Drau Cycle Route, Province of South Tyrol

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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 San Candido, and find out what else San Candido has to offer, use our San Candido day trip app .
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  • Here is an excellent example of how we can create a sustainable and quality: the path San Candido-Lienz, especially in summer, it's really "stormed"; offers services such as the ability to leave the bike in Lienz (costs 6 euros) and back to San Candido train. The activities that rent bikes offer appropriate solutions to everyone from electric bikes to wheelchairs for children. All this makes it possible to enjoy a wonderful day with your family in peace, and enjoy the surrounding views. The bike path runs along the Drava River in a beautiful landscape.
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  • Personally experiencing in Bozen I drive to San Candido and with my bike I do is return but you can book a quietly in San Candido. The course is in favorable difference so the 45 km go away easy. The return for those who opt to go by bike, is therefore unfavorable plus you have the km of way but also here if you are a little fit no problem. The bikes can be rented in San Candido and leave in Lienz, paying 5 euros more to return by train. For those who are on vacation or 7 days from the card Board from 15 to 27 1.3 euros respectively, with which you can make use of all means of South Tyrol from the cable cars to the trains.
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  • Given that the the trail comes up in Maribor and one between San Candido and Lienz is only the very first section, I would like to say a few words about these famous and overrated 42 km of trail. Today to paths for the third time and I found myself in an endless caravan of bikes often guided by skilled and insecure people. Too much traffic for views. All rest areas occupied. The S-master literally stormed: 30 minutes for ice cream and then gave up and visit the shop. Besieged other dining options too. Tragic return on Austrian train with our bikes. 30 euros in ticket for an hour to wait before the only train used for transporting bikes left and then an hour and twenty minutes to get back to San Candido between unexplained stops and no air conditioning. Then we remain dismayed at the moment to resume the bike we should climb yourself on bike transport by wagon used as a shore about one metre high and search among thousands piled our bikes and then leading them down. All in full chaos. For those who want to ride a bike in this area there are many alternatives far more enjoyable ... If your legs just rent an electric bike.
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