Road bike Dolomites - Trieste

IT - AT - Trentino-South Tyrol - Friuli-Venezia Giulia - SI
  • From 769 €
  • Holiday type Road bike

Tour information

Take in three countries in one week by bike. Italy, Austria and Slovenia will present their best features to you. You will witness varying and unique mountain ranges; untouched natural landscapes; crystal clear lakes; soft wine lands embedded against the hillsides and above all, extraordinary sought out stages provide the ideal backdrop for a sporting race bike holiday.

This tour facilitates a combination of sprinting and comfortable coasting on the various legs. Your sporting efforts will be rewarded by the range of culinary delights accompanied by a drop of wine. A spectacular final stage continues along the Adriatic coastline to Trieste formerly the harbour city of the Habsburg Empire.
A sporty-racing-bike trip on streets aside of the big traffic (except during high season -July/August).

Included and Not Included Services

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

Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

Videobriefing

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

Well planned routes

Detailed documents (maps, GPX tracks, 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“

Route highlights

Trieste
Admire the botanical variety in the park surrounding the Castle or enjoy the view over the Gulf of Trieste!
Dölsach
Aguntum was the only Roman town in Tyrol. In the 1st and 2nd century AD it was an important economic centre.
Kranjska Gora
A well-known winter sports resort in Slovenia, nestled in a beautiful mountain scenery.
Bled
The climatic health resort of Bled is best known for its Alpsee lake, Slovenia's only island.
Gorizia
The water of the river shimmers emerald green to turquoise. It owes this colour to the limestone and the resulting reflection of the sun.

Itinerary

Day 1: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco

Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.

Day 2: Hochpustertal – Oberdrauburg/Kötschach-Mauthen

(approx. 85 km, ascent 1.200 m difference in altidude)

The first km from Hochpustertal to Abfaltersbach in East-Tyrol (Austria) will warm up your muscles. The following ascents will demand ambition from every cyclist. In Lesach and Gailtal valley you will be rewarded with a marvellous rural landscape, traditions & customs and lots of cultural sites. A last ascent over the Gailbergsattel and a rapid downhill ride will take you to Oberdrauburg.

Day 3: Oberdrauburg/Kötschach-Mauthen – Feistritz an der Gail

(approx. 70 km, ascent 390 m difference in altitude, or option via Weißensee approx. 75 km, ascent 1.000 m difference in altitude)

Following the river Gail you continue heading south, passing small typical villages. Soon you will reach the Pressegger See. With up to 28° C water temperature, the „Bath of the Gailtal“ is one of the warmest lakes in Austria and is one of the first to open the swimming season in Carinthia. If you like the athletic challenge, you can choose the more challenging option via lake Weißensee. Just right after the start the first steep ascent towards Weißensee is waiting for you (as an option to shorten this part you can use a boat ride – ticket not included). After a while you will reach lake Farchtensee, following the valley and passing small villages you arrive in Feistritz a. d. Gail.

Day 4: Feistritz a.d. Gail – Bled

(approx. 125 km, ascent 2.200 m difference in altitude)

Shortly after Kärnten (Carinthia) you reach the border and continue towards Tarvis. After a comfortable introduction to this stage, you will start to scale up to Passo del Predil. The pass serves as border between Italy and Slovenia and the deserted border station signifies the end of the ascent before dipping speedily downwards. By looping back and forth, you work your way up to the Vrsic. The journey through the Triglav National park in the Julian Alps and passing by Kranjska Gora and Jesenice will direct you through some of the most unique landscape; settings offering clear lakes, foamy rivulets, thundering waterfalls, undisclosed ravines and the Triglav Mountain, the highest in Slovenia and namesake of the eponymous National Park. The day fades away at the romantic lake Bled.

Day 5: Bled – Cividale del Friuli

(approx. 120 km, ascent 1.700 m difference in altitude)

The farewell at Bled could prove to be a little gloomy, but the valley in Bohinj will soon enough replace the mind with euphoria as you take in its wide and breath-taking grandeur edged by the jagged cliffs and peaks of the Julian Alps. You will encounter the first challenges of the day as you cycle through the saddle of Mount “Bohinjsko Sedlo”. Again and again, you are rewarded with exceptional views of the summits crowning the Triglav massiv and the Savatal Mountains. As you cycle down the other side at a racy speed into the Soca Valley, you will catch a glimpse beyond the mountains towards the onshore. As you bypass Tolmin and Kobarid, it will be a sign of your departure from Slovenia. Your energy store will be replenished at dinner with pasta and wine in Cividale del Friuli.

Day 6: Cividale del Friuli - Gradisca d’Isonzo

(approx. 110 km, ascent 1.500 m difference in altitude)

Close to Cividale del Friuli and near to the Slovenian border, you will find the Castelmonte Abbey, one of the oldest places for Christian Pilgrimages in Italy. Continue through the Collio Goriziano the best known wine region in Italy. As you cycle up and down the hills and dales, you will leave behind a myriad of wine estates. The fragrant perfumes of the vines tempt a sampling of the pressed nectar at the numerous wine cellars along the route.

Day 7: Gradisca d’Isonzo – Trieste

(approx. 90 km, ascent 850 m difference in altitude)

From a distance your face will be caressed by a soft sea breeze proclaiming the ever nearing Adriatic Sea. The hinterland dotted with Karsts formations, is a region made up of white broken limestone cliffs housing countless caves leaning towards a slightly bizarre appearance. Where the high Karsts plateaus submerge into the deep blue water and the white precipices tower vertically towards the sky the coastal road trails through evocative resorts such as Duino, Sistiana, Miramare and Barcola. Time should be allocated to visit Castle Miramare nestling in the middle of a beautiful park perched high above the bay of Grignano. Over the Gulf of Trieste you will spend a night in the city bearing the same name and past times, the harbour metropolis of the Habsburg Empire.

Day 8: Triest

Individual departure from Trieste or extension of your stay.

01
00

Prices and dates

Standard
Package view calendar

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 Triest 89 €
Single room supplement per night Triest 39 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Toblach From 11/05/2024 to 24/05/2024 89 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 11/05/2024 to 24/05/2024 29 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Toblach From 25/05/2024 to 14/09/2024 95 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 25/05/2024 to 14/09/2024 29 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Toblach From 15/09/2024 to 28/09/2024 89 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 15/09/2024 to 28/09/2024 29 €

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

Roadbike 280 €

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 96 €

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

Available - arrival possible
Not Available
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: on the motorway Brenner/Brennero (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit „Brixen Pustertal“, then along the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria (SS49) to Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco, depending on the location of your hotel or drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa, depending on the location of your hotel.
By train: take the train from Innsbruck over the Brenner/Brennero to Franzensfeste/Fortezza. Change trains for the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria - Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco depending on the location of your hotel. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Low cost flights are available to Innsbruck airport, “Sant’ Angelo - Antonio Canova” airport in Treviso and/or to the „Marco Polo“ airport in Venice. On request, we can organise transfers from the airport to the starting point of the cycle tour.

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

Free unattended parking facilities for the duration of the bicycle tour at a nearby public parking area.

Return transfer by shuttle bus every Wednesday and Saturday from Trieste to Hochpustertal (Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa) at a price of € 96.00 per person + € 39.00 per own bike ( reservation and payment upon booking).

Alternatives: SAF – Bus from Trieste (daily at approx. 06.40 a.m. duration approx. 5 hours) to San Candido/Innichen (no bicycle transport possible). Timetable and details on: www.autostazionetrieste.it.

• Pinarello Prince Carbon Mod. 2020 – Shimano 11V (on request, limited availability) or similar version.

We suggest travel insurance.

Tour information

  • Duration 8 days
  • Difficulty Level Media
  • Distance 600 - 605 km