Austria – Slovenia – Italy
June 7-16, 2020
$4250 based on double occupancy
Day 1 June 7th
Portschach Wörthersee Austria
Arrive in Portschach, on the turquoise lake Wörthersee. The shores edged in green, and delightful old Wörthersee-style villas and houses from past centuries shape the appearance of the municipality of Pörtschach am Wörthersee is where the adventure begins with an afternoon ride around the lake to get the travel legs spinning. Approximately 25 miles. Night in Portschach.
Day 2 June 8th
See to See
Picturesque mountain and lake loop around Worthersee and Ossiachersee area. A maze of back roads with twists and turns make for a really fun 45 miles. Night in Portschach.
Day 3 June 9th
Portschach to Valbruna Italy
Depart Portschach for Slovenia and onto Italy. The ride ascends over Loibl Pass into Slovenia and descend into the fairytale-esque village of Bled. The ride continues to travel through the Slovenian National Park into Italy arriving in the charming hamlet of Valbruna. Shorter option available.
Day 4 June 10th
Vrsic Pass Predel Pass
Day in Slovenia
The ride starts in Valbruna crossing back into Slovenia’s Julian Alps and up Vrsic Pass with cobblestone switchbacks, rich in World War I history. The ride descends into Soca River valley, where the water is an amazing aqua marine color. The twisty road travels up again to the top of Predel. Night in Valbruna. Shorter ride option available.
Day 5 June 11th
Options abound on this day of choice to explore and enjoy the beauty of this part of Italy. Plenty of World War I and II history to discover. The options allow hard, moderate and easy rides.
Day 6 June 12th
Valbruna to Lienz
Good-bye to charming Valbruna and hello to the winding road to Lienz, Austria. The day will start with a classic climb up Nassfeldpass entering back into Austria and down to the Gail River Valley and over into the Drau River Valley.
Day 7 June 13th
A well-deserved day off. Relax, shop, sightsee and enjoy. For those interested in a bit of classic European mountaineering adventure, try a klettersteig/via ferrata. Night in Lienz.
Day 8 June 14th
Lienz to Zell am See/Kitzbuhel Austria
A big wonderful day ahead with the famous Grossglockner. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the highest paved mountain pass in Austria. The ride will roll out through Lienz Austria before starting the amazing climb up the Grossglockner then down to Zell am See. Catch a train to Kitzbuhel after exploring in Zell am See. Night in Kitzbuhel.
Day 9 June 15th
Kitzbuhel all the Ritz and Glitz one could want. Leisurely day with time to enjoy Kitzbuhel, optional hike on the famed Hahnenkamm Alpine downhill course, shop and/or ride the Kitzbuhelhorn—the hardest ride you have never heard of -yet! Final night of tour in Kitzbuhel and a toast to the tour, new friends and a great adventure.
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We hope you can join us on this beautiful tour. The tour is designed for multiple levels of cycling fitness and experience, ideal for couples, individuals, seasoned and novice riders. Our goal is for each person to enjoy the trip and the areas we travel through. The smaller size of our group and the option for E-bikes, allows for tailoring to varied levels of ability. We can shorten a day for some and add more challenge and length to a day for others. We like to budget time for cultural, historical and spectacular sites.
Tour Size: Our tour size is around 14 guests . There will be at least 3 support personnel.
Includes: The price includes all breakfasts and dinners and 3 lunches. Stopping for lunch on mountain passes or villages is part of the experience and charm. Wine and beer at dinner and selected days for après biking.
Hotels: We have researched to find great accommodations. We believe a lot of the experience of the travel and tour happens at the hotels. We have even laughed that we are a hotel tour with cycling thrown in! Single supplements available as well as upgrades.
Airports: Several airports can work with this tour. We are happy to work with you on your travel arrangements. Salzburg Austria arrival and departure work well as well as Innsbruck or Munich for departure.
Bike rentals: The rentals are not included in the price. The bikes we will arrange for you to rent will be high end road and E-bikes with the appropriate gear ratios. We encourage renting as it is easier and less expensive than flying with the bike with a lot less stress and hassle.
Registration: Interested parties should contact us. To ensure the trip will be compatible for everyone, we like to speak to all.
Deposits/Payments: $1000 non-refundable deposit due upon confirmation and final $3250 due March 15.
Please contact us with any questions
Mike (970) 376-2002 [email protected]
Emily (970) 376-8601 [email protected]