The mild climate on the southern side of the Alps makes extensive tours possible as early as the spring month of March and the season usually lasts until November. There is also plenty of diversity in the routes, the distinctive mountain and lake landscape in the Alps-Adriatic region bordering on Italy and Slovenia makes it possible. The sunny south has countless beautiful tours waiting for racing cyclists. These lead along roads with little traffic, through wonderful natural countryside, from the proud summits of the Hohe Tauern National Park to the gentle hills of the Nockberge Mountains and in the broad valleys with their warm bathing lakes of pure, potable water reaching up to 28 degrees. Carinthia has routes for road cyclists of all ability levels and varied terrain.