Salzburg to Venice
Cycling from Salzburg to Venice, from one iconic place to another, from the Alps to the Adriatic coast… This outstanding 8-day cycling tour impresses both history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts, offering an unforgettable experience full of charming towns, fresh air, unspoiled nature, interesting sights, and warm hospitality.
The Salzburg to Venice cycling tour begins by crossing two Austrian regions, i.e. the states of Salzburg and Carinthia, which extend along rivers and among magnificent Alpine peaks. Relaxing in a spa in the Gastein Valley is followed by a train ride across a mountain barrier and the arrival to the city of Villach, which albeit being located at the foot of the Alps shows the Mediterranean spirit. Exiting Austria, the cycling holiday continues with a quick visit to Italian Tarvisio and an overnight in the Slovenian Alpine resort of Kranjska Gora.
Comfortable cycling through the beautiful Radovna Valley leads to Lake Bled, the symbol of Slovenia’s beauty. The panoramic train ride from Bled to the lower Soča Valley that follows next is one of the highlights of the tour. Cycling starts again in the lovely town of Kanal with the path running along the emerald Soča river. Reaching the Tuscany-like landscape of Goriška Brda, covered in vineyards and orchards, one can already feel the sea breeze, as the road is leaving the mountains behind.
On the last, non-cycling day of the tour leaves Slovenia and enters the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The small villages as well as beautiful mansions and villas speak of the rich historical background, offering a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. The tour ends with breakfast at Brda and with a transfer to Mestre, a suburb of Venice city, which makes a good starting point if you plan to visit Venice city in the afternoon.
- Diverse moderate cycling from the Alps to the Mediterranean coast
- Cycling tour in Austria, Slovenia, and Italy in only 8 days
- Rich cultural and natural heritage on the way
- Excellent local cuisine and wine
- Cycling along rivers, vineyards, lakes, and the sea
- Cycling along a part of the Alpe Adria Cycling Track
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