Alpe Adria Villach - Grado 5/4

AT - Carinthia
  • From 449 €
  • Holiday type Bicycle holiday
  • Duration 5 days
  • Difficulty Level Easy

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 (in Pontebba: small hotel or B&B)

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“

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.
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.

Day 1: Villach

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

Day 2: Villach – Pontebba

(approx. 60 km)

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

Day 3: Pontebba - Udine

(approx. 77 km)

While cycling through the Canal Valley, you will admire the beauties of the Friulian Alpine region with its intact, untouched nature and extensive forests from the saddle. The small town of Gemona del Friuli, situated at the southern exit of the Canal Valley and at the foothills of the Julian Alps, is considered one of the most beautiful historic towns in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The town is dominated by the majestic Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, which is certainly worth a visit. Wine dominates today‘ s stage. Hills full of vines line your path and invite you to taste a drop or two. Udine, characterised by Venetian influences, radiates calm and tranquillity; you can admire important late Gothic and Renaissance buildings while having a coffee in the „piazza“ or strolling through the city centre.

Day 4: Udine - Grado

(approx. 55 km)

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

Day 5: Grado

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

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Price per night in double room with breakfast Villach 79 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Grado 89 €

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rental bike 21-gear (women) 79 €
rental bike 21-gear (men) 79 €
Rental TOP (men) 109 €
electric bike rental 179 €
TOP bike (unisex) 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 79 €

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.

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 (in Pontebba: small hotel or B&B).
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 the spot. Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on spot. In alternative unguarded free parking places near the city center.

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)

Tour information

  • Duration 5 days
  • Minimum age 14 years and older
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Distance 210 - 210 km