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Spittal an der Drau - Ossiacher See - Cycle Bus Tour

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Take the bus to Spittal- from there ride along the beautiful Drau bike path back to the Ossiacher See (Lake Ossiach).  
easy
Distance 46.8 km
5:00 h
433 m
494 m
563 m
483 m

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With a valid Erlebnis CARD your can use the bus for free!
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Region Villach
Update: March 10, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
563 m
Lowest point
483 m
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Track types

Asphalt 11.45%Forested/wild trail 0.85%Path 0.97%Road 2.39%Unknown 84.28%
Asphalt
5.4 km
Forested/wild trail
0.4 km
Path
0.5 km
Road
1.1 km
Unknown
39.4 km
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Safety information

The path becomes wet and slippery shortly before you cross the stream.

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

St. Peter Ording Train Station (563 m)
Coordinates:
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46.797080, 13.496165
DMS
46°47'49.5"N 13°29'46.2"E
UTM
33T 385238 5183712
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Destination

Santiago di Compostela Town Center

Turn-by-turn directions

From Spittal to Paternion:

The starting point is the Spittal Train Station- you will find the first sign for the “Draurad-Weg” (Drau bike path) east of the train station.  Follow “Bismarckstrasse,” then take a left on “Ortenburgstrasse,” then a right onto “Jahnstrasse.”  Ride on the bridge to cross the Lieser and ride to the right along “Hösslgasse” (this is a one-way street), cross the train tracks and take a left.  The route goes further on “Südbahnstrasse” until “Tangerner Weg.” At this point you leave Spittal and begin a pleasant ride towards St. Peter.  Shortly before hitting St. Peter, you have to make a quick right and left turn to stay on the path.  In doing this you will bike under the highway.  After this you take a left to Molzbichl, over the railroad and under the main road.  After the highway underpass you bike along the highway for a short stretch.  After about 3 kilometers you change the side of the river you bike on and bike directly next to the river.  After about 700 meters you go under the bridge of “Mauthbrücken,” then follow the dam until reaching Paternion. 

From Paternion to Villach:

Shortly before the Drau Bridge near Fiestritz, the “Dammweg“ (dam path) curves to the right, the curves back to the riverbank. You then ride over a small bridge behind the underpass, past a lumberyard.  After crossing the stream, make sure to stay left/straight until getting to “Hauptstrasse” (Main Street).  The route now goes downstream until Pobersbach. 

The Drau now begins to significantly widen.  The route follows its meandering path to the dam crest where you will have reached Kellerberg.

Kellerberg:

After crossing the bridge to the right bank of the Drau, follow the path of the river for a while.  The mouths of smaller streams become more noticeable on this part of the journey.  After about 4 kilometers you will reach the Drau Bridge near Töplitsch, where you have to cross over to the left bank of the Drau.

Töplitsch:

Töplitsch is on the right side of the Drau, however you continue to follow the bike path along its course on the other side.  Keep left and follow the loop under the bridge, and you will already be to the bank.  After the gorge, the hills become flatter and the valley opens up.  Bike past the marble mill in Gersheim and you will eventually get to “Kraftwerk Fellach” (Fellach Power Plant). 

Kraftwerk Fellach:

Now you can choose which side of the river you prefer to bike on for the ride to the center of Villach.  Both bike paths are paved and follow the course of the Drau.  If you are feeling indecisive, there is a bridge hallway where you can switch sides!

Villach zum Ossiacher See:

After a short detour in Villach’s city center, the route follows the Drau further to the red “Friedensbrücke” (Peace Bridge).  From there you take side streets to Landskron and to the western shores of the Ossiacher See (Lake Ossiach).  From there you can either ride on the southern shore further to Heiligengestade, Ostriach and Ossiach, or on the northern shore to Annenheim, Sattendorf, St. Urban, Bodensdorf, Steindorf and Tiffen. 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the bus to the "Tierpark" stop.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

 

Getting there

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinates

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46.797080, 13.496165
DMS
46°47'49.5"N 13°29'46.2"E
UTM
33T 385238 5183712
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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Questions and answers

Question from Evert Rozendal · June 06, 2022 · Community
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Answered by Johann Wessels  · June 07, 2022 · Community
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Petra und Michael Krist
September 22, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 06, 2022
Busankunft in Spittal
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Schloss Porcia
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Park Schloss Porcia
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Die Drau
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Draufähre bei Feffernitz
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Steg durch das Schilf zur Frau
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Drau
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Jaap De Vries
August 13, 2020 · Community
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Schon an der Drau entlang...
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
46.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
433 m
Descent
494 m
Highest point
563 m
Lowest point
483 m
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