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DRAVA CYCLE PATH - FROM THE DOLOMITES TO MARIBOR

ALONG THE DRAVA/DRAU CYCLE PATH - FROM THE DOLOMITES TO MARIBOR

From the Dolomites to Maribor cyclingOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy/medium
Distance: 365-370 km
Duration: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Price: from 795,- €

Map Dolomites Maribor

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

The Drau bike path is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular routes in Europe.
The route has been classified in 2016 from ADFC as 5-star-quality-route and starts at the source of the river Drau in Italy leading 366 km along the river across Eastern Tyrol and Carinthia to Maribor in Slovenia. The tour starts in Hochpustertal, near the source of the Drau. The river accompanies you on the way. En route you will encounter several lakes where you can have a refreshing swim or just relax on the banks of the lakes Millstätter-*, Ossiacher-*, Faaker- or Wörthersee* and enjoy the sun.
From the border town Dravograd the cycling path is not following the river at the valley bottom but above on the hillside of the mountains. Enjoy the great view over the Slovenian Drau valley. The last destination of this tour is Maribor. The second largest city in the country is surrounded by vineyards and the river Drau. It impresses with its intriguing history, numerous museums, rafting tradition and festivals. (* can be reached by deviating from the normal route).

  
Characteristics of the route:

In South Tyrol and Austria it mostly follows the cycle path along asphalted or gravel roads. In Slovenia the tour is more challenging, with a few slight climbs and descents. Those track sections can usually be cut short by using the train.
The tour is suitable for children over 16 years.

A day by day account of the route:

Niederdorf Villabassa Dolomites

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/ Dobbiaco)

Individual arrival;

Lienz

Day 2: Hochpustertal – Lienz/ surroundings (approx. 50 - 55 km)

The sunny Austrian town Lienz;

Aguntum Lienz

Day 3: Lienz/surroundings – Dellach/ Berg im Drautal (approx. 30 - 35 km)

Visit the outdoor museum "Aguntum";

Spittal an der Drau Millstätter See

Day 4: Dellach/Berg im Drautal – Spittal an der Drau/surroundings (approx. 45 - 50 km)

Take the chance and visit lake Millstätter See;

Villach cycling track

Day 5: Spittal an der Drau/surroundings - Villach (approx. 45 km)

Villach - the second largest town in Carinthia;

lake Wörthersee biking FUNActive Tours

Day 6: Villach - Rosental valley (approx. 40 - 45 km)

Possibility to take the ferry to go to Klagenfurt;

lake Klopeinersee

Day 7: Rosental valley – Lake Klopeinersee (approx. 30 - 40 km)

Fallowing the river Sile direction Venice;

Turnersee

Day 8: Lake Klopeinersee – Lavamünd/ Dravograd (approx. 45 - 55 km)

Fallowing the river Drau you cycle to Slovenia;

Maribor Drava cycling path FUNActive Tours

Day 9: Lavamünd/Dravograd – Maribor (approx. 65 - 75 km)

Fallowing the river Sile direction Venice;

Maribor bicycle holiday

Day 10: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2019

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast– arrival day 16/05/2019 and
19/09/2019
€ 795,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 895,00
Surcharge single room, per person € 185,00
Surcharge high season*, per person € 50,00
Additional services
Rental bike € 95,00
E-Bike € 195,00
Additional nights in Villabassa/Dobbiaco (HOTEL 3***- CATEGORY)
Per person and night in a double with breakfast in May/October 49,00
Per person and night in a double with breakfast in June/from 18th August/September 55,00
Per person and night in a double with breakfast in July/until 2nd August (incl.)  69,00
Per person and night in a double with breakfast from 3rd to 17th August (incl.) € 74,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 14,00
Additional nights in VILLABASSA/DOBBIACO (HOTEL 4****- CATEGORY)
Per person and night in a double with breakfast in May/October € 72,00
Per person and night in a double with breakfast in June/from 18th August/September 87,00
Per person and night in a double with breakfast in July/until 2nd August (incl.)  97,00
Per person and night in a double with breakfast from 3rd to 17th August (incl.) 117,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 17,00
Additional nights in maribor (HOTEL 3***- CATEGORY)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 55,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 18,00
Additional nights in maribor (HOTEL 4****- CATEGORY)
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast € 69,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 18,00

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


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Thursday, from 16/05/2019 (first available date) to 19/09/2019 (last available date)

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

General information:

  • Classification of the cycle-tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    10 days / 9 nights
     
  • Distance:
    Approx. 365 - 375 km
     
  • Starting point:
    Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
     
  • Arrival:
    • By car: on the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit “Brixen-Pustertal”, then through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria (SS49) to Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco, depending on the location of your hotel or drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa, depending on the location of your hotel.
    • By train: take the train from Innsbruck over the Brenner/Brennero to Franzensfeste/Fortezza. Change the train to the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria - Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco depending on the location of your hotel.
      Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at,www.trenitalia.com.
    • By plane: 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 organise transfers from the airport to the starting point of the cycle tour.
      Transfer every Saturday (in June, July and August even on Wednesday) by shuttle bus from Venice mainland/Mestre to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa at a price of Euro 65.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking). Minimum 2 persons.
       
  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation in hotels or guesthouses - 3*** and/or 4**** category.
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
     
  • Parking:
    Free unattended parking facilities for the duration of the bicycle tour at a nearby public parking area.
     
  • Transfer:
    Return transfer by shuttle bus every Saturday from Maribor to Hochpustertal (Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa) at a price of € 139.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking). Minimum 2 persons people.
     
  • Alternativ:
    The return journey can be made by train. Timetable on www.oebb.at.
     
  • Rental bikes:
    21-gears men’s and woman’s bikes
    7-gear Unisex bicycle with back pedal
    E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery)
     
  • Tour information available in:
    German - English - Italian

 

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