Mountain Biking in the Pre-Alpi of Natisone

With a MTB cycle guide, explore three days of biking in the beautiful hilly, pre-mountain zone of Natisone. In the evenings, enjoy the excellent enogastronomic offers. Visit to Cividale.

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  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Challenging
  • Small Groups
    (15 max)
  • 4 nights
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Description

Friuli Venezia Giulia has an incredible variety of landscapes. This tour takes you to a central part of the Region where the flatland ends and the Dolomites start to rise. A beautiful area dotted with small villages. The experienced enduro /MTB guide, your local friend, will lead the group of 4 to 7 persons down the legendary Matadown trail as well as other descents. From the top of Matadown you have a 360 degree view and can see all the way to the Adriatic Sea. The trail is 12 km long and has a 1500 m. height difference.

Technical level: 2 / 3 - on All mountain / Enduro bikes.

Biking from 09:00 to circa 16:00.

We may provide you with rentet bikes. Normally for such biking experiences, the participants however want to bring their own bike. Therefore is included a bike shuttle between the Trieste Airport and the Hotel in Cividale.

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Cividale is North-East of Udine. It was the first Capital of the Longobards. The city has preserved a strong medieval character and has interesting sights to propose, among those the Devil’s Bridge.  The Longobard Temple is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Cividale is in the middle of important wine districts and offer an excellent choice of food places. You will for sure enjoy the evenings there.

Cividale, with its hilly and mountainous surroundings is aiming at becoming a bike-friendly destination with trails for all types of biking. 

The tour is organized from March to October. Depending on the weather and temperature, it may be organized also during November to February, on short notice.

Beyond the good food and wine, why visit Trieste and the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region? The small healthy region in the north-east of Italy is well-organized and has all that the country has to offer: short distances, sea, mountains, hills, historic villages, rich culture. And, it is free from the overcrowded mass-tourism that you will suffer in many other places. A new area to be discovered and enjoyed. Trieste is Italy’s most cosmopolitan, multi-cultural and newest city; it only became part of Italy in 1954. A perfect base to discover also Istria in Croatia, Slovenia and Venice. And have a look at the tab on our site describing the Region.

As for all Be As A Local tours, there will be one of us, your ‘local friend’, sharing with you what we like to do and let you experience what the ‘do-it-yourself’ traveller most probably will not find on his/her own. Taking due account of each season. We are sure you will want to come back to this area, many times!

The tour exists in two versions, one with defined departure dates were the group is composed of you and other individuals or small groups, or if you are a group of friends we can make a proposal for the period you prefer.

Itinerary

Arrival

Transport to the hotel.

Check-in. Meet the ‘Local friend’.

Dinner in the hotel.

First day on bike

After a solid breakfast, adrenalin time. 

A bike shuttle with guide provides transfer throughout the day and for all the ascents on the Torreano Trail. Positive elevation 0 mt, negative elevation 2000/2500 mt. 

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Lunch in a typical small restaurant.

Late afternoon aperitif in Cividale, followed by a guided tour.

Dinner in Cividale.

Second day on bike

The bikeshuttle with guide will provide transfer throughout the day on the paths of San Leonardo Trails , and for all the ascents.

Positive elevation: 0 mt, negative elevation 2000/3000 mt.

Lunch in a typical restaurant in a small valley.

Afternoon visit to Venzone, the ‘historic village of the year’ in Italy in 2016.

Dinner in Cividale.

Third day on bike

This day will take you to the trails of Del Monte Matajur and the legendary Matadown trail. Guided bike shuttle throughout the day.

Positive elevation  150/250 mt, negative elevation 2500/3000 mt

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Lunch.

Wine tasting, aperitivo and dinner in Cividale.

Departure

Time to say “Ciao! A la prossima!” to Venezia Friuli Venezia. Transfer to the airport.

What’s included

  • Hotel 3 star with breakfast.
  • Lunch and dinner including drinks (1 small bottle of water, 1 large beer or 2 glasses of wine), coffee, tastings, where indicated in the program
  • Transfers during the program
  • Shuttle transfer for the bikes to and from the airport.
  • Guides and you local friend (tour leader)
  • Entrance to attractions mentioned in the program
  • Courses and course material
  • FVG Card, proving free or discounted access to many attractions and more.

What’s excluded

  • Rental of enduro bike
  • Medical treatment if needed
  • Telephone and minibar in the hotel
  • On-your-own costs
  • Tourist tax
  • Special risk or sports insurance
  • All not mentioned above as included, is excluded

What do I need to bring

A valid health insurance coverage. Comfortable clothes and shoes. 

Biking equipment such as a helmet, gloves, bicycling pants, wind jacket, protective glasses etc.

Important information

Participants should be in good physical shape and have experience in riding MTB bikes downhill and off-track at the 2/ 3 level.

Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 7 days notice: 100% charge
  • 14 days notice: 50% charge
  • 30 days notice: 30% charge

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