Nature & Sport in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Pure adrenaline and adventure for this incredible outdoor itinerary through Friuli Venezia Giulia! Are you ready to discover the region through activities and sport experiences?

Programma giornaliero

Arrival and meeting with the driver for the transfer to Spilimbergo, beautiful small town awarded of the name “Jewel of Italy”, with an evocative historical center and a castle where the spectacular Palazzo Dipinto stands out. A visit to the worldwide famous “Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli” (Friuli Mosaic School) cannot be missed; the best mosaic artists are trained at this school and you will be stunned by their works. Dinner in San Daniele, where you will able to taste the famous local prosciutto and special Friulian wines. Overnight bedroom accommodation.

Breakfast at the hotel and then departure for Clauzetto, a small town awarded of the name “The Balcony of Friuli” for its location and beauty. Meeting with a professional alpine guide and delivery of the equipment for your canyoning experience , a sport connected to water and earth that consists in following the water stream of a creek. This area in Friuli Venezia Giulia is full of gorges and deep walls eroded by the water, and is thus perfect for this kind of activity. Lunch in a typical local tavern and in the afternoon guided visit to the Grotte di Pradis (Caves of Pradis), also called the Green Caves because of the emerald green light that brights up its walls. Descending 207 steps it will be possible to admire the gorge created by the torrent Cosa. Near the cave it is also possible to visit the “Museum of the Green Caves of Pradis” that hosts several paleontological and archeological artifacts from the cave and the surrounding territory. In the evening, transfer to Udine, dinner at a restaurant and overnight.

After breakfast at the hotel, meeting with a professional tour guide and departure with a nine seat van which will also carry the city bikes that will be used for the ride along the last section of the Alpeadria cycling route, from Udine to Grado (58 Km). This is an easy ride entirely through the plain, mainly among the fertile Friulian countryside. The landscape is anything but boring and changes from fields, hedges and rows of mulberry trees, to the lagoon and the sandy beaches of the Adriatic Sea. The section between Udine and Palmanova is also characterized by the presence of some elegant Venetian Villas. The star shaped town of Palmanova will leave you speechless, as well as Aquileia with its Roman remains and the fabulous Cathedral. Finally, the trail will lead you to the historical little town Grado. Dinner at the hotel and overnight accommodation.

After breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the guide and escorted tour through the old city center of the splendid seaside town of Grado, rich in history and with a turbulent past. Sea food lunch in a typical local restaurant and free time, before reaching the airport in Venice


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