View over the city of Salzburg and the fortress Hohensalzburg

Alpe Adria with Charm

With the bike fom Salzburg to Grado.

From Mozart to the historic harbour city at the sea! Most different landscapes and best cycle paths will delight you on this wonderful cycle tour from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea. Narrow valleys, broad river landscapes, smooth hills and high mountains will be enjoyed with every pedal rotation. High culture and geniune traditions will accompany day by day and tasty cuisine will make you strong for the next stage of you active holidays. This cycle tour is very diverse and impressive!

Medium
Medium
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Individual arrival in the festival-, Mozart- and cultural city of Salzburg. Winding alleyways and squares invite you to take a stroll and languorous cafés entice you to sample genuine Austrian café-specialities. You live and breath culture and history literally with every step you take.

Out of Salzburg and off headed South. You cycle along wetlands in the shade along the river Salzach to Hallein, a formerly wealthy Celtic town due to salt mining. Hallein surprises with a romantic historic town centre including little alleyways, archways and oppulent house fronts. Past the roaring waterfall you pass Golling and continue along the well-developed cycle path onwards to St. Johann. Distinctive – just like twin-peaks – the steeples of the Pongau cathedral rise.

Shortly after Schwarzach you bid farewell to the river Salzach, from today onwards the Gasteiner Ache leads you through the wild-romantic Gasteiner-valley. Via Dorfgastein and Bad Hofgastein you cycle into the renowned spa- and ski resort Bad Gastein situated at the foot of the Hohen Tauern-mountain chain, offering a variety of natural history- and architectural sights. The Gasteiner waterfall is the landmark situtated in the centre of town, which has been the focal point of many artists and poets.

In the morning it is only a short distance to Böckstein, where a train takes you in only 10 minutes through the ‚Tauernschleuse‘ to the other side of the Alps to Mallnitz. Back on your bike you enjoy the speedy descent into the Möll-valley. You cycle along the river Möll through the impressive alpine landscapes today. The Drautal-valley starts in the village of Möllbrücke and hence the sunny South of Austria. Leisurely you cycle the final few kilometres to Spittal an der Drau. Already in the Middle Ages this town has been an important transport interchange for pilgrims and which in parts helped create its prosperity.

Nearly effortlessly you proceed in a gentle descent along the river Drau. Half way we recommend you take a break in the little market town of Paternion with its remarkable churches and palaces. Just a bit more pedalling and soon you have reached Villach, with its enchanting old part of town, Southern atmosphere and inviting pubs and restaurants. 

You leave Villach along the river Gail and in a little while you leave Austria and welcome Italy. In the triangle of Italy, Austria and Slovenia sprawls the canal valley, the Italian city of Tarvis builds the centre of it. Austrians, Slovenians and Italians are living here next to each other since centuries, so all three big European families of languages – Germans, Romans and Slavs – are meeting up here.

In Italy too the cycle path is perfectly developed and hence allows you to leisurely cycle downhill through the Kanaltal-valley and from your bike marvel at the beauty of the Friulian alpine region with its intact, unspoilt nature and extensive forests. Your cycle tour ends in one of the picturesque villages located at the foothills of the Julian Alps. With the train you will go further to Udine. When the city is reached you can enjoy the „dolce vita“ with a cafe on a „Piazza“ or stroll through the alleys and admire the buildings of the late Gothic period and the Renaissance.

Feel the warm breeze of the sirocco! You cycle through vast reed scenery and along little water canals towards the Gulf of Venice. In the Roman city of Aquileia, the so-called ‚second Rome‘, we recommend you definitely plan a break before reaching the end destination of your holiday. One of the most popular Adriatic beach resorts, the historic little fishing town Grado, will not only excite you with the extensive sandy beach, but also the historic harbour and the narrow alleyways with lovely restaurants all ooze Italian flair.

Tour character

You mainly cycle on well-developed cycle paths and quiet side roads. Only a few sections lead you also along roads with heavier traffic or on dirt paths. Overall the route leads you on slightly hilly terrain, the most challenging section between St. Johann and the Gasteiner-valley can also be completed and bypassed by train.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
30.04.2022 - 11.05.2022
29.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Season 2
12.05.2022 - 01.06.2022
08.09.2022 - 28.09.2022

Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Season 3
02.06.2022 - 07.09.2022

Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Alpe-Adria-Cycle-Path Charm, 9 days, AT-AARSG-09D
Base price
1,089.00
1,179.00
1,279.00
Surcharge single room 379.00 379.00 379.00
Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 11, 2022
Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Season 2
May 12, 2022 - Jun 1, 2022
Sep 8, 2022 - Sep 28, 2022
Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Season 3
Jun 2, 2022 - Sep 7, 2022
Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Alpe-Adria-Cycle-Path Charm, 9 days, AT-AARSG-09D
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,089.00
379.00
1,179.00
379.00
1,279.00
379.00
Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 11, 2022
Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 2
May 12, 2022 - Jun 1, 2022
Sep 8, 2022 - Sep 28, 2022
Season 3
Jun 2, 2022 - Sep 7, 2022
Salzburg
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Grado
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
89.00
69.00
119.00
39.00
89.00
69.00
119.00
39.00
105.00
69.00
119.00
39.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 11, 2022
Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Season 2
May 12, 2022 - Jun 1, 2022
Sep 8, 2022 - Sep 28, 2022

Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Season 3
Jun 2, 2022 - Sep 7, 2022

Arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Salzburg
Double room p. P. 89.00 89.00 105.00
Surcharge single room 69.00 69.00 69.00
Grado
Double room p. P. 119.00 119.00 119.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00 39.00
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
89.00
89.00
139.00
199.00
89.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services

Included:

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

Optional extras:

  • Return transfer to Salzburg every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, costs EUR 139 per person, extra EUR 19 for your own bike, to be paid for in advance, reservation is necessary.
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Salzburg train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Hotel car park about EUR 10/day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary!
    Public park garage about EUR 65/week
  • The return journey by public transport is only possible with a change of trains

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!

Accommodation

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Contact & booking
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Semiramis Feitler
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Semiramis Feitler, Travel specialist
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