Holidays in Carinthia: Alpine with a Mediterranean feeling
The southernmost province of Austria is rich in imposing mountains and lakes. Some 1300 different lakes, many of them filled with water of extraordinary purity, mean that Carinthia is also known as the Austrian Riviera. Carinthia’s unique location in the Alps-Adriatic region is especially noteworthy. With Italy and Slovenia both just a stone’s throw away. That said, during your holidays you will be able to enjoy the Mediterranean climate and long, sunny days. All the refreshment you could wish for is provided by lakes such as Wörthersee, Millstätter See, Ossiacher See and Weissensee. Carinthia is also becoming an increasingly popular destination for winter sports fans. The conditions are perfect, in other words, for an unforgettable active holiday at ALPS RESORTS.
Active Holidays in Carinthia
- Highest mountain: Grossglockner (3,798 m)
- Ski pistes: approx. 900 km
- Cross-country ski trails: approx. 600 km
- Hiking paths: over 1,000 km
- Bike paths: approx. 1,300 km
- Swimming lakes: 44
Holiday Apartments in Carinthia
Do you already know the Alpe Maritima Ossiacher See? The name says it all, since this resort lies on the Ossiacher See, the third-largest lake in Carinthia. A resort that leaves no wish unfulfilled. Look forward to modern holiday apartments, extraordinary comforts and a magical lake view. At the nearby bathing beach of the lake you can relax and enjoy the sun. Only 150 meters from your holiday apartment, the gondolas of the Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn carry you high into the mountains. In winter, 45 kilometers of perfectly groomed pistes promise pure skiing enjoyment.
Glamping in Carinthia
Camping meets glamor at Glamping Village Kötschach in Gailtal. Idyllically situated on the forest’s edge, this glamping resort excites nature lovers and camping fans alike. Whether a holiday in a treehouse, a luxury tent or an exquisite glamping chalet – enjoy nature, space and lifestyle comforts in abundance. Daily admission to the Aquarena in Kötschach is included. The small Vorhegg family ski area is right next to the resort. Grill equipment, encounter zones, natural playgrounds and yoga decks add atmospheric finishing touches to your holiday experiences at Glamping Village Kötschach.
Enjoy Carinthian specialties during your holiday
With influences from nearby Italy and Slovenia, Carinthian cuisine is especially delicious and diverse. That said, the dishes still have traditional local roots. Schlickkrapferln, Ritschert, Klachlsuppe, Kirchtagssuppe, Gailtaler Holzkechtfrigga and Kletzennudeln are just a few of the dishes typical of this province. Carinthian Kasnudeln and Carinthian Reindling are particularly well-known and popular. Also be sure to sample a glass of the cider which is produced in many areas of the region. Incidentally, in the fully equipped kitchens of our holiday apartments and glamping accommodations, you will also find all the most important cooking utensils.
Sightseeing Attractions in Carinthia
Your holiday apartment or glamping accommodations are the perfect base from which to explore the numerous sightseeing attractions of Carinthia. Such as historic Landskron Castle with its bird-of-prey show, and “Monkey Mountain”. Or visit the Pyramidenkogel – the world’s tallest wooden tower. 76 meters above the ground, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Wörthersee and the surrounding countryside. One very special natural jewel is the Obir Dripstone Cave in the south of Carinthia. The Goldeck Scenic Road, one of the most beautiful excursion destinations in Carinthia, is likewise an absolute “must”. We also recommend an action-packed ride with the Nocky Flitzer Alpine Coaster on the Turracher Höhe. And no holiday would be complete without a visit to the provincial capital Klagenfurt (on lake Wörthersee).
Annual Events in Carinthia
Combine your Carinthian holiday at ALPS RESORTS with a visit to one of the many events in the region. The southernmost province of Austria plays host to a full calendar of popular events, including the “Tour de Kärnten”. This 400 kilometers-long race in multiple stages is a great opportunity for racers to put their endurance on full display. Sporting performance is also the order of the day at the Fuga300 bike races, Ironman Austria as well as the Grossglockner Mountain Run. The World Bodypainting Festival likewise captures the attention of countless visitors. As does the Fête Blanche on Wörthersee, Austria’s largest lifestyle and society event. During the annual GTI Rally, numerous VW afficionados make the pilgrimage to Wörthersee, whereas bikers are drawn to the Faaker See, where European Bike Week is held.