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DRAVA CYCLE PATH BRESSANONE - VILLACH

 

FROM BRIXEN IN SOUTH TYROL TO VILLACH IN CARINTHIA

ALONG THE DRAU-CYCLING PATH – CLASSIFIED 2016 ADFC AS 5-STAR-QUALITY-ROUTE

Drau cycling path Brixen VillachOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: approx. 241 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 589,- €

Drau cycling path Brixen Villach map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

This tour takes you from South Tyrol, the meeting point of two cultures, along the two rivers Rienz and Drau, to the town of Villach in Austria.
The starting point is the Diocese town of Brixen, embedded in hills and vineyards of the famous Sylvaner wine. Through the Pustertal Valley, also known as the green valley due to its many fields and woods, you pass the town of Bruneck, home to the renowned Church Altar constructer Michael Pacher, and onto the watershed of the Rienz and the Drau rivers in Toblach. From here, the tour gets much easier and descends slowly along the river, to the capital of Eastern Tyrol Lienz in Austria, and continuing on through the Oberdrau Valley and past Spittal and the Millstätter Lake to reach the end of the tour at the town of Villach. Italian flair, Tyrolean and Carinthian specialities as well as many hours of sunshine are a strong feature of this tour.

  
Characteristics of the route:

The path follows the River Drau and it is tarred for most of the way, some of it being of fine gravel. The long incline from Brixen to Schabs (about 5 km) at the beginning of the tour can be avoided by taking the train. From Toblach, the path is almost flat with some slight inclines.
The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

A day by day account of the route:

Drau cycling path Brixen

Day 1: Arrival in Brixen/Bressanone

Starting point: situated in Carinthia;

Drau cycling path Bruneck

Day 2: Brixen/Bressanone – Bruneck/Brunico (approx. 44 km)

Monastery „Kloster Neustift“, and Mühlbacher Klause;

Drau cycling path Alta Pusteria

Day 3: Bruneck/Brunico – Niederdorf/ Villabassa or Toblach/ Dobbiaco (approx. 24 - 29 km)

Folklore museum in Dietenheim, lake Toblach and Landro;

Drau cycling path Lienz FUNActive Tours

Day 4: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/ Dobbiaco – Lienz/ surroundings (approx. 50 - 55 km)

Along the bike path to Innichen and to Sillian;

Drau bicycling path Brixen Villach

Day 5: Lienz/surroundings – Berg im Drautal (approx. 33 km)

visit the outdoor museum „Aguntum“;

Drau cycling path Spittal an der Drau

Day 6: Berg im Drautal – Spittal a.d. Drau/ surroundings (approx. 43 km)

Lake Millstätter and castel „Schloss Porcia“;

Drava cycling path Brixen Villach

Day 7: Spittal a.d. Drau/surroundings - Villach (approx. 42 km)

Villach, the carnival city;

Drau bike path Brixen Villach

Day 8: Departure

The local lakes Ossiacher and Faaker See;

Prices 2019

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival day 04/05/2019 and
28/09/2019
€ 589,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 689,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 149,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 75,00
Additional services
Rental bike € 75,00
E-Bike € 165,00
Additional nights in Brixen/bressanone (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 59,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 17,00
Additional nights in Villach (Hotel 3***- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 69,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 15,00

*High season: arrival dates from 22/06/2019 to 07/09/2019 (incl.)


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Saturday, from 04/05/2019 (first available date) to 28/09/2019 (last available date).

  • NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES: minimum of 5 persons upon request!

General information:

  • Classification of the cycle-tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    8 days / 7 nights
     
  • Distance:
    Approx. 241 km
     
  • Starting point:
    Brixen/Bressanone
     
  • Arrival:
    • By car: on the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone or over the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then on further through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria on the SS49 to Brixen/Bressanone.
    • By train: Take a train from Innsbruck to Brixen/Bressanone. Arriving from the south over Verona and Bozen/Bolzano to Brixen/Bressanone. Arriving from east over Lienz to Brixen/Bressanone. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
    • By plane: nearest airports are Innsbruck airport (approx. 83 km), Verona Villafranca airport (approx. 191 km), Treviso airport (approx. 228 km), Venice Marco Polo airport (approx. 313 km).
       
  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation in 3*** hotels or inns
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
     
  • Parking:
    Parking facilities at Brixen/Bressanone at the hotel of your arrival:
    Hotel garage: approx. € 55.00/week; € 10.50/day
    Parking at Residence Gasser: approx. Euro 18.00/week;
    Reservation not possible; to be paid directly at the hotel.
     
  • Transfer:
    Return transfer by shuttle-bus every Saturday from Villach to Brixen/Bressanone at the cost of € 85.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking). Minimum 2 persons.
     
  • Alternative:
    You can easily return by train. Timetable on: www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
     
  • Rental bikes:
    21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
    7-gears UNISEX bicycle with back pedal
    E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery)
     
  • Tour information available in:
    German – Italian – English
 

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