Nockberge-Trail long-distance hiking trail

11. Dec. 2018

The Carinthian Nockberge mountains have always been known as a paradise for hiking. All the more astonishing that to date there has not been any attractive offer for a hike lasting several days. As a matter of fact, this is now part of the past, since the new, enchanting Nockberge-Trail exists!

The Carinthian Nockberge mountains have always been known as a paradise for hiking. All the more astonishing that to date there has not been any attractive offer for a hike lasting several days. As a matter of fact, this is now part of the past, since the new, enchanting Nockberge-Trail exists!

Panoramaweg Südalpen Sonnenuntergang

The hike along the Nockberge-Trail: a statement against the hectic pace of our fast-paced era ©Bookyourtrail.com

“Green islands in the sea of stones” is the fitting title of an ORF Universum® production that portrays the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Nockberge. Austria’s oldest landscape, with its gentle green cams, resembles more the Highlands of Scotland than the rugged neighbours of the Hohe Tauern or Karawanken. And one of Austria’s most enchanting long-distance hiking trails, the new Nockberge-Trail, leads right through the middle of this green island. In five moderate daily stages, starting from Katschberg in the north and ending in the south, in the famous spa town of Bad Kleinkirchheim with its Roman thermal baths, this hike of several days roams through a natural paradise of idyllic alpine pastures, shady stone pine forests and panoramic peaks.

Especially the hike from one summit to the next, around 20 summits are “collected”, makes the Nockberge-Trail with a great combination so unique: gentle mountains, a breathtaking alpine panorama and summit hiking, which is also suitable for alpine beginners.

ÖBB Bahn

Golden hour on the Nockberge-Trail © Kärnten Werbung, Franz Gerdl

Another special feature of the Nockberge-Trail is the combination of an unforgettable nature experience and surprising comfort in the stage towns. The Nockberge-Trail offers overnight stays in selected partner hotels on the Katschberg, Innerkrems, Turracher Höhe, Falkert Höhe and, of course, Bad Kleinkirchheim. On request we offer local Carinthian cuisine and relaxing wellness! The rustic, yet charming Neue Bonner Hütte is an exception, it is a popular place to experience a real ” alpine hut feeling “. Hiking with luggage transport, the practical return transfer and the trail hotline in case something goes wrong round off the unique Bookyourtrail.com service on the Nockberge-Trail. Nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable hiking experience in the nature paradise UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Nockberge!

Helping is their passion: The Trail Angels in the Trail Info and Booking Center of Bookyourtrail.com © Klaus Dapra 

Author

Stefan
Lieb-Lind

Born in Bavaria, the environmental systems scientist and state-certified mountain and ski guide ideally combines expertise and passion for his great love, the mountains. Recognized mountain book author and first ascent of bold routes in rock and ice.

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