Look forward to 56.8 km , 812 vertical meters up and down in 4 hours around the Dobratsch. Good state of fitness and cycling skills are required.
The Bleiberger Knappenkultur was included in UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage in 2010. Since the end of mining in 1992, mostly private initiatives have been striving to preserve and pass on the associated cultural heritage, which includes the miners' language, the remaining old cutting galleries, the Bleiberger Knappenspiel, the Barbara Fair, the Ledersprung and other special features.
The start of of this attractive tour around the mountain Dobratsch is in Villach-Lind. Cycle through the hamlets of St. Martin and Lower and Upper Fellach Neufellach onwards to Mittenwald, Heiligengeist and Bad Bleiberg. Take the road leading into the Bad Bleiberg valley between the Dobratsch and the Bleiberger Erzberg.After cycling through shady forests and past blooming meadows we arrive in the old mining town of Bad Bleiberg. From there it goes downhill to Nötsch and through the village towards the river Gail. We cross the bridge and turn immediately afterwards to the right to Feistritz. Follow the side road to Achomitz, Dreulach and Draschitz over an idyllic plateau. Continue towards Arnoldstein and cycle the last stage without further climbs quickly via Pöckau, Neuhaus, Unterschütt, Müllnern and Villach-Warmbad back to the starting point.
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Kompass Nr. 064 Villacher Alpe Unterdrautal (M 1:50 000)