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Active holidays in Italy and Europe - Your bike and hike holiday unforgettable, carefree and without stress!

DRAU/DRAVA - ALPE - ADRIA - TOUR

FROM THE DOLOMITES TO VILLACH AND FROM THERE TO ADRIATIC SEA

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

CLASSIFICATION OF THE TOUR: self-guided tour
DIFFICULTY: easy
DISTANCE: 320-385 km
DURATION: 8 Days / 7 Nights
PRICE: from 589,- €

Drava Alpe Adria cycling map

Highlights and places of interest alon the route:

DESCRIPTION:

Undoubtedly, the „Drau Bicycle Path“ is one of the most spectacular bicycle routes in Europe and has been classified in 2016 from ADFC as 5-star-quality-route. The cycle path starts at the source of the Drava River in Dobbiaco. This is the place where Gustav Mahler, the composer, found most of his inspiration. The river Drava accompanies you on the way to the East Austrian capital of Lienz. From here the tour takes you through Spittal a.d. Drau to Villach.
Real soon you have to say goodbye to Austria, before the bicycle tour continues in Italy.
The region Friuli-Venezia Giulia offers not only scenic variety, but also invites to a foray through the cultural variety of the region. This mixture of the cultures reflects itself also in the cuisine: Alpine-Austrian, Slovenian and Venetian influences characterise the gastronomic offer of the region.
Moving on from the peaks of the Carnic Alps you cycle on the south side of the Alps approaching the sea, ahead of you the coast of the Adria with its miles long sand beaches is extending. Enjoy a “slacker-day” at Grado, one of the most popular bathing resorts of Italy.

  
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROUTE:

The route from Hochpustertal to Villach mainly takes you alongside the river Drau and there are no steep inclines. The bicycle path is well marked. The route from Villach to Grado goes along bike paths or very quiet side roads, through small villages and picturesque landscape.
The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

A DAY BY DAY ACCOUNT OF THE ROUTE

Drava Alpe Adria cycling holiday

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/ Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco) 

Starting point: the north-eastern Dolomites;

Drava cycling path

Day 2: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/ Dobbiaco – Oberdrauburg (approx. 70 - 75 km)

On the way to the sunny Austrian town Lienz;

Castel Porcia

Day 3: Oberdrauburg – Spittal an der Drau (approx. 55 km)

Berg, Greifenburg, Lake Millstätter, Castel Porcia ...;

Cycle path to Villach

Day 4: Spittal an der Drau – Villach (approx. 40 km)

Along the local lakes „Ossiacher See“ and/or „Faaker See“

Alpe Adria cycling path

Day 5: Villach – Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone (approx. 85 - 90 km or variant*)

*Variant approx. 40 - 55 km + train, ticket not included; In the three-nation triangle of Italy-Austria-Slovenia;

Udine cycling path

Day 6: Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone – Udine (approx. 60 - 70 km)

The wine defines the today‘s stage;

Grado cycling holiday

Day 7: Udine – Grado (approx. 55 km)

Accompanied by a breeze of the Scirocco;

Grado cycling trip

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2020

SELF GUIDED TOUR
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival day 16/05/2020 and
19/09/2020
€ 589,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast 689,00
Single room surcharge 169,00
High season* surcharge, per person 59,00
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Rental bike 79,00
Rental Electric bike 169,00
EXTRA NIGHTS in Niederdorf/Toblach
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast in May/June/September/October € 59,00
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast in July/August 79,00
Single room surcharge, per night 17,00
extra nights in GRADO
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast 69,00
Single room surcharge, per night 29,00


*High season: arrival date from 22/06/2019 to 07/09/2019 (incl.).

We suggest travel insurance.
Changes in the offer as well as errors, printing errors and arithmetic errors reserved!


STARTING DATES 2020:

  • ARRIVAL: every Saturday, from 16/05/2020 (first available date) to 19/09/2020 (last available date).
     
  • NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES: minimum of 5 persons upon request!

     

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Classification of the cycle-tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    8 days / 7 nights
     
  • Distance:
    Approx. 320 - 385 km
     
  • Starting point:
    Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
     
  • Arrival:
    • By car: on the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit “Brixen-Pustertal”, then through 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.
      We can organise your airport transfer to the first hotel (on request and not included in the price).
       
  • Accommodation:
    Guesthouses and hotels - 3*** and partly 4**** category
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
     
  • Parking:
    Free and unguarded parking facilities for the duration of the bicycle tour at a nearby public parking area.
     
  • Transfer:
    Return transfer every Saturday from Grado to Hochpustertal (Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa) at a price of € 79.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking). Minimum 2 persons.
     
  • 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: 5 hours) –Timetable and details on www. autostazionetrieste.it.
     
  • Rental bikes:
    21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
    E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km)
     
  • Information material is avaiable in:
    English - German - Italian
 

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