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General information:

Classification of the tour: Self - guided tour
Difficulty: easy/medium
Distance: approx. 310-395 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 649,- €

Dolomites Trieste cycling map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:


Starting point of this cycle tour is Ljubljana, the "Green Capital of Europe". Due to the high environmental awareness it has been possible to preserve the green appearance until today. The first stage leads through the Notranjska region, where a visit to the world-famous Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle is recommended. The route continues to Vipava, one of the most important wine regions in Slovenia. The interior of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region has countless corners of particular charm. Medieval fortified towns, Roman excavations, typical Italian squares and Venetian-influenced buildings allow visitors to forget space and time. While on one side the Adriatic Sea stretches quietly and calmly, on the other side the Julian Alps rise majestically. Cycling through the classic beach resorts of Grado, Caorle and Jesolo, there is always the possibility of a swim. The tour ends in Mestre/Venice.

Characteristics of the route:

The cycling tour from Ljubljana to Venice is hilly until Nova Gorica, then flat to Venice. The tour is suitable for children over 14 years.

A day by day account of the route:

Alta Pusteria cycling

Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana

Individual arrival at the hotel in Ljubljana;

Lienz Cycling e-bike

Day 2: Ljubljana – Postojna (approx. 60 km)

Tivoli Park; Postojna and its world-famous cave;

Cycleholiday Dolomites Trieste Feistritz an der Gail

Day 3: Postojna – Nova Gorica (approx. 55 km)

Predjama Castle; Nova Gorica, also known as Slovenian Las Vegas;

Lake Bled

Day 4: Nova Gorica – Grado/Aquileia (approx. 65 km)

Gorizia; Gradisca; Grado;

Cividale del Friuli e-bike trip

Day 5: Grado/Aquileia – Concordia Sagittaria/Portogruaro (approx. 65 km + ship / approx. 85 km)

Roman runic towns, ancient churches and lonely landscapes on the edge of the lagoon;

Cycleholiday Dolomites Trieste

Day 6: Concordia Sagittaria/ Portogruaro – Caorle/Jesolo (approx. 30 - 50 km)

Portogruaro; many magnificent buildings and palaces;

Trieste electric bike

Day 7: Caorle/Jesolo – Venice mainland/Mestre (approx. 35 or approx. 80 km, depending on the chosen route)

On the cycle path along the river Sile towards Venice;

Trieste e-bike trip

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay;

Prices 2019

Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival date 18/05/2019 and 28/09/2019 € 649,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 749,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 149,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 60,00
Additional services
Rental bike € 75,00
E-bike € 165,00
extra nights in ljubljana (Hotel 3***- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 79,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 25,00
extra nights in Ljubljana (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 95,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 25,00
extra nights in Venice mainland/Mestr e (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 61,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 23,00

*High season: arrival dates from 15/06/2019 to 14/09/2019 (incl.)


Starting dates 2019 - self guided Tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Saturday, from 18/05/2019 (first available date) to 28/09/2019 (last available date).

  • NO DEPARTURE POSSIBLE: from 13/07/2019 to 24/08/2019 (incl.).

  • 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. 310-395 km
  • Starting point:
  • Arrival:
    • By car: Via the Tauern motorway (A10) to Villach, then take the motorway (A11) towards Slovenia through the Karawanken tunnel and follow the motorway (E61) towards Ljubljana.
    • By train: Ljubljana is situated on the eastern route (Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Belgrade - Istanbul - Athens). Timetable available on:,,
    • By plane: Low cost flights to Ljubljana-Brnik airport (15 km from Ljubljana), Klagenfurt (120 km), Trieste - Ronchi dei Legionari (120 km), Marko Polo Venice (240 km). On request we can organize transfers from the airport to the starting point of the tour.
  • Accommodation:
    Hotels - 3*** or 4**** category.
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
  • Parking:
    Various public parking facilities.
  • Transfer:
    Return transfer on Saturday by shuttle bus from Venice mainland/Mestre to Ljubljana at a price of € 75.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking). Minimum 2 persons.
  • 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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