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Carinthia: paradise for cyclists

Carinthia: paradise for cyclists

In Austria, mountain biking is a fairytale on two wheels that magically transports cyclists between mountains and beautiful lakes. Austria's mountain bike trails are excellently maintained with plenty of quality services. From the seat of a bicycle, it is therefore possible to admire beautiful natural scenery in Austria - thousands of shades of green in alpine forests and thousands of shades of blue in mountain lakes.

Cycle routes in Carinthia

Among the Austrian regions, Carinthia is very attractive and interesting, which provides an enormous number of opportunities for active vacations for individuals, families, and teams. Here, tourists can discover and conquer the Alpine three-thousanders, as well as smaller peaks and hills . Many interesting tourist destinations and the cultural diversity of the Alpine-Adriatic region guarantee an unforgettable vacation not only for hikers, but especially for cyclists and mountain bikers.



Cycling in Austria, specifically in the Carinthia region, can become an unforgettable experience for a lifetime. In Austrian Carinthia, specifically in the Millstätter See – Bad Kleinkirchheim – Nockberge region, there are currently more than 300 km of mountain bike trails and more than 550 km of trails for recreational mountain bikers.

Flow country trail Bad Kleinkirchheimer

The longest European flow country trail, Bad Kleinkirchheimer , which is up to 15 kilometers long , belongs to the biggest cycling attractions of Carinthia for mountain bikers. The Flow country trail starts at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters above sea level and overcomes almost 1,000 meters of altitude. The descent on this section sometimes reaches almost 10%!


Nockbike trails in the Nockberge mountains

The advantage of cycling in the Nockberge mountains is the fact that the Nockbike trails lead from the peaks of the mountains directly to the shores of picturesque alpine lakes . After conquering the alpine trails in the beautiful nature, mountain bikers can also swim and swim in the beautiful alpine lakes. The water temperature in these clean mountain lakes is around a very pleasant 20 °C to 25 °C in the summer .

Waiting for you:

  •        45 km of trails
  •        300 km of tracks for mountain bikes
  •        550 km of routes for recreational cyclists


EXIsport tip:

Discover the high-quality Amulet mountain bikes, which, thanks to their refined geometry, are a great companion on bike trips. Amulet bicycles delight with a light aluminum frame and Shimano components.

Cycling trips by the Carinthian lakes

The specificity of Carinthia is its famous clean mountain lakes, of which there are more than a thousand in Carinthia, and in several of them you can swim and bathe very pleasantly . An example can be Lake Wörthersee near Klagenfurt , which has an area of almost 20 square kilometers. For cyclists and mountain bikers, there are many accommodation and catering facilities in the vicinity of the lakes, from private houses, apartments, boarding houses, to luxury hotels. Several accommodation facilities also have their own private beaches or other attractions. The offer for tourists also includes:

  •        various water sports
  •        tourism
  •        Nordic walking
  •        cycling


Cycle route by Lake Millstätter See

Also on the shores of Lake Millstätter See there are very comfortable and pleasant cycle routes for beginners and moderately advanced mountain bikers . Long or short, steep or flat, comfortable or bumpy - there are various bike tours to the most beautiful places at Lake Millstätter See to suit every cyclist's taste. Cyclists can choose:

  •        cycle paths on the shore
  •        cycle tour along the Drauradweg
  •        cycling tours on mountain roads with a view of the lake
  •        mountain sprint on Nockalmstraße
Millstätter See


Ebike tours in the surroundings of Lake Faaker See

Near the Carinthian town of Villach, tourists can discover the picturesque Faaker See lake with sandy and grassy beaches, which are also suitable for families with children . The water in the lake itself is beautifully clean. Of course, beautiful nature, cleanliness and order dominate everywhere. There is an easy cycling route around the entire Faaker See lake , which is used not only by cyclists, but also by people on scooters and roller skates.

There are a number of cycling routes around Lake Faaker See:

  •        e-bike tour Faaker See to Worthersee
  •        e-bike tour Ossiach – Velden
  •        Burg tour
  •        Tour to the Annahutte

EXIsport tip:

Experience an unforgettable ride thanks to the Mondraker electric bike. Ebike Mondraker has Forward Geometry and Zero Suspension System technology. Thanks to them, it is the right companion for cycling adventures .

Faaker See


Nature Reserve Dobratsch

On Dobratsch at an altitude of 2167 meters you will find the oldest nature reserve in Carinthia. You reach the top via the 16.5 kilometer long toll road, the Villach Alpenstrasse, one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in Austria with many great views.

By car you can reach Rosstratten at an altitude of 1732 meters, then continue on foot. Waiting for you:

  •        unique walks, all well signposted
  •        fascinating exhibition about the local world of birds (Aichingerhütte)
  •        interesting geological trail with fossils, volcanic and karst rocks
  •        Gailtal crystalline and Alpine shell limestone
  •        alpine garden with more than 1000 alpine plants


A prominent transmitter towers above the peak. The two highest churches in Europe rise high on the rocks. Everything is crowned by the modern Gipfelhaus , which is not only a restaurant, but also offers 40 beds. Rosstratten and Aichwaldhütte, are the best chalet treats and always friendly hosts. Of course open all year round.




Carinthia offers cyclists of all levels something for everyone. From leisurely rides along the shores of lakes and rivers to demanding mountain ascents, everyone will find their own route here . Cycle routes are well marked and maintained, and there is a wide range of services for cyclists, including bike hire, repair shops and accommodation.

If you are looking for an active holiday in a beautiful environment, Carinthia is the ideal place. Get on your bike and explore all that this amazing area has to offer.

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