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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!

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  • 8 Days / 7 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

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.

Hotel (example):

Mosser

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.

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):

Promenaden- Strandhotel Marolt

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 2020 at a glance
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Place of arrival: Villach
  Season 1
05.04.2020 - 18.04.2020
20.09.2020 - 18.10.2020

Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Season 2
19.04.2020 - 20.06.2020
30.08.2020 - 19.09.2020

Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Season 3
21.06.2020 - 29.08.2020

Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Carinthian Lakes, AT-KARVV-08X
Base price
599.00
649.00
689.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00 229.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 119.00 119.00 119.00
Season 1
05.04.2020 - 18.04.2020
20.09.2020 - 18.10.2020
Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Season 2
19.04.2020 - 20.06.2020
30.08.2020 - 19.09.2020
Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Season 3
21.06.2020 - 29.08.2020
Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Carinthian Lakes, AT-KARVV-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
599.00
229.00
119.00
649.00
229.00
119.00
689.00
229.00
119.00
Season 1
Apr 5, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
Sep 20, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
Apr 19, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Aug 30, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
Season 3
Jun 21, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020
Villach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Villach
  Season 1
Apr 5, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
Sep 20, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020

Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Season 2
Apr 19, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Aug 30, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020

Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 21, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020

Arrival Wednesday, Sunday
Villach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 100.00 100.00 100.00
Filter
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
79.00
79.00
79.00
129.00
189.00

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed routes
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English 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), in St. Veit B&B
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train Station Villach
  • Airport Klagenfurt
  • Unguided, public car park free of charge or 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!
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Ratings

4.4 of 5 Stars (12 Ratings)
4 stars
Regina Hilbert DE | 04.09.2020
Schöne Radtour in Kärnten
Die Radwege waren größtenteils gut beschildert. Nur wenige Straßen mussten befahren werden. Das high ligtht war für uns der Wörther See, Klagenfurth und das Weingut Taggenbrunn in St. Veith. Wir waren sehr zufrieden mit der Organisation und dem Routenverlauf.
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung! Kurz und bündig und doch so treffend! Hoffentlich konnten wir Sie als einen Stammgast gewinnen!
5 stars
Claus Wollmer DE | 29.08.2020
Kärntner Seen
Eine wunderschöne, abwechslungsreiche Tour. Nur wenige intensive Anstiege, daher auch für weniger Geübte machbar (mit Pedelec sowieso). Corona-bedingt gab es diesmal keine Begrüßung vor Ort, was durch die ausführlichen Reiseunterlagen zu verschmerzen war. Empfehlenswert ist die Nutzung der App mit GPX-Daten, da die Beschilderung nicht immer eindeutig ist. Der Gepäcktransport hat perfekt funktioniert, die Unterkünfte waren insgesamt gut (mit Ausschlägen nach oben und unten). Dennoch gibt es einen Kritikpunkt: Die nicht angekündigte Brückensperrung am Völkermarkter Stausee bescherte uns einen Umweg von nahezu 20 Kilometern. Wie wir von anderen Reisenden erfuhren, war die Sperrung bei Euch bekannt, wurde aber nicht kommuniziert. Das geht besser!! Trotzdem gerne wieder 😀
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
Schön, dass Sie so großen Gefallen an unserer Radtour in Kärnten gefunden haben, Herr Wollmer! Für die nicht erhaltene Information bezüglich der Sperrung möchten wir uns entschuldigen. Ich werde hier gleich mal nachforschen warum die Information nicht rechtzeitig zu Ihnen gelangt ist. Bitte bleiben Sie uns treu!
4 stars
Ulrike S. AT | 29.06.2020
Wunderschöne Tour mit kleinen Mängeln
4 stars
Rainer Hauer AT | 23.06.2020
Schöne Radreise, das nächste Mal allerdings ohne Halbpension
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.
Eurofun Touristik GmbH 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.
Eurofun Touristik GmbH 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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