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Mountain Bike Tour to "Annahütte" (Nr. 25)

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A taxing ride up to the "Annahütte" (currently not active).  
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Distance 29.7 km
5:00 h
1,129 m
1,129 m
1,593 m
562 m
From Faak you ride on a paved road towards "Outschena" and then take a well-marked path in the forest towards "Annahütte"/Jepzasattel.  
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Update: November 02, 2021
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Highest point
1,593 m
Lowest point
562 m
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Safety information

Out of respect for hikers the mountain bike route has been separated from the hiking paths.  However, bikers on the forest roads are not all on the go, so watch out for them on the way down!

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Tourismusinformation Faak (562 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.566205, 13.907812
DMS
46°33'58.3"N 13°54'28.1"E
UTM
33T 416296 5157539
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Destination

Tourismusinformation Faak

Turn-by-turn directions

This physically demanding bike route goes from Faak to Ratnitz and from there climbs up on “Altfinkensteinstrasse” towards “Outschena.”  The forest path takes you constantly upwards on a serpent-like path, always inching closer to the nearby stream.  Finally you cross the stream and bike along it as it bends.  In the upper section you hop onto a new forest path.  Eventually you reach “Annahütte” which is the highest point of the tour.  Take the same route back down to Faak.  If you are feeling ambitious you can head straight into the “3-Country Mountain Bike Tour” and ride to Kransjka Gora (Slovenia).  From there the route either goes over the “Wurzenpass” or through Tarvis (Italy) back to the Faaker See.  This route is still not marked by signs. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Faak is easily reachable with the busses and trains of the ÖBB.

Getting there

From Villach take the B83 or B85 to "Faak am See."

Parking

There are plenty of parking spots across from the tourist information center where you start the ride.  

Coordinates

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46.566205, 13.907812
DMS
46°33'58.3"N 13°54'28.1"E
UTM
33T 416296 5157539
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Helmet, water bottle and a light mountain bike.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • 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 Mountain Biking

  • 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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Distance
29.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,129 m
Descent
1,129 m
Highest point
1,593 m
Lowest point
562 m
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