Carinthian lakes roundtrip
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    Carinthian lakes roundtrip

    The "Austrian Riviera" invites you...

    • The Carinthian Lakes Roundtrip is a bicycle tour to the most beautiful lakes of Carinthia. Past blue and turquoise lakes, accompanied by a hills and mountains, the route fascinates with a varied landscape. The Mediterranean influence in the south of Austria makes cycling a pleasure from April to October. 

      The cycle tour takes you from Villach, the cycling capital of Carinthia, to lake Millstätter See, lake Weißensee, lake Pressegger See, lake Faaker See and via the valley Keutschacher Seental with 4 lakes to the provincial capital of Klagenfurt. From there the journey leads over the lake Wörthersee to the Drava/Drau cycle path back to Villach and finally around the lake Ossiacher See. There is plenty of time to discover the magnificent landscape, but also the cuisine and culture.

       

      Tour profile/ Level 1-2:

      This tour leads mostly on well laid out bicycle routes, often directly along the lakesides. The route is mainly flat, in a few stages slightly hilly. Tour also suitable for families with children aged 12 and over.

      Day 1: Villach

      Individual arrival. The silence of the mountains, the gentle shores of the crystal-clear lakes, nature purely - in the heart of Carinthia the region around Villach reflects this whole variety. Already the Romans as the possibly first bathers appreciated relaxation and rest in these thermal baths and even Paracelsus enjoyed the curative effect of the thermal springs.

      Day 2: Villach - Lake Millstatt round trip - Millstatt/Seeboden, approx. 30 km + train ride

      In the morning you take the train to Lendorf near Spittal a.d. Drau. From there you cycle on secondary roads to Lake Millstatt, which is completely surrounded by a cycle path. You will discover the untouched south shore without any roads where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake in many places. Along the northern shore you cycle, partly directly along the lake, to the capital of the region, Millstatt am See. Already the Austrian emperor spent his holidays here, and many elegant villas from this era are still preserved.

      Day 3: Millstatt/Seeboden - Lake Weissensee - Hermagor/Lake Presegger See, approx 30 km + transfer and boat ride

      In the morning, a shuttle bus takes you up to the lake Weißensee. From there, a boat will take you to the starting point of the bike tour. The trip starts with a short slope before turning downhill again along the dreamy Gitschtal valley, to the small town of Hermagor and then to Lake Pressegger.

      Day 4: Hermagor/Lake Presegger - Lake Faaker See - Mühlbach/Rosegg, approx. 60 km

      The tour starts at the Gailtal cycle path, one of Carinthia‘s most natural cycling routes. It leads through the Schütt nature reserve, formed by a landslide of the imposing Dobratsch mountain, and where the Gail River flows through wide gravel banks. From the Gailtal cycle path, turn off at Müllnern in the direction of lake Faaker See and continue along the southern shore of the lake. Then the path leads through small dreamy places to today‘s final destination.

      Day 5: Mühlbach/Rosegg - Keutschacher Seental valley - Klagenfurt/surroundings, approx. 40 km

      Today starts with a section along the Drau cycle path and then leads to the Keutschacher Seental cycle path. The trip starts with some slopes before turning downhill towards the valley along the 4 lakes through idyllic natural landscape and forest sections. Via the suburb of Viktring you return to the shore of lake Wörthersee and then cycle the last part to Klagenfurt along the Lendkanal, which connects the city center with the lake. Do not miss a leisurely evening stroll through the romantic old town, and experience the flair of this city up close.

      Day 6: Klagenfurt/surroundings - Lake Woerthersee - Villach, approx. 45 km

      The path leads you back to lake Wörthersee and then always along the north shore. The route runs continuously on bike paths and often directly along the lake, where you are free to stop for a cooling jump into the water. The bathing resorts along the lake are lively and have nice inviting sea promenades with many attractions for big and small cyclists. Leaving lake Wörthersee in a westerly direction you reach the Drava/Drau cycle path, the most famous bike path in Carinthia, which will bring you back to Villach. The relatively small city of Villach is perfect for little stroll in the centre.

      Day 7: Villach - Lake Ossiacher See round trip - Villach, approx. 45 km

      The Seebach leads you out of Villach and soon you will notice the castle ruin of Landskron, dominating the valley below. Surrounded by the idyllic mountain scenery, you will come across inviting bathing resorts and the romantic Ossiach monastery. The dark green colour of the lake water is really inviting to take a last bath before closing the roundtrip in Villach.

      Day 8: Villach

      Individual departure or extension of your stay.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Klagenfurt (KLU), Salzburg (SZG), Ljubljana (LJU)


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: depending on the arrival hotel free parking directly at the hotel or nearby. Public underground garage for about € 35,- per car and week (no reservation possible, payable locally).


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Villach

      The actual timeable and prices you will find on » www.oebb.at


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Helmets: are mandatory in Austria for children up to 12 years! Please bring your own.

      City or vistor’s tax, if payable, is not included in the travel price.

      Special dates on request from 5 persons.


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    • Included services:       

      • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities, breakfast
         
      • Personal tour information
      • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
         
      • Transfers and train tickets according to the program: train ride Villach Lendorf incl. bike, Transfer Millstatt/Seeboden - Lake Weissensee incl. bike, boat ride Lake Weissensee incl. bike
      • maps and information material per room
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      S1 25.04. - 25.04.20 every SAT
      S2 26.04. - 31.05.20 every SAT
      S2 01.06. - 19.06.20 every TUE/SAT
      S3 20.06. - 24.07.20 every TUE/SAT
      S3 02.08. - 28.08.20 every TUE/SAT
      S3 06.09. - 12.09.20 every SAT
      S2 13.09. - 02.10.20 every SAT
      S1 03.10. - 03.10.20 every SAT

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults*
      0-5,99 years -100%
      6-11,99 years -50%
      12-14,99 years -25%
      15-99 years -10%
      *just applicable on tour price  
         
      Bicycle & equipment  
      21-speed-bike 75
      E-bike 169
         
      Additional night  
      Villach (dbl/sgl) 59/76
         

      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

      Selected hotels and inns on national 3*/4* level.

       

    • Bicycle incl. panniers (reservation in advance and for charge)

       

      + 21-speed  bike (women´s or men´s frame)

      + E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability

        

      E-bike:

      With an E-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 electro 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.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.

       

    • 4,7 08.10.2019 | Hedwig J. Carinthian lakes roundtrip

      Cycling the lakes in Carinthia

      Excellent cycling routes, well documented in English, the tour operator?s arrows were helpful and signposted accurately. However, some of the text of the English version route guide needs checking, as LEFT and RIGHT were sometimes the wrong way round. ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 3
      • Board 4
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 4
      • Route-character 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
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      3,7 24.09.2019 | Sveinung P. Carinthian lakes roundtrip

      A nice experience in Kaernten, Austria

      Our group enjoyed the week on bicycle in Kaernten, except for the quality of the bicycles, which were bad. The bicycles had not gone through any quality assurance before they were let out to us and we had several bad experiences during the week which ...
      • Generelle Zufriedenheit 3
      • Buchungsabwicklung 4
      • Reiseunterlagen 4
      • Informationen zu Beginn 4
      • Unterkunft 3
      • Verpflegung 3
      • Gepäcktransport 5
      • Streckenbeschreibung 5
      • Betreuung vor Ort 4
      • Streckenverlauf 4
      • Fahrrad + Zubehör 1
      • Preis-Leistungsverhältnis 4
      more
      5,3 22.08.2018 | Fiona C. Carinthian lakes roundtrip

      Carinthia Round Trip August 2018

      This was my first cycle holiday and I had a fantastic week - the weather was amazing, the scenery spectacular and the accommodation and luggage transport was marvellous. The cycle routes were lovely, especially the ones that followed the river Drau or ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 3
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more

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