Raod bike Alpe AdriaOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: medium
Distance: approx. 475 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 569,- €

road bike Alpe Adria route

Highlights and places of interest along the route:


Starting point of this road bike holiday is the Drau town of Villach, with its picturesque pedestrian zones and coffee shops. The Kärnten Therme in Villach-Warmbad is one of the most modern spa experience worlds in Austria and is open all year round. A side trip takes you to lake Ossiacher See. Because of its particular climatic conditions, you can take a bath from May on. The tour leads from Austria over the border to Italy, more precisely to the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. From the southern calcareous Alps with the biggest connected woodlands, to the green hilly landscape in the middle and the lagoons or rather the Karst landscape in the south you will pass through completely different countrysides. The region at the north end of the Adria has much to offer even in culinary way: fantastic wines, tasty cheeses and at least the worldfamous Prosciuto di San Daniele.

Characteristics of the route:

Sporty cycling tour for road bikers with good basic training, running on asphalted cycling paths and little trafficked roads. In the Gailtaler and Carnic Alps you have to overcome longer ascents, apart from that most of the route is hilly or flat.

A day by day account of the route:

Villach road bike tour

Day 1: Arrival at Villach

Individual arrival at the starting hotel in Villach;

Tarvisio, Alpe Adria tour with road bike

Day 2: Villach – Tarvisio (approx. 95 km, ascent approx. 1.250 m difference in altitude)

Along the south side of lake Ossiacher See;

Tolmezzo, Alpe Adria road bike

Day 3: Tarvisio – Tolmezzo (approx. 90 km, ascent approx. 1.500 m difference in altitude)

You cycle along the Val Rio del Lago and on the top of the pass Sella di Nevea;

Udine, road bike holiday

Day 4: Tolmezzo – Udine (approx. 90 km, ascent approx. 1.420 m difference in altitude)

You cycle through original villages and calm side valleys;

Grado, road bike trip

Day 5: Udine – Grado (approx. 100 km, ascent approx. 580 m difference in altitude)

The ancient roman city Aquileia is a UNESCO world cultural heritage since 1998;

Grado, road bike italy

Day 6: Day of rest on the beach or cultural day in Aquileia

Either an exciting day of sightseeing in Aquileia or a relaxing day on the beach;

Grado, road bike trip

Day 7: Grado - Triest (approx. 100 km, ascent approx. 500 m diffence in altitude)

Slowly the scenery changes and the white-grey lime rock of the Karst dominates;

Tarvisio, Alpe Adria tour with road bike

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay on the Adriatic Sea;

Prices 2020

Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival day 25/04/2020 and 03/10/2020 € 569,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 669,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 189,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 49,00
Additional services
Road bike € 195,00
extra nights in VILLAch
Price per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 59,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 17,00
extra nights in trieste
Price per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 79,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 35,00

*High season: from 20/06/2020 to 12/09/2020 (incl.)
We suggest travel insurance.
Changes in the offer as well as errors, printing errors and arithmetic errors reserved! 


Starting dates 2020:

  • ARRIVAL: every Wednesday and Saturday, from 25/04/2020 (first available date) to 03/10/2020 (last available date)

  • EXCEPTION: from 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:
    8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Distance:
    Approx. 475 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. From all three places there are good train connections to Villach.
  • Accommodation:
    Accomodation 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 the cost of approx. € 35.00 per week. Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on the spot.
  • Transfer:
    Return transfer from Trieste to Villach by shuttle bus every Wednesday and Saturday at a price of € 75.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking). The price for the transfer from Trieste to Spittal a.d. Drau on not scheduld arrival days is € 79.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).
  • Alternative:
    From Trieste to Udine and Udine to Villach by train. Timetable on:,
  • Rental bikes:
    Bianchi Intenso Carbon – Veloce/Shimano 105 10V Compact (bikes on request, limited availability) or similar model
  • Tour information available in:
    German - English - Italian

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