ON THE ALPE-ADRIA CYCLING TRAIL FROM SALZBURG TO GRADO

Always towards the south: the fascinating alpine crossing

 

about 400 km

from € 1159

11

Days

DESCRIPTION:

The Ciclovia Alpe-Adria-Radweg is an unforgettable experience. The cross-border cycle path with a total of 410 kilometers leads from Salzburg across the Alps to the Italian Adriatic Sea. Starting from the Mozart city of Salzburg, it goes through the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park in the sunny south to Villach in Carinthia. Soon you will cross the border with Italy and cycle partly on old railway lines through the beautiful, untouched Friulian Alps. Via Udine and the Roman cultural city of Aquilea, it finally goes to the sea, to the well-known seaside resort of Grado.

SERVICES:

  • 10 nights in 3 * -star hotels and inns
  • Breakfast buffet or rich breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg)
  • Train journey Gasteiner Tal - Mallnitz including bike
  • Bike maps, information material and GPS tracks
  • Service hotline (7 days a week)

GETTING THERE:

Individual arrival in Salzburg, every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, from 01.05. until 30.09.2022, from at least 2 people.
Daily arrival possible with a minimum of 4 participants.

Event notice
During the major events Villacher Kirchtag (31.07.-07.08.2022) and European Bike Week (06.09.-11.09.2022), hotel rooms in Villach can only be booked for a surcharge.

PRICE:

Category:
Bike hotels and inns 3 * star category

€ 1.159, - per person
01.05. to 30.06.2022
01.09. to 30.09.2022

€ 1.269, - per person
01.07. to 31.08.2022

Surcharge on 4 * -star hotels in Italy (Exception Moggio Udinese)
VS / NS € 179 per person in a double room
HS € 199 per person in a double room

 

EXTRAS:

Single room surcharge: € 239, - VS / LS, € 269, - HS

RENTAL BIKES
Touring bike: € 130, -
E-bike: € 220, -

Local tax, if due, is not included in the tour price.

return transfer from Grado to Salzburg: € 175 per person including bike in a minibus from 4 people or by arrangement.
Transfer back Grado to Villach € 80, - incl. Bike. Train ticket Villach to Salzburg approx. € 45, - per person. Please reserve the seats in advance.

 

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Getting there

Individual arrival in Salzburg and check-in at the hotel.

Cycling along the Salzach starting from the Mozart city of Salzburg

Cycling along the Salzach, © Reinhart Bryan

Salzburg - Bischofshofen / St. Johann i. Pongau, approx. 53 km

The first stage takes you on the Tauern Cycle Path along the Salzach via Hallein and Golling to the Lueg Pass, where an inn invites you to rest. At the mighty Hohenwerfen Fortress, it is worth taking a detour to the impressive Eisriesenwelt (allow approx. 4 hours). Then it goes on to Bischofshofen or St. Johann im Pongau.

Cycling accompanied by the panorama of the Dolomites - an unforgettable bike tour on the Tauern bike path

Tauern Cycle Path Saalfelden, © Salzburger Land Tourismus

Bischofshofen / St. Johann i. P. - Mallnitz, approx. 53 km

You cycle past Schwarzach along the Salzach to the junction in the Gastein Valley. After a climb you reach Dorfgastein and then the well-known health resort Bad Gastein. There you get on the train and comfortably cross the Tauern. When you arrive in Mallnitz in Carinthia, you cycle from the train station to your accommodation. Enjoy breathtaking views of Austria's highest mountains.

The Gastein waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls in Austria and the landmark of Bad Gastein

Gastein waterfall, © Salzburger Land Tourismus

Mallnitz - Mühldorf / Sachsenburg, approx. 41 km

At a brisk ride you cycle through the wonderful mountains of the southern Tauern downhill to Obervellach and further on the Mölltal cycle path down the river to your today's destination - Mühldorf or Sachsenburg, where you reach the Drau cycle path.

the well-marked Drauradweg invites you to cycle

Excellent signage on the Drauradweg (R1), © Municipality of Sachsenburg

Mühldorf / Sachsenburg - Villach, approx. 53 km

Today you cycle on the Drau Cycle Path to Villach. During a stopover in Spittal an der Drau, visit Porcia Castle, which is considered the most beautiful Renaissance building in Austria. It continues to Villach, the city with the southern flair.

Combine cycling and culture in Spittal an der Drau and visit the historic Porcia Castle

Porcia Castle in Spittal / Drau, © Foto Auer

 

Villach - Tarvis / Camporosso approx. 37 - 40 km

Following the river Gail you will soon say goodbye to Austria and greet Italy. The Canal Valley stretches across the border triangle between Italy, Austria and Slovenia, with the Italian border town of Tarvisio at its center. This is where the three major European language families and cultural areas - Teutons, Romans and Slavs - meet directly.

Bike tour on the Alpe Adria bike path - an unforgettable experience

Seafood spaghetti, © Unsplash

 

Tarvis / Camporosso - Moggio Udinese / Carnia, approx. 50-65 km

Cycling through the canal valley, the "Canale del Ferro", you can admire the beauty of the Friulian Alpine region with its intact, untouched nature and extensive forests. Discover Venzone, with its eventful history, best on a stroll through the old town.

On the Alpe Adria cycle path you cycle in two diverse countries and enjoy a varied landscape full of contrasts

On abandoned railway lines through the Canal Valley

 

Moggio Udinese / Carnia - Udine, approx. 50-60 km

The wine determines today's stage. Hills full of grapevines line your way and invite you to taste a drop or two. Udine, which is characterized by Venetian influences, exudes calm and prudence. With a coffee in the “piazza” or while strolling through the city center, you can admire important buildings from the late Gothic and Renaissance periods.

Main square Udine, © Pixabay

Udine - Grado, approx. 55 - 60 km

Accompanied by the breeze of the Scirocco, you glide past reed landscapes and water canals and reach the historic fishing town of Grado, one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Adriatic, via the former Roman city of Aquileia.

Cycling on old railway lines through the beautiful, untouched Friulian Alps

Alpe Adria cycle path in Grado, © Aquileia_ph_Gianluca_Baronchelli

 

Rest day at the sea or culture day in Aquileia

Today you have the choice: a cultural day in the footsteps of the Romans in Aquileia, the "second Rome", or a relaxing day by the sea, which you can enjoy in a deck chair on the kilometer-long beach of the Grado lagoon.

Cycling and culture combined - the traces of the Romans in Aquileia, the

Aquileia, city of culture, © Archivio-PromoTurismoFVG_Aquileia_ph_Gianluca_Baronchelli

 

Departure

Individual journey home.

cycle with a view of the sea in Grado - an unforgettable cycling holiday

View of the sea in Grado

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