Friuli – based in Cividale and Gradisca d’Isonzo

  • 8 days s
  • Adult

From, 699,00 Per Adult

The starting point of this cycle tour is the medieval town of the Langobards, Cividale del Friuli/surrounding 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 Slovenian). 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. The route runs on bicycle paths and alongside roads without traffic
from the vineyards of the Collio to the Adriatic Coast.

Duration

8 days s

Included

  • Accommodation in “agriturismo” or 3***Hotel in Cividale/surroundings and in hotel 4****category in Gradisca d`Isonzo (with swimming pool)
  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
  • Dinner (at least three course menu)
  • Luggage transfer from Cividale to Gradisca d`Isonzo
  • Transfer from Trieste to Sagrado by train (bicycles included)
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
  • Navigation APP
  • Telephone service hotline for the whole tour

Excluded

  • Arrival to the starting point of the tour
  • Departure at the end of the tour
  • Drinks, tourist tax and all extras
  • Lunch
  • Not mentioned entries
  • Rental bikes and travel insurance
  • All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

Day 1 - ARRIVAL

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Individual arrival at the hotel in Cividale del Friuli/surroundings.

Day 2 - Round trip Cividale del Friuli/surroundings – Udine

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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.

(approx. 30 km or 60 km for the longer option)

Day 3 - Round trip to Slovenia and Brda

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This day takes you across the border to Slovenia and to the 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.

(approx. 45 or 65 km)

Day 4 - Round trip to the castles of the Collio

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The Gorizian hills (Collio in Italian) are well known due to their good wines, 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. The 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.

(approx. 40 or 45 km)

Day 5 - Cividale del Friuli – Cormons – Gradisca d’Isonzo

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Today you leave Cividale and cycle to Cormons, the cultural and economic centre 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 d`Isonzo.

(approx. 35 or 45 km – option via Görz)

Day 6 - Round trip to Aquileia

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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.

(approx. 45 or 75 km for the longer option)

Day 7 - Gradisca d’Isonzo – Trieste

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On the last day of the cycle holiday Trieste, the former Habsburg city, is waiting for you. On the first part of the route, following a breathtaking coastal route, the Karst Plateau accompanies you along the Adriatic Sea. Before you enter the old seaport and commercial town of Trieste, the Castle of Miramare invites you to a visit. Return by train.

(approx. 40 km)

Day 8 - Departure

Individual departure from Gradisca d'Isonzo or extension of your stay.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Classification: self-guided tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Distance: ca. 235-330 km
Starting point: Cividale del Friuli
Arrival:
By car: from the north via the motorway A10 to Villach and further on the A23 to Udine (exit Udine Nord); on
the provincial road 54 to Cividale del Friuli; From the west via the A4 – via Milano and Venezia – and further
on the A23 to Udine (exit Udine Sud); via San Giovanni al Natisone to Cividale.
By train: good possibilities for arrival to Cormons by train. From there you continue by bus. Timetable
available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Airport Trieste, Mestre, Ljubljana. From all of the three places there are good bus/train
connections to Udine/Cormons.
Accomodation:
Agriturismo or hotel 3*** in Cividale/surroundings and hotel 4****category in Gradisca (with swimming
pool).
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
Parking:
Parking facilities at your start hotel.
Rental bikes:
• 21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
• Top bikes
• E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km)
Transfer:
Return transfer by shuttle bus every Tuesday and Sunday from Gradisca to Cividale at a price of € 60.00
per minivan (from 1-8 persons) + € 29.00 for each own bike – reservation at booking and payment on the
spot).

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation within 28 days before the tour begins: 20% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation between 27 and 14 days before the tour begins: 30% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation between 13 and 8 days before the tour begins: 50% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation between 7 and 4 days before the tour begins: 70% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation from 3 days before before the tour begins or “no-show”: 95% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation of the already started trip: 100% of the total travel price.For any change to the booking ( arrival date, duration, transfer due to change in the person of the travel participant, etc.) up to 28 days before departure, a processing fee of Euro 75.00 per booking will be charged. Thereafter, the above cancellation conditions apply. The re-booking of a different tour is only possible in the form of a cancellation (according to cancellation conditions) and subsequent new booking.

In case of cancellation of the trip of a combined bike and barge tour the following cancellation fees will be charged:

  • Cancellation within 85 days prior to commencement of travel: 20% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation between 84 and 60 days prior to commencement of travel: 30% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation between 59 and 42 days before departure: 40% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation between 41 and 29 days prior to commencement of travel: 70% of the total travel price;
  • Cancellation between 28 and 1 day prior to commencement of travel: 90% of the total travel price;
  • “No show” or interruption of the already started trip: 100% of the total travel price.

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