Woman with basket full of apples
Runway at Lake Wörthersee
Milk pots on stone wall
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Carinthian Lakes

The Austrian Riviera.

The “Austrian Riviera”, is what the locals call the Carinthian lake region. it is Austria's southernmost and sunniestregion and makes an ideal location for a picture book bike tour. Many lakes are magically embedded in a unique background of staggered mountain ranges. There are cultural treats such as Hochosterwitz castle or Maria Saal and cultural cities like Villach and Klagenfurt. You will find splendid places to swim and a lot of untainted nature. All of this will spoil you on this bike tour par excellence. And remember: the most beautiful weather is found in the Carinthian lakes land!

Medium

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner
+43 6219 7444 137 Contact

Itinerary

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

We leave the town and cycle along the Karawanken mountain range eastwards to the first lake on our tour - the turquoise coloured Lake Faaker See. After a lunch break you cycle back to Villach along the Drau cycle path.

The first destination is the castle ruin Landskron. Cycle along Lake Ossiacher to Ossiach where there is a Benedictine convent and the collegiate church ‘Assumption’. Via Steindorf – a charming lakeside town – you continue to Bodensdorf and then you head back to Villach.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 7, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019
Sep 22, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Wednesday, Sunday
Season 2
Apr 21, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
Wednesday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Wednesday, Sunday
Carinthian Lake,s 8 days, AT-KARVV-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 6x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
569,00
185,00
113,00
615,00
185,00
113,00
669,00
185,00
113,00
Season 1
Apr 7, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019
Sep 22, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Season 2
Apr 21, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
Season 3
Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Villach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
57,00
77,00
57,00
77,00
57,00
77,00
Price
Nuvinci gear-free-shifting unisex
21-gear gents-bike
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
75,00
75,00
75,00
75,00
170,00

Services and infos

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher, Veit only B&B)

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train Station Villach
  • Airport Klagenfurt
  • Unguided, public car park free of charge and public underground car park (approx. € 35 per week) in the surrounding of the hotel.

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!
Christine Pölzleitner
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Christine Pölzleitner, Customer Service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (8 Ratings)
5 stars
Wolfram Groba DE | 15.10.2018
Kärntner Seen Rundfahrt
4 stars
Klara D. DE | 26.08.2018
Schöne Tour, viel Sonne
4 stars
Silvan M. LI | 22.08.2018
Radtour Kärntner Seen
4 stars
Peter Hindemith DE | 11.08.2018
Abwechslungsreiche Tour
4 stars
Benny Winant BE | 06.08.2018
Nice tour around beautiful lakes
A very agreeable tour, but the route descriptions were a bit unclear, compared to the Eurobike maps. Good technical support: the problem we had with an e-bike battery was solved almost immediately.
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler answered:
Great to hear that you had a lovely time in Carynthia!
5 stars
Ludger Vollmering DE | 30.07.2018
Kärntner Seen
5 stars
Yoav Shamir IL | 23.07.2018
Great trip
I had a great time on the Carnithia lakes tour. Did it with my 12th years old daughter , mostly flat easy ride with many lakes on the way.
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler answered:
Great feedback for a great tour! Thank you!
5 stars
Bernhard Hampel DE | 11.07.2017
Kärntner Seen
Alles im allen war die Tour i.O.

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