Alpe Adria Cycle Path II for Families

From Villach to Grado.

From the sunniest state in Austria along the Southern side of the Alps to the sea, this family cycle holiday takes you to impressive natural spectacles, cultural diversity and gastronomic delicacies. Taste Carinthian ‚Kasnudln‘, marvel at the peaks of the Carnic Alps, treat yourself to a creamy gelato in a piazza in Udine and finally reward yourself with a dip in the refreshing Adriatic Sea. There is a lot to discover for the entire family on the second part of the Alpe-Adria cycle path from Villach to Grado.

Details regarding the cycle holiday along the Alpe-Adria Cycle Path

The cross-border cycle path from the Austrian Alps to the Italian Adriatic usually starts in the Mozart city of Salzburg. However this shortened version for the whole family begins in Villach and crosses the border to Tarvisio, Udine, Palmanova and Grado. An amazing route for young and old, which certainly leaves nothing to be desired.

Family Cycle Holiday Highlights from Villach to Grado

  • Fortified City of Palmanova: The star-shaped fortified city of Palmanova with the huge Piazza Grande is an architectural masterpiece. The structure of the city with the piazza as the centre invites the whole family to stroll and be amazed.
  • Roman City of Aquileia: Follow the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Aquileia. The so-called „Second Rome“ must not be missed under any circumstances, since the Roman city of Aquileia was once one of the largest Mediterranean cities of the empire.
  • Grado: At the end of the holiday, one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Adriatic awaits you and your children. The sandy beaches and the cool sea are perfect for a refreshing dip after a week on your bike.
  • Lagune di Grado: The unique landscape impresses with its fauna and lush flora, which changes colours several times a day due to the play of light. Experience an unforgettable natural spectacle in the lagoon of Grado.

Things to know regarding your family holiday along the Alpe-Adria Cycle Path

Two countries, seven days, 150 kilometres by bike and all this with the entire family. It sounds impossible, however thanks to our family cycle tour on the Alpe-Adria cycle path, it is not. Pack your children and suitcases and cycle the cross-border section of the well-known and well-developed Alpe-Adria cycle path. Cycling fun for the whole family is guaranteed here!

Medium
Medium
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

The quiet of the mountains, the gentle shores of crystal-clear lakes, pure nature situated in the heart of Carinthia, Villach reflects this entire diversity.

Hotel (example): City Hotel Villach

 

Initially you proceed for a bit along the river Drau. However soon the cycle path leads you along the river Gail towards Italy.  „Bye Austria – Ciao Italia“ they then say at the border. In Tarvisio you will even be greeted in three different languages. Since Austrians, Slovenes and Italians have lived together here for centuries.

Hotel (example): Hotel Haberl

In Italy too the cycle path is very well designed and so you leisurely cycle along a former railway line downhill through the Kanaltal-valley and marvel from your bike at the beauty of the Friulian Alpine region. From Pontebba the train takes you to Udine (boarding of the train at a later stage is also possible). Once you arrive in town you can experience the „dolce vita“ over an Italian Gelato enjoyed at the „Piazza“ or during a stroll through the alleyways.

Hotel (example): Hotel CLocchiatti Next

After a many impressions gained from the large town you leave Udine along the ancient Roman road „Via Claudia Augusta“ southward. In the expansive Friulian scenery you cycle through little villages characteristic for the region until the ancient star-shaped fortress town of Palmanova featuring the giant square ‚Piazza Grande‘.

Hotel (example): Roma

 

The warm breeze of the Scirocco caresses your face! You proceed through expansive reed scenery and along little water canals towards the Gulf of Venice. In the Roman town of Aquileia, the so-called ‚Second Rome‘, we highly recommend you plan a stop, before reaching the Finish of this holiday. One of the most popular resorts on the Adriatic Sea, the historic little fishing town Grado. The vast sandy beach will not only delight your children.

Hotel (example): Hotel Rialto

The leisurely cycling excursion leads you through the lagoon of Grado. A multitude of canals and streams marbles this unique landscape. The lush flora and fauna here is dipped into a very special light and changes its colour several times over one day. Definitely a beautiful finale of a marvellous cycle holiday.

Hotel (example): Hotel Rialto

 

Tour character

You mostly cycle on well-designed cycle paths and quiet side roads. Only a few sections also lead you on roads with heavier traffic or on dirt paths. Overall the terrain is gently hilly with one longer ascent to Tarvisio.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Villach
  Season 1
30.04.2023 - 13.05.2023
30.09.2023 - 08.10.2023

arrival sunday
Season 2
14.05.2023 - 27.05.2023
10.09.2023 - 30.09.2023

arrival sunday
Season 3
28.05.2023 - 09.09.2023

arrival sunday
Alpe-Adria-Cycle-Path II for families, 7 days, Villach - Grado, AT-AARVG-07X-FAM
Base price
749.00
799.00
849.00
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) 599.00 599.00 599.00
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years) 399.00 399.00 399.00
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 30, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
arrival sunday
Season 2
May 14, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
arrival sunday
Season 3
May 28, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023
arrival sunday
Alpe-Adria-Cycle-Path II for families, 7 days, Villach - Grado, AT-AARVG-07X-FAM
Base price
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years)
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years)
Surcharge single room
749.00
599.00
399.00
0.00
299.00
799.00
599.00
399.00
0.00
299.00
849.00
599.00
399.00
0.00
299.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 30, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Season 2
May 14, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Season 3
May 28, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023
Villach
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years)
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years)
Grado
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years)
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years)
89.00
55.00
0.00
69.00
45.00
89.00
35.00
0.00
69.00
45.00
89.00
55.00
0.00
69.00
45.00
89.00
35.00
0.00
69.00
45.00
89.00
55.00
0.00
69.00
45.00
89.00
35.00
0.00
69.00
45.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Villach
  Season 1
Apr 30, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023

arrival sunday
Season 2
May 14, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

arrival sunday
Season 3
May 28, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023

arrival sunday
Villach
Double room p. P. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 55.00 55.00 55.00
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years) 0.00 0.00 0.00
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) 69.00 69.00 69.00
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years) 45.00 45.00 45.00
Grado
Double room p. P. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years) 0.00 0.00 0.00
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) 69.00 69.00 69.00
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years) 45.00 45.00 45.00
Filter
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
Rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
childrens bike
trailer
Follow-Me incl. childrens bike
99.00
99.00
145.00
239.00
99.00
89.00
89.00
139.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room (German, English, French)
  • 1 train ride Pontebba – Udine incl. your bike
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Return transfer by minibus to Villach every Saturday morning, costs EUR 99/person, for your own bike additionally EUR 29, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Villach train station
  • Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana airports
  • Public car park free of charge or underground car park, cost approx. EUR 40/week
  • Return journey by public transport is only possible with change of train

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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