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Alps-Adriatic cycle trail / Villach - Grado - Trieste

From Austria to Italy

Route

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.

Day 2: Villach – Tarvis/Camporosso, approx. 40 km

Following the river Gail you leave Villach behind and welcome Italy. In the three-nation triangle of Italy-Austria-Slovenia the valley "Kanaltal" is extending whose centre constitutes the Italian border town of Tarvis. Here Austrians, Slovenes, Friulians and Italians have been living together since hundred of years caused by the three big European language families – Teutons, Romans and Slavs – join in that region. 

Day 3: Tarvis/Camporosso – Tolmezzo/Venzone, approx. 55 km

Tarvis, a small city – surrounded by wide valleys and woods – with its modern look and ancient soul, full of traditions, is your starting point of today’s cycle tour. It is not only one of the most important mountain resorts of Friuli Venezia Giulia, but it is also a winter area of this region. Continuing through the valley of "Kanaltal" you can admire the beauty of the Friuli-Alps-Region with an intact, unspoilt nature and vast, intact forests.

Day 4: Tolmezzo/Venzone – Udine, approx. 60 km

The little city of Gemona which is located on the southern exit of the valley "Kanaltal" and on the foothills of the Julian Alps is one of the most beautiful historic towns of Friuli- Venezia-Gilulia. The view of the place is characterized by the majestic dome "Santa Maria Assunta" which is surely worth seeing. The wine defines today’s stage. Hills filled with grape-vines line will be along your way and invite you to taste some drops. Udine - the city affected by Venetian ascendancies – eradiates silence and thoughtfulness; over a cup of coffee on the "Piazza" or during a stroll in the inner city you can admire the great buildings of the late-gothic and Renaissance.

Day 5: Udine – Grado, approx. 55 km

Accompanied by a breeze of the Scirocco you pass reed-landscape and water channels and arrive at Grado, a historic city of fishers and one of the most popular bathing resorts at the Adriatic Sea.

Day 6: Day of rest on the sea or „culture-day“ in Aquileia

You are spoilt for choice: either an exciting sightseeing-day in Aquileia on the tracks of the Romans or a relaxing day on the sea: Today you have the opportunity to discover the secrets of the Roman town Aquileia, the so-called "Second Rome"; Roman ruined cities, ancient churches and lonely landscapes on the borders of lagoons await you. Or do you prefer to enjoy your day lying in the beach chair in the lagoon with the miles long sand beaches?

Day 7: Grado – Trieste, approx. 40 - 70 km

The rough karst comes along with you through the back-country on the way to the Adriatic Sea. Following on a breath taking beautiful coastal area you approach your goal. Castle Miramare invites you to a last visit, before you reach the former Habsburg city of Trieste. The ancient harbour and trade city of Trieste is a worthy closure of this bicycle tour. It is possible to shorten the stage by train from Monfalcone (ticket not included).

Day 8: Trieste

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

Services

  • 7 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

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   24.04. - 24.04.24
    Version Villach - Trieste
    S2   25.04. - 15.06.24
    Version Villach - Trieste
    S3   16.06. - 08.09.24
    Version Villach - Trieste
    S2   09.09. - 01.10.24
    Version Villach - Trieste
    S1   02.10. - 02.10.24
    Version Villach - Trieste

    Extras

    Discounts 3rd person in room with 2 full payers
    children 12-14,99 years -25%
    from 15 years -10%
       
    Bikes & Equipment
    21-speed bike 99
    Rental bike TOP 169
    E-bike 249
    Helmet 25
       
    Extra nights
    Villach (dbl/sgl) 79/104
    Trieste (dbl/sgl) 89/128
       
    Transfer
    Return transfer Shuttle bus Trieste - Villach incl. bike - min. 2 persons 85
    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

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Selected hotels of the 3*** and 4**** category.


    Villach: Hotel Mosser, Goldenes Lamm, voco Villach
    Tarvis: Hotel Haberl, Hotel Edelhof, Hotel Nevada
    Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone: Hotel Carnia
    Udine: Hotel San Giogio
    Aquileia/Grado: Hotel Diana, Hotel Fonzari
    Trieste: Hotel Continentale, NH Trieste, Hotel Coppe


    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

    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

    E-bikes

    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

    Useful

    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.


    Transfer

    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.


    Participants

    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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