Dolomites to Trieste via Lake Bled at the Foot of the Julian Alps

    4.6/5 (26)
    7 nights | 37 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 699
    Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths
    4.6/5 (26)

    7 nights | 37 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 699

    Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths

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    • Dolomites to Trieste

      7 night self guided bike tour in Italy and Slovenia

      Starting in the northeast Dolomites, the first part of the tour follows the River Drau through the same-named valley, and then on through the Gail Valley on comfortable bike paths in Austria. After a short detour to the Italian border town of Tarvis, you continue on to Slovenia.

      The picturesque Lake Bled at the foot of the Julian Alps is ideal for rest before the transfer to the south side of the Alps to the famous wine area of Collio in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The former capital town of Lombard region, Cividale is well worth a visit. A spectacular final stage continues along the Adriatic coastline to Trieste, formerly the harbor city of the Habsburg Empire.

      Highlights

      • The mountains of the South Tyrolean and East Tyrolean Dolomites
      • The capital of East Tyrol, the sunny town of Lienz
      • Lake Pressegg
      • Border town of Tarvis
      • Bled and Lake Bled
      • The undiscovered countryside of Slovenia
      • The hills of Collio Goriziano, a famous wine growing area in Friuli
      • Cividale del Friuli
      • Trieste, the former Habsburg port
      • Castel Miramare at Trieste
      • The Adriatic coast
      • Castle Duino

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      Learn more about self-guided tours.

    • Traveler photos

      •  (photo by Nils Martin Sellgren)
      •  (photo by Nils Martin Sellgren)
      • Photo 1 (photo by Donna T)
      • Photo 2 (photo by Donna T)
      • Photo 3 (photo by Donna T)
      • Photo 4 (photo by Donna T)
      • Day 3 On our way to Lake Bled. (photo by Star)
      • Lake Bled (photo by dmshimizu)
      • Arriving to Mojstrana (photo by dmshimizu)
      • Triglavski Narodni Park (photo by dmshimizu)
      • Arriving to Feistritz an der Gail (photo by dmshimizu)
      • Trieste (photo by dmshimizu)
      • Feitritz an der Gail (photo by dmshimizu)
      • Biking through valleys with snow capped mountains in the distance (photo by Nancyhj)
      • A side trip to Roman Aguntum (photo by Nancyhj)
      • The island in Lake Bled (photo by Nancyhj)
      • Photo 1 (photo by Richie)
      • First ride leaving the Dolomites (photo by Richie)
      • Church in Feistritz (photo by Richie)
      • Slovenia (photo by Richie)
      • Lake Bled (photo by Richie)
    • Daily program

      Day 1: Individual arrival in Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
      Arrive at the hotel in the Hochpustertal.
      Overnight in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco.

      Day 2: Hochpustertal – Oberdrauburg/Kötschach Mauthen (43-47 miles/70-75 km)
      Starting at the watershed of the rivers Drau and Rienz on the Toblacher Sattel, you ride alongside the Drau through South Tyrol and on to East Tyrol and the town of Lienz. The impressive mountains of the Dolomites line the route.
      Overnight in Oberdrauburg.

      Day 3: Oberdrauburg/Kötschach Mauthen – Feistritz an der Gail (transfer to the Gailbergpass + 40 miles/65 km)
      After a short transfer to the Gailberg Pass (350 m difference in altitude / 7 km) you then descend to Kötschach-Mauthen. On the Gailtal bike path at the foot of the Carnic Ridge, you cycle comfortably past Hermagor. Before you reach Feistritz an der Gail, Lake Pressegg will invite all weary travelers to a relaxing break.
      Overnight in Feistritz.

      Day 4: Feistritz an der Gail – Bled (35-40 miles/55-65 km)
      You reach the Italian border and then continue on the cycle path. Now you leave Italy and travel on to Slovenia, past the famous ski area of Kranjska Gora. The bike path passes through the wonderful, and mostly unknown, countryside of Slovenia. It's possible to avoid the uphill ride by taking the train from Jesenice to Bled (ticket not included in the package price). You spend the night at the romantic Lake Bled.
      Overnight in Bled.

      Day 5: Bled – Cividale del Friuli (train ride + 31 miles/50 km) **variation below
      After the transfer over the pass, you encounter the Soca Valley, which is well known to all canoeists and adventure sportsmen. In Kobarid you will get a historic review of the battles of World War I. In the evening you taste the excellent cuisine and the wonderful wines of this region. The historical town of Cividale del Friuli with its many cultures is well worth taking a closer look at. Goths, Lombards, and Franks have shaped this city.
      Overnight in Cividale del Friuli.

      Day 6: Cividale del Friuli – (Udine) – Gradisca d'Isonzo (22 or 40 miles/35 or 65 km, depending on the route you choose)
      On the way through the Collio Goriziano, center of the Friuli wine-growing region, there are many wine cellars to visit and taste the excellent wines. After tackling a few hills, you come to Gradisca d'Isonzo, where you spend the evening. Today you could choose a longer variation of the route, passing through Udine, probably the most important town in the Friuli region, which is well worth a visit.
      Overnight in Gradisca.

      Day 7: Gradisca – Trieste (24 miles/40 km)
      The Karst accompanies you on your way to the Adriatic coast, and before you arrive to the former Habsburg port of Trieste, it is well worth stopping to look at Castle Duino and Miramare.
      Overnight in Trieste.

      Day 8: Departure
      Individual departure or extension of your stay.

      **Possible variation (2 nights in Bled)
      Day 5: Bled
      Enjoy one day off the bike at the beautiful Lake Bled, situated in a picturesque environment, surrounded by mountains and forests.

      Day 6: Bled – Gorizia – Gradisca d'Isonzo (train ride + 25 miles/40 km)
      After the transfer over the pass, you encounter the Soca Valley, which is well known to all canoeists and adventure sportsmen. The river accompanies you on the journey to the divided town Gorizia; cycling through the vineyards of the Collio you will reach Gradisca, where you will spend the night.

      Surface and terrain

      The tour to Trieste goes along bike paths or very quiet side roads, through small villages and picturesque landscape. The route is varied, and the last two stages of the tour are a bit hilly.

      The route is on a cycle path about 65% of the time and side roads with little traffic 33% of the time. The other 2% are on busier roads as you are entering or leaving the city centres. 90% of the route is on asphalted surfaces.

      The tour is suitable for children over the age of 14.

      Route profiles of note:

      Day 2: Alta Pusteria – Oberdrauburg (43 miles/69 km)
      Please note this route is only downhill.

      Day 4: Feistritz – Bled (35-40 miles/55-65)
      Today's route has one hill that is short, but can be difficult. You may need to push your bike for about a 10-minute walk if you find it challenging.

      Day 7: Gradisca – Trieste (24 miles/40 km)
      Today's route has 1 short uphill (about 328 ft/100m difference in altitude).


      Hotels

      These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

      Hotel Sonne, Toblach
      www.dobbiaco.org

      Gasthof Pontiller,Oberdrauburg
      www.pontiller.at

      Hotel Alte Post, Feistritz
      www.altepost.biz

      Hotel Park Bled, Bled
      www.sava-hotels-resorts.com

      Hotel Roma, Cividale del Friuli
      www.hotelroma-cividale.it

      Please note: Visitor's taxes are not included in the tour cost. Plan to pay €2-5 per person at each hotel's reception upon check out.

      Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


      How to get there

      Tour start
      Nearest airport: Treviso, Venice or Innsbruck
      Nearest train station: Niederdorf or Toblach

      Take the train from Innsbruck over the Brenner/Brennero to Franzensfeste/Fortezza. Change the train to the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria - Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco depending on the location of your hotel.
      Timetable available on:
      www.deutschebahn.de
      www.oebb.at
      www.trenitalia.com

      Tour end
      Nearest airport: Ronchi dei Legionari, Treviso, Venice or Innsbruck
      Nearest train station: Trieste

      Return transfer every Saturday from Trieste to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa for €79 per person. Additional €29 for your personal bike, reservation, and payment upon booking).

      Tips on getting to and from your tour

    • Dates

      Fridays and Saturdays: May 13 - Aug 10, 2023, Aug 19 - Sep 30, 2023 ; Wednesdays: May 17- Jun 28, 2023 (additional dates available for groups of 5 or more)

      Season 1: May 13, 2023 and Sep 30, 2023

      Season 2: May 14, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023, Sep 16, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

      Season 3: Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 15, 2023

      Prices

      Tour package

      Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
      Per person, double occupancy €749 €799 €899
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €948 €998 €1098

      Bike Rentals

      Trekking bike, 21-gear unisex frame €99
      Trekking bike, 21-gear men's frame €99
      Top rental bike €139
      Electrically assisted bike €209

      Extra Nights, Trieste

      Per person, double occupancy €89
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €124

      Extra Nights, Villabassa/Dobbiaco, prices starting at

      Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
      Per person, double occupancy €79 €79 €89
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €104 €104 €114

      Transfer

      Return transfer to Toblack/Niederdorf -Saturdays(upon request), Wednesdays(May 24- Jul 5), per person including operator's bike €89

      Included services

      • 7 nights accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels and inns
      • Breakfast
      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
      • Personal tour information; detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
      • Telephone service hotline for the entire tour
      • Personal tour information
      • Transfer by minibus from Oberdrauburg to the Gailberg Pass
      • Transfer by train from Bled to Most na Soci/Kanal ob Soci (variant 2 nights in Bled)
      • Navigation app

      Note: Local hotel taxes are not included and are to be paid directly to each hotel (approximately €1-5 per person/night).


      Bike rentals

      Bikes available to be rented (reserved in advance at time of booking) include:

      • Women's 21-speed trekking bicycles: Shimano Alivio/Deore, Royal saddle, step-through frame
      • Men's 21-speed trekking bicycles: Aluminum, water bottle holder, Shimano Alivio/Deore, Royal saddle
      • Top Bike: Aluminum, Shimano Deore XT 21-speed, freewheel
      • Electrically-assisted bike (unisex bike)*

      *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

      All bikes are equipped with:

      • Waterproof rear saddle bag
      • Waterproof handlebar bag with map compartment
      • Bicycle computer (tracks average speed, distance, time) per room
      • Repair kit, inner tube, pump, and bicycle lock (per room)

      The bikes will be at your disposal in the arrival hotel. At the end of your bike tour you simply leave the rental bike at the last hotel.

      Bike Protection:
      Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE. 

      Pedals:
      The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

      Helmets: For safety and hygiene purposes, we recommend that you bring your own helmet or plan to purchase one upon arrival.


      Tour Company

    • Route Map

      Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

      • Nancy Nestler 2 days ago

        Even better than I imagined!!!

        We did the self-guided tour. The routes were well described. They were beautiful and varied, from bike paths in remote areas to bike lanes in busy cities. I always felt safe. The scenery was amazing from river valleys to mountain views. There were options to explore along the way. The length of each day's ride was a good amount, and it often offered a shorter or longer version so you could decide along the way what you wanted to do. The hotels were also a nice variety. I thoroughly enjoyed each day. I would highly recommend this tour. I went with a friend, but hope to do it again and take my husband.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Jean Olson 2 days ago

        Beautiful Scenery

        The Dolomites were amazing. The bike paths were good and traveled through some beautiful areas. The hotels were all great. The drections from the maps and app were good, we only got a little off track a couple of times. We rode regular bikes and although the hills were tough, they were doable. I definitely want to go back to the area between Toblack and Bled and explore more.

        The roads into Trieste were busy but there was a good shoulder most of the time. The views were worth the busy road. Castello Duino was cool.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Scott Eckhoff 2 weeks ago

        Three countries with great scenery and variety.

        We experienced a true feel for three countries as we biked through this amazing area. There is much variety with this trip. We experienced small quaint villages, ski towns, beautiful mountain scenery, quiet forests, beautiful lakes and rivers, great restaurants, nice accommodations, mostly safe biking on trails and quiet roads. We took the slightly longer route through the hinterland into Trieste which gave us a peaceful ride until the city of Trieste. The App which was provided gave us peace of mind that we were always on the correct route. There were no worries about getting lost. We would advise having a phone holder that fits on your handle bar. We highly recommend this trip and would recommend Ebikes. There are many up and down slopes on a few days.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Kathy D 2 months ago

        MIghty Dolomity

        Truly enjoyed the trip. Great bike paths for most of the route. Beautiful scenery and great overnight stays. A few hotels didn't have air conditioning but that is not unusual in this part of the world. Unfortunately, Europe is experiencing a very hot summer in 2022. We greatly enjoyed the route and all there was to see and do along the way. The bikes were not what we had expected. Very heavy, more like a beach bike w 21 gears. If you take this trip and are used to a better bike, as we are, upgrade the bike you use. Very difficult riding these very heavy bikes up some of the hills. We took a train on Day 3 for a break - mostly because of the bikes. Saving grace - the train system is fantastic and they all have capacity for bikes at a minimal cost. The app was very good once we figured out how to use it. Would have been helpful if FunActive Tour Company had given us some instruction on how to use it prior to us departing.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        4
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Kirsten August 5, 2022

          Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for leaving such detailed feedback. We are sorry you were surprised by the type of bike. We list the bike info under the Dates & Prices tab and will always try to upgrade when possible. We are working with our local partner to get app instructions so we can share them before travel. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to help you plan your next one!

        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 2/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Nils Martin Sellgren 2 months ago

        A wonderful trip through an amazing landscape in early summer blossom.

        We had an easy descent down a long valley from Toblach into Austria. Options with bus and train for mountain climbs. Experienced beautiful towns, among beatiful town of Bled, and even exhibition at a roman town excavation in Slovenia.

        •  (photo by Nils Martin Sellgren)
        •  (photo by Nils Martin Sellgren)
      • Thomas Albrecht 2 months ago

        Beautiful, well-organized trip; good value for the money

        We enjoyed our tour very much. We opted for the unguided version, which suits our tastes well, and found the maps provided to be good enough to guide us. The bikes were good quality and comfortable. The hotels varied, but we enjoyed them all and thought they were a good value for the price. The luggage service each day was perfect -- never late or unclear where to put the luggage for pickup.

        What was the date of your tour?
        July 1-8, 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        1
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Stanthepianoman October 8, 2019

        It was the trip of a lifetime.

        The scenery was amazing! The bike paths and back roads were awesome. With a couple of changes I would give the trip a 5 star review: First, they shouldn't give an option to ride the train to Jessenice to Bled. This town is scary and hard to navigate. The ride over the pass was minor from what we were told.
        Second, the Hotel Roma in Civedale is a dump. Hard beds and rude employees. All the other hotels and inns ranged from nice to awesome.
        Third, we should have stayed in Bled and extra day. Our own fault on this one.
        Last, the ride in to Trieste was dangerous. It was like riding the gauntlet. I would have liked to drop off our bikes out of town and walked or Ubered in to the city. This is a big busy city and many in our group were unhappy with the danger involved.

        What was the date of your tour?
        Sept 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        1
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe October 9, 2019

          Hi Stan, thanks so much for this review. We're overjoyed to hear you thought this was the trip of a lifeitme. That's what we are striving for! We appreciate you sharing your thoughts regarding the Hotel Roma and the ride to Trieste. We haven't heard it described as dangerous before and will surely pass your feedback onto the tour operator. Thanks for noting that you wish you had stayed an extra day in Bled - perhaps future clients will opt to do so.

        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 2/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 3/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • GregR October 6, 2019

        Too much highway biking

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        4
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Do you recommend this tour?
        No
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe October 7, 2019

          Hi Greg, we're sorry that you felt this tour had too much highway biking. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to provide more details.

        • 3/5 Value
        • 3/5 Included meals
        • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 3/5 Hotels or boat
        • 2/5 Scenery
        • 2/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
      • Ron S September 30, 2019

        FINE RIDE

        A wonderful way to experience the Dolomite and end up in a superb Italian town. (Trieste) There are many different parts of Italy to see, but this trip might be the epitome of experiencing the Dolomites. I have taken many trips with Bike Tours, but this one may have been the finest. Good hotels, a superb route, and exquisite scenery made this trip four star. Renting an electric bike might be a nice option for the last parts of the trip. So would a G.P.S. as the directions can be a little hazy. Getting to the start of the trip could be a little dicey for the traveler but public transportation prevails.. Do this trip..AND TAKE THE 2 DAY OPTION IN BLED

        What was the date of your tour?
        SEPTEMBER 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        MANY
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 2/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 2/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • IanandNancy September 29, 2019

        Mountains to Sea

        Three countries with all the beauty of countryside , towns and cities.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 11
        How many tours have you completed?
        10
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • San2C July 16, 2019

        Wonderful Experience

        The greatest surprise was that every day was a different experience. Hotels were comfortable, and the change in landscape was delightful. A few of the days would have been extremely challenging for us without E-Bikes and a GPS for guidance.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 28
        How many tours have you completed?
        this was first
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 3/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 2/5 Tour documents
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • debor July 1, 2019

        Dolomite to Trieste was varied and interesting

        I thought the design of the route was excellent. We spent much of the first 2 days on bike paths. I loved the small towns we stayed in. The range of hotels was quite broad-from very family run and quaint, to lavish. I quite liked the variety-that someone else chose them for me. I appreciated the list of recommended restaurants-we never went wrong using their recommendations, and frequently did when we used our own. I should have chosen to spend an extra day in Bled. We arrived in a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, and early the next morning we had to bike to catch the train-so I don't think I really got to experience any of Bled. I loved staying in the old city in Cividale. There was quite a bit of detailed route finding on the last two days, that kept you watching the map, but we succeeded fine. The last day we chose to take the short route along the Adriatic to Trieste and the traffic was not nearly as bad as I thought it might be-the tunnels can be negotiated by walking your bike along the pedestrian way which keeps you completely out of the traffic.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 8, 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        none
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Donna T April 30, 2019

        Fabulous trip!

        Excellent cycling paths, gorgeous scenery, outstanding accommodations and delicious breakfasts. Our trip was in mid September and the weather was lovely. Our group of four had a few mechanical issues with the bicycles, but the local tour company was responsive and resolved the problems. Some of the maps and written directions were confusing especially in the larger towns which lacked bike path signs. Getting lost occasionally added to the adventure! Overall, we had a wonderful experience!

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2018
        How many tours have you completed?
        3
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Photo 1 (photo by Donna T)
        • Photo 2 (photo by Donna T)
        • Photo 3 (photo by Donna T)
        • Photo 4 (photo by Donna T)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Inga September 25, 2018

        Fantastic trip !

        We were very pleased with everything. All information from Bike tours was 100% reliable. It was great to visit three countries in 6 days on bicycle. Every day was spectacular and different from each other, but always with beautiful scenery and we felt very safe on the cycling paths. Hotels had good standard, especially the last four hotels, and every village charming and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this trip !

        What was the date of your tour?
        7.sept-13.sept 2018
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • naamaza July 22, 2018

        well planned trip

        we were a group of 6, the planning was great. a guide came to our hotel on the first night with maps,and attractions to see on the road (though except restaurants, there are not that many attractions to see).
        the roads were very convenient and well signed.
        the weather was perfect and the whole experience left us with a taste of more :-)
        I advise to review the hotels that are booked as default since they are very basic. you may want to upgrade.

        highly recommended route and company.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 29
        How many tours have you completed?
        none
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 2/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Osnat July 15, 2018

        Great Views, Great Biking experience

        Very Good way to explore new areas while biking conformity with many different views and scenery

        What was the date of your tour?
        30-06-18
        How many tours have you completed?
        4
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 2/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 3/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Star June 20, 2018

        Dolomites to Trieste

        We had a great time. The accommodations were great and all staff very helpful.
        We had some rainy days but hotel staff were very welcoming. Local vendors for bikes very helpful especially when we had a bike malfunction.

        What was the date of your tour?
        May 19,2018
        How many tours have you completed?
        Never before
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Day 3 On our way to Lake Bled. (photo by Star)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • mattybee October 17, 2017

        Enjoyed the whole adventure

        Great way to see 3 countries on one bike ride. Weather could have been better in the beginning. We started in mid September and encountered one day too wet to ride. But nevertheless made the most of it. Great accommodations all the way throughout the trip. Scenery was superb. Bike paths were wonderfully uncrowded. Rarely had to travel with any kind of vehicle traffic on any of the roadways. All luggage transfers and shuttles were seamless. Tour staff very friendly and helpful. The cycling itself wasn't particularly difficult, but a little endurance is needed because of the length of the daily rides. Didn't have GPS so we relied on the maps which were adequate in the outskirts and country, but could have used a bit better map in the city of Gorizia for sure. Don't miss the pizza a Al Lampione in Gorizia, and the strudel at Gasthof Post, in Oberdrauburg. We opted for the layover day in Lake Bled which was one of the highlights of the trip. Stunning. The walk around the lake with first snow on the mountains was spectacular. Nice way to spend a day. Also, would recommend a day after spent in Trieste. Plenty to do and see along the waterfront. We rented bikes from the Hotel and made another wonderful day of it. Would highly recommend this trip albeit maybe not as late in the season as when
        we went.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Doyle October 16, 2017

        Italian Bike Tour

        Loved our bike tour. Great way to see the Italian countryside

        What was the date of your tour?
        Sept 12-19
        How many tours have you completed?
        3
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 3/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Boot September 21, 2017

        Weather restricted tour

        Unfortunately we ran into a patch of bad weather...snow, rain etc so we were not able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery so much....we know we missed a lot of countryside and we don't have many pictures to show from our trip...these are the chances you take when signing up!

        What was the date of your tour?
        September. 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        1
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        No
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 2/5 Ease of navigation
        • 2/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Nancy May 26, 2017

        Beautiful ride through three countries

        The scenery was ravishing, the directions mostly got us where we needed to go, the breakfasts and hotels were delightful. We opted to rent e-bikes which allowed us to keep up with the stronger riders on our group. One drawback was the lack of directions for getting from the train station in Trieste to our hotel. Not knowing the lay of the land, which streets were apt to be steep or major thoroughfares, it took us 3 times what it should have to get to our hotel. Also Bled is a charming little town, but had we realized it is a major tour bus destination we would not have opted to spend the extra night there.

        What was the date of your tour?
        5/5-12/2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        4
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • dmshimizu May 24, 2017

        Amazing trip!

        Great way to explore the boarder region amongst Italy, Austria and Slovenia. The scenery is amazing, and it is a great opportunity to enjoy some towns and places that are not widely seen by regular tourists.
        Travel documentation supplied by the local tour company is very good with complete information about the route. I'd recommend the investing on the GPS too, as it helps a lot with navigation activity.
        The accommodations and the included meals were really good, perfect for those who would like to spend some days away from crowd and large cities.
        In summary, it was a great experience, I'm looking forward for another bike tour like this one.

        What was the date of your tour?
        May 6th, 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        1
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        Video: Cycling in Austria, near Thal
        • Lake Bled (photo by dmshimizu)
        • Arriving to Mojstrana (photo by dmshimizu)
        • Triglavski Narodni Park (photo by dmshimizu)
        • Arriving to Feistritz an der Gail (photo by dmshimizu)
        • Trieste (photo by dmshimizu)
        • Feitritz an der Gail (photo by dmshimizu)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Nancyhj May 15, 2017

        Beautiful ride through three countries

        The scenery was ravishing, the directions got us where we needed to go, the breakfasts and hotels were delightful. We opted to rent e-bikes which allowed us to keep up with the stronger riders on our group. The main drawback was the lack of directions for getting from the train station in Trieste to our hotel. Not knowing the lay of the land, which streets were apt to be steep or major thoroughfares, it took us 3 times what it should have to get to our hotel. Also Bled is a charming little town, but had we realized it is a major tour bus destination we would not have opted to spend the extra night there.

        What was the date of your tour?
        May 5-12, 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        4
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Biking through valleys with snow capped mountains in the distance (photo by Nancyhj)
        • A side trip to Roman Aguntum (photo by Nancyhj)
        • The island in Lake Bled (photo by Nancyhj)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Curt October 18, 2016

        Great trip

        First bike trip like this for my wife and myself. The route was spectacular. Had everything from mountain scenery, beautiful river valleys, charming village, seaside rides, and ended in the wonderful city of Trieste. Got a taste of 3 countries and their cultures and food. Met lots of great people along the way who were doing the same trip as us. Everything went fairly seamlessly from the hotels to the transports to the bikes and the information provided. On a few occasions had some confusion with the directions, but nothing that wasn't able to be figured out.
        All in all an excellent trip and would do another trip with this organization without question.

        What was the date of your tour?
        9/24-10/1/16
        How many tours have you completed?
        None
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Zephyr February 17, 2016

        Excellent.

        Beautiful scenery, mostly on cycle tracks, three countries, cultures and languages, nice weather, pleasant lodging.

        How many tours have you completed?
        six
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens, Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Richie November 24, 2015

        Diverse cycling through three countries

        Diversity is the theme of this tour. From the Dolomites, to the Julian Alps, to the dreamy Lake Bled, to the Friuli Italian wine country, to the Adriatic Coast, this tour has it all. Riding in three countries in one day is an awesome experience as well.

        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Photo 1 (photo by Richie)
        • First ride leaving the Dolomites (photo by Richie)
        • Church in Feistritz (photo by Richie)
        • Slovenia (photo by Richie)
        • Lake Bled (photo by Richie)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection