Cycle path Alpe Adria: Villach - Grado

IT - AT - Carinthia - Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • From 549 €
  • Holiday type Bicycle holiday

Tour information

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.

Included and Not Included Services

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

Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

Videobriefing

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

Well planned routes

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

Navigation APP

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“

Route highlights

Aquileia
Marvel at the festive backdrop provided by the enormous patriarchal basilica with its baptistery and 73-metre tower.
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
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
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
Wonderfully restored bistro, which is housed in the old station building - an ideal stop for a break.
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
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
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
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.

Itinerary

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 – 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: 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 From 24/04/2024 to 02/10/2024 79 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Grado From 24/04/2024 to 31/10/2024 89 €

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

electric bike rental 199 €
rental bike TOP (men) 119 €
rental bike 21-gear (women) 89 €
rental bike 21-gear (men) 89 €
TOP bike (unisex) 119 €

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 79 €

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

Price schedule

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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

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. Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on spot. In alternative unguarded free parking places near the city center. Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on the spot.

On request return transfer from Grado to Villach by shuttle bus every Monday, Thursday and Friday, € 79.00 per person + € 39.00 per own bike, (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
• TOP bike (unisex model - man model on request)
• E-bike (UNISEX bike, 500 W battery, range up tp 100 km)

We suggest travel insurance.

FAQ

We offer a return transfer in minibus from Grado to Villach every Monday, Thursday and Friday. 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

Tour information

  • Duration 6 days
  • Minimum age 14 years and older
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Distance 210 - 210 km