Your hiking holiday in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region

The Nassfeld is the starting point for more than 1,000 km of hiking trails with excellent signage, suitable for all summiteers and hikers, young or old. Whether you want to scale a peak or take an unhurried hike through alpine pastures and valleys – the Hotel Garni Zerza offers hiking maps for all occasions. The Gailtal Alps with gently rolling hills and the Carnic Alps with jagged peaks and challenging routes offer a variety of experiences to suit any taste.

You can also hike along routes across Austria’s border into neighbouring Italy. The central location in the midst of tall mountains and lakes makes the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region an ideal destination for your hiking holiday.

On a hike through the farmed mountain pastures of the Gailtal Alps, be sure to try products with EU-protected brands – “Gailtailer Speck” bacon and “Gailtailer Almkäse” cheese!

After hiking, cool off at the public bathing beaches on the Pressegger See swimming lake. Get free admission with the +CARD holiday.

Three reasons why taking Holidays here pays off

1. Hiking routes to suit any taste

The Nassfeld features 25 trails with a variety of themes, including two long-distance hiking trails and two pilgrim trails for sporty hikers. Geotrails and other special routes interactively present the nature and history of the south-east Austrian region.

Tip for young and old:
The Rock Labyrinth is a holiday destination for the entire family. Discover climbing rocks, the high rope course and the “Flying Fox”. Don’t miss adventure routes like the Aqua Trail or the “Im Reich der Wilden Berge” (In the Realm of Wild Mountains) adventure mile.

The Nassfeld-Pressegger See region offers an interactive tour guide to help you plan your hike, along with various hiking routes, through the portal of the partner Bergfex.

To the tour guide

2. Guided tours

Get to know the region, nature and people on guided hikes. Entrust the planning of your hike entirely to your hiking guide. Government certified mountain guides have years of experience and extensive knowledge of the mountains.

With the right guide, you can safely scale the heights of the mountains, without running the risk of getting lost or misjudging the weather.

Local guides lead you to the most beautiful places. Hike across the border to Italy and then attend a bacon tasting at one of the rustic accommodations. You prefer an easy route for the whole family? Then a tour of the Nassfeld “Kräuterlandschaft” herbal region is for you.

Your hiking guides are sure to have recommendations for places to stop along the way.

3. From the hotel room right onto the hiking trail

From the Hotel Garni Zerza, the Millennium-Express is only 10 minutes away on foot – a gondola lift taking you up the mountain in the summer, to the start of numerous hiking trails, and one of Europe’s longest ski lifts in the winter. Ride free of charge with the +CARD holiday.

For your holiday at Hotel Garni Zerza in the Nassfeld, simply send us a non-binding enquiry.

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Hiking tips from the Zerza family

  • Hiking on the Malurch in Italy: This hike, with a duration of around 2.5 hours depending on the route, is suitable for everyone. A small thrill awaits you before reaching the peak.
  • Hiking over the Watschiger Alm on the Gartnerkofel landmark mountain
  • Enjoy imposing hikes through mountains to the Wolayersee. You should allow a day for this panorama tour.
  • No need to always scale a peak. The Wegkreuz & Bildstock hike is great for guests seeking a calmer experience, who want to be alone or just desire to engage in soul-searching. Discover contemplative places around the Tröpolach and enjoy pure relaxation.

Hiking in the region around the Hotel Garni Zerza in Tröpolach is always an adventure. From the Schimanberger Alm to the abandoned Italian villages or up the Malurch in Italy, an eventful hike is guaranteed.

More information about the hikes is available at the Hotel Garni Zerza. Just contact us at +43 4285 556 or office (at)

Hike to the abandoned Italian villages

Hike to the Schimanberger Alm

Hike up the Malurch in Italy