Carinthian Lakes near Hotel Waldhof
The hotel is sourrounded by many lakes:
Silbersee, the perfect local family swimming spot about 4km (http://www.silbersee.at/)
Wörthersee: ca 12km to Velden
Faaker See: ca 8km
Sailing – Windsurfing – Kitesurfing
The Carinthian Lakes offer great possibilities for Sailing and Windsurfing.
Lake Ossiach and many other lakes offer great diving spots.
Cycling in the Villach Area
Cycling fans will find a number of adequate trails around Villach. We recommend the cycling trail „ Jausenradweg“ along the Lake Ossiach or the „Drauradweg“ trail. Mountainbikers can be connected to a specialized mountainbike tour guide on request.
The „OssiacherTauern“ Mountains are direct accessible from the Hotel – familiy friendly trails are available to the Castle Landskron and further
We recommend our guests to use the Cable Car to the „Gerlitzen Mountain“ just 3km away. – http://www.gerlitzen.com/
Top Hint: Use the Cable Car to get on the top of the mountain and use a TANDEM PARAGLIDE instructor to fly to the Valley with you – more info on request. – http://www.tandemfliegen.at/
Dobratsch – Villacher Alpe
On the West side of Villach, ca 20 min by car, the Villacher Alpe offers beautiful View to Villach, Gailtal and Italy. A mountainroad gets you to approx 1500m by car where further hiking trails start. – https://www.villacher-alpenstrasse.at
Burg Landskron – Ancient Castle Landskron
The Hotel Waldhof is located directly below the Ancient Castle Landskron. Walking time is approx 30 minutes, but you can access the Castle also by Car (toll-road). The Castle is opened from Mai-October and offers a Restaurant and a Wild-Eagle breading Station the up to three daily show events. This is a must see for families and wildlife interested guests. There is also a station offering tours through a wild-monkey habitat at the castle (Japanes Makkaken monkeys are living in a huge open area in the mountain)