Mountainbike rides

(Re)discover the joy of cycling

The Gailtal Valley and surrounding region are home to the most dense network of of MTB trails and cycle paths in the whole of Carinthia. A total of 31 routes covering 950 km lead riders across the sunny south of Austria, taking in a range of landscapes and valleys. Riders can dismount and explore the themed hiking trails nearby or, alternatively, follow the rushing waters of the Gail river. Indeed, several rides can even be combined with a visit to neighbouring Italy or a boat trip on the Weissensee lake.


Tip! Guide books with detailed route descriptions and maps are available in the region.

360° of cycling fun

North, south, east or west – whichever direction you choose, cycling in Carinthia is an experience to savour. Riders who wish to journey a little further afield can simply hop on the train with their bikes, while those wanting to explore the nearby Alps can use the lifts and cable cars running during the summer months. One of the most popular Alpine rides is the Lift & Bike Giro, where cyclists are transported to the top of the mountain by a lift and can then enjoy an adrenaline-pumping 11.7 km descent back into the valley.


Tip! Cycle paths such as the "Karnischer Radweg R3" are excellent for families with children.

Local mountainbike guides

Sölle Sport   
9631 Tröpolach 155 +43 4285 / 7100


Fit & Fun  
9640 Kötschach-Mauthen 123 +43 4716 / 597


MTB-Schule Schwarzenbacher  
9762 Weissensee/Gatschach +43 4713 / 2280