Enjoyment hiking Lesachtal - Weissensee
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8 days | difficulty level

Enjoyment hiking Lesachtal – Weissensee
Natural valley hiking from Eastern Tyrol to Carinthia

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Landscape:

Easy hiking tour in a spendid natural landscape, along well-marked hiking trails. This tour is perfect for those who are looking to escape from stress and hectiness of the daily routine.
No high alpine terrain present so that this hiking tour will charm from spring time till wide in autumn.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Villach
Trendy traditional costumes in Villach
Villach
PLEAMLE: Pleamle is a tightrope walk between traditional costume and modern lifestyle. The daring to combine folk culture from the Alpine region with sophisticated clothing.
Weissensee - Carinthia
Weissensee
Weissensee - Carinthia
The cleanest lake in Carinthia offers bathing fun in water up to 25 degrees and water adventures for young and old.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

Individual arrival at the hotel in Sillian. Free, ungarded public car park near the hotel.

Day 2

approx. 16 - 21 km, ascent approx. 650 - 825 m

Start of the hiking tour is the valley floor of Alta Pusteria/Pustertal. Out from Sillian you hike through Hollbruck and the mountaineer village Kartitsch till the Kartitscher Sattel. On your way you pass numerous cosy farmyards and small villages. The unique mountain coulisse, together with the fascinating and cultivated nature, will bring e you long-lasting memories of the beautiful valley Lesach. From Kartitscher Sattel with public bus you reach your today‘s destination Obertillich. Tireless hikers can manage the whole way along the Grenzlandwanderweg by foot. Obertillich is the highest situated village of the Eastern Tyrol Lesachtal and is commetted to sustainable and natural tourism.

Day 3

approx. 13 km, ascent approx. 75 m

The path Grenzlandweg leads from Oberilliach via Untertilliach mostly along the river Gail over the Carinthian border to Maria Luggau. This stage is relatively easy and has not significant differences in altitude. The famous pilgrimage site of Maria Luggau is still a popular destination for pilgrimage hiking tours and trips. The first small church was built here in 1515 and subsequently expanded several times. The venerable monastery walls and the basilica are places of contemplation, silence and simplicity.

Day 4

approx. 15 km, ascent approx. 750 m

The stage begins today with a slight ascent of approx. 500 m acorss Sterzen and Frohn to the Froher Hügel, from where you a wonderful view to Maria Luggau from the small chapel nearby. Past the small village Obergail you hike into the valley Obergail, pass Steineckalm and follow the Obergailer Almweg down into the vallay and again up wards to Liesing, a small village located on a small hilltop. From here a transfer takes you to your destination Hermagor in the holiday region Nassfeld-Pressegger See. On the way there are several places to stop for a break and taste the typical products of the Lesachtaler cuisinie.

Day 5

approx. 13 km, ascent 900 m

In the morning a short transfer will bring you to the Gitsch valley. If you are looking for peace and relax but you want to be active at the same time, this is th eplace for you! After you have left the highest point shortly after the Jadersdorfer Ochsenalm with the small mountain pond behind you, it goes easy downhill to the Weißensee at the foot of the Gailtal Alps. The region has a pleasant healing climate and was awarded the „European Prize for Tourism and Environment“ in 1995 and declared a nature park.

Day 6

approx. 14 km, ascent 600 m

The turquoise-green Weißensee is one of the highest bathing lakes in Carinthia; this is open to tourists all year round, in winter a paradise for countless ice skaters and in summer especially popular with active holidaymakers. North of the lake you hike towards the east bank. From there a private transfer takes you down into the Drautal to Paternion. The idyllic community lies between mountains and valleys, water and alpine pastures, between Spittal and Villach.

Day 7

approx. 15 - 24 km, ascent approx. 0 m

The river Drau is your constant companion on the last stage to Villach. There are no more vertical meters to overcome. From Gummern you can take the train to Villach or alternatively, cover the entire route on foot. Villach is the second largest city in Carinthia, known for its carnival and the church festival and there are numerous Carinthian bathing lakes in the vicinity.

Day 8

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Double room rate From 05/06/2021 to 02/10/2021 729 €
High season supplement From 19/06/2021 to 11/09/2021 39 €
Single room supplement 139 €

From 05/06/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 02/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price per night and person in double room Villach 59 €
Single room supplement per night Villach 17 €

From 05/06/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 02/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Return transfer 59 €

From 05/06/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 02/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

General information

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By car: Over Kitzbühel, Paß Thurn, Mittersill along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further to Sillian or through A2 in direction Klagenfurt to Knoten Villach, than on A10 direction Salzburg till Spittal/Drau - exit Lendorf. From here on the B100 to Lienz and Sillian.
By train: more information and timetable on: www.oebb.at

Inns and hotels 3*** and 4**** category
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

Free and unguarded parking facilities for the duration of the hiking tour at a nearby public parking area.

Transfer from Villach to Sillian with public transport or with our private transfer at the price of € 59.00 per person (min. 4 persons).

Alternative: good train connections from Villach to Sillian at the price of approx. € 30.00 per person. Timetable on www.oebb.at.

  • Accomodation in inns and hotels 3*** and 4**** category

  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

  • Tickets for transfers according to the program

  • Well planed routes

  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

  • Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

  • Arrival to the starting point of the tour

  • Departure at the end of the tour

  • Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

  • Lunch, Dinner (if not booked)

  • Not mentioned entries

  • Travel insurance

  • All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

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