Alpe Adria, Spittal an der Drau - Grado
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Alpe Adria, Spittal an der Drau – Grado
Alpe Adria tour, Spittal an der Drau - Grado

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Duration: 5 days
Distance: 210 - 210 km
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The starting point of this bike tour is Spittal a. Drau. Soon, however, it is time to say goodbye to Austria, before the cycling tour continues in Italy. The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region not only offers a variety of landscapes, but also invites you on a journey through the cultural diversity of the region.

This mix of cultures is also reflected in the kitchen: Alpine-Austrian, Slovenian and Venetian influences characterise the gastronomic offer of the region. Leaving the peaks of the Carnic Alps far behind, you will cycle towards the sea on the southern side of the Alps. In front of you the Adriatic coast will stretch with miles of sandy beaches.
The tour from Villach to Trieste is an easy tour. It goes along bike paths or very quiet side roads, through small villages and picturesque landscape.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Spittal an der Drau
Porcia Castle
Spittal an der Drau
The comedy plays in the Porcia Castle are one of the established highlights of the Carinthian Summer of Culture and have been offering the opportunity to enjoy stylish entertainment in the small historic town for more than 55 years.
Chiusaforte
Stazione di Chiusaforte
Chiusaforte
Wonderfully restored bistro, which is housed in the old station building - an ideal stop for a break.
Tarvisio
Lussari Mountain
Tarvisio
The sanctuary of the Madonna of Lussari, where according to tradition the Virgin is said to have appeared, is located on Lussari Mountain (Monte Lussari).
Pontebba
Pontebbana railway track
Pontebba
As early as the 1870s, there was a traffic flow between the national border and Udine the "Pontebbana" - pontafelbahn On the railway line, which has been closed down today, a well-developed and asphalted cycle path has been created.
Venzone
Venzone
Venzone
Thanks to the many grants, Venzone has been able to recover from the natural disasters rebuilt as it looked like in the Middle Ages. It is a member of the "borghi più belli d'Italia" . Venzone is known for the processing of lavender.
Palmanova
Palmanova
Palmanova
The radial road network of Palmanova had the purpose of the construction, that the soldiers were able to reach the defences (city walls) from the centre by the fastest route.
Udine
Piazza della Libertà
Udine
The Loggia del Lionello is one of the oldest and most important historical buildings in Udine. It was built in Piazza Libertà by Nicolò Lionello.
Aquileia
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta
Aquileia
Marvel at the festive backdrop provided by the enormous patriarchal basilica with its baptistery and 73-metre tower.
Grado
Grado
Grado
For beach lovers Grado – also known as a sunshine or golden island – is the only good beach resort on the Upper Adriatic and has an old town and a history.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

5 days / 4 nights

Day 1

Individual arrival at the hotel in Spittal an der Drau. Parking place available close to the hotel.

Day 2

(approx. 70 km)

You cycle along the Drautal cycle path from Spittal an der Drau to Villach and then continue on the R3 to Feistritz an der Gail. You can shorten the route by going from Villach to Arnoldstein or to Nötsch by train (train ticket not included). From Nötsch it just about 2.5 km to Feistritz an der Gail.

Day 3

(approx. 70 km)

You start your tour on the cycle path R3 until Draschitz and turn right towards Thörl/Maglern, then you will join the official Alpe Adria cycle path again.

Day 4

(approx. 60 km)

The little city of Gemona del Friuli 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 the region. The townscape is characterised by the majestic cathedral “Santa Maria Assunta” which is certainly worth a visit. The wine determines today’s stage. Hills full of grapevines line your path and invite you to taste some good wines. The Venetian influenced Udine exudes calm and prudence. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the “Piazza” or stroll through the city centre and admire important Gothic and Renaissance buildings.

Day 5

(approx. 55 km)

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

Day 6

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay on the Adriatic Sea.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Double room rate Arrival on 12/09/2021 594 €
Double room rate From 01/08/2021 to 11/09/2021 594 €
Single room supplement 169 €

Il 12/09/21 arrival is always possible on Sunday.

From 01/08/21 to 08/08/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday.

From 07/09/21 to 11/09/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday, Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Il 12/09/21 arrival is always possible on Sunday.

From 01/08/21 to 08/08/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday.

From 07/09/21 to 11/09/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday, Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle 69 €
E-bike 159 €
Rental bike TOP 109 €
Return transfer 69 €

Il 12/09/21 arrival is always possible on Sunday.

From 01/08/21 to 08/08/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday.

From 07/09/21 to 11/09/21 arrival is always possible on Tuesday, Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

General information

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By car
From the East: Southern Highway (A2) Wien - Graz - Klagenfurt - Villach - Spittal/Drau; or from Villach to the Gegendtal to Radenthein/Döbriach - Millstätter lake.
From the South: Highway Udine - Tarvisio - Villach - Spittal/Drau; or from Villach to the Gegendtal to Radenthein/Döbriach - Millstätter lake.
From the West: Innsbruck - Felbertauernstraße or highway Brennerautobahn/Pustertal to Lienz - Oberdrauburg - Spittal/Drau
From the North:München - Salzburg - Tauernautobahn (A10) direction Spittal/Drau until exit Millstätter lake.
By train
Good train connections to Villach. Timetable on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com
By plane
From the Klagenfurt airport You can reach Villach by train in about 30 – 40 minutes. Good train connections to Spittal an der Drau.
Between the airport and the main station of Klagenfurt runs buses and also tram. You can also take a shuttle service directly from the airport to Villach.  www.klagenfurt-airport.com, www.touristik-kaernten-transfer.at.

Hotels 3***, partly 4**** category.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.

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 a cost of approx. 35.00 per week.Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on the spot.

Return transfer from Grado to Spittal a.d. Drau by shuttle bus every Friday and Sunday - € 69.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

Alernative: from Grado by bus to the train station Cervignano-Aquileia-Grado and proceeding by train to Udine and Villach. Timetable on: www.aptgorizia.it, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.

• 21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
• Rental bike TOP
• E-bike (UNISEX bike, 500 W battery, range up tp 100 km)

• Accommodation in hotels 3***, partly 4**** category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Personal tour information

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• Well planned routes

• Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

• Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

• Arrival to the starting point of the tour

• Departure at the end of the tour

• Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

• Lunch, Dinner

• Not mentioned entries

• Rental bikes and Travel insurance

• All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

FAQ

Questions and answers

The "Villacher Kirchtag" and the "Harley Davidson Meeting" takes place in Villach on the above mentioned dates. During this period the hotels are all occupied and it is very loud in the city.

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