Cycle path Alpe Adria: Villach - Grado
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6 days | difficulty level

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Cycle path Alpe Adria: Villach – Grado

Alpe Adria Tour Villach - Grado

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 6 days
Distance: 210 - 210 km
Landscape:

The starting point of this bike tour is Villach, situated on the edge of the Klagenfurt basin, where the rivers Drau and Gail flow together. 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.
*from 06/09/2022 to 11/09/2022 (incl.) arrival only possible at Spittal an der Drau (- 1. stage: Spittal an der Drau – Feistritz an der Gail, approx. 70 km – 2. stage: Feistritz a. Gail – Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone, approx. 70 km)

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

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.
Villach
Trendy traditional costumes in Villach
Villach
PLEAMLE: Pleamle is a tightrope walk between traditional costume and modern lifestyle. The daring to combine folk culture from the Alpine region with sophisticated clothing.
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.
Chiusaforte
Chiusaforte Trainstation
Chiusaforte
Wonderfully restored bistro, which is housed in the old station building - an ideal stop for a break.
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.
Grado
Grado
Grado
For beach lovers Grado – also known as a sunshine or golden island – is one of the best beach resorts on the Upper Adriatic and has an old town and a history.
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.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

6 days / 5 nights

Day 1: Villach

Individual arrival at the starting-hotel in Villach. Parking place close to the hotel available.

Day 2: Villach – Tarvisio/Camporosso

(approx. 40 km)

Following the river Gail, you leave Villach behind you and also say goodbye to Austria. In the three-nation triangle of Italy-Austria-Slovenia the valley „Kanaltal“ is extending, whose centre is the Italian border town of Tarvisio. Here Austrians, Slovenes, Friulians and Italians have been living together for hundreds of years, and all three major European language families – Germans, Romans and Slavs –meet here directly.

Day 3: Tarvisio/Camporosso – Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone

(approx. 55 km)

Tarvisio, a small town surrounded by wide valleys and wood, in a modern garb, with an old soul and full of traditions, is today the starting point of your cycle tour. It is not only one of the most important mountain resorts of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, but also one of the most known winter sport centre in the region. Continuing through the valley of „Kanaltal“ you can admire the beauties of the Friulian Alpine from the saddle, with intanct, untouched nature and vast, intact forests.

Day 4: Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone – Udine

(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: Udine – Grado

(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: Grado

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

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Prices and dates

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

Price per night in double room with breakfast Villach 59 €
Single room supplement per night Villach 17 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Grado 79 €
Single room supplement per night Grado 29 €

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

rental bike 21-gear (women) 75 €
rental bike 21-gear (men) 75 €
rental electric bike 159 €
rental bicycle TOP (men) 109 €

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

Return transfer per person 69 €

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

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Available for groups from 6 persons and on request
It's recommended to obtain a travel cancellation insurance. The indicated price is subject to changes, print and calculation errors.

General information

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By car: Villach is easily accessible on the motorways A2, A10 or A11 (depending on the point of origin).
By train: Good train connections to Villach. Timetable on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Airport Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana. There are good train connections from all these cities to your starting point.

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 Villach by shuttle bus every Friday and Sunday - € 69.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

Alternative: by bus to the train station Cervignano-Aquileia-Grado and proceeding by train to Udine and illach. 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

• Navigation app; GPS data

• 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

We offer a return transfer in minibus from Grado to Villach every Friday and Sunday. The meeting point is at 08.00-08.30 approx. at the last hotel in Grado. The journey takes approx. 2.5 - 3 hours.
Reservation is request, because the number of seats is limited. The payment is made at the moment of the reservation.
With a minimum of 4 people the transfer is also possible on other days.

Yes - you are welcome to extend your trip at Grado. We will be happy to make the necessary arrangements for you and book the additional nights. The prices for desired additional nights are listed on the respective travel description

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