Alpe Adria Cycle Path from Salzburg to Grado

from 1 050 € / pers.

Reference : SLZ1
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From April to October
Departure: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your bike trip along Alpe Adria

From the Alps to the sea! What a good association of Austria‘s impressive Alpine region and Italy‘s southern flair. On your bike you simply experience more: more romantic rivers and roaring waterfalls, more pretty historic town centres and defiant castles, more craggy mountain peaks and of course an increase in scenic, architectural and culinary delights. And last but not least: the Adriatic Sea.

Fully booked departure dates :

from 19.05 to 19.06, from 23.06 to 26.06, on 07.07, 18.08, 19.08, 09.09, 17.09 and 24.09.2022.

Day 1 : Arrival in Salzburg

Individual arrival in Salzburg. Winding alleyways and squares invite you to take a stroll and languorous cafés entice you to sample genuine Austrian café-specialities.

Day 2 : Salzburg - St Johann | 65 km

Out of Salzburg and off headed South. You cycle along wetlands in the shade along the river Salzach to Hallein, a formerly wealthy Celtic town due to salt mining. Hallein surprises with a romantic historic town centre including little alleyways, archways and oppulent house fronts. Past the roaring waterfall you pass Golling and continue along the well-developed cycle path onwards to St. Johann.

Day 3 : St Johann - Mölltal Valley | 60 km + train ride

Shortly after Schwarzach you bid farewell to the river Salzach, from today onwards the Gasteiner Ache leads you through the wild-romantic Gasteiner-valley. Via Dorfgastein and Bad Hofgastein you cycle into the renowned spa- and ski resort Bad Gastein situated at the foot of the Hohen Tauern-mountain chain, offering a variety of natural history- and architectural sights. The Gasteiner waterfall is the landmark situtated in the centre of town, which has been the focal point of many artists and poets. Now it is only a short distance to Böckstein, where a train takes you in only 10 minutes through the ‚Tauernschleuse‘ to the other side of the Alps to Mallnitz. Back on your bike you enjoy the speedy descent to your hotel in the Mölltal-valley.

Day 4 : Mölltal Valley - Villach | 70 km

Initially you cycle along the river Möll through the impressive alpine landscapes today. The Drautal-valley starts in the village of Möllbrücke and hence the sunny South of Austria. Nearly effortlessly your bike rolls in a slight descent along the river Drau. In Spittal you get to visit the Renaissance-palace ‚Porcia‘ – sometimes called the ‚most beautiful Renaissance-building north of the Alps‘. Just a bit more pedalling and soon you have reached Villach, with its enchanting old part of town, Southern flair and inviting pubs and restaurants.

Day 5 : Villach - Venzone surroundings | 60 km + train ride

You bypass the ascent to Tarvis by train. In Italy too the cycle paths are well-developed and so you cycle leisurely downhill through the Kanaltal-valley and from your bike get to marvel at the beauty of the Friulian alpine region with its intact, unspoilt nature and extensive forests. Your Day Finish is one of the picturesque villages located at the foothills of the Julian Alps.

Day 6 : Venzone Surroundings – Udine | 60 km

At the Southern exit of the Kanaltal-valley is the location of one of the most beautiful historic villages of the Friulian-Julian-Veneto. The focus of the village of Gemona del Friuli is the majestic cathedral Santa Maria Assunta and will blow you away. En route to Udine you come across the first vineyards and vines along the cycle route. Once you arrive in town feel and experience the ‚dolce vita‘ over a coffee enjoyed on the ‚Piazza‘ or during a stroll through the alleyways whilst marvelling at the late Gothic and Renaissance architecture.

Day 7 : Udine - Grado | 55 km

Feel the warm breeze of the sirocco! You cycle through vast reed scenery and along little water canals towards the Gulf of Venice. In the Roman city of Aquileia, the so-called ‚second Rome‘, we recommend you definitely plan a break before reaching the end destination of your holiday. One of the most popular Adriatic beach resorts, the historic little fishing town Grado, will not only excite you with the extensive sandy beach, but also the historic harbour and the narrow alleyways with lovely restaurants all ooze Italian flair.

Day 8 : Departure in the day

Select your category

standard category
Reference: SLZ1 STD
Low season
  • from April 30th to May 11th
    from September 29th to October 8th
  • Departure: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 050 € / pers.
300 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from May 12th to June 1st
    from September 8th to 28th
  • Departure: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 140 € / pers.
300 € / pers.*
High season
  • from June 2nd to September 7th
  • Departure: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 230 € / pers.
300 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom) in hotels 3 and 4*
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 6 days with helmet
• Train ride Böckstein – Mallnitz incl. your bike
• Train ride Villach – Tarvis incl. your bike
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures, GPX files and App for navigation
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• 0 Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Grado to Salzbourg and personal bike repatriation
• City taxes

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: SLZ1 STD
Extra night in Salzbourg
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
High season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
Extra night in Grado
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.*


• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 120 € / pers.
• Return transfer from Grado to Salzburg

Return transfer to Salzburg every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning – extra EUR 25 for your own bike, to be paid for in advance, reservation is necessary.

+ 170 € / pers.

• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking) – Indicatice price – Please contact us.
+ 500 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

VTC KTM 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmets are not provided.
We suggest to bring yours.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
Practical details
  •  Bikes will be delivered on spot in your hotel
  • At the end of your tour, please leave the bikes in the last hotel. We will take care of the reapatriation.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Salzburg
> Return

Your journey

You mainly cycle on well-developed cycle paths and quiet side roads. Only a few sections lead you also along roads with heavier traffic or on dirt paths. Overall the route leads you on slightly hilly terrain, the most challenging section between St. Johann and the Gasteiner-valley can also be completed and bypassed by train.

How to arrive in Salzburg

By train:

Salzburg train station
For more information :

By Plane :

Salzburg airport

By Car :

Hotel car park about EUR 10/ day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary!
Public park garage about EUR 65/ week


This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France : see tabs “rates” and “see all the rates”.

By train :
Salzbourg train station.
For more information, do not hesitate to visit :

By plane :
Salzbourg airport.