Summer activities

Immerse yourself in a world full of fun and action – in the immediate vicinity of our house around Lake Faak there are numerous opportunities to make your holiday active and sporty.

In the following we give a brief overview, but do not hesitate to contact us on site for individual tips. You will receive maps for hiking of the general area from us after your breakfast.

You can spend a wonderful hiking holiday with us in Oberferlach in the classic way. In addition, the area is also suitable for countless other sports such as cycling or mountain bike tours, fishing, climbing, golf, motorcycling, motocross, horseback riding or water sports.

You can rent the appropriate sports equipment directly on site.

Watersports

The beautiful lake landscape of the Faaker See, the Weissensee and the fish-rich Ossiacher See not only inspires passionate swimmers and divers. Why not try the new trend sport of stand-up paddling and rent the boards directly from us or test your kayaking skills and visit the Kayak Center Faak, which also offers a corresponding shuttle service in cooperation with us. Our tip for families with little pirates: An adventurous raft trip - we would be happy to advise you.

Hiking

From high alpine to beginner's hills: Carinthia is the ideal place for passionate hikers and everyone who wants to become one or just spend time in nature. From gentle gradients to impressive 3000m heights, all in the immediate vicinity. All the while enjoying incomparable views of the glittering mountain lakes and green forests.

Climbing

The Kanzianiberg is considered a Mecca for all climbers and free climbers with over 300 routes and 400 rope lengths. It is one of the most spectacular climbing areas in all of Austria which can reach it in less than 15 minutes by car from our lodge.

Our tip: Visit the climbing parks and gardens in Karawanken, Maltatal or the Nockberge or take part in a via ferrata tour through the Rotschitzaklamm. Numerous local climbing and alpine schools offer special courses and tours for beginners, advanced climbers and professionals - we would be happy to advise you.

For those who want to experience the wonderful flora of Carinthia even more intensively, enjoying a unique view of Lake Faaker See, then a visit to the Hochhinauf forest rope park just up the road is a good idea. This is suitable for children.

Bicycle

Carinthia's unmistakable world of mountains and lakes inspires passionate mountain bikers, ambitious racing cyclists and relaxed pleasure cyclists alike. You are free to choose: explore various themed cycle paths around the lakes, the 366 km long Drau cycle path or the Alpe-Adria cycle path, which was voted “Cycle Path of the Year” in 2015.

To start your cycling holiday, there is a nice tour that starts directly at our house. Its 32 kilometres long of which 5 kilometres is uphill, making it suitable for children. Beautiful picnic areas along the Gail and Drau rivers and charming restaurants along route invite you to take a relaxing break.

By the way: Of course, we take care of the safe storage of your bicycles, and there is also a small workshop for repair work.

Actionsports

Are you a true adrenaline junkie? Then you should also honour us with your stay, because the possibilities in the area around Lake Faaker See are almost endless.

Whether it’s skydiving, paragliding or rides in a hot-air balloon, there is the right offer for everyone who literally wants to reach the clouds. At the same time, the Gerlitzen mountain, which is about 35 kilometres away from us, attracts numerous paragliders and model pilots from all over Europe with its special thermals.

On the other hand, those who prefer the element of water to air can get their kick from extraordinary waterfall and gorge trips during canyoning or rafting tours - especially when the melt water flows from the mountains.

Other Sports

Golf
A total of 22 golf courses in three countries are available to you in the area with the Alpe-Adria Golf card. Thanks to an above-average number of hours of sunshine, you can enjoy the best conditions here to improve your personal handicap.

Horseback-riding
Numerous riding trails in the area invite you to explore the beautiful landscape on horseback and to go on long rides or horse riding tours lasting several days. We would be happy to advise you on the possibilities and riding schools nearby.