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Schaidasattel & Rosental-Tour

Road Cycling · Klopeiner See-Südkärnten-Lavanttal
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A strenuous mountain tour that takes you along the Karawanken mountains bordering with Slovenia.
difficult
Distance 86.5 km
4:20 h
1,569 m
1,569 m
1,071 m
417 m

Please Note! This tour follows the majority of the roads of the signposted Karawanken Runde Tour.

Leaving Klopeiner See for Eberndorf and the village Stift, you then pass by the beautiful Gösselsdorfer See on the cycle track. Staying on the cycle track as far as Miklauzhof you then head south into the valley and follow the river to Bad Eisenkappel where at the start of the village you turn off west and follow the beautiful valley road which runs in the shadow of the Hochobir to the north and the Slovenien Karawanken to the south.
The valley continuously climbs before the last few steep km's to the summit of the pass with views of the Klagenfurter mountains sweeping in front of you. Descending to Zell-Schaida you then have the option of cutting the ride shorter (** Please see Author's advice notes) or proceeding on to Zell along the mountain roads.
From Zell care should be taken on the very long descent to Ferlach on uneven mountain roads before joining the B85 heading east. The undulating road gives views along the Drau as you pass through St. Margareten and Wildenstein before cutting through the forest and climbing to Rückersdorf, passing Turner See and back to Klopeiner See.

Author’s recommendation

 The time given for this ride is based on an average speed of 20 kph with no stops. Please allow more or less time depending on your own personal ability and ride requirements.

** This tour can also be made a shorter loop if you become tired after the climb of Schaidasattel or if the weather conditions deteriorate. Giving a shorter total distance of 60 km and 1390 hm.
After the descent from the Schaidasattel through Zell-Schaida, turn right on to the Waidischer Landesstraße L103 and ride past the beautiful Freibach-Stausee for 6.5 km. Here you will meet with the B85. Turn right and follow the original tour back to Klopeiner See.

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Author
Robert Karlhofer
Update: October 27, 2020
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,071 m
Lowest point
417 m
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Track types

Road 100.06%
Road
86.6 km
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Safety information

112 - Euro Emergency
122 - Fire Brigade
133 - Police
144 - Ambulance

Tips and hints

www.klopeinersee.at   (Klopeiner See Tourismusinfo)
www.hotel-marko.at   (Klopeiner See Rad Hotel)
www.sonne-klopeinersee.at   (Klopeiner See Rad Hotel)
ryan@lifemassage.biz (Klopeinersee Rad Guide)

Start

Tourismusinfo Klopeiner See - Südkärnten (464 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.609353, 14.575337
DMS
46°36'33.7"N 14°34'31.2"E
UTM
33T 467480 5161842
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Destination

Tourismusinfo Klopeiner See - Südkärnten

Turn-by-turn directions

Please download the GPS of this tour for detailed directions.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From the A2 motorway take the exit at Grafenstein or Völkermarkt for Klopeiner See.

Parking

Tourist information Klopeiner See - South Carinthia in St. Kanzian.

Coordinates

DD
46.609353, 14.575337
DMS
46°36'33.7"N 14°34'31.2"E
UTM
33T 467480 5161842
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass 65 - Klopeiner See, Karawanken Ost 1:50000

Equipment

Bike in good working order
Food & drink
Bike spares
Jacket


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
86.5 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
1,569 m
Descent
1,569 m
Highest point
1,071 m
Lowest point
417 m
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