Cyclists in front of the Dolomites
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Dolomites - Trieste

Nearly like in the emperor times.

Starting in the North-East Dolomites the first part of the tour leads along river Drau through the Drau-Valley and then through Gailtal Valley on comfortable cycle paths through Austria. After an excursion to Italian border-city Tarvisio we continue to cycle to Slovenia. Picturesque Lake Bleder See nestles on the foot of Julian Alps. A transfer brings you to the south side of the Alps and you return into well-known wine-grower area Collio. Not only is the old capital of Langobards, Cividale, well worth a visit but also the city Görz. The final highlight of the tour follows when you reach the Adria. The last day you cycle along the sea to ancient Habsburg port Trieste.

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Hannah Eder
Hannah Eder
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Itinerary

Individual arrival to your starting hotel in the “Hochpustertal”.

From the water-shed of the rivers Drau and Rienz on Toblach saddle you cycle downhill from South Tyrol along river Drau. By crossing the Italian-Austrian border you leave South Tyrol and reach Lienz in East Tyrol, where impressive summits of the Dolomites seam the way.

After a short transfer on Gailberg Pass (350 m/7 km) a downhill section brings you to Kötschach Mauthen. Follow the Gailtal Valley cycle path at the foot of the Carnic Ridge, pass Hermagor and take a bath in Pressegger Lake. Overnight stay is in Feistritz an der Gail.

You cycle to the Italian boarder and continue on the cycle path. Soon you leave Italy and reach Slovenia. Past the well-known skiing area Kranjska Gora the cycle path winds through marvellous, mainly unspoilt nature. Today you have also the possibility to short the stage at 10 km.  Spend the evening on the idyllic lake of Bled.

After a transfer across the pass you reach Soca valley, well known for the exiting canoeing and adventure sports. In Kobarid you get a historic review of the dreadful battles during World War I. After that all lovers of fine food and wine can enjoy themselves. Historic city Cividale del Friuli invites to stroll around. Not only the Devil’s Bridge is well worth a visit, a number of cultures as e.g. Goths, Langobards and Francs left their traces.

On your way through Collio Goriziano, centre of the Friulian wine-growing area, many wine-cellars invite to stop and taste the first rate wines. After some small hills we come to Gradisca d'Isonzo. We recommend ambitious cyclists doing a longer tour via Udine. The most important city in the historic region of Friuli-Julitsch Venetian is a visit worth it!

Karst now is our companion to the Adriatic Sea and castle Miramare is worth a stop before we enter the ancient Hapsburg city Trieste. Recommended is an excursion to the biggest grotto of the world accessible for tourists, Grotta Gigante on the Slovenian border.

Individual departure or the possibility for additional nights in Trieste.

Tour character

The bike trip to Trieste is a varied tour, the last two stages are slightly hilly. The route runs on cycle paths or along very quiet side roads through small villages and idyllic landscapes.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 2, 2020 | Oct 3, 2020 |
Arrival Saturday between 02.05. and 03.10. additionally Friday between 12.06. and 11.09.
Season 2
May 3, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
Arrival Saturday between 02.05. and 03.10. additionally Friday between 12.06. and 11.09.
Season 3
Jun 20, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Arrival Saturday between 02.05. and 03.10. additionally Friday between 12.06. and 11.09.
Dolomites - Trieste, 8 days, IT-DMRDT-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
619.00
169.00
749.00
169.00
814.00
169.00

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

Additional night in Nierderdorf/Toblach on request

Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020
Season 2
May 3, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
Season 3
Jun 20, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Trieste
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
79.00
114.00
79.00
114.00
79.00
114.00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Electric bike
79.00
169.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Personal tour information (GE, EN, IT)
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Well-developed route
  • Detailed documentation 1x per room (GE, EN, IT with maps, route description, points of interest, important phone numbers)
  • 1 Transfer by minibus from Oberdrauburg to Gailberg pass
  • 1 Train ticket Bled – Most na Soci incl. bike
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

  • Return transfer from Trieste to Hochpustertal by shuttle bus every Saturday, cost EUR 69 per person incl. your bike, reservation is necessary, payable in advance

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station Niederdorf and Toblach
  • Airport Treviso,Venice, Triest or Innsbruck
  • Free, unattended car park in Hochpustertal valley near your hotel.
  • Good train connection between Trieste and Hochpustertal (daily, departure at approx. 6.40am., it is not possible to take the bikes with you)

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!

 

Hannah Eder
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Hannah Eder, Costumer Service

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (11 Ratings)
5 stars
Veronika Schabel DE | 04.07.2019
Schöne, teilweise anstrendende Tour
Die Tour führte durch wunderschöne Landschaft, teilweise an Seen vorbei die zum baden einluden. Die Strecke war größtenteils auf schön angelegten Radwegen. Die Streckenabschnitte, die mit Bus und Bahn erfolgten waren super gut organisiert. Eine absolut empfehlenswerte Radreise, allerdings sollte ein wenig Grundkondition vorhanden sein,.
Hannah Eder
Hannah Eder answered:
Wir danken Ihnen ganz herzlich für Ihre wunderbaren Worte! Dürfen wir Sie auch nächstes Jahr wieder zu unseren Gästen zählen?
5 stars
Thomas D. DE | 03.06.2019
Sehr schöne Radtour, gut ausgewählter Weg in schöner Landschaft
4 stars
Wolf-Dieter K. DE | 29.05.2019
Fast perfekt
4 stars
Wolfgang G. AT | 25.09.2018
Dolomiten - Triest
5 stars
Dominic Lehane IE | 06.08.2018
Excellent Cycling holiday , well planned and efficient , lovely choice of hotels and excellent value , one of the best holidays
Hannah Eder
Hannah Eder answered:
Thanks a lot for this wonderful feedback!
5 stars
Eduard und Edith Rohrer CH | 17.07.2018
IT-DMRDT-08X
4 stars
Matthias Seeger DE | 13.07.2018
Schöne Drei-Länder-Fahrradtour
5 stars
Franz Weige DE | 29.06.2018
kein Titel
5 stars
Siegfried L. DE | 03.09.2017
Super Radreise
Sehr gut organisierte Radreise. Beeindruckende Landschaft und tolle Hotels. Strecke sehr gut ausgeschildert. Rücktransfer hat super geklappt.
Eva-Maria Bamberger
Eva-Maria Bamberger answered:
Danke für Ihre nette Bewertung, Herr Lernhart!
5 stars
Sonja L. DE | 03.09.2017
Super Radreise
Die komplette Reise war ein Highlight. Die Tagesetappen sind gut ausgearbeitet. Wir hatten tolles Wetter, was natürlich auch die Tour noch schöner erscheinen ließ. Die schönste und anstrengendste Etappe war von Feistritz nach Bled, bei der weniger Trainierte lieber mit E-Bike unterwegs sein sollten. Die Service-Hotline funktioniert hervorragend. Insgesamt eine ganz tolle Radreise.
Eva-Maria Bamberger
Eva-Maria Bamberger answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre freundliche Bewertung! Immer schön zu hören, dass unsere Reisen gefallen!
5 stars
Jörn Heeger DE | 16.09.2016
Sehr gut
Die Strecke war landschaftlich überragend, die Organisation der Reise hervorragend und die Hotels gut ausgewählt, teilweise als 4-Sterne Hotels die Erwartungen deutlich übertreffend. Preis-Leistungsverhältnis gut.

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