World of Mountains & Lakes

Mountains. Lakes. Effect.

Mountains that offer a view to an unbelievably vast summit scenery. In between blue glittering water surfaces. Anyone who wants to enjoy freedom will love the World of Mountains & Lakes. Whether walking, biking, taking a slow approach or quietly getting into the spirit.

Discover a region where fascinating worlds open up.


The extensive 1,000 km network of hiking trails promises boundless nature and leisure experiences. Among other things, long-distance hiking along the Carnic and Gailtal Valley High Route. When happily immersing in Europe’s largest alpine pasture area. Or while exploring geo trails.

  • 1,000 kilometres of hiking trails

  • hikes between 600 m and 2,800 m above sea level

  • cross-border routes all the way to the Italian “Val Canale”

  • 3 multi-stage hikes: Carnic Peace Trail, Julius-Kugy Route and Gailtal Valley High Route

  • 2 pilgrimage routes: Maria Pilgrimage Trail and “Weg des Buches” Trail

  • 2 summiteer villages: Mauthen and Lesachtal Valley

  • Slow Trail at Lake Presseggersee through Austria’s second-biggest reed belt

  • 25 themed trails and beautiful mountain lakes

  • Geo-Trails at the Carnic Alps GeoPark

  • via ferratas and climbing routes

  • 2 summer lifts and 1 cable car in the Nassfeld region and another one at Lake Weissensee

  • 85 Alpine pastures on Austrian and Italian territory along the Carnic Milky Way


Bikers will find a real playground of possibilities here. With MTB and cycle tracks in Austria and Italy, a variety of single and flow trails, routes with lift support and in between a dive into swimming lakes of drinking water quality.


Children love water! In the World of Mountains & Lakes, you will also find pure variety on the mountain. So, get going and enjoy the Aqua Trail with refreshing water - which accompanies you every step of the way, the unique feeling of elation in the rock labyrinth, the little speed rush on Carinthia’s longest summer toboggan run and many other offers that ensure boundless laughter of happiness!


Diverse, honest, open for new things, at home between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea – this is what characterises the taste of this region, which initiated a delightful culinary rethink as the first Slow Food Travel destination.

  • Culinary specialties: from Gailtaler Almkäse g.g.U. cheese to fresh fish from Lake Weissensee or honey from the Carnica bee
  • Masters of their trade: The farmers and chefs of the region put their heart and soul into preparing the finest culinary treats for you.
  • Experience the taste of Carinthia: whether it’s during a mountain hut breakfast, during baking classes or while learning how to make cheese.


Whether kayaking on the Gail river, canyoning in pristine gorges or climbing and mountaineering: Outdoor fans will find a playground to their taste where nature demonstrates its untamed power.

Holiday in the World of Mountains & Lakes

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The sunny south of Carinthia, with its boundless advantages, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Austria. Activity and relaxation programmes offer you a wide range of possibilities in summer and winter: Top ski resort, adventure mountain, culinary delights and a diverse lake scenery.

Take the opportunity to go skiing in winter, mountain biking or hiking in summer and pay us a visit. Here you can experience the special attitude towards life and the incomparable culinary delights of the region at every turn.

Location and how to find us

The World of Mountains & Lakes lies in the Austrian province of Carinthia and in Tarvisio Val Canale / Italy

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