Short break, Carinthia lakes round trip west
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6 days | difficulty level

12 years and older

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Short break, Carinthia lakes round trip west
Past lake Weissensee, lake Millstätter-, Pressegger- and Faakersee

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 6 days
Distance: ca. 165 km
Landscape:

This short cycle tour to the most beautiful lakes of Carinthia is a variant of the original route for leisure cyclers and has no sections with steep slopes or on paved roads. 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.

The stages are shorter, so there is more time to discover the wonderful 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 and Lake Faaker See back to Villach.
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.
Lake Faak
Lake Faak
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spittal an der Drau
Porcia Castle
Spittal an der Drau
The comedy plays in the Porcia Castle are one of the established highlights of the Carinthian Summer of Culture and have been offering the opportunity to enjoy stylish entertainment in the small historic town for more than 55 years.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

6 days / 5 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)

Leave Hermagor and lake Pressegger via the Gailtal bike path and cycle into the countryside. In Müllnern you leave the river Gail and cycle in the direction of lake Faaker and along the southern shore of the lake. Then the path leads through small dreamy villages until you reach Villach.

Day 5

(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 6

Tour end and departure or possibility of extension.

OUR TIP: combine the tours Carinthia lakes roundtrip west and east to a relaxing 10-days-tour through the Carinthia lake district.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Double room rate Arrivals on 24/04/2021 and 02/10/2021 499 €
Double room rate From 01/05/2021 to 25/09/2021 599 €
High season supplement From 19/06/2021 to 11/09/2021 39 €
Single room supplement 105 €

Il 24/04/21, from 25/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 01/10/21, il 02/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

From 01/06/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 31/08/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday.

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 and person in double room Villach 59 €
Single room supplement per night Villach 17 €

Il 24/04/21, from 25/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 01/10/21, il 02/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

From 01/06/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 31/08/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday.

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 69 €
E-bike 125 €
Rental bike TOP 109 €

Il 24/04/21, from 25/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 01/10/21, il 02/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

From 01/06/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 31/08/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday.

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

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 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 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 bicycle
• Rental bike TOP
• E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km)

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

• Breakfast

• Personal tour information

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• Transfers according to the program: Villach – Lendorf a.d. Drau (train), Millstatt –Lake Weißensee

• 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 items „Services Included“

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