Summer activities

Aktiv Appartements is not only a name but an attitude. Around our house is a huge variety of possibilities to have an active holiday. It doesnt matter if you like hiking, biking, water sports, golf, horseback riding or any kind of action sports - the region Faaker Lake is perfect for everyone.


The many lakes around our house are a paradise for all kinds of water sports. You can explore the bright turquoise shining Faaker Lake either by electro boat, by canoe, or by stand up paddle board. They all can be rented at the lake. After your lake excursion you can relax at the beach area of the Faaker lake - where our guests have free entry.

If you like more action you could go diving either in the crystal clear weissensee or paraglide from 1800 meters altitude up at the Gerlitzen Alpe. A new fascinating way of exploring carinthia is to ride down the Drau or Gail with a canoe. Kajak Center Faak rents boats and gives lessons to learn the right technique for easy river paddling or for white water rafting.

Many lakes also give out permissions for fishing - the best one seems to be Afritzer lake because you can fish directly from the shore. If you bring home a nice catch you can prepare the fish at our barbecue place and enjoy your success on our terrace.


Our varied area is suitable for every hiker - from beginners doing a walk around the lake to professionals climbing up gorges on their own. Smooth hills and mighty 3000 meters high mountains make the alpine region of carinthia so special. Relish the delicious food at the lodges on the way along the Karawanken and enjoy the view over the sparkling waters of the many different lakes. You will find some tour suggestions in our tour guide.


The climbing area at Kanzianiberg, which is located very close to our house - is carinthias most spectacular one with more than 300 routes and about 400 rope length. But also at the Maltatal, Karawanken and Nockberge are interesting climbing spots for beginners as well as for professionals. Many mountaineering schools and climbing schools teach you the right technique and all the things you need to know to be safe while climbing.

The roschitza klamm is a very nice gorge and not far from our house. You can climb up and through the gorge by walking along to the water. However, for safety reasons, it is better to take a guide along. We will be happy to help you to find the perfect guide for you. If you like to do some easier climbing - take your car, or hike up to Taborhöhe- a high wire park suitable for adults and kids.


The beautiful nature in carinthia is a paradise for bikers of all kind. If you like race biking you can ride up one of the countless mountain roads which are all perfect for motorbikes and race bikes alike. One of the most beautiful ones is Villacher Alpenstraße. Take a tour all the way up to the Dobratsch and enjoy the 360 degrees panoramic view that extends from that point. If you like to do a day tour by bike you can ride a stage of the Drauradweg or the Alpe Adria trail, Both are nicely prepared paths next to the river Drau that lead you through beautiful nature from city to city.

If you like Mountain biking you can start one of the many tours directly at our house and explore the forest with your bike. Our Tour guide show different options for bikers - whatever bike you are riding. And in the evening when you come home you can lock your bike in our garage where you also find tools to have small repairs done on you own.


You could fill books describing all the different types of action sports offered in our region. People who enjoy views or flying can do this while taking a tandem jump with a paraglider, or being part of a ballon ride. These are great ways to enjoy the stunning view over the Karawanken and Julische Alps. If you like to fly on your own with a paraglider you will find perfect conditions for it at the Gerlitzen. If you like to feel the water of the Alps - try to take a Canyoning tour. Climb down the mountain the same way water does- by jumping down with the water into natural water pools - using natural slides, and down waterfalls belaying yourself down the fall.

Other Sports

Austrias most southern state also has above-average sun hours. Thus playing golf is a great pleasure. There are 22 courts around our hotel which can all be played with one single card - the Alpe-Adria-Golf Card.

A net of horseback riding trails covers carinthia - so you can take tours in length from one hour up to many days. If you are not an experienced horseback rider you can take lessons close to our house at the Reitschule- Goritschach. Well-behaved horses are waiting for you there and can show you that the greatest happiness on the earth can be found on the back of a horse. The Reitschule Goritschach also offers day nursery - kids can be brought there in the morning from 9 am to 7 pm. Meals will be cooked together with the kids and is included in the price as well as a ride on a pony.