Networking Between the Mountains

Carinthia offers an incredible opportunity to use its open spaces between or on top of the mountains to meet, make friends, learn another language, and discover different cultures and their history. This is especially important for people who recently moved to Austria. They have difficulties making friends and feel isolated in a foreign country and still do not have a good relationship with the German language!

“Networking between the mountains” is a project which allows people to acquire basic knowledge about how to approach the local mountains, which rules to follow and what are the hidden dangers you can encounter along your hike.

“Let’s network between our mountains together! But wisely!" The inconvenient point is that mountains are not always accessible to everybody. 

Mountains are an entity with their own will: you need to know their language and you need to learn to respect it! So it will respect you! This project is open to all anyone that wants to discover the right approach in order to discover this new landscape.

Anita Pinagli BA MA Certified Carinthian “Bergwanderfuehrer” since 2020.  Anita is Italian and studied archaeology and languages ( Spanish, German, and English ).  Since 2014  she has specialized in the organization of cultural-historical hikes in the border area near Villach. 


The hikes will take place depending on weather conditions and number of participants! Each event will only take place with a minimum of 5 participants, otherwise, they will be canceled and will not be repeated! In order to join and get an update on each single hike proposal contact the 


Standard daily rate for a qualified Carinthiand Wander Guide 2023: 250 €. Standard price per person: 25€ for hikes up to 5h  for a group of min.10 people per hike  Special discount for Carithian International Center members only: 15€  per person for hikes - up to 5h - for a group of min.10 people (price is subject to changes depending on group size and level of difficulties of the hike) 


All participants are responsible to reach the different hiking starts with their own car. We will try to organize a CAR SHARING service with the additional cost of 5  eur per participant to give to the driver!


Family hikes: daily exit thought for beginners and families with children in plain or not difficult terrains under the 500 m  of height difference with a max 3 h hike.

Advanced hike: Hikes thought for CIC-trained members that already joined the past editions of the Networking  Between the Mountains hikes or for Hikers which are ready to hike up to 7 h per day in medium difficult terrains- with 500+ m height difference!

Anita Pinagli
Certified Carinthian Hiking Guide + 43 660 7433095

Mountains for beginners

A short introductory course in order to enjoy the mountains in Carinthia during the summer! 

Where: CIC Office Villach 

Cost:    10€   per person -Free entrance for CIC members!


9.3.2023  -from 7 pm till 8 pm Mountains - a new lanscape to discover.

16.3.2023- from 7 pm till 8 pm Basic rules & safety.

23.3.2023 -from 7 pm till 8 pm Equipment & nutrition.


Module I - Spring Landscapes - the beauty of flowers!

2 April 2023 - Velika Planina - a high mountain herdsmen's village.   -Daily excursion to the Kamnik-Savinja Alps SLOVENIA | Car sharing | Family hike (Cable car and  Food are not included).

30 April 2023 - The  Palnock | AUSTRIA | Car sharing | Family hike.

13 or  14 May 2023 - Jesenice and the Golica (Kahlkogel) SLOVENIA| by train from Villach | Family hike and advance hikers.

20 May 2023 - The Kahlkogel from the Austiran side | AUSTRIA | Car sharing | Advanced hikers only.

27 May 2023 - The Oisternig and its Bunkers- ITALY | Family Hiike and advanced hikers | Car sharing.

Module II - Mountains as sacred landscapes

4 June 2023 - The caste of Fusine & Mithys and legends around the Fusine Lakes and Rifugio Zacchi, ITALY | Car sharing | Family hike.

11 June 2023 - Monte LUSSARI - The last secret of an ancient alpine hut….IL TE’ DELLA TEA | Advanced  hikers only ITALY | Car sharing.

A special night out and hike  - sa & so 1/2 July 2023: Following the footsteps of 3 ancient Irish pilgrims-The Glattjocht -an Interesting  Irish medieval archaeology study case applied to the Alps |  Niederen Tauern STYRIA AUSTRIA | Car sharing | Advanced Hikers only (independent hotel Booking in Oberwölz).

Module Archeological landscappes

8 July 2023 - Tscherniheim & Hermagorer Boden Alm,  an ancient glass factory hidden in the Gailtaleralpen, AUSTRIA | CAR sharing | Family Hike.

23 July 2023 - Nassfeld: an ancient Hunt & Gatherers mountain pass, AUSTRIA | CAR sharing | Family Hike.

29 July 2023  - The minority languages  Hike. Come and discover the 3 languages spoken in Kanaltal, ITALY |CAR sharing | Family Hike.

A special night out. On the top of the mountain. 12-13 or 26-  27 August 2023  A WW1 study case | Night out on the rif. Bernardinis, DUE PIZZI |  Max 6 people- 50€ per person,  ITALY reservation in advance.