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Motorbike holiday and motorbike tours in Carinthia
A motorbike holiday at the Regitnig Hotel & Chalets at Lake Weissensee in Carinthia offers unforgettable rallies through pristine valleys.
Motorbike tours from the Großglockner to the Adriatic Sea. Whether through the Dolomites, the Carnic Alps, the Julian Alps – the motorbike tours through Carinthia in Austria, neighbouring Italy and Slovenia are simply stunning.
Motorbike advantages at the Regitnig Hotel & Chalets:
- Cleaning area and free of charge garage for motorbikes
- Drying room for bikers' cloths
- Tool box for smaller repairs
- Pick-up service for bike and biker in case of a breakdown
- Bikers' regulars' table with individual advice for motorbike tours
- Info corner for motorbike tours
- Free of charge PC-internet access for GPS tours
- Free of charge WIFI
- Motorbike parking garage
The Regitnig Hotel & Chalets is a certified member of Alpine Motorbike Hotels.
Motorcycle tour tips from Regitnig Hotel & Chalets in Carinthia
Staller Sattel & Pragser Wildsee
Staller Saddle & Lake Pragser Wildsee
Lake Weissensee – Drava Valley– Lienz – Huben – St. Jakob in the Defreggental Valley – Staller Saddle – Oberrasen – Niederdorf – Lake Pragser Wildsee – Innichen – Sillian – Strassen – Kartitsch – Maria Luggau – Kötschach-Mauthen – Hermagor – Kreuzberg Pass – Lake Weissensee
Through the Upper Drava Valley, along the B 100 in direction East Tyrol toward Lienz, a beautiful town with southern flair in the middle of the Lienz Dolomites. Worth a visit is the Bruck Castle and the Egger-Lienz Museum. Lienz also offers petrol stations with affordable fuel. Continue in direction Matrei. In Huben, approx. 20 km, turn left toward St. Jakob in the Defreggental Valley toward the Staller Saddle (2052 m). Note: traffic lights in operation at the Staller Saddle! Driving in direction Italy is possible between on the hour and 15 minutes past the hour, and from Italy to Austria between 30 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour. Continue toward the Antholzertal Valley downhill in direction Olang in South Tyrol. On the E 66, turn left in direction Innichen.
The Pragser Wildsee in 1494 m, surrounded by the impressive massif of the 2810 m Seekofel, is situated midway in a south-running side valley. The route continues in direction Innichen and Sillian to Strassen. Take a right turn there in direction Kartitsch toward the Carnic Dolomites road into the Lesachtal Valley, past Maria Luggau (beautiful pilgrimage church) to Kötschach-Mauthen and through the Upper Gailtal Valley to Hermagor. Turn left there and return via the Kreuzberg Pass (1077 m) to Lake Weissensee.
Großglockner high alpine road
Großglockner high alpine road
Lake Weissensee – Upper Drava Valley – Dölsach – Iselsberg – Heiligenblut – Großglockner high alpine road – Bruck – Schwarzach – Wagrain – Altenmarkt – Radstadt – Obertauern – Mauterndorf – St. Michael – Katschberg – Gmünd – Spittal – Greifenburg – Lake Weissensee
Approx. 350 km, travel time approx. 5–6 h, intermediate tour
Via the Drautal Bundesstraße B 100 in direction Lienz. In Dölsach, turn right toward the Iselsberg. Here you have a wonderful view to the Lienz Dolomites. Continue through the Mölltal Valley to Heiligenblut past roaring waterfalls to the Großglockner high alpine road. In Heiligenblut, you will find an attractive Gothic pilgrimage church with an adjacent mountaineers’ cemetery. Continue to the Großglockner high alpine road, which was built in 1924 – 48 km of pure motor biking fun. First stop is the Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe Mountain (2369 m). Here you have a magnificent view to Austria's highest mountain – the Großglockner (3798 m) – and to the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps – the Pasterze. Dozens of marmots play right next to the visitors and if you are lucky you may even spot the impressive Alpine ibex. The tour continues to the Hochtor (2503 m) and to the Fuscher Törl – Edelweiß Peak (the highest point of the Großglockner high alpine road, 2571 m). Here you have a stunning panoramic view. Approx. 330 km, travel time approx. 4–6 h, intermediate tour to more than 30 three-thousanders.
The downhill route leads via Bruck – Schwarzach – Wagrein in direction Radstadt. The next challenge in form of the Radstädter Tauern (1739 m) is waiting there. The around 40 km long mountain route leads from Radstadt via Obertauern to Mauterndorf. The well-developed road tempts many motor bikers to drive faster, but this is not the point – cruising not racing is the motto. In St. Michael, you reach the base of the Katschberg Mountain. Continue uphill to the Katschberg Mountain (1641 m), through the Liesertal Valley, past Gmünd and Spittal/Drau through the Drava Valley back to the starting point.
Lake Weissensee - Hermagor – Nassfeld – Pontebba – Val d’Aupa – Dordolla – Moggio – Tolmezzo – Ampezzo – Sauris – Prato – Comeglians – Paluzza – Timau – Plöcken Pass – Kötschach- Mauthen – Gailberg Saddle – Oberdrauburg – Greifenburg – Kreuzberg Pass – Lake Weissensee
Approx. 280 km, travel time approx. 4–5 h, intermediate tour
From Lake Weissensee via Hermagor in direction Tröpolach to the Nassfeld (Passo Pramollo, 1552 m), past Carinthia’s largest ski resort to Pontebba in Italy. Continue through the scenic Val d’Aupa in direction Moggio and Tolmezzo. Once you have managed the rather confusing roundabout traffic in Tolmezzo, continue in direction Ampezzo and then turn right to Sauris. The route then continues with very narrow and curvy roads and, in part, unlit tunnels along the Lumiei Valley uphill to Sauris in 1400 m above sea level (highest-situated municipality in Friuli).
Sauris is a language island – the main everyday language spoken here is ”Saurano“. The first settlers arrived here from some of the border valleys between Tyrol and Carinthia in the middle of the 12th century. This is the origin of the language still spoken today. The ham from Sauris, a lightly smoked dry-cured ham spiced with mountain herbs, is known as a delicacy. Lovely restaurants. The route continues to the pass via the Sella di Razzo (Razzo Saddle) and then at the end of the pass road to the right in direction Prato and Comeglians to Paluzza. The tour is then continued in direction Timau via the well-developed Plöcken Pass in 1360 m above sea level to Kötschach-Mauthen, and from there in northern direction via the Gailberg Pass to Oberdrauburg. Take a right turn here and follow the remaining route through the Upper Drava Valley in direction Greifenburg-Weissensee and via the Kreuzberg Pass (1077 m) back to Lake Weissensee.
Triglav National Park
Triglav National Park
Lake Weissensee - Hermagor – Nötsch – Arnoldstein – in direction Radendorf – Wurzen Pass – Kranjska Gora – in direction Vrsič – Soča – Passo di Predil – Sella Nevea – Chiusaforte – Moggio – Val d’Aupa – Dordolla – Pontebba – Passo Pramollo – Hermagor – Kreuzberg Pass – Lake Weissensee
Approx. 255 km, travel time approx. 4–5 h, intermediate tour
From Lake Weissensee via Hermagor in south-eastern direction along the B 111 to Arnoldstein. From there to Hart, take a turn in direction Kranjska Gora – Slovenia. Via the Wurzen Pass (1073 m) – motorbiking of the special kind with narrow, curvy roads and a gradient of up to 18 %. The challenging road to the Vrsič Pass starts along the River Sava. The Vrsič Pass in 1611 m above sea level is Slovenia’s highest mountain pass and connects the Kranjska Gora and the Trenta Valley. The 48 hairpin bends of the pass road’s northern section are in part cobbled. The Vrsič Pass offers a wonderful panoramic view across the Triglav National Park.
The route continues in direction Soča and Predelau (Predil) to Italy. If you wish, you can opt for a detour before the border, taking the approx. 12 km long Mangart road to the Mangart Hut (1906 m) at the base of the 2677 m high Mangart. The ascent from the hut to the Mangart takes approx. 2 hours – a wonderful view from the summit is the reward for the exertion. Back in the valley, the route continues in direction Sella Nevea, Chiusaforte to Moggio. There you take a turn into the north-running Val d’Aupa in direction Pontebba. Then it goes uphill to the Nassfeld Pass (Passo di Pramollo) in 1552 m above sea level. The descent on the Austrian side offers great bends and turns. Combined with the good condition of the road, this lets every biker’s heart beat faster. The route back to Lake Weissensee leads again across the Kreuzberg Pass.
Nationalpark Nockberge & Maltatal-Hochalmstraße
Nock Mountains National Park & Malta Valley high alpine road
Lake Weissensee – Drava Valley – Spittal – Seeboden – Treffling – Gmünd – Kremsbrücke – Innerkrems – Nockalm road – Reichenau plain – Bad Kleinkirchheim – Döbriach – Ferndorf – Olsach – Zlan – Stockenboi – Lake Weissensee eastern shore – Boden – Kreuzen – St. Stefan – Hermagor – Kreuzberg Pass – Lake Weissensee
Approx. 280 km, travel time approx. 4–5 h, easy tour
The fascinating Nock Mountains National Park is a delight for any biker. The tour starts at Lake Weissensee, via the Kreuzberg Pass (1077 m) to Greifenburg and continues then on the B 100 to Spittal/Drau. Worth a visit there is Porcia Castle with the informative Local History Museum. Spittal also offers a good network of petrol stations.
The route continues in direction Lake Millstatt. The road in Seeboden leads off to Treffling at the 2nd roundabout. Then continue on a narrow road through the Liesertal Valley in direction Gmünd. Gmünd is the best preserved medieval small town in Carinthia. Worth a visit is also the Porsche Car Museum. A detour leads through the Malta Valley and via the Malta Valley high alpine road to the impressive Kölnbrein Dam with Austria’s largest dam wall in 2000 m above sea level. Leaving Gmünd, the route continues to Kremsbrücke. Take a right turn to Innerkrems and then you hit one of Austria’s most beautiful mountain roads: the Nockalm road - 34 km of pure biker bliss. Quaint inns and huts, serving good Carinthian fare, offer good opportunities for a stop. The tour continues to Bad Kleinkirchheim, Radenthein, Döbriach and then via the Glanz (stunning view across Lake Millstatt) to Ferndorf in direction Stockenboi to the eastern shore of Lake Weissensee. Nature at its best. After a short break, continue in direction Boden and Kreuzen via Windische Höhe back to Hermagor and via the Kreuzberg Pass to Lake Weissensee.
Lake Weissensee – Spittal – Feistritz - Villach – Wernberg – St. Niklas – Rosegg – St. Jakob – Feistritz/Rosental – Loibl Pass – Trizic – Lesce – Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica – Lake Bohinjska – Bohinjska Bistrica – Podbrdo – Tolmin – Kobarid – Bovec – Cave del Predil – Tarvisio – Hohenthurn – Nötsch – Hermagor – Kreuzberg Pass – Lake Weissensee.
Approx. 350 km, travel time approx. 6–7 h, intermediate tour
The tour starts in the Upper Drava Valley along the B 100 in direction East Tyrol to Lienz, a beautiful town with southern flair in the heart of the Lienz Dolomites. Worth a visit is Bruck Castle and the Egger- Lienz Museum. Petrol stations with affordable fuel are also available in Lienz. Continue in direction Matrei. After approx. 20 km, turn left in Huben toward St. Jakob in the Defreggental Valley to the Staller Saddle (2052 m). Note: traffic lights in operation at the Staller Saddle! Driving in direction Italy is possible between on the hour and 15 minutes after the hour, and from Italy to Austria between 30 minutes and 45 minutes after the hour. Continue toward the Antholzertal Valley downhill in direction Olang in South Tyrol. On the E 66, take a left turn in direction Innichen. Lake Pragser Wildsee in 1494 m above sea level is situated midway in a south-running side valley in the heart of the impressive Seekofel Massive in 2810 m above sea level. The route continues in direction Innichen and Sillian to Strassen. Take a right turn toward Kartitsch there and continue to the Carnic Dolomites road into the Lesachtal Valley. Drive past Maria Luggau (beautiful pilgrimage church) to Kötschach-Mauthen and through the Upper Gailtal Valley to Hermagor. Take a left turn there and return to Lake Weissensee via the Kreuzberg Pass (1077 m).
Karnische Dolomitenstraße & italienisches Lesachtal
Carnic Dolomites road & Italian Lesachtal Valley
Lake Weissensee – Greifenburg - Lienz – Leisach – Puster Valley high alpine road – Abfaltersbach – Sillian – Innichen – Sexten – Santo Stefano di Cadore – Sappada – Comegliàns –Cercivento – Paluzza – Plöcken Pass – Kötschach-Mauthen – Hermagor – Weissbriach – Lake Weissensee
Approx. 280 km, travel time approx. 6 h, intermediate tour
Starting at Lake Weissensee, drive through the Drava Valley to Lienz. From there, take the Puster Valley high alpine road with its highest point in 1.800 m above sea level. This sun terrace offers a stunning landscape with a mainly rural structure, preserved traditions and many cultural sites like Castle Anras for example. Tip: Tasty East Tyrolean mountain lamb serves the Hotel-Restaurant Pfleger (1 Toque) in Anras. Joining the B 100 again at Abfaltersbach, you cross the Austrian national border in direction Sillian and continue the tour in South Tyrol. Take a left turn toward Sexten in Innichen and cross the Kreuzberg Pass to Santo Stefano in the Cadore Valley. After Sappada, you cross the Sappada Pass in 1.292 m above sea level and follow the SS 355 to Comegliàns. You continue via Cercivento to Paluzza and then across the well-developed Plöcken Pass (Passo di Monte Croce Carnico) back to Carinthia. Via Kötschach-Mauthen and through the Gailtal Valley and Hermagor, you return to Lake Weissensee.