Le Magie del Friuli by iT3K43x


									                            The magic land of Friuli - 7 days tour-

A great adventure through nature, history, arts, and gastronomy.

Seven days to discover what this region in the heart of Europe has to offer, nature, history, and the
pleasure of the local tastes. Along the path we will enjoy amazing views, described by famous writers,
biking on the land of noble wines and middle ages atmosphere.
This land has inspired famous writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Ippolito Nievo, Gabriele
D’Annunzio, and has given hospitality to great emperors such as Napoleone Bonaparte and great
inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci.
See with your own eyes some of the most interesting towns of arts of Friuli Venezia Giulia, towns such
as the garden of Venice’s lords, an important hub of Roman roads, examples of Renaissance
architectural stamp, the capital of mosaic art, the town of the knives.
The best seasons to discover this land are spring and autumn, when its nature is in perfect combination
of colors and fragrances.

Day 1, Arrival - Welcome to San Daniele del Friuli-

We’ll meet in San Daniele del Friuli, the "heart" of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the amphitheater of the
moraine hills. Meeting with our guide, who will welcome the guests.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2, (about 50 km / about 250 mt. climb)

Breakfast. The path takes us to Spilimbergo, the capital of mosaic art. If possible we will visit the
school of the mosaic art.
We will continue along the road used by the templar knights directed to the Holy Land, through the
places where Celtic and Lombard had their homes.
We will end today’s biking in a nice village where it seems as the time stands still.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3, ( about 63 km / about 300 mt climb)

Breakfast. The adventure begins along the rural landscape with great views over the Alps. The path
takes us to the so called "town of the knives" and to its large Italia Square, with its characteristic
fountain from 1846.
Then we will go on to a middle ages town, surrounded by aristocratic residences from the Venetian
The heads of the rivers Livenza and Gorazzo lay in this area. Their water has a particularly intense
green color.
We will continue to Sacile, the garden of Venice’s lords, characterized by a large number of buildings
from the 16th century. We will pass the elegant old town, mirroring in the green water of the Livenza
River. This picture reminds of the city of Venice.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4, (about 70 km / no climb)

Breakfast. The adventure continues in the rural landscape and will take us to a village also called “the
little town of the 17th centtury” that will show us its characteristic architecture.
We continue on today’s flat landscape to a town, which was a Roman military station and important
centre for provisioning when traveling the “Via Augusta” 2000 years ago.
The middle ages district and the ninth century abbey must also be mentioned.
We will arrive to one of the most impressive Italian villages, famous for its Baroque art.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5, (about 60 km / no climb)

Breakfast. We will bike to a village with its origins from the Middle Ages and see its 15th century
church dedicated to St Mary. The path changes from pave to dirt roads along the so called “literary
route”, since its landscape has inspired famous Italian writers and artists.
We hit the road to the wine-land called “Grave del Friuli”, where the landscape turns to a ocean of vine
yards. The area produces a very high quality red and white wine.
We continue to Valvasone, surrounded by its town walls. The ancient towers and mills are to be
mentioned, as well as the 15th century cathedral containing the only Venetian pipe organ from the 16th
century left in Italy.
We will bike ahead to the most famous Venetian Villa in Friuli Venezia Giulia: Villa Manin, gorgeous
home of the last Venetian "Doge".
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6, (about 30 km / about 200 mt climb)

Breakfast. We will bike along a path which was the ancient way for the trade in the 18th century and we
will arrive to San Daniele del Friuli.
We will visit a ham factory and we will make a tasting of the world-wide known ham.
In the afternoon: walk in the impressive historical centre, with its white chathedral, discovering its three
style influcences: Celtic, Roman and Longobard.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7, Departure

After breakfast we return to our destination. Our whish is to have you here again, guests of the fabulous
region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Price per person: € 600,00

In the amount is included:
6 halfboard stays; specialized bike guide and assistance; 1 ham tasting in San Daniele; luggage transfer
-only 1 suitcase or bag per person is allowed-; medical and luggage insurance.

In the amount is not included:
accomodation in single room - € 18,00 per night -, drinks during the meals, and all other extras not
specifically included in the schedule.
On demand it is possible to include a transfer from/to the Venice or Trieste airport.

Technical information :

Difficulty level: middle, wandering tour
Tour lenght: about 273 km
Total climb: about 750 mt.
Ground: paved roads with little traffic, dirt raods with a good soil
Bicycle: city bike – mountain bike
Luggage transfer: yes
Lenght of the tour: 7 days/6 overnights
Minimum number of participants: 8
Maximum number of participants: 15

                                     Bikelandia - Via Osoppo, 113 - 33038 San Daniele del Friuli -
                                     Udine - Italy Mob +39-348-451069 - fax +39-0432-941044
                                     www.bikelandia.com - info@bikelandia.com

                                     Nice Time Incoming Tours - via Bergamas, 33 - 34072
                                     Gradisca d' Isonzo Gorizia - Italy - Mob. +39-331-6545062 - fax
                                     www.nicetime-tours.com - info@nicetime-tours.com

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