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Villach - Windische Höhe

Road Cycling · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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  • Villach
    Villach
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An intense but very pretty bike tour for amateur athletes.  
difficult
Distance 105.1 km
5:30 h
1,418 m
1,418 m
1,110 m
488 m

Author’s recommendation

There is a wonderful spot to take a peaceful break on the northern shores of the Weissensee!
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Region Villach
Update: March 16, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,110 m
Lowest point
488 m
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Rest stops

Kulturwirt Zum Mohren

Safety information

The path becomes slippery before crossing over creeks.  

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Villach (489 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.616619, 13.842541
DMS
46°36'59.8"N 13°50'33.1"E
UTM
33T 411376 5163212
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///courage.punk.lately

Destination

Villach

Turn-by-turn directions

The ride starts in Villach and begins in the direction of „Obere Fellach.”  From there the ride is almost always uphill until “Bad Bleiberg.”  After a short rest in the idyllich “Bergbau-Dorf” the route goes past the Erlach Cemetery downwards to Nötsch.  From there you begin the climb to “Windische Höhe” (the windy peak), which is a connection point between the Gail and the Drau valleys.  The path then takes you through small villages until you get to the “Weissensee,” the least disturbed lake in Carinthia.  We recommend taking a break here to enjoy the lake’s beauty. 

After this break you will bike further into the Drau valley (Drautal)- from Zlan to Olsach, where you get onto the “Drauradweg” (Drau bike path).  If you are riding a racing bike you can also use the main road.  This will take you back to Villach, passing through Feistritz, Paternion, Weissenstein, Puch and Gummern on the way. 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The starting point in Villach is easy to reach with the train (get out at Hauptbahnhof Villach) or with the bus.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Villach is a transport hub and best reached on the A10 highway (exit at Villach-Ossiacher See) and the A2 highway (exit at Villach-Faaker See).  

Parking

It is recommended to park at the free "Willroider-Parkplatz," about 500 meters west of the train station.

Coordinates

DD
46.616619, 13.842541
DMS
46°36'59.8"N 13°50'33.1"E
UTM
33T 411376 5163212
w3w 
///courage.punk.lately
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

A trekking bike or racing bike, rain jacket and drinking water.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
105.1 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,418 m
Descent
1,418 m
Highest point
1,110 m
Lowest point
488 m
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