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Faaker See Ride (Nr. 20)

· 4 reviews · Bike Riding · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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A short and easy bike ride.
easy
Distance 10.6 km
1:00 h
60 m
60 m
A bike ride around the turquoise Lake Faak (Faaker See), staying on bike paths most of the time.  

Author’s recommendation

For a short break we recommend the "Egger Marterl" (Egger Shrine) or the small bay in Egg.
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Gerhard Hohenwarter
Update: July 16, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
605 m
Lowest point
554 m
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Safety information

A few stretches take you on main roads and highways.  Please be extra careful here!

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Tourismusinformation Faak am See (561 m)
Coordinates:
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46.566318, 13.907693
DMS
46°33'58.7"N 13°54'27.7"E
UTM
33T 416287 5157552
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Destination

Tourismusinformation Faak am See

Turn-by-turn directions

From the „Tourismusinformation“ in Faak you ride towards „See“ (follow the signs marked 20), then take a quick left and bike to the “Faaker See” (Lake Faak) outlet.  Bike to the other side of the stream, past a church until you get onto “Kirchenweg” (Church Path), then go upwards on “Landstrasse” until you get to the end of the village.  From there the path branches off into the forest.  Follow this path in a curve to the so-called “Schwarzkogel” back to “Landstrasse.”  After a few meters on this road you will reach the beginning of the climb to Drobollach on the right side of a small meadow path.  This path goes through a forest to a paved road, where you take a right down towards the “Strandbad” (beach) and then along the lake to Egg.  In Egg you will ride up the mountain for a short stretch and then make a marked right turn onto “Bundesstrasse” (federal highway) B84.  Stay on the “Bundesstrasse” until you can get onto the parallel bike path which will take you to “Strandbad Nivea” (Nivea Beach).  Take a right here and stay on the road until it makes a sharp left turn.  Then follow the pedestrian/bike path over a small stream.  Bike on the other side of the stream back to the center of “Faak am See.”

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Getting there

From Villach take the B83 or B85, then the B84 and L53 to "Faak am See."

Coordinates

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46.566318, 13.907693
DMS
46°33'58.7"N 13°54'27.7"E
UTM
33T 416287 5157552
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Helmet and drinking water 

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Christoph Koch
July 30, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 27, 2021
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Irene Ha
August 20, 2020 · Community
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Christian Pichelmann 
July 19, 2015 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
60 m
Descent
60 m
Circular route Family-friendly

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