GTC Wörthersee hiking events

General Terms and Conditions (GTC) for the hiking events "Wörthersee EXTREM and the Magical Solstice Hike" along the Wörthersee circular hiking trail. (Status April 2022)

1. organizer:

Region Wörthersee-Rosental Tourismus GmbH, FN 168385 a Villacher Straße 19, 9220 Velden am Wörthersee Phone: +43 4274 38 288 E-mail: Internet:

2. participants:

a.) Participation in the hiking events is open to any natural person. For children and adolescents, the relevant legal provisions apply with regard to their representation, as well as the relevant provisions of the Youth Protection Act and the provisions of youth protection standardized in other laws.

3. temporal and local validity of these general terms and conditions:

a.) With the purchase of the ticket, a contractual relationship is concluded between the purchaser and the organizer, which regulates the visit of the respective hiking event. These GTC are an integral part of the contract concluded between the organizer and the visitor.

b.) With the purchase of the ticket, the visitor submits on the one hand to these GTC and on the other hand to the unrestrictedly applicable further legal regulations, such as the conditions of carriage of Wörthersee Schifffahrt for the Magische Sonnwendwanderung.

c.) By pre-ordering the ticket, the visitor implicitly declares that he/she accepts these GTC and the submission to the above-mentioned contractual and legal regulations. In addition to purchasing tickets in advance, it is also possible to purchase tickets directly at the event.

d.) The purchase of the ticket entitles the visitor to access the event and to consume the services offered by the service providers operating within the framework of the event at a reduced price or free of charge. If the visitor consumes a service offered, a separate contract is concluded at least implicitly between the visitor and the respective service provider, so that the latter is liable exclusively and in accordance with the statutory provisions for the provision of its service in the course of this concluded contract.

e.) The organizer assumes no liability for personal injury or property damage resulting from the consumption of the services offered by the individual service providers.

f.) With the purchase of an admission ticket, the following services can be consumed free of charge or at a reduced rate at the places and locations listed:

Wörthersee EXTREM:

  • Multi Visions lecture "Alpe Adria Trail" by Herbert Raffalt on January 8 at 8.30 p.m. in the Casineum Velden
  • Purchase of a "Wörthersee Starter Package" with Wörthersee gift and sponsor goodies
  • Accompaniment of the starter field by a total of 3 pace makers of the Mach3Team(with 3 different speeds - depending on ability and fitness level, there is the right speed for everyone!)
  • Consumption at a total of four heated indoor lab stations incl. food & warm drinks
  • Pick-up service at all lab stations at the end of the race
  • Comsumation of the finishers - Pasta in the restaurant Wrannissimo
  • printed and digital souvenir photo
  • atmospheric start with fire bowls and hot drinks in front of the Velden municipality
  • free visit of the observation tower at the Pyramidenkogel
  • New Year's resolution: sink your wish to yourself in Lake Wörthersee
  • "kelag - fresh energy!" Station - with momentum into the last stage
  • Casino Velden wheel of fortune with great prizes for all participants

The Magical Solstice Hike:

  • Accompaniment of the starting field by a total of 3 pace makers of the Mach3Team(with 3 different speeds - depending on ability and fitness level, there is the right speed for everyone!)
  • 62km or 25km walking course with easy, moderate climbs and downhill sections
  • magical, golden light atmosphere at sunrise at the Pyramidenkogel lookout tower (admission included)
  • Starter package with a Wörthersee gift and many goodies
  • 4 refreshment stations along the route incl. food and drinks
  • Pick-up service for dropouts
  • Certificate and medal
  • souvenir photo
  • short aroma oil treatment for tired calves* at the finish (*according to availability) by our partner AROMAREICH Köstenberg
  • finisher pasta
  • fire show at the start of the hike
  • jump over the fire at the Forstsee
  • Druid's potion from the copper cauldron in the fire circle at Schlosshotel Velden
  • Sunrise at the observation tower at Pyramidenkogel
  • Jump into the Wörthersee & Villacher beer filling station with the legendary VW bus
  • kelag - fresh energy station with DJ

The program is subject to change!

4. purchase of the entrance tickets or the event band:

a.) With the purchase of the admission ticket, the purchaser has entered into the contractual relationship described above with the organizer of the respective hiking event. The admission ticket, which is designed as a ticket, can be purchased in advance by ordering it on the Internet and then sending it to the organizer or - depending on availability - directly at the event.

b.) For the purchase of this ticket, the prices shown by the organizer of the event apply, which also include sales tax and other legal charges in the prescribed amount.

c.) After receipt of the ticket, the purchaser is still permitted to pass it on to third parties. This, however, only with the transfer of the rights and obligations arising from the present General Terms and Conditions and the relevant contractual and legal provisions described above.

d.) Together with the admission ticket, the purchaser will receive a colored event wristband to be worn at the corresponding admission point, which only entitles the purchaser to consume the services of the respective hiking event. The right to attend the event and to consume the offered services free of charge or at a reduced price is proven by wearing the event wristband.

e.) The transferability of the event wristband to another person is excluded from the moment the event wristband is permanently attached around one of the two wrists. The organizer reserves the right to check the access authorization, i.e. the wearing of the event wristband, and to deny access to the event or exclude the visitor from the event if the access authorization is missing.

f.) The control takes place by checking the condition of the event band, which can be used to determine whether the event band has been used for the first time or several times. In any case, the event band must be worn on a wrist until the end of the event.

5. behavior during the event:

a.) The visitors of the event have to follow the instructions of employees of the organizer. The visitor is liable for all damages caused by his own negligence to the property of the organizer or the individual service providers.

b.) After a one-time reprimand by the Organizer's staff, the Event Visitors may exclude the Event Visitors from consuming free and discounted services provided by the Service Providers, without refunding the entrance fee, if the Visitor

  • disturbs, harasses or threatens another visitor of the event during the event
  • the visitor persistently disobeys the instructions of the staff
  • behaves in such an inappropriate manner that it is detrimental to the reputation of the event organizer (heavy drinking, etc.)
  • does not comply with the regulations of the respective venue.

6. change of the program:

a.) The organizer has the right to change the framework program of the respective walk or the locations of the refreshment stations, as well as to change individual showmen and service providers, provided that this does not essentially change the character of the event or eliminate it altogether.

b.) The change of the program as well as the individual service providers is also possible without prior announcement on the Internet or through print media or other advertising media.

7. Cancellation of the Event/Refund Claim:

a.) The Wörthersee Hiking Events basically take place in any weather. However, the organizer reserves the right of total cancellation if the event appears to be impracticable due to weather conditions. Weather-related cancellation is required if the event appears to be impracticable for its entire planned duration as a result of heavy thunderstorms, heavy snowfall or hail, or heavy gusts of wind or other inclement weather. In case of such a total cancellation, the visitors are entitled to a refund with regard to the payment of the entrance fee.

b.) If the visitor has purchased the ticket via an advance booking platform, in the event of a total cancellation of the event, the reversal of the transaction shall in principle also only take place via this advance booking platform and the visitor shall be referred exclusively to the advance booking platform for the assertion of his refund claims.

c.) It is also possible for the organizer to cancel the event on individual days only or to cancel the event that has already begun in the event of massive weather-related circumstances. If the event starts at the scheduled time and is subsequently cancelled or interrupted on individual days, the visitor shall not be entitled to a refund of the ticket price.

d.) In the event of a total cancellation due to force majeure other than the weather conditions described above, the organizer shall not be entitled to refund the entrance fee to the visitor.

e.) The organizer may cancel the event in whole or in part for reasons for which he is responsible up to a maximum of two weeks before the event, whereby the visitor who has ordered an admission ticket in advance must be informed of this or a corresponding message must be posted on the Internet forums. Total cancellations within the two-week period before the event are only possible due to the above-mentioned weather-related circumstances. In both cases, the visitor is entitled to a refund of the entrance fee.

f.) In case of loss of tickets, any claims for return, enrichment and other claims of the visitor against the organizer are excluded in any case.

8. compensation for damages:

a.) Claims for damages of any kind of the visitor against the organizer are excluded, as far as the organizer, his legal representatives or also his vicarious agents have not acted intentionally or grossly negligent and no essential contractual obligations have been violated. A liability of the organizer for the services rendered by the service providers as well as in case of self-infliction by the visitor is excluded in any case.

b.) Likewise, liability of the organizer is excluded if it was not possible for him to avoid the damage due to the circumstances. Any justified claims for damages by the visitor against the organizer shall be limited to the positive damage and shall in no case concern damages in the area of lost profit.

c.) Under no circumstances is the organizer liable for damaged, lost, stolen or worthless objects.

9. media representation:

a.) The holder of an admission ticket or the event tape valid as admission authorization expressly agrees, without demanding any remuneration for this from the organizer, that images of him taken in the course of the event may be reproduced, used for advertising purposes or used in audiovisual media.

b.) The visitor thus authorizes the organizer to use the photographs taken of him/her, even if an identity is clearly recognizable, without demanding compensation for this. This applies only to photographs and other pictorial representations taken within the time frame of the event and during consumption of the services offered.

c.) Pictures taken outside the time frame of the event may not be used on the part of the organizer and the publication in the various media may be prohibited on the part of the visitor even if compensation is claimed.

10. Other provisions:

a.) Should any provision of the GTC be wholly or partially invalid or lose its legal effect at a later date, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In place of the invalid provisions, another appropriate provision shall apply - insofar as this is legally permissible - which comes as close as possible in economic terms to what the contracting parties intended or would have intended if they had considered the invalidity of the provision, taking into account the principles of good faith and custom.

b.) The GTC can be adapted to the requirements of the Wörthersee Hiking Events. The organizer shall make the appropriate dispositions for this purpose and the visitors shall declare their willingness to accept these dispositions.

c.) All additional agreements are not valid. Changes and additions to the GTC must be made in writing.

d.) The place of jurisdiction and fulfillment for all rights and obligations is Klagenfurt, so that the local and factually competent courts in Klagenfurt are responsible for any legal disputes.

e.) Austrian law shall apply exclusively.

f.) The German text of the General Terms and Conditions (GTC) is exclusively authoritative. g.) The rights and obligations arising from the General Terms and Conditions will be transferred to the legal successor of the organizer.

Further important information for your participation:

  • The barcode printed on the ticket will be electronically validated by a barcode scanner at the entrance. Attempts to gain access to additional persons with a duplicated ticket with the same barcode are not possible and will be reported immediately by the system.
  • The start at the respective hike is permitted without exception only with 2-G rule (fully vaccinated or recovered) and after personal registration of each person. It is not possible to give contact data as a substitute for an accompanying person or to pass on tickets. For the control of the 2-G data we need a valid identity card for authentication, otherwise we can not grant admission without exception - please do not forget!
  • Your data will only be passed on to the authorities upon request, stored securely in terms of data protection and disposed of properly after the retention period has expired.
  • The official COVID-19 prevention measures in force at the time, including any additional prevention measures taken by the organizer, are always valid. More information on COVID-19 can be found on the Internet at Current information on the coronavirus situation in Austria (
  • Participation in the respective hike is at your own risk. The events may only be attended if the relevant COVID-19 symptoms are completely free. Visitors without stable health are recommended to refrain from participating in the hike.
  • Visitors with relevant COVID-19 symptoms may not be admitted to the venue or may be expelled from the event despite having a valid ticket.
  • The general terms and conditions of the Region Wörthersee-Rosental Tourismus GmbH apply.


Please help to make the event as safe as possible and adhere to the recommended hygiene measures of the Federal Ministry:

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