A Camping Holiday in Carinthia

Searching for the adventure called ‘life’, discovering magical places, sweeping through meadows and forests, appreciating great treasures in the small things, as only children can. All of us can associate a distinctive flavour with our childhoods along with special aromas that are unforgettable and that take us back again - into the great adventure that was. Be a kid again for the length of an entire holiday. In Carinthia, the land of mountains and lakes, a paradise for campers, you can find memories of childhood around every turn and enjoy the incomparable freedom and ease of childhood days at Carinthia’s camping grounds.

Comfort and a sense of well-being are plainly noticeable at the more than 80 camping grounds with 16,000 spaces. Everyone can find a favourite spot here, regardless of whether they are looking for a site at a bathing lake, at the foot of the Alps, on a romantic riverbank, on a farm or at one of the naturist camping grounds in Southern Carinthia, on Lake Millstätter See or on Lake Keutschacher See. Twenty camping grounds have been awarded the Carinthia Quality Seal. They create a very special atmosphere of well-being and community with a high quality of service.

In addition, many facilities offer comfortable holiday flats, fully-equipped caravans for hire and tasteful mobile homes as alternative options for accommodation. The Strandcamping Gruber at Faaker See and Seecamping Hoffmann at Ossiacher See lakeside camping grounds are amongst the facilities offering new mobile homes this year. You can find particularly high-quality rental accommodations at, for example, Camping Breznik at Turnersee (mobile homes), Seecamping Berghof at Ossiacher See (holiday homes with private saunas), Camping Brunner (holiday chalets) or Camping Schluga (modern flats, lavish spa area). This means that you don’t always have to use your own caravan to enjoy a holiday on a camping ground in Carinthia.

The mountain and lake scenery of Carinthia enchants recreational cyclists, mountain bikers and road cyclists alike.

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Drauradweg bei Villach

Drava Cycle Path

Drava Cycle Path

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Mountainbiken am Nassfeld

Nassfeld

Nassfeld

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Genusswanderung am Alpe Adria Trail in der Region Millstaetter See

Millstätter See Region

Millstätter See Region

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Alpe Adria Trail - Gerlitzen Alpe

Gerlitzen Alpe

Gerlitzen Alpe

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Blick auf den Alpe Adria Trail

Lake Faaker See

Lake Faaker See

There are more than enough opportunities for recreational cycling – alone, with friends or with the entire family; for example, visitors can cycle the Drava Cycle Path, which is sign-posted, divided into several stages and meanders for 222 kilometres through Carinthia along the state’s main river, the Drava. The Drava Cycle Path received the coveted 5 stars of the General German Bicycle Club and is thus one of only four European cycle paths with this highest-possible distinction. Individual stages can be covered by train, boat or on the Drava Cycle Path bus; baggage transport is available by request.
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The Alpe-Adria Cycle Path is no less attractive; it leads from Salzburg through Carinthia to the Upper Adria in several exciting stages.  www.alpe-adria-radweg.com 
Mountain bikers can also find diverse routes amidst an unadulterated natural landscape. There are attractive trails, for example, in Nassfeld, on Lake Weissensee, on Petzen Mountain and in the Villach and Bad Kleinkirchheim regions. The mountain bike route network covers a total of 2,800 kilometres. The sunny south has countless beautiful tours available for road cyclists. Options include riding for several hours over relatively level terrain along the beautiful lakes and taking a tour on Austria’s highest mountain pass, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

But it isn’t only cyclists who get their money’s worth in Carinthia: well-signposted hiking paths located at all altitudes in the gentle holiday world of the Alps invite visitors to get moving and explore, from simple family hiking trails to challenging via ferrata routes. Hikers seeking the exceptional will find it on the Alpe-Adria Trail. The trail links three countries – Carinthia in Austria, Slovenia and Italy – in 43 stages of 20km each. www.alpe-adria-trail.com

Attractions, Carinthia Card

There’s never a dull moment in Carinthia for the younger generations, either. Have you ever been on a holiday where you watched a medieval castle being built? Ever gone for a walk through a giant maze, or listened to the wild roar of a waterfall? The Tscheppaschlucht family park in Ferlach with its forest adventure park, the Aqua Trail and the rock maze at Nassfeld, the Monkey Mountain, where you can even see some monkeys swim and dive, the Energy Adventure Trail Dragon Mile in the Lieser-Maltatal Valley region and the Walderlebniswelt forest adventure park at Lake Klopeiner See are popular attractions for the entire family.

An easy-going holiday also includes the numerous age-appropriate children’s programmes provided by the camping hosts, which provide the best opportunity to make new friends.

The Kärnten Card is the key to adventure, fun and lots of advantages. It opens the door to more than 100 destinations in Carinthia, and you may return to your favourite attractions on as many days as you like. www.kaerntencard.at  

Weather today, 11. August 2020