Carinthia lakes, e-bike or sporty cycling tour
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8 days | difficulty level

Carinthia lakes, e-bike or sporty cycling tour
Past a varied landscape to the most beautiful lakes

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 350 - 350 km
Landscape:

The Carinthia Lakes roundtrip is a 350 km long cycle tour to the most beautiful lakes of Carinthia. Past blue and turquoise lakes, accompanied by a hilly and mountainous landscape, the route fascinates with a varied landscape. The Mediterranean influence in the south of Austria makes cycling a pleasure from April to October. The sportive or e-bike tour is a cycling tour for more ambitious and experienced cyclists. The route leads along roads with heavier traffic for several kilometres in some sections. Starting from Villach, the cycling capital of Carinthia, the cycling tour takes you to Lake Ossiach, Lake Millstätter See and Lake Weissensee, then from Lake Pressegg along the Gailtal cycle path past Lake Faak to the emerald-green Lake Wörthersee.

The famous Drau cycle path (awarded 5 stars by the ADFC) takes you to Lake Klopeiner See and back to Villach via the provincial capital Klagenfurt.
This tour leads mostly on well laid out bicycle routes, often directly along the lakesides. In some sections the route leads along federal roads without a cycle path. In addition, there is a long slope on the route to Weißensee to overcome (transfer optional). The rest of the route is mainly flat, sometimes slightly hilly. The route is ideal for E-bikes.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Villach
Trendy traditional costumes in Villach
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.
Klagenfurt
Lindworm fountain
Klagenfurt
The Lindwurm fountain on Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee dating from the 16th century depicts the landmark and its heraldic animal, a lindworm.
Sankt Kanzian
Lake Klopeiner See
Sankt Kanzian
With an average water temperature of 22 degrees, Lake Klopeiner See is the warmest mountain lake in Europe as early as May.
Lake Pressegger
Lake Pressegger
Lake Pressegger
The unspoilt Lake Pressegger See lies in the midst of mountains, forests and meadows embedded in the second largest reed bed in Austria. With temperatures of up to 28 degrees, it is one of the warmest bathing lakes in Austria.
Klagenfurt
Maria Loretto
Klagenfurt
The Maria Loretto Peninsula on Lake Wörthersee near Klagenfurt is one of the most beautiful places in Austria.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

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

Day 2

(approx. 70 km)

You start in Villach and head out through the small town towards Lake Ossiach, where you will soon see the ruins of Landskron Castle towering high above the countryside. Idyllically embedded in the surrounding mountains, inviting bathing resorts and the romantic Ossiach Abbey welcome you. The dark green colour of the water is something special. You circle Lake Ossiach and then head towards Lake Millstätter See. This route takes you through the so-called Gegendtal, past the two idyllic lakes Afritzer See and Brennsee and the small town of Radenthein to the eastern shore of Lake Millstätter See. Then it is a few more kilometres along the lake to today‘s stage destination.

Day 3

(approx. 60 km)

Today you start at Lake Millstatt, then cycle through the Lieser Gorge to the district town of Spittal an der Drau, the centre of which is the beautiful Renaissance Porcia Castle. Afterwards you cycle downstream along the Drau cycle path for a while, then continue along the main road, up to the Weißensee lake (transfer optional). At the top, enjoy a short boat ride across Lake Weissensee, as there is no road connection to the eastern shore. Once you reach the western shore of Lake Weissensee, a short ascent awaits you, before you head then descend along the dreamy Gitschtal valley to the small town of Hermagor and then to Lake Pressegger See.

Day 4

(approx. 70 km)

Your cycle tour today takes you along the Gailtal cycle path. The wide valley is unspoilt and the cycle path runs right through the natural landscape along the river. At the beginning of your cycle tour you will pass the Pressegger See lake. Like all Carinthian lakes, it is a bathing lake with warm temperatures. Part of the tour then leads before Villach at the foot of the majestic Dobratsch mountain through a nature reserve that was created in the course of a historic rock fall. Here, too, you cycle directly along the Gail River, which is wide and shallow at this point and used as a bathing spot by many nature lovers. The cycle path continues towards Lake Faak. It is the emerald among the Carinthian lakes, not very big, but very warm and turquoise like the Caribbean. You cycle around the lake from south to east and then cycle along the Drau cycle path to your destination for today - Lake Wörthersee.

Day 5

(approx. 60 km)

In the morning you start at Lake Wörthersee and cycle along the Drau cycle path (awarded 5 stars by the ADFC!!). This tour runs via Rosegg and through the beautiful Rosental valley, along the Ferlach reservoir and mostly flat, often directly on the Drau river and through untouched nature to Klopeiner See, one of the warmest bathing lakes in Carinthia.

Day 6

(approx. 40 km)

A lap around Lake Klopein should not be missed before you then cycle along the Völkermarkt reservoir and via Grafenstein back to Klagenfurt, today‘s destination of this tour. Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia, is located directly on the eastern bay of Lake Wörthersee with a wonderful sandy beach, numerous sights and a beautiful old town that also invites you to go shopping.

Day 7

(approx. 45 km)

The first section of the tour takes you along the northern shore of Lake Wörthersee, through the well-known and popular resorts of Pörtschach and Velden. seaside resorts of Pörtschach and Velden. Along this Wörthersee cycle path, small bathing spots invite you to take a refreshing dip in Lake Wörthersee. in Lake Wörthersee. From Velden you cycle back along the Drau cycle path and past the Silbersee lake, back to Villach, the destination of this cycle tour.

Day 8

Tour end and departure from Villach or possibility of extension.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast Arrivals on 24/04/2022 and 02/10/2022 589 €
Price in double room with breakfast From 30/04/2022 to 01/10/2022 689 €
High season supplement From 18/06/2022 to 11/09/2022 49 €
Single room supplement 139 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price per night in double room with breakfast Villach 59 €
Single room supplement per night Villach 17 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

rental bike 21-gear (men) 89 €
rental bike 21-gear (women) 89 €
rental electric bike 189 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

dates of arrival

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Available for groups from 6 persons and on request
It's recommended to obtain a travel cancellation insurance. The indicated price is subject to changes, print and calculation errors.

General information

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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 on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Airport Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana. There are good train connections from all these cities to your starting point.

Inns or hotels 3*** and 4**** category.
Please note: Tourist tax – if applicable – has to be paid on site!

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 at the cost of approx. € 35.00 per week. No reservation of the parking area/parking garage possible; payable on the spot.

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

• Accommodation in inns or hotels 3*** and 4**** category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• On the day of arrival, our service team is available on site for questions and bike handover

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• Boat ticket according to the program

• 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

• Rental bikes and travel insurance

• All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

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