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Cycle into the mountains – Mountain biking Hotel Carinthia
Mountain bike routes and more from the Thermal world Hotel Pulverer
Do you love action, sports and the congenial feeling of total freedom when mountain biking? Up and down with your bike, experiencing nature first hand – in Carinthia’s Nock Mountains at the sport hotel Pulverer. This is the place for you – and you can start pedalling in Pulverer’s backyard.
Imagine you are staying in an unbelievably beautiful holiday region, offering simply anything a mountain biker’s heart could possibly desire. Soft hill tops, steep terrain, alps, mountain tops, forest roads, great territory. In summer 900 kilometres of well-connected routes covering 20,000 m of altitude are waiting for you to conquer them.
The Carinthian Nock Mountains are THE free ride paradise south of the Alps and offer 43 top marked routes – from a stress free cycling tour for the whole family to a summit race; mountain bike trails; trekking tours and street parcours - you will find everything a true cycling fan could possibly desire. And there is a name for it: Nockbike. Over 1,100 kilometres of cycle and mountain bike trails and over 23,000m of altitude – depending on the tour you can ride between 250 m and 2,060 m – that’s true mountain bike adventure for your holidays in Austria!
Dynamic adventures in nature – on your bike at 2,000 m above sea level you will not just experience sunrises but also breathtaking trails and mountain bike routes.
And if you want to take it slow and be less adrenalin-drenched, there is also a great alternative. With the modern Bad Kleinkirchheim cable cars you can go up the mountain with your bike in the cabin, before exploring the Pulverer alpine chalets with their authentic Carinthian rustic atmosphere. With Nock-biking and mountain bike tours connected to a cable car shuttle you can't go wrong. Also, Hotel Pulverer has put together the most beautiful mountain bike treks and routes for you. The Pulverer Sports partner Sportschule Krainer has prepared even more mountain biking and cycling tips for you.
Here are the many offers and mountain biking benefits at Thermal world Hotel Pulverer in collaboration with Sportschule Krainer at a glance:
- Try-out biking for at least 2 different fitness levels.
- Pro support – from try-out days, family biking and leisure cycling to single trail technique training.
- Cycle technique training, down hill training, cycle workshops, incentives, outdoor cycle camps.
- Nockbike-shuttle for leisure cyclists
- Bike taxi – you will be driven back to the starting point of your biking tour
- Repair service, bike shop, bike rentals
- Excellent maps available
Mountain bike tours and cycling routes:
Mountain bike tours and routes from the compass cycle & mountain bike map 1911 – Carinthia’s Nock Mountains.
Tour 8 – Tour around the Kolmnock summit
Starting in Bad Kleinkirchhein at 1,021m above sea level. Via the forest road you will reach the Kaiserburg with a gorgeous panoramic view above the Nock Mountains of Carinthia. Then ride downhill to the Feldpan Alp. Via gravel roads and hiking paths you will pass a number of farms before reaching Obertweng, from where you can find your way back to Bad Kleinkirchheim.
Distance: 22 km
Altitude: 1,060 m
Duration: ca. 4 hours
Medium level tour
Tour 13 – Water & Senses Path
Starting in Bad Kleinkirchheim at the Tourism Office at 1,021 m above sea level. Passing the St. Kathrein church, ride towards St. Oswald until you reach Sonnleitnhof farm. On gravel roads you will find the Water & Senses Experience Path with various stops. In St. Oswald continue riding until the “Alte Schmiede” (Old Blacksmith) and then “Alte Mühle” (old mill) in Obertleitkirchen, St. Oswald. Take the same road back via the country road to Bad Kleinkirchheim.
Distance: 5,3 km
Altitude: 317 m
Duration: ca. 1 – 1.5 hours
Easy level tour
Tour 14 - around the Priedhof farm
Start in Bad Kleinkirchheim at 1,021 m above sea level. Ride towards St. Oswald and after the church continue on a gravel road until you reach the higher terminus of the Bahn Brunnach National Park cable car. Continue riding to the Oswalder Bockhütte (chalet), then follow a demanding single trail downhill until you reach the Erlacher Hütte (Erlacher chalet), passing the Petodnig chalet via St. Peter before returning via the tarmac and gravel roads to Bad Kleinkirchheim.
Distance: 30 km
Altitude: 1,160 m
Duration: 5 - 6 hours
Hard level tour
Tour 24 – Places of energy at Lake Millstatt
Starting at Feld am See, at the Thurnerhof farm located at 722 m above sea level. Via gravel roads you will reach Natzel chalet, continuing towards Gschriet and turning into the field and gravel road. Continue cycling on gravel and forest roads towards Gasthaus Possegger restaurant with a fantastic view above Lake Millstatt. Here you have the option of stopping at the places of energy to re-energise for further mountain bike tours. Continue on the tarmac road via Glanz until you reach Döbriach and the wooden bridge, where you will cross to the other side of the stream. After the market place continue on gravel roads until you reach the next village. From here continue until Radentheim and then via Untertweng, returning to Feld am See.
Distance: 27 km
Altitude: 795 m
Duration: ca. 4 hours
Little technique but good stamina is essential
Tour 41 – Family mountain bike tour in the Malta valley
Starting in Gmünd at the market place in front of the mayor’s office at 745 m above sea level, ride towards Großhattenberg and then take the uphill trail via the “Saubergl”, passing Brochendorf and the Katharinen church. On gravel roads you will pass Castle Döbriach and continue towards Pflüglhof farm. Via the hanging bridge continue until the toll stop and return via the bridge, cycling along the river Malta until you reach a wooden bridge. Outside the village (signposted Malta) continue on the tarmac road slightly uphill, through the village of Treffenboden, riding straight on and return to Gmünd – passing the higher town entrance.
Distance: 33 km
Altitude: 500 m
Duration: ca. 3 hours
Medium level tour
Nock-biking - Mountain bike tours with cable car shuttle
The freedom of travelling on two wheels on this tour starts in a relaxed manner. First you and your bike are taken up on the Kaiserburgbahn cable car and the Brunnach National Park cable car. (Nockbike transport: €3 per bike) Then you have the choice of 43 very well marked, official, sign posted mountain bike trails. For both leisure bikers and mountain bike freaks.
Valuable tips are available from the excellent Sportschule Krainer – a Pulverer partner - where you can also book mountain biking tours.
A special mountain biking tip from the Krainer Sports School
Alpe-Adria-Bike – crossing the Alps along the Alp main ridge to the Italian border.
More than 200 km and 7,000 m must be conquered over 4 days on this trail from Lungau, crossing through Carinthia to the border of Italy. Follow the tracks of numerous heroes who have crossed the Alps and push yourself to reach your limits of both exercise and enjoyment. Professional bike tour guidance for different experience levels on attractive biking trails with challenging ascents and selected downhill trails, luggage transport and shuttle service are all included for a fantastic biking experience.
Paradise-like mountain biking and cycling conditions are standard in Carinthia’s Nock Mountains in Austria. Come and visit the Nock Mountains holiday region and bring your mountain bike or push bike – it will be worth it.
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