Level 1-2, The first three days of the journey is carried out in mostly flat country. The last three stages are slightly longer and continue through easy and sligthly undulating open country and can be shortened if necessary by using the train.
The first few kilometrees in the laggon city are carried out by bicycle. The nyou take a ferry across to Punta Sabbiono. Before you leave Venice through the "backdoor", the opportunity exists for an excursion to the lighthouse at the outmost end of the island for a last view of the lagoon city and the surrounding islands. On the way to Jesolo one can hardly resist the opportunity to have a refreshing dip into the cool wet. You spend the night in Jsolo or a seaside resort on the Adriatic.
Along the coast and passed the last fishermen`s cottages, you rach Caorle a wonderful seaside resort with a historical centre. On reaching this destination, it signifies leaving the sea for a while as the direction is dictated by the mainland in the direction of the Julian Alps on the horizon. Then you cycle to Portogruaro, your today´s target.
Besides the beaches of the Adriatic, there is a lot to discover;ruings of former Roman cities, ancient churches and loneley landscapes on the edge of the lagoon. A ship brings you to Aquileia.
To begin with today´s stages which continue through the hinterland of Treiste, soaked in a meagre barren landscape of rocky caverns before returning to the sea and a coastline of unique beauty. The coastal road follows through suggestive resorts like Duino, Sistiana, Miramare and Barcola. High above the Gulf of Trieste, entrenched is a city bearing the same name, once a harbour metropolis of the Habsburgs Empire and where you will be spending the night.
Only after a few kilometers today, we take leave of Italy. In Slovenia, the route continues predominantly on cycle paths through well knwon seaside resorts like Koper (Capodistria), Izola (Isola d'Istria) and Piracn (Pirano) to Portoroz, a spa resort on the Slovenian Riviera.
Cycling past the salt gardens of Secovlje where on enormous surfaces and through natural vaporistation, sea salt ist recovered, you cross over the border into Croatia. For a distance, the route goes through the croatian part of Istra, the largest peninsular on the Adriatic with its slightly hilly terrain on the way to Porec, the most important coastal city on the west coast of Istria. It is certainly worth a visit to Euphrasian-Basilica which has been taken up by UNESCO as a Wolrd Cultural Heritage Site.
Individual departure or extension
Arrival days: saturday
Individual Tour: April 13 till October 5, 2013
Guided Tour: May 11, May 18, May 25,2013
Date on July 6 2013 is fully booked. You can arrival on July 7 2013.
Airport: Venice, Treviso
Train station: Venice, Mestre
Parking: parking place on the hotel;Hotelgarage approx €3,-/day
Transfer: every saturday return transfer by boat to venice. Departure approx. 8 am.; Arrival approx. 10.30 am. Price per Person: € 65-75, Transfer own bike possible € 10, reservaton necessary by booking
+ 7 nights, private facilities, breafasst
+ ferry Marano Lagunare - Aquileia
+ daily luggage transfer
+ handlebar bag (as a present) and tour information per room
additional Services Guided tour:
+ Half board
+ Travel guide and support van
+ entries and guided tours like in the programm
+ city tour Triest
Bikes incl. panniers
21-gears women's or men's bicycle,7-gears unisex bicycle with back pedal (on request, limited availability); electro bike (unisex bike, on request, limited availability)e
Additional/extra bed in double with 2 full paying adults:
0-3,99 years: -100%; 4-10,99 years: - 50 %; 11-13 ,99years: -25 %: 14-99 years: -15 %
Individual Tour: 2 persons
Guided Tour: 8 persons
Prices per Person in €
supplement june 27 till Sept. 15
bicycle incl. panniers