Have you ever ridden a mountain bike through an abandoned mine shaft? You can in Southern Carinthia. Equipped with a head torch and a helmet, you explore the seven-kilometre shaft. Massive rock formations and passages up to thirty metres high, in which lead and zinc were mined long ago, await visitors to the mountain. Incidentally, you will also ride over the border of Carinthia. This is because the entrance to the shaft is located in Slovenia, making it an adventure without borders for the whole family. www.stollenbiken.at
Ascending the mountain to the nearby Karavankas is worthwhile. It is certainly something of a climb up to the high-level tours of the Klagenfurt and Koschuta chalets, but you will be rewarded with breath-taking scenery atop the lofty mountain range and also enjoy regional culinary delicacies.