Drau Cycle Route, Province of South Tyrol

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#1 of 171 in Trails in Trentino-Alto Adige
Explore the striking countryside of the Tyrolean Alps by bike with Drau Cycle Route. Visitors can cross from Italy to Austria on this international cycling path. The paved 44 km (27 mi) trail passes villages, meadows, and mountains. Because San Candido is 500 m (1,640 ft) higher than the endpoint in Austria, even novices can complete the ride in two to three hours. Admire the Austrian town of Lienz's traditional Tyrolean architecture, then make the return trip by bike or catch a bike-friendly train back to San Candido. To visit Drau Cycle Route on your holiday in Province of South Tyrol, and find out what else Province of South Tyrol has to offer, use our Province of South Tyrol day trip app .
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  • Driven by the great reviews we decided to take this bike ride from Lienz by train. Quite expensive both the train ticket and the bike rental (about 100 euros 2 adults plus 1 child). Convenient the train that departs about every hour and in 50 minutes takes you to San Candido. From here the bike path is well signposted and just outside the centre of the village starts the cycle route that in some sections skirts the railway. The route is almost all downhill so rather easy although a bit tiring given the approximately 43 km that separate San Candido from Lienz. In some places the road is paved while I would have expected more passages in the woods...... you cross various towns and the Loacker factory (which deserves a stop) and a small hot spring (with kneip route) where you can make a small stop. Let's say it's more marketing than landscape and in some places saw the crowding is likely to become dangerous (especially if it has to do with people not experienced) and I believe that in this territory there are more beautiful and cheap excursions to do with or without bikes
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  • I must say that I am not a cyclist..... but for those who are at least once has to make this mail cickebile in the midst of the see and nature.... Have fun
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