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In Pontebba we leave the Val Canale and enter the Canal del Ferro. We cycle along the main road as we leave the town and, at the cemetery, after a short but steep climb, we return to the grounds of the old Pontebbana railway converted into a cycle path. The Alpe Adria Radweg cycle route continues slightly downhill to the old railway station of Pietratagliata: here the cycle path stops and the cyclists are forced to descend again on the old Pontebbana road facing a narrow passage. You pass some houses and, just outside the hamlet, you need to go up a flight of stairs to return to the old railway track where we find the paved cycle path.



We continue pedaling in the wildest stretch of the Canal del Ferro, characterized by numerous overhanging walls that close the narrow valley of the Fella river: we cross numerous tunnels and some spectacular bridges. The first is that of "Ponte di Muro" which takes us to the other side of the valley. In Dogna all the cyclists stop on the bridge that crosses the homonymous valley to admire the spectacular view of the overhanging walls of the Jof di Montasio. Having passed the Cadramazzo waterfall, at the nth bottleneck of the valley, a singular iron bridge takes us back to the other side. At this point "la Chiusa" rose up until the end of the nineteenth century, the impregnable fortress that gave its name to the neighboring town. In Chiusaforte you absolutely must stop at the station: in the historic building, in addition to the possibility of refreshment, a small museum on the history of the Pontebbana railway is growing day by day.

Beyond Chiusaforte, there are still tunnels dug into the rock and the Rio Belipeit waterfall, while the fortress of Chiusaforte, built in 1904 and currently being restored, stands on the crags that overlook the Ciclovia Alpe Adria. Once in Ponte Peraria, before facing another bridge, cyclists can choose between two options. The first leads to Moggio Udinese, through the villages of Roveredo and Ovedasso, following the directions of the BiciItalia 5 route. The road is paved and with little traffic but you need to measure your strength well due to some sharp climbs. The official route of the Alpe Adria Radweg cycle route goes straight over the bridge, following the old railway line in its entirety until it reaches the village of Resiutta.

Beyond the old railway station of the town, continue on the cycle path built in place of the tracks. In this section we face the two longest tunnels of the old Pontabbana railway and reach the Moggio Udinese station, where at the moment, the cycle path stops (as well as the official CAAR table). Thanks to an underpass we reach the bridge over the Fella where we can choose whether to continue pedaling on the busy state road or reach the interesting village of Moggio, famous for its abbey founded by the Benedictine monks in 1084 and continue along a suggestive military road that bypasses the inhabited area of ​​Campiolo and continues until the end of the valley, in the municipality of Amaro. I always recommend this second option, even if you have to take some dirt roads and easy climbs. At the end of the military road one crosses the Fella for the last time on an old railway bridge (that of the disused Carnia-Tolmezzo-Villa Santina railway) and one arrives in the town of Carnia where we also find the cyclists who have preferred to ride on the road state.

After passing the built-up area at the beginning of the 1900s around the railway station, continue towards Portis Vecchio (an abandoned village following the 1976 earthquake) using pleasant roads with a natural background that run through the meadows, between the railway and the embankment of the Tagliamento river. Unfortunately, even in this section the official scoreboard is missing and this forces many cyclists to continue pedaling along the SS13 "Pontebbana". A few kilometers after passing the "ghost town" of Portis Vecchio you come in sight of the medieval walls that protect Venzone, the only example left in Friuli of a fortified town of the fourteenth century, the final point of this stage.


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  • Section length: 38 km
  • Ascent: 170 m
  • Descent: 500 m
  • Grade: easy
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  • the church of Santa Maria Maggiore with the wonderful wooden altar (Flügelaltar) dated 1517
  • Pramollo or Nassfeld pass
  • the town hall (dated 1923)
  • The Museum of the Territory: in the paleontological section are exposed the fossil tracks of a phytosaur of the Triassic (discovered in 1994)
  • the Dogna valley with many paths perfect for mountain biking and First World War enthusiasts
  • the Col Badin Fortress
  • the Val Raccolana valley
  • Exhibition of the Mine of the Resartico Stream
  • the "Galleria Ghiacciaia" cave
  • the Val Resia valley
  • Natural Park of the Julian Pre-Alps
  • the Abbey dedicated to Saint Gall
  • the medieval tower
  • the ancient stone pillery (Berlina)
  • the Val Aupa valley nature park
  • the medieval walls and streets
  • the Saint Andrew Cathedral
  • Saint Michael Chapel, which preserves some of the historic mummies of Venzone
  • the Town Hall, a splendid example of a Venetian-Gothic palace
  • Palazzo Orgnani-Martina with heartquake exibition
  • Natural Park of the Julian Pre-Alps
  • the Pumpkin Festival (end of October)

IAT Pontebba   infopoint 56 

Via Mazzini, 32 - 33016 Pontebba (UD)
Tel.: +43 0428 90693
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Centro Visite Parco Naturale delle Prealpi Giulie   infopoint 56 

Piazza Tiglio, 3 - 33010 Prato di Resia (UD)
Tel.: +43 0433 53534
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Pro Loco Moggio Udinese  infopoint 56 

Piazzetta Pertini, 5 - 33015 Moggio Udinese (UD)
Tel.: +43 0433 51514
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Pro Loco Venzone   infopoint 56 

Via Glizoio di Mels, 5/4 - 33010 Venzone (UD)
Tel.: +43 0432 985034
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B&B Ta Famée   hotel 32 tdp 24

Via della Chiesa, 22 - 33016 Pontafel (Pontebba)
tel. +39 340 5621350
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Pizzeria Pontafel   ristorante 32 

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 61 - 33016 Pontafel (Pontebba)
tel.: (+39) 0428 91106
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Hotel Caffè Vecchio   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

Via Roma, 13 - 33016 Pontebba
tel: (+39) 0428 991081
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Ostarie Ai Ors   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

Via Vidali, 11 - 33010 Dogna
tel: (+39) 348 4461830
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Stazione di Chiusaforte   ristorante 32 approvato caar

via Stazione n.15 - 33010 Chiusaforte (UD)
tel.: (+39) 0433 52344
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web: http://www.lachiusa.it/


Albergo Ristorante Martina   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

via Roma n.38 - 33010 Chiusaforte (UD)
tel: (+39) 0433/52214 - 0433/52161
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web: http://www.albergomartina.it/


B&B Al Cerbiatto   hotel 32 

Via Roma, 46 - 33010 Chiusaforte (UD)
tel. +39 347 0960516
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B&B Donadelli Sergio   hotel 32 

Via Stazione, 6 - 33010 Chiusaforte
tel. +39 329 4742757
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Hotel Canin   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

Viale Udine, 7 - 33010 Resiutta
tel: (+39) 0433 51210
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 Hotel Val Fella   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

Viale Udine, 35 - 33010 Resiutta (UD)
tel: (+39) 0433 550246
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 Rosticceria Al Buon Arrivo   ristorante 32 

Viale Udine 31, 33010 Resiutta, Italia
tel: (+39) 0433 550269
web: http://www.birrificiodiresiutta.it/


 Rosticceria Contato   ristorante 32 

Viale Udine 19, 33010 Resiutta, Italia
tel: (+39) 0433 51474


Da Sara e Virna   ristorante 32 

Viale Udine (SS13) - 33010 Resiutta, Italia
tel: (+39) 0433 508030


Locanda San Gallo   hotel 32 ristorante 32 approvato caar tdp 24

Piazzetta Sandro Pertini, 2 - 33015 Moggio Udinese (UD)
tel: (+39) 0433 550318  (+39) 3496142391
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web: http://www.locandasangallo.it/


 Residence Bed & Bike   hotel 32 approvato caar bikexperience 24

Via Valsassina, 15 - 33015 Moggio Udinese
tel: (+39) 347 2556958
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Hotel Leon Bianco   hotel 32 ristorante 32 tdp 24

Piazza Uffici, 4 - 33015 Moggio Udinese (UD)
tel: (+39) 0433 51114
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B&B Villa Rodolfi   hotel 32 

Via Abbazia, 30 - 33015 Fraz. Moggio di Sopra - Moggio Udinese
tel: (+39) 0433 51354
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 Ristorante Agli Artisti   ristorante 32 

Viale Udine 31, 33010 Resiutta, Italia
tel: (+39) 335 705 0534
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web: http://www.osteriaagliartisti.it/


 

Hotel Carnia   hotel 32 ristorante 32 approvato caar

Via Canal del Ferro, 28 - 33010 Fraz. Carnia - Venzone
tel: (+39) 0432 978013
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web: http://www.hotelcarnia.it


Hotel Alma Living e Ristorante Al Girarrosto   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

Via Pontebbana, 74 - 33010 Fraz. Carnia - Venzone
tel: (+39) 0432 978132
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Locanda Al Municipio   hotel 32 ristorante 32 approvato caar

Via Glizoio Di Mels 4 - 33010 Venzone (UD)
tel: (+39) 0432 985801
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web: http://www.locandaalmunicipio.com


Agriturismo Casali Scjs   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

Via Strada di Scjs, 1 - 33010 Venzone
tel: (+39) 340 3284301
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La Culla D'Oro   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

Via Pontebbana, 29 - 33010 Venzone
tel: (+39) 0432 985026
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Da Michele   hotel 32 ristorante 32 

Via Pontebbana, 20 - 33010 Venzone
tel: (+39) 0432 985045
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B&B Casa di Carnia   hotel 32 

Via dai Valent's, 17 - 33010 Venzone
tel. +39 391 7692988
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B&B Nadia   hotel 32 

Piazza Municipio, 12 - 33010 Venzone
tel. +39 333 3000803
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 B&B Capelli D'Angelo   hotel 32 

Via Alberton del Colle, 1 - 33010 Venzone
tel. +39 349 3661292
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B&B Al Fogolar   hotel 32 

Via Bidernuccio, 8 - 33010 Venzone
tel. +39 0432 985164
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