Carinthia lake round trip east

Carinthia - AT
  • From 599 €
  • Holiday type Bicycle holiday

Tour information

The Carinthia Lakes Roundtrip is a bicycle tour to the most beautiful lakes of Carinthia. Past blue and turquoise lakes, accompanied by a hilly and mountainous landscape, the route captivates with a varied
landscape. The Mediterranean influence in the south of Austria makes cycling a pleasure from April to October. This short cycle tour is a variant of the original route for leisure cyclers and has no sections with
steep slopes or on paved roads.

The cycle tour takes you from Villach, the cycling capital of Carinthia, to lake Faaker See, lake Klopeiner See and via the provincial capital Klagenfurt to lake Wörthersee or the Keutschacher Seental back to Villach and finally around lake Ossiach.
This tour leads mostly on well laid out bicycle routes, often directly along the lakesides. The route is mainly flat, in a few stages slightly hilly.

Included and Not Included Services

Accommodation in hotels 3*** and 4**** category

Breakfast

Videobriefing

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

Well planned routes

Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

Navigation app; GPS data

Arrival transfer to the starting point of the tour

Departure transfer at the end of the tour

Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

Lunch, Dinner

Not mentioned entry fees

Not mentioned train and boat tickets

Rental bikes and travel insurance

All not expressly mentioned under the items „Services Included“

Route highlights

Villach
PLEAMLE: Pleamle is a tightrope walk between traditional costume and modern lifestyle. The daring to combine folk culture from the Alpine region with sophisticated clothing.
Sankt Kanzian
With an average water temperature of 22 degrees, Lake Klopeiner See is the warmest mountain lake in Europe as early as May.
Carinthia
On the famous Wörthersee, lidos, boat trips and boat rentals provide fun and variety for the whole family.
Ossiach
Ossiach presents itself as a charming holiday resort all year round with a dreamlike scenery between mountains and lakes. Not to be missed: the historic Ossiach Abbey with its baroque collegiate church.
Lake Faak
Lake Faak is the southernmost bathing lake in Austria and a true natural beauty. The water of Lake Faak shimmers turquoise blue and on the horizon the mountain ranges of the Karawanken mountains rise into the sky.

Itinerary

Day 1: Villach

You will arrive at your hotel in Villach. Parking spaces available close to the hotel.

Day 2: Villach – Lake Faaker See – Rosegg/Mühlbach

(approx. 35-40 km)

You start in Villach and through the small town the way leads out in the direction of lake Faaker See, the emerald among the Carinthian lakes, not very big, but very warm and turquoise like the Caribbean. You will circumnavigate the lake from south to east and then ride along the Drava/Drau cycle path, which will take you to your destination.

Day 3: Rosegg/Mühlbach – Lake Klopeinersee

(approx. 55-65 km)

Today your bike tour in Carinthia takes you through the scenic valley of the Rosental. During the cycle tour along the Drava/Drau cycle path, you will have the opportunity for some additional sporting or cultural activities: the Feistritz reservoir offers canoe tours while in Ferlach you can visit the gunsmith museum and the Carnica bee museum, giving you an insight into the history of this region. The Tscheppaschlucht gorge is 1.2 km long and impresses with rugged rocks and the 26 m high Tschauko waterfall. Today‘s cycle tour along the Drau Cycle Path (awarded 5 stars by the ADFC) is mostly flat here, often directly on the Drau and through unspoilt nature to Lake Klopeiner See, one of the warmest bathing lakes in Carinthia.

Day 4: Lake Klopeinersee – Klagenfurt – Velden over north shore to lake Wörthersee or alternatively valley Keutschacher Seental

over north shore to lake Wörthersee (approx. 45 km) or alternatively valley Keutschacher Seental (approx. 50 km)

A lap around Lake Klopein should not be missed before you then cycle along the Völkermarkt reservoir and via Grafenstein back towards Klagenfurt. The cycling tour is comfortable, the path leads flat directly into the capital of Carinthia. The small town is manageable, the medieval centre very beautiful with well-preserved houses and today the centre of life in the town. You should definitely take a stroll around the old and new square where the Lindwurm stands as a landmark. Afterwards you cycle along the Lendkanal out of the city directly to the shore of Lake Wörthersee. You now have a choice: either take the cycle path along the northern shore of Lake Wörthersee through the well-known bathing resorts or through the unspoilt Keutschacher Seental with four other lakes. Both variants are charming and come together at the stage destination.

If you want to spend more time in Klagenfurt, you can also shorten your cycling route on Lake Wörthersee by taking a train ride or one of the Wörthersee boats (tickets are not included).

Day 5: Velden – Lake Ossiachersee – Villach

(approx. 50 km)

The first section today takes you back along the Drau cycle path, past the Silbersee lake in the direction of Villach. Shortly Villach, you turn off towards Lake Ossiach, where you will soon see the ruins of Landskron Castle towering high above the countryside. Idyllically nestled in the surrounding mountains, inviting bathing resorts welcome you. and you cycle past the romantic Ossiach Abbey and through the Bleistätter Moor. The dark green colour of the water is something special. You will cycle around Lake Ossiach and then return to Villach - the starting point of your enjoyment cycling tour Carinthian Lake Loop East.

Day 6: Villach

Tour end and departure from Villach or possibility of extension.

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Price per night in double room with breakfast Villach 79 €

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rental bike 21-gear (women) 89 €
electric bike rental 199 €
rental bike 21-gear (men) 89 €

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General information

By car: Villach is easily accessible on the motorways A2, A10 or A11 (depending on the point of origin).
By train: Good train connections to Villach. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Airport Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana. From all three places there are good train connections or airport shuttle services to Villach.

Hotels 3*** and 4**** category.
Please note: Tourist tax – if applicable – has to be paid on the spot!

Depending on the hotel at arrival, unattended parking facilities are available, either directly at your hotel or nearby (for the entire duration of the tour). Public parking garage - no reservation of the parking area/parking garage possible; payable on the spot.

• 21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
• E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km)

We suggest travel insurance.

Tour information

  • Duration 6 days
  • Minimum age 8 years and older
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Distance 200 - 210 km