Lake Faaker See
Lake Ossiacher See
Lake Ossiacher See
On 28th April it’s that time of year again: as every year at the end of April, Lake Wörthersee gets taken over by cyclists. All the roads around Lake Wörthersee are only open to cyclists and skaters, all day long. On this day, every year around 35,000 people take the opportunity to explore probably the best-known Carinthian lake by bike.
Image gallery Wörthersee car-free
What makes the Ironman Austria so extraordinary is the special connection between the spectators and the athletes – an interplay of excitement and a symbiosis of emotions. Around 3,000 athletes from 60 nations rise to the challenge. The start is at 6:40am in Klagenfurt in the approx. 22 degree warm Lake Wörthersee, where the athletes surge through the waves of the lake for 3.8 kilometres. Then the 180.2 km long cycle route leads through the picturesque mountain and lake landscape of Carinthia (1,680 m difference in altitude) before the marathon begins along the lakeside and through the town centre of Klagenfurt. The finish line is in the Ironman City in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee.
Image gallery Ironman Klagenfurt
THE stage race for everyone. This event takes place in one of the most beautiful regions of Austria, in the region of the third biggest lake of Carinthia, the “Ossiacher See” and near the region of the well known Nockberge. We will welcome you in Ossiach from Saturday 19th until Thursday 24th of May 2018 for the seventh Tour de Kärnten. There will be a stage race for six days: approximately 400 km and about 8.000 elevation gain. This race is prepared like a “Tour de France“ or a “Giro d´Italia”.
“E-Motions – Many ways to enjoy Lake Millstätter See”
In partnership with the Delius Klasing publishing house, the Millstätter See region has plans to soon become an eBike Eldorado. The “E-Motions” eBike event offers more than just cycling. Bike guides will accompany guests on enjoyable tours. On natural trails by eMTB in the Nockberge mountains or by eBike on level and slightly hilly routes alongside the lake. The best locations at and above the lake in the form of alpine farms or lakeside restaurants invite you to stop and rest. And at the Expo grounds, leading eBike manufacturers will be presenting their latest models – test rides included!
“E-Motions” network for:
Leisure cyclists who can experience more thanks to the e-motor; active cyclists, mountain bikers, tour bikers, and athletes who use the e-motor to reach new summits and glide downhill; families, women, men, and gourmets who enjoy a fun lifestyle.
“E-Motions” event programme
Daily: Expo, guided all-day or half-day tours Riding skills training, test rides, stage events, child-friendly cycle routes, culinary interludes
From the glacier to the sea. 300 km is a mystical distance for every road cyclist. There are only a few who have ever done it. The Alps-Adriatic region offers a unique route to reach this milestone. From the Hochtor at 2,500 metres the route leads across Carinthia, through the Soča Valley in Slovenia and Friuli mostly downhill all the way to Grado at the Adriatic Sea. The most important route markings are Heiligenblut – Winklern – Spittal an der Drau – Villach – Tarvisio – Passo Predil – Bovec – Kobarid – Cividale – Aquileia – Grado.
9 days of mountain biking events – on the Petzen, in the Geopark Karawanken and in Slovenia; Black Hole Marathon with a route through abandoned mines – globally unique! Black Hole Enduro: 2-day race – in 2018 a station of the Enduro World Series! Guided tours in the mountains and forests; Junior Cross Country Race; Women’s Day on Bikes, etc.