From Aquileia to the sea

Aquileia and the sea

SLOW GUIDED BIKE HOLIDAY IN SMALL GROUP

From 339 €/person
17–19 September 2021 Max. 65 km/day

Gentle rides in the tranquility of the Grado Lagoon and the Friuli hinterland

Easy cycling weekend based in Aquileia, among the small and delightful villages of the Friuli hinterland, where the UNESCO site of Palmanova stands out, and the Grado Lagoon, where pleasant cycle paths overlook the sea. The first day we cycle inland, following cycle paths and narrow streets surrounded by the fertile Friuli countryside, visiting delightful lowland villages, including elegant villas and medieval buildings, up to the incredible military architecture of Palmanova. On Sunday we arrive at the sea crossing large cultivated fields and following small streams, until we reach Grado, a pleasant town overlooking the sea. The weekend is enhanced by a guided tour of the archaeological site of Aquileia, one of the most important cities of the Roman era, and by wine tasting in the cellar.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • The unique shape of Palmanova, Unesco site
  • The scenery of Grado lagoon
  • The mosaics and the archaeological site of Aquileia
  • The taste of Friulian wines
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Cancellation insurance is included in the price!

We care about safety

Bikes are sanitized, and guarantee social distancing.

Need a bike?

Hybrid, gravel or e-bike: choose your way.

Program

Individual arrival in Aquileia.

Bike fitting (if rental included).

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Patriarchi*** in Aquileia.

As soon as we leave Aquileia we find ourselves immersed in the fertile Friulian plain, pedaling along narrow streets surrounded by the large cultivated countryside, where tranquility reigns. We make a stop in Strassoldo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and in Palmanova, the famous star-shaped city.

The lunch break is accompanied by a tasting of typical wines from a winery in the beautiful village of Clauiano.

Once back in Aquileia, a dip in history waits for us: a guided tour of the Basilica and its wonderful mosaics.

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Patriarchi*** in Aquileia.

The itinerary follows country lanes flanked by small streams that run through a stretch of reclaimed lagoon until reaching Punta Sdobba, where the Isonzo river meets the sea.

We follow a cycle path facing the sea until we reach the wide beaches of Grado: the historic center of the town is a jewel, here we stop for lunch and to visit the narrow streets and the beautiful old houses.

On the way back to Aquileia we pedal on a thin strip of land surrounded by the waters of the lagoon, the best postcard for the end of this weekend.

Price and information

Aquileia and the sea (Travel Package, 3 days, 2 nights, 2 days by bike)

339,00 € Accommodation in Double room

383,00 € Accommodation in Single room

Included costs of insurance and booking handling: 15,00 € /person

Deposit 50,00 €

To book, pay deposit and extras online. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure (we’ll send you a link after your online booking).

6–14 people

• 2 nights with breakfast at the Hotel Patriarchi *** in Aquileia

• 2 dinners at the hotel, 3-course menu, including water, glass of wine and coffee

• City taxes

• 2 itineraries

• 1 tour leader by bike

• Guided tour of the Abbey of Aquileia and the baptistery

• Friulian wine tasting (3 glasses) with light lunch

• Medical and luggage insurance

• CANCELLATION INSURANCE (read all details)

– Bike rental (see extra)

– 1 Lunch

– Anything not listed among the included services

+ 40.00 € /person For 2 days of hybrid bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered and collected at the Hotel

+ 65.00 € /person For 2 days of Kalkhoff e-bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered and collected at the Hotel

Booking request

  • 17–19 September 2021 (Book before August 17th!)
  1. Check all documents of the travel contract.
  2. Book online up to 30 days before departure: you pay the deposit (about 20% of the cost of the tour) and the extras.
  3. We’ll send you a link for the payment of the balance. 
  4. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure. In this moment we activate the cancellation insurance.
  5. All done, get ready for your Holidays! 🙂

…Are you late and you want to book? Give us a call!

You might be worried about the actual safety conditions linked with Covid-19. We defined special cancellation policies for 2021 and included the cancellation insurance in all travel packages, read here.

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