From Villach to the Windischen Höhe

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An intense but very pretty bike tour for amateur athletes.

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There is a wonderful spot to take a peaceful break on the northern shores of the Weissensee!

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A trekking bike or racing bike, rain jacket and drinking water.

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The ride starts in Villach and begins in the direction of „Obere Fellach.” From there the ride is almost always uphill until “Bad Bleiberg.” After a short rest in the idyllich “Bergbau-Dorf” the route goes past the Erlach Cemetery downwards to Nötsch. From there you begin the climb to “Windische Höhe” (the windy peak), which is a connection point between the Gail and the Drau valleys. The path then takes you through small villages until you get to the “Weissensee,” the least disturbed lake in Carinthia. We recommend taking a break here to enjoy the lake’s beauty.

After this break you will bike further into the Drau valley (Drautal)- from Zlan to Olsach, where you get onto the “Drauradweg” (Drau bike path). If you are riding a racing bike you can also use the main road. This will take you back to Villach, passing through Feistritz, Paternion, Weissenstein, Puch and Gummern on the way.

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It is recommended to park at the free "Willroider-Parkplatz," about 500 meters west of the train station.

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The starting point in Villach is easy to reach with the train (get out at Hauptbahnhof Villach) or with the bus.

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The path becomes slippery before crossing over creeks.

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