Sun, lakes and lots of fun!
The southernmost province of Austria is not only known for its lake tourism or the famous ‘Fasching’ festival (Carnival). We cyclists too have come to enjoy the southern feel of the fabulous mountain and lake landscape of Carinthia. It is not without reason that every year the sunny state manages to attract the attention of so many people. See the charm of the Carinthian landscape for yourself, the almost magical attraction of the lakes and of course the quality of the excellent cycle paths.
The most beautiful cycle tours in Carinthia
Useful information about your cycle tour in Carinthia
The climate in Carinthia
Carinthia is said to have an almost Mediterranean climate. Carinthia certainly has the reputation of an almost southern region due to the very warm and sunny summer months, which also benefits us cyclists. But even if Carinthia has ‘only’ a temperate Central European climate, it is one of our favourite regions for cycling.
The Carinthian cuisine
Where better to eat fish than at the source? Carinthia has a lot of lakes, and therefore delights the fish-lovers among us with many creative recipes. Carinthia’s most famous dish, however, actually has nothing to do with fish. Of course we are talking about the famous ‘Kärntner Kasnudeln’, or Carinthian cheese pasta. Contrary to what the name suggests, this is not pasta in a cheese sauce, but dumplings stuffed with quark, potatoes, mint and chervil and finely fried and served in brown butter. You must try this delicacy at least once!
The Villach carnival
The Austrian answer to the Cologne Carnival is the Villach ‘Fasching’ (Carnival). The words ‘Lei Lei’ are connected with the famous carnival and it’s well known to every Austrian. It is the Carnival greeting of the fools. Every year on Carnival Saturday, the whole city is the scene of the most colourful parade in Austria. The famous Villach Carnival is broadcast on television every year. For decades, the compilation of the highlights of the Villach carnival was one of the most watched entertainment programmes in Austria, but interest has decreased rapidly over the last few years. It’s understandable, people have less time to watch TV and prefer to ride their bikes! 😊
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I am looking forward answering your questions about our cycle tours in Carinthia!