Hiking in one of the most beautiful and most peaceful areas of the Alps

We are able to lace up our hiking boots all year round. Not surprising, then, that we are members of a group of hiker-friendly hotels called "Wanderhotels". Our owners personally ensure you will find the most beautiful places and scenic spots. In fact, Christian and Willi Daberer lead hikes twice a week from April to October. And let's not forget Sigrid, a hunter and expert in all things related to forests and alpine nature. All three of them have a lot to share with you. 

Prefer to explore independently? Feel free! Tell us what you would like to experience and we will put together a hiking route designed just for you, including useful info about trail conditions, refreshment opportunities and more. 

On other days, hike where the mood takes you. If you need ideas, our team at the reception desk love to hike and they know the Gailtal and Carnic Alps like the backs of their hands. Feel free to consult Willi & Christian Daberer as well. A little "rusty"? That's not an issue. A real "pro"? Excellent. We will come up with a hiking route that's made to measure. Based on weather conditions, your abilities and the time you have to spare.  

The daberer is right in the middle of our hiking region. You never have far to go. Hike along the Karnischer Höhenweg. Or the Gailtaler Höhenweg. Stop in for refreshments at mountain huts along the way and experience first-hand what the life of a hill farmer is all about. Discover the most beautiful high meadows when they come into bloom. Some alpine flowers can only be found in Gailtal. Cross the border into Italy. Explore the fascinating Carnic Alps Geopark, or perhaps go hiking in the Dolomites for the very first time. Rest assured, boredom is never a factor. That is the quality promise of all Wanderhotels. 

FaQ about Hiking

Here we have compiled the most important and most often asked questions about hiking for you.

Every season has something unique to offer. Springtime, when nature reemerges from its winter sleep. Exploring the high trails and mountain huts in summer. The clear air and amazing vistas of autumn, the region bathed in radiant colors. And the more leisurely pace that comes with the onset of winter.

In front of the daberer are the Carnic Alps. And behind us, the Gailtal Alps. Cross-border hikes into Italy are readily do-able, and even the Lienz Dolomites are basically just a stone's throw away. 

As part of our weekly activity program, we offer guided hikes 3 times a week in summer. In winter, we go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking. We also lace up our hiking boots in spring and autumn, and are more than happy to take you with us into our impressive mountain world. 

If we were only able to emphasize one point about our hiking area, it would be just how extensive the Gailtal and Carnic Alps actually are. It's not overcrowded and you don't have to stand in line. Here with us, you'll have plenty of summits virtually all to yourself. 

Einige Wanderungen gehen direkt vom Hotel los. Ansonsten können Sie den regionalen Bus mit der Gästecard Basic kostenlos nutzen. Bei den geführten Wanderungen organisieren wir einen Sammeltransfer und ansonsten gibt es noch die Möglichkeit mit dem Fahrrad oder E-Bike zum Start zu gelangen.

Families with children also have plenty of choices thanks to family-friendly hiking paths in the valleys as well as up in the mountains. Make your way to a mountain hut. To a lake. Through the forest. In many cases, you can even push a pram along. Nature is transformed into a playground. For big and small. 

Livestock are driven to the alpine grazing areas between early and mid-June . As soon as the animals arrive, the huts open for business. An idyllic setting that continues until the middle of September. Definitely not to be missed. 

The nearest mountain lift is in the Nassfeld ski area. It operates for hikers in summer and skiers in winter. You are just a 20-minute drive from the valley station. The valley surrounding the daberer itself is pristine and practically untouched. 

Mauthen - a village popular with mountaineers - is located right in the middle of the Karnischer Höhenweg trail. The daberer is only a 5-minute drive from there. At the beginning, at the end, or in the middle, you can always combine your mountain experiences with a daberer.timeout for a few days. 

That depends a little on the snow conditions, of course. Valley hiking tours are generally very do-able. Otherwise, we suggest putting on a pair of snowshoes and making your way up into our snowy winter countryside. As part of our weekly program, we offer guided snowshoe hikes and explore Gailtal together with you. 


Our house is closed until May 8, 2020. Our reception operates if possible. We process your emails and inquiries. It just takes a little longer than usual.

In order to give you planning security for your summer bookings, we have changed our cancellation policy and are now offering free, short-term cancellations.

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