On the road with hiking freaks - fantastic tours for all

Summer and winter vacation
in Carinthia

Active hiking vacation with children in Austria

The area around the Petschnighof in Diex offers a rich selection of hiking routes with gentle climbs and exhilarating views. This makes it an ideal family hiking area in the south of Austria.

Explore with your children with us the breathtaking nature of Austria with its mountains and forests. Feel the freedom of Carinthia on a hiking vacation with your children. Experience enjoyable hikes to mystical stone formations and romantic clearings as well as forays through dreamy forests.

The Petschnighof is one of the most beautiful hiking hotels in Carinthia. Around your dreamlike vacation domicile in southern Austria, a variety of appealing tours to the surrounding peaks await you. There is something for every level: in addition to easy tours suitable for the whole family, the Iron Root Trail is ideal for ambitious hikers. It is part of the Austrian long-distance hiking trail 08. You can start directly from the Petschnighof.

During your hike in Carinthia, you will find a number of places to stop for refreshments along the numerous well-marked trails. Strengthen yourself after your hiking tours in one of the managed huts, while you enjoy the wonderful distant view of the blue peaks of the Karawanken. Your hiking vacation with us in Carinthia will give you new energy and vitality.

With the hiking pros in the mountains

Your hiking and family hotel Petschnighof is the perfect starting point for a relaxing day in the mountains of Carinthia. Our two hiking guides Josef and Gerwald, your personal hiking guides in Diex, know the most beautiful places and most rewarding view mountains like the back of their hand. Twice a week they will guide you and your children to the most beautiful destinations on the Saualpe.

A place with a special atmosphere is, for example, the Zauberkogel, where a pre-Christian cult site is believed to have been located.

Perhaps you can elicit one or the other secret tip from the two experienced mountain experts. Of course, we will gladly provide you with maps for your hikes in beautiful Carinthia. We will give you all the important information and provide you with interesting tour suggestions.

Hiking weeks

Take advantage of the tailor-made offers in autumn and winter with your children to explore the unique alpine landscape of Carinthia on foot directly from Petschnighof.

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Ultimate tips for cross country skiers and skiers

Dream active winter in Austria

The Familotel Petschnighof is ideally located for a variety of winter activities in Carinthia. The region around Diex impresses with a picturesque mountain and snow landscape.

In addition to the numerous possibilities that the family hotel itself has to offer, active snow lovers will get their money’s worth: those who like to strap on their skis will find the ski resorts Petzen, Koralm, Simonhöhe and Klippitztörl within a radius of about 20-30 km. At the foot of the Petzen ski area there are also beautiful cross-country ski trails. If the weather cooperates, ice skating on one of Carinthia’s larger lakes, such as Lake Klopeiner, is also an impressive experience.

Visit one of the attractive destinations in the vacation region of South Carinthia during your winter vacation at Petschnighof.

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Winter fun for the whole family

Horseback riding, tobogganing, ice skating & hiking

Experience a fantastic winter vacation in Carinthia with your children.
The enchanting mountain landscape around the Petschnighof offers popular activities in the snow.

The happiness of this earth is with us even in winter on the back of horses. In the winter months we have daily riding and guided rides. Gallop along snow-covered trails and trot through quiet forests. Enjoy the special charm of the mountain winter during your riding vacation at Petschnighof. Explore the tranquility of the snowy landscape and the majestic white mountain scenery on the back of your horse.

Our toboggan run is right outside our front door and provides fun for all members of the family. Everything you need for sledding is available to borrow for free.

Far away from the hustle and bustle in the big tourist centers, winter is actually still the quiet season here in southern Carinthia. Benefit in your family vacation from the special tranquility that comes to Petschnighof in winter. Experience the fairy-tale magic of the snow-covered mountain landscape around our organic farm while sledding with your children.

Our panoramic lake, popular in summer, becomes an ice-skating paradise in winter.

Not only your children will have fun. Glide over the ice with your skates and enjoy the impressive view of the snow-covered Karawanken peaks. Ice skating on our frozen lake right in front of your hotel in Carinthia is an unforgettable nature experience and an ideal activity for the whole family.

Discover the romantic winter landscape on your own or on guided snowshoe hikes during your family vacation. Winter hiking in Carinthia will make your heart swell. The glittering snow cover and the white peaks around the Petschnighof invite you to extended tours. Find peace and relaxation, train endurance and fitness at the same time. Walking through the snow requires a little more strength, but the fitter you can start the spring.

Winter vacation in the Alps

Skiing and snow fun in Carinthia

Great ski areas in the surroundings of the Petschnighof guarantee winter sports fun for the whole family.

In the alpine region of Southern Carinthia there are numerous possibilities for an active family ski day. Several times a week the Petschnighof shuttle takes you to one of the ski areas in the region.

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about 35 minutes away with 15 kilometers of slopes

The Petzen ski area offers slopes for everyone: whether beginner, pleasure skier, racer, snowboarder or freestyler – spread over 15 kilometers of slopes there is something for everyone. Best of all, the slopes are not crowded and there are no long waits.

During the ride with the cable car to 1,700 m above sea level, you can enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama. The mountain station is the starting point for carving on perfectly groomed slopes, snowshoe hikes around the mountain lake, tours to the summit or the relaxed hut experience. The modern snowmaking system ensures safe skiing all the way down to the valley.

about 45 minutes away with 28 kilometers of slopes

The ski resort Klippitztörl is located in the most northeastern corner of Carinthia, in Lavanttal (Austria, Carinthia, Lower Carinthia, Wolfsberg). For skiing and snowboarding there are 28 kilometers of slopes and 1 kilometer of ski routes.

Two chairlifts and several surface and rope lifts transport guests to the top. The winter sports area is located at an altitude of 1,460 to 1,818 m. The winter sports area of Klippitztörl offers easy and medium difficulty slopes. In addition, the ski resort also offers snowshoe hikes.

about 60 minutes away with 24 kilometers of slopes

From 1,550 m to 2,070 m, this small but fine ski area has 24 km of perfectly groomed slopes of all levels of difficulty, deep snow slopes and a 100 m wide carving slope for connoisseurs. Among the 6 lifts, the detachable 4-seater chairlift Burgstallofen is particularly popular.

The small winter sports area is also suitable for wonderful tours with snowshoes or touring skis, also the tobogganing fun for young and old is not neglected.

Sun, lakes and mountains

Boundless active summer in Carinthia

Make the most of your summer activities in Diex: Design your family leisure time in Austria with hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, climbing or golfing. Take advantage of the varied active offer of the Petschnighof.

You love hiking? Then the harmonious and gentle mountain landscape around our Familotel Petschnighof is the ideal starting point for family-friendly tours. Along the well-signposted hiking trails are rustic, catered alpine huts that will spoil you with regional and homemade Carinthian specialties. For mountain bikers there are many tours and trails to discover.

Exhaust and refuel

Take a break after hiking or mountain biking and enjoy the fantastic surroundings in the Lavanttal Alps. Not only the natural swimming lake directly in front of the Petschnighof invites you to swim and dive. Within easy reach of Diex, numerous Carinthian lakes – such as the turquoise blue Klopeinersee (20 km) – invite you to take a trip. Golfers will also find very attractive courses within a radius of about 20 km.

For fishing enthusiasts, in addition to the hotel’s own pond, the Völkermarkt reservoir is a real highlight. The scenically unique lake is one of the best places for anglers in Carinthia.

Your possibilities at Petschnighof in Carinthia are almost inexhaustible. Because if you want to experience even more, you can head for one of the attractive destinations in the region.

  • Paragliding with starting point 3 km from the hotel
  • Forest adventure world Klopeinersee
  • Hochosterwitz Castle
  • Mega trips: Stollen kayak and Stollen biking Petzen
  • longest flow country trail in Europe
  • High Ropes Course and Trekking Tscheppaschlucht Gorge
  • Obir and Griffen stalactite caves
  • Wildenstein waterfall
  • Lake Landscape South Carinthia
Experience nature on two wheels

Discover Carinthia by mountain bike

The Diex mountain world awaits you. During your active vacation with your family, discover the beautiful surroundings of the Petschnighof – rolling hills and the impressive far-reaching view of the peaks of the Karawanken.

The Familotel Petschnighof in Austria is the ideal starting point for extended tours in the harmonious landscape around the Saualpe and the Karawanken. Here you will find a selection of the most beautiful mountain bike tours in Carinthia.

One of them leads directly to the Saualpe via a moderate ascent. The Michaelerberg tour is a little more demanding on the cyclist’s muscles. This extensive mountain bike trail in Carinthia runs over 40 km in its full length. With some steep climbs, the condition is put to the test tremendously.

But Carinthia has a lot to offer not only for the absolute trail freaks. Families will also find many wonderful shorter variants in the gentle landscape around Diex. There are tour tips for every level, so that all active nature enthusiasts get their money’s worth.

E-bike rental for the insatiable

Brand new with us at Petschnighof is the e-bike rental. For your pleasure tours, the latest e-mountain bikes are available, they significantly increase your touring radius. Our guided e-bike tours prove to be a highlight: experience your personal adventure on completely new routes – even off the marked routes.

Golf vacation in Carinthia

Perfect your golf game

The landscape around the Petschnighof in Carinthia is an Eldorado for golfers. Within a radius of about 20 km there are several extremely charming golf parks. This makes Diex the ideal starting point for your golf vacation in Austria.

Perfect your game while golfing, while enjoying the idyllic lake landscape and the impressive mountain panorama in the Petschnighof region. Three beautiful courses will make your golf vacation in Carinthia an experience:

The place offers a unique view of the Hochobir, the Petzen as well as the Steiner Alps.

The new golf course is located in the middle of the gentle hilly landscape of Central Carinthia and in the immediate vicinity of the Längsee lake.

The place offers a unique view of the Hochobir, the Petzen as well as the Steiner Alps.

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