Bad Kleinkirchheim

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Hotels in the region

Hotel Kärntnerhof

Hotel Kärntnerhof ****

Carinthia, Austria

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Landhotel Lindenhof in Feld am See

Landhotel Lindenhof ****

Carinthia, Austria

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Rennradurlaub in Kärnten

Roadbike highlights

  • Turrach: with gradients of up to 23%, the steepest mountain road in the Alps
  • Carinthian Lake District: after a quick dip in one of the many drinking water quality lakes, you feel totally re-energised just a few hours after your tour.
  • Carinthian bike marathon bad Kleinkirchheim through the Nock mountains biosphere park

Bike season

April - October

It’s as though the mild ,sunny climate in the Nock mountains on the southern side of the Alps was made for racing biking.

Racing bike holidays in Bad Kleinkirchheim
“Nockbike” has, for about 20 years, stood for a unique landscape of mountains and lakes away from the mainstream regions. The region around the Bad Kleinkirchheim Nock mountains and the Millstättersee lake is certainly not lacking in any way when compared with the well known cycling destinations. The impressive shape of the Nock mountains with their lush, soft backs and clean lakes provide an ideal backdrop for racing biking.

Racing biking in Carinthia
Every road biker will find something that takes their fancy in this diverse network of rides, swallowing up the vertical metres or taking on the flatter tours around the lakes. Leisure bikers especially like the tours around the Millstätter, Ossiacher, and Wörthersee lakes, where you can combine the pleasure of the exercise with a dip in the lake.

Cycle tours in the Nock mountains
The ride up the Glanz is athletically attractive, but also manageable for less experienced bikers. The stunning view across the Drava Valley compensates the many efforts on the steep passages. A racy downhill ride leads in direction Lake Millstatt where there is time for a little break before continuing via Radenthein back to Bad Kleinkirchheim. Boasting 2.000 hours of sunshine per year, it can get quite hot in the Nockberg Mountains. The Four-Lakes-Tour is perfect for such hot summer days. Whether Lake Ossiach, Lake Feldsee, Lake Afritz or the famous Lake Wörthersee; all guarantee soothing refreshment during this more than 100 kilometres long tour. A special highlight of the region is of course the tri-border tour. The tour leads around 130 kilometres in southern direction through Italy and Slovenia.

On a racing bike holiday: Crown yourself king of the Nockalm
The “Carinthia bike marathon Bad Kleinkirchheim” has been taking place here since 2009. The Nock mountains and the Millstättersee lake form the backdrop and the beauty of the ride is truly unique. After 108 km, 2458 vertical metres, and two sweat inducing mountain tests, the person in first place is crowned the “Nockalmkönig”(King of the Nockalm).

The most beautiful roadbike tours in Bad Kleinkirchheim

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Bad Kleinkirchheim / Region Nockberge

Dorfstraße 30
9546 - Bad Kleinkirchheim
T: +43 4240 821 2

Roadbike Expert

Heinz Writzel, road bike guide and expert of the region

The Nockalm Tour is especially near and dear to me. 35 kilometres wind their way through the biosphere reserve. 52 serpentines with gradients of up to 12 % test the fitness levels every time. As a mountain expert, I always look forward to the Schiestlscharte Pass and Eisentalhöhe Pass. Proper uphill passages initially followed by fantastic downhill rides make this a dream for racing cyclists.

Heinz Writzel, road bike guide and expert of the region
Paco Wrolich<br />
former professional cyclist.

The Alpine-Adriatic region was my preferred training ground when I was an active professional cyclist. I usually started up the Faakersee lake. From there it’s a flat ride to Tarvis, then after a quick cappuccino comes the first, not so difficult climb to the Passo Predil. From the highest point of the Predil there is a long descent into the picturesque Socatal valley in Slovenia. You then continue along the Soca for about 20 km slighly uphill to the Vrsic-Pass. The Vrsicpass road is one of the most beautiful in the Alps. You then continue down, sometimes over 100 year old cobbles to Kranjska Gora. Once at this World Cup venue, it’s time for an espresso and a little piece of cake. Then it’s back to Austria over the Wurzenpass.

Paco Wrolich
former professional cyclist.