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Carinthian Lakes

Cycling on the Austrian Riviera

Do you know which part of Austria gets the most sunshine? Guess! In Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost state, of course. The area around the picturesque Carinthian lakes is also known as the Austrian Riviera. And not without reason. Here you can witness the perfect interplay of sun, mountains, water and southern lifestyle. Romantic valleys, sparkling lakes, majestic mountains and picturesque landscapes invite you to an unforgettable cycle tour in the south of Austria.

Details about the cycle tour around the Carinthian lakes

The enchanting small town of Villach is the starting point for this popular cycle tour. Where the jesters make their jokes during Carnival time, you get a perfect, first impression of Carinthia’s sunny climate. From here you can discover Austria’s warmest swimming lakes, such as the Ossiacher See, Klopeiner See, Faaker See and of course the Wörthersee. A slightly hilly route on mostly separate cycle paths, always with the lake in sight, makes this tour a real pleasure.

Highlights of the cycle tour around the Carinthian lakes at a glance:

  • Villach: The loveable small town impresses with great surroundings and delightful cityscape. You will find crystal clear lakes all around, untouched nature and imposing mountains. An absolute highlight.
  • The famous Wörthersee: Much sung about and highly praised it is, next to the Wolfgangsee, probably one of the most famous lakes in Austria. Turquoise blue water, picturesque banks and the well-known town of Velden invite you to linger.
  • Klagenfurt: The capital of Carintha is also known as ‘The Rose from Lake Wörthersee’. And once you’ve been there, you’ll understand why. The lovely city centre and an almost Mediterranean flair make Klagenfurt a real gem.

Useful information about the Carinthian Lakes cycle tour

Over eight days you will get to know the most beautiful sides of Carinthia and you will be surprised every day. Look forward to southern temperatures, lots of sunshine, lovely landscapes and friendly towns. The daily stages between 35 and 50 kilometres, which run mainly on cycle paths and low-traffic side roads, lead you to Carinthia’s most beautiful lakes and are easy to master with a good basic level of fitness. There is plenty of time to dip your feet into the cool water and enjoy the sun.

Do you also need a healthy dose of vitamin D? Then head off to Carinthia!

Medium
Medium
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

The Romans and later on Paracelsus sized up the healing power of the thermal springs in Villach.

Hotel (example):

Mosser

You cycle a few kilometres eastwards along the river Drava's bike path. Your next destination is Velden, which is a pulsating village by Lake Wörthersee. You continue through a slightly hilly landscape into Keutschach valley. You can take a bath in Lake Hafnersee, Lake Keutschacher See, Lake Baßgeigensee and Lake Rauschelsee, which are all located around the bathing resort of Keutschach. Along Lend Canal you reach the capital of Carinthia – Klagenfurt. Alternatively (approx. 40 km) you can also cycle along the northern banks of Lake Wörthersee via Velden, Pörtschach and Krumpendorf to Klagenfurt. 

Hotel (example):

Cityhotel zum Domplatz

 

After strolling through Klagenfurt you cycle to the Ebenthal and Grafenstein castles. Grafenstein castle has got an arcade courtyard well-worth seeing. You then continue to the Völkermarkter Stausee (reservoir) and then onto the warmest lake in Carinthia, Lake Klopeiner See.

Hotel (example):

Menüwirt

Today you cross the river Drava for the last time. You cycle through a slightly undulating landscape towards Maria Saal. Today you also pass the Duke's chair and Hochosterwitz castle (excursion there is about 15 km extra) on your way to St. Veit.

Hotel (example):

Fuchspalast

 

St. Veit was the capital city for centuries and domicile of the Carinthian bishop. Even today, the past is still evident through the city wall, the medieval square, the gorgeous houses, the castle of the duke and lots of monuments. Along the river Glan you cycle to Glanegg (castle ruin) and Feldkirchen, surrounded by romantic castles, ruins and hills. You then cycle along the Glan bicycle path back to Villach.

Hotel (example):

Mosser

Tour character

The variation between the individual river valleys and lakes – as well as avoiding roads with heavy traffic – makes this route slightly hilly. This journey can be carried out by any frequent cyclist. You mainly cycle along tarmac bike paths and quiet side roads.               
 

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Villach
  Season 1
10.04.2022 - 23.04.2022
02.10.2022 - 09.10.2022

Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Season 2
24.04.2022 - 21.05.2022
11.09.2022 - 01.10.2022

Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Season 3
22.05.2022 - 10.09.2022

Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Carinthian Lakes, 6 days, AT-KARVV-08X
Base price
529.00
579.00
629.00
Surcharge single room 159.00 159.00 159.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Season 1
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
Oct 2, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 24, 2022 - May 21, 2022
Sep 11, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022
Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Season 3
May 22, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022
Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Carinthian Lakes, 6 days, AT-KARVV-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
529.00
159.00
579.00
159.00
629.00
159.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Season 1
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
Oct 2, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Season 2
Apr 24, 2022 - May 21, 2022
Sep 11, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022
Season 3
May 22, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022
Villach
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
79.00
49.00
79.00
49.00
79.00
49.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Villach
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
Oct 2, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022

Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 24, 2022 - May 21, 2022
Sep 11, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022

Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Season 3
May 22, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022

Arrival Wednesday and Sunday
Villach
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00 49.00
Filter
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
79.00
79.00
79.00
125.00
179.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train Station Villach
  • Airport Klagenfurt
  • Public car parking free of charge, or public underground car park, approx. EUR 35 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reserveration possible/necessary.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due,is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

This tour has 1 more variation

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