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From Gerlitzen to the Ossiacher See (Lake Ossiach)- Stage 1

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A scenic biking tour, beginning with a gondola ride that will also transport your bike up the mountain.  
easy
15 km
2:00 h
10 m
951 m

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From the Gerlitzen summit to the Ossiacher See (Lake Ossiach)!
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Region Villach
Updated: August 13, 2019
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
Bergstation Teilstrecke 1, 1446 m
Lowest point
Annenheim, 501 m
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Safety information

All mountain bikers are kindly asked to only use the officially authorized streets on their descent, in this case "Gerlitzen Gipfelstrasse" to Arriach! Mountain bikers do not count as tourists for the right to use the trails because they are already using the roads and therefore excluded from the hiking paths and forest roads.  

Please be considerate about your speed on the descent and pay attention to other bikers! Remember to abide by the "Mountain Bike Fairplay" rules :-) 

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Annenheim am Ossiacher See (Annenheim on the Ossiacher See) (1441 m)
Coordinates:
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46.681368, 13.899634
DMS
46°40'52.9"N 13°53'58.7"E
UTM
33T 415848 5170344
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Destination

Annenheim am Ossiacher See (Annenheim on the Ossiacher See)

Turn-by-turn directions

This scenic biking tour begins at the foot of the Gerlitzen Alps with a gondola ride.  After purchasing a ticket for the first leg of the tour and the gondola (including bike transport), you take the gondola to 1410 beautiful meters above sea level where the first part of the ride begins.

Once you get off the gondola, take an immediate left and bike on the nearby paved road which will take you to the former gondola station.  After getting on the paved road you want to take a quick right and follow the road until it meets up with the “Mautstrasse” (tollway). 

This is where the descent towards Treffen begins without any turns.  Once you get to Treffen, you hop onto Millstätter Bundesstrasse (B98) where you turn onto bike path R2b back towards “Ossiacher See.”  The bike path begins by going through Treffen, then later takes you through Neudorf where you cross “Ossiacher Strasse” near Billa and ride towards “Unterführung” (underpass).  Before the underpass take a right and follow the bike path towards “Ausfluss Ossiacher See.”  Right before the bridge you will bike along “St. Andräer Strasse” to the north.  “St. Andräer Strasse” will once again cross the campgrounds.  After a few minutes you will be back to the starting point of the tour on the shores of the Ossiacher See.  There is a train overpass that goes to the Gerlitzen parking lot. 

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Public transport

There are busses that drive to Annenheim from the Villach train station in regular intervals.

 

 

Getting there

By car you can reach Annenheim with the A10 highway, exit "Treffen-Ossiacher See."  If you are coming from Villach you can take the B83 (Ossiacher Zeile).  When you reach the Ossiacher See fork, turn onto the B94 towards "Ossiacher See" and you will soon reach Annenheim.

 

Parking

There are plenty of parking spots available near the Gerlitzen gondola station.  

Coordinates

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46.681368, 13.899634
DMS
46°40'52.9"N 13°53'58.7"E
UTM
33T 415848 5170344
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

A suitable bike for the area with tested breaks, bike helmet, leisure clothes, wind jacket, sun-glasses, drinks, etc.  

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Tanja Foltyn
August 11, 2020 · Community
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Damian Stroka
August 19, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
15 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
951 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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