THE „DRAVA/DRAU CYCLE PATH“

FROM THE DOLOMITES TO THE CARINTHIAN LAKES

Drava Drau cycle pathOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 255 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 559,- €

Drava cycle path map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

Undoubtedly, the „Drau Bicycle Path“ is one of the most spectacular bicycle routes in Europe and has been classified in 2016 from ADFC as 5-star-quality-route. The part from Hochpustertal/Alta Val Pusteria to Klagenfurt is especially suitable for families and novice cyclists.
The cycle path starts at the source of the Drava River in Toblach/Dobbiaco. This is the place where Gustav Mahler, the composer, found most of his inspiration. The River Drava accompanies you on the way to the East Austrian capital of Lienz. From here the tour takes you through Spittal and Villach to Klagenfurt. On the way you will encounter several lakes where you can have a refreshing bath. Or you just enjoy the sun on the banks of the Millstätter, Ossiacher, Faaker or Wörther Lakes.

  
Characteristics of the route:

Easy tour.
This tour is ideal for beginners and families. The route mainly takes you alongside the River Drau and there are no steep inclines. The bicycle path is well marked.

A day by day account of the route

Drava cycle path Dolomites

Day 1: Arrival in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco

Starting point: the north-eastern Dolomites;

Lienz cycling path FUNActive Tours

Day 2: to Lienz (approx. 50 km)

Wichtelpark, Loacker „World of Goodness“, petting zoo;

Lienz Aguntum

Day 3: to Berg (approx. 35 km)

Museum Aguntum, outdoor swimming pool;

Cycling holiday Drava path

Day 4: to Spittal/surroundings (approx. 45 km)

Lake Millstätter, Greifenburg, Castle Porcia;

Villach cycling holiday

Day 5: to Villach (approx. 40 km)

Castel Landskron and eagle show;

Drava cycle path

Day 6: Villach - Lake Ossiacher round trip - V. (approx. 45 km)

The clear warm water invites you to stop at Lake Ossiacher;

Villach cycle holiday

Day 7: to Villach - Wörthersee - Klagenfurt (approx. 40 km)

Minimundus, Reptile Zoo Happ, Planetarium Klagenfurt;

Drava cycle path

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2018

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - arrival day on 06/05 and 30/09/2018 559,00 €
Package price per person, double room with breakfast 669,00 €
Surcharge single room per person and week 149,00 €
Surcharge high season*  60,00 €
Surcharge half board**  135,00 €
***Reduction children up to the 6th birthday, with breakfast (different services and
extras to be paid directly in the hotel):
100%
***Reduction for children from 6 years to the 12th birthday; with breakfast: 50%
*** Reduction for children from 12 years to the 15th birthday; with breakfast: 25%
***Reduction for extra beds in a double room and for children from 15 years and adults: 10%
Additional services
Rental bike 70,00 €
Children's bike (for children up to 12 years) 50,00 €
Trailers, trail-a-bikes 50,00 €
Rear child seat 15,00 €
Electro bike 160,00 €
Additional nights in Niederdorf/Toblach; Hotel 3***stars
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in April/May/October 47,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in June/from August, 19th/September 53,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in July/until August, 3rd (incl.) 68,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in from August, 4th to 18th (incl.) 71,50 €
Surcharge single room per night 12,00 €
Additional nights in niederdorf/toblach; Hotel 4****stars
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in April/May/October 69,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in June/from August, 19th/September 84,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in July/until August, 3rd (incl.) 94,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in from August, 4th to 18th (incl.) 114,50 €
Surcharge single room per night 12,00 €
Additional nights in klagenfurt; Hotel 3***stars
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 55,00 €
Surcharge single room per night 18,00 €
Additional nights in klagenfurt; Hotel 4****stars
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 67,00 €
Surcharge single room per night 18,00 €

* High season: arrival date from 23/06/2018 to 08/09/2018 (incl.)
** Half board can be booked for children from 6 years. Meals and other extras for children under the age of can be booked and paid directly in the hotel.
*** The reduction in cost applies for a third and fourth bed in a room when sharing with two full paying adults. The reduction only applies to the package price (including breakfast) and cannot be used in conjunction with any additional services.


Starting dates 2018, self-guided tour:

  • Arrival every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 06/05/2018 (first available date) to 30/09/2018 (last available date).

  • Exception: Sunday 08/07 (no start possible on 06/07 and 07/07)

  • With a minimum of 5 people we can organize a start of the tour upon request on every other day.

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • By car:
      By car on the Brenner motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit Franzensfeste/Pustertal (Pusteria), then continue through the Pusteria Valley (SS49) to Niederdorf or Toblach, depending on the location of your first hotel
      Drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the Hochpustertal (Upper Pusteria Valley) to Toblach or Niederdorf, depending on the location of your first hotel.
    • By Train:
      Take the train from Innsbruck over the “Brenner/Brennero” to Franzensfeste. Change trains for the Pusteria Valley and get off either at Niederdorf or Toblach depending on the location of your first hotel.

    • By flight:
      Low cost flights are available to Innsbruck airport, “Sant’ Angelo - Antonio Canova” airport in Treviso and/or to the Marco Polo airport in Venice.
      On request, we can organize transfers from the airport to the starting point of the cycle tour.
      Transfer every Wednesday and Saturday by shuttle bus from Venice mainland/Mestre to Toblach/Niederdorf at a price of Euro 65.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

  • Car parking:
    Free unattended parking facilities are included for the duration of the bicycle tour at the hotel of your arrival or at the public parking area.

  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation in guesthouses or hotels - 3***star category. Attention: Tourist tax – if requested - has to be paid directly on the spot.

  • Transfer:
    Return transfer by shuttle bus every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from Klagenfurt to Toblach/Niederdorf at a price of Euro 69.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).
    Alternative:
    Good train connections from Klagenfurt over Villach/Lienz to Toblach/Niederdorf at a price of approx. 37.00 per person (limited availability for bicycles on the trains). Timetable on www.trenitalia.com, www.oebb.at, www.deutschebahn.de.

  • Rental Bikes:
    21-gear ladies‘ and men’s bicycle
    7-gear Unisex with back pedal 
    E-Bike (Unisex Modell)
    Children’s bike, children’s bike seat, kid-van and trailer are available on request

  • Tour information available in:
    German - English – Italian
 

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