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Discover our destinations Northeastern Italy: Friuli Venezia Giulia

In a few words... Northeastern Italy: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Season

From spring to autumn

Difficulty

From easy to challenging

Themes

Nature, Historical heritage, food and wine, family holidays

Hit the road to Northeastern Italy by bike

Discover one of Italy's best-kept secrets by bike: the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Nestled between Venice, Austria, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea, this secret region is home to natural and cultural treasures that will amaze even the most experienced traveller. In all seasons, it reveals a unique atmosphere in Italy, offering breathtaking scenery of mountains, countryside and sea.

In the south, you can stroll along the Adriatic coast, which is sometimes rugged and sometimes bordered by long sandy beaches or lagoons with unique flora and fauna. From west to east, you can hit beautiful little roads winding through the Friulian countryside, sometimes undulating with gentle hills dotted with vineyards. Alternatively, you can take a more challenging route northwards leading to the Julian and Carnic Alps and the Friulian Dolomites, where electric assistance will allow everyone to enjoy the majestic mountains and valleys that conceal small charming villages.

As you can see, this beautiful region offers a wide range of fascinating and intriguing itineraries, passing through quaint towns and villages, stunning natural areas and sites with a rich cultural heritage. Our commitment will always be to design a unique itinerary, enabling you to discover a subtle blend of cultural treasures and natural sites while taking into account your preferences and capabilities.

So give in to this adventure in one of Italy's last secret regions! And if you so wish, why not extend your pleasure by heading to Slovenia and Croatian Istria? Beautiful trails and routes make this an unforgettable journey.

Indicative pricing:

Tour for 2 people of 5 days and 4 nights on a B&B basis (excluding flight tickets): €850/person
Tour for 4 people, 7 days and 6 nights on a B&B basis (excluding flight tickets): €1,050/person

Discover its natural, cultural and gastronomic delights

Recharge your batteries in outstanding surroundings

Friuli-Venezia Giulia boasts a diversity of breathtaking landscapes. Its majestic wild alpine mountains and protected nature parks will enchant you. Here, you will hit the scenic cycle routes leading to natural treasures such as the Fusine lakes and impressive rock formations. 

You will also discover the beautiful Friulian countryside dotted with gentle hills and vineyards, agricultural plains and a vast karst limestone plateau with a dense network of ravines, canyons and caves. Explore the impressive Grotta Gigante, or Giant Cave, the largest tourist cave in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records!

You can also cycle along the Adriatic coastline with its Mediterranean climate and take in all its diversity and charm: seaside resorts lined with long sandy beaches, the Marano and Grado lagoons featuring a mosaic of islets, marshes and canals, and a rugged coastline stretching towards the Gulf of Trieste with its mix of pebble beaches, coves and rocky capes.

Let the charm of the towns enchant you

Stroll through towns of outstanding heritage like Udine, nicknamed "Venice without canals" for its pedestrianised historic centre boasting churches adorned with exquisite frescoes by famous Venetian painter Tiepolo, and picturesque squares and Renaissance palaces. In Trieste, you will discover all the Austro-Hungarian influence and its unique cosmopolitan atmosphere, with its historic cafés, squares, architectural buildings, places of worship and its port, the largest in Italy. Cycle through the countryside or along the coast through picturesque small towns and discover hidden gems such as Cividale del Friuli, the star-shaped fortress town of Palmanova or the fishermen's village of Muggia.

Mouthwatering cuisine

At the crossroads of several culinary worlds, Friuli Venezia Giulia boasts a unique gastronomy in Italy. Taste some of the region's local products, such as the famous San Daniele ham and Montasio cheese. Pair them with a glass of local white wine, such as Ribolla gialla, Friulano or its famous sparkling variant, namely Prosecco. This region is one of Italy's most renowned for its high-quality vineyards. 

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accessible tailor-made solution

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Simple and direct access to customized products at an affordable price

For all profiles

For all profiles

Whether you go alone, with a partner or with friends, our trips are suitable for everyone, whatever the age and level.

Authentic regions

Authentic regions

You will discover the authenticity and originality of the regions proposed on carefully chosen small roads

Modular services

Modular services

You benefit from real flexibility in your choice of services: duration, accommodation, activities...

The choice of themes

The choice of themes

You focus your circuit around the themes that truly interest you: historical heritage, viticulture, gastronomy, arts and crafts

Some examples of trips

Cycling holidays as a couple in the Cathar Country

A sporty couple would like to discover the Cathar Country by bike. Évasion à vélo developed a tailor-made one-week stay around the most beautiful Cathar castles.

Cycling holidays with friends in the Provençal Drôme

Two couples of friends want to explore the Drôme Provençale by bike. Evasion à vélo built a tailor-made 8-day trip between vineyards, historical monuments and high-perched villages.

A couple cycling holiday in the Alpilles and Lubéron

A couple in their thirties would like to explore the Alpilles and the Luberon by bike. Evasion à vélo built a tailor-made 6-day trip to include vineyards, historical monuments and perched villages.