The city of the patriarchs

Aquileia

mtb friuli percorsi per bici Departure​: Sunday June 3rd, 2018​, 9:00 AM​
Meeting place: ​Ingresso Grado, Piazza Carpaccio, presso Stazione bus
Recommended parking: ​​Free parks
Specs: L= 37km, 3 h​ (avg 15 km/h)
Price: 20€/person
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 30
Languages:​ Italian, English, German-Deutsch
Required: helmet approved for bikes!

More than two millennia of history between two exemplary cities: Grado and Aquileia, UNESCO heritage. On two wheels between Roman, Dalmatian and Venetian scenarios, surrounded by the Lagoons of Marano and Grado first, on the beaches of the Gulf of Trieste then, finally arriving at the northern tip of the Sea Adriatic. A circuit of 54 km all flat, completely on bike lanes or secondary roads: a track suitable for everyone. Watchers of stationary / resident and migratory birds at the Nature Reserve of Val Cavanata, concluding the trip to the Alpe Adria International Cycle Path. Typical tasting at the return to the center of Grado along the Viale Duca d'Aosta.

Between Nature and History

Entry to the Alps

mtb friuli percorsi per bici Departure​: Sunday July 1st, 2018, 9:00​ AM
Meeting place​: ​Gemona del Friuli, Piazza Comelli
Recommended parking​: Train station park
Specs: L= 41km, D+= 210m, 4h (media 10 km/h)
Price: 20€/person
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 30
Languages:​ Italian, English, German-Deutsch
Required: helmet approved for bikes!

The uniqueness of Friuli, with unforgettable examples of nature and history. Quiet cycling along the Alpe Adria cycle path, the "track of the year" at the tourism fair in Amsterdam in 2015. The historic centers of Gemona del Friuli and Venzone, chosen as Borgo dei Borghi in 2017, explored admiring all their peculiarities, a symbol of past history. Very obligatory stopping places: In light climbs you pass and you go along the Tagliamento River, surrounded by nature. We then reach the Lake of Cavazzo and its nature reserve. Return around Monte Tre Corni on the edge of the High Plain, near the arrival of tasting break and tastings at Agriturismo Londero, Gemona.

From mounts to sea on two wheels

Alpe Adria - Tour 2018

Salzburg (A) - Grado (IT)

mtb friuli percorsi per bici Starting date​: Monday June 4th 2018, 8:30 AM​
Arrival date: Sunday June 10th 2018, 8:00 PM​
Meeting point​: Via Melegnano Park, Udine - Near Panorama shop, Viale Palmanova, Udine
Recommended parking: Train station (V. Vascello), Panorama shop (V.Melegnano)
Duration​​: 7 days, L= 410km, D+= 2400m (average 12 km/h)
Price​​: to be defined
Minimum participants: 8
Maximum participants: 24
Languages​:​ Italian, English, German
Required: helmet approved for bikes!
Bike in good condition, cycling clothes with spare parts, usual clothes for evenings and visits.

A journey from the Austrian and mountainous city of Salzburg, home of the famous Mozart, to the Italian city and marina of Grado, also known as Isola del Sole (Sun Island) or Prima Venezia (First Venice).
Six days by bike along the Alpe Adria Cycle Path, prestigious international cycle path awarded in Amsterdam in 2015 as "Cycleway of the Year".
We will explore, observe, appreciate all the beauties present, often avoided traveling with other means, such as the Austrian Alps and the rivers Salzach and Gastein, bordered in the early days. Climb to the group of the Ankogel mountain, with views of the colossal peaks of the Gross Glockner and Gross Venediger. We will arrive therefore in Carinthia, crossing the centers of Spittal an der Grau and Villach, thus reaching the Italy-Austria border. We then proceed along the old railway along the Val Canal del Ferro immersed in the Julian Alps, between peaks and waterfalls on the sides of the cycle path. Passage to the beautiful historic towns of Gemona del Friuli, Venzone, Udine and Aquileia, Unesco heritage. Arrival in Grado, an island in the northern gulf of the Adriatic Sea.
An itinerary that offers interesting as well as unforgettable attractions, both historical and naturalistic, scattered throughout the development.

4 days by bike discovering...

Bike tour: da Palmanova a Trieste

Unesco cities, Lagoon and Sea, Caves and Karst highlands

mtb friuli percorsi per bici Starting date​: Tuesday June 26th 2018, 9:00 AM​
Arrival date: Friday June 29th 2018, 6:00 PM​
Meeting point​: Main square, Palmanova (UD)
Duration​​: 4 days, L= 130km, D+= ~350m (average 10 km/h)
Price​​: to be defined
Minimum participants: 6
Maximum participants: 24
Languages​:​ Italian, English, German
Required: helmet approved for bikes!
Bike in good condition, cycling clothes with spare parts, usual clothes for evenings and visits.

A 4-day bike tour departing from Palmanova and arriving in Trieste, always staying close to the water of the Gulf and the lagoons.
The cycling route is developed on the Alpe Adria and Adriatic Sea Cycleways, asphalted secondary roads and dirt roads, always passable with travel bikes.
You will cross unique historical centers and explore two unforgettable UNESCO cities. We will travel from the plain towards the sea, passing in the middle between two lagoons. A day to discover the environments and habitats still intact with birdwatching and Camargue horse riding. We then reach the Carso (Karst), a plateau that triumphs on vertical walls on the sea. Visit the historic center of the city of Trieste, between castles and historic buildings, finishing it all, the last day, inside the Giant Cave, breathtaking experience in the largest natural underground atrium in the world!
This Tour will give you a unique experience: a journey between history and nature as unique as unforgettable, with tastings of local products, of the highest level, more than well appreciated after a ride.

The Caves plateau

Carso

mtb friuli percorsi per bici Departure​: Sunday April 22nd, 2018, 9:00​ AM
Meeting place: ​Basovizza small lake area, Road SP10, Basovizza (TS)
Recommended parking: ​Free park
Specs: L= 34km, D+= 430m, 4h​ (avg < km/h)
Price: 20€/person
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 30
Languages:​ Italian, English, German-Deutsch
Required: helmet approved for bikes!

The Karst (Carso): limestone rocks located between the Julian Alps (I) and the Bebie Alps (HR) form a plateau. Plane sections mixed with light ascents and descents lead along its surface, characterized by karst erosion by flattening, furrowed fields, sinkholes and ponds. Many of these are skirted and seen during the ride, along with the numerous caves, all surrounded by intact vegetation, especially in Rosandra Valley, with a view of the northern tip of the Adriatic Sea. Refreshment and tasting of local food at the Agriturismo Picko, Gropada.
Agreement lunch (+15€, all included) at Agriturismo Picko, Gropada. E-bike rental, full day: 35€.

Tastes of centuries of history

Forum Julii

mtb friuli percorsi per bici Departure​: Saturday 19th, 2018, 10:00 AM​
Meeting place: Cividale, Bar Caffe 'At Station, Viale Libertà, 47
Recommended parking: ​Old train station
Specs: L= 30km, D+= 190m, 4h​ (avg < 10 km/h)
Price: 20€/person
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 30
Languages:​ Italian, English, German-Deutsch
Required: helmet approved for bikes!

Short and simple trail between hills, mountains and gorges, vineyards, meadows and forests: an excursion for everyone starting from the historic city, Unesco heritage, of Cividale del Friuli, continuing in the wine-making campaign towards the historical as spectacular Rocca Bernarda. Go down and follow the Romagno Woods, crossing ancient, vast and intact woods. Following a break of tasting of local wines at the town of Spessa. Then you reach the unforgettable bridges over the Natisone River gorge at the localities of Ipplis and Firmano.