Easy hiking tours

Hiking tour suggestions for families and beginners


Hikes for families and casual hikers

These hikes in Eastern Tyrol allow you to enjoy the alpine world in all its glory, and without needing the same kind of experience necessary for our more demanding tours.


Tristachersee and "Alter See"

Right at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites, you will find a wonderful swimming lake. From here, you should take the easy hike to a natural landmark, the “Alter See”. It is located under a massive rock face. A true paradise for flora and fauna.


Moosalm – Venedigerwarte

From the Hochstein valley station, you can take the Schlossberg lift directly up to the Moosalm. It is a big hit for kids especially, since the Moosalm petting zoo and playground promise all kinds of fun. Awaiting you above here is the Venedigerturm - a viewing tower that offers a fantastic view of Lienz.


"Zedlacher Paradies" Hiking Trail

The Zedlacher Paradies is an ancient cultural landscape - a larch forest with centuries-old, gnarled, giant trees, which offer an impressive natural spectacle in late autumn when the needles turn yellow.

A loop trail, with info on natural history and imaginative metal figures by metalsmith Erich Trost, leads to the most beautiful trees in the Zedlach forest.

A side trip to the Wodenalm (ca. 1 hr.) or to the Strumerhof (ca. 30 min) are very rewarding. The Zedlacher Paradies is one of Austria's most beautiful larch forests. Time-on-trail: for the complete loop ca. 3 hrs.


Alpengasthof Lucknerhaus 1,920 m

Inn with a direct view of the Grossglockner
Open: from May 1 to October 26, sunny terrace with a wonderful view of the Grossglockner, reachable by car, toll road!
Ascent: from Kals via the Kalser Glocknerstrasse (5 m wide), 20 min. driving time, easily reachable. Buses up to 25 tons possible! Gradient 10 %


Galitzen Gorge Water Path

Enjoy views of the thunderous Galitzenbach from the bridges and paths, feel the raw power of water. Flanked by steep rock walls, you will gain impressive insights into the Lienz Dolomites.
Informative display boards along the Galitzen Gorge tour provide interesting facts about history, geology, flora and fauna.


Naturfreunde Hütte

In summer, the Naturfreunde Hütte is very easy to reach. It is located at an elevation of 1800 m in the Zetterfeld hiking area. By car, drive via the Gaimberg to the car park at the Fasching Alm. You will reach the hut in only 30 min. 


Reiter Kirchl

Once you have arrived at the Moosalm, you can explore the Reiterkirchl loop trail. It takes less than 2 hrs. The signposted path leads to the Reiteralm and the Reiter Kirchl. Branch off towards the Tschwabelehof, where a meadow trail with a beautiful view leads to the Tschitscherhof. From here, you can return to the Moosalm.


Sunny Trails

Awaiting you on the sunny side of the Lienz valley basin are numerous tours on sunny trails, which are easy and beautiful. Feel and explore nature. 


Theme Trail – Path of Peace

This path of reflection leads to the Helenenkirchl. You start in Thurn and hike along this easy path over meadows and through forests. After ca. 1.5 hrs., you will reach the Helenenkirchl, where you will have a fantastic view of the valley basin in Lienz. 


Lucknerhütte 2,241 m

Open: beginning of June to ca. October 20, specialties from the kitchen: homemade pastries, traditional cuisine from organic farming, vegetarian dishes
Ascent: easily reachable for children and seniors in 1 hr. from the parking lot at the Lucknerhaus!

Lienz and the surroundings


"Beautiful View" Tour

Route description: from the Iselsberg kiosk left on a hiking path through fields and forest uphill to the inn "Zur schönen Aussicht" (refreshment opportunity). Head downhill first on a supply road to the Kieferhof and the Defreggerhof, then back to the Iselsberg.
Time-on-trail: ca. 2 hrs.


Pustertal · Golzentipp 2,317 m

A wonderful excursion. A slightly uphill trail on the local mountain in Tilliach awaits with great views.
Route description: from the summit station, the path leads left to the mountain ridge, along the ski run up to the Glamp lift summit station and to the circular Jochsee. Then, just above the group of old hay barns, you will reach the Golzentipp.
Time-on-trail: ca. 1 hr.


Defereggental · St. Jakob Adventure Water Trail

A perfect half-day hike: self-guided water trail in the valley basin of St. Jakob. It leads past wonderful wetlands, alluvial fans, waterfalls, and springs. Info boards explain the various effects of water on the landscape and life. There is much to see and marvel at.
Starting point: eastern outskirts of St. Jakob/ Einfangbrücke bridge
Time-on-trail: short loop ca. 1 hr., long loop ca. 2.5 hrs.

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