If you want to get into gear, you’ll find that Carinthia is first-class for cycling in spring, summer and autumn.
Recreational cyclists, road racers and mountain bikers can choose between countless routes on lakes and rivers, up hills and mountains or across country – alone, with friends or with the whole family.
The routes themselves are as varied as the countryside itself. If flat ones appeal to you, go for the rivers – Drau, Möll, Gail or Lavant. For those panoramic views, head uphill into the Nock Mountains, Carnic Alps and Karawanken or, even steeper, the Hohe Tauern. Then there’s the thrill of Alpine-Adriatic biking all the way down to the sea. Or the thought of a place to swim after a round lake trip.
Choose between guided tours and exploring the area at your own pace. At least until you spot the next farmhouse inn. Great packages, cycle hire and lots of useful information ensure that your cycling trip will be an allround success.
In a week from Salzburg to Grado – the route leads from Salzburg through the Salzach Valley and the Gastein Valley to Böckstein.
Date: 18.-23. May 2014
In one of the most beautiful regions of Austria, in Central Carinthia in the area around Carinthia’s third largest lake, Lake Ossiacher See, and in the region of the Nockberge Mountains, the third “Tour de Kärnten” will take place from Sunday, 18 May until Friday, 23 May 2014 under the patronage of the Carinthian cycling idol, Paco (Peter) Wrolich.
Certified by the ADFC as a four star quality cycle path, the Drau cycle path leads from the Drau’s source at the Toblacher Feld 366 km through East Tyrol and Carinthia to Maribor in Slovenia. www.drauradweg.com