TOP ACTIVITIES IN CARINTHIA
Villach Alpine Road - ride up to 1732m
The 16.5 km long Villach Alpine Road with numerous view points and great places to take photos is an absolute pleasure-tour for fans of curvy roads. Once at the top parking area, you can discover the beauty of the nature park Dobratsch and enjoy Carinthian culinary highlights in one of the three huts.
Gerlitzen Alpe – panoramic views guaranteed
Directly from lake Ossiacher See you can go up to the Gerlitzen mountain by cable railway. Embark on an unforgettable panoramic ride up to that wonderful mountain and visit one of the numerous huts. Perfect panoramic views - simply gorgeous!
Discover Lake Ossiacher See
Lake Ossiacher See has been an important part of the big Harley-Davidson Parade for years. But you should take your time before the parade to discover the picturesque area around this emerald-green lake. There are many unique places and attractions around the lake.
Visit Ossiach, where you will find the perfect scenery for a snapshot of your bike. There are also tourist ships operating on the lake – connecting Ossiach with all the other nice places around the lake. Famous sights are Landskron Castle with its majestic eagle show and the monkey mountain.
Bunkermuseum Wurzenpass - pit stop for steel and history fans
Our region offers a special highlight for fans of cold steel: the Bunker Museum - Wurzenpass. During the cold war, this was a secured military area and is now the major attraction on one of the most popular biker routes from Carinthia to Slovenia.
Tabor – the ideal place to enjoy Lake Faaker See
Have you ever wondered how lake Faaker See looks like from above? The Tabor height, east of the lake offers the best view point. There is also a high rope course, a 3D archery trail and a small restaurant.
Circle tour around the Dobratsch
Why don´t you go on a round-tour around the nature park Dobratsch? You will pass through many small villages but do plan for a stop at Bad Bleiberg. This village offers the interesting mining museum Terra Mystica and is famous for its clear air. So schedule a break, take a deep breath and enjoy!
Egger Marterl – an absolute must see
Mobile phone or cameras ready? A pit stop at the Egger Marterl should definitely be on your to-do list during your stay. This small roadside shrine is situated at one of the most beautiful places in Carinthia. So beautiful that they even placed a gigantic photo frame there. Take a picture of your bike in this unique setting and post it, using the hashtag #Harleywood. You can find your picture on our social wall (www.region-villach.at)
©Grohag / Albin Niederstrasser
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road connects the Austrian states of Salzburg and Carinthia. The Großglockner, Austria’s highest mountain (3,798 metres), can be seen along nearly the entire route, which runs for 47.8 km from Bruck to Heiligenblut and passes across the main chain of the Alps. The road, which was built in five years and opened in 1935, is today one of Austria’s most important tourist attractions.
©ARGE Motorradland Kärnten / Rudolf Kuhl
Malta High Alpine Road
The Malta High Alpine Road runs for 14.4 km and leads up to Austria’s highest concrete dam – the Kölnbreinsperre. The route is dotted with rock tunnels, hairpin bends and numerous waterfalls. The “Airwalk”, which is a glass structure mounted on the dam, offers a downward view of 200 metres into the gulf below. When you look up again, you can enjoy the breath-taking all-round view of the High Alpine countryside in Hohe Tauern National Park.
© ARGE Motorradland Kärtnen / Ulf Böhringer
Nockalm Road, which opened in 1981, is nearly 35 km long and runs through 52 gentle bends (“Reidn”) and the Nockberge Biosphere Park, which is famous for its large number of larch and Swiss pine trees. The round “Nocken” rocks are geological rarities that are considerably older than the surrounding mountains and rich in mineral resources (particularly magnesite and iron ore). Numerous decommissioned blast furnaces along the road offer an indication of the past importance of mining in the region.