One amazing week from Villach (Austria) to Grado, on the Adriatic Sea, also known as “the Sunny City”. Grado is situated on an island between Venice and Treviso, famous since centuries for its Spa and curative sand, as well as for its fish cuisine. And on your way to Grado, you will discover amazing landscapes, typical of Eastern Alps and Friuli countryside, until you get to the Adriatic Sea. The route goes along a cycle lane and the path of an old railway line. Udine, Venzone/Gemona and Aquileia are other beautiful cities you will have the chance to discover.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Villach (A) is the first stage and, after picking up your bike, departure by bike along the Alpe Adria Cycle Lane to Tarvisio. Your luggage will be delivered to the hotel in Tarvisio, check-in and dinner.
DAY 2: FUSINE LAKES (SLO) BY BIKE or MOUNT LUSSARI (ITA) BY CABLE CAR
This day is dedicated to the discovery of the surroundings of Tarvisio by bike. You can choose whether you want to visit the beautiful Fusine Lakes and Slovenia (only 11 km away from Tarvisio), or spend the day on top of Mount Lussari (1800 mt) by cable-car.
DAY 3: VENZONE/GEMONA ALONG THE OLD RAILWAY LINE (approx. 60 km)
After breakfast, departure by bike along the old railway line, at the discovery of the breathtaking landscapes of the Eastern Alps along Canal del Ferro (the Iron Valley). Arrival in Venzone/Gemona, both medieval towns destroyed after an earthquake in late 1976 and completely restored. Free time to visit the town.
DAY 4: UDINE (approx. 45 km)
After breakfast, departure to Udine, the capital city of the region, following secondary or country roads. Free time to visit the town centre, its Venetian-style monuments and the castle.
DAY 5: GRADO, THE PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC TOWNS (approx. 50 km)
After breakfast, you will start your biking day along secondary roads to Cervignano, and then all the way to Grado. Along the cycle lane you will reach the “pearl” of the Adriatic towns, Grado, an island between Venice and Treviso, famous since centuries for its Spa and curative sand, as well as for its fish cuisine. Free time to visit the town centre.
DAY 6: AQUILEIA, A ROMAN MASTERPIECE
Free day to indulge with the beauty of the Adriatic sea on the beach or discover by bike the Roman masterpieces of Aquileia, old Capital of the Adriatic Roman Empire and home to the Patriarch of the Old Roman Church. Return of hired bicycles and private transfer back to Villach (possible by train also).
The tour includes:
- 5 nights in selected 3-4 star hotels on B&B basis
- 6 days bike rental
- 4 luggage transportation
- private transfer people/luggage/bikes from Grado to Villach on the last day
The tour does not include:
- Lunches, drinks, and everything else not included in the list “The tour includes”
*If you are interested in this tour but you don’t reach the minimum number of participants required, you can contact us to check for an existing group you may join, or re-quote the tour price.
Contact us for a quotation.