Lake Ossiach (Ossiacher See) Bike Path

Bike Riding · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
28.6 km
Duration
1:45h
Ascent
85 m
Descent
85 m
Loop Scenic
A pleasant circuit around "Ossiacher See," also suitable for beginners!
Starting in Annenheim you ride towards "Landskron" on the south side of "Ossiacher See." With a beautiful view of the lake, you ride through the towns of Heiligen Gestade, Ostriach, Ossiach and Alt-Ossiach.  After going through the Bleistätter Moor (Bleistatt Swamp), you come to the north side of the lake and ride through the towns of Steindorf, Bodensdorf, Sattendorf, and back to the starting point in Annenheim.  During the route you will pass several regional attractions along the lake.  For example, there is a brilliant stone house in Steindorf, the Ossiach Abbey, the summer tobogganing run in Ossiach, and the Annenheim gondola.  

Author’s recommendation

The gorgeous "Stift Ossiach" (Ossiach Abbey) lies at the halfway point of the route and is highly recommended for a visit.  The Ossiacher See ferry is also always worthwhile, with several docks around the lake where you can hop on.  Fun for both old and young is the spectacular "Sommerrodelbahn" (summer toboggan run) in Ossiacch! And of course the Gerlitzen Alps are recommended the whole year round for the whole family!
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Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
542 m
Lowest point
503 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please beware of traffic on the north side of the lake- entrances to the beaches often cross the bike path.  

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Annenheim (503 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.658090, 13.900940
DMS
46°39'29.1"N 13°54'03.4"E
UTM
33T 415912 5167756
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Destination

Annenheim

Public transport

Annenheim Train and Bus Station in the town center.  

Getting there

If you take the A2, A10 or A11 highway, exit at "Villach/Ossiacher See."  After that drive towards Annenheim and you will reach the town center five minutes after exiting.  

Parking

Parking lots 1-4 at Gerlitzen offer parking for the public (1500 spots available).  

Coordinates

DD
46.658090, 13.900940
DMS
46°39'29.1"N 13°54'03.4"E
UTM
33T 415912 5167756
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Bike, drinking water, bathing suits, etc.
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Rainer Heß
July 03, 2019 · Community
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