Your starting point Lienz is located at the confluence of the Isel and Drau in the middle of a beautiful mountain panorama and in the sunniest region of Austria. On the first evening, enjoy the last rays of sunshine with a view of the breathtaking panorama.
In the morning you can reach Innichen just behind the Italian border by train in no time at all. The young Drau ripples through the narrow Pustertal-valley and fortresses, castles and palaces rise above the valley. This region once aroused the desires of the rich and powerful. Romanesque chapels, Gothic and Baroque churches and wayside shrines line the path and invite you to take a break. You cycle through the rugged mountains of the Lienz Dolomites all day long and offer you an unforgettable panorama. Spend the evening again in Lienz.
Today you continue cycling down the river. The Drau, which now appears gray, got its milky color from the finest stone particles of the huge rocks. You follow old Roman trade routes and pass ruins, castles and small churches. The picturesque Oberdrautal-valley welcomes you with picturesque places, including the first market town on the Carinthian side and a charming landscape.
Start the day early, because the beautiful Carinthian farmland awaits you with forests, old farms and small villages. Take a break in one of the cozy taverns and enjoy the landscape and the well-developed cycle path directly on the Drau. In the afternoon you reach Spittal with its main square and the beautiful castle, which is one of the most impressive Renaissance buildings in Central Europe.
Today is again characterized by ancient cultural landscapes, meadows and forests as well as idyllic floodplain areas. Visit Kellerberg Castle before arriving in Villach. Enjoy a stroll through the picturesque old town with its Italian flair or along the Drau, which meanders through the Drau metropolis, and end the day in one of the cozy restaurants.
Today you cycle through the enchanting Rosental-valley. Accompanied by the impressive panorama of the Karawanken and the Drau, you always cycle along the river. The Hollenburg Fortress, the landmark of the Rosental, is worth a visit. If you want to extend the rather short stage, you can make a detour to Velden.
In the morning you cycle through meadows and fields in the direction of the Völkermarkt reservoir. You leave the Drau behind and continue to Lake Klopeiner. This beautifully situated lake is the warmest bathing lake in Europe. End the trip with a swim in this lake and enjoy the warm water, the mountain panorama and the excellent food in one of the restaurants.
Today your sunny cycle tour along the Drau ends after breakfast in the hotel. We would be happy to book an extension for you.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
- 1 Train ride Lienz - Innichen incl. bike
Below please find more information about the Drau bike trail: From Lienz to Lake Klopeiner. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Take the Brenner autobahn (A22) to the Bressanone-Val Pusteria / Brixen-Pustertal exit and continue through the Pustertal or via the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in East Tyrol.
Drive via Innsbruck and the Brenner Railway to Fortezza (Franzens Festung) and change there to the regional trains to Pustertal. You can also travel from Salzburg via the Tauernbahn to Spittal an der Drau, change trains there and continue up the Drautal to Lienz.
Parking facilities in Lienz
There is a public car park near our partner hotels in Lienz, where you can park your car for around €35.00 per week. You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of the trip
Condition of the bike paths
The Drau Cycle Path, awarded 4-star quality cycle tours by the ADFC, leads along the river of the same name through East Tyrol and Carinthia. The cycle path is signposted throughout (R1 in Carinthia), runs mostly directly on the banks of the Drau and is very well developed (asphalt, sand or fine gravel surface). The bike path is perfectly passable with normal touring bikes.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between 7-speed unisex bikes with hub gears and coaster brake or 21-speed women's or men's bikes with derailleur gears and freewheel, as well as electric bikes (unisex).
Extra costs which are not included in the tour price
Any city tax that may be incurred is not part of the tour price and is therefore payable locally at the hotel.
7 days hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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