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Panoramic view over vineyards and rolling hills to Collio

Friuli Loop Tour

Through vineyards and to the sea

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Panoramic view over vineyards and rolling hills to Collio

When you think of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, do visions of the Adriatic with its pristine sandy beaches and the sea come to mind? You're absolutely correct! Yet, this northern region of Italy boasts so much more. It features captivating cityscapes, characterized by architecture influenced by diverse periods and styles. Italian gastronomy, an array of superb wines, and an abundance of sunshine all define the "Dolce Vita" here, which you should relish to the fullest as a perfect counterpoint to the kilometers you've cycled.

Udine marks both the starting and ending points of your Friuli loop tour. During the initial leg, you'll visit Castello di Colloredo di Monte Albano and pass through Fagagna before reaching San Daniele del Friuli, renowned for its famous prosciutto. Your journey continues to the mosaic-rich town of Spilimbergo, where you'll overnight in Codroipo.

On Day 4, your route takes you to the seaside and the delightful old town of Marano Lagunare where you can take a refreshing swim in the Adriatic. Passing through Cervignano del Friuli and the ancient Roman city of Aquileia, you'll arrive at the lagoon of Grado. Enjoy the briny aroma at the harbor, gaze at the waves from the promenade, and indulge in a creamy gelato. The following day, you'll cycle through a nature reserve, encountering a captivating variety of birdlife. The final stages lead you to Gradisca d'Isonzo before heading back to Udine.

  • The capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia: Whether it's the cathedral, the castle, or the Chiesa di San Giacomo, Udine offers a wealth of attractions to explore. Take in the Mediterranean atmosphere on Piazza Matteotti, observe the locals as they go about their daily lives, and savor regional delicacies at the bars and cafes.
  • The wines from the Collio: The northern regions of Italy are renowned in various places for their winemaking and the production of exquisite wines. As you near the Slovenian border, you'll venture into the Collio region, celebrated for its distinct climatic conditions and fertile soil. Don't miss the opportunity to sample a glass or two as you travel past the wineries along your route.
  • Roman excavations in Aquileia: Situated in close proximity to Grado, Aquileia provides a wealth of attractions that will engage not only history and archaeology aficionados but also anyone with an interest in the past. During the days of ancient Rome, the city played a prominent role as a trade hub. Today, you can delve into relics from bygone eras at locations such as the Basilica, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Roman Forum.

During a six-day journey through Friuli, you'll cycle approximately 320 kilometers. While you'll encounter some gently rolling terrain on occasion, the routes are mostly flat. When you choose Eurobike for your travel, our team offers thorough travel documents and route guidance, ensuring you can start your vacation with confidence.

Itinerary at a glance

Combine the authentic 'dolce vita' inland with the holiday feeling of the Adriatic Sea, plus beautiful towns and sights to see - these are the ingredients for a successful tour and exploration of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.

Welcome to the capital of the Friuli-Venice-Giulia region! Experience the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy your first evening in ‚Bella Italia‘.

Hotel (example): Suite Inn

Joining the renowned Alpe-Adria cycle route, you leave the city and pedal north for the first kilometres. The impressive mountain ranges of the Carnic Alps reign over the gently rolling countryside, with wonderful panoramas opening on all sides.  From the Castello di Colloredo di Monte Albano, enjoy a breathtaking view over the lowlands, before cycling further through the medieval town of Fagagna. In Daniele del Friuli, famous for the ham, you will be amazed by the imposing cathedral and bell tower in the picturesque old town.

Hotel (example): Hotel San Daniele

After breakfast, leave the hilltop town and head towards the Tagliamento river. This alpine river, shimmering in all possible colours, forms a unique landscape with poplars, alders and willows. At a narrow point, you cross it over on an impressive bridge before you take a break in the beautiful old town of Spilimbergo, the city of mosaic arts. The route continues leisurely further through typical Italian villages to Codroipo.

Hotel (example): Hotel Nodo

Directly outside the town of Codroipo, marvel at Villa Manin, the summer residence of the last Venetian Doge, before heading through the countryside and along the Tagliamentos riverside cycle path towards the coast. In Latisana, founded in Roman times, with its large number of sacred buildings, you can already smell the sea. A few kilometres further on, you can gaze upon the view of the lagoon. In Marano Lagunare, stroll through the small streets of the picturesque old town in the evening. Occasionally an overnight stay in Lignano is also possible.

Hotel (example): Hotel Jolanda

Cycling along the lagoon, you will reach Cervignano del Fruili and on to Aquileia, known for its medieval basilica and Roman archaeological site – designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. After exploring here, you cycle on the Alpe-Adria cycle route to the offshore island and the lagoon city of Grado. Enjoy a swim in the Adriatic Sea and find dinner among the winding streets of the old town.

Hotel (example): Hotel Fonzari

You leave Grado along the lagoon and cycle through a protected landscape by the sea. Observe the rich bird-life, and feel the sea breeze before heading back inland. Near the Slovenian border, you will stay overnight in the historical town of Gradisca d'Isonzo. Stroll through the city streets, home to 6,000 inhabitants, (it is a member of the "I borghi più belli d'Italia", the most beautiful villages in Italy), and end the evening comfortably with a glass of wine in a restaurant.

Hotel (example): Hotel Franz

The border with Slovenia is getting closer and closer as you cycle north; the vineyards of the famous Collio area are getting bigger and bigger, as are your eyes, because these vineyard-covered hills seem like something out of a picture book! Take the opportunity to taste the wine produced here directly at a winemaker. There are plenty of wonderful places to stop here. Before returning to the starting point in Udine, you should plan a stop in Cividale del Fruili. Stroll through the narrow streets, take a picture of the Devil's Bridge and take a look inside the cathedral. There is a lot to discover!

Hotel (example): Suite Inn

Departure or extension

Route information


Mostly flat route - only the first and last stages lead through hilly terrain and are more demanding. The surfaces are mostly paved with some gravel roads that are good to ride on. Primarily on quiet side roads and signposted bike paths, with some shorter sections on roads with moderate traffic.


Prices & Dates

Category: 3***- und 4****-hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Men's bike 21-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex bike 7-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
50 cm |
51 cm |
55 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival/ parking/ departure

  • Udine train station
  • Trieste or Klagenfurt airport
  • Public garage, costs approx. EUR 15/day

Things to note

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

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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