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Motorcycling in Taxenbach – Villach Tour, Carinthia Austria

Route length:
154.5 mi/248.3 km
Route duration:
3 hrs 6 min
Villach is situated in the southern Austria, right on the Drava River and is the second largest city in Carinthia. It represents an important traffic junction for the whole Alpe – Adria region as well as Austria. The city has a remarkable history as there was found the oldest human trace, dated back to 3.500 BC as well as many Roman artifacts because it was near an important road, called the Römerweg.

Villach and generally the Carinthia area is a very scenic place for motorcycling. One trip that is stunning but known only among bikers and locals, is from Taxenbach in Salzburg to Villach in Carinthia. While you ride throughout this amazing trip, you will have the Alps on one side and the road to Lienz Dolomites on the other one. When you pass Maria Luggau, the road twists into magic as the landscapes are alternating. You will drive up and down through little mountain roads, forests and fields.

Especially in spring where everything is blooming, the view is spectacular and the smells intoxicating. Some of the lovely places that you will pass are Kötschach – Maut, St. Jacob im Lesachtal, Kameritsch, Kirchbach and Hofling. The route is like a roller-coaster ride.

Eventually all the good stuff comes to an end, so at Hermagor the road 111 to Villach ends and this roller-coaster ride turns into a normal road, still a beautiful remaining one of 72 km / 44.1 mi long, left to be ridden up to Villach. You should definitely try this amazing motorcycling trip.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Wiener Neustadt
190.1 miles/307 km, 2 hours 41 minutes
Head southwest on B17 to Peischinger G, enter the A2/E59 through auxiliary channels to the left to Graz/S6/Semmering (Road with controlled toll) keep left to continue to A2 (Road with controlled toll) keep left to continue toward Exit Villach-Faaker See, take exit Villach-Faaker See to Faaker See Zentrum , turn right at Maria-Gailer-Straße/B84 , continue to follow the B84.
BY CAR FROM Innsbruck
183.1 miles/296 km, 3 hours 41 minutes
Head south on Jahnstr. to Dreiheiligenstr, turn right at Dreiheiligenstr, take the first left turn into Weinhartstr, turn left into Amraser Str, turn left into Amraser-See-Straße/Innsbrucker Str./B174 , keep left at the fork, follow signs for Salzburg/München/E45/E60/A12/Deutschland and enter the A12/E45/E60 (Road with controlled toll) at junction 17-Wörgl-Ost, stay right and follow the signs for B178/Lofer/Brixental/St.Johann iT, get in Wörgl Ost, continue to Loferer Str./B178, slight right onto the ramp, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Brixentaler Str./B170, continue to follow the B170, turn left to stay on B170, turn right to enter Josef-Pirchl-Straße/B161, continue to follow the B161,go through 2 roundabouts, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit towards Felbertauern Str./B108 (Road with controlled toll) at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit towards Albin Egger-Straße/Drautal Str./B10, continue to follow the Drautal Str./B100, go through 1 roundabout, turn left into the Dellach / Drautal Str./B100, continue to follow the B100, take the exit toward Salzburg/Deutschland/A10/Villach/Italien/Slowenien/Spittal Ost,join the E66, at the junction Knoten Spittal, stay right and follow the signs for E55/E66/A10 to Villach / Spittal-Ost / Italien / Slowenien (Road with controlled toll) take exit Villach-Ossiacher See for B94 to Villach / Ossiacher See, turn right at the B94, turn left to stay on B94, take the exit toward Ossiacher Zeile.
BY AIR
Klagenfurt Airport,
27.5 miles/43.5 km
BY TRAIN

Take a train from anywhere in Austria and disembark at Villach central station.

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