Cycling in Carinthia

Hop on your bike and off you go!

For its dedication to cyclists, the region which surrounds Austria’s southernmost recreational lake definitely merits its own yellow jersey.

Cycle paths and tours, cyclist-friendly businesses, guided bike expeditions – with ever more kilometers, services and frequency every single year. Casual cyclists can be seen tooling along next to the Faaker See on a broad network of bike paths in this, the most central of Carinthia’s holiday regions. Road cyclists set a faster pace on little traveled, though fast roads. With good reason, this region hosted the Cycling World Championships in 1987. Mountain bikers, too, really love the exceptional trail network. And here at our cyclist-friendly campground, all enjoy a perfect infrastructure and heartfelt hospitality.

River-side cycling along the Drau Bike Path

Carinthia’s main waterway (15-minute bike ride from our campground) is accompanied by one of the most beautiful cycle paths in the Alps.

Pleasant, relaxing and dropping imperceptibly, it leads us through fields, riparian countryside and small hamlets. The banks of the River Drau have been preserved essentially intact, not least because most villages prefer to keep a safe distance. Only the nearby city of Villach, which is definitely worth a visit by bicycle, actually hugs the banks of the river.

Border Biking Experience

The Carnic Cycle Path takes you to the borders and beyond.

The route from the Faaker See to Kötschach-Mauthen (or reverse) takes you alongside the Gail and the Carnic Alps, behind which lies the Italian region of Friuli. Many parts of the route are leisurely and ideal for family trips. Mountain bikers are drawn across alpine pastures and up into challenging rocky regions. And sometimes even across the border.
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