blick Afritzer See
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A pleasant tour around Lake Afritz.  
easy
Distance 10.6 km
3:15 h
243 m
243 m
822 m
693 m
Staying mostly on trails, this is a hike all the way around the idyllic Lake Afritz.  

Author’s recommendation

Early in the morning you can watch fishermen in their rowboats.
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Author
Gerhard Hohenwarter
Update: May 16, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
822 m
Lowest point
Afritz am See, 693 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Gasthof Linder
Strandbad Afritzer See

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Afritz Town Hall (706 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.726972, 13.799886
DMS
46°43'37.1"N 13°47'59.6"E
UTM
33T 408297 5175523
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Destination

Afritz am Se

Turn-by-turn directions

This hike will take you away from traffic, all the way around the idyllic Lake Afritz.  Beginning at the Afritz town hall you walk along "Ortsstrasse" to the west until you reach an intersection (Tobitscher), where you take a right. The path leads you to a curve which you must follow left to "Sonnenweg" (sun trail).  This will lead you high above Lake Afritz, before you temporarily descend on the main road.  After this quick descent, you hike back up to the previous height and arrive at a beautiful meadow.  Staying at this height, you take a forest path that maintains a great view the whole way.  At the end of the lake, the goal is to hike back down to the main road, cross it, and get back on a path that will take you past private beaches to the other side of the lake. Now you will follow a path along the water towards Afritz.  Once you reach the village you will remain on quaint roads through "Scherzboden" and "Kraa."  Finally, you will get to Hotel Mirnock, right next to the main road, which you cross.  From there you are only 200 meters from the starting point which you will easily find.  

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Villach take the ÖBB postal bus towards Radenthein until Afritz.  

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Coming from Villach take the B98 (Millstatt Highway) until you reach the beginning of Afritz, where you turn right (the sign will read "Gemeindeamt").  After a few meters you will arrive at the town hall (right next to the church).  

Parking

There is parking at the Afritz town hall.  

Coordinates

DD
46.726972, 13.799886
DMS
46°43'37.1"N 13°47'59.6"E
UTM
33T 408297 5175523
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Training shoes, walking shoes, or hiking shoes. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
243 m
Descent
243 m
Highest point
822 m
Lowest point
693 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Refreshment stops available

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