Exploring Lake Millstätter See with child and bike!
Exploring Lake Millstätter See by bike is much fun especially due to its varied diversity. Especially with children, you can easily follow individual sections of the circular cycle path. Of course an attractive destination for the bike tour should not be missing.
We were on the way with our woom bikes, which the kids and we have loved for a long time. Not only do they offer a lot of fun to ride, but they also make it very easy to take some bumps on the cycle path.
Riding along the north shore you are almost at the level of the lake. The direct view of the blue is simply beautiful! Just sometimes you have to pass the road. But for the cyclists there is a sufficiently wide cycle path.
The tour on the north shore led us to our destination, Kap 4613. Here you sit almost on the water, because the large terrace is built into the lake. Deep windows down to the ground allow a great view of the lake and the mountains! For cyclists (and all others) they have small and large snacks. Especially the breakfast menu is extensive, so it’s a good bistro to stop by for a (second) breakfast.
A completely different side of the lake you get to know on the east shore. In Döbriach the cycle path runs along a side arm of the Millstätter See. It is worth making a detour to the mouth of the river into the lake. There is a sandbank you can walk on and the difference in temperature between the cold water from the mountains and the warm lake quickly becomes clear. The bike tour continues past beach resorts and cafés. Shortly before the bike path leads into the forest, there is a stop at Charlie’s Seelounge. The kids are thrilled by the sand play box and the parents by the lounge atmosphere.
Finally, the path is slightly uphill and the cycle path runs above the lake. The trees provide pleasant shade. The path leads past a small waterfall. Again and again a fantastic view of the lake opens up between the trees. As this section is very popular for cyclists, there can be a little bit more traffic, especially on weekends. For the bike tour it is advisable if the children are already experienced cyclists and ride safely on the paths. A special experience is the bike ferry from Schlossvilla to Millstatt. This saves you the steep part between Schlossvilla and Seeboden.
The way back led us to the Strandbad Sittlinger. A jump into the refreshing lake was exactly what we were looking for after the bike tour. The lido has a large sunbathing lawn with a playground, but most of all a water playground in front of the lake. At the boat rental you can rent everything from pedal boats to electric boats. And if you want to eat in the restaurant Sittlinger with a view of the lake, you are well advised to make a reservation in advance.
No matter if for a trip or a vacation, the time at Lake Millstätter See will remain in vivid memory!
This contribution is created in cooperation with woom Bikes. Thank you very much for making it possible to explore by bike and for trusting in us!