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Tour zum Sonnenbalkon Kärntens: Diex

Road Cycling · Klopeiner See-Südkärnten-Lavanttal
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A wonderful climbing tour that takes you to Diex - "The sunniest village in Carinthia"
moderate
Distance 75.4 km
3:00 h
1,124 m
1,124 m
1,197 m
390 m

Heading out from Klopeiner See to Kühnsdorf you then take the Völkermarkter bridge with beautiful views along the river Drau.

Going through the market town of Völkermarkt you head out on quiet roads to Haimburg before starting your climb to Diex. The climb is quite famous in the region and is used by local cyclists and clubs alike and runs for 9 km climbing 655 hm on an excellent road surface. When you reach the village you are rewarded with amazing views all along the Karawanken mountain range.
Care must be taken when descending to Brückl on the uneven mountain road, then a short time along the cycle way before going back on very quiet roads through the villages to St. Margarethen.
Take care on the short crossing of the B70 main road before riding to Tainach, across the Drau and a final short climb back to St. Kanzian.

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.
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Author
Robert Karlhofer
Update: October 23, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,197 m
Lowest point
390 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 11.95%Dirt road 1.18%Bike pushing needed 0.17%Road 85.35%Unknown 1.33%
Asphalt
9 km
Dirt road
0.9 km
Bike pushing needed
0.1 km
Road
64.3 km
Unknown
1 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 Bike Guide)

Start

Tourismusinfo Klopeiner See - Südkärnten (463 m)
Coordinates:
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46.609358, 14.575253
DMS
46°36'33.7"N 14°34'30.9"E
UTM
33T 467473 5161842
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Destination

Tourismusinfo Klopeiner See - Südkärnten

Turn-by-turn directions

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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
46.609358, 14.575253
DMS
46°36'33.7"N 14°34'30.9"E
UTM
33T 467473 5161842
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass 65 - Klopeiner See, Karawanken Ost 1:50000 Kompass 219 - Lavanttal, Saualpe, Koralle 1:50000 Kompass 214 - Feldkirchen Gurk-Friesach 1:50000

Equipment

Bike in good working order
Food & drink
Bike spares
Jacket


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
75.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
1,124 m
Descent
1,124 m
Highest point
1,197 m
Lowest point
390 m
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