Rosental and Magdalensberg
This varied route fulfils all historical as well as culinary desires and rewards riders with a fantastic view over all of Carinthia.
As always, the starting point of this lovely round trip is Region Villach, from where the group starts in direction of St. Egyden and Klagenfurt. However, the capital of Carinthia is only skirted on the eastern edge, because the route leads from Maria Rain via the Radsberg to Ebenthal and then to Pischeldorf.
From there we ride to Ottmanach, well known because this is where the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest winner and pop singer Udo Jürgens grew up and further on to the Magdalensberg, the first highlight of the tour. Here, where late Celtic and early Roman settlements were discovered, is a beautiful church and an iconic ‘Gipfelhaus‘, a mountain summit inn, which was enlarged and renovated recently. The cuisine fortunately remains good as always and we take the opportunity to fortify ourselves with tasty Carinthian specialities or pastries, as normally only grandmothers know how to bake. In addition to the flair of the setting, you have a breath-taking view to the Karawanken mountain range, Klagenfurt, the ducal town of St.Veit, the Pyramidenkogel, the Gerlitzen Alp and also the Dobratsch mountain.
On the return journey, the tour takes us to the Castle Hochosterwitz, which thrones on a mighty rock not far from St.Veit. Unfortunately, there isn’t time for a detailed tour of the castle, and the riders will continue their tour past many tranquil villages and country lanes to the Maltschacher Lake and from there to Feldkirchen. This enjoyable road leads via the Ossiacher Tauern range, alongside forests and meadows, until a vista to the gorgeous Lake Wörthersee opens up. There is a photo opportunity of this picturesque scene at the Göriacher Hang. Finally, a short ride will take us back to the starting point.
Important Information for this route:
Dates: Monday, 05.09.2022, Thursday, 08.09.2022 - Meeting point at 9:15 a.m. at the Tourist Information Faak - Tour start at 9:30 a.m.
Length & duration: The length of the tour is 160 km and it takes approx. 4 hours.
Road tolls & fees: There are no fees.
Cost: € 44,00 per person; FREE with the Erlebnis CARD.
Additional costs for food and gasoline are to be paid by the participants themselves.
Riding technique level: Easy - Suitable for all bikers.