Cycling on Lake Wörthersee

  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
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  • © Martin, Hofmann

At the Wörthersee you can start as a pleasure cyclist or with a mountain bike already in April or take advantage of the ideal conditions until well into October. For all racing cyclists the season lasts much longer. Depending on the weather conditions, cycling at Lake Wörthersee is possible almost all year round.

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Pleasure bike and e-bike

On a leisurely discovery tour

  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann

THE bike tour on Lake Wörthersee is the Wörthersee round via the north shore and the Keutschacher 4-lake valley. It belongs for pleasure cyclists to an absolute "must do" during a stay at Lake Wörthersee. The approx. 50 km long route takes about 3 hours and overcomes just 400 meters of altitude. Thus, it is suitable for both normal bikes and, of course, perfect for e-bikes.

Along the flat northern shore of Lake Wörthersee, there are countless opportunities to stop for refreshments and take a short dip in the lake at the free lake accesses. All cyclists who take it easy usually ride from Velden only to the Metnitzstrand in Klagenfurt - or exactly the other way around - and start the return journey with the Wörthersee boat trip.

All those who take it more sporty, attach the 2nd part via Viktring and the 4-lake valley Keutschach.

Other popular pleasure bike tours:

Schlösser Radweg (Velden, Rosegg, Wernberg, Damtschach castles)
Length: 29.6 km; duration: 2:30 hours; ascent/descent: 280 vertical meters

Around the Kathreinkogel
Length: 18.1 km; Duration: 1:50 hours; Ascent/Descent: 300 vertical meters

Wörthersee round trip (via south shore)
Length: 41,3 km; Duration: 4:30 hours; Ascent/Descent: 150 vertical meters

Round Lake Faak (from Velden)
Length: 35.4 km; Duration: 3:30 hours; Ascent/Descent: 438 vertical meters

Mountain biking on Lake Wörthersee

Touring biking

  • © Martin, Steinthaler | tinefoto
  • © Martin, Steinthaler | tinefoto

At the Wörthersee there is also the possibility on the Ossiacher Tauern, so on the north shore of the Wörthersee, to make some passable tours. Of course, the region can not compare with the alpine mountain bike regions. The tours are to be seen as a complementary offer to the unique lake vacation in the lifestyle region of Lake Wörthersee. And here there are also a few fine routes that are a worthwhile destination for mountain bikers.

Mountain bike route Techelsberg
Length: 17.6 km; Duration: 1:45 hours; Ascent/Descent: 560 meters altitude difference

Connecting trail Techelsberg - Pörtschach
Length: 6.8 km; Duration: 0:45 hours; Ascent/Descent: 280 vertical meters

Pörtschach Bannwald Tour
Length: 8.7 km; Duration: 1:00 hours; Ascent/Descent: 295 vertical meters

Connecting path Pörtschach - Krumpendorf
Length: 3.3 km; Duration: 0:15 hours; Ascent/Descent: 66 vertical meters

Panorama loop Krumpendorf
Length: 15.2 km; Duration: 1:30 hours; Ascent/Descent: 370 vertical meters

Our tip for ambitious mountain bikers

Connect all sections to one long tour Techelsberg - Krumpendorf!

Trails & more

Lake Wörthersee offers touring trails for mountain bikers. If you prefer it a bit faster and are looking for cool trails for your Fully, we recommend our neighboring region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See. At you will find everything your heart desires.

Road bike at the Wörthersee

Just call it Velo Wörthersee

  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann
  • © Martin, Hofmann

When a former professional cyclist and scene legend Johnny Hoogerland chooses Velden as his adopted home, it probably speaks for itself. In addition to the country and its people, the Dutch road cycling champion and Tour de France polka dot jersey wearer chose Lake Wörthersee primarily because of the (almost) year-round ideal training conditions. If you follow Johnny on Strava you discover the selectivity of the tours.

Lake Wörthersee has become a true household name in insider circles. Far away from the overcrowded racing bike hotspots, there is a lot to experience here.

You can get all the information you need about road biking on our community portal:

Wellness for your bike

Specialized workshops and repair services

Here cyclists on Lake Wörthersee can bring their bike for service and repair:

Uran BikeShop - Bicycle Rental & Test Center Velden.
E-bike rental, test center, sales, service
e-MTB, e-road bike, e-trekking bike, e-children's bikes and normal bikes
Villacher Strasse 10, 9220 Velden
Summer opening hours: Mon. - Sun. 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
Winter opening hours: Mon. - Fri. 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
Tel.: +43 (0)664-3839502

Triasport - Bicycle Center Schiefling
Keutschacher Strasse 179, 9535 Schiefling
Tel.: +43 (0)4274-52536

Sione Custom Bikes Pörtschach

Haupstrasse 187, 9210 Pörtschach on Lake Wörthersee

Tel: +43 4272 83432


Special Bikes Moosburg

Krumpendorfer street 4
9062 Moosburg

Tel: +43 664 26 24 482


Bike Doctor Gerd Lanzinger Moosburg

Press Lane 8

9062 Moosburg

Tel: +43 650 5002470


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