From Villach to Grado cycling pathOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 210 km
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Price: from 498,- €

Alpe Adria map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:


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, towards the Adriatic Coast with its miles long sandy beaches.

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. 40 km)

Tarvis - the border city;

Alpe Adria cycling track

Day 3: Tarvisio/Camporosso – Moggio Udinese/Tolmezzo/Venzone (approx. 55 km)

Surrounded by wide valleys and woods;

Alpe Adria cycling path

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

The wine defines the today`s stage.

Alpe Adria cycling Grado

Day 5: Udine – Grado (approx. 55 km)

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

Grado Adriatic sea

Day 6: Departure

Individual departure or extension on the Adriatic Sea;

Options with arrival at Spittal an der Drau

Day 1: Arrival at Spittal an der Drau:

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

Day 2: Spittal an der 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 2020

Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival day 26/04/2020 and
€ 498,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 549,00
Single room surcharge € 169,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 45,00
Additional services
Rental bike € 79,00
E-Bike € 169,00
Additional nights in villach
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 59,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 17,00
Additional nights in grado
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 69,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 17,00

*High season: arrival dates from 20/06/2020 to 12/09/2020 (incl.).

Starting dates 2020, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Tuesday and Sunday, from 26/04/2020 (first available date) to 04/10/2020 (last available date).

  • EXCEPTION: Arrival at Spittal an der Drau: 31/07/2020 to 01/08/2020 (incl.) and from 04/09/2020 to 05/09/2020 (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 km
  • Starting point:
  • 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:,,
    • By plane: Airport Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana. There are good train connections from all these cities to your starting point.
  • Accommodation:
    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 Friday and Sunday - € 69.00 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 € 75.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).
  • Alternative:
    From Grado by bus to the train station Cervignano-Aquileia-Grado and proceeding by train to Udine and Villach. Timetable on:,,
  • Rental bikes:
    21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
    E-bike (UNISEX bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km)
  • Tour information available in:
    German – English - Italian

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