A 4-day bicycle tour that includes a three-stage itinerary cycling tour starting from Palmanova and arriving in Trieste. The bicycle route is developed on the low Alpe Adria bike lane and on the bake lane of the Adriatic Sea, in some parts even on low traffic roads. The bottom is asphalted and dirt in good condition. The trend is flat. Cycling Alpe Adria was born with a cross-border cooperation project, in 2015 it was recognized as the “cycle track of the year” at Fiets en Wandelbeurs in Amsterdam and in 2016 received the first prize at Cosmobike’s Green Road Award. The Tour starts from Palmanova, a nine-pointed star town fortress called “National Monument”, continuing to Aquileia, a precious treasure chest of art and history, one of the largest and richest Roman Empire citties, since 1998 an Unesco heritage, and arrives in Grado, a place full of surprises, united to the mainland by a thin strip of land, which in some places can look like Venice. The Ciclovia Alpe Adria Radweg ends in Grado but the Tour continues along the indications of the FVG-2 cycle path (Ciclovia dell’Adriabike, also part of Eurovelo 8 and Adriabike cyclotouristic circuits). By pedaling, you will cross the most suggestive natural environment of Friuli Venezia Giulia, like the Valle Cavanata, the Area of Caneo until to reach the island of Cona, a unique habitat for the high biodiversity that makes the site of highest naturalistic interest. With a private transfer you will reach the beginning of the Trieste coast and here you will pedal suspended between the Karst and the sea, between rocks and sails, with breathtaking views over the Gulf of Trieste. At the end of the coast it ends at the Castle of Miramare, one of the most beautiful castles in Italy, and its wonderful park. The Tour ends in beautiful Trieste, you will discover the history, monuments, squares and natural beauties such as the Grotta Gigante on the Karst, “containing the world’s largest hall”, Guiness of the primates in 1995. This Tour will give you an experience unique, a journey of history, nature and tastings of local produce.
Duratiom: 4 days/3 nights
Cycling Trail Alpe Adria: Palmanova-Aquileia: guided tour of the basilica and archaeological sites- Grado- Bike lane FVG-2 Bike lane of the Adriatic Sea:Valle Cavanata, the Caneo, the island of Cona – Trieste: Miramare Castle – Barcola seafront- Trieste: guided tour of the city, the shores, Canal Grande, Ponterosso, Place of the Borsa, Unità d’Italia Place, old city, Roman amphitheater, Riccardo’s Arch, San Giusto’ hill whit Basilica and Castle – Karst : Grotta Gigante
Language: Italian, English and German
from € 335 group minimum of 8 people
The fee includes:
- Accommodation in 3 star hotels/ B&B
- three diner
- Guided tour of Aquileia, Trieste and Grotta Gigante
- tasting of wines and products at Aquileia and on the Trieste Karst
- The fee does not includes:
- luggage transport (on request only)
- guide or bike guide
- services not included under the heading “The fee includes”
routes and services are customizable on request.