Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado

Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado

Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado


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Cycle the Alpe Adria from Villach to Grado

Cycle through the mountains and experience breathtaking alpine scenery.

Taste local Austrian and Italian Delicacies in a region where the two cultures intertwine.

Visit the village of Gemona del Friuli and the majestic cathedral Santa Maria Assunta.

Take in the stunning beauty of the Adriatic coast.

The Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado will take you on an incredible journey that spans the mountainous terrain of both Austria and Italy. After leaving Villach behind and cycling through Carinthia, it will soon be ‘Servus, Austria – ciao Italia!’

Once you have crossed the border you will feel the unmistakable flair of beautiful Italy, as the bike route leads through diverse scenery that includes mountains, vineyards, and the breathtaking Italian coast. Cultural highlights throughout the tour will be self-evident, as you will experience the clash of Austrian and Italian influences that makes this region so unique! Are you ready to travel through the most beautiful parts of Austria and Italy? If so, prepare for the adventure of a lifetime on the Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado!

Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Villach

Once you have arrived in the Austrian town of Villach, you will check into your hotel and meet for a welcome briefing, before having the night to yourself to explore the town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Villach

Day 2 Cycle across the Italy/Austria border

After breakfast, you will leave Villach along the river Gail and cross the Austria/Italy border. In the triangle of Italy, Austria, and Slovenia sprawls the canal valley, with the Italian city of Tarvis right in the centre of it. Here you will find Austrians, Slovenians, and Italians that have been living here next to each other for centuries, creating a unique blended culture unlike anywhere else. Explore the town and settle in for the night ahead of a big day of cycling!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tarvis

Day 3 Bike through the Kanaltal Valley

Today you will cycle along perfectly developed paths that will lead you on a leisurely ride through the Kanaltal Valley. From your bike, you will marvel at the beauty of the Friulian alpine region with its intact, unspoilt nature and extensive forests. The day will finish in one of the picturesque villages located at the foothills of the Julian Alps.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Osoppo

Day 4 Visit the village of Gemona del Friuli

At the southern exit of the Kanaltal Valley is one of the most beautiful historic villages of the Friulian-Julian-Veneto. The focal point of the village of Gemona del Friuli is the majestic cathedral Santa Maria Assunta, which will certainly blow you away! En route to Udine, you will come across the first vineyards along the cycle route. Once you arrive in town, you will feel and experience “la dolce vita” over a coffee enjoyed on the piazza or during a stroll through the alleyways whilst marveling at the late Gothic and Renaissance architecture.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Udine

Day 5 Cycle from Udine to Grado

Feel the warm breeze of the sirocco! Today you will cycle through vast reed scenery and along canals towards the Gulf of Venice. In the Roman city of Aquileia, the so-called “second Rome”, you can take a break from cycling before reaching the end destination of your holiday. One of the most popular Adriatic beach resorts, the historic little fishing town of Grado, will not only excite you with the extensive sandy beach, but also with its historic harbour and narrow alleyways lined with lovely restaurants.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grado

Day 6 Departure Day

After waking up for one final breakfast, you will check out from your hotel and say ciao to the seaside town of Grado and the beautiful Adriatic Coast.

Overnight Location

Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado Price and Dates

This self-guided tour is always run as a private tour for your group only, where the pricing depends on your travelling dates, as well as the types of the rooms that you need.

The departures are available every Saturday and Sunday.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: from $1,050USD*
  • Price per person sharing a double room: from $795USD*

*-Pricing for this tour depends on the dates of your trip. Please click the Book Now button below to get the exact pricing for your trip dates. Hotel upgrades are available for an extra charge.

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Accommodation on the Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are of a 3 and 4-star standard, and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

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 supplemental fee to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotel Voco

This stunning hotel can be found along the banks of the River Drava and has modern amenities for a luxurious stay.

Hotel Haberl

This charming hotel has an alpine atmosphere and comfortable amenities that will make for a pleasant stay in Tarvis.

Hotel Pittis in Osoppo

Find yourself in the heart of the Friulian foothills at this family-run hotel in Osoppo.

Hotel Suite Inn

This modern hotel can be found in a historic building, providing a blend of both worlds that will make for a memorable stay.

Hotel Rialto in Grado

Just a stone throw from the beach, this laid-back hotel overlooks Grado’s seaside and is the perfect base for exploring this stunning town in Italy.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado?


5 breakfasts are included.


Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Villach and after the tour in Grado are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage is included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Route map/details
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • 24/7 service hotline

Not included

  • Flights and transportation to and from Villach/Grado.
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist tax

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Return transfer to Villach
  • Bike rental and insurance

Frequenty Asked Questions about Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado

How hard is the Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Cyclists will need to be able to cover between 40 and 70 kilometres per day, and there is one longer ascent throughout the tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Austria?

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

Are meals included on the Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado?

5 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?

Fly into either the Klagenfurt (KLU), Salzburg (SZG), or Ljubljana (LJU) airports, then take the train to Villach.

Is the Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado in English?

Yes, the travel documents and resources for this trip are in English.

Where does the Alpe Adria Cycling from Villach to Grado end?

The 6-Day Alpe-Adria Cycling Tour from Villach to Grado ends in the Italian town of Grado. From there, you can choose to either depart from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) or arrange a transfer back to Villach for an additional cost.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes come in 7-gear and 21/24-gear varieties. You can also rent an e-bike.

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 Austria?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for 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.


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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Cyclists will need to be able to cover between 40 and 70 kilometres per day, and there is one longer ascent throughout the tour.

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