Castle Miramare at the sea
Cyclist on a street
Streets leads through vineyards
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Friuli - based in two hotels

Langobards and the Count of Goricia.

Starting point for this bicycle holiday is Prepotto (Prapotno in Slovenian). It is a commune in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia, located about 50 km northwest of Trieste and about 20 km east of Udine, on the border with Slovenia. It is a small picturesque town with old houses and winding alleys. For winegrowers and wine lovers this well-known village is an El Dorado, a place with beautiful vineyards where you can taste some of the world finest wine. Carrying on your trip you will arrive to the multilingual border area of Italy and Slovenia, in Gorizia (Görz in German, Gorica in Slovenian). In World War I, the city and the surrounding area were the scene of the 12 battles of Isonzo.

Medium

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

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.

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 Prepotto 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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 7, 2019 | Oct 20, 2019 |
Arrival Tuesday, Sunday
Season 2
Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
Arrival Tuesday, Sunday
Season 3
May 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Arrival Tuesday, Sunday
Friuli based in two hotels, 8 days, IT-FRRPG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
499,00
120,00
599,00
120,00
664,00
120,00

Category: Agriturismo Tinello San Urbano in Prepotto and 4****-Hotel Franz in Gradisca

Season 1
Apr 7, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
Season 2
Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
Season 3
May 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Prepotto
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Gradisca
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
49,00
64,00
59,00
74,00
49,00
64,00
59,00
74,00
49,00
64,00
59,00
74,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
75,00
75,00
165,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extensivebreakfast
  • Half board: mind. three course dinner
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well-developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (GE, EN, IT with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-tracks available
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

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

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Cormons train station, by public bus from Udine to Prepotto
  • Trieste, Venice Marco Polo and Ljubljana airport. Continue per bus or train to Udine or commons. Public bus from Udine or Cormons and by bus to Prepotto
  • Free 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!
Tatjana Glawian
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Tatjana Glawian, Costumer Service

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Barbara Stahl DE | 08.07.2017
Sehr schöne abwechslungsreiche Sternfahrt
Bes. das Essen im Agriturismo war exzellent, Unterkünfte alle gut und sauber.
4 stars
Wilfried Manes DE | 15.09.2016
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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