Autumnal Drau cycle path trip to Lake Klopein

about 130 km

from € 349




You start your autumn cycling holiday in Spittal / Drau and ride the beautiful Drau cycle path to the warmest swimming lake in Europe. The enjoyable bike tour with approx. 40 km daily stages is a colorful natural spectacle, from brightly colored forests to peaceful reed belts. You cycle on the natural bank of the Drau downriver to Villach with its lively city center and the Kärnten Therme. Through the scenic Rosental, you pass quiet reservoirs to the gunmaker's town of Ferlach and the raging Tscheppaschlucht gorge. Finally, at the destination, the Klopeiner See awaits, which even at the beginning of October often has a bathing temperature of over 20 degrees. In the cozy 3 * bike hotels there is a lot to taste from the autumnal Carinthian cuisine.


  • 4 nights in cozy 3 * star bike hotels
  • Breakfast buffet or rich breakfast
  • Parking lot in Spittal / Drau (for a fee)
  • One entry to the Kärnten Therme (from 16.00 p.m. with the Villach Adventure Card)
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Cycling maps, information material
  • Service hotline (7 days a week)


Individual arrival in Spittal / Drau, easily accessible by train
Daily, from September 01.09st to October 31.10.2021st, 4, minimum XNUMX people.
Major event notice
During the major event European Bike Week (07.09.-12.09.2021), hotel rooms in Villach are difficult to obtain and unfortunately can only be booked for an extra charge.


€ 349, - per person in a double room
01.09. to 31.10.2021

Local tax, if due, is not included in the tour price.



Single room surcharge: € 69 per person
Surcharge for half-board: € 69 per person

Rental bikes (4 to 5 days)
Touring bike: € 65 per person
E-bike: € 105 per person

return transfer Klopeiner See - Spittal: € 60 per person including bike; Please reserve in advance. The return transfer will be carried out for groups of 4 or more people.


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Getting there

Individual arrival in Spittal an der Drau and check-in at the hotel. The day is at leisure. If you arrive early enough, we recommend visiting Porcia Castle, which is considered the most beautiful Renaissance building in Austria.

most beautiful Renaissance building in Austria - the Porcia Castle

Porcia Castle in Spittal / Drau

Spittal / Drau - Villach, 42km

Cycle comfortably on the Drau Cycle Path along the natural river bank to the lively district town of Villach, whose city center exudes southern flair. The beautiful city center with its cafes and shops invites you to stroll and linger. Or enjoy the hot water of the Kärnten Therme with its spacious wellness facilities in Warmbad Villach.

the Kärnten Therme invites you to relax

Kärnten Therme in Warmbad Villach, © Stefan Leitner

Villach - Ferlach, approx. 46 km

From Villach you cycle directly on the Drau past the Rosegg zoo. At the St. Jakob reservoir in the Rosental, you can watch wild birds perfectly in the bird view. The path continues along the Feistritz reservoir to Ferlach, where the gunsmith and hunting museum and the Carnica bee museum are well worth a visit. You can marvel at water from above in the beautiful Tscheppaschlucht gorge with its raging waterfalls.

The 5-star Drau Cycle Path connects Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary along the Drava

Drau Cycle Path, © Franz Gerdl

Ferlach - Klopeiner See, approx. 37 km

Today you cycle on the Drau cycle path through the scenic, natural and bilingual Rosental. Enjoy the tranquility and the nature experience of autumn with the brightly colored forests and stop at one of the numerous resting places. At the destination, the Klopeiner See, Austria's warmest swimming lake, awaits. Even at the beginning of October it often reaches pleasant temperatures of over 20 degrees and is ideal for a swim or a ride in a rowing boat. In the evening, try the specialties of the Alps-Adriatic cuisine.

The 5 star Drau cycle path is one of the most beautiful cycle routes in Austria

Drau cycle path in the Rosental, © Gert Steinthaler


Individual journey home, return transfer to Spittal / Drau or extension at Lake Klopein.

Enjoyment E Bike Radln Klopeiner See break jetty man woman drone Suedkaernten © SuedkaerntenHofmann 81

Bathing jetty at Lake Klopein © Suedkaernten, Hofmann


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