The Drava rises in Italy, in South Tyrol above the Toblacher Feld in the Puster Valley on the northern slope of the Neunerkofel at an altitude of 1450m.
The Drava Cycle Path in southern Austria
This bike tour is the most comfortable and sunniest way to get to know the south of Austria from its very personal side.
- Cycling on the sunny side of the Alps
- One of the most beautiful cycle paths in Europe
- Landscape experience in a dreamy alpine setting
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Discover the Drava cycle path
Join us on one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Europe. Follow the course of the Drava from Toblach in the Dolomites to sun-kissed Carinthia to Lake Klopeiner See. The original river valley of the Drava is surrounded by a dreamy alpine backdrop. Discover the almost southern way of life and culture of this Alpine region with its pretty villages and charming small towns on your bike tour along the Drava.
The name Drava can already be found in the Romans (Pliny) and its origin is traced back to the Pannonian or Old Indian word "dravati", which means to run.
The Drava flows east through 4 countries towards the Danube towards the Black Sea. From the Italian South Tyrol through the Austrian East Tyrol and Carinthia, the course of the river continues through Slovenia to Croatia. In Croatia, the Drava flows into the Danube near Osijek.
The Drava is the fourth longest tributary of the Danube. It flows over a distance of 749 km from an altitude of 1450m down to the confluence with the Danube near Osijek at an altitude of 90m. Along its entire length, it has a difference in altitude of 1360 m.
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- Spittal an der Drava
- Renaissance Castle of Porcia
- Villach in Carinthia
Route of the Drava Cycle Path
Our tour begins in the Dolomites in Toblach, in South Tyrol. The goal of our tour is the Klopeiner See in Carinthia. The length of the cycle path from Dobbiaco to Lake Klopeiner See is 364 km. The cycle path follows the banks of the Drava as often as possible.
quality of the cycle path
The route is largely asphalted and partly on an easy-to-navigate natural path. You can expect a predominantly easy route with only a few ups and downs. Only the last section contains slopes. The cycle path was awarded a 5 star cycle path by the ADAC. There is continuous cycle path signage in Carinthia.