The region of Klopeiner See - Südkärnten
Boasting Klopeiner See and Turnersee, the warmest lakes in Austria await you in Südkärnten (Southern Carinthia). You need no further invitation to bathe and relax, with water as warm as 28 degrees in summer and a balmy 22 degrees as early as May. Stroll along the unique lakeside promenade and its cosy squares, enjoy a spot of fishing or relax in the lovingly tended open-air pools – just some of the delights awaiting those who sample a lakeside break in Südkärnten.
From mid-May to mid-September, enjoy the FREE Lake Fitness program, including stand-up paddling, hiking and swimming, plus guided mountain or road bike tours around the numerous lakes in Südkärnten.
Cyclists will be in heaven thanks to Südkärnten’s extensive cycling network, numerous signposted cycle paths and cycling maps to boot. Details of tours to all seven lakes in the region are thoroughly described and marked. The Drau bike path and Via Carinzia also traverse the region.
With the longest mountain bike downhill run in Europe—the Flow Country Trail is over 10 km long, plus wide-ranging single trails and tunnels for bikes within the Petzen mountain range—the region is sure to delight off-road mountain bike fans of all levels. Racing cyclists, from amateurs to veterans alike, appreciate the varied selection of road bike tours in the region.
The Karawanken Geopark is where Carinthia and Slovenia meet - your perfect hiking spot! Six of the 17 stages on the Southern Alps panoramic trail traverse the Geopark area. Trained ‘nature active’ guides will lead you to peaks with unbeatable views and uncover a whole host of unforgettable secrets. When it comes to relaxing in the mountains, look no further than the Obir stalactite caves and mining tunnels under the Petzen range.
TIP: Families are particularly well catered to in this region. Relaxing and interesting destinations, special hiking outings for all ages around idyllic lakes give you a closer insight into this bilingual culture and its culinary delights and act as your bridge to discover the region of Klopeiner See - Südkärnten.