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Skiing With Ski Legend Franz Klammer
It may still be dark outside, but hopefully you will be wide awake just before 6:00 am – because the slopes are calling for you! And guess who else is waiting for you at the slopes – no less than Olympic medalist and ski legend Franz Klammer, who will be your skiing companion for the day. You start at the Kaiserburg cable car station and make your way up Bad Kleinkirchheim, to then carve your way back down the perfect slopes, including the world cup slope named after him (which boasts sections with a gradient of up to 80%). When the sun finally peeks out from above the mountain tops your ski experience will be simply perfect. After so much activity and fresh air, you won’t have to wait long for hunger to strike. It’s then time to simply head back up to the Klammerstubn where you will enjoy a wonderful brunch with regional treats.
Trekking On The Pasterze Glacier
The largest glacier in Austria, the Pasterze, lies within the Glockner Group of the High Tauern mountain region in Carinthia and directly beneath Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798m). A glacier hike under the watchful eye of a nationally approved mountain guide is a unique experience that will make you appreciate the world’s natural wonders that have not yet been affected by human progress. Equipped with crampons, a hip belt and a rope you’ll start off the journey by taking a funicular and then make your way along the mighty glacier. The guide will share their knowledge about the glacier whilst you have the chance to admire its shimmering blue crevasses and icy rock formations. A very special point of the hike is the so-called Hufeisenbruch, where you can view the mighty towers of ice that have formed over centuries right at the foot of the Grossglockner.
Ragga Gorge Adventure
Over thousands of years the Ragga river has carved out one of the most beautiful canyons of all the Alps. Wooden bridges and steps offer you the chance to safely traverse this magical and magnificent natural wonder covering a length of around 800m long and 200m high. On the way you’ll pass several waterfalls, impressive rock formations and gorges so narrow that they almost block out the sky. There are also forests as you take the trail overlooking the Möll valley, the village of Flattach and the surrounding mountain ranges of the Hohe Tauern. The Ragga trail takes about an hour and a half to complete and if you bring your Kärnten Card the admission is free.