The circular walk in the valley (nr. 1) starts opposite Hotel Trattlerhof. The path Sonnenweg leads you across sunny meadows up to the creek Owaldbach. Cross the creek and follow the way above Hotel Almrausch for about 100 meters up the stream. Here you will find an old mill well worth seeing. Walk past the church St. Kathrein and continue walking until you reach the farm Gutzingerhof and the Protestant church. Then cross the road Oswaldstraße and walk by the mill Hubermühle and the Catholic church St. Ulrich. The path continues behind the church and leads about half-way up further towards the East. Follow the road for about 100 meters downhill and hike up to the guesthouse Sonnblick.
Behind the guesthouse and after a few turns, you reach a road that leads you past the farm Stampferhof to the stream Zirkitzerbach. Then turn left to the Hotel Felsenhof and follow the secluded forests and meadows until the restaurant Gasthof Drage.
After crossing the national road, the valley path leads you above the golf course and past Franz Klammer’s downhill slope K70 until the sports ground. The last part of the hiking trail runs via meadows alongside the stream Zirkitzerbach for a while up to the farm Ottinger Gehöft and to the cable car Kaserburgbahn. Behind the guesthouse Hubertushof, the path leads you further to the Hotel Kirchheimerhof. Follow the road down to the Hotel Kristall. Then turn left and walk further through the forest to the spa gardens and back to the start along the stream Kirchheimer Bach.
- Walking time: 4 – 4.5 h (total)
- Walking time: 1.5 h (Trattlerhof – Pension Sonnblick)
- Walking time: 40 min (Pension Sonnblick – Gasthof Drage)
Via the mountain path Ploninger to St. Oswald
Start your hike at the spa hotel Ronacher. Walk past the church St. Kathrein, then take the path Sonnenweg until Aigen. Follow the road direction Bad Kleinkirchheim for about 50 meters and turn left into the path Sonnenblumenweg to the farm Tischnerhof. Walk further along the path until you reach the restaurant Ploninger and the fairy tale meadow “Märchenwiese”.
Walking time: about 1.5 hours
Follow the mountain path St. Oswald on the right-hand side further up to the quarry and then turn left through the forest down to Bichlbauer. Follow the water trail direction Bad Kleinkirchheim until the source Oswaldiquelle. Leave the quarry behind you and get your bearings alongside the stream until you reach the restaurant Tschernerwirt. After crossing the national road follow the waiter trail and then take the path Sonnenweg till the farm Trattnighof. Here, you turn left onto the paved road and stroll to the thermal bath St. Kathrein.
Walking time: about 2 hours