View from the water to the Grand Hotel Lienz
River bed of the river Drau
Farm houses next to a ruin
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Lienz - based in one hotel

From the Grand Hotel through the “sunny side” valleys of East Tyrol.

Austria’s sunniest region is perfect for a bike tour based in one hotel! The gentle, green landscape offers an impressive contrast to the high towering mountain peaks. You cycle through the valleys along well-maintained flat cycle paths alongside the river, whilst marvelling at the majestic mountains. To top it all off, this is all in sunny weather (usually). This tour through this particular part of East Tyrol is also packed full with culture. Over 4000 years ago the area around Lienz was first populated. People obviously have a feel for the most beautiful spots and want to settle down there. However your accommodation during this tour will be much more comfortable than those of the founding fathers. The 5***** award-winning Grand Hotel Lienz fulfills all wishes and will – just like the selected cycle routes – enthrall you!

 

Fair Weather Cyclist

Fair Weather Cyclist
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Today you will be given your tour documents and your rental bikes. We recommend going for an initial stroll through the beautiful old part of town.

This is a stunning warm-up tour! In the morning you will take the train to Toblach. The mountain world of the Dolomites will blow you away! Discover the best-known mountain formation – the '3 crenellations’ – in the nature park house in Toblach. Then you cycle at a comfortable pace along the river Drava's cycle path back towards Austria. After that you gently descend over approx. 500 metres and soon you will find yourself back at your luxurious accommodation.

You cycle through the Lienzer plain via lush meadows to Lake Tristacher See. This lake is slightly elevated, so a short ascent is unavoidable before you can plunge into the crystal clear waters of this mountain lake to cool off. Lock up your bike and take a leisurely stroll around the lake amidst marvellous nature.

The wonderfully designed cycle path along the river Isel starts directly at the foot of Bruck palace. Whilst cycling on mainly flat terrain, marvel at the stunning mountain panorama of the Hohe Tauern mountain region. You might even get a glimpse of Austria’s highest summi, the Großglockner mountain! In the national park house in Matrei, you can learn all about the nature and culture in East Tyrol!

Take a ride with the Lienzer Mountain railway and ascend comfortably by Schlossbergbahn cable car up to the Moosalm at an altitude of 1000 metres! The cable car ride in itself is an experience due to the unique view onto the city of Lienz and the surrounding mountains. At the top you then embark on a loop walk (walking time approx. 2 hours), which leads you to a little church called 'Reiterkirchl’ and then back to where you started. If you have not yet done so already, we recommend that you treat yourself to the spa area at the hotel!

Today you enter a new province just after a few kilometres. The Drau cycle path leads you to Carinthia. Once impressive castles have now crumbled to ruins, however they still keep a watchful eye over the narrow river valley. You cycle along marvellous paths through little farm villages all the way to Greifenburg. The Celts, who were the first settlers in this area, already knew what an especially beautiful spot this is. Return journey by train to Lienz.

Tour character

Beautifully designed cycle paths mainly along the rivers Drau and Isel. Sometimes you cycle on side roads with very little traffic. The terrain is mainly flat and asphalted, only on the section to Lake Tristacher See are there a few smaller ascents to be tackled.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Apr 28, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018
Arrival daily
Season 2
May 19, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Arrival daily
Season 3
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Arrival daily
Lienz - based in one hotel, 7 days, AT-OTRST-07GL
Base price
Surcharge single room
885,00
235,00
1039,00
235,00
1145,00
235,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
180,00

Services and infos

  • Overnight stay in the Grand Hotel Lienz in the Superior Suite
  • Extensive breakfast buffet
  • 2x half board (4-course gourmet menu)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, sights, important phone numbers)
  • Train journey Lienz – Toblach, bike incl.
  • Train journey Greifenburg – Lienz, bike incl.
  • Return ticket for the Schlossbergbahn cable car
  • GPS-tracks available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking/  Departure

  • Lienz train station
  • Innsbruck, Klagenfurt and Salzburg airport
  • Multi storey car park, this costs approx. €9 per night

Please note

Where visitor’s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!

Accommodation

Costumer service
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Tatjana Beloch, Costumer service

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