Majestic Mountains and Crystal Clear Lakes Austria

Self-guided walking holiday in Austria

From € 199.- / 2 nights

Price for 2 people sharing incl. a Spa Day

  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
  • Person balancing on a rocky hilltop
  • Bergfried lake in Carinthia
  • Boat seen from the lakeside of the Millstattersee

A self-guided walking holiday at your own pace. Walking the beautiful Lake Millstatt (Millstattersee) region in Austria: 'The jewel of Carinthia'.

Set on the edge of the picturesque Nockberge Mountains the area is a walker’s paradise. With the opportunity to walk over peaks at 2.000 metres or in the beautiful valleys around crystal clear lakes, the area has something for every need. This is truly one of the most beautiful regions of Austria.

Accommodation in Lake Millstatt area

We are a small group of private accommodation providers, all native English speakers. Together we offer 4 styles of accommodation, from self-catering apartments, B&B or Halfboard, all providing a typical English warm welcome.

Haus Catton in Austria View across lake

Haus Catton is your mountain retreat. The quiet, rural setting is ideal for the get-away holiday.

Haus Starfach is situated in a raised position offering stunning views across Lake Millstatt.

Pension Julia in Austria Family hotel on a green hill under a blue sky

Pension Julia is on the edge of the pretty lakeside village of Feld-am-See.

The Karlsdorfer Hof with its large guest garden is ideal for a relaxing holiday.

Walking around the Millstattersee

The numerous marked trails make the area a walker's paradise. Traditional mountain huts provide welcome rest stops along the way. Many offering homemade products and a traditional 'Jausen'. Walks are available for all grades of walkers.

Below are some example walks as a taster

Accommodation Carinthia Wide grass path through an undulating landscape
Person walking along a forest path View over the Millstattersee from a mountainside

Easy to medium difficulty walks

Kneipp Ring on Mirnock. This is a medium difficulty walk and offers views across lake Millstättersee as far as Grossglockner Glacier. Altitude rise: 500m Distance: 7km

A must is the Süduferweg; peaceful and relaxing away from the traffic with views across the lake to Millstatt and the Nochberg mountains. With regular ferry points along the way, you are able to decide how far you go!

Altitude rise: 0m Distance: 25km (complete circumference)

Just outside Radenthein is the ancient Langalmtal, where at the turn of the Century there were over 30 small mills, using the flow of the river Rußbach to mill grain for bread making. At the top of the valley, is a well situated Hut. Where you can enjoy a cold drink or a traditional Austrian dish. Classes are held during July and August, showing the traditional bread making techniques. Altitude rise: 200m Distance 6km

These walks are graded easy to medium and provide a small sample of what is available. Each accommodation will be happy to assist and advice you on suitable walks.

Walker next to a wooden cross on a mountain top Cows resting in a mountain landscape

For the serious walkers

The Mirnock Circular route at 2,000 metres will take approximately 5-6 hours.

The Gorge Path from Millstatt following the Reigenbach to the Schwaigerhütte – 3-4 hours.

Gentian and Garnet Path starting and finishing at the Lammersdorfer Hütte at 1600m, climbs to the Lammersdorfer Alm and beyond to Stana Mandl at 2063m and the peak of the Obermillstätter Almkreuz. 3-4 hours

Circular route from Haus Catton over the Hohensass to Bad Kleinkirchheim. 3 hours

These walks are graded medium to difficult and provide a small sample of what is available. Each accommodation will be happy to assist and advice you on suitable walks.

Tailor made walking

We will be very happy to assist you in organising a personal itinerary.

Pair of walkers on a mountain track in Austria Lake Millstat under a clear blue sky in early autumn
track with leaves in autumn colours Lake Millstat in Austria

Trail Walking Holiday

Experience the full beauty of the Millstattersee region by walking between each accommodation. Then send a day walking in that area. The final day indulge in a Spa Day at the renowned Römerbad in Bad Kleinkirchheim (incl. in Package price)


  • Treat yourself to a day at one of the renowned local Spas.
  • Ideally situated to break up your European City tour.
  • Come and relax in nature and enjoy our southern European climate.
  • Prices available for 2 nights+ and up to small groups of 10 people.
  • Trails suitable for all abilities.
  • For more information and pictures also visit our Facebook page: Carinthia Walking Holidays
  • Contact us for your personalised itinerary

Transfers are also possible from local train stations - additional costs apply

Daily Lunch Packs are available on request - €7,50 per day

Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information.

View onto the Nochberg mountains Track going through mountains

Location of lake Millstat in Austria

Holiday type

Multiple accommodationsSelf-guided walking holiday
Self-guided walking holiday
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast


From € 199.- / 2 nights

Price for 2 people sharing incl. a Spa Day


Accommodation, Breakfast, local maps that clearly show the walking trails, advice and guidance on your walk programme, plus entry to a local Spa incl. saunas

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking holiday reference


Walking grade

Walking holiday in low to high mountains
  • Low to high mountains
  • Moderate walking
Walking holiday in high mountains
  • High mountains
  • Moderate to challenging walking
Walking holiday in high mountains
  • High mountains to alpine conditions
  • Moderate to challenging walking


  • Tailor-made walking possible

Best time of the year

February - November

Walking Holiday by:

Haus Starfach

Debbie and Trevor

Contact details

Languages spoken

English, German

Getting there

  • Salzburg Airport (94 mi)
  • Spittal an der Drau Train station (10 mi)
  • Location map

Photo credits

Photos by Haus Starfach and the following photographers (kindly made available under a Creative Commons license): JOADL, Wolfgang, quickpete, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Andreas Neufahrt, and Alfred Bina. Thank you :)

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