Villach is a paradise for sports enthusiasts and offers a wide range of activities. The region has everything you need for a successful sports experience: crystal clear lakes, extensive forests, high mountains, fresh air, excellent weather and a good infrastructure.

No matter what sport your heart beats for, the Flats in Villach are the perfect starting point for all your adventures due to their advantageous location. Each flat also has enough storage space to accommodate all your equipment.

Worth seeing are the countless bathing possibilities

Anyone who loves a dip in the cold water will be thrilled by Villach. Because in the region there are many crystal-clear and clean bathing lakes that provide cooling in summer and are easily accessible from the flats. Among the most popular are the Faaker See, the Ossiacher See, the Afritzer See and the Silbersee.

If swimming alone is too boring for you, you can also try out one of the water sports on offer. The choice ranges from water skiing and wakeboarding to diving, sailing and surfing. Those who prefer a quieter pace have the option of casting a line and catching their own dinner.

Sports events in Villach

In spring, exercise enthusiasts can enjoy the event of "Lake Ossiach car-free" discover the lake for a whole day on foot, by bike, skateboard or roller skates. The entire 27 km route is closed to motorised traffic during this time.

If you want to go high up, the climbing festival that takes place in autumn "King of Kanzi" just right. Here, visitors can practise on the slacklines, make their own mark in the climbing marathon or enjoy themselves in the climbing village.

Particularly popular is the "SUP Alps Trophy on Lake Faak. Competition enthusiasts will engage in exciting battles on the stand-up paddle board. A comprehensive supporting programme and live music are provided. Enjoy the exuberant atmosphere at Lake Faak and dive into the turquoise blue water.

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Cycling and cycling tours around Villach

Do you love it when the wind blows around your ears and you explore a bit of new landscape with every pedal stroke? Then Villach is the place for you. The surrounding area is a true Eldorado for racing cyclists, mountain bikers and pleasure cyclists. There are many routes to explore. You can cycle along the beautiful lake and river shores, climb impressive mountain peaks on a mountain bike, race down a downhill trail or leisurely explore the surrounding towns and villages. It's entirely up to you. Families also benefit from the well-developed family cycle paths.

Spectacular is the new modular pump track in Drobollach. This is laid out in an endless loop. With sweeping up and down movements, the aim is to actively ride this track and thus generate speed without pedalling. The pump track is covered and also suitable for children.

Hiking trails to slow down 

Attention mountain climbers! From our flats you are spoilt for choice as to which mountains you would like to climb first. The choice is almost limitless. You can choose between the Gerlitzen Alpe, the Dobratsch, the Dreiländereck, the Mittagskogel, the Nockberge or the Verditz. In any case, you will be rewarded with an unforgettable panorama and wonderful impressions of nature.

A hike can make you quite hungry. The rustic alpine huts provide food and drink. There you can recharge your batteries, put your feet up and marvel at the colourful natural scenery. Afterwards, you can continue your exploratory tour invigorated.

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