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Mountain Bike Tour 3 through 3 countries

4 Mountain Bike • Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • 3 Länder Mountainbike Tour
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    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
  • Mountainbiken mit Blick auf den Mittagskogel
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    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
Map / Mountain Bike Tour 3 through 3 countries
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This tour is closed due to a massive land slide in Slovenia until further notice!
difficult
89.3 km
7:00 h
1800 m
1800 m
This ride takes you from the "Faaker See" (Lake Faak) over the Karavanken alps to Slovenia.  Through the legendary winter-sports town of Kransjka Gora, Planica the path takes you over Tarvis and back to "Faaker See" again.  

Author’s recommendation

There aren't many opportunities better than the "MTB-Tour 3" to experience three different countries, three different cultures, and three different culinary traditions on such a short journey.  Enjoy breakfast on the Faaker See (Austria), lunch in Kransjka Gora (Slovenia) and an espresso in Tarvis (Italy)!
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Region Villach
Updated: 2018-07-16

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Equipment

A hard-tail is more than enough.  No long or difficult single tracks.  Don't forget your wind jacket and camera :)

Tips, hints and links

 

Region Villach Tourism

 

+43 4242 42000

 

www.region-villach.at/en

 

Start

Faak am See (564 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.566163 N 13.910368 E
UTM
33T 416492 5157531

Destination

Faak am See

Turn-by-turn directions

Beginning at the beautiful „Faaker See“ (Lake Faak), this ride begins with its only significant climb to “Annahütte.” This, and the Slovenian border, will be reached after 14 kilometers where you can enjoy an unforgettable view of all of Carinthia and the Julian Alps. 

Here you begin a rapid descent which lasts 30 kilometers until you reach the world-famous ski town of Kranjska Gora.  This pretty spot in the middle of the Julian Alps is perfect for a short break.  After that you take either the bike trail towards “Italien” (Italy), or a detour on a World Cup run called “Vitranc.”  A few minutes later you will reach the Italian border where there is a short and crisp climb to the “Weissenfelser Seen” (Laghi di Fusine or White Rock Lakes).  After arriving there you will be able to enjoy a glorious panoramic view of the mountains and two deep-blue lakes.  After this, you go past Tarvis and take “die alte Römerstrasse” (old Roman road) to Arnoldstein, where you will bike right by a newly restored castle.  From here you take wavy single-trails and forest paths back to the Faaker See. 

Public transport

Faak am See is easily accessible with the busses (post) and trains of the ÖBB.

 

Getting there

Take the A2 motorway and exit at " Villach-Faaker See " or take the A11 and exit at " St. Niklas".

Parking

There are plenty of parking spots at "Bauernmarkt Gelände" (this is the farmer's market right across from the Faak train station).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Martin Schack
2018-07-07
Bin am 5.7. die Tour gefahren. Direkt nach dem Tunnel ist die Strecke nach wie vor unpassierbar. Eine Überquerung ist selbst für lebensmüde unmöglich. Ich kann mir beim besten Willen nicht vorstellen dass die Stelle bald aufgeräumt wird. Der abgerutschte Bereich ist immens. Es gibt aber kurz vor dem Tunnel einen kleinen Waldweg, dort haben wir die Räder hinuntergeschoben. Die Tour war trotzdem großartig!
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Samstag, 7. Juli 2018 11:35:23
Samstag, 7. Juli 2018 11:35:23
Photo: Martin Schack, Community
Samstag, 7. Juli 2018 11:36:00
Samstag, 7. Juli 2018 11:36:00
Photo: Martin Schack, Community
Samstag, 7. Juli 2018 11:36:16
Samstag, 7. Juli 2018 11:36:16
Photo: Martin Schack, Community

Sigi Engl
2018-06-22
Ist es denn absehbar, wann die Tour wieder befahrbar ist? Ich würde die Tour gerne am 30.06. oder 01.07.2018 fahren.

Bernhard Wistawel
2018-06-06
leider ist https://www.alpenvereinaktiv.com/de/tour/alterative-zu-mtb-tour-3-gesperrt-bis-juli-2018/115286625/ nicht legal befahrbar

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Distance
89.3 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1800 m
Descent
1800 m
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