DRAFARI BY BIKE & CANOE

Nature experiences on land and on water

 

about 235 km

from € 799

8

Days

DESCRIPTION:

On this combined bike and canoe tour, you will experience the nature of Carinthia's largest river up close, both from the bank and from the water. In the first part you cycle on the beautiful Drau cycle path from Sillian in East Tyrol past the Lienz Dolomites to Villach. In the Mediterranean-inspired district town of Villach, you can swap your bike for a canoe. From Villach you can paddle on the leisurely flowing Drau through the beautiful, natural Rosental to Ferlach. The route continues to the nature reserve at the Völkermarkt reservoir, which is an ideal place for bird watching. This is followed by a transfer to the hotel on Lake Klopein, Europe's warmest swimming lake.This canoe tour is offered without guiding and is therefore designed for canoeists with experience.

 

SERVICES:

  • 7 nights in 3 *** hotels, family-run inns and pensions
  • Breakfast buffet or rich breakfast
  • Parking in Sillian
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg)
  • 3 canoe tours without a guide
  • Rental canoe including life jacket
  • Transfer of the bicycles from the respective canoe entry point to the respective exit point
    Transport of the canoes to the respective entry points
  • Service hotline (7 days a week)

GETTING THERE:

daily, minimum 2 people

PRICE:

Category:
3 * hotels, family-run inns and pensions

€ 799, - per person
01.05. a 30.06.2021
01.09. a 30.09.2021

€ 829, - per person
01.07. a 31.08.2021

When the water level on the Drau is high, canoe tours are carried out on other waters.

EXTRAS:

Single room surcharge: € 120, -
HP surcharge: € 120, -

RENTAL BIKES
Touring bike: € 80, -
E-bike: € 120, -

RETURN TRANSFER:

Klopeiner See to Sillian € 70 per person. A reservation of the places is necessary.!

 

Getting there

Individual arrival in Sillian in East Tyrol and check-in at the hotel. If you arrive earlier, we recommend a detour to the source of the Drau in Toblach in South Tyrol / Italy (about 33 km there and back).

fantastic view of Sillian in Alta Pusteria - a pleasure for cyclists

Look at Sillian

Sillian - Oberdrauburg, approx. 50/65 km

You start your bike tour accompanied by the panorama of the Dolomites and cycle on the Drau Cycle Path to the largest city in East Tyrol, Lienz. Take time to rest in the enchanting city and enjoy the hustle and bustle. You drive on strengthened and shortly after Nikolsdorf pass the border to Carinthia.

Cycle to Lienz accompanied by the panorama of the Dolomites

Cycle path to Lienze with a view of the Dolomites, © Lienz-Ebike-TVB-Osttirol_Haiden-Erwin_NYX-Sportmanagement-GmbH

Oberdrauburg - Spittal / Drau, approx. 55 km

Finally, you cycle comfortably along the natural river bank to the lively district town of Villach, which exudes a Mediterranean atmosphere. The beautiful city center with its cafes and shops invites you to stroll and linger.

Cyclists on the 5-star Drauradweg in Villach

View of the Drau in spring, © Region Villach

Spittal / Drau - Villach, approx. 42 km

Finally, you cycle comfortably along the natural river bank to the lively district town of Villach, which exudes a Mediterranean atmosphere. The beautiful city center with its cafes and shops invites you to stroll and linger.

Relax and cycle the 5 star Drau cycle path and enjoy the great landscape

Drau cycle path, © Martin Jordan

Start of the canoe tour: Villach - Rosegg / Mühlbach, approx. 15 km

Today your canoe tour starts on the Drau and you cycle to the entry point, where your canoe is already waiting for you and you start paddling. For your lunch break, we recommend the nearby Silbersee. There is the opportunity to cool off and have lunch in the Silbersee Ranch. Then you paddle on to the Rosegg power station, where the first canoe stage ends. At the exit point, get on your bikes and drive to your accommodation in Rosegg or Mühlbach.  

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Rosegg / Mühlbach - Ferlach, approx. 25 km

In the morning you cycle to the next Drau entry point in Pulpitsch and get back on your canoe. You pass the towering cliffs on the Drauge in St. Oswald to Feistritz in the Rosental. To pass the Feistritz power plant, the canoes have to be carried a short distance. After that, the Drava is very natural and you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the bank area in peace. We recommend a lunch break at the Drauwelle Ziggurat nature reserve. The second paddling stage on the water ends in front of the Ferlach power plant and you drive to your hotel in the gunsmith town of Ferlach with your provided bikes.  

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Canoe tour on the Drau, © Gerdl

Ferlach - Völkermarkter Stausee / Klopeiner See, approx. 25-40 km

From the Drau entry point in Ferlach you can paddle to the Völkermarkt reservoir.  The drive to the nature reserve at the Drau reservoir is particularly impressive - a paradise for birdwatching. At the exit point you leave your canoe and cycle to your hotel on Lake Klopein, where the tides of Europe's warmest swimming lake await you at the end of your tour.

View of Lake Klopein, © Uwe Geissler

 

Transfer back and departure

Individual departure or booked return transfer with our Drau cycle path bus.

BOOKING HOTLINE

+43 (0) 4242 44 200 -37