With its privileged location is the Wörtherseeperfect for all fans of Road bike tours in the south of the Alps. Whether extensive selective routes, or crisp mountain passes. From the largest lake in Carinthia you can find everything that makes cycling so special. Furthermore, the region Wörthersee invites you to tours to Italy and Slovenia from Carinthia. Already after 50 kilometres in the saddle you reach Tarvisio. For one thing, the Italian border town is perfect for a coffee stop. On the other hand it is the starting point for tours into the Julian Alps and Karawanken. There you will find some of the most beautiful classics in the Alps such as the Vršič pass or other top spots. Not enough yet? From here it is only 130 kilometres to the Adriatic Sea. For sure you'll find your new favourite tours with the road bike. Carinthia and the turquoise Wörthersee are especially with the road bike above average dreamlike.
It is Wörthersee regarded far beyond Carinthia as a colourful lifestyle stage in the south of Austria. Both its favourable climate and its turquoise water make you want to visit the region. The Mediterranean influence allows for fantastic cycling tours on a racing bike in Carinthia from March to the beginning of November. It is true that all bicycle fans are on the road during the day. Nevertheless, after the tour a refreshing jump into the wonderfully warm water is worthwhile. Therefore, with a water temperature of 26°C in summer there is no reason not to jump. Moreover, it is hard to end a day in such a wonderful way anywhere else. Whether it is with a chilly drink in one of the bars and cafés on the shore, or a gourmet dinner. The picturesque places with their top gastronomy make your stay very special. The best way for you to do this is to go through our 360° WörtherseeTour to get a great overview of the racing bike region in Carinthia.
By the way, you can Wörtherseealso take it home for your trips. Because with the Bicycle WörtherseeCollection you're perfectly equipped. Of course, the style factor is correspondingly high.
Let's get one thing straight. Of course we are in the Alps. The good news at this point is that this Wörthersee and the province of Carinthia are located south of the main ridge of the Alps on the border with Italy and Slovenia. Moreover, Mediterranean influences favour the climate for all cyclists. So nothing stands in the way of cycling in the Alps from early March to early November.
Accordingly, you feel really comfortable on a racing bike with a short jersey and bib shorts from May to September. Nevertheless, warm temperatures invite you to go on day tours in spring and autumn. Especially in spring many athletes in the region prepare for their competition season. On the one hand they partly use the original routes of events like the Ironman Austria. On the other hand, the most beautiful bike tours at this time are not very heavily frequented by cars. Of course, we also have the most important information here about Training and Competitions in a nutshell.
In July and August daytime temperatures of 34°C are not uncommon. Fortunately, most of the wells in the villages along the tours have drinking water quality (pay attention to the signs!). Regular filling of your bidons is therefore virtually guaranteed in Carinthia. While during the day sweating on the saddle is on the program, it cools down pleasantly at night. Thus, in contrast to more southern destinations, sufficient regeneration is possible during sleep. In the summer months, short thunderstorms of warmth can occasionally be expected in the afternoon. A thin rain jacket should therefore be taken along with the appropriate weather forecast.
Currently Carinthia's hottest iron when it comes to accents in professional Pelton.
The Dutch road racing champion has been running his pension in Velden since Wörthersee2018.
Charismatic Carinthian women's power in the international women's peloton.
Once around the world and back home in the service of his passion.
discover locals and friends of Woerthersee in the STRAVA Club Lake Woerthersee by bike
Connect with like-minded people, find new tour suggestions and of course lots of hot segments in the region.
Maybe you will take a KOM/QOM home with you as a holiday souvenir?
Due to the exceptional situation caused by COVID-19, the authorities unfortunately do not allow events to take place at all or only in a limited way. In case of doubt, please contact the organizer directly.
Nevertheless, we would like to give you an overview of the many possibilities of our region, which you can usually experience with us. In the meantime please stay healthy and RIDE ON!
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For a perfect racing bike holiday in Carinthia you need of course a few things. First of all, you should feel comfortable. Secondly, your bike deserves a little wellness. Here are a few recommendations for you both:
It Wörthersee is suitable above average for racing bikes. Nevertheless, the region in the heart of Carinthia enjoys a lot of cyclists of different categories. Whether big or small, with narrow wheels or with a lot of profile. A multitude of (signposted) cycle paths also lead all pleasure cyclists to their destination. Consequently, they feel especially comfortable in the picturesque villages and towns while cycling along. There are plenty of places to stop for refreshments along the routes. There is good news for all eBikers in Carinthia. On the one hand, long-distance cycle paths like the Drau cycle route or the Ciclovia Alpe Adria - from Salzburg via Carinthia to the Adriatic Sea - to extended tours. On the other hand Carinthia offers with Rent e Bike an extensive network of around 50 rental outlets. As a result, you can then return your bike to any location.
This is a special highlight for stage cyclists. Just like the other two long-distance cycle routes, the large Carinthian lake loop its special charm.
On the Wörtherseemountain bikers will find five legal routes. But the region is surrounded by really cool mountain bike spots. In any case, you should test Europe's longest Flow Country Trail in the Bike Park Petzen. Furthermore you will find lots of flowing trails at the Faaker SeeMTB Skill-Center areaone in Villach. The lake.bike Community provides you with information and route descriptions from the scene for the scene.
Moreover, in the region Bad Kleinkirchheim currently 15 mountain bike tours and seven single trails to be discovered. Even though not yet with so many trails the Weissensee with attractive routes on you as well.
The bottom line is that Carinthia offers a constantly growing range of mountain bike holidays. In addition, the Slovenian border town of Kranjska Gora is developing splendidly. In other words, the place with its Bike Park already a paradise for mountain bikers.