Trails around the lake, Alpe-Adria flair, mountain panorama and the unique combination of biking and lakeside holidays: from spring onwards, Weissensee Nature Park welcomes cyclists of all kinds with an extraordinary variety in the sunny south of Carinthia.
MOUNTAIN BIKING AT LAKE WEISSENSEE
The landscape of the Weissensee Nature Park is made for a mountain bike holiday for holidaymakers of all ages, for sporty ambitious bikers and e-bike enthusiasts alike. All the pieces of the puzzle fall into place here already in spring. Among other things, you can expect:
- 13 signposted MTB trails with a length of 160 km
- 3 MTB trails built close to nature into the terrain
- 1 natural pump track incl. small park for technique training
- 11 serviced huts
- 1 summer mountain railway at Weissensee, 3 more at Nassfeld
- Connection to the "World of Mountains & Lakes" with up to 650 km of MTB and cycling tracks in Austria and Italy
BIKE HOLIDAYS FOR EVERYONE
With the combination of lake and natural landscape as well as more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, you will enjoy perfect conditions for (e-)MTB tours and family excursions in the Weissensee Nature Park. Many of the routes take you directly from the shore of the cleanest swimming lake in the Alps into the surrounding mountain world. In addition, there are countless possible combinations: You can take the summer mountain railway to high altitude trails or plan a Weissensee boat trip for a comfortable return. Those looking for more action will find it on the downhill trails. The levels of difficulty of the routes range from family-friendly valley tours to challenging descents via root tracks, hairpin bends and banked curves.
360° BIKE EXPERIENCE
The surrounding mountains of the Gailtal Valley Alps on one side and the shimmering Lake Weissensee on the other provide a unique setting during your excursions. But it’s only what is offered on site that really completes a biking holiday. No matter whether you have come to gather invigorating impressions or to seek sporting challenges: All guests benefit from the lake access at the hotels’ own private beaches as well as from the delicacies of Carinthian cuisine, which you will encounter everywhere at Lake Weissensee. If you are looking for insider tips in the region, simply get a tour guide and go on a journey of discovery. That's a cycling holiday made to measure!
THE WEISSENSEE CYCLING JERSEY
The Weissensee Nature Park has created a cycling jersey for all Weissensee fans who love sports. It is available at the Weissensee Information (while stocks last). The jersey will be shipped on request. Price: € 59.90 (plus shipping costs)
SERVICE & INFO FOR BIKERS IN THE NASSFELD-PRESSEGGER SEE REGION
- Inform someone about the day's programme.
- Check the weather situation. For example, is there a risk of thunderstorms?
- Check the equipment: Brakes, tyres, gears ...
Backpack or bicycle bag
- Repair kit or spare inner tube, air pump and small tools
- First-aid kit
- Helmet, wind and rain protection, spare tops
- Provisions and drinks
- Emergency cash
- Mobile phone
Get information about the MTB rules of conduct in the Bike World!
OVERVIEW OF THE LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY OF THE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS:
BLUE – EASY
Asphalt and gravel roads with slight gradient up to max. 250 altitude metres
RED – INTERMEDIATE
Asphalt and gravel roads with medium gradient up to max. 900 altitude metres
BLACK – DIFFICULT
Mostly gravel roads up to max. 1,400 altitude metres
BLACK DIAMOND – VERY DIFFICULT
Long single trail passages with over 1,400 altitude metres