More Summer Activities
It's time to head outdoors. Into Mother Nature's playground. Be active. Enjoy leisurely exercise or sporting challenges. The favorite summer activity of our guests is hiking. But there are far more opportunities than that for you to choose from here in Gailtal.
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Hop on your bike and away you go! 50 pleasant kilometers without any major climbs. Along the banks of the River Gail. In the direction of Kötschach or towards Hermagor, depending on how long you prefer to be underway. We have bikes here for you to borrow for free. Or take an E-bike for a small charge. Beautiful trails leading across alpine meadows to mountain huts (in the summer months). Following the paths, through forests and fields. And because, for mountain bikers, their own bike is more than just a "bike", we recommend bringing your own along. Sheltered storage is provided. Incidentally, single-trail classes are offered in Nassfeld (rental bikes available). Feel free to ask us for details.
Two poles are all you need. And we have plenty here for you to borrow. Alongside our local river, the Gail, the path on the north side is paved. On the opposite side of the river, you will find forest paths and dirt tracks. A number of wonderful routes begin right here at the hotel, with gentle hills along the way.
The Gail is the third-longest river in Carinthia. Here, the trout are especially clever. Why not accept the challenge. In the River Gail itself, or in the Zollnersee at 1780 m above sea level. We cooperate with Flyfish Gailtal Lesachtal and are happy to organize the necessary fishing permits on your behalf. Feel free to ask. We'll be glad to assist.
Our former neighbors, the llamas, have now moved a little farther up the mountain. To a fairytale meadow approximately a 30-minute walk from the hotel. They are wonderful hiking companions. Hansi, the owner and a llama guide, is in charge of the herd. He knows each of the animals personally and has lots of stories to share with you during the hike about these valuable woolly creatures. A particularly beautiful excursion for families with children. Though adults, too, discover a true sense of peace during meditative hikes with these animals.
The riding stables are about a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The horses are out in the paddock and are very curious when it comes to visitors. The farm is also home to ponies. If you are in the mood, you are welcome to mount up. Simply stop by the reception to book a riding lesson.
Other summer activities we will organize for you on request
- Wild-water rafting and family rafting
- Mauthen, the "Mountain-Climbing Village". With climbing tower, forest pool, archery, …
- Mountaineering tours
- High-ropes course
- Excursions to Weissensee and Presseggersee lakes