Kirch Bach is in the middle of the Gail valley between the larger towns Kötschach-Mauthen and Hermagor. The Gail Valley is part of the Holiday Region "Carinthia's Natural Arena" with the adjacent valleys Lesachtal and Gitsch, the Presseggersee and Weissensee and the Nassfeld ski area.
Kirch Bach has two supermarkets - a regional specialty, a public swimming pool and the spacious, newly constructed golf course. In July 2014, the show and experience farm 'Gail Valley farmer' was opened.
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From the house long walks are possible along the wide valley and along the Gail. The Gail is a torrent that has beautiful places to swim. Children love to stay at the Gail and play for hours with sand and stones on the shore - while parents enjoy the tranquility and reading listening to the murmur of the river. At night you use the many BBQ places from simple stones and looking at the starry sky. The Gailtaler even love their river so that they can drive on the weekends with rubber boats on the water.
If you prefer swimming in the lake, goes to Presseggersee (15 min. By car) and visited here who never uncrowded beach resorts on the north or south shore. Picturesque easy beach Oswald in Passriach is on the south bank. Alternation offers a trip to Weissensee, the highest lake in the Alps. Almost everywhere offer from the idyllic shady hiking trails along the waterfront opportunities to jump in the lake - or you visit again the well-kept family bathrooms.
If that's not enough, use of the proximity to Italy and travels in two hours to the Mediterranean to Trieste, bathes there in the rocky coves below the magnificent coast road, and occurs after a dinner overlooking the sea, the journey home to the Gail Valley in.
Find both the avid mountain biker and the pedaling family, right from the house, everything they are looking for.
Mountain bike tours take you to the surrounding mountains with their alpine meadows and over the ridge to the south to Italy. Who wants cycling without great effort, traveling on the designated bike path R3 over up to 90 km through the entire Gail Valley.
Light and medium hikes lead to the surrounding mountains, the high tops (local mountain creek church), the Gartnerkofel and Reisskofel. The walks can almost always connect with a Almbesuch, in which the typical delicacies Gail Valley (Scots, alpine cheese, bacon) can be tasted. An extensive tour leads along the Carnic High Route (15 km), which is also accessible in sections. A must for every nature lover is a walk through the Garnitzenklamm in Hermagor, one of the finest white water gorges in Austria. Especially for children this way an unforgettable experience. Even among young people here is from the cell phone.
"Gailtalgolf". Opened in 2006 by Gary Player, 70 ha area is impressive proof that golf and nature conservation are not mutually exclusive. At the widest point of the valley, the challenging 18-hole course is integrated into a nature reserve. The fairways are lined with numerous ponds, watercourses and habitats, protect the rare animal and plant species.
The Winter iG are often long and snowy. Those looking for peace and reflection, is taking along on a clear winter day walks from the house in the valley and on the Gail. Or migrates above the valley on the roof stowage mountain.
The avid skiers and snowboarders will find any kind of change in Carinthia's top ski resort, the wet field, Kirch Bach reached in less than 10 minutes. The ski area in the border triangle between Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli, and offers 30 lifts, 110 kilometers of downhill slopes - and the longest cable car in the Alps! It runs from the base station at an altitude of 1 900 m to the center of the circus. The ski school offer the wet field attracts families, but also offers the ambitious snowboarders (Snow Park Nassfeld) and skiers each challenge.
Less spectacular, but manageable and comfortable, are the smaller ski resorts in Weißbriach and on the Weissensee - where you almost forget how to ski and loves the view of the frozen lake barely averted. Whatever the Weissensee: The highest lake in the Alps in winter forms the largest natural ice surface in Europe. On a circuit of 6 km glide families with children slide slowly and chatting there, fast Dutch skating professionals in an elegant attitude on the ice. For years, the Dutch people skating, the "Elfstedentocht", held at the Weissensee. Up to 3 000 skaters is swarmed onto the ice and bring the region the sporting event of the season. The Ice pleasure can also be for anyone without much preparation easily have: The sports shops give skates already for a day. It slides across the polished surface, warms up the winter sun and a mulled wine - at a level that was still a jetty in summer - happy and moves back to the Gail Valley.
Even avid cross-country skiers get their money. In good snow conditions you climb 200 m from the house church stream 44 is removed in the trail network through the Gail Valley.