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Drau Cycle Path | Sporty

Drau Cycle Path

This cycle holiday is the most comfortable and sunniest route to get to know the South of Austria up close and personal: hand-picked beauty spots of the region oozing plenty of southern flair and hence creating light-hearted holiday bliss. Leisurely the Drau cycle path meanders along the river leading you through Eastern Tyrol and Carinthia. Both left and right you pass by mountains. You cycle past proud castles, palaces, languorous villages and ancient towns. Not to forget: the Italian cuisine, Tyrolean specialities and Carinthian delights, which all turn the Drau cycle path also into a culinary pleasure.

Austria
Moderate
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Arrival in Lienz in Eastern Tyrol located at the confluence of the rivers Isel and Drau. With a total of two thousand sunshine hours annually it is Austria’s sunniest holiday region. The breathtaking panorama onto the Alps and the Lienz-Dolomites will excite you.

A train ride takes you comfortably from Lienz to Toblach, located shortly before the Italian border. The river Drau is still a young river in this section, babbling and breaking her way through the narrow Pustertal-valley. Defiant fortresses, castels and palaces rise majestically above the valley and herald desires of the once rich and powerful. Modest Romanesque chapels, Gothic and Baroque churches, crucifixes and piety columns invite for a short break. Over a long distance the rugged, bizzare rockfaces of the Lienz-Dolomites tower over the landscape and hence turn today’s stage into an unforgettable experience.

From Lienz, the confluence of the rivers Isel and Drau, you again follow the river Drau now appearing in a shade of gray, by the locals called ‚glacier milk‘, which is due to very fine rock particles coming from the gigantic rocks. Along ancient Roman trade routes – past ruins, castles, little churches and wayside crosses – you cycle through the picturesque Oberdrautal-valley. En route you pass pretty villages such as Pirkach, Oberdrauburg and the first market town on Carinthian soil, Dellach.

You cycle mostly along the river Drau through the marvellous Carinthian farmland featuring forests, fields, old farm houses and little hamlets. Cosy wine taverns, called ‚Buschenschenken‘ await with proper farm food and invite you to take a break. Past time-honoured farm houses decorated with flowers the well-developed Drau cycle path takes you to Spittal an der Drau. The centre of Spittal features a main square, which you might call ‚cute‘ and a particularly beautiful palace, which is considered one of the most impressive Renaissance building with the clearest style in all of Central Europe and is called ‚Porcia‘ named after the previous owners.

Today you cycle through the ‚Cultural Promenade of Upper Corinthia‘. You leave the area of Spital along the river Drau and immerse yourself into an ancient cultural scenery, meadows and forests and idyllic wetland- areas. Past Kellerberg palace always along the river Drau you reach Villach. The heart of Villach features the pretty old part of town with its Italian flair and the cosy pubs and restaurants. The Drau-metropolis presents itself to visitors adequately as vivacious and oozing southern flair. Part of the charcter of the town is definitely the river Drau, meandering through Villach just like a blue ribbon. Further the tour leads you through the enchanting Rosental.-valley. The Karawanks-mountain range and the river Drau offer a more than impressive backdrop for an unforgettable day of cycling. Amazing conglomerate rocks flank the river and again and again offer fascinating views. On one of these rocks Hollenburg castle rises, the landmark of the Rosental-valley. If you fancy slightly extending the in comparison rather short tour, we recommend en route a detour to Velden or embark on a round trip to Lake Faaker See.

Along beautifully designed dam-paths the cycling tour leads you through meadows and fields and past little hamlets towards the giant Völkermarkter-reservoir. Now you bid farewell to your loyal companion the river Drau, so you get to enjoy Lake Klopeiner See with its marvellous location. Time to drink in the lakescape and leave all your cares behind.

Nach dem Frühstück individuelle Rückreise oder Beginn Ihrer Verlängerung.

Tour character

The Drau cycle path mainly runs directly along the Drau-riverbank, is perfectly developed, good road conditions and is signposted throughout.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lienz
  Season 1
01.05.2021 - 08.05.2021
26.09.2021 - 10.10.2021

Sunday
Season 2
09.05.2021 - 19.06.2021
12.09.2021 - 25.09.2021

Sunday
Season 3
20.06.2021 - 11.09.2021

Sunday
Drau cycling path sportive, AT-DRRLK-06X-SPO
Base price
539.00
589.00
639.00
Surcharge single room 129.00 129.00 129.00
Surcharge half board (5x) (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 119.00 119.00 119.00
Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Sunday
Season 2
May 9, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Sunday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Sunday
Drau cycling path sportive, AT-DRRLK-06X-SPO
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (5x) (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
539.00
129.00
119.00
589.00
129.00
119.00
639.00
129.00
119.00
Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Season 2
May 9, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Lienz
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Lake Klopeiner See
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
94.00
69.00
98.00
69.00
94.00
69.00
98.00
79.00
104.00
95.00
124.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lienz
  Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

Sunday
Season 2
May 9, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021

Sunday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

Sunday
Lienz
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 79.00
Extra night sgl/bb 94.00 94.00 104.00
Lake Klopeiner See
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 95.00
Extra night sgl/bb 98.00 98.00 124.00
Filter
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
bike+
Electric bike
79.00
79.00
129.00
189.00
Filter
Transfer
79.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and extras

Service

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Good developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • 1 train ride Lienz – Toblach incl. your bike
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Not included services

  • Arrival and departure
  • Parking fees
  • Spa and local taxes where applicable
  • Transfers
  • Optional sightseeing
  • City maps
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Lienz train station.
  • Hotel underground car park in Lienz approx. EUR 8 per day, no reservation possible public car park near the hotel approx. EUR 13 per week, parking spaces free of charge at the edge of town.
  • From Lake Klopeinersee by bus or taxi to Völkermarkt and then by train to Lienz.
Hotels

Category: 3*** and 4**** hotels

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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