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Children's nature camp
Members only

Children's nature camp

21.08.2018 - 02.08.2019 Sonnleitn

offer number a017r304

  • offer number a017r304

  • 21.08.2018 - 02.08.2019
  • Sonnleitn
  • Family
  • Family & Fun

Children's nature camp

Austria’s mountains, flora and fauna and untamed nature are calling out to you! A whole week of adventure and fun await at the natural science kids camp. Animals, plants, mountains and alpine pastures are all just waiting to be explored with the help of the Austrian nature reserve’s ranger and forest education specialist Nicole Mittendorfer. The young researchers will be not only learn lots of new things, but also be awarded your very own researcher’s certificate!

Natural science kids camp in Sonnleitn in the Carnic Alps


At the natural science camp, everyone has the chance to be a real natural scientist. The resort in Sonnleitn is the starting point for the various activities. With Mission Green Planet as our theme, we will discover and investigate our environment together.

Day 1: Individual arrival in Sonnleitn. At 17.00, the budding researchers and parents will be welcomed over a refreshing drink and given further details about the week’s events. As the programme comprises outdoor events, it is weather-dependent and subject to change.

Day 2: The week will start on the alpine pastures. Together we will investigate the universe in a cowpat and get to know farmers on the alpine pastures. At lunchtime, we will enjoy delicious fresh alpine snacks. Recharged and reinvigorated, we will visit the marmots in their natural habitat in the afternoon.

Day 3: In the morning, our discussion topic will be "Miracle Waterworld". We will be investigating a mountain stream using a tray and research survey. Tonight's event is arguably the highlight of the week: the night walk. The group will prowl through the night, silent as a fox, seeing, hearing and smelling nature in a very different way.

Day 4: Today, we will be on the lookout for tracks. What can we see if a lynx, bear or wolf has crossed this path before us? Where do they live? Together we will determine their habitats. But nature offers more than just a place for animals to live. We will create little artworks using materials collected in the wild.

Day 5: This week also holds in store some great fun and games. In the afternoon, we will play games in the forest and learn some thrilling sensory exercises. Through these games, we will learn more about all that nature has to offer.

Day 6: The last day also promises to be a great hit with the children: A visit to the Garnitzenklamm canyon. Together we will explore this natural monument, building dams and cairns out of stones, known as “Stoamandeln” in this region. A tasty picnic will also be provided. To mark the end of the natural science camp, the trained naturalists will be awarded their own research certificate.

Day 7: Option to extend stay or make your own way home.

The natural science camp can be booked for children between the ages of 7 and 11 years and is suitable for all children who love nature and take pleasure in discovery and research. Nature skills are fostered together as a group.

Services included

  • Welcome drink
  • Natural science kids camp week-long workshop
  • 1 x alpine snack
  • 1 x picnic
  • Travel and admission to the Garnitzenklamm canyon
  • Illustrative material, research equipment, craft materials
  • Research certificate at the end of the week
Important information
Dates and prices
30.07. – 03.08.2018
28.07. – 02.08.2019
  • EUR 192.– per child aged between 7 and 11

Residence points and local charges as per current Booking Information.

Information and booking
Deadline for registration:
  • Four weeks before arrival
Number of guests:
  • Min. no. of persons: 5
  • Max. no. of persons: 10
Please note:
You will need to bring:
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Wellington boots or other sturdy shoes
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Rucksack
  • German

Born to bike and hike
Members only

Born to bike and hike

08.09.2018 - 14.09.2019 Sonnleitn

offer number a018r304

  • offer number a018r304

  • 08.09.2018 - 14.09.2019
  • Sonnleitn
  • MotorradSport & activitiesHiking & nature
  • And more

Born to bike and hike

Sonnleitn is located in the Southern Limestone Alps and is therefore the perfect starting point for motorcycle tours and hikes. We will embark on various tours in the surrounding area together with our “alpine sheriff” Karl-Heinz Miggitsch, a trained motorcycle and mountain guide. The beautiful Alps with picturesque lakes, castles and gorges are just waiting to be discovered on foot and two wheels.

Varied week in Sonnleitn that cleverly combines motorcycling and hiking to make every biker's dream a reality


Day 1: Group dinner in the Almstüberl restaurant and introduction to the motorcycling and hiking programme by Karl-Heinz Miggitsch.

Day 2: First group outing together. A relatively easy starter tour along the Slovenian Vrsic Pass to warm up for the days ahead. (Approx. 5 hours; 180 km).

Day 3: Motorcycle tour to Lago di Sauris with tour of the highest altitude prosciutto company in Italy. We will stop for a break at Stefano (food not included). Via the Monte Zoncolan and Plöcken Pass, we will make our way back to Sonnleitn. (Approx. 6 hours; 220 km).

Day 4: On this easy to medium-hard hiking tour over the Madritsche to the Rudnig alpine pasture, we will discover the Carnic mountain region, visiting a show dairy on the way. These alpine pastures are famous for their delicious Gailtal cheese. (Hiking time approx. 5 hours).

Day 5: A wonderful motorcycle tour will take us through the Slovenian Triglav National Park and past roaring waterfalls. At 2864 m, Triglav is the highest mountain in both Slovenia and the Julian Alps. We will return to Sonnleitn via the Nassfeld Pass. (Approx. 6 hours; 260 km).

Day 6: Hike up the local peak in Nassfeld, the Gartnerkofel. From the top, we will be afforded wonderful panoramic views over the Julian Alps, the Dolomites and the High Tauern mountain ranges. (Hiking time approx. 5 hours)

Day 7: We will round off our week with a tour of seven lakes through Carinthia. This tour is a highlight for all motorcyclists and is made even more interesting by the many stories the guide will share about the Carinthian lakes. We will mark the end of a great week with one last dinner together. (Approx 6 hours; 240 km).

Services included

  • 4 x guided motorcycle tour
  • 2 x guided hike
  • 2 x dinner in Almstüberl restaurant
  • 1 x welcome cocktail
  • Leaving gift
  • Parking space
  • Route maps

Services not included

  • Food and drink during stops
  • Toll fees (if applicable)
Important information

Hiking difficulty

1 shoe: 1 – 2 hours, gentle

2 shoes: 2 – 3 hours, medium, some climbs and descents, stony paths

3 shoes: 2 – 5 hours, larger climbs and descents, stony paths, steady footing required, telescopic walking stick recommended

4 shoes: 5 – 7 hours, challenging climbs and descents, previous hiking experience necessary, very steady footing required, telescopic walking stick highly recommended

Note: a small shoe stands for an intermediate level of hiking difficulty

Dates and prices
08.09. – 15.09.2018
22.06. – 29.06.2019
07.09. – 14.09.2019
  • EUR 289.– per person

Residence points and local charges as stipulated in the current Booking Information.

Information and booking
Deadline for registration:
  • 4 weeks before arrival
Number of guests:
  • Min. no. of persons: 5
  • Max. no. of persons: 14
Please note:
  • Late check-out available on request
  • You will need to bring: Motorcycle in full working condition, personal identification/passport, spare motorbike bulbs (for Slovenia), safety vest
  • Level of difficulty: medium
    Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours, with ascents and descents of up to 400 metres above sea level. Steady footing and a good level of fitness are required. High-cut hiking boots, small rucksack, wind/rain jacket and, if necessary, hiking sticks
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