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Friuli - based in two hotels

Langobards and the Count of Goricia.

The starting point of this cycle tour is the medieval town of the Langobards, Cividale del Friuli/surroun- ding area. Cividale holds some Langobard treasures such as the famous Tempietto or the Ponte del Diavolo over the river Natisone. Carrying on your trip you will arrive at Gradisca d’Isonzo (Gradišče ob Soči in Slove- nian). This little town in the east of Friuli nearby the border area of Slovenia has been the front between Austria and Italy in the First World War, well known for the 12 battles of the Isonzo.

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

On the first day you have the option of choosing between a shorter and a slightly longer round trip tour. The shorter tour takes you to Prepotto (Prapotno in Slovenian), a small picturesque town with winding alleys and old houses in the province of Udine. The longer route takes you to the university town of Udine. Here, too, the cathedral and the Loggia del Lionello on the ground floor of the town hall invite you to visit.

This day takes you across the border to Slovenia and to Brda, meeting point of three cultures (Slavic, Romanic and Germanic). The Brda is well known mainly because of the winegrowing but also for its castles and white churches which are situated mostly on hills.

The Gorizia Hills (Collio in Italian) became well known due to its good wine, but it offers a lot for history lovers too. Today you cycle to the castles of the Collio, among which you can discover the castle Rocca Bernarda. This castle was a fief of the patriarchy of Aquileia and had been given as a present to the city of Cividale. This city left it to the Roman family Capiferro in the 15th century. Afterwards it was sold several times to different owners and finally to the family Perusini. The beautiful castle in the style of the 16th century is situated in the midst of extensive parks, on a hill surrounded by vineyards. Thanks to the dedication and the competence of Gaetano Perusini the cultivation of the “Picolit” grapes started, which have gained worldwide renown over the years.

Today you leave Cividale del Friuli and cycle to Cormons, the cultural and economic center of the Gorizia Hills (Collio). The main square of Cormons invites you to take a break and enjoy a glass of wine. Continue to Gradisca, a little village near the Slovenian border. Here we recommend to visit the Palazzo dei Provveditori in the old town with its Enoteca Regionale, where you should let the day fade away while enjoying the fine local wine. Overnight stay in Gradisca d’Isonzo.

This bicycle journey takes you to the formerly biggest city of the Roman Empire. Today the remnants of this settlement are still to be seen. Discover the secrets of the Roman city of Aquileia, the so-called “Second Rome”; Roman ruined cities, ancient churches. It is worth visiting the Aquileia Cathedral, which interior has a mosaic pavement from the 4th century.

On the last day of the cycle holiday there will await you Trieste, the former Habsburg city. On the first part of the route, following a breathtaking coastal, the Karst Plateau accompanies you along the Adriatic Sea. Before you enter in the old seaport and commercial town of Trieste, the Castle of Miramare invites you for a visit. By train you return to Gradisca.

Tour character

The route runs on bicycle paths and along side roads without traffic from the vineyards of the Collio to the Adriatic Coast.               
 

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Prepotto
  Season 1
10.04.2022 | 09.10.2022 |
Tuesday and Sunday
Season 2
11.04.2022 - 17.06.2022
11.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

Tuesday and Sunday
Season 3
18.06.2022 - 10.09.2022

Tuesday and Sunday
Friuli based in two hotels, 8 days, IT-FRRPG-08X
Base price
599.00
779.00
829.00
Surcharge single room 169.00 169.00 169.00

Category: Agriturismo or 3***-hotel in Cividale/surroundings and 4****-hotel in Gradisca

Season 1
Apr 10, 2022 | Oct 9, 2022 |
Tuesday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 11, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022
Sep 11, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Tuesday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022
Tuesday and Sunday
Friuli based in two hotels, 8 days, IT-FRRPG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
599.00
169.00
779.00
169.00
829.00
169.00

Category: Agriturismo or 3***-hotel in Cividale/surroundings and 4****-hotel in Gradisca

Season 1
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Season 2
Apr 11, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022
Sep 11, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 3
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022
Prepotto
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
Gradisca
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
49.00
15.00
59.00
15.00
49.00
15.00
59.00
15.00
49.00
15.00
59.00
15.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Prepotto
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2022 | Oct 9, 2022 |
Tuesday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 11, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022
Sep 11, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Tuesday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022

Tuesday and Sunday
Prepotto
Double room p.P. 49.00 49.00 49.00
Surcharge single room 15.00 15.00 15.00
Gradisca
Double room p.P. 59.00 59.00 59.00
Surcharge single room 15.00 15.00 15.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
Rental Bike PLUS
Electric bike
89.00
89.00
129.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Half board: mind. three course dinner
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Italian)
  • 1 Journey by train Trieste – Sagrado (incl. bike)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

  • Return transfer by mini bus from Gradisca to Cividale del Friuli every Tuesday and Sunday, costs € 60 flat rate for up to 8 persons incl. your bike, reservation is necessary
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Cormons train station, continue by public bus to Cividale del Friuli/surroundings
  • Trieste, Venice or Ljubljana airport
  • Parking at the hotel

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!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Sarah Salzlechner
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Sarah Salzlechner, Travel specialist
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Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Barbara Stahl DE | 07.07.2017
Sehr schöne abwechslungsreiche Sternfahrt
Bes. das Essen im Agriturismo war exzellent, Unterkünfte alle gut und sauber.
4 stars
Wilfried Manes DE | 14.09.2016
Empfehlenswerte Reise in eine wenig bekannte Gegend
Dank der mir von Ihnen zur Verfügung gestellten gpx-Daten eine prima Streckenführung. Leider fehlten Hinweise auf stellenweise etwas stärker befahrene Streckenabschnitte.Durch diese Reise lernten wir einen Teil von Italien kennen, in den wir sonst nicht gereist wären.

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