Even though the focus during a cycling holiday is on the ride on two wheels, it Wörtherseealso has a lot to offer. Above all cyclists with high quality demands feel comfortable here. Whether high quality hotels and guesthouses, excellent gourmet restaurantsshopping possibilities or cozy drinks in one of the beach clubs. If you want a little more than just cycling, you've come to the most turquoise lake in Austria.
From the Wörtherseecircular trail, you can choose from tours of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty to suit your mood.
At the same time the region offers a lot of variety. Even if you want to get to know traditional Carinthian specialities from the kitchen and cellar, this is Wörtherseethe ideal starting point for discovery tours. Ideally you should cycle here south of the Wörthersee or along the Ossiacher Tauern. In a nutshell, there are places like Velden/Schiefling, Moosburg, Techelsberg, Köstenberg or Keutschach, which have many charming farms and bushmen to come up with.
All cycle paths in Carinthia lead to the water, the sun and warm hosts. With an above-average number of hours of sunshine, you can comfortably explore the landscape around Wörtherseeor in the Alps-Adriatic region - by bike you get to know the region in all its diversity.
And because exercise is simply fun, especially in spring, the eBike Days are offered from 28 April to 7 June 2020 (except GTI week 19 - 24 May). Daily guided, fully serviced tours in the Alps-Adriatic region, culinary, rustic stops and a convivial get-together ensure your relaxed spring break.
Of course you can also book individual tours separately. Here you can find more information about the tours and booking.
- URAN BikeShop
- Bicycle rental Hotel Wurzer
- Cap Wörth (Tel.: +434274 2646)
- Eni petrol station (Tel.: +434274 2482)
- Tourist Information Velden
- TrauDi Shop Cafe (Tel.: +43676 4939986)
- Cycling Doctor Lanzinger (Tel.: +43650 5002470)
- Bicycle rental at the Parkbad (Tel.: +43676 4020284)
- Otto Stornig (Phone: +43664 1858143)
- Tourist Information Maria Wörth
Keutschach at the lake
With Kärnten rent e bike you will find a uniquely flexible and comprehensive network of rental bikes. Whether e-bike, children's bikes, mountain bikes or touring bikes. Numerous tourist information and other partners are Carinthia-wide rental offices where both rent and return is possible. In the meantime, the bikes can be conveniently booked online and borrowed on site.
Numerous bicycle rental companies and bicycle services offer a wide range of bicycle types, specialist advice and bicycle services.
If you have very special requests or wishes, the tourist information will be happy to inform you about suitable service partners.
With its 510 kilometres in length and numerous awards, the Drau cycle route on the bucket list of long-distance cyclists. The heart of the cycle path in Carinthia lies between the origin of the Drau am Toblacher Feld in Italy and the mouth of the river in the Black Sea. Before you miss anything. Stage 4 a detour to the Wörthersee in the plan. From Föderlach follow the signs to Velden am Wörthersee. Once you arrive, relaxed cafes and bars await you in the vibrant town on the west shore of the turquoise lake. On top of that, you can complete the 40 kilometre long sea loop from here. As a result, you will discover all the other places and places on Carinthia's largest lake.
Whether in stages or in one piece. In any case, there's plenty Services around the topic of transport and luggage available. With the initiative of the Drau cycle path Wirte along the popular long-distance cycle path, there are also stops to meet the demands of the pedal knights.
If you plan a section of the Drau cycle path as a day stage, we have a good recommendation for you. With the very bicycle-friendly S-Bahn Carinthia (line S1) from any station on the northern shore of Lake Wörthersee to Spittal an der Drau. From there nothing stands in the way of a relaxed day trip back - with an extended stop in the Draustadt Villach. Here we recommend the Radbutler - a free, guarded parking facility and service point directly on the Drau cycle path in Villach. So you can take a light-hearted stroll through the city. From Villach there is also the possibility of using the drau ship to get back to Föderlach near Lake Wörthersee. With the Carinthia Card the regular service on the Drauschiff is free of charge.
The Ciclovia Alpe-Adria leads from Salzburg through Carinthia to the Italian coastal town of Grado. From Wörtherseehere it is recommended to enter the cycle path in the Villach area. Through the landslide area "Schütt" you reach the Italian border town Tarvisio. From there, the two-lane route runs along the abandoned railway line - through tunnels and over bridges - through the Channel Valley. At the end of the valley is the town of Venzone. The medieval town enchants with its unique flair. It is also known as the "City of Lavender". Why do you have to discover for yourself
On the stage towards Udine you have to visit the towns of Gemona and Osoppo. In Udine itself you should plan a bit more time if you are interested in art, culture and history. Via the hinterland of Udine we finally cross the city of Aquileia - once important in the Roman Empire - into the lagoons of Grado. On the excellent cycle path the trip to the peninsula becomes a pleasure. Once you arrive in what is probably the most picturesque and charming town on the Upper Adriatic, you will be rewarded with fresh fish and vino.
A lot of hotspots for cycling fans in the Alpe-Adria area you will find here. These destinations, mountains and passes are particularly popular with racing cyclists. The difficulty of the tours is partly connected with this. Please note that steep climbs with eBikes are no longer a big challenge today. Nevertheless, many descents are only suitable for well trained cyclists.
Along the Ciclovia Alpe Adria you will find several Tour operator, who have perfectly adapted their offer to the long-distance cycle path. So all that remains for you is the pleasure of cycling. Whether organisation, luggage transport, accommodation and above all a guaranteed return transport. The professional partners take care of that.
In addition to the very bike-friendly S-Bahn network of ÖBB in Carinthia, the range of Italian railways is also constantly evolving. The MICOTRA train starts in Trieste and connects some cities in Friuli Venezia Giulia with Carinthia.
Another very special cycle tour is the 340 kilometre long Carinthia Lake Loop. Whether by e-bike, touring bike or mountain bike. Here you will experience the best that the south of Austria has to offer. In other words, in seven stages you cycle past the most beautiful lakes in Carinthia. During the summer months these lead to regular stops. In any case a jump into the pleasantly warm water is worthwhile.
Where you join the tour is entirely up to you. We recommend a start in the centre of Carinthia - directly at the Drauradweg in Villach. From there the 1st stage leads around Ossiacher Seeand on through the Gegendtal via Radenthein to Lake Millstättersee. At the 2nd stage you are then on the assistance of the Weissensee-I've been instructed to proceed to shipping. This is reached after a quite long climb to Stockenboi. On Weissensee But when you arrive you will be rewarded with almost untouched nature and a romantic boat trip. Section 3 finally leads through the Gitschtal valley and the Gailtal cycle path to Lake Presseggersee.
The 4th stage takes you back to the starting point of the Faaker See. He will then tune you with his turquoise water to his big brother of the same colour - the Wörthersee which you cycle along the north bank during stage 5 before reaching the state capital Klagenfurt. After a short cultural intermezzo the stage finish is Klopeiner Seereached. The penultimate stage 6 leads you from there through the Keutschacher Seental again to the Wörthersee to Velden. Before you start the final stage back to Villach, you will be rewarded with a relaxing drink in the sunset in the pulsating village of Velden.