Friuli - based in two hotels
Langobards and the Count of Goricia.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Prepotto
On the first day, you have the possibility to choose between two round trips, a shorter one and a longer one. The shorter tour leads to Cividale del Friuli, the medieval town of the Langobards. The historical center of the town is dominated by Piazza Duomo and Palazzo Pretorio, where you can have a rest.
The longer tour in addition leads you to the university city of Udine. You can visit the Dome, as well as the Loggia del Lionello, in the ground floor of the town hall.
Der heutige Tag bringt Sie über die Grenze nach Slowenien und nach Brda, Schnittpunkt dreier Kulturen (slawisch, romanisch und germanisch). Bekannt ist die Brda sowohl durch den Weinanbau wie auch wegen der Schlösser und weißen Kirchen, die zumeist auf Hügeln stehen.
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.
Heute verlassen wir Prepotto und radeln nach Cormons, das kulturelle und ökonomische Zentrum des Collio. Ein gutes Glas Wein am Hauptplatz von Cormons in der Enoteca lädt zu einer kleinen Pause ein. Weiter geht es nach Gradisca, einem kleinen Ort nahe der Grenze zu Slowenien. Der Palazzo dei Provveditori in der Altstadt beherbergt die Enoteca Regionale, wo Sie den Tag bei einem guten Tropfen Wein ausklingen lassen können. Übernachtung in Gradisca.
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.
Departure or extension
The route runs on bicycle paths and along side roads without traffic from the vineyards of the Collio to the Adriatic Coast.
Category: Agriturismo Tinello San Urbano in Prepotto and 4****-Hotel Franz in Gradisca
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or extensivebreakfast
- Half board
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents
- Journey by train Trieste – Gradisca (incl. bike)
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Udine central train station , by public bus from Udine to Prepotto
- Airport Trieste, Venice Marco PoloLjubljana. Continue per bus or train to Udine. Public bus from Udine or Cormons and by bus to Prepotto
- Free parking at the hotel
- Return transfer by mini bus from Gradisca to Prepotto every Tuesday and Sunday, € 30 per person incl. bike, reservation is necessary