Active vacation in summer

At the Pirker’s NaturE & Bio Family hotel

Cycling – On the saddle, get set, go!

Pedal hard and explore the art and culture city of Gmünd. It’s 14 kilometers to be exact. And even those who prefer hairpin bends and fitness to culture and art will find what they are looking for here in the Malta Valley. The cycling fun starts right outside the hotel door, takes you along the lively Malta River and, if you wish, to a few unforgettable excursion destinations in the region. With our countless routes, a cycling vacation in the mountains could hardly be more beautiful.bike rental: Speaking of cycling vacations, if you don’t have your own bike with you, you can easily rent one on site for a fee. Just like the necessary accessories – from helmets and child seats to child trailers. And off you go!

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Wonderful hiking ARENA


Lace up your hiking boots and set off directly from the hotel on a leisurely hike to the Malteiner water features. From waterfall to waterfall, past the bee nature trail over hill and dale, breathe in and enjoy the wonderful mountain air. Beautiful mosses, ferns and coniferous forests line the path and many an ant or fire salamander can be spotted in the sunlight.

Known as the “valley of cascading waters”, the Malta Valley boasts 2 national parks. Here, your vacation will be a nature experience with beautiful waterfalls and magnificent mountain scenery.


In the fast pace of time, simply pause for a moment and enjoy the many wonders of nature. This is how moments experienced in the Maltatal become unforgettable impressions for the whole family. Our beautiful homeland has a lot to offer, especially for families with children. All inns, restaurants and excursion destinations have facilities for children and are very family-friendly!


  • Marked hiking trails to beautiful waterfalls and alpine huts
  • Four 3,000 meter peaks such as: Hochalmspitze, Ankogel, Schneewinkelspitze, Oberlercherspitze and Hafner
  • Maltahochalm road to the highest dam wall in Austria
  • Cycling right by the hotel on Carinthia’s most beautiful cycle path R9
  • Alpine tours with a mountain guide
  • Donkey support
  • Large water adventure playground (under the Fallbach stream)
  • Mountain tours (Weinschnabel, Faschaunereck, Stubeck, Elendrundgang Maltatal) by our certified and qualified national park rangers

“Only where you were on foot, you have been too.”  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Climbing garden, climbing hall & via ferrata

There are numerous sport climbing tours in the Malta Valley – the most popular climbing garden is the so-called „Kreuzwand“. It is up to three pitches high and offers climbing routes of all levels of difficulty. Thanks to a new, easier sector with very good protection and a practice via ferrata, the Kreuzwand is also very suitable for climbing courses.

You can also aim high at the Via ferrata along the 200m high Fallbach stream. The Fallbach via ferrata is a sporty via ferrata close to the valley and offers climbers breathtaking views from Carinthia’s highest waterfall. Equipment and climbing experience are required.

Families with Indoor climbing fans we recommend the climbing hall in Mühldorf with a large fun area for children. You can find the climbing offer here. The journey to the Mühldorf climbing hall from Pirker’s takes 40 minutes by car.


Thrills in the water

The Malta Valley is known for its many impressive waterfalls. Discover the many wonders of nature and enjoy the impressive water world in the valley of cascading waters. Canyoning is becoming increasingly popular. Accompanied by professional canyoning guides, you move through a wildly romantic water world where fun, excitement and adventure make for unforgettable hours. The trail leads through the Gößgrabenschlucht gorge, where waterfalls, pools and rock formations typical of gorges await you. Experience a special kind of natural spectacle!

  • Active canyoning from 12 years

    An impressive experience with abseiling sections, breathtaking slides and jumps of up to 12 m. € 85 per person including equipment.

  • Relax Canyoning from 10 years
    Easy to moderately difficult tour with water slides, climbing sections and easy jumps. € 60 per person incl. equipment.

3D archery course in the Malta Valley

Roam over hill and dale through the forest and go hunting…

The 3D Barcours near the Gössfälle water arena (approx. 1.5 km away – accessible on foot or by bike) offers an extraordinary experience. You can prove your marksmanship with bow and arrow on a four-hectare, 1200 m long 3D archery course. The equipment and instruction on correct behavior and shooting on the archery course is included. The 3D archery course is a full partner of the Carinthia Card and a bonus partner of the Mountain & Valley Card.

 3D archery course with instruction & shooting

  • Price per adult: € 30
  • Children 10 years – 16 years: € 28,-
  • Children 6 years – 9 years: € 26,-
  • Family bonus: Families of 4 or more people (2 adults, 2 children) receive a 10% family discount on the total price. No registration required!

Game, set

and victory!

There are two newly renovated tennis courts directly in Malta, on the new sports ground. Infrastructure such as parking spaces and WC facilities are available.

Cost per hour of play € 10,- per person. For reservations, please contact the reception desk..

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