People Cycling Rides

The Alpe-Adria trail - Austria and Italy.

This is a Cancelled Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Alex Morphet
Tour Dates
Start Location
Salzburg, Austria
End Location
Grado, Italy
Cost (est.)
$1800 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$300 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
31 mi / 50 km
Avg. Elevation
1362 ft / 415 m
Ride Description

This is cycle touring at it's best! Explore the Austrian Alps, Carinthia and down to the Italian north coast all on one of Europe's greatest cycle paths. Home of the Austrian and Italian Alpes, with its magnificent valleys and mountain vistas, you'll be awe-struck by the dramatic surrounding landscapes. In such a mountainous area, this trip is ironically very forgiving, following the valleys that cut through the mountains. Perfect for the intermediate cyclist who enjoys manageable riding, taking in the surroundings and experiencing the local culture. The route follows the Alpe-Adria-Radweg trail, an unforgettable and diverse route linking the Austrian city of Salzburg to Grado on the Italian coast, going from the mountains to the sea and passing through the most beautiful areas in the region.  Which explains why this trail was awarded the European Cycle Path Award of the year in 2015. Watch Video here

Halfway through the tour you’ll get to experience Austrian culture at its best at the Villacher Kirchtag; Austria's largest traditional festival. Put simply, it's a authentically Austrian and really truly spectacular! The second half of the tour leads us into Italy and down to the Adriatic Sea, riding along abandoned railway lines and trails are arguably some of Europe’s best landscapes. This is truly an unforgettable trip of a lifetime… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

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