Look forward to Toblach, the gateway to the Dolomites. Arrive early so you have enough time to enjoy Toblach harbors with the Dobbiaco Lake, a very special natural jewel. Free parking near the hotel.
Enjoy today a wonderful bike route. Your bike trip starts at the level of the watershed of the rivers Drava and Rienz. Always slightly downhill, you roll on the good asphalt of the Drava cycle path from South Tyrol to East Tyrol. The impressive mountain scenery of the Dolomites is your fantastic companion today. Look forward to the Austrian town of Lienz. Visit Schloss Bruck and marvel at the beautiful frescoes. You cycle to Oberdrauburg on flat paths.
You start the day comfortably with a short transfer (7 km) in the minibus to the Gailbergpass. Look forward to a great descent to Kötschach-Mauthen. Now you cycle away from the traffic on the bike path along the Gailtal parallel to the Italian border. The imposing mountain ranges of the Carnic and Gailtal Alps are close enough to touch. Featured destinations such as the Garnitzenklamm or the Pressegger Lake, one of the warmest lakes in Austria invite you to take a break, before completing the day in Feistritz an der Gail.
The signposted cycle path leads you through small villages, past old farms and inns. Try the local specialties. Homemade products such as the "Gailtaler bacon" and "Gailtaler Alm cheese" makes the cycling even easier. Look forward to Slovenia and to a unique cycle path which leads through a beautiful idyllic and far more unspoilt countryside. Past the famous ski resort of Kranjska Gora you cycle to Bled. Let yourself be enchanted by this romantic place, from the turquoise lake, the picturesque island with a church and the surrounding mountains, which are reflected in the lake in the evening.
In the morning you have a transfer by train which saves you before the long climb up to the pass. You reach comfortable the beautiful Soca Valley. The river Soca with its emerald hues and its whitewater is considered one of the most pristine rivers in the Alps and will certainly draw you into its spell. Not only cyclists but also whitewater canoeists and paragliders get inspired by the fantastic nature. Lovers of good food and wine get their money' worth today, not only on the road but also in the historical town of Cividale. Look forward to a worthwhile tour, marvel at the Devil's Bridge and enjoy Italian flair on the splendid Piazza del Duomo.
Look forward to another landscape change. You cycle on small roads and byways through the small but beautiful wine-growing region Collio Gorizia. Enjoy a break with wonderful views of wide wine hills in the background the Alps and numerous wine cellars. Look forward to the small town of Gradisca, surrounded by the remains of an ancient city wall. Marvel at the Palazzo dei Provveditori (15th c.) And visit the old town in the Enoteca, which invites you to taste of fine local wines. Those who want can cycle the longer tour (70 km) via the beautiful Udine.
Today the Karst accompanies you on the way to the Adriatic Sea, a stretch of coastline of unique beauty. Where the elevated plateaus plunge into the deep blue waters and the white cliffs rise vertically from the sea to heaven, you follow the coastal road through small villages like Duino, Sistiana and Miramare. Take a break and visit the Castle Miramare, just outside Trieste, which is within easy reach of the beach promenade. Stroll through the Piazza dell'Unita, along the Grand Canal and visit the Serbian Orthodox Church and the historic San Spiridone cafe San Marco.
Individual departure or extension of your stay.
Prices / Dates
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
- Video tour breefing (2024)
- Transfer with bus froim Oberdrauburg to the Gailbergpass
- Transfer by train from Bled to Most na Soci
Below please find more information about your bike trip from the Dolomites to Trieste. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Arrival by car
On the Brenner motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit Franzensfeste Pustertal then through the Pustertal Valley (SS49) to Niederdorf or Toblach, depending on the location of your hotel Alternative: Drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the Alta Pusteria to Toblach or Niederdorf, depending on the location of your hotel.
Arrival by train
Toblach and Niederdorf are accessible by train via Munich or Innsbruck over the “Brenner/Brennero” to Franzensfeste. Change trains for the Pusteria Valley/Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf or Toblach depending on the location of your hotel. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to you hotel. Current schedule information and price information can be found online:
Arrival by plane
The nearest airports to Toblach and Niederdorf are in Treviso (178km), Venice Marco Polo (190km), Trieste Ronchi Legionari (185km) or Innsbruck (130km). Please note a public transport journey to Toblach or Niederdorf takes several hours from the airports.
Parking facilities at the hotel
Near the start hotels is a free, unguarded public car park for the entire duration of the bike trip. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Condition of cycle paths
The tour to Trieste is quite an easy tour; the last three stages are a bit hilly but without steep or long climbs. The tour goes along bike paths (Drau valley, Gail valley, Slovenia) or very quiet side roads (Soca valley, Collio), through small villages and picturesque landscape. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14. Only when you approach bigger citys (Bled, Gradisca, Triest) you have to use roads with more or less traffic.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between women’s and men's bicycles with 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes (all unisex). Please reserve the bikes as early as possible to guarantee availability. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
Transfer back to the starting point of the journey
On Saturdays and from 24.05. - 05.07.2023 additionally on Wednesdays (2024: all Wednesdays) there is the possibility to transfer back to Dobbiaco / Niederdorf with a small bus (with bike trailer). The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has enough space for you, your luggage and (when required) your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage. Alternatively, you can use the SAF bus from Trieste. Start daily at about 06.40 am to San Candido (no bicycle transport possible, duration approx. 5 hours). Timetable and details can be found at:
Touring information and rental bike
The personal touring information with rental bike takes place on the day of arrival in the hotel. Any changes will be announced upon arrival at the reception (as of 2023).
Special dates are possible on request from 5 persons.
Option: 2 nights in Bled instead of one night in Cividale
Day 5: Bled Enjoy a rest day at Lake Bled!
Day 6: Bled - Gorizia - Gradisca (about 40 km) After transferring with the "Wocheiner Bahn", which will save you the climb to the Bohinjsko pass, you will reach the Socatal, which is popular with canoeists and adventure sportsmen. Along the river you reach the divided city of Gorizia and through the vineyards of the Collio you reach Gradisca, where you end the day.
Costs which are not included in the price
A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the hotel.
7 day hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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