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Friuli Cycling Tour

Itinerary for Friuli Cycling Tour

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival at Cividale del Friuli
Individual arrival at the hotel in Cividale del Friuli.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight in Cividale del Friuli

Day 2: Round trip Cividale del Friuli – Udine
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.
Biking approx. 30 km (60 km if choosing the longer option)
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Prepotto

Day 3: Slovenia and Brda
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.
Biking approx. 45 km (65 km if choosing the longer option)
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Prepotto

Day 4: Castles of the Collio
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.
Biking approx. 40-45 km
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Prepotto

Day 5: Cividale del Friuli to Gradisca d’Isonzo
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.
Biking approx. 35-45 km
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Gradisca d`Isonzo

Day 6: Aquileia
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.
Biking approx. 45 km (75 km if choosing the longer option)
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Gradisca d`Isonzo

Day 7: Gradisca d’Isonzo to Trieste
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.
Biking approx. 40 km
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Gradisca d`Isonzo

Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or extension of your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Friuli Cycling Tour
Tour Code: ZZ-BKITFA17
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,045.00
Dates: Apr-Oct

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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