Cycling in Carinthia

Around the Hotel Garni Zerza in Tröpolach, 950 km of very well developed cycling and mountain biking trails await along the river, through meadows and forests, across alpine pastures and through mountains. Get active – explore nature and discover the most beautiful places in south-east Austria. The Nassfeld has lots to offer for mountain bikers as well.

Cycling tours in the Nassfeld

Relaxed cycling tours with little change in elevation take you through Carinthia’s nature along the Gail river or around lakes. The e-bike is a good alternative for less athletic cyclists. Nature around the Hotel Garni Zerza is just right for a cycling tour with the entire family or with friends. Beautiful places, for instance on the Pressegger See, invite you to pause and rest. The Gailtal cycling trail R3 is especially popular.

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Gailtal cycling trail R3

This very popular trail with a length of about 85 kilometres begins in Kötschach-Mauthen and ends shortly before Villach. The tour is comfortable and easily manageable in two days, ideal for families with children of all ages. You pass through Carinthia’s entire nature arena, the Gailtal, Gitschtal, Lesachtal and Weissensee.

The route follows the Gail river and always goes slightly downhill. Almost entirely paved, the roadways are mostly free of traffic, except for scattered sections on lightly used side roads. The cycling trail passes through romantic villages and idyllic landscapes. In the summer, the section from Hermagor to the Pressegger See and on to Vorderberg is highly recommended. The public bathing beaches on the lake invite you to cool off.

Green signs and white ground markings clearly identify the entire route. Take unhurried breaks at rest areas provided at especially beautiful locations.

Mountain biking in the Nassfeld

From the Hotel Garni Zerza, the Millennium-Express is only 3 minutes away by bike. The cable car takes you up in comfort. From the mountain station, you can embark on a number of adventurous mountain biking and cycling tours. Hikes can be started from here as well.

The Lift & Bike Giro is a special highlight, letting you experience a 11.7 km ride down to the valley station of the Millennium-Express. You need to be in shape since the way down is almost entirely on gravel.

Interactive tour guide

The Nassfeld-Pressegger See region offers an interactive tour guide you help you plan your cycling and mountain biking tours.

To the tour guide for cyclists

To the tour guide for mountain bikers