European Bike Week
The 25th European Bike Week from 5-10 September 2023
Every year at the beginning of September the European Bike Week - probably the most iconic motorcycle and Harley-Davidson gathering in the world - takes place around Faaker See! The motorcycle event attracts hundreds of thousands of Harley riders and fans of the cult brand to Carinthia every year. Both for the guests and the many local spectators, the Faaker See region is the focus of attention for the week. Don’t miss this spectacular event!
5 - 10 September 2023*
*Subject to change
European Bike Week 2022
Bike-Holidays at region Villach - Lake Faak - Lake Ossiach
Pure pleasure and adventure combined in the heart of Carinthia, our holiday region is a true natural paradise. Lakes, mountains, fantastic landscapes, and idyllic places are awaiting you here. The beautiful natural environment and the mild climate on the south side of the Alps guarantee a great variety of freedom on two wheels, especially in late summer. All around the hot spot of Lake Faak, high alpine panoramic roads and winding mountain passes make for extraordinary bike tours. In between, gentle hills, shady woodlands, and roads along the lakes invite you to enjoy a leisurely cruise. As one of Austria's traditionally most popular holiday regions, Villach and its surrounding area also offer countless attractions for exciting excursions. Food-lovers, especially, will be well rewarded if they take a break from riding now and then - the delicious food of the Alps-Adriatic region, as well as its warm hospitality, will make the outings a true pleasure.
Fun & Recreation with the Erlebnis CARD
On your first night’s stay with one of our participating hosts you will receive the Erlebnis CARD. You can choose your favorite activities for an active holiday from a wide range of leisure-time offers in our region.
And all of this is included with your room reservation!
In this way, you can use the Erlebnis CARD to discover guided tours along the most beautiful trails in our region and get to know Villach better on a theme tour. In addition, you can expect plenty of fun with yoga in the mountains, wine tastings, and by trying your hand at climbing. Or you can round off the day with a relaxing evening at the KärntenTherme spa.
Additionally, from 3-10 September the Erlebnis CARD can be used as a free ticket for the daily rides with Harry’s Bike Tours.
Terms and conditions of the Erlebnis CARD apply. Find more information at: card.visitvillach.at
Faaker See, tastier than ever
With the outstanding culinary diversity of the Alps-Adriatic region right on our doorstep, our tri-border region has always been a popular meeting point for epicures. Building onto this through the KÜCHENKULT and HÜTTENKULT initiatives, Villach and the surrounding region have established themselves as a region of culinary delights in the heart of Carinthia.
In this tradition, and with more than 20 years of real experience with #BikerFood, local eateries are dry-aging their meats and starting up their smokers and wood-fired ovens for hungry guests. Many establishments in the region have again this year come up with special culinary offers for September.
We would especially like to mention the Carinthian Slow Food restaurants as refreshment stops for your rides, as they put together the meals with the very highest regional quality.