Oswaldiberg tour - mountain biking in the region of Villach

Mountain Biking · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
450 m
Descent
450 m
Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route
This tour takes you from lake Vassach directly up to the Oswaldiberg hill. Enjoy during the ascend onto Oswaldiberg the breathtaking views over the Carinthian mountains and lakes.
The cycling and mountain bike tour Oswaldiberg starts directly at Lake Vassach and leads on a paved road directly to the Oswaldiberg. During the ascent, you can enjoy stunning views of the Carinthian mountains and lakes and the city of Villach. At the top we recommend that you park the bike and that you walk the last few meters to the historically significant church on Oswaldiberg. The church is small but charming and was probably built in the 15th century, with the first written record dating back to 1769. For a small fee access is granted, and you can go up the church tower, From there, looking over the tree tops, you can enjoy a perfect 360 degrees view.
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Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Oswaldiberg Gipfel, 963 m
Lowest point
Vassacher See, 521 m
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Safety information

Please cycle according to the "Mountainbike Fair Play Rules of the region of Villach". Adjust your speed to the circumstances on the track and be aware of hikers and vehicles on your way.

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Parking area Lake Vassach (533 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.633970, 13.857587
DMS
46°38'02.3"N 13°51'27.3"E
UTM
33T 412556 5165123
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Destination

Parking area Lake Vassach

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking area near Lake Vassach you have to cross the main road. Turn to the left and then immediately turn right onto Oswaldiberg. After 0.5 km straight along you will see the signs "Tour auf den Oswaldiberg". This road takes you directly to the summit. Once there, you take the same route back to the starting point of the tour.

Parking

Parking directly at the Vassach Lake.

Coordinates

DD
46.633970, 13.857587
DMS
46°38'02.3"N 13°51'27.3"E
UTM
33T 412556 5165123
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

E-Bike, mountain bike or trekking bike, drink, helmet and smartphone.
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Updated: August 16, 2019


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