Stage 04: from Pörtschach to Velden


Stage 04: from Pörtschach to Velden

Stage description

Forest idyll between two famous tourist resorts on Lake Wörthersee

From the boat pier, the route leads through the village, past Leonstain Castle to the Hohe Gloriette - one of the most beautiful lookouts on Lake Wörthersee. We continue to the fortress ruins of Leonstein and the barefoot trail. Via Seekull you reach the viewpoint Karawankenblick. This offers a stunning view of Lake Wörthersee and the Karawanken mountains in the south. The trail continues via Pavor to Lake Forstsee. This lake invites you to cool off. Continue past the lake to the right and then slightly downwards to the romantic Roman gorge, one of the most beautiful sections of the Wörthersee circular hiking trail. Passing through it, you reach Velden. At the train station in Velden you cross beneath the tracks and continue in the direction of the town center. Passing the Casino Velden you reach the pier directly across from Velden Castle.

Difficulty: easy
Duration: 4 hrs 04 min
Length: 13,1 km
Ascent: 329 m
Descent: 325 m