ALPE-ADRIA VILLACH-GRADO

FROM VILLACH TO GRADO

From Villach to Grado cycling pathOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 210-230 km
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Price: from 498,- €

Alpe Adria map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

Starting point of this bicycle holiday is Villach, located on the border of the Klagenfurt-basin, where the rivers “Drau” and “Gail” flow together. 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 characterize 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 tour from Villach to Grado is an easy tour. It 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:

Villach cycling day

Day 1: Arrival at Villach

Well known of its carnival;

Alpe Adria cycling path

Day 2: Villach – Tarvisio/ Camporosso (approx. 37 - 40 km)

Tarvis - the border city;

Alpe Adria cycling track

Day 3: Tarvisio/Camporosso – Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone (approx. 45 - 65 km)

Surrounded by wide valleys and woods;

Alpe Adria cycling path

Day 4: Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone – Udine (approx. 60 - 70 km)

The wine defines the today`s stage.

Alpe Adria cycling Grado

Day 5: Udine – Grado (approx. 58 km)

A historic city of fishers and bathing resort of the Adria;

Aquileia

Day 6: Day off at sea or cultural day in Aquileia

On the tracks of the Romans or a relaxing day on the sea;

Grado Adriatic sea

Day 7: Departure

Individual departure or extension on the Adriatic Sea;

Options with arrival at spittala.d. Drau

Day 1: Arrival at Spittal a.d. Drau:

Individual arrival at the hotel in Spittal a.d. Drau. Parking place available close to the hotel.

Day 2: Spittal a.d. Drau – Feistritz an der Gail (approx. 70 km):

You cycle along the Drautal cycle path from Spittal an der Drau to Villach and then continue on the R3 to Feistritz
an der Gail. You can shorten the route by going from Villach to Arnoldstein or to Nötsch by train (train ticket not
included). From Nötsch it just about 2.5 km from Feistritz an der Gail.

Day 3: Feistritz an der Gail – Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone (approx. 70 km):

You start on cycle path R3 until Draschitz and turn right towards Thörl/Maglern, then you will join the official Alpe
Adria cycle path again.

 

Prices 2019

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival day 27/04/2019 and
29/09/2019
€ 498,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 598,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 105,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 45,00
Additional services
Rental bike € 75,00
E-Bike € 165,00
Additional nights in villach (Hotel 3***- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 59,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 17,00
Additional nights in grado (Hotel 3***- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 65,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 17,00
Additional nights in grado (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 79,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 29,00

*High season: arrival dates from 08/06/2019 to 07/09/2019 (incl.).


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 27/04/2019 (first available date) to 29/09/2019 (last available date).

  • EXCEPTION: from 28/07/2019 to 04/08/2019 (incl.) and from 31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 (incl.) only possible with arrival at Spittal an der Drau - the two first stages are subject to change.

  • NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES: minimum of 5 persons upon request!

 

 

General information:

  • Classification of the cycle-tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    7 days / 6 nights
     
  • Distance:
    Approx. 210 - 230 km
     
  • Starting point:
    Villach
     
  • Arrival:
    • By car: Villach is easily accessible on the motorways A2, A10 or A11 (depending on the point of origin).
    • By train: Good train connections to Villach.
      Timetable on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
    • By plane: Airport Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana. There are good train connections from all these cities to your starting point.
       
  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation in hotels 3*** and 4**** category
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
     
  • Parking:
    Depending on the first hotel, unattended parking facilities are available, either directly at your hotel or nearby (for the overnights booked at the hotel). Public parking garage at a cost of approx. € 35.00 per week. Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on the spot.
     
  • Transfer:
    Return transfer from Grado to Villach by shuttle bus every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday - € 59.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking). Minimum 2 persons. The price for the transfer from Grado to Spittal an der Drau is € 69.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking). Minimum 2 persons.
     
  • Alternative:
    Train connections from Cervignano-Aquileia-Grado to Udine and from Udine to Villach.
    Timetable on: www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
     
  • 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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