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Nature Hiking Tour

To the Center of Carinthia

Nature Hiking Tour · Villacher Skiberge
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Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Mittelpunkt Kaerntens
    / Mittelpunkt Kaerntens
    Photo: Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Die katholische Kirche in Arriach
    Photo: Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Einer der zahlreichen Bergbauernhöfe
    Photo: Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Rastplatz
    Photo: Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Wiesenweg
    Photo: Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Wegweiser
    Photo: Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Übersichtstafle beim Parkplatz
    Photo: Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
m 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 800 700 10 8 6 4 2 km Mittelpunkt Kärntens Tourismusinformation Arriach Kandelaber Fichte Arriach

Part stroll, part climb- this hike takes you past beautiful farms and courtyards to the center of Carinthia.  
moderate
10.8 km
4:00 h
527 m
527 m
An easy but gorgeous hike through the original agricultural environment.  

Author’s recommendation

If you want a shorter hike, you can drive all the way to the parking lot near the middle point.  
outdooractive.com User
Author
Gerhard Hohenwarter
Updated: August 14, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Mittelpunkt Kaerntens, 1325 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Arriach, 845 m
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Equipment

Training shoes or walking shoes

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Arriach (844 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.726492, 13.849326
UTM
33T 412074 5175413

Destination

The middle point of Carinthia

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot hike up a narrow road to the Catholic church.  From there you follow the clearly-marked signs north towards "Mittelpunkt Kärntens" (middle-point of Carinthia).  At the end of the village, take a left and hike past a few farms until you reach a fork in the road.  Here you follow the marked path to the right up into the forest.  Later you will get to a prairie in the mountains and hike on the right side to "Hof Orter."  Soon you will be back on a road- after the parking lot, take a right towards "Mittelpunkt Kärntens."  You will walk through a prairie and a small trench, after which the trail goes through a series of bends until you reach the middle point.  

 

In order to get back, hike to the parking lot you passed on the way to the middle point.  After this you have several options.  One option is to take the exact same route back.  However, it is recommended to take a right after the parking lot.  Follow the street until you get to a small trench.  From here you head down to a natural monument called "Kandelaberfichte," or the Spruce Candelabra.  You then follow a paved road down past "Weiler Laastadt," or the Hamlet of Laastadt, until you reach Arriach, where you will be back to the starting point in no time.  

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By bus from Villach main train station (bus station) to Arriach.

Getting there

From Villach: Take the B98 and the L46 to Arriach.  

From Feldkirchen: Take the B95 and then the L46 to Arriach.

Parking

There is a big parking lot just before the town center, clearly marked.  
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
527 m
Descent
527 m
Loop Family friendly Botanical highlights

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