Alpe Adria Road Biking

Italy
Road Bike
Self-Guided
Alpe Adria Road Biking

Alpe Adria Road Biking

Prices

From $750USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Cycle the Alpe Adria Trail between the Austrian Mountains and the Italian Coast

Ride through the spectacular Dolomites and conquer some of the big mountain climbs.

Cycle through the alpine forests, past lakes and charming villages as you ride the Austrian slopes.

Discover the beautiful Italian Fruili region as you cycle towards the Grado Peninsula.

Explore the fascinating Roman archaeological excavations in Aquileia.

The Alpe Adria Road Biking tour is an 8-day self-guided ride along a section of the Alpe Adria Trail. You’ll be cycling the section of trail that runs from the Austrian border town of Villach all the way to coastal Trieste- crossing from Austria to Italy!

This cycling adventure features a wide variety of scenery as your ride from the spectacular mountains to the hilly coastal region of Italy. The majority of the rides are on quiet roads through gentle hills, but the tour begins with some big mountain climbs and epic views. You’ll enjoy the local hospitality at the different historic towns and charming villages along your route, along with the unique cuisine of the region. This is the perfect tour for anyone looking for stunning scenery, interesting culture, amazing food, and a great ride!

Alpe Adria Road Biking Itinerary

Day 1 Tour Begins in Villach

Arrive in Villach and check in to your hotel. Today is a great time to make sure your bike is prepped before your ride tomorrow.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Villach
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Ride into the Mountains

Begin the first ride of your tour from Villach and cycle through the charming villages along lake Ossiacher. Some highlights of today's ride will be the Ossiach Collegiate Church and the Steinhaus in Steindorf.

After a detour to Dratual, you’ll finish your day with a big climb up the Gailtaler Alps and on to Tarvisio.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tarvisio
Distance
95 km, 1250m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cycle the Sella di Nevea Pass

Today you’ll leave the small city of Tarvisio and begin your ride along the Val Rio del Lago. You’ll cycle the Sella di Nevea Pass onto Kanltal and Pontebba.

There is one last big climb at the end of the day before you can enjoy the descent into Tolmezzo. You deserve a glass of wine after that one!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tolmezzo
Distance
90km, 1500m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 River Ride to Udine

Start your ride along the Tagliamento, which you’ll need to cross a few times on your journey. Cycle through the forested hills into the Friulian lowland.

Your route will be through quiet valleys and historic villages on your way to Udine. Spend the evening exploring the frescos in this university city.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Udine
Distance
90 km, 1500m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle to Ancient Aquileia

Today you’ll be riding into the beautiful Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. You’ll ride into the city of Cividale del Friuli, and explore the Colli Orientali del Friuli, which is well known for its vineyards. Ride through the hills and into the Karst landscape with its lagoons and waterways.

Your day ends in Grado/Aquileia. Find some delicious Italian food for dinner here.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grado
Distance
100km, 1420m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Rest Day

Today you can spend the day relaxing at the beach or exploring historic Aquileia. Visit the ancient Roman archaeological site that earned its UNESCO World Heritage designation in 1998.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grado
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Cycle the Grado Peninsula

Your final ride of the tour will be along the Peninsula from Grado and into the backcountry that crosses into Slovenia. You’ll leave behind the rocky stone of the Karst and ride through beautiful woodland on your way to Trieste.

After a big day, treat yourself to another sumptuous dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Trieste
Distance
100km, 500m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

It’s time to head home! Check out of your hotel and depart.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Alpe Adria Road Biking Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour in the Alps is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person depends on the room type, as well as travelling season.

Prices below are per person.
Important note: This tour departs on Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays and departures on other days are available on request for groups of 6 and more.

Low season (from April 24th to June 17th and from September 11th to October 1st):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €925EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): €725EUR per person

High season (from June 18th September 10th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €950EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): €750EUR per person
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Accommodation on the Alpe Adria Road Biking Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer comfortable, inviting rooms. Your luggage transfer between hotels is included.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of €195EUR to have a private room in a hotel where possible when travelling with your group.

Night 1

Hotel in Villach

Stroll the streets of the seventh-largest city in Austria and absorb the almost-eastern European vibes. Settle into your hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Night 2

Hotel in Tarvisio

Enjoy Tarvisio from the comfort of a local hotel.

Night 3

Hotel in Tolmezzo

After a big day of riding, this hotel welcomes you to rest and recuperate.

Night 4

Hotel in Udine

Sense a unique ambiance in this city that blends Italian, Austrian, and Slovene cultures. Take a tour of the piazza and sample all kinds of gourmet offerings.

Night 5-6

Hotel in Grado

Grado, an old fishing town built on a lagoon, consists of canals, delectable restaurants, impressive architecture, and a sandy beach.

Night 7

Hotel in Trieste

This seaport town is full of classic images of Italy with its canals, bridges, and boats lining the docks. It’s a romantic town that has inspired many famous Italian writers.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Alpe Adria Road Biking?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Villach and after the tour in Trieste are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour as outlined in the itinerary. Airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • Pre-planned route
  • Detailed documents, guides and route maps, and GPX tracks
  • Emergency telephone support hotline for the duration of the tour
  • Luggage transfer between hotels

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist hotel tax, payable each night at the hotels
  • Guide services
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before the tour in Villach
  • Additional nights after the tour in Trieste
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Road Bike Rental (Bianchi Intenso Carbon – Veloce/Shimano 105 10 V or similar, subject to availability): €195EUR

Frequenty Asked Questions about Alpe Adria Road Biking

How hard is the Alpe Adria Road Biking tour?

We rate this tour as a 5/5. You will cycle up to 100km each day for several days in a row on this tour, including steep mountain ascents. Confident cyclists will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy and Austria?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the Alpe Adria Road Biking tour?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Villach to start this tour?

You can easily take the train or bus from a few airports that are close to Villach. The nearest airports are Salzburg W.A Mozart Airport (SZG), Klagenfurt International Airport (KLU), or Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport (LJU).

Is the Alpe Adria Road Biking tour in English?

This tour is self-guided, but maps and route descriptions will be provided in English.

Where does the Alpe Adria Road Biking tour end?

This tour ends in Trieste, Italy. You can pre-book a shuttle from Trieste to Villach which operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is also a train that runs to Villach with a single connection. From Villache, you can take the train or bus to the airport. You can also take a bus or train directly from Trieste to your desired airport if available.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes are Bianchi Intenso Carbon – Veloce/Shimano 105 10 V and require an advanced reservation. The rate is €195.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy and Austria?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy and Austria?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Austria for this tour?

The best time to travel to Italy and Austria for this tour is June through September when the weather in the mountains is at its warmest.

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Prices

From $750USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 5/5. You will cycle up to 100km each day for several days in a row on this tour, including steep mountain ascents. Confident cyclists will be able to get the most out of this tour.

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