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.
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
By train from Villach to Innichen.
ParkingParking is available at all train stations along the River Drava Cycle Trail.
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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!