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Alps-Adriatic cycle trail / Villach-Grado sportiv

From Austria to Italy

Map Villach Grado


Tour profile / Level 1-2:

The tour from Villach to Trieste is a easy to moderate tour. It goes along bike paths or very quiet side roads, through small villages and picturesque landscapes. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

Day 1: Villach

Individuall arrival in Villach.

2. Day: Villach – Pontebba, approx. 60 km

Following the river Gail you leave Villach behind and soon you also say goodbye to Austria and welcome Italy. welcome Italy. In the border triangle of Italy-Austria-Slovenia stretches the Canal Valley, the center of which is the Italian border town of Tarvis. Austrians, Slovenians, Friulians and Italians have lived together here for centuries. and all three major European language families - Germanic, Romanic and Slavic - meet here directly. directly with each other.

3. Day: Pontebba – Udine, approx. 77 km

Through the Canal Valley you admire from the saddle the beauties of the Friulian Alpine region with an intact, unspoiled nature and vast forests. Situated at the southern exit of the Canal Valley and on the foothills of the and on the foothills of the Julian Alps, Gemona del Friuli is considered one of the most beautiful historic towns in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The town is dominated by the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, which is certainly worth a visit. which is certainly worth a visit. Wine dominates today’s stage. Hills full of grapevines line your path and invite you to invite you to taste a drop or two. Udine, which is characterized by Venetian influences, radiates peace and Udine, which is characterized by Venetian influences, radiates peace and tranquility. you can admire important buildings of the late Gothic and Renaissance.

4. Day: Udine – Grado, approx. 55 km

Accompanied by the breeze of the Scirocco, you will glide past reed landscapes and water channels and reach Grado, a historic fishing town and one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Adriatic. 

5. Day: Departure

Individually departure or extension of your stay.


  • 4 nights with shower/toilet

  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast 

  • Video briefing

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

  • Detailed travel documents

  • Navigation app

  • Telephone Service Hotline

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S1   24.04. - 24.04.24
    Version Villach - Grado ATHLETIC (5 days)
    S2   25.04. - 15.06.24
    Version Villach - Grado ATHLETIC (5 days)
    S3   16.06. - 08.09.24
    Version Villach - Grado ATHLETIC (5 days)
    S2   09.09. - 01.10.24
    Version Villach - Grado ATHLETIC (5 days)
    S1   02.10. - 02.10.24
    Version Villach - Grado ATHLETIC (5 days)


    Discounts 3rd person in room with 2 full payers
    children 12-14,99 years -25%
    from 15 years -10%
    Bikes & Equipment
    21-speed bike 79
    Rental bike TOP 109
    E-bike 179
    Helmet 25
    Extra nights
    Villach (dbl/sgl) 79/104
    Grado (dbl/sgl) 89/128
    Return transfer Shuttle bus Grado - Villach incl. bike - min. 2 persons 79
    Transfer of own bike 39

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR


    Hotel samples

    Selected hotels of the 3*** and 4**** category. In Pontebba you will stay in a lovely Inn or Bed&Breakfast.

    Villach: Hotel Mosser, Goldenes Lamm, voco Villach
    Pontebba: selected inn or B&B
    Udine: Hotel San Giogio
    Aquileia/Grado: Hotel Diana, Hotel Fonzari

    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Bicycle incl. panniers (reservation in advance and for charge)

    The following bicycles are available

    • 21-speed bike men or ladies frame
    • Rental bike TOP (aluminium frame, 21 speed)
    • E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability


    With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Klagenfurt (KLU), Salzburg (SZG) or Ljubljana (LJU). From each city there are frequent train connections to Villach. For more information referring train connections click >>here.

    Airport Klagenfurt - Villach main station; duration approx. 55 min
    Airport Salzburg - Villach main station; duration approx 3h
    Airport Ljubljana - Villach main station; duration approx. 2,5h

    The hotel Mosser is located 5 minutes by foot from Villach main station.

    Arrival by car

    Parking: Depending on the first hotel unattended parking facilities are available, either directly at your hotel or nearby (for the first night). Public parking garage at the cost of approx. € 40 per week Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on the spot.

    Alternatively you can find an unattanded parking lot near the centre.

    Villach is easily accessible on the motorways A2, A10 or A11 (depending on the point of origin).

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Villach
    The hotel Mosser is located 5 minutes by foot from Villach main station.


    Return transfer possible every WED, THU, FRI, SAT + SUN with the shuttle bus. A transfer on MON and TUE can only be booked on request. Reservation required, payment upon booking. Prices see under "Dates and Prices"

    Alternative: Train connections on the line Trieste-Udine and Udine-Villach. For more informations referring train connections check Trenitalia or ÖBB.


    This tour has a minimum of 2 participants.

    Additional information

    Tourist tax – if requested - has to be paid directly on the spot.
    This tour is suitable for children over 14 years.


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