Carinthian Lakes and Alpe Adria - based in one Hotel from Villach Warmbad

IT - AT - Carinthia - Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • From 1149 €
  • Holiday type Bicycle holiday
  • Duration 7 days
  • Difficulty Level Media

On the well-developed cycle paths around the lakes, leisure cyclers and families are well treated. The region in the south of Austria with its Mediterranean climate has almost 200 lakes, some of them you will explore.

The special location near the border to Slovenia and Italy makes two great day trips possible. The first tour will lead you to the famous Alpe Adria cycle path with the probably most spectacular section on the old railway track from Tarvis to Venzone. The second tour starts in Kranjska Gora, the Kitzbühel of Slovenia, and leads you also along the old railway track to Italy and back to Austria. Starting point of this journey is the dreamy lake Faaker See near Villach. Starting from there the daily trips take you to Lake Wörthersee and Klagenfurt, lake Pressegger See, lake Ossiacher See and in the Alpe Adria area – a wonderful cycle tour with the highlights of the region.
The journey is a bicycle tour for everyone. On mostly asphalted cycle paths, the trips lead through Carinthia‘s lake district and the Alpe Adria area without any significant slopes.

Included and Not Included Services

Accommodation in hotels of the chosen category

Breakfast

Half board

Videobriefing

Train journeys to Tarvis and Hermagor, from Klagenfurt and the Kanaltal to Villach as well as transfer to Kranjska

Gora including bicycle

Well planned routes

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

Navigation APP

Service hotline during 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

Not mentioned entry fees

Rental bikes and travel insurance

All items not expressly mentioned under „Services Included“

Kranjska Gora
A well-known winter sports resort in Slovenia, nestled in a beautiful mountain scenery.
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
The Lindwurm fountain on Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee dating from the 16th century depicts the landmark and its heraldic animal, a lindworm.
Kranjska Gora
The wooden chapel dedicated to St. Vladimir was built in 1917 by surviving Russian prisoners of war to commemorate those who died while building the road over the Vršič
Carinthia
On the famous Wörthersee, lidos, boat trips and boat rentals provide fun and variety for the whole family.
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 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.

DAY 1: Arrival at Villach Warmbad

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

DAY 2: Lake Ossiacher See round trip (approx. 55 km)

Along the Gailtal cycle path you cycle towards the Ossiacher lake. Surrounded by an idyllic mountain scenery, inviting bathing resorts and the romantic Ossiach Abbey welcome you. The dark green colour of the water invites you to take a refreshing dip before returning to Villach /Warmbad or Lake Faak.

DAY 3: Lake Wörthersee – Klagenfurt (approx. 45 km)

The first few kilometres you follow the river Drau , passing by a countryside that has kept its naturalness even to the present. At the famous lake Wörthersee, there are plenty offers for the entire family; public beaches, boat rentals and boat trips on the lake. The route will take you through lively villages to Klagenf-urt. You travel back to Villach by train.t trips on the lake. The route will take you through lively villages to Klagenfurt. By train you travel back to Villach Warmbad or Faaker See..

DAY 4: Tarvisio – Alpe Adria Cycle trail (Italy) (approx. 65 km)

In the morning the train takes you to Tarvisio in Italy. The border town is a winter and sommer sport centre. The bike trip is going along the Ciclovia Alpe Adria bike path, an old railway track. The cycling path leads you through a valley called Val Canale and is very spectacular because of a lot of tunnels and bridges high above the valley. You will pass typical Italian villages and unspoilt nature. You go back to Villach with the cycle train which has been specially set up for this purpose..

DAY 5: Kranjska Gora/Slovenia – Tarviso/Italy (approx. 55 km)

After a short transfer in the morning to Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) you cycle on the well laid out cycle path along an old railway track to Italy in the Italian border town Tarvis, known for its market and the typical Italian flair. Then it goes back to your starting point Villach on the route of the popular Ciclovia Alpe Adria cycle path.

DAY 6: Hermagor – Lake Pressegger See (approx. 60 km)

In the morning you take the train to Hermagor. Today you follow the Gailtal bike path. The wide valley has kept its naturalness and the trip is going along the river Gail. At the beginning you pass Lake Pressegger See, one of the smaller lakes in Carinthia. Before reaching Villach, you pass a nature reserve, resulting from a rockfall of the giant Dobratsch mountain. Here you cycle directly along the river Gail , which is wide and flat and a lot of people like to jump into the river. Then the path leads through small dreamy villages until you reach Villach.

DAY 7: Departure

Tour end and departure or possibility of extension.

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Price per night in double room with breakfast Warmbad - Villach 0 €

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rental bike 21-gear (men) 99 €
rental bike TOP (men) 169 €
rental bike 21-gear (women) 99 €
electric bike rental 249 €
TOP bike (unisex) 169 €

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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.

Category PREMIUM: Spa hotel at Villach Warmbad
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).

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

We suggest travel insurance.

Tour information

  • Duration 7 days
  • Minimum age 12 years and older
  • Difficulty Level Media
  • Distance 270 - 270 km