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Carinthian Lake Loop Stage Villach-Ossiach-Millstätter See

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    Villach Zentrum
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67 kilometres, 690 metres altitude difference

 

 

 

The start and end of the Carinthian Lake Loop is the distinctive red Friedensbrücke bridge, which crosses the River Drau in the east of Villach. On a cycle path leading north, after about only five kilometres, you will reach Lake Ossiacher See. With great views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, you will cycle around Lake Ossiacher See anti-clockwise. In Ossiach it’s worth paying a short visit to the impressive abbey with its baroque church from the eleventh century. After circuiting the lake, there is the first longer, uphill stretch. The road winds up 15 kilometres alongside the Afritzer Bach stream to Lake Afritzersee and Lake Feldsee. Then it is on to Radenthein on the eastern shore of Lake Millstätter See and further on via Dellach to Millstatt.

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Distance 78.6 km
5:45 h
515 m
401 m
832 m
486 m

 

 

67 kilometres, 690 metres altitude difference

 

 

 

The start and end of the Carinthian Lake Loop is the distinctive red Friedensbrücke bridge, which crosses the River Drau in the east of Villach. On a cycle path leading north, after about only five kilometres, you will reach Lake Ossiacher See. With great views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, you will cycle around Lake Ossiacher See anti-clockwise. In Ossiach it’s worth paying a short visit to the impressive abbey with its baroque church from the eleventh century. After circuiting the lake, there is the first longer, uphill stretch. The road winds up 15 kilometres alongside the Afritzer Bach stream to Lake Afritzersee and Lake Feldsee. Then it is on to Radenthein on the eastern shore of Lake Millstätter See and further on via Dellach to Millstatt.

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Things to see and do nearby:

• Slow Trail Bleistätter Moor/Lake Ossiacher See

• Kaslabn show dairy in Radenthein

• Erstes Kärnten Badehaus spa at Lake Millstätter See

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Paco Wrolich
Update: July 04, 2022
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Highest point
832 m
Lowest point
486 m
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Asphalt 45.08%Dirt road 18.40%Forested/wild trail 4.81%Path 1.16%Road 30.53%
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35.4 km
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14.5 km
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3.8 km
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0.9 km
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24 km
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Villach Zentrum (486 m)
Coordinates:
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46.616688, 13.881531
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46°37'00.1"N 13°52'53.5"E
UTM
33T 414361 5163177
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Millstätter See

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46.616688, 13.881531
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46°37'00.1"N 13°52'53.5"E
UTM
33T 414361 5163177
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
78.6 km
Duration
5:45 h
Ascent
515 m
Descent
401 m
Highest point
832 m
Lowest point
486 m
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