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Carinthian Lake Loop

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  • Millstättersee
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A 340-kilometre cycle tour to the most beautiful lakes in Austria’s southernmost province

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moderate
Distance 363.3 km
26:45 h
1,865 m
1,862 m
1,074 m
384 m
The pure joy of cycling: Travelling light by bike through Austria’s sunny south – past blue and turquoise lakes, embedded in the dreamlike hill and mountain landscape on the border to Italy and Slovenia. Depending on time and fitness, the 340-kilometre, varied route can be divided into as many stages as you like. Ideally you should plan at least one week for the entire tour. This leaves enough time to enjoy the warm bathing lakes, the countryside and interesting things along the way. There are many places to stay along the route for cyclists with varied tastes and budgets. The tour is also ideal for e-bikes.

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Author
Paco Wrolich
Update: July 04, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,074 m
Lowest point
384 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 40.30%Dirt road 17.73%Nature trail 6.60%Path 3.58%Road 31.61%Unknown 0.15%
Asphalt
146.4 km
Dirt road
64.4 km
Nature trail
24 km
Path
13 km
Road
114.9 km
Unknown
0.6 km
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Rest stops

4 Sterne Boutique Hotel Goldenes Lamm
Gasthof-Pension Durnthaler
Hotel SCHLOSS LERCHENHOF****
Hotel und Spa Sonne
Balance - Das 4-Elemente SPA- & Wohlfühlhotel

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Tour kann von jeder Region aus gestartet und geplant werden. Villach bietet sich als Startort an, da die Stadt an der Drau sehr zentral liegt (486 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.616518, 13.881296
DMS
46°36'59.5"N 13°52'52.7"E
UTM
33T 414343 5163158
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Destination

Tour kann von jeder Region aus gestartet bzw beendet und geplant werden. Villach bietet sich als Startort an, da die Stadt an der Drau sehr zentral liegt

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Coordinates

DD
46.616518, 13.881296
DMS
46°36'59.5"N 13°52'52.7"E
UTM
33T 414343 5163158
w3w 
///pumps.vouching.brokers
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

www.seenschleife.at

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Questions and answers

Question from Thomas Jacob · July 03, 2022 · Community
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Answered by Paco Wrolich · July 03, 2022 · Kärnten
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Rating

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Status
Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
363.3 km
Duration
26:45 h
Ascent
1,865 m
Descent
1,862 m
Highest point
1,074 m
Lowest point
384 m
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