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Alpe-Adria Bike Marathon

Road Cycling · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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  • Radfahren im Alpe-Adria Raum
    / Radfahren im Alpe-Adria Raum
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  • / Villach - die Draustadt
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Kranjska Gora
    Photo: Region Villach, Kranjska Gora Tourismus
  • / Drau
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Villach
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Kranjska Gora
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Kranjska Gora
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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The most beautiful road bike tour in this area!
difficult
138.7 km
9:00 h
2,400 m
2,400 m
Villach (501 m) - Tarvis (750 m) - Cave del Predil  (906 m) -  Predil Pass (1156 m) - Bovec (460 m) -Visic Pass (1611 m) - Kranjska Gora (810 m).  Follow the road via Tarvisio back to lake Faaker See.

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Don´t forget to take a camera along - there are many beautiful spots on the way!
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Region Villach
Updated: August 14, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,618 m
Lowest point
393 m
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Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

+43 4242 42000

www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Villach (490 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.616176, 13.841068
DMS
46°36'58.2"N 13°50'27.8"E
UTM
33T 411262 5163164
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Destination

Villach

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point of the tour is the Villach. Afterwards, you will be on a direct route to the Italian border via Arnoldstein. Tarvis is reached within an hour. Many cyclists use the numerous cafes in Tarvis for a short stop and enjoy an espresso and a small snack. Immediately after the end of Tarvisio begins the ascent to the Passo Predil, a not too heavy slope with a magnificent view of the Lago del Predil and the Julian Alps. At the pass is also the border with Slovenia. In a rapid descent we continue to Bovec and the beautiful Socatal valley with the unmistakable turquoise blue waters of the Soca (= Isonzo). Having reached the village of Trenta, the long ascent to the Vrsic Pass begins. Cycling downhill there are 52 bends waiting for the cyclists, which are laid out with old paving stones.

Kranjska Gora invites you to a short stop again. A homemade "Gibanica" is for every cyclist the perfect refreshment for the remaining 40km. Cross the old cycle track along the old train track to Tarvis. In Fürnitz, you can decide whether the path leads directly back to Villach, or if your legs still allow a small detour around lake Faaker See and the 1987 cycling world championship track.

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Public transport

Villach is a traffic junction and can easily be reached by train and bus.

Getting there

Villach is easily accessible via the A10 and A2 motorways.

Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces in the city centre - there are permanent parking spaces near the Nikolaikirche church and at the Willroider car park (west of the railway station).

Coordinates

DD
46.616176, 13.841068
DMS
46°36'58.2"N 13°50'27.8"E
UTM
33T 411262 5163164
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The ascents are not very steep but quite long. Don´t forget your wind jacket.

Questions & Answers

Question about Jack Snepvangers · July 08, 2020 · Community
Hello, According to the statistics of this ride the total climb and descent should be 2400 meters. But if I look to the same route from Faak (Dreiländer-Tour (Three Country Tour)) it states 3442 meters climb/descent while the route is more or less the same. Loading the GPX to my Garmin gives even a total of 4200 meters climb/descent. So can anybody provide me the real climb/descent numbers, if possible using his/her experience. Thanks, Jack (The Netherlands)
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
138.7 km
Duration
9:00h
Ascent
2,400 m
Descent
2,400 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip

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