Trekking ALPE ADRIA – ENRICHED TOUR
Alpe Adria cycling tour is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most diverse and scenic cycling tours fit for the average cyclist. Although you find yourself between the Alps and the Adriatic – the ride is far easier than it seems. A week of relaxed cycling for the cycling enthusiast or a decent active week’s holiday for the whole family. Understandably, there’s no surprise the demand for this particular tour has steadily increased.
The original tour runs across two countries, Austria and Italy, starting in Salzburg and ending in Grado, a coastal city not too far away from Venice. However, we think it’s a shame the original itinerary completely overlooks probably the most astounding section in the area – the Soča valley, whose name comes from Soča River, the queen of European mountain rivers.
What it takes to enrich the tour with Soča is to make a detour in Udine going west before reaching the Slovenian city of Kobarid. Over the next three days you’ll slowly ride south towards the Adriatic Sea, enjoying the changing environment and atmosphere. Accompanied by the Soča River you’ll slowly leave the Alps behind as you meet the charming region that sits between you and the sea – Slovenian Karst, an unspoilt Tuscany type of the land. But even before that, you’ll take a break in the wine growing region of Goriška brda, split between Italy and Slovenia. An abundance of wonderful views, great food and good wine, before you finally head towards the Adriatic coast.