2024
Der Alpe Adria Radweg

The Alpe-Adria Cycle Path

From the mountains of Austria to the Italian Adriatic Sea

Salzburg – St. Johann – Villach – Grado

  • Bad Gastein, historic Gemona, world-famous Celtic Museum, blue Adriatic Sea
  • Daily routes ●●●○○, altitude profile ●●●○○

Days
10

Ø km per day
45

Embark on an extensive and varied journey of discovery on two wheels: Follow the Alpe Adria Cycle Path from the Austrian Alps to the Mediterranean Sea. You won‘t be able to stop marvelling at the countless impressions. Right at the beginning of the Alpe Adria Cycle Path, the first highlight awaits you with the Mozart city of Salzburg. Cycle off and discover rugged mountain ranges and wide valleys along numerous rivers. Every effort is immediately followed by the reward of breathtaking views and idyllic villages and towns, such as Bad Gastein. Relax your legs on rapid descents past rushing waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes. Let yourself be infected by the Austrian cosiness and the lively sociability of the Italians. Enjoy delicacies from the cuisine, which is characterised by the most diverse influences. Now only one thing is missing: the sea! Can you imagine a better end to your cycling tour on the Alpe Adria Cycle Route?

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    OE-ITSG9
  • Start / Destination
    Salzburg / Grado
  • Duration
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 365 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map of the Alpe Adria Cycle Route

Day 1: Individual arrival to Salzburg

Plan an early arrival to the world-famous Mozart city of Salzburg. Numerous historical and cultural sights such as Mirabell and Hellbrunn castles and Getreidegasse with Mozart's birthplace await you. We recommend a visit to the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which towers high above the city. Enjoy the wonderful view of the baroque old town from there.

Mirabell Palace Salzburg

Mirabell Palace Salzburg

Day 2: Salzburg – Golling, approx. 30 km

On we go in the direction of the south. Grab your bike right after breakfast and follow the Salzach upstream. Through shady meadows, you'll roll leisurely to Hallein, where you'll explore the oldest salt show mine in the world. Would you rather go to lofty heights than to the depths of a mine? Then take a short hike from Golling to the waterfall of the same name - a natural spectacle in impressive surroundings.

Waterfalls Golling

Waterfalls in Golling

Day 3: Golling – St. Johann, approx. 35 km

You'll get over the moderate climb to Pass Lueg right at the start. You will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Tennengebirge. The Salzach valley narrows here and you pass the Salzachklamm gorge. To the right and left of the path, the over 1000 meter high rock walls rise into the air. The route continues to Bischofshofen. On Epiphany Day, the final jump of the Four Hills Tournament takes place every year at the ski jumping hill. A few kilometers from today's overnight stop is the famous Liechtensteinklamm.

Liechtensteinklamm

Liechtensteinklamm

Day 4: St. Johann – Mölltal, approx. 60 km + train ride

Today the first crisp climb to Oberuntersberg through the wild and romantic Gastein valley awaits you. Once you arrive in the cozy spa town of Bad Gastein, the meters of altitude in your legs are almost forgotten, because warm hospitality and the breathtaking nature of the mountains await you. Would you prefer to take it a little easier? Then take the train from St. Johann to Bad Hofgastein and save yourself some ascents. No matter which means of transport you used to get to Böckstein: Here you change to the train rush in just 10 minutes through the Tauernschleuse to the south side of the main Alpine ridge to Mallnitz in the Mölltal.

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Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

Day 5: Mölltal – Spittal, approx. 30 km

In the saddle, a leisurely ride awaits you in the Mölltal valley through an impressive high-mountain landscape. Soon you will reach the Drava River in the village of Möllbrücke and thus the sunny south of Austria. Leisurely cycle through idyllic villages and enjoy the breathtaking nature. In Spittal an der Drau, visit Porcia Castle, one of the most important Renaissance buildings north of the Alps.

Spittal

Spittal

Day 6: Spittal – Villach, approx. 40 km

This cycling stage you start framed by the imposing mountains of the Carinthian Alps. You cycle along a dike with wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding villages. Over bridges and small footbridges the Alpe-Adria cycle path leads you to Villach. Enchanting nature, grazing cows and many inviting resting places make your bike tour a pure joy! You might think the valley is making way for you. Shortly before Villach, the valley widens and the mountains recede into the background. Villach, the second largest city in Carinthia, awaits you. The Dobratsch is the local mountain, it is also called the mountain of butterflies, as it is home to up to 1300 different species of butterflies.

Villach

Villach

Day 7: Villach – Venzone / surroundings, approx. 60 - 70 km + train ride

Today you leave Austria behind and welcome Italy. The first part, a strenuous climb, you bridge comfortably by train. Before you swing on your bike in Tarvis, stay a little longer in this traditional town. Different languages, cultures and culinary diversity of different cuisines meet here. Pedaling leisurely, you will cycle through the tranquil Canal Valley on the Alpe Adria Cycle Path. The narrow valley impresses with a beautiful panorama of the surrounding forested mountains.

Venzone

Venzone

Day 8: Venzone – Udine, approx. 55 km

Today's stage of the Alpe Adria Cycle Route begins at the foothills of the Julian Alps. It is worth taking a short detour to Gemona. The small historic town was lovingly rebuilt after an earthquake. The columns of the cathedral have been leaning since the quake, but that only makes visiting the town's landmark more interesting. Swing back into the saddle and marvel at the view that awaits you. You leave the rugged mountain ranges behind and follow the path, which is now lined with vines.

Udine

Udine

Day 9: Udine – Grado, approx. 55 km

Stroll through Udine and let yourself be infected by the conviviality of its inhabitants. Visit the Venetian buildings and stop at a typical wine bar for a tasting of the local grape varieties. You will cycle through wide reed landscapes and along small waterfalls. Soon the salty scent of the sea wafts around your nose, a sign that the destination of your journey on the Alpe Adria Cycle Path is not far away. The former fishing town of Grado lies in a lagoon, surrounded by wonderful flora and fauna.

Grado

Grado

Day 10: Individual departure or extension

After eventful days, your cycling trip on the Alpe Adria Cycle Route unfortunately already ends. If you want to feel the sea air even longer, we will gladly extend your stay with an extra night.

Grado Adriatic Sea

Farewell to the Adriatic Sea

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 27.04.2024 to 05.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
27.04. - 10.05.
28.09. - 05.10.
from1349 €
Season B
11.05. - 24.05.
07.09. - 27.09.
from1499 €
Season C
25.05. - 06.09.

from1569 €

All prices per person in double room

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Services

  • 9 nights with breakfast, national 3* / 4*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Grado, no limit on number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Train ride Böckstein – Mallnitz incl. Bike
  • Train ride Villach – Tarvis incl. bike
  • Travel documents with maps (1x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Child discount

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour for young people only in good physical condition.

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Additional services

Additional fee single room

439 €

Return transfer incl. bike (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)

215 €

Return transfer excl. bike (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)

175 €

All prices are per person
Additional nights
Room
Breakfast
Price
Grado (Season A)
 DBL

105 €

 SGL

159 €

Grado (Season B)
 DBL

115 €

 SGL

169 €

Grado (Season C)
 DBL

125 €

 SGL

179 €

Salzburg (Season A)
 DBL

99 €

 SGL

165 €

Salzburg (Season B)
 DBL

105 €

 SGL

169 €

Salzburg (Season C)
 DBL

119 €

 SGL

185 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
109 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
279 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 21-gear unisex bike derailleur with freewheel (men's bike from 1.80 m)
  • Electric bike
Equipment

Luggage bag, handlebar bag, odometer, bike lock, air pump, puncture kit

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7- / 21-gear rental bike

109 €

E-bike / pedelec

279 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    OE-ITSG9
  • Start / Destination
    Salzburg / Grado
  • Duration
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 365 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Note
    In Austria, helmets are compulsory for children up to 12 years.
  • Parking information
    Hotel parking, cost depending on arrival hotel between 8 – 20 € / day.
    Public parking garage about 95 € / week.
    No reservation by Radweg travel possible.
  • Return to Salzburg
    Optional with a minibus every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, duration about 4.5 hours, must be specified when booking.
    Would you like to continue after the transfer not yet directly, you can book additional nights in Salzburg.
    You can also book the transfer from Grado to Salzburg before the bike tour. So you can continue after the tour from Grado immediately. Please write us your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Alternatively, on your own with the train, some connections per day, duration from about 5.5 hours, 1 – 3 x change.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility notice
    The trip is suitable for people with limited mobility only conditionally. Simply contact us regarding your individual needs.
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Days
10

Ø km per day
45