Cycling on the Drau Cycle Path R1
Mountain biking on a panoramic path or bike tours along the comfortable Drau hiking path R1 (Drauradweg R1). Who doesn’t dream of a romantic excursion into nature, with fields in full bloom, passing old castles and chateaus, gothic church towers and Romanesque chapels?
The Glocknerhof is member of the well-known Drauradweg hosts and is an attractive base for leisure cyclists. Located on a hillsede with panoramic view and allows bicycle tours into all directions.
Facilities for cyclists:
- Free bike rental
- Rental of electric bicycles
- Cleaning facilities, drying room
- Tools for repairs
- Lockable rooms to store your bicycles
- On request: Free pick up service direkctly from Drau hiking path R1 at railway station Berg im Drautal
NEW in Summer 2016: MTB Trail Weissensee
The new Mountainbike Trail at mountain railways Weissensee is a biking experience for beginners and advanced bikers: root paths, switchbacks, steep turns, moguls and wooden bridges. The length of the downhill course is 3.3 kilometers.
Emberger Alm and Oberberger Alm are now connected with a panorama way. The MilkyWay is a thematic trail from Oberberger Alm to Emberger Alm and is suited for mountain biking.
Arrival by bicycle:
From the bridge across the river Drau (coming from Drau cycle path R1): There is a railway station on the left. Straight ahead you will come to the center of Berg im Drautal. On the right there is a gas station in 30 m distance.
Please turn right towards the gas station and turn left directly in front of it. Follow the path. It runs parallel to Berger Bach. After the forest turn right into a small residential area and follow this road until you come to the Glocknerhof.
Here you can download a map: The fastest route from the Drau Cycle Path to the Glocknerhof [pdf, 1 MB]
Biking Tours in our Region Outdoorpark Oberdrautal
As an alternative to cycling, we offer many sports and health activities. Electric bikes are ready to explore the surrounding mountains, lakes and mountain villages sunny side effortlessly. All e-bikes are environmentally friendly bikes of the brand Siga with modern Bosch drive system. We offer this electric bikes for Euro 14,- per half day and Euro 19,50 per day.
The Drautal (Drau Valley) offers you the most attractive varieties of bicycle activities in Austria. The Drauradweg R1 (Drau bike path) was awarded by the ADFC as a 4-star quality bike path. It leads to about 366 km from Tobiaco in South Tirol Italy over Sillian in East Tirol, Lienz and Spittal an der Drau into the Carinthian lake area, passing the Millstättersee, Ossiachersee, Wörthersee and Klopeinersee (lakes) all the way to Völkermarkt and Slovenia. It’s easy even for kids to use.
Click here for cultural and natural monuments in the Upper Drau valley.
Drauradweg R1 and other bike paths
In addition to the Drauradweg there are numerous other cycling routes, which are described with own brochures and maps: For example, the mountain villages panoramic bike path or the Castle and Castles Cycle Route. (Information at the reception desk.)
More information on the official website of Drauradweg R1.
Tour Tip 1: Trip to the sunny town of Lienz
Cycle along the Dray Cycle Path R1 to Lienz, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the town and a ride with the Osttirodler - a spectacular Alpine rollercoaster with 2.7 km in length – then come back to Berg im Drautal the comfortable way by train; or do it the other way round.
Tour Tip 2: Gaislochklamm - canyon & Irschen - village of herbs
Go to the Drauradweg bike path R1 towards Lienz. Immediately after the Noah's Ark (Painting School Art Studio Arche www.malkurse-schneider.at) you reach the "lime kiln" in the forest. Here you can park your bike and go into the wild and romantic Gaislochklamm (free entrance). Either you follow the trail and cross the gorge on the lovingly built bridges or follow the brook barefoot (recommended for families with children on warm days) in the brook bed. You leave the gorge and continue to follow the Drauradweg to Irschen. After the visit of the "House of Herbs Pfarrstadel" (free entrance) and a guided tour with herbs follow the idyllic mountain villages panoramic bike path on the town Dellach im Drautal back to Berg im Drautal. (E-bike and hiking map recommended)
More information about the Drau Cycle Trail R1 (Drauradweg R1).