Cycling & mountain biking in East Tyrol

Holidays in the hotel on the Drauradweg cycle route

Whether you are a serious mountain bike or a more leisurely E-biker, the network of cycle routes in the Hochpustertal region is well worth visiting. From the family-friendly Drauradweg bike path through to the mountainous Villgraten trail, the Hochpustertal area has something to suit everyone. Biking in the Hochpustertal region is something really special. Explore the area around Sillian on a city bike (free hire from the hotel, according to availability).

The Drauradweg cycle route

Leisure bikers and families head off along the river Drau on the south side of the Alps in the Hochpustertal region from Toblach in Südtirol via Lienz to Völkermarkt in Carinthia, and on into Slovenian Maribor. 2 of the 6 stages go through East Tyrol.

Drauradweg stages

  • Pustertal | 48.5 km
    The Dolomiten Residenz ****s Sporthotel Sillian is on the first stage of the Drauradweg route between Toblach and Lienz. Riders enjoy the Hochpustertal valley as they ride along a good surface down a gentle gradient for 48 km on the first stage of the Drauradweg route between Toblach and Lienz.
  • Oberes Drautal | 76.6 km
    From Lienz to Spittal an der Drau
  • Unteres Drautal| 39.8 km
    From Spittal an der Drau to Villach
  • Rosental | 51.4 km
    From Villach to Ferlach/St. Margarethen
  • South Carinthia| 66.9 km
    From Ferlach/St. Margarethen to Lavamünd/Dravograd
  • Slowenisches Drautal | 73.2 km
    From Lavamünd/Dravograd to Maribor

The Drauradweg route - information & tips

The Austrian section of this long distance cycle route has been awarded 5 stars and links Italy, Austria, and Slovenia, and by following possible other stages, Croatia and Hungary too. Enjoy our perfect location right next to the Drauradweg cycle route on holidays in East Tyrol and experience the wonderful scenery of the Hochpustertal region on the first stage to Lienz. The cycle tour takes you along a well marked route, suitable for all types of bike. The tour comes highly recommended for families with children and also those new to biking.

More about the Drauradweg cycle route in East Tyrol

Tip: At the hotel we have hire bikes that are free for guests to borrow (according to availability)

E-Biking in East Tyrol

The Hochpustertal region is a paradise for E-bikers, whether along the Drauradweg in the valley and its adjoining sections, or on an E-mountain bike on tours on the Thurntaler and other surrounding mountains. It comes as no surprise that the E-Bike world Championships take place in Sillian in East Tyrol. Participants range from hobby bikers through to experts as they take on the challenge of a climb of 1400 vertical metres over 25 km.

Road tours in the Puster Valley

Bike shop & bike hire

The Sportshop Sunny at the Hochpustertal bottom lift station opposite the hotel will equip you perfectly for your bike tour. You can hire bikes and mountain bikes and get anything that a biker could possibly want.

Mountain biking in the Hochpustertal region

Mountain bikers look for “higher goals” in the Lienz and Sexten Dolomites. In the vicinity of the Dolomiten Residenz alone, biking fans will find a network of 70 km of biking.

The tours in the Carnic Alps and in the Villgraten valley are beautiful for mountain bikers.

Explore the Hochpustertal region on guided bike tours, or experience the scenery of East Tyrol by mountain bike under your own steam.

Mountain bike tours

Guided tours

eine Familie bei einem Fahrradausflug im Sporthotel Sillian in den Bergen Osttirols
Radfahrerin macht auf einer Wiese eine Pause beim Sporthotel Sillian in Osttirol
eine Familie bei einem Fahrradausflug im Sporthotel Sillian in den Bergen Osttirols

Your cycling and biking holiday in the Hochpustertal region

Send us a no-obligation enquiry for your bike holiday in East Tyrol right on the Drauradweg cycle route and we will happily put together an individual offer guaranteed to be at the best price.

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