Single trails are the icing on the cake. At least for mountain bikers! There are so many attractive downhill trails to get excited about in Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost province.
The unspoilt single trail with a medium level of difficulty begins at the Rossalmhütte cottage at 1,900 m altitude below the Kaiserburg mountain station and ends at the Feldpannalm. Connected to the T20 Trail it leads along the entire course of the Feldpann stream.
An appealing trail along the Feldpann stream through varied vegetation. Ground conditions: upper section is a cart track with loose, stony ground. The lower section of the trail leads over meadows and forest floors, some passages alternate gravel with wet ground.
The Weissensee holiday region has become even more attractive to mountain bikers with this new trail. The 3.2 kilometres cover mostly natural and hardly any man-made sections – no exposed passages but lots of steep curves and numerous tablets. This technically demanding trail starts at the Naggleralm and can be comfortably reached by cable car. On the way down there are unobstructed breath-taking views over the lake all the way.
areaone MTB training area: for mountain bikers and all those who aspire to be. Carinthia has a new mountain bike attraction: In summer 2016 areaone, the first training area for mountain bikers in all of Carinthia, was opened at Kumitzberg in Villach. Beginners and professionals are all welcome – there are three different levels of difficulty to choose from. These range from an easy trail for warming up to a difficult balance area and a jump over a five metre long gap. Fun and challenges are absolutely guaranteed for all levels of ability. The six different practice trails have a length of between 100 and 400 metres, and in addition there is a practise area for your riding technique. Use of the area is free of charge, and anyone who is interested can book a guided technique course.
Carinthia’s mountain biking countryside has a new attraction: The new Kopain Trail on Lake Faaker See is a new hotspot for experienced and adventure-seeking bikers. The 1.8 kilometre long trail is very varied – in the first two sections the tour leads over an idyllic single trail straight through the forest, the third section will give you a shot of adrenaline with jumps, waves and steep bends. A successful conclusion to this tour needs a short trip to one of the nearby culinary establishments and maybe also – depending on the season – a refreshing dip in the waters of Lake Faaker See. And that is by no means all; two more trails will be opening up nearby in the next few weeks!
The starting point is directly at the Feldpannalm at 1,500 m altitude and leads to the toll gate (1,000 m altitude). The trail leads mostly through forest, is technically demanding, full of tree roots and some stony passages. A straight, uncompromising narrow path. Facts: 2.8 km, 500 m vertical descent (to the valley 5.8 km in total, 750 m vertical descent) Level of difficulty: red/black (S 2)
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The Samonigg Trail at the foot of the Karawanken mountains, not far from the famous Altfinkenstein Castle, has been officially open since summer 2017. The access point of the trail offers wonderful views of the Carinthian lake district and especially Lake Faaker See. After a technically rather demanding start, there is a 3 km long trail with a flow character. The end of the trail is in Latschach at Lake Faaker See.
“Petzen Thriller” – Completed in 2017 on the Petzen mountain and not to be compared with the Flow Country Trail: The Thriller! It is more suited to the requirements of real downhill pros and is technically much more demanding.
Single Trails are the cherry on the cake – at least for all mountain bike insiders: there are nine on Nassfeld, a Flow Trail, which is under construction in Tröpolach, one existing and two new Single Trails at Lake Weissensee are available at this holiday destination. The 4 cable cars and chairlifts operating in summer on Nassfeld and at Lake Weissensee assist in getting bikes uphill. Nassfeld has plenty of biking options, especially with the cross-border character of many Single Trails. From the relatively simple “Easy Way” to the more demanding “Chri” or “Yannick Trail” – there is something for all levels of ability here. The challenging route, the “Nassfeld Pramollo Bike Hero”, is, for example, an especially difficult tour: the route leads mountain and e-MTB bikers from Tröpolach on the Madritsche, on to Lago Pramollo and then up to the Garnitzen Törl, then back down to Garnitzenalm, Auernigalm and Ofenalm. From there, the route leads to the Sonnenalpe Nassfeld, further on to Rossalm (or Tressdorfer Alm) and back to the Madritsche, then back to the valley via Rudnig Alm. With cool curves you can “surf” over the new Flow Trail to the starting point in Tröpolach. After the nearly 48 km and 2,200 metres altitude difference on the bike you are sure to feel like the champion of Nassfeld. Whether your calves will be feeling quite so great is another matter – in any case, the tour is a unique challenge in the wild border area of Nassfeld.
NEW FROM SUMMER 2018! From summer 2018, not only hikers but also mountain bikers can conquer the Koralpe. Here you’ll find two new mountain bike Flow Trails and a practice course. Take the Burgstallofenbahn lift to reach the mountain station at 1,842 m altitude, where there are two trails to choose from with a total length of about 8 kilometres. The routes blend into the natural landscape and feature banked curves, as well as rollers and tables. You can practise on the 5,500 m2 practice course, in which both trails are replicated in miniature. Bike hire and service is possible directly on the mountain too. The trails are not just for professionals, they are also suitable for families.