Roadbiking Dolomites to Trieste

Northern Italy Italy: (ZZ-BKITFA21)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/biking_italy_dolomites_trieste_road.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
Take in three countries in one week by road bike: Italy, Austria and Slovenia.

On this adventure, you will witness varying and unique mountain ranges; untouched natural landscapes; crystal clear lakes; soft wine lands embedded against the hillsides and above all, extraordinary sought out stages provide the ideal backdrop for a sporting race bike holiday.

This tour facilitates a combination of sprinting and comfortable coasting on streets aside of the big traffic. Your sporting efforts will be rewarded by the range of culinary delights accompanied by a drop of wine. A spectacular final stage continues along the Adriatic coastline to Trieste formerly the harbour city of the Habsburg Empire.

Accomodation

Accommodations
During this trip, nights are spent in different locations.

Description
Accommodations consist of a mixture of 3 and 4 star hotels offering private bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

Local tax
Some cities charge a tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or check-out at the hotels.
This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season and the number of days of stay. It is usually between 1 and 5 € per person per night.


Meals
All breakfasts are included.

Riding

Approx. 600-605km total

Rental bikes:
BIANCHI INTENSO CARBON – Veloce/Shimano 105 10V Compact (on request, limited availability) or similar version.

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary: Option with overnight in Cividale del Friuli - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco


Day 2: Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco) to Oberdrauburg
The first kilometers to Abfaltersbach in East-Tyrol (Austria) will warm up your muscles. The following ascents will demand ambition from every cyclist. In Lesach and Gailtal valley you will be rewarded with a marvellous rural landscape, traditions & customs and lots of cultural sites. A last ascent over the Gailbergsattel and a rapid downhill ride will take you to Oberdrauburg.
Biking approx. 85 km / ascent 1200 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Oberdrauburg


Day 3: Oberdrauburg to Feistritz an der Gail
Following the river Gail you continue heading south, passing small typical villages. Soon you will reach the Pressegger See. With up to 28° C water temperature, the „Bath of the Gailtal“ is one of the warmest lakes in Austria and is one of the first to open the swimming season in Carinthia. If you like the athletic challenge, you can choose the more challenging option via lake Weißensee. Right after the start the first steep ascent towards Weißensee is waiting for you (as an option to shorten this part you can use a boat ride – ticket not included). After a while you will reach lake Farchtensee, following the valley and passing small villages you arrive in Feistritz an der Gail.
Biking approx. 70 km / ascent 390 m (or option via Weißensee approx. 75 km / ascent 1.000 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Feistritz an der Gail


Day 4: Feistritz an der Gail to Bled
Shortly after Kärnten (Carinthia) you reach the border and continue towards Tarvis. After a comfortable introduction to this stage, you will start to scale up to Passo del Predil. The pass serves as border between Italy and Slovenia and the deserted border station signifies the end of the ascent before dipping speedily downwards. By looping back and forth, you work your way up to the Vrsic. The journey through the Triglav National park in the Julian Alps and passing by Kranjska Gora and Jesenice will direct you through some of the most unique landscape settings offering clear lakes, foamy rivulets, thundering waterfalls, undisclosed ravines and the Triglav Mountain, the highest in Slovenia and namesake of the eponymous National Park. The day fades away at the romantic lake Bled.
Biking approx. 125 km / ascent 2 200 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bled


Day 5: Bled to Cividale del Friuli
The farewell to Bled could prove to be a little gloomy, but the valley in Bohinj will soon enough bring euphoria as you take in its wide and breath-taking grandeur edged by the jagged cliffs and peaks of the Julian Alps. You will encounter the first challenges of the day as you cycle through the saddle of Mount “Bohinjsko Sedlo”. Again and again, you are rewarded with exceptional views of the summits crowning the Triglav massiv and the Savatal Mountains. As you cycle down the other side at a racy speed into the Soca Valley, you will catch a glimpse beyond the mountains towards the shore. As you bypass Tolmin and Kobarid, it will be a sign of your departure from Slovenia. Your energy store will be replenished at dinner with pasta and wine in Cividale del Friuli.
Biking approx. 120 km / ascent 1 700 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Cividale del Friuli


Day 6: Cividale del Friuli to Gradisca d’Isonzo
Close to Cividale del Friuli and near to the Slovenian border, you will find the Castelmonte Abbey, one of the oldest places for Christian Pilgrimages in Italy. Continue through the Collio Goriziano the best known wine region in Italy. As you cycle up and down the hills and dales, you will leave behind a myriad of wine estates. The fragrant perfumes of the vines tempt a sampling of the pressed nectar at the numerous wine cellars along the route.
Biking approx. 110 km / ascent 1 500 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Gradisca d’Isonzo


Day 7: Gradisca d’Isonzo to Trieste
From a distance your face will be caressed by a soft sea breeze proclaiming the ever nearing Adriatic Sea. The hinterland dotted with Karsts formations is a region made up of white broken limestone cliffs housing countless caves leaning towards a slightly bizarre appearance. The high Karsts plateaus submerge into the deep blue water and the white precipices tower vertically towards the sky the coastal road trails through evocative resorts such as Duino, Sistiana, Miramare and Barcola. Time should be allocated to visit Castle Miramare nestled in the middle of a beautiful park perched high above the bay of Grignano. Over the Gulf of Trieste you will spend a night in the city bearing the same name and past times, the harbour metropolis of the Habsburg Empire.
Biking approx. 90 km / ascent 850 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Trieste


Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or extension of your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary: Option with 2 nights in Bled - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco


Day 2: Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco) to Oberdrauburg
The first kilometers to Abfaltersbach in East-Tyrol (Austria) will warm up your muscles. The following ascents will demand ambition from every cyclist. In Lesach and Gailtal valley you will be rewarded with a marvellous rural landscape, traditions & customs and lots of cultural sites. A last ascent over the Gailbergsattel and a rapid downhill ride will take you to Oberdrauburg.
Biking approx. 85 km / ascent 1200 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Oberdrauburg


Day 3: Oberdrauburg to Feistritz an der Gail
Following the river Gail you continue heading south, passing small typical villages. Soon you will reach the Pressegger See. With up to 28° C water temperature, the „Bath of the Gailtal“ is one of the warmest lakes in Austria and is one of the first to open the swimming season in Carinthia. If you like the athletic challenge, you can choose the more challenging option via lake Weißensee. Right after the start the first steep ascent towards Weißensee is waiting for you (as an option to shorten this part you can use a boat ride – ticket not included). After a while you will reach lake Farchtensee, following the valley and passing small villages you arrive in Feistritz an der Gail.
Biking approx. 70 km / ascent 390 m (or option via Weißensee approx. 75 km / ascent 1.000 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Feistritz an der Gail


Day 4: Feistritz an der Gail to Bled
Shortly after Kärnten (Carinthia) you reach the border and continue towards Tarvis. After a comfortable introduction to this stage, you will start to scale up to Passo del Predil. The pass serves as border between Italy and Slovenia and the deserted border station signifies the end of the ascent before dipping speedily downwards. By looping back and forth, you work your way up to the Vrsic. The journey through the Triglav National park in the Julian Alps and passing by Kranjska Gora and Jesenice will direct you through some of the most unique landscape settings offering clear lakes, foamy rivulets, thundering waterfalls, undisclosed ravines and the Triglav Mountain, the highest in Slovenia and namesake of the eponymous National Park. The day fades away at the romantic lake Bled.
Biking approx. 125 km / ascent 2 200 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bled


Day 5: Rest Day in Bled
Enjoy one day off at the beautiful lake Bled situated in a picturesque environment, surrounded by mountains and forests.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bled


Day 6: Bled to Gradisca d’Isonzo
A day of cycling into the Bohinj valley awaits! The Bohinj valley is a wide breathtakingly beautiful valley with cragged slopes of the Julian Alps. With the Bohinjsko Sedlo you will have the first challenge of the day. Marvellous view over the Triglav massiv and the Sava valley accompany you. Cycling through the Soca Valley you will arrive to Gradisca d’Isonzo where you will spend the night.
Biking approx. 130 km / ascent 1 600 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Gradisca d’Isonzo


Day 7: Gradisca d’Isonzo to Trieste
From a distance your face will be caressed by a soft sea breeze proclaiming the ever nearing Adriatic Sea. The hinterland dotted with Karsts formations is a region made up of white broken limestone cliffs housing countless caves leaning towards a slightly bizarre appearance. The high Karsts plateaus submerge into the deep blue water and the white precipices tower vertically towards the sky the coastal road trails through evocative resorts such as Duino, Sistiana, Miramare and Barcola. Time should be allocated to visit Castle Miramare nestled in the middle of a beautiful park perched high above the bay of Grignano. Over the Gulf of Trieste you will spend a night in the city bearing the same name and past times, the harbour metropolis of the Habsburg Empire.
Biking approx. 90 km / ascent 850 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Trieste


Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or extension of your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Roadbiking Dolomites to Trieste

Rates include:

Accommodation, All breakfasts, Tour information package (maps, route description...), Luggage transfer & Telephone hotline for the entire tour.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20218 day self-guided tour€770$915
    • Single supplement€180$215
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2021 Shuttle transfer every Saturday from Trieste to Tolbach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorff/Villabassa, pp 80 $95
2021 Roadbike rental, pp (for enture week) 195 $235
2021 GPS rental 25 $30
2021 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0

Season Tour Dates Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 05/15 - 05/22 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 05/22 - 05/29 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 05/29 - 06/05 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 06/05 - 06/12 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 06/12 - 06/19 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 09/25 - 10/02 8d / 7n / Reserve

Dates Note: Custom dates possible for groups of 5+ pax

Rates do not include:

Transfers, Drinks, Lunches and Dinners, Rental bikes & Travel insurance.
Tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.

Other Info
Meeting: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco
Airport: Innsbruck
Transfer:

Climate:
                                        Cividale del Friuli area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

46

49

57

64

73

80

84

84

74

65

55

47

Average Low Temperature (°F)

30

31

37

43

51

58

61

61

53

47

40

32

Average High Temperature (°C)

8

9

14

18

23

26

29

29

24

18

13

9

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-1

-1

3

6

11

14

16

16

12

8

4

0

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

6

5

6

8

9

8

7

7

8

9

9

7

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Because of its proximity with the coast, this region benefits from a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and lots of sunshine all year long.

What To Bring: