Carinthia Lakes round trip - enjoyment tour
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8 days | difficulty level

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Carinthia Lakes round trip – enjoyment tour
Discover famous lakes by bike

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Duration: 8 days
Distance: ca. 250 km
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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 fascinates with a varied landscape. The Mediterranean influence in the south of Austria makes cycling a pleasure from April to October. The leisure tour is a variant of the original route for leisure cyclers and has no sections with steep slopes or on paved roads.

The stages are shorter, so there is more time to discover the magnificent landscape, but also the cuisine and culture. The cycle tour takes you from Villach, the cycling capital of Carinthia, to lake Millstätter See, lake Weißensee, lake Pressegger See, lake Faaker See and via the valley Keutschacher Seental with 4 lakes to the provincial capital of Klagenfurt. From there the journey leads over the lake Wörthersee to the Drava/Drau cycle path back to Villach and finally around the lake Ossiacher See.
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.

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.
Gailtal valley
Bacon from the Gailtal Valley
Gailtal valley
Hermagor is the "bacon capital of the Gailtal". Characteristic for the Gailtaler Speck is its red colour and the snow-white fat. The original Gailtaler Speck may only be produced in the Gailtal and has a mildly salty smoked and meaty taste, which is slightly spicy. It is firm in consistency, tender in bite and melts crisply on the tongue. Typical for the Gailtaler Speck is its golden-yellow outer colour and when cut the Strong red meat with snow-white fat content.
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.
Ossiach
Ossiach
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.
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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. 30 km)

In the morning you take the train to Lendorf near Spittal a.d. Drau. From there you cycle on secondary roads to Lake Millstatt, which is completely surrounded by a cycle path. You will discover the untouched south shore without any roads where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake in many places. Along the northern shore you cycle, partly directly along the lake, to the capital of the region, Millstatt am See. Already the Austrian emperor spent his holidays here, and many elegant villas from this era are still preserved.

Day 3

(approx.30 km)

In the morning, a shuttle bus takes you up to the lake Weißensee. From there, a boat will take you to the starting point of the bike tour. The trip starts with a short slope before turning downhill again along the dreamy Gitschtal valley, to the small town of Hermagor and then to Lake Pressegger.

Day 4

(approx. 60 km)

The tour starts at the Gailtal cycle path, one of Carinthia‘s most natural cycling routes. It leads through the Schütt nature reserve, formed by a landslide of the imposing Dobratsch mountain, and where the Gail River flows through wide gravel banks. From the Gailtal cycle path, turn off at Müllnern in the direction of lake Faaker See and continue along the southern shore of the lake. Then the path leads through small dreamy places to today‘s final destination.

Day 5

(approx. 40 km)

Today starts with a section along the Drau cycle path and then leads to the Keutschacher Seental cycle path. The trip starts with some slopes before turning downhill towards the valley along the 4 lakes through idyllic natural landscape and forest sections. Via the suburb of Viktring you return to the shore of lake Wörthersee and then cycle the last part to Klagenfurt along the Lendkanal, which connects the city center with the lake. Do not miss a leisurely evening stroll through the romantic old town, and experience the flair of this city up close.

Day 6

(approx. 45 km)

The path leads you back to lake Wörthersee and then always along the north shore. The route runs continuously on bike paths and often directly along the lake, where you are free to stop for a cooling jump into the water. The bathing resorts along the lake are lively and have nice inviting sea promenades with many attractions for big and small cyclists. Leaving lake Wörthersee in a westerly direction you reach the Drava/Drau cycle path, the most famous bike path in Carinthia, which will bring you back to Villach. The relatively small city of Villach is perfect for little stroll in the centre.

Day 7

(approx. 45 km)

The Seebach leads you out of Villach and soon you will notice the castle ruin of Landskron, dominating the valley below. Surrounded by the idyllic mountain scenery, you will come across inviting bathing resorts and the romantic Ossiach monastery. The dark green colour of the lake water is really inviting to take a last bath before closing the roundtrip in Villach.

Day 8

Tour end and departure or possibility of extension.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast Arrivals on 24/04/2021 and 02/10/2021 599 €
Price in double room with breakfast From 01/05/2021 to 25/09/2021 699 €
High season supplement From 19/06/2021 to 11/09/2021 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.

21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle 75 €
E-bike 169 €
Rental bike TOP 119 €

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 and hotels 3*** and 4**** category.
Please note: Tourist tax – if applicable – has to be paid on 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 at the cost of approx. € 35.00 per week. No reservation of the parking area/parking garage possible; payable on spot.

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

• Accommodation in inns and hotel 3*** and 4**** category

• Breakfast

• Personal tour information

• Transfers and train tickets according to the program

• 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

• 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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