Mountain experience in summer

My exciting hiking holiday in Carinthia is already awaiting me!

Breathing in the cool freshness of the misty morning air gives me a boost for the whole day. The mountain is mine alone, on foot or by bike.

Sometimes I also like to follow an expert local guide to the very best hiking in Carinthia. The Nockberge biosphere reserve is so enormous that I could hike endlessly. I am looking forward to a true Carinthian hiking holiday at my hiking hotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim in Carinthia.

Apart from a network of waymarked biking routes in the surrounding mountains, the local mountain is a little biking paradise. I can bike all around the mountain on trails at all altitudes, separate from hikers. So Eschenhof is also my biking hotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim in Carinthia.
by foot
with your bike


From Großglockner to the sea

The Alpe Adria Trail is a varied, trans-border, 690km-long journey of discovery through three countries.
One stage of the Alpe Adria Trail leads directly through the Nockberge biosphere reserve.

Further information here ALPE ADRIA TRAIL

Bike Shuttle Service

nock/bike shuttle

from 05/19/2022 to 06/26/2022
Thursday to Sunday
from 06/30/2022 to 10/02/2022 7 days a week on the road for you

Price per person incl. bike € 5.00 with the Sonnenschein Card
Price per person incl. bike € 11.00 without the Sonnenschein Card
Registration & Information:
Tourist Office Bad Kleinkirchheim +43 (0) 4240 8212 or
Tourist Office Feld am See +43 (0) 4246 2273

until 5:00 p.m. the day before

Eschenhof hiker service

Free and fresh daily: the “Bschoad-Pinkerl” – a traditional snack to boost your energy on the way
(a typical Carinthian snack pack).

Hiking equipment such as rucksack, hiking poles, binoculars, “ice claws”, snow shoes and first aid kit is also available for you at any time.

Hiking Taxi

The hotel shuttle can take you anywhere within the Bad Kleinkirchheim locality or pick you up, at a fixed price of €
10,00 per person.

Mountain Biking

Mountains of biking fun

1000 km of fantastic cycle and mountain bike tracks for all degrees of difficulty pass through the nockberg Mountains.  You have a choice of family friendly cycle stages up to really difficult
steep climbs and extreme tracks.  If you like, you can take part in a guided biking tour.

Mountain Tours

Suggestions for your active holiday

You can go on mountain tours, as well as short hikes in the Nockberge. The Ortner host family at your family hotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim will be happy to assist you with recommendations for special hiking and mountain tours in the

Nature Experience

Nature School at the Eschenhof

The Ortner family has created the Nature School for their house guests as a new, special service. The Nature Experience “base camp”, professional coaches and guided trips in nature guarantee special nature experiences.

Nockbike tours

“Nockbike” stands for a unique biking region in the midst of a beautiful landscape of mountains and lakes. Enjoy mountain biking on natural and perfectly waymarked trails, always accompanied by the breathtaking mountain panorama of the surrounding Nockberge.

See Nockbike Tours

Tour guide

Your ideal interactive holiday planner for hikers and mountain bikers – no matter whether for planning tours from home or as a local guide – is the  Nockberge Tour-Guide