Carinthian Lakes Cycling Holidays
Start: Villach

Your Itinerary


Carinthian Lakes Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £579 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle along the mountain range Karawanken to the turquoise
Lake Faaker See
• Visit the warmest lake in Carinthia, the Lake Klopeiner See
• Cycle along the River Glan.
• Visit romantic castles, ruins and hill

Cycle Route features
The alternation between the individual river valleys and Lakes – as well as avoiding roads with heavy traffic – brings about a slightly hilly tour course. This journey can be easily overcome with a “normal” biker’s constitution. Mostly you cycle along asphaltic bike paths and side roads with less of traffic.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


1st day: Arrival in Villach

The Romans and later Paracelsus sized up the healing power of the thermal springs in Villach.

2nd day: Lake Faaker See approx. 50 km

We leave the town and bike along the mountain range Karawanken eastwards to the first lake on our tour, the turquoise Lake Faaker See.

Do not miss to stop at the beer garden in Seeleiten before you go back to Villach.

3rd day: Around Lake Ossiacher See approx. 50 km

The first destination is the castle ruin Landskron.

Along the Lake Ossiacher See to Ossiach (Benedictine convent and the collegiate church ‘Assumption’). Via Steindorf – a charming lakeside town – you continue to Bodensdorf and back to Villach.

4th day: Villach – Klagenfurt approx. 55 km

You cycle a few kilometres on Drau bike path towards East. Your next aim is Velden – pulsating village on Lake Wörthersee. Through slightly hilly landscape you continue into the valley of Keutschach.

You can take a bath in Lake Hafnersee, Lake Keutschacher See, Lake Baßgeigensee and Lake Rauschelsee which are located around the bathing resort of Keutschach.

Along Lend Canal you reach the capital of Carinthia – Klagenfurt. Alternative you can also cycle along the northern banks of Lake Wörthersee via Velden, Pörtschach and Krumpendorf to Klagenfurt.

5th day: Klagenfurt – Lake Klopeiner See approx. 40 km

After strolling through Klagenfurt you cycle to the castles Ebenthal and Grafenstein (an arcade courtyard worth seeing) and to the Völkermarkter Stausee (reservoir) on to the warmest lake in Carinthia, the Lake Klopeiner See.

6th day: Klopeiner See – St. Veit/surroundings approx. 40-55 km

Today you cross the last time river Drau. You cycle in a slightly undulating territory in direction Maria Saal. Today you also pass the duke chair and castle Hochosterwitz (excursion about 15 km extra) on your way to St. Veit.

7th day: St. Veit/surroundings – Villach approx. 60 km

St. Veit was the capital city for centuries and domicile of the Carinthian bishop. Even today this time is evident through the city wall, the medieval square, the gorgeous houses, the castle of the duke and lots of monuments.

Along the river Glan you cycle to Glanegg (castle ruin) and Feldkirchen, surrounded by romantic castles, ruins and hills. On Glan bicycle path back to Villach.

8th day: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
The alternation between the individual river valleys and Lakes – as well as avoiding roads with heavy traffic – brings about a slightly hilly tour course. This journey can be easily overcome with a “normal” biker’s constitution. Mostly you cycle along asphaltic bike paths and side roads with less of traffic.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Carinthian Lakes tour stays in Guesthouses, 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Included services

- Accommodation as mentioned
– Breakfast or buffet
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
– Well elaborated route
– Maps and information material
– Own signposting
– Service hotline
– GPS tracks are available

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Rental Bike Information

All touring bikes are high quality, comfortable aluminium unisex 21-gear /Shimano) touring bikes, with 2 hand brakes, 28–inch wheels and dependable Continental-toptouring tyres.

The bikes are also equipped with a comfortable saddle, a tachometer, two bags, a bike lock, a bicycle pump, a small repair kit and a spare inner tube.

It is possible to adjust the saddle and angle of the handlebars for extra comfort. This can easily be done yourself at any time during your trip. All cycles are checked after every trip by our qualified staff to ensure maximum safety.

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Your Prices

Carinthian Lakes, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 09.04. – 22.04.2017 | 24.09. – 08.10.2017
Arrival Sunday
Season 2: 23.04. – 24.06.2017 | 27.08. – 23.09.2017
Arrival Sunday
Season 3: 25.06. – 26.08.2017
Arrival Sunday

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £579 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £609 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £659 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £159
Half Board Upgrade: £119
Electric Bike Upgrade: £59

Hotel Category Descriptions
Selected hotels and inns of the national 3***/4****category, mostly in a central location.

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: £579
Single Supplement: £159

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