Venice – Trieste – Istria
From the beaches of the Adriatic sea in Italy to Slovenia and Croatia
Price: ab 549.00 €
Venice – Istria
The starting point of this cycle tour is “la Serenissima”, Venice the lagoon city on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. Cycling past the beaches of the classical holiday resorts of Jesolo and Caorle on the Italian Adriatic, an opportunity always presents itself to take a refreshing swim in the sea. Due to this fact, you should never forget to pack your swim gear. Besides these beaches, the inland regions of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia offer countless sites with very special charm waiting to be discovered; Mediaeval fortress towns; Roman archaeological excavations; typical Italian Piazzas and buildings embossed with Venetian influences causing the visitor to forget time and space. While on the one side, the Adriatic stretches calmly and silently, the Julian Alps rise majestically to the north. Finish with a trip down the beautiful Croatian peninsula of Istria. The return journey to Venice can be done by boat.
Characteristics of the route
The cycle trip to Istria is flat until shortly before Trieste, then it continues slight hilly until Porec. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.
- Accomodation in hotels 3*** and 4**** category
- Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
- Personal tour information
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Ship transfer on Day 4
- Well planned routes
- Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
- Telephone service hotline for the entire tour
Free range eggs, handmade spelt pasta, homemade cheese, honey as well as seasonal products such as apples and homemade spreads characterise Maria Riepertinger’s Wastlhof farm. Best of all, the farm is located on the “Direct Marketers Bike Route in Prien”.
Wastlhof – Maria Riepertinger
Every year at the end of September you can sample, buy and enjoy the best products and discover the taste of the region at the traditional Schmatz in Tatz gourmet market. Sampling the best wines, chatting with friends and experiencing living traditions – all under the motto “Slow down and relax”.
Schmatz in Tatz – regional gourmet market
, Southern Burgenland
The whitefish innkeepers at Lake Millstatt do what their ancestors used to do: Every day they take the whitefish from the floating nets and process it straightaway. What the emperor used to enjoyed is still considered a delicacy today.
Whitefish innkeepers at Lake Millstatt
, Lake Millstatt
Chef Stefan Csar serves extraordinary regional 3-Toque cuisine on international level. The icing on the cake of every visit to the Ratschen restaurant are the unconventional Wachter Wiesler wines.
, Southern Burgenland
Specialities from Grey cattle, ham from the water buffalo or bacon and spreads from the Mangalica pig as well as fresh bread from the local baker.
Culinary delights at Lake Neusiedl
, Lake NeusiedlBurgenland
Exclusively using natural hops, the specially developed method of open fermentation and the particularly long fermentation time according to the Slow Brewing philosophy make Trumer Pils a top representative of its genre.
Trumer Private Brewery
, Salzburger Seenland
The Schilcherland Styria is a Garden of Eden and hub of culinary powerhouses that can be experienced up close on the 40 km long Schilcher Wine Route.
AustriaStyria, Schilcherland Steiermark
When preparing his dishes, Toque-chef Michael Lohr places particular emphasis on regionality and seasonal products.
Knappenwirt – modern cuisine meets Styrian home cooking
The region’s biggest and sweetest treat is the Wiesener “strawberry”. The wonderful scent of the sun-ripened fruits and the sparkling Rosalia Frizzante rosé make your mouth water. If it were not a strawberry, you would have to address it like royalty. Meadow festivals, the Mecca of Jazz, the Bad Sauerbrunn Spa Concerts or Forchtenstein Castle are waiting for you with a colourful festival programme.
Culture meets culinary delights
AustriaBurgenland, Rosalia Lake Neufelder See
Yellow, red, blue, dotted, small, large, round and oblong, waxy and floury anyway – potato varieties are like stars in the sky. For Hans Moser and Andrea, this is always an incentive to cultivate unusual “newcomers” in addition to popular standard varieties here in Salzburg’s Lungau region every year.
, Salzburger Lungau Katschberg
The cheese dairy offers visitors the opportunity to look over the shoulders of the cheesemakers as they produce 25 different types of cheese. The different products can be sampled in the adjacent bistro.
Alpine dairy Three Peaks – cheese factory
, Niederdorf – 3 Zinnen
In my bag I have a surprise for leisure cyclists – a regional snack and a good Styrian wine. I won’t say when and where I show up with my picnic hamper.
BIKE-butler Seppi Gombocz
, Bad Radkersburg
Impressions of the trip.
The ideal accommodation is where you feel comfortable.
It serves to retreat, to relax, to switch off.
It is an essential part of a perfect cycling holiday.
Choose one that suits you.