Hiking and climbing in a stunning panorama
All cable-cars, Alpine pastures and peaks are directly within the hotel’s reach.
We go on a hike from one pasture to the next; or we speed up a bit and take you mountaineering. Our daily guided hiking tours are great adventures for everybody and will show you the most beautiful spots of your holiday region. Our guests ride free on the Gartnerkofel chairlift! Once you get to the panorama, you will enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Alps - Dolomites, and Julian Alps.
Experiencing the sunrise in the mountains is something you will never forget. Martin, your Gartnerkofel landlord, will take you to our sunrise spot “Gugger” via Garnitzen-Thörl early in the morning. After the strenuous hike you have deserved a hearty breakfast on the Alpine pasture!
The hike and the Alpine breakfast are both absolute delights!
We will show you the locals’ favourite spots. Together with the Gartnerkofel team, you will experience the nature on the Nassfeld with other eyes. We will go up and down with you, show you every rock and will share interesting stories with you.
Together, we will enjoy the breath-taking view from the Auernig mountain at sunrise. We walk past the hotel, pass the Plattner Alpenhotel, and go up to Watschiger Alm pasture, up on the Auernig mountain. After such a strenuous hike, we all deserve a hearty breakfast in the mountains. This hike is “delight at its best” – ask your landlord, he will agree.
We take the car to Möderndorf, where the Garnitzenklamm gorge begins. We will make friends with Carinthia’s most beautiful gorge, sometimes also nicknamed “long gorge”. It consists of six parts; we will hike through the first three parts. We will see big and small waterfalls. Via St. Urbani, we will go back to our starting point. We will take a break at the Garnitzenklamm restaurant. A sure foot and no vertigo are a prerequisite for this trip.
We will take off from Gartnerkofel hotel around 10:15am via Rossalm pasture to the show dairy at Tressdorfer Alm pasture, which we will visit. Afterwards we come back to the sunny terrace of Plattner Alpenhotel.
From Gartnerkofel hotel you go to Plattner Alpenhotel, where you will meet your guide Hans. Going uphill to Garnitzentörl, then downhill to Garnitzenalm pasture – beautiful forests and trails along Alpine pines take you up to Stutenboden pasture and then further up towards the peak. After a short uphill walk, we will reach a forest road leading up to Kersnitzenalm pasture, then along a hunter's trail to Schlosshüttensattel pass and onwards to the Egger Alm pasture, where we will take a break.
Meet your guide at the Plattner Alpenhotel. You will pass the Watschiger Alm pasture, walk towards the junction under the Gartnerkofel rock, up to the east to the Gartnerkofel mountain, past the mountain station of the quad chairlift, and finally you will head northeast to Gartnerkofel-Thörl pass and reach the peak via a steep slope.
The track starts at Gartnerkofel hotel past Tressdorfer Alm pasture to Rossalm pasture and back to the Nassfeld Sonnenalpe pasture.
Play – experience - enjoy: This is what the 1.5 kilometre-family-adventure track on the Madritsche mountain is about. An ideal family outing, even for the youngest, is the “BergWasser” aqua trail you can stroll along with your pram, close to the Millennium express mountain station. There is a lot to discover at the aqua trail:
Our “action mountain” Madritsche can be reached via the Millennium express starting just right behind the hotel. And of course, our guests ride free of charge.