An amazing bike tour on the border among three countries: Austria, Slovenia and Italy. Alpe Adria Trail cycle lane is already known as one of the most spectacular European cycle tracks. It offers endless surprises: pleasant cities, medieval towns and charming villages, wooded rivers and sparkling streams that sometimes disappear in wild ravines. After cycling along scenic alpine valleys, and dominated by high mountains, you’ll ride down to the fertile plain of Friuli. We offer a selection of stages and a baggage transportation service, so you don’t need to work hard: just enjoy the landscape and the slow motion of the bike. You will start from an Austrian frame, passing along beautiful Slovenian lakes, to end up in amazing medieval Italian villages and delicious Italian food and wine. You will also have a one-day trip by cable car to Mount Lussari (1890 mt).
DAY 1: ARRIVAL – AUSTRIA – ITALY (approx. 30 km)
After picking up your bike at the bike rental, departure from Villach (A) along the Alpe Adria Cycle Lane to Tarvisio. Check-in at the hotel and free time to visit around.
DAY 2: FUSINE LAKES (SLO) – ITALY (approx. 40 km)
This day is dedicated to the discovery of Alpe Adria Lane to Slovenia. Departure by bike after breakfast to Fusine Lakes, stop to admire the wonderful view, and carry on to Kranjska Gora, where you will stop for lunch and return by bike.
DAY 3: PREDIL LAKE AND MINE CAVE (approx. 45 km)
After breakfast, departure by bike to Sella Nevea, visiting Cave del Predil (old mine – it is possible to visit it by train) and Predil lake. There is a difference in height of 190 mt to reach Sella Nevea! Possible lunch in a mountain hut. Back to Tarvisio by bike.
DAY 4: EASTERN JULIAN PRE-ALPS (approx. 60 km)
After breakfast, departure by bike to Venzone/Gemona del Friuli: following the old railway line you will discover breathtaking landscapes of the Eastern Alps along Canal del Ferro (the Iron Valley). Arrival in Venzone/Gemona, both medieval towns which were destroyed by an earthquake in 1976 and completely restored. Return by train to Tarvisio (time exp. in Tarvisio 18.30). Easy bike on the cycle lane to the hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel. This is the last day of the tour by bike.
DAY 5: MOUNT LUSSARI BY CABLE-CAR
A half-day break from the cycle road to have the chance to visit mount Lussari (1890 mt) by cable-car. Mount Lussari is famous for its sanctuary and cosy village. Possible lunch on top in a typical Gasthaus. In the afternoon end of the tour. You’ll be transferred back to Villach.
The tour includes:
- 6 nights at a hotel in Tarvisio (the hotel can provide packed lunch on request) on a half-board basis.
- bike for rent for 6 days (possibility to rent e-bikes)
- Luggage transportation
- Transfer from Tarvisio to Villach on the last day
- Return ticket for the cable-car trip to Mount Lussari
The tour does not include:
- Lunches and drinks, and everything else not included in the list “the tour includes”.
*If your group doesn’t reach the minimum number of participants, contact us because we can either make you join another group or reformulate the quote for the number of people requested.
Contact us for a quotation.