Cycling in the cultural melting pot
Wherever we hop onto the bike, we can feel the wind blowing in our hair and enjoy the stunning landscapes, true pearls of art, culture and cuisine. Roman, Longobard, Habsburg and Venetian influences are combined in this unique region and contribute to an unforgettable cycling holiday that appeals to all senses, tastes and interests! Look forward to varied cycle routes through historic areas and don’t forget to indulge in the incomparable cuisine of the region!
Salzburg – Grado
On our popular Alpe-Adria Cycle Path you cycle from the Austrian Mozart city to Carinthia and finally to the Italian Adriatic! There is something for everyone on this tour. Get to know the different sides of the Alpe-Adria Cycle Path with Eurobike. You will be amazed!
Villach – Grado – Trieste
If you want to travel a little further, we recommend this cycle tour. There is only a short stay in Austria, because soon you’ll be rolling across Italian soil towards the Adriatic Sea. After a relaxing stay in the popular seaside resort of Grado, you finally cycle on to the former Habsburg city of Trieste.
Are you interested in the Villach – Grado – Trieste, 7 days cycle tour? Then click here to book.
Friuli based in two hotels
Two feel-good hotels will accommodate you during an unforgettable week of cycle in Friuli and will grant your every wish. After all, a cycling holiday should also be comfortable, don’t you think?
- Find out more information about hotels, cycle routes, prices and dates of the Friuli, 8 days tour here.
Dolomites – Trieste
Majestic and imperial are how you’ll experience your cycle tour from the Dolomites to Trieste. From impressive landscapes to historic cities, everything is included on this cycle tour!
- All information about the cycle tour Dolomites – Trieste, 8 days is available here.
Trieste – Pula
And the journey goes on – namely from Trieste to Pula in Croatia. If you would like to take an extra portion of cultural variety and unforgettable scenery home with you, then hop on your bike and cycle from Trieste to Pula - from Italy to Croatia!
- You can read more about the Trieste – Pula, 8 days cycle tour here.
Venice – Trieste – Porec
This is a tour to delight many of our guests – after all, on this tour you visit the most beautiful spots that the upper Adriatic has to offer. From the romantic lagoon city, you follow the Adriatic coast to Croatia and always have the beautiful sea in sight.
- Find out everything you need to known about Venice – Trieste – Porec, 8 days here.
The region is known and loved above all for its delicious bacon and ham. Especially the wonderfully aromatic San Daniele ham is revered here, not only by the locals, and is usually served together with figs. At the coastal resorts, you will be spoilt with fish and seafood in every conceivable variety.
The ideal time for a cycling holiday is between April and the beginning of October. Spring is especially popular with cycling tourists, as the temperatures are pleasantly warm and not yet too hot for cycling.
Cycle paths in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Friuli, which forms the majority of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, is not unknown to us cyclists. Because of the large selection of cycle paths and routes, it is the perfect holiday destination for a passionate cyclist. Unlike many other Italian regions, you can expect signposted paths here. But of course sometimes you have to switch back to roads with little traffic. For the most part, however, you can look forward to unadulterated cycling fun, far away from busy roads!
The cuisine in Friuli Venezia Giulia
On the one hand traditional, simple and down-to-earth and on the other shaped by the many influences of the neighbouring regions - this is probably the best way to describe the cuisine of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Polenta is a very simple dish, but one that is fit for a king in this country. Simply served with butter or as a casserole with prawns – almost everyone is happy with polenta. Probably the most famous product is the wonderfully aromatic San Daniele ham which is often served with figs. And in the famous coastal towns you can get all kinds of fresh fish and seafood. Don’t worry, you will never go to bed hungry here! We wish you Buon appetito!
The weather in Friuli Venezia Giulia
The climate in northeastern Italy is very diverse. The influence of the Alps is noticeable on the border with Austria. In winter the temperatures are icy and in summer it gets hot but not humid. If you drive towards the coast of the Adriatic Sea, the average temperature rises by about 10 degrees or more. And even at night it rarely gets cold here. Perfect weather conditions to take a dip in the beautiful Adriatic after an eventful day of cycling.
Trieste – the Austrian city by the sea
Many don’t know that the beautiful city of Trieste on the upper Adriatic Sea once belonged to Austria, to the Empire of the Habsburgs. It was a very important city in the old empire. After all, it connected Austria with the Adriatic and thus became the most important and largest port of the monarchy. Trieste was a melting pot of cultures and languages. In addition to Italian, German, Slovenian and Serbo-Croatian were spoken here. However, Trieste had its own autonomy in the Habsburg Empire. When the monarchy finally fell apart at the end of the First World War, the territory of Trieste became part of the Kingdom of Italy.
Did you know…
- …that hardly any other city in Italy is as dog-friendly as Trieste? Around 24,000 dogs are said to live in the port city on the upper Adriatic.
- …that almost three times as much Prosciutto di Parma is made as San Daniele ham?
- …that Trieste is the coffee capital of Italy? The well-known coffee brands Hausbrandt and Illy are based here.
- …that we owe polenta to explorer Christopher Columbus? After all, he brought maize to Europe, where the Italians invented this tasty dish.
Perfectly organised cycle tours in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Cycle tours in stunning surroundings – it’s easy. In order to make this cycle tour perfect, we only recommend one thing: contact Eurobike! We are experts in cycle tours in Italy and have perfected making our guests happy. We book comfortable hotels for you along the cycle route, send easy to understand travel documents before the trip, deliver your luggage to the next hotel every day and are here at your side if you have any problems.