The Drau cycle path leads from the origin of the Drau river in Dobbiaco in Italy along the homonymous river across East Tyrol and Carinthia and Marburg in Slovenia.
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The transnational cycle path, as its name reveals, runs along the Drau river, which rises in Dobbiaco/Italy. This cycle path makes you discover the Hochpustertal valley, Carinthia and Slovenia on your bike along the 366 km long path.
Internationally the Drau cycle path is also referred to as R1 and is, except for some passages, well marked. In East Tyrol there are green signs with the indication R1. However, in the oncoming years the signpostings for the whole cycle track will be renewed. For this purpose a logo has been designed for the path.
The structure of the Drau cycle path has been improved during the last years and is, except for one short track at Spittal an der Drau, cyclable as one marked cycling path. The Drau cycle path features no remarkable drop and is therefore also suitable for a cycling trip with children. Please note that the Drau cycle path does not always exactly follow the course of the river, but it sometimes underpasses the motorway or runs along it.
We recommend you to arrange 5 to 7 days for the Drau cycle path, as there is also much to see along the cycle track.