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4 ski resorts in 15 to 20 minutes reach – langlauf tracks – thermal spa – golf – mountain biking – hiking – culinary treats – Nock Mountains UNESCO National Park – Flora – Fauna – Culture

The well-known major ski resorts of Turracher Höhe, Bad Kleinkirchheim, St. Oswald and Hochrindl with extensive langlauf tracks are all within easy reach of 15 to 20 minutes. The well-known thermal springs of Bad Kleinkirchheim offer alpine wellness with two Spa centres, Römerbad and St. Kathrein. The 18-hole championship golf course by Don Harradine is beautifully set in alpine nature, a region renowned for deep-snow skiing, for hiking and biking tours - a refuge for all seasons.

Culinary treats are plentiful at Hochschober, Loystub’n, Ronacher, Eschenhof, Gasthaus Lax and Alpl, the local Pertl Wirt, as well as at a great variety of cosy traditional mountain huts on the ski runs and hiking trails.

The round summits of the Nock-Mountains (the name deriving from the German word for dumpling) offer an extraordinary variety of secure hiking paths on some 1,000 km of tracks over the lush meadows with dark blue mountain lakes - ideal for families. Today this is a UNESCO Biosphere National Park opened in 1987 and covering an area of 180 square-kilometres with a maximum elevation of 2441m. Widely spread mountain huts invite hikers offering local alpine produce - Carinthian hospitality at its best.

The 35-km toll road, the Nockalm Strasse (closed in winter), runs from Ebene Reichenau to Innerkrems travelling through the magnificent National Park in pristine landscape with the largest spruce, larch and arolla pine forests in the eastern Alps. This is also one of the most beautiful and challenging mountain bike roads in Austria.