The Etruscan coast – as the region is called between Pisa and Piombino – not only offers on top of stupendous coastal sections, cultural highlights and villages worth visiting, also a marvelous hiking area. Varied hiking tours both inland and on the coast make this holiday an experience. The routes lead you through pine groves and deciduous forest, Mediterranean macchia as well as via wild high plateaus and white sandy beaches. En route you always have the option of jumping into the cool water and linger a bit in the sunny bays. You spend the nights in Pisa and in lovely coastal towns, where you can truly relax after each hiking tour or explore the historic center. The ferry takes you across to Elba, the island with the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, enchanting diversity of vegetation and amazing hiking paths. Here you spend two days on the sea and enjoy coastal walking at its best.
This cycling tour leads you from Austria’s sunniest state along the South side of the Alps all the way to the sea including impressive nature spectacles, cultural diversity and gastronomic delicacies. Sample the Carinthian dish ‚Kasnudeln‘, marvel at the peaks of the Carnic Alps, enjoy a glass of white wine from the Collio region on a piazza in Udine and finally rewards yourself with a dip in the refreshing Adriatic Sea. Lots of variation guaranteed during your route from the Alps to the sea.
The cycle track “München-Venezia” joins pure leisure cycling with the adventure of traversing the Alps from Germany over Austria to Italy. On cycling paths, cycle routes or small side roads you will experience three countries with their various regions and lots of outstanding natural and cultural beauties. “München-Venezia” starts in the capital of Bavaria – Munich – and leads along Bavarian lakes and Tyrolean rivers through the UNESCO world natural heritage – the Dolomites – to Treviso and finally to the gates of the Serenissima – Venice – with its doges palaces and famous canals.
The starting point of this cycle tour is “la Serenissima”, Venice the lagoon city on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. Cycling past the beaches of the classical holiday resorts of Jesolo and Caorle on the Italian Adriatic, an opportunity always presents itself to take a refreshing swim in the sea. Due to this fact, you should never forget to pack your swim gear. Besides these beaches, the inland regions of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia offer countless sites with very special charm waiting to be discovered; Mediaeval fortress towns; Roman archaeological excavations; typical Italian Piazzas and buildings embossed with Venetian influences causing the visitor to forget time and space. While on the one side, the Adriatic stretches calmly and silently, the Julian Alps rise majestically to the north. Finish with a trip down the beautiful Croatian peninsula of Istria. The return journey to Venice can be done by boat.
The starting point of this cycle tour is the medieval town of the Langobards, Cividale del Friuli/surrounding area. Cividale holds some Langobard treasures such as the famous Tempietto or the Ponte del Diavolo over the river Natisone. Carrying on your trip you will arrive at Gradisca d’Isonzo (Gradišče ob Soči in Slovenian). This little town in the east of Friuli near the border area of Slovenia has been the front between Austria and Italy in the First World War, well known for the 12 Battles of the Isonzo.
Discover the southeast end of Italy. On this bicycle tour you will not only experience the unique countryside between the Adriatic and the Ionic Sea, but also the friendliness and hospitality of the southern Italians. The countryside is rich in culture. The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Habsburger and the Bourbons have all left their marks in the region.
On the well-developed cycle paths around the lakes, leisure cyclers and families are well treated. The region in the south of Austria with its Mediterranean climate has almost 200 lakes, some of them you will explore. The special location near the border to Slovenia and Italy makes two great day trips possible. The first tour will lead you to the famous Alpe Adria cycle path with the probably most spectacular section on the old railway track from Tarvis to Venzone. The second tour starts in Kranjska Gora, the Kitzbühel of Slovenia, and leads you also along the old railway track to Italy and back to Austria. Starting point of this journey is Villach, the cycling capital of Carinthia. Starting there the day trips allow you to enjoy different lakes like Lake Wörthersee, Faaker See, Pressegger See, Ossiacher See and the provincial capital Klagenfurt and the Alpe Adria area – a wonderful cycle tour with the highlights of the region.
This hike offers a lot of variety. From Cortina, the city in the Dolomites, you hike south to Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Forest paths, panoramic views, vineyards, plateaus, interesting towns and much more await you. Embark on a pleasure hike in northern Italy. Experience culture and customs in the province of Belluno, wander through the vineyards, where the well-known Valdobbiadene Prosecco is grown and enjoy the Italian flair at an “aperitivo” in Belluno and Venice.
From the northeastern Dolomites, you will cycle through the Höhlensteintal Valley below the famous Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) to the Olympic city of Cortina d‘Ampezzo. On the railway line of the former Dolomite Railway, you will continue to Pieve di Cadore – the birthplace of the famous Tizian. The path continues through the valley of the ice cream makers (“Gelati”) manufacturers in the Dolomite town of Belluno. Through the foothills, the route first goes to Feltre and then on to Bassano del Grappa. From here you will slowly reach the plain. After a short detour to Asolo, the “city of a hundred horizons”, the fashion city of Treviso awaits you. Along the river Sile you cycle towards the Serenissima – the lagoon city of Venice is a magnificent final destination for your exploration of northern Italy.