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Get Local Tours

 

Touring Austria? Or you want a local experience? Why not have both? One of our main goals is to set a new trend in holidaying in Europe, getting the meaning back into holidaying. No more rushing from one major destination to the other. Relax, settle into one area and leave crowded airports, train stations, big tour buses behind you.

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Settle in the heart of Europe for an entire week and go home with lasting impressions. See Austria how you imagined it from stories you read in books with mountains, little farms, traditional celebrations and events with locals still embracing the meaning behind it. History that is there to see and touch that has been passed on to the young ones by their grandparents.
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You don’t need to be a food connoisseur to understand what the tastes of our tours are about, lean back – try new delicacies and you might even be surprised how different a glass of milk freshly milked from a cow on an Alpine meadow tastes!
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Our tours are personal. We have no more than 8 people on any standard tour, so you’ll have time to get to know us, and to get to know each other. And most importantly, you can really get to know this place that we love so much. Get Real. Get Local. You won’t regret it!

Get Local Tradition

Tradition

An absolute melting pot of culture and tradition, our area surrounding Kötschach – Mauthen and encompassing northern Italy is truly an experience. Take a step back in time and wander through the villages of northern Italy or experience the age old farming methods in the award winning Lesachtal Valley.

A world apart from the crowds at Oktoberfest we invite you to join us at a traditional “Kirchtag” festival where the lederhosen and dirndl dress are still the Sunday norm. Engulf yourself in the culture whilst mingling with the locals and listening to the local “oom pa” band.

Get Local Nature

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Kötschach is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and amazing things to explore. Take a walk through the gorge or surrounding forest, explore the mountain trails or lose yourself strolling along the Gail river. Come and join us, relax and take a real breath of fresh air.

Get Local Culinary

Get Local Culinary

Indulge yourself in a culinary experience you won’t soon forget. Carinthia is famous for it’s wide array of traditional dishes that range from the “Kärntner Nudel” to “Reindling”. One of our tour highlights is the boutique Loncium brewery where you will also get the chance to sample their various award winning beers over a five course meal.

You will get plenty of opportunity to sample amazing traditional Italian food and wine on our tours to northern Italy.

Get Local History

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Be amazed by the rich local history in our area. We have a tangible history dating back around 280 million years. Take a stroll through the forest and see the “Versteinerter Baum” which is a fossilized tree that was first discovered in the 1930’s and has an approximate age of between 280 and 290 million years.

Immerse yourself in the history of the Romans in our area, walk around castle ruins or learn about battles fought on our doorstep in WWI. Now’s your chance to get amongst a truly unique and widely unheard of local history.

Where Are We?

The village of Kötschach-Mauthen lies approximately 705 meters above sea level and is situated in the state of Carinthia in southern Austria. It is located at the western end of the spectacular Gail Valley and lies on the border to Italy, surrounded by the Karnischer and Gailtaler alpine regions. We are around 220km north of Venice and 112km west of our state capital Klagenfurt. Kötschach-Mauthen has a population of around 2800 people.

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Design Your Own Tour

Tour packages can be designed to cater to your specific interests. We’ll work with you to identify what it is you want to do, and provide quotes.

We work closely with other local companies including hiking and mountain guides, white water guides, and mountain biking and climbing guides. We also have access to renowned geologists, history experts, food connoisseurs and chefs. Challenge us.

Contact us via our enquiry form, or email, for a quote.