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Vom See ins Apfelparadies: Klopeiner See - Lavanttal

Road Cycling · Klopeiner See-Südkärnten-Lavanttal
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    Photo: Robert Karlhofer, Tourismusregion Klopeiner See - Südkärnten GmbH
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A beautiful undulating tour on a mix of quiet roads and cycle ways through the picturesque Lavanttal region.
moderate
Distance 89.4 km
4:30 h
1,021 m
1,021 m
657 m
340 m

The tour takes you first around Klopeiner See before heading out through Eberndorf and then on quiet roads towards Globasnitz, Pirkdorf and Gonowetz. Here you join the B81 and ride through the cultural town of Bleiburg and Neuhaus before crossing the Drau at Lavamünd.

From the town you take the very quiet and beautiful cycle way following the old railway and river eventually joining the road again at St. Paul. Passing the Stift through the village, you leave on the country roads once more and a climb over the Grutschen pass with beautiful views in both directions from the summit.
Descending to Ruden you then pick up the R1 Drauradweg along very quiet country roads and villages before crossing the L124 near Watzelsdorf. Continue on the R1 and drop to the river at the Völkermarkt bridge on the cycle way before a small climb and then return to St. Kanzian once again along the quiet country roads.

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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Robert Karlhofer
Update: September 25, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
657 m
Lowest point
340 m
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Track types

Road 99.99%
Road
89.4 km
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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Start

Tourismusinfo Klopeiner See - Südkärnten (464 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.609354, 14.575327
DMS
46°36'33.7"N 14°34'31.2"E
UTM
33T 467479 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
46.609354, 14.575327
DMS
46°36'33.7"N 14°34'31.2"E
UTM
33T 467479 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

Equipment

Bike in good working order
Food & drink
Bike spares
Jacket


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
89.4 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,021 m
Descent
1,021 m
Highest point
657 m
Lowest point
340 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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