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Ossiacher Tauern Tour (Nr. 10)

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An easy bike ride in the "Ossiacher Tauern."
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moderate
Distance 11.3 km
1:45 h
304 m
315 m
812 m
508 m
Bike around the "Ossiacher Tauern" on paved roads and forest paths.  

Author’s recommendation

You can hike on the "Schluchtweg" from Ossiach to the Tauern Pond- an absolute must!
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Author
Gerhard Hohenwarter
Update: November 02, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
812 m
Lowest point
508 m
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Safety information

Be careful on the curves!

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Ossiach (513 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.675671, 13.983647
DMS
46°40'32.4"N 13°59'01.1"E
UTM
33T 422265 5169625
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Destination

Ossiach

Turn-by-turn directions

Beginning in the center of the town, you follow the bike path 4 kilometers parallel to the main road (Landesstrasse) towards “Feldkirchen.”  A few meters after the intersection with L50, on Prefelnig Peak, you will come upon a forest road on the right side (there are few houses on the left).  This road takes you on a comfortable and curvy ascent.  At about 800 meters above sea-level you will reach a bridge over a creek, which is the highest point of the route.  You cross the “Schluchtweg Ossiach” hiking route here, which takes you from Ossiach through the beautiful canyon up to the Tauern Pond.  The path now goes downhill and you will already be back to the starting point after four curves. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From Villach: L49 to Ossiach

From Feldkirchen: L49 or B94, then L50 and L49 to Ossiach.

Parking

In the town center next to the abbey (Stift).  

Coordinates

DD
46.675671, 13.983647
DMS
46°40'32.4"N 13°59'01.1"E
UTM
33T 422265 5169625
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Helmet, water bottle

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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Opi Wahn
August 18, 2017 · Community
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Am Tauernteich
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
304 m
Descent
315 m
Highest point
812 m
Lowest point
508 m
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