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

“FRIULI” – BASED IN PREPOTTO AND GRADISCA

ON THE ROUTE OF THE LANGOBARDS, FRANKS, PATRIARCHES OF AQUILEIA AND THE COUNTS OF GORICIA

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General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 231-331 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 499,- €

Friuli bike map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

Starting point for this bicycle holiday is Prepotto (Prapotno in Slovenian). It is a picturesque village in the Province of Udine - in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 50 km northwest of Trieste and about 20 km east of Udine, on the border with Slovenia - with old houses and winding alleys. For winegrowers and wine lovers this well-known village is an El Dorado, a place with beautiful vineyards where you can taste some of the world finest wine.
Carrying on your trip you will arrive at Gradisca d’Isonzo (Gradišče ob Soči in Slovenian). This little town in the east of Friuli nearby the border area of Slovenia has been the front between Austria and Italy in the First World War, well known for the 12 Battles of the Isonzo.

  
Characteristics of the route:

The route runs on bicycle paths and alongside roads without traffic from the vineyards of the Collio to the Adriatic Coast.
The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

A day by day account of the route:

Prepotto

Day 1: Arrival at Prepotto

The picturesque village of Prepotto;

Cividale del Friuli

Day 2: Round trip Prepotto – Cividale del Friuli - Udine (approx. 28 km or 58 km for the longer option)

Choose between the longer and the shorter round trip;

Slovenia bike holiday

Day 3: Round trip to Slovenia and Brda (approx. 45 or 65 km)

Across the border to Slovenia and to the Brda;

castles of the Collio

Day 4: Round trip to the castles of the Collio (approx. 39 or 44 km)

The Gorizia Hills became well known due to their good wine;

Gradisca

Day 5: Prepotto – Cormons – Gradisca d’Isonzo (approx. 36 or 47 km – option via Görz)

Cormons, longer variant over Görz;

Aquileia

Day 6: Round trip to Aquileia (approx. 43 or 77 km – longer option)

The Roman city Aquileia, the so-called „Second Rome“;

Trieste bike

Day 7: Gradisca - Trieste (approx. 40 km)

The former Habsburg city is waiting for you;

Trieste castle

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2019

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. half board – arrival 07/04/2019 and 20/10/2019 € 499,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. half board € 599,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 120,00
High season* surcharge - (May/June/September) € 65,00
Additional services
Rental bike € 75,00
E-Bike € 165,00
Additional nights in Gradisca (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 59,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 15,00
Additional nights in Prepotto (Agriturismo)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast in April/May/October € 49,00
Surcharge single room per night, incl. breakfast € 15,00


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Tuesday and Sunday from 07/04/2019 (first available date) to 20/10/2019 (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. 231 - 331 km
     
  • Starting point:
    Prepotto
     
  • Arrival:
    • By car: from the north via the motorway A10 to Villach and further on the A23 to Udine (Udine Nord exit); on the provincial road 54 to Cividale del Friuli and from there to Prepotto; From the west via the A4 – via Milano and Venezia – and further on the A23 to Udine (Udine Sud exit); via San Giovanni al Natisone to Prepotto.
    • By train: good possibilities for arrival to Cormons by train. From there you continue by bus. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at,www.trenitalia.com.
    • By plane: Airport Trieste, Mestre, Ljubljana. From all of the three places there are good bus/train connections to Udine/Cormons.
       
  • Accommodation:
    “Agriturismo” in Prepotto and hotel 4****category in Gradisca (both with swimming pool)
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
     
  • Parking:
    Parking facilities at your start hotel.
     
  • Transfer:
    Return transfer by shuttle bus every Tuesday and Sunday from Gradisca to Prepotto at a price of € 60.00 per minivan (bicycle included – reservation at booking and payment on the spot).
     
  • Rental bikes:
    21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
    7-gears UNISEX bicycle with back pedal
    E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery)
     
  • Tour information available in:
    German - English - Italian
 

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