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River Drava Cycle Trail Full Route: Toblach ‒ (Varaždin) Legrad

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The River Drava Cycle Trail is one of just four cycle trails in Europe to be awarded five stars by the ADFC (German Cyclists’ Association). It is the poster child of the cycling region of Carinthia and crosses several borders on its way from South Tyrol (Toblach) to Legrad in Croatia, passing through East Tyrol, Carinthia and Slovenia.

open
moderate
509.1 km
40:00 h
1,684 m
2,769 m

 

 

Get to know the land and its people along the River Drava Cycle Trail in Carinthia.

 

 

Pleasure cycling on the southern side of the Alps.

 

 

 

 

 

The River Drava Cycle Trail (R1) links four countries: Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia ‒ no borders, brez meja, senza confini, bez granica. Running a total of some 510 km (222 of which are located in Carinthia), it meanders from the Toblacher Feld/Sella di Dobbiaco mountain pass in South Tyrol to the Croatian-Slovenian border at Varaždin. It boasts standardised signposting, excellent surfaces (asphalt, fine gravel), and for the most part hugs Carinthia’s main river, the Drava, through a varied landscape of mountains and bathing lakes. The River Drava Cycle Trail (the Toblach to Lavamünd section) was awarded five stars by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad Club (ADFC ‒ German Cyclists’ Association) in 2016 in honour of its high quality

Author’s recommendation

You should probably do the whole route to appreciate the beauty of all three countries!
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Author
Paco Wrolich
Updated: April 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,209 m
Lowest point
128 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The River Drava Cycle Trail is relatively straightforward for the most part, but cyclists must be prepared for a few small climbs.

Tips, hints and links

www.drauradweg.com

www.dravabike.si

www.radland.kaernten.at

Start

Toblach, town centre (1,209 m) Koordinaten: DG 46.724170, 12.227660 GMS 46°43’27.0"N 12°13’39.6"E UTM 33T 288153 5178245 w3w ///geburt.reagiert.schweigt (1,209 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.724170, 12.227660
DMS
46°43'27.0"N 12°13'39.6"E
UTM
33T 288153 5178245
w3w 
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Destination

Legrad, Croatia

Turn-by-turn directions

see www.drauradweg.com

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

 

 

 

Take the S-Bahn suburban railway from Klagenfurt or Spittal to Lienz; from there, take the train to Toblach.

 

 

By car: Take the B100 to Lienz, then continue on the federal road to Toblach.

 

 

To consult timetables and/or to reserve a place for bike storage, please visit: www.oebb.at

Getting there

 

By train from Villach to Innichen.

 

 

Info: www.oebb.at

Parking

Parking is available at all train stations along the River Drava Cycle Trail.

Coordinates

DD
46.724170, 12.227660
DMS
46°43'27.0"N 12°13'39.6"E
UTM
33T 288153 5178245
w3w 
///thrushes.battling.inflating
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

 

 

www.drauradweg.com and www.dravabike.si

 

 

All information can be obtained at info@kaernten.at (in three languages).

Author’s map recommendations

 

 

Please order at www.kaernten.at or info@kaernten.at

Equipment

The River Drava Cycle Trail is relatively straightforward for the most part, but cyclists must be prepared for a few small climbs.

trekking bike recomended!

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
509.1 km
Duration
40:00 h
Ascent
1,684 m
Descent
2,769 m
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