NEW: CULINARY CYCLE TOUR ON THE DRAU CYCLE PATH

From Tyrolean Schlipfkrapfen to fine Alpe Adria specialties

about 250 km

from € 729

8

Days

DESCRIPTION:

This Drau Cycle Path journey takes you from one regional culinary specialty to the next. Thanks to the influences of the Alpe-Adria region in the border triangle of Austria, Italy and Slovenia, Carinthian cuisine has its own unmistakable character. In addition, Carinthia has many slow food restaurants that refine and offer regional products of the highest quality.

They start on Drau cycle path in Lienz in East Tyrol with traditional specialties such as Schlipfkrapfen, taste Carinthian Kasnudln in the Drautal and enjoy a Reinanke or the trout species Carinthian Laxn on a fine lake terrace of Lake Millstatt or the fashionable Wörthersee. The Italian influence is becoming increasingly noticeable with antipasti, pasta, polenta, calamari and pinot grigio. And in between there is always a rustic Carinthian Buschenschank, where you can taste succulent bread, homemade spreads, bacon and sausages straight from the farmer. To sweeten the bike tour, a € 20 voucher for the Drauradwegwirte is included in the price.

SERVICES:

  • 7 nights in 4* and 3* hotels
  • rich breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (2 pieces of luggage per person)
  • € 20,- voucher, redeemable at the Drauradwegwirten
  • Bikeline bike tour book "Drauradweg"
  • restaurant recommendations
  • Bike maps, information material, GPS tracks
  • Service hotline (7 days a week)

GETTING THERE:

    Individually to Lienz, easily accessible by train
    from 01.05. - 30.06.2022 and 01.09. - 30.09.2022, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 2 people
    Daily arrival from 4 people possible
    from 01.07. - 31.08.2022, daily arrival from 2 people

    Event notice
    During the major events Villacher Kirchtag (31.07.-07.08.2022) and European Bike Week (06.09.-11.09.2022), hotel rooms in Villach can only be booked for a surcharge.

PRICE:

Category:
4* and 3* hotels

€ 729, - per person
01.05. to 30.06.2022
01.09. to 30.09.2022

€ 829, - per person
01.07. to 31.08.2022

EXTRAS:

Single room surcharge: € 180 per person
Surcharge for half-board: € 200 per person

RENTAL BIKES
Touring bike: € 100, -
E-bike: € 160, -

Parkplatz: Parking your car in Lienz is possible for the duration of your trip for a fee.
The parking fees are not included in the all-inclusive price and are to be paid either directly at the hotel or in the parking garage.

local tax: if due, is not included in the travel price.

return transfer Klopeiner See to Lienz: € 80 per person incl. bike; please reserve in advance

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Arrival in Lienz - Tyrolean Schlipfkrapfen

Individual arrival in Lienz in East Tyrol and check-in at the hotel. We recommend a visit to the enchanting city center of Lienz and the tasting of East Tyrolean specialties such as Schlipfkrapfen or Kaspressknödel

Osttiroler Schlipfkrapfen (c) TVB Osttirol National Park Hohe Tauern, Martin Lugger

Osttiroler Schlipfkrapfen (c) TVB Osttirol National Park Hohe Tauern, Martin Lugger

Lienz - Berg im Drautal, approx. 35 km - Drautal meat fritters

You start your bike tour on the beautiful Drau cycle path with a wonderful view of the mountains of the Lienz Dolomites. On the outskirts of Lienz, the Roman Museum Aguntum attracts visitors, presenting the history of the old Roman settlement in an attractive way. On the way you can make a detour to the herb village of Irschen. At the end of your stage in the mountains, we recommend trying Drautal meat fritters.

Cycling in the Drautal (c) Tourismus Drautal

Cycling in the Drautal (c) Tourismus Drautal

Berg im Drautal - Spittal/Drau, approx. 40 km - Carinthian Kasnudeln

Following the upper Drautal, you ride partly along the river bank and partly a bit off the beaten path through small villages. At the stage destination Spittal/Drau you should take the time for a city tour, especially the Renaissance castle of Porcia is worth a visit. For dinner today we recommend THE Carinthian specialty, Carinthian Kasnudel.

Carinthian cheese noodle - a real specialty to enjoy

Carinthian Kasnudel (c) Franz Gerdl

Millstätter See - round trip approx. 39 km - Reinanke

From Spittal/Drau we head to the nearby Millstätter See. In Seeboden you switch to the Millstätter See cycle path and cycle directly along the natural lake shore to Döbriach, where you should have a drink in the See Lounge or at a lido. On the way back, the main town of Millstatt lures with a monastery worth seeing, cool lakeside terraces and fresh fish, the Millstätter See Reinanken.

 

a great adventure - explore Lake Millstatt by bike

Millstätter See Cycle Path (c) Uwe Geissler

Spittal an der Drau - Villach, approx. 42 km - Villach culinary cult

We continue on the Drau Cycle Path, mostly on the natural riverbank. Halfway, in Feistritz, you can take a break at a nice snack bar with its own fruit press and taste Carinthian delicacies from the farmer. Arrived in Villach, the well-preserved town center with its cafés and shops invites you to stroll and linger. The proximity to Italy can be clearly felt, many Italian dishes have found their way into the city's kitchens. The Küchenkult restaurants offer special quality. And what you should also try: original Villach beer

Coffee maker Cuisine Kuechenkult Region Villach Tourismus GmbH Martin Hofmann 1

Coffee maker Cuisine Kuechenkult (c) Region Villach Tourismus GmbH Martin Hofmann

Villach - Velden am Wörthersee - Krumpendorf/Klagenfurt, approx. 45 km - herb char

Today you spend at the most famous Carinthian bathing lake, the Wörthersee. Cycle first to Velden and stroll along the beach promenade to the famous Schlosshotel and treat yourself to a break in one of the beach cafés and an original Italian gelati. From a culinary point of view, we recommend a fish, a herb char or a Kärntna Laxn, enjoyed on a lake terrace.

Dinner by the lake

Dinner by the lake (c) Tine Steinthaler

 

Klagenfurt - Ferlach - Klopeiner See, approx. 30 km - Carinthian Brettljause & Had'n

Back on the Drau Cycle Path, you first cycle to the former gunsmith town of Ferlach. The Drau is now getting wider and wider and your pleasure bike tour leads through the natural Rosental on beautiful causeways to the warmest bathing lake in Europe, the Klopeiner See. Strengthen yourself with a traditional Carinthian Brettljause or taste the regional buckwheat specialty Hadn, such as a Hadn cake.

1762 Carinthia advertising Michael Seyer

Carinthian Brettljause(c) Carinthia advertising Michael Seyer

Departure

After breakfast individual departure or extension at Lake Klopeiner See.

the Klopeiner See offers bathing fun for cyclists

Klopeiner See ©Kärnten Werbung

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