Holidays in the Nock Mountains – appealing all year round
Bad Kleinkirchheim is located in the sunny Nock Mountains, boasting a fascinating array of mountains and lakes.
The Carinthian triad
Hiking, wellness, and thermal spa are a special triad making the region unique. In the diverse nature between the Nock Mountains Biosphere Reserve and the Carinthian Lake District, there is a plethora of options for how to spend your holiday.
Bad Kleinkirchheim in summer
“Going well” – this expression has a double meaning in Bad Kleinkirchheim. On the well-marked and maintained hiking trails covering hundreds of kilometres, you will find an attractive range of options for everyone.
Cycling, mountain biking, and e-biking are all offered under the title Nock/Bike. Here you will find everything a cyclist might want. The well-signposted 700 km network of trails stretches from Bad Kleinkirchheim to the Nock Mountains Biosphere Park and all the way to Lake Millstatt.
Golf has been an integral part of Bad Kleinkirchheim for over 30 years. In that time, its 18-hole champion course has earned an excellent reputation. Here you will find the golf school – the perfect place for experienced golfers and beginners alike to book a course or a golf taster.
You can also have fun playing tennis at our sister hotel DIE POST. The on-site tennis courts, which are just a few minutes‘ drive away from the Ronacher Thermal Spa Hotel, comprise 7 clay courts and an indoor tennis centre with 3 clay courts.
Bad Kleinkirchheim in winter
The Bad Kleinkirchheim region provides a very special mix of fun in the snow. And it’s the variety that makes the difference: sometimes calming and contemplative, sometimes fast paced and sporty. But always pleasantly relaxing! Here you will find the widest slopes on over 100 km of ski runs, ski schools, ski rental, toboggan runs, cross-country skiing, and a great selection of winter hiking trails, from valley to mountain top.
Bad Kleinkirchheim is also at the forefront when it comes to winter sports and the Ski World Cup. It not only is a favourite stop of the ski circus, but also home to one of the biggest names in skiing: Franz Klammer, the skiing legend, who seems to be omnipresent in his hometown of Bad Kleinkirchheim.
Have you tried winter hiking and snowshoeing yet? The gentle Nock Mountains and our Sport & Active coaches have many fantastic experiences in store for you. For cross-country, whether classic or skate skiing, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s go to the Römerloipe track or on one of the high-altitude trails in the Nock Mountains. There is hardly any other winter sports centre in the world seamlessly combining ski and snow fun with thermal spa bliss the way this oasis of wellbeing in the Carinthian Nock Mountains does.
Our slogan, “From the slopes to the thermal spa“, says it all. Here, everything is a bit more laid-back with a focus on indulgence.
Lakes in Carinthia
Fascinating beauty south of the Alps
Just around the corner of the Ronacher, you will find Lake Millstatt, the second largest lake in Carinthia. The lidos of Döbriach are very popular and just 14 kilometres away from Bad Kleinkirchheim. Here, you can not only indulge in a variety of water sports, but also venture out on hikes along the lake. Another highlight is the cycle path around the lake. And after your exercise, you can return by boat – free of charge for Kärnten Card holders!
Ms. Simone Ronacher: “It’s not just about water fun. There is the best home-made ice-cream available at the Sittlinger lido, which I enjoy after a boat trip with our guests.“
The Bad Kleinkirchheim region is also home to the Brennsee swimming lake – a small lake where a variety of water sports are offered in collaboration with the Krainer Sports School. Sailing, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding … Having fun is guaranteed!
Tip: A signposted cycle path takes you from Bad Kleinkirchheim to Lake Brennsee. For your comfort, return to Bad Kleinkirchheim by bike shuttle.
Austria’s largest bathtub featuring numerous water sports facilities is Lake Wörthersee. And it’s all happening here – whether Ironman, Star Night, beach volleyball, Carinthia Runs, GTI, or the Harley event. To get a good overview of everything, head to Pyramidenkogel mountain boasting the highest wooden observation tower in the world. From here, you have a fantastic all-round panoramic view of the lake, the Rosental valley, and towards the Julian Alps – and, of course, towards the Nock Mountains.
With its vivid green hues, it looks just like the Caribbean! If you haven’t seen it, you’ve missed something. It is not only the most natural swimming lake, but also the highest at an altitude of 945 m above sea level. There is a beautiful path along the unspoilt lake. And in winter, when it freezes over reliably, the lake invites you to go ice-skating on its wonderful natural ice. An annual experience loved by guests and locals alike.
To sum it up: the Carinthian lakes can be enjoyed in many ways all year round!