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Central Carinthia and Gurk Valley Alps

(1) Motor Bike • Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • Burg Strassburg Innenhof
    / Burg Strassburg Innenhof
    Photo: Transromanica Kärnten
  • Burg Strassburg
    / Burg Strassburg
    Photo: Transromanica Kärnten
  • Burg Strassburg
    / Burg Strassburg
    Photo: Transromanica Kärnten
  • Grünsee
    / Grünsee
    Photo: Bad Kleinkirchheim Tourismus
  • Reptilienzoo Nockalm
    / Reptilienzoo Nockalm
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
  • St. Kathrein
    / St. Kathrein
    Photo: Bad Kleinkirchheimer Tourismus Marketing GmbH, Bad Kleinkirchheim Tourismus
  • Granatium Radenthein
    / Granatium Radenthein
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
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    Photo: Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH
  • Auer von Welsbach Museum
    / Auer von Welsbach Museum
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
  • Auer von Welsbach Museum
    / Auer von Welsbach Museum
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
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    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
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    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
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    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
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    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
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    Photo: Kärnten Werbung
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Map / Central Carinthia and Gurk Valley Alps
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Der Sonne entgegen
Von Villach durch das Gegendtal nach Arriach, dem geographischen Mittelpunkt Kärntens...
moderate
312.1 km
5:00 h
6585 m
6585 m
Into the sun
Starting off in Villach, you go through the Gegend Valley to Arriach, the geographical centre of Carinthia. In Feldkirchen, turn off for the Gurk Valley, but leave the B 93 after a few metres to get to Gurk via Zammelsberg and Weitensfeld. Gurk Cathedral is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Carinthia. The route carries on to St. Veit. At Launsdorf you will see the incredible Hochosterwitz Castle. In Mittertrixen the road goes off to the left
via Haimburg to Diex (1,159 m), the village with the most sunshine hours in Austria. Here you leave the historic Noric Region and cross into the holiday region of Lake Klopeiner See – Southern Carinthia. Now take the high road towards Brückl. Head north through the Görtschitz Valley and, near Mösel, turn off to the left towards Althofen. A good tip for lunch is Hirter Braukeller, a brewery with restaurant serving local dishes right on the main road just before Friesach. After your meal, you have to go back briefly and then turn into the Gurk Valley at Schloss Böckstein. In Strassburg your route goes off to the right from the Gurk Valley into the Metnitz Valley. Flattnitz (1,400 m) on a plateau in the Gurk Valley Alps is the pass from the Gurk Valley in Carinthia to the Mur Valley in Styria. At Stadl/Mur you go 6 km upriver to Predlitz and from there the climb is very steep in places up to Turracher Höhe (1,783 m) and back into Carinthia. Taking in Bad Kleinkirchheim (resort with St. Kathrein and Römerbad thermal spas) and Radenthein, you pass through the Gegend Valley back to your starting point.

 

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Author
Sabine Zölß, Alpstein Österreich
Updated: 2015-04-22

Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Asphalt
Difficulty
moderate
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Altitude
1805 m
462 m
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Start

Villach (538 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.668013 N 13.855083 E
UTM 33T 412419 5168909

Destination

Villach

Turn-by-turn directions

Villach – Treffen – Arriach – Himmelberg – Feldkirchen – Pichlern – Rennweg – Zammelsberg – Weitensfeld – Gurk – Pisweg – Kraig – St. Veit – Launsdorf – Brückl – Mittertrixen – Haimburg – Diex – Brückl – Eberstein – Guttaring – Althofen – Strassburg – Grades – Flattnitz – Stadl/Mur – Predlitz – Turracher Höhe – Reichenau – Patergassen – Bad Kleinkirchheim – Radenthein – Villach.

 

Coordinates

Geogr.:46.668013 N 13.855083 E
UTM:33T 412419 5168909
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Andreas Schmutzer
2013-09-10
Eine wunderbare Tour durch die einmalige Landschaft Kärntens. Viel Natur, viele Kurven, schmale Straßen, die teilweise auch etwas schlechter vom Asphalt her sind, was aber dem Erlebnis keinen Abbruch tut. Ich bin die Tour inzwischen schon zweimal gefahren und ich fahre sie auch ein drittes mal.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
312.1 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
6585 m
Descent
6585 m
Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Asphalt

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