Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike

Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike

Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike


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Explore the Adriatic coast on this Alpe Adria Cycling Tour

Explore the city of Tarvis, where Austrian, Italian, and Slovenian cultures mingle.

Witness the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in the charming village of Gemona del Friuli.

Tour around the quaint fishing village and resort town of Grado along the Adriatic Coast.

Visit the world-famous Miramare Palace in the port city of Trieste.

For those who want to experience a beautifully scenic combination of alpine and seaside views, the Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike is an incredible adventure to undertake. Navigating through the alps and across the Austria-Italy border, you will experience the very best of these two countries and witness their unique cultures merge together as one, creating a cultural and outdoor experience like no other!

Over seven days the Alpe Adria Cycling Tour will take you on a leisurely adventure from Villach to Trieste, travelling a distance of between 40 and 70 kilometres per day. The trip is ideal for leisure cyclists and is easy to manage with medium difficulty. The only longer climb is just before arriving in the city of Tarvisio, allowing you the chance to gather your strength and continue south towards the breathtaking shores of the Adriatic Sea!

Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival 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 Visit the City of Tarvis

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 Cycle 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 Explore 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 Bike to the Resort Town of 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 Explore the Historic Harbour City of Trieste

Leaving the coast behind, you will cycle across the rough Karst plateau towards the picturesque Gulf of Trieste. Back at the sea you are accompanied by breathtaking coastal scenery and will witness the splendour of the world-famous Miramare palace, yet another highlight of today’s cycling tour. The harbour city of Trieste is an exceptional finale to your holiday, so make sure you take the time to explore its historic streets.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Trieste
70 km

Day 7 Departure

After breakfast, you will pack up your things and say ciao to Trieste and the stunning Adriatic Sea for an individual departure from the city.

Overnight Location

Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike 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 Sunday.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: from $1,275USD*
  • Price per person sharing a double room: from $925USD*

*-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 Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike

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.

Hotel Victoria

Nestled in the heart of Trieste along the shores of the Adriatic Sea, this historic hotel features modern 4-Star amenities that will be sure to make for a memorable stay.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike?


6 breakfasts are included.


Accommodations for 6 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 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 Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike

How hard is the Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike?

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 Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike?

6 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 Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike in English?

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

Where does the Villach to Trieste on the Alpe Adria by Bike end?

The 7-Day Alpe-Adria Cycling Tour from Villach to Trieste ends in the Italian city of Trieste. 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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