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Alpe Adria and in between 8AA

Austria   |  Italy   |  Slovenia

RUGGED MOUNTAINS, CRYSTAL-CLEAR LAKES, AND DOLCE VITA ON THE COAST.

The Alpe-Adria Bicycle Trail is one of the most beautiful and popular cycling routes not only in the Alps, but in all of Europe.
It connects Salzburg, located on the northern edge of the Alps, with Grado on the Italian Adriatic coast. We will cycle the southern half of this unique route on this fantastic tour.
We start in the Carinthian capital Klagenfurt, head to Italy on the very first day, and follow the Val Canale on one of the most beautiful sections of the cycle path. Of course, we leave it sometimes and make side trips, after all, there is so much to see and experience in Friuli, the most northeastern province of Italy. We feast on the famous ham of San Daniele and then coast leisurely and comfortably down to the sea. In Grado the Alpe-Adria cycle path ends, while we set off north again. But not without dangling our feet in the water and enjoying the Italian flair!
The way back takes us via Goricia to Postojna, where we admire the world-famous caves, and on to the capital Ljubljana, which delights us with its picture-perfect old town. One more night at the enchanting lake of Bled, then we cross the Karavanke mountains and are back in Austria. At the end of this trip you will understand why the Alpe Adria Cycle Route is so highly rated.


Start/Finish: Klagenfurt
Nearest airport: Klagenfurt (KLU)
Duration: 11 days vacation, 9 riding days
Route: safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and side roads
Accommodations: in charming, carefully selected hotels
Rest day: Ljubljana
Highlights: Lake Wörthersee, Canal Valley, Udine, Grado Lagoon, Predjama Castle, Postojna Caves, Lake Bled
Minimum number of participants: 8
Please note paragraph 6.4. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions

Prices start at $ 4.180,-

per person

Included services
11 days vacation
9 day riding route

DAY 1: Arrival in Klagenfurt
Welcome to Klagenfurt! We meet at 4 pm in our hotel for our Welcome Briefing.
DAY 2: Klagenfurt - Tarvisio
Just beyond Klagenfurt lies Lake Wörthersee, Carinthia's largest and certainly most famous lake. We follow its shores and ride first west, then south, towards Italy, Friuli to be exact. The destination is the small, ancient town of Tarvis, only recently named Tarvisio, where there are still four official languages. History comes alive here!
DAY 3: Tarvisio - San Daniele del Friuli
Today, one of the most beautiful stretches of the entire Alpe-Adria Cycle Route awaits us: the Val Canale, where a former railroad line has been converted and now delights cyclists. Our destination for the day is San Daniele del Friuli, world famous for its exceptionally good ham, produced under strict supervision. Sitting in the piazza, eating prosciutto-wrapped grissini, and enjoying an aperitif - that's dolce vita!
DAY 4: San Daniele del Friuli - Grado
This rather long day takes us past the Friulian capital of Udine down to the sea, and to one of the most beautiful places on the entire Adriatic coast. Grado is located on an island and has many historical sights and beautiful beaches. Here you can really relax and unwind. Grado is the terminal point of the famous Alpe-Adria bike path.
DAY 5: Grado - Gorizia (Goricia)
This short day leads us to Goricia and the Italian-Slovenian border. In the twin town of Goricia - Nova Gorica history becomes tangible, because until 2004 the Iron Curtain ran right through it. Since its end, the town has visibly revived; in 2025 it will be the European Capital of Culture.
DAY 6: Gorizia (Goricia) - Postojna
We carry on and ride through the Ternovan Forest and past a spectacular castle to Postojna, in German Adelsberg. This place is world famous for its stalactite caves, which you can explore aboard a small train (!). What an experience!
DAY 7: Postojna - Ljubljana
Today we cycle through the Ljubljana Marsh to Ljubljana, which is still called Laibach in German. The charming old town is an irresistible mix of Austrian and Slovenian culture, which also applies to the cuisine!
DAY 8: Ljubljana
Today is a rest day, which does not mean that we do nothing. There is much to see and explore. Ljubljana is one of the smallest European capitals. Ljubljanski Grad Castle, is visible from almost everywhere, it´s located in the middle of the city and offers a magnificent view of Ljubljana.
DAY 9: Ljubljana - Bled
Our penultimate day leads us along the Sava River to Bled. The "Pearl of Slovenia" is famous for the deep blue, tranquil lake with an island in it, on which in turn stands a picturesque church, and for the castle perched high on a rock. With the Triglav mountains in the background, it makes an irresistible picture!
DAY 10: Bled - Klagenfurt
The last day challenges us once again as we have to cross the Karavanke mountains to get back to Austria. Thanks to battery and e-motor, however, this is no problem, and we can enjoy the magnificent scenery. The enjoyment extends to Klagenfurt, where our fabulous tour comes to an end.
DAY 11: Departure from Klagenfurt
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be well relaxed (and fed) as you begin your journey home.

Prices start at $ 4.180,-

per person

Included services

Tour prices 2023

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 4.180,-
Riese & Müller Charger
Riese & Müller Charger Mixte
Riese & Müller NEVO
$ 4.550,-
Single room supplement$ 690,-

Tour prices 2024

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 4.180,- *
Riese & Müller Charger
Riese & Müller Charger Mixte
Riese & Müller NEVO
$ 4.550,- *
Single room supplement$ 690,- *
* Please note the dates and tour prices for 2024 not being confirmed yet. The shown figures are preliminary and subject to change. If the final tour price in 2024 includes an increase of more than 5% compared to the previous year´s tour price, you can cancel your booked participation free of charge until October 31, 2023.

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