Friuli & Slovenia
Italy & Slovenia!
Rolling vineyards, lush green forests and snowcapped mountains form the backdrop for much of our riding along smooth uncrowded roads and bike paths. The views are just as spectacular when we are off the bikes enjoying a variety of multi-sport activities, including river rafting, hiking, and much more.
- May 23 – 30
- September 6 – 12
Duration: 8 days
Ride Type: Road
Average Daily Mileage:
Price from: US$4,195
Crossing the border from Friuli to Slovenia you’ll notice both the continuity and the diversity of this area that has been occupied by various European powers over the years. There’s a lot of history involved in this cycling and multi-sport tour, with a focus on the years during and between the two World Wars. Our visit to the WWI Museum in Caporetto-Kobarid is the best way to get to know the history and the geography of these two regions.
Both Friuli and Slovenia are big wine producers, especially of white wines, and it’s interesting to taste the same grape varietal cultivated in different soils and climates. Friuli’s wine regions of Collio and Colli Orientali del Friuli will be the backdrop of our cycling ride towards Slovenia, and in Slovenia, we pass through the wine areas of Goriska Brda, Kras and Vipavska Dolina. You could witness the beginning of the grape harvest and the start of the wine-making process, with the help of some local wine producers.
DAY 1 – Grado – Aquileia Warm Up
DAY 2 – Collio Hills
DAY 3 – Cividale Loop
DAY 4 – Bovec
DAY 5 – Bovec
DAY 6 – Fusine Lake to Bled
DAY 7 – Ljubljana – Rest Day
DAY 8 – Ljubljana, Departure Day
Amazing mixture of Italian and Austrian/Slavic cultures.
Cycle through the lush vineyards of Friuli’s Collio wine region.
Pristine nature with stunning rivers and the Alps as a spectacular backdrop.
Feel the history of World War I in a truly tangible sense.
Embrace the stunning beauty of Bled Castle on Lake Bled.
Ride through scenery that inspired Hemingway, Freud and Joyce.
Be a pioneer as one of the few cyclists to have explored the beautiful region of Friuli.
Cycling to suit all levels with extra loops available every day for those wanting extra riding.
Visit the UNESCO Heritage sites of Ljubljana and Cividale del Friuli.
Explore the enchanted Radovna Valley and Vintgar Gorge in Slovenia.
7 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels.
Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie.
Daily route support with both guides and our support van.
Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 6 dinners.
Daily extra loop options for those wanting extra riding.
Snacks and drinks for each day’s ride.
Commemorative Cycling Jersey Made in Italy.
Water bottles to keep.
Garmin computers for navigation.
Detailed daily map sheets.
All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff.
All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip.
Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events.
The Friuli and Slovenia tour was a delight. We recommend this trip to cyclers of all ages.
– Ellen Siegler and Devereaux Barnes