• Travelcode: 416

    Villach home-based tour

    Cycling in the Carinthian lakes paradise

    • Have some varied days in the region Villach-Faakersee-Ossiachersee, the triangle of the countries Carinthia/Austria, Slovenia and Italy. The Carinthian lake paradise is the setting for this unique tour.

      Starting your daily trips from one hotel in Villach you cycle across the most beautiful cycle paths in the region. The many and well established bike paths along the lakes are ideal for families and leisure cyclists.

      Tour profile / Level 1:

      You will mostly cycle on paved cycle paths, sometimes on gravel paths. Small sections run on streets. The tours can be classified as easy.

      Day 1: Villach

      Individual arrival in Vlillach. The beautiful city centre invites for a stroll.

      Routings/program suggestions

      Ossiacher Lake roundtrip, approx. 42 km
      On your first day you cycle to the Drava cycle path and to Seebach and further to Ossiacher See. Visit the "Steinhaus" at Steindorf or the famous baroque collegiate church in Ossiach. You could shorten a part of your roundtrip by taking the boat from Ossiach St. Andrä. If you have enough time, visit the castle Landskron, with the eagle-watching or the monkey’s zoo.

      Alpe Adria cycle path, approx. 47 - 68 km
      Today’s programm is a trip to Italy: You take the Carnica cycle path near the river Gail and go to Arnoldstein and further to the italian border near Thörl-Maglern. Here starts the Alpe Adria cycle path on the old train trail, you take it to Tarvisio. Have a break and lunch "italian style" in one of the typical italian bars/restaurants. Going back to Villach you could take the same way or you take the train (ticket not included).

      Drava cycle path, approx. 41 km
      Today’s trip you start by train to Spittal/Drau. Before cycling you should visit the castle Porcia, one of Austria’s most beautiful renaissance castles. For your trip to Villach take the Drava cycle path.

      Carnica cycle path, approx. 57 km
      Today’s trip you start by train to Hermagor. The Carnica cycle path takes you back to Villach.

      Faaker Lake roundtrip, approx. 30 km
      Following the cycle path of the river Gail go to Müllnern and through small villages to Faaker See. You leave the Faaker See at Drobollach and cycle to Maria Gail and back to your accommodation.

      Day 4/7: Villach

      Individual departure or extension.
    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Klagenfurt (KLU)

      From the aiport to Villach by train (approx. 30-40 min., approx. € 12,- per person).


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: parking places near the hotels

      For details see your final travel documents.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Villach

      The actual timeable and prices you will find via » www.oebb.atwww.sbb.ch or www.bahn.com.

       

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    • Included services:

      • 3/6 nights in rooms of the chosen category with private facilities with breakfast
         
      • Parking place near the hotel
         
      • GPS-tracks
         
      • maps and information material per room

       

    • Choose Categories

      S1 01.05. - 30.06.19 4 days, Category A daily
      S2 01.07. - 31.08.19 4 days, Category A daily
      S1 01.09. - 01.10.19 4 days, Category A daily
      S1 01.05. - 30.06.19 4 days, Category B daily
      S2 01.07. - 31.08.19 4 days, Category B daily
      S1 01.09. - 01.10.19 4 days, Category B daily
      S1 01.05. - 30.06.19 7 days, Category B daily
      S2 01.07. - 31.08.19 7 days, Category B daily
      S1 01.09. - 01.10.19 7 days, Category B daily
      S1 01.05. - 30.06.19 7 days, Category A daily
      S2 01.07. - 31.08.19 7 days, Category A daily
      S1 01.09. - 01.10.19 7 days, Category A daily

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
      0-4,99 years -100%
      5-12,99 years -50%
      13-14,99 years -30%
      15-99 years -10%
         
      Bicycles & equipments
      7-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 24-/27-speed-bike (4/7 days) 65/80
      E-bike (4/7 days) 105/140
      helmet rental (max. 7 days) 6
         
      Additional nights
      Villach Cat. A, season 1 (dbl/sgl) 69/94
      Villach Cat. A, season 2 (dbl/sgl) 76/101
      Villach Cat. B, season 1 (dbl/sgl) 62/82
      Villach Cat. B, season 2 (dbl/sgl) 66/86

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR

      In Villach you will stay in a 4 star hotel in category A or in a 3 star hotel in category B.


      Category A

      Hotel example: Hotel Post

      Hotel Post is located in the center of Villach’s pedestrian area. Built around 1500, this traditional hotel is adorned by a splendid Renaissance façade.

      The quiet nonsmoking rooms are all individually designed and offer views of the garden or the town square. The wellness area on the third floor features an exclusive roof terrace with beautiful mountain views.

      The Stadtrestaurant zur Post serves delicious dishes from Austria, Italy, and the Adriatic Coast, as well as fine Austrian and Italian wines.Homemade pastries and a wide range of snacks and drinks are served in the café, which also has a terrace.


      Category B

      Hotel example: Hotel-Gasthof Kramer

      The traditional Altstadthotel Kramer enjoys a quiet location in the Old Town of Villach and offers a spa area with a sauna, a summer terrace, free private parking, and free WiFi.

      The rooms offer a work desk, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a bathroom with hairdryer.

      The restaurant Stadtwirt serves Carinthian specialties as well as Austrian and Friuli cuisine. It features a covered terrace. In the morning, a rich breakfast buffet with products from regional farms is served.


      Hotel example: Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers

      7-/24-/27-speed-bikes

      You can choose between 7-speed-bikes with back pedal brake (Unisex) or 24-/27-speed-bikes with freewheel (women or gents bikes). We can offer the bikes in different frame sizes.


      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.


      Equpiment

      All rental bikes are equippped with a two sided saddle bag (incl. reperature kit).

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