The Friuli Venezia regions offers some great riding mixed with varied history. As with region of Italy the Friuli Venezia has it own flavors and rich history. The region is very similar to neighoring Veneto. There are bike routes for all levels of riders and a great vacation spot.
Bike rides in Friuli Venezia provinces:
Bike Trieste Province: Captial is of the Province is the city of Trieste, one time the Austrian-Hungarian Empires major sea port. The area is varied in ethic influnces that makes riding in the hills surrounding the city a treasure hut of historical sties.
Bike Gorizia Province: Also sitting on the Solvenia border Gorizia is in the foothills of the Julia Alps. Well know for its wine production and food products.
Bike Udine Province: Udine is the largest province in the Friuli Venezia. The flatlands from the Adriatic Sea north through the foothills around the city of Udine (also captial) of the region, then the Alps which border Austria (where you find one of the hardest bike climbs in Europe (Monte Zoncolan). The valley of Tarvisio one of the history passes for migration, trade, and invasion from the east.
Bike Pordenone: Mostly flat lands and historicaly part of the Venezian Empire and to the north are the Prealpi with peaks up to 2000 meters.
Planning a vacation to the Friuli Venezia area offers you the chance to enjoy great riding, history, food and wine.