Dolomites - Trieste
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8 days | difficulty level

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Dolomites – Trieste
Italy – Austria – Slovenia

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 315 - 360 km
Landscape:

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 bike holiday.

Starting from the northeastern Dolomites, the first part of the route runs along the river Drau through the valley of the same name and then on through the Gailtal valley on leisurely cycle paths. After a short detour to the Italian border town of Tarvisio you cycle on to Slovenia. At the fairy-tale Lake Bled, you will be at the foot of the Julian Alps. After a transfer to the south side of the Alps, you will return to Italy in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and in the famous wine region “Collio”. The former capital of the Lombards, Cividale del Friuli, is worth a visit. Afterwards, a spectacular end to the cycle tour on the Adriatic awaits you. On the last day you cycle along the sea to the former Habsburg port of Trieste.
The tour to Trieste is a varied tour; the last two stages are a bit hilly. The tour goes along bike paths or very quiet side roads, through small villages and picturesque landscape.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Cividale del Friuli
Devil's Bridge
Cividale del Friuli
According to legends, it is a devil's bridge. According to the legend, the citizens of Cividale consulted with each other on how to build a solid bridge over the Natisone river. Since they could not agree, they conjured up the devil. Lucifer offered his help, but demanded the soul of the first person to cross the bridge. The inhabitants agreed, but only sent a dog across the bridge, beating the devil with it.
Trieste
Castello di Miramare
Trieste
Admire the botanical variety in the park surrounding the Castle or enjoy the view over the Gulf of Trieste!
Dölsach
Aguntum
Dölsach
Aguntum was the only Roman town in Tyrol. In the 1st and 2nd century AD it was an important economic centre.
Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora
A well-known winter sports resort in Slovenia, nestled in a beautiful mountain scenery.
Bled
Bled
Bled
The climatic health resort of Bled is best known for its Alpsee lake, Slovenia's only island.
Gorizia
Soča / Isonzo
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.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

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

Day 2

(approx. 70 - 75 km)

Starting at the watershed of the rivers Drau and Rienz on the Toblacher Sattel, you ride alongside the Drau through South Tyrol and on to East Tyrol and the town of Lienz. The impressive mountains of the Dolomites line the route.

Day 3

(transfer to the Gailbergpass + approx. 65 km)

After a short transfer by minibus to the Gailbergpass (about 7 km / 350 m sea level difference), a comfortable descent to Kötschach-Mauthen awaits you. On the Gailtal cycle path at the foot of the Carnic Ridge you cycle comfortably past Hermagor. Before you reach your stage finish Feistritz an der Gail, the Pressegger See invites all gourmets to a relaxing break.

Day 4

(approx. 55 - 65 km)

Along your way to Bled, you reach the Italian border and then continue on the cycle path. You travel past the famous ski area of Kranjska Gora, through the wonderful and mostly unknown countryside of Slovenia. It is also possible to shorten the trip by approx. 10 km using the train. You spend the night at the romantic Lake Bled.

Day 5

(train ride + approx. 50 km)

After the transfer by train, you will reach the Soca valley, popular with canoeists and adventurists. In Kobarid you will get a historical review of the decisive battles of the First World War, which led to a preliminary decision. At the next stop especially the lovers of good food and wine will get their money‘s worth. At the end of the day, the historic city of Cividale del Friuli invites you on a tour, eg. the Devil‘s Bridge. Goths, Lombards and Franks have shaped this city.

Day 6

(approx. 35 km – longer option through Udine approx. 65 km)

On the way through the Collio Goriziano, centre of the Friuli wine growing region, there are many wine cellars to stop at and taste the excellent wines. After tackling a few hills, you come to Gradisca d’Isonzo, where you spend the night. There is a possibility to choose a longer tour option passing through Udine, probably the most important town in the Friuli region, which is well worth a visit.

Day 7

(approx. 40 km)

The karst accompanies you on the way to the Adriatic Sea and the castles Duino and Miramare invite you for a last visit before you enter the former Habsburg town of Trieste.

Day 8

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast Arrivals on 01/05/2021 and 02/10/2021 699 €
Price in double room with breakfast From 08/05/2021 to 25/09/2021 769 €
High season supplement From 19/06/2021 to 11/09/2021 69 €
Single room supplement 179 €

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 79 €
Single room supplement per night Triest 35 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Toblach From 01/05/2021 to 30/06/2021 59 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 01/05/2021 to 30/06/2021 17 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Toblach From 01/07/2021 to 31/08/2021 79 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 01/07/2021 to 31/08/2021 17 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Toblach From 01/09/2021 to 31/10/2021 59 €
Single room supplement per night Toblach From 01/09/2021 to 31/10/2021 17 €

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 79 €
E-bike 169 €
Rental bike TOP 119 €
Return transfer 79 €

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

dates of arrival

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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: on the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit “Brixen-Pustertal”, thenthrough 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 the train to 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 Treviso, Venice Marco Polo, Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari and Innsbruck.

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

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

Return transfer every Saturday from Trieste to Hochpustertal (Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa) at a price of € 79.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

Alternative: SAF – Bus from Trieste (daily at approx. 06.40 a.m.) to San Candido/Innichen at the cost of approx. € 23.00 per person (no bicycle transport possible; duration: approximately 5 hours) – Timetable and details on www.autostazionetrieste.it.

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

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

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Personal tour information

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• Transfer by minibus from Oberdrauburg to the Gailberg Pass

• Transfer by train from Bled to Most na Soci/Kanal ob Soci (option with 2 nights in Bled)

• 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

There are free, unguarded parking spaces in public car parks close to the hotel for the duration of the cycle tour.

By default at 9 a.m. Should be necessary 2 rides, the first shuttle leaves at 8.45 a.m. and the second at 9.15 a.m.

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