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    Carinthian lakes roundtrip

    The "Austrian Riviera" invites you...

    • Please note: You can only take part in this trip if you are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19!
      As of Oct 2022, subject to change.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Rebooking FREE OF CHARGE until 28 days prior tour start; valid for all new bookings between May 01 and ***September 15 2021***. Valid for all tour-dates 2021 – the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      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.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Tour profile/ Level 1-2:

      The route leads mainly on well-maintained cycling paths very often directly along the lake shore. The eastern part is mainly flat and the western part is slight hilly. This cycling tour is also suitable for families with children over 14 years.

      This tour leads along the Carinthia Lakes loop, a longer section along the road
      as well as the strong ascent to the Weissensee is facilitated by a train and bus trasnfer.

      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/Tröpolach, approx 30 km + transfer and boat ride

      In the morning a transfer takes you up to the Weißensee. At the top there is time to enjoy the impressive natural surroundings of Lake Weissensee. Take a boat ride (ticket incl.), a short hike or take a bath. Take the boat to the starting point of the bike tour. Here, a short climb awaits you first, before descending along the dreamy Gitschtal valley to your stage destination.

      Day 4: Hermagor/Lake Presegger/Tröpolach - Lake Faaker See - Mühlbach/Rosegg and Wörthersee approx. 60-75 km

      Your cycle tour today takes you downhill throughout, along the Gailtal cycle path. The wide valley is unspoilt and the cycle path runs right through the natural landscape along the river. At the beginning of your cycle tour you will pass the Pressegger See lake. Like all Carinthian lakes, it is a bathing lake with warm temperatures. Part of the tour then leads before Villach at the foot of the majestic Dobratsch mountain through a nature reserve that was created in the course of a historic rock fall. Here, too, you cycle directly along the Gail River, which is wide and shallow at this point and used as a bathing spot by many nature lovers. The cycle path continues towards Lake Faak. It is the emerald among the Carinthian lakes, not very big, but very warm and turquoise like the Caribbean.You cycle around the lake from south to east and then continue along the Drau cycle path to your destination for today - Lake Wörthersee

      Day 5: Mühlbach/Wörthersee/Faakersee - Lake Klopeiner See , approx. 60-75 km

      In the morning you start at Lake Wörthersee and cycle along the Drau cycle path (awarded 5 stars by the ADFC). This tour runs via Rosegg and through the beautiful Rosental, along the Ferlach reservoir and mostly often directly on the Drau and through unspoilt nature to Lake Klopein, one of the warmest bathing lakes in Carinthia.

      Day 6: Klagenfurt/surroundings - Velden /Pörtschasch approx. 55-65 km

      A lap around Lake Klopeiner See should not be missed before you then cycle along the Völkermarkt reservoir and via Grafenstein back towards Klagenfurt. The route then continues along the northern shore of Lake Wörthersee, through the well-known and popular seaside resorts of Pörtschach and Velden. Along this Wörthersee cycle path, small bathing spots invite you to take a re-freshing dip in Lake Wörthersee before you reach today‘s stage destination on Lake Wörthersee. If you want to spend more time in Klagenfurt, you can also shorten your cycling route on Lake Wörthersee by taking a train ride or one of the Wörthersee boats (tickets are not included).

      Day 7: Wörthersee - Villach, approx. 50-60 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 € 40,- 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 14 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.


    • Included services

      • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities

      • Daily breakfast

      • Personal tour information 

      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

      • Train ticket: Villach - Lendorf near Spittal an der Drau; transfer according to programme: Millstatt - Weißensee and boat trip Weissensee

      • Maps and information material + navigation app per room

    • Dates


        Season / Period
        • S1   06.05. - 06.05.23
        • every SAT
        • S2   07.05. - 23.06.23
        • every SAT
        • S3   24.06. - 28.07.23
        • every WED/SAT/SUN
        • S3   06.08. - 01.09.23
        • every WED/SAT/SUN
        • S3   07.09. - 10.09.23
        • every WED/SAT/SUN
        • S2   11.09. - 29.09.23
        • every SAT
        • S1   30.09. - 30.09.23
        • every SAT


        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 99
        E-bike 209
        Additional night  
        Villach 4* (dbl/sgl) 79/104

        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

        Hotel samples

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

        Villach: Hotel Mosser / City Villach hotel

        Millstatt: Postwirt / Kaiser Franz Josef Hotel

        Pressegger See: Schlosshotel Lerchenhof

        Rosegg: Hotel Rosentalerhof

        Tallach: Gasthof Pension Lindenhof

        Klopeiner See: Hotel Menüwirt / Haus Alpensee

        Klagenfurt: Hotel Sandwirth

        Velden: Buchenhof

        Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

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

        The following bicycles are available

        • 21-speed bike men or ladies frame
        • E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability


        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.

        Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle

      • 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
        3.6 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
        5.2 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
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