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Drau-Cycle Path for families

From the Dolomites to Carinthia’s Lakes.

Come along and discover the sunniest path in Austria with your entire family during our cycling holiday in Carinthia! You start in Toblach, situated immediately after the Italian border, which is the start of the Drau-cycle path. Leisurely you proceed always downhill along the river Drau through East Tyrol to Lienz, onwards to Spittal and finally to Villach. The beautiful towns along this marvellously designed cycle path offer Southern flair and countless sun hours. So that it does not get too hot for you, there are countless natural lakes for swimming, adventure outdoor pools and bathing spots situated directly en route to cool off. Experience action and family fun in the climbing park, water adventure trail or the ‚Wichtelpark ‘. At as a finale the warm swimming lakes of Carinthia await. It is hard to pinpoint, what is most beautiful during your family cycling holiday: the spectacular views onto the Lienz-Dolomites maybe? The cycle route through the cool wetlands, neat scenery and tranquil villages? Or the diverse as well as delicious cuisine of East Tyrol and Carinthia? Come to Carinthia and make up your own mind!

Medium
Medium
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • approx. 205 - 215 km
Valerian Höfler
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Itinerary

The sunny town of Lienz welcomes you. Enjoy the marvellous backdrop of the Lienz-Dolomites surrounding you and soak up a few rays whilst strolling through the charming town with its Mediterranean flair.

Hotel example: Hotel Sonne

You start very leisurely with a train ride to Italy! Since the Drau-cycle path and hence your cycle holiday starts in Toblach, situated immediately after the Italian border. Before you make your way through the narrow Puster-valley along the Drau, which is still very unspoilt here, you stil have the opportunity in Toblach to take a detour to a natural lake for a swim. But even if you want to start cycling straight away, there are still plenty of chances for some swimming fun located directly en route with the adventure pool in Innichen, the leisure centre in Assling and the ‚Dolomitenbad‘-pool in Lienz. But we also recommend to save some time to visit the ‚Wichtelpark‘ Sillian and the water adventure park ‚Garlitzenklamm‘. Had enough of cycling? Today’s tour can be easily cut short by train.

Hotel example: Hotel Sonne

Have you sampled the diverse cuisine of Lienzyet? We highly recommend you at least try the „Osttiroler Schlipfkrapfen“ or the „Tiroler Knödel“, before saying goodbye to the hussle and bussle of the traditional markets in Lienz. Now you cycle on ancient Roman trade routes through the picturesque Upper Drau-river valley. Palaces, ruins and castles are testimony over and over of ancient times.  However also away from the route there is lots to discover: for instance the adventure pool in Oberdrauburg, the Drau-river oasis Dellach with a giant tree house, water experience trail, climbing park and more in Greifenburg. A cycling stage packed with adventure!  

Hotel example: Hotel Sunshine

You continue gleefully through blooming wetlands, rural farmland and neat, cultivated landscape always following the river Drau all the way to Spittal. You pass cosy villages, cycle across historic market squares and race through cool wooded scenery. In Möllbrücke you get to visit the adventure pool and enjoy a 50-metre long tower-slide, then for the final few kilometres you pass through the ‚Drauenland‘ with a natural pond and reach Spittal. There is still time left to visit the ‚Sportbad Drautalperle‘ or simply enjoy a stroll through the enchanting historic centre of today’s Day Finish. Also Lake Millstätter See is only a stone’s throw away!

Hotel example: Erlebnis Post

Today the marvellous scenery of the lower Drau-river valley awaits! Therefore you leave the cultural town of Spittal behind you now and continue cycling along the dams of the river Drau all the way to Villach. Along the easy cycling route we recommend you take a quick break in Molzbichl and visit the Carantana Museum. Here you can learn a lot about the origins of Carinthia’s first settlers. On hot days a detour to the outdoor pool in Paternion or to the natural pool in Puch provides a welcome cooling off in the lovely water. However do not spend too much time there though, since as a finale the ‚cosy capital of the Drau-cycle path‘ Villach awaits. How convenient that you get to spend not one but a total of two nights there.

Hotel example: Hotel Mosser

Carinthia‘s Thermal springs, diverse playgrounds, adventure Mount Affenberg, the town museum and lots more – the town of Villach offers so many opportunities for exciting experiences. Today however you are back on your bike again and visit one of the most popular lakes around Villach. Depending on how you feel and on your stamina you cycle around Lake Ossiacher See and get to discover the climbing forest or embark on a trip to Lake Faaker See and enjoy one of the family-friendly lakeside lidos. No matter what you decide to do: a stupendous cycling ay with lots of fun for the entire family along the warm lakes is guaranteed!

Hotel example: Hotel Mosser

Tour character

Mostly you cycle on very well-maintained and throughout signposted cycle paths on asphalt, sand or fine gravel, running mostly directly along the Drau riverbank. In sections also on side roads with very little traffic. Routes can be cut short by train rides.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lienz
  Season 1
24.04.2021 - 08.05.2021
26.09.2021 - 10.10.2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
09.05.2021 - 19.06.2021
12.09.2021 - 25.09.2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
20.06.2021 - 11.09.2021

Arrival Sunday
Drau-Cycle Path for families, 7 days, AT-DRALV-07X
Base price
559.00
429.00
299.00
0.00
589.00
429.00
299.00
0.00
629.00
429.00
299.00
0.00
Surcharge single room 149.00 149.00 149.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 159.00 159.00 159.00
Surcharge half board 6x children aged 6-14 (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 99.00 99.00 99.00

Category: 3***- and 4****- hotels, inns and B&Bs

Child prices valid when staying in a room with 2 full-paying adults. Fee for children under the age of 6 (i.e. child’s bed/cot) payable on site.

Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
May 9, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Drau-Cycle Path for families, 7 days, AT-DRALV-07X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge half board 6x children aged 6-14 (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
559.00
429.00
299.00
0.00
149.00
159.00
99.00
589.00
429.00
299.00
0.00
149.00
159.00
99.00
629.00
429.00
299.00
0.00
149.00
159.00
99.00

Category: 3***- and 4****- hotels, inns and B&Bs

Child prices valid when staying in a room with 2 full-paying adults. Fee for children under the age of 6 (i.e. child’s bed/cot) payable on site.

Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Season 2
May 9, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Lienz
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Villach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
94.00
65.00
100.00
69.00
94.00
65.00
100.00
79.00
104.00
65.00
100.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lienz
  Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
May 9, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Lienz
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 79.00
Extra night sgl/bb 94.00 94.00 104.00
Villach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 100.00 100.00 100.00
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21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
79.00
79.00
79.00
79.00
129.00
189.00
Filter
Transfer
79.00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English
  • 1 train ride Lienz – Toblach excl. your bike
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Train ride from either Mittelwald or Thal to Lienz approx. EUR 7 per person, bike included, payable on site
  • Return transfer by minibus to Lienz in the morning possible on request, cost approx. EUR 65 per person, bike included, payable on site, reservation necessary
Infos

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Lienz train station
  • Klagenfurt, Innsbruck or Salzburg airport
  • Hotel underground car park in Lienz approx. EUR 8 per day, no reservation possible public car park near the hotel approx. EUR 13 per week, parking spaces free of charge at the edge of town.
  • From Villach good train connection back to Lienz

Note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bicycle ticket for the train journey Lienz – Toblach (if you bring your own bicycle), costs approx. EUR 5 per bike
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Valerian Höfler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Valerian Höfler, Team lead
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