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From Pontebba to Venzone the Alpe Adria Cycle Route goes across the most evocative part of the old “Pontebbana” railway. In my opinion this is the most stiking stage of the cycle route: the cyclists met many bridges, viaducts and tunnels that date from the end of 19th century.

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We are entering the wildest part of the “Canal del Ferro” canyon, characterized by numerous overhanging walls that enclose the narrow valley of the river Fella. We cycle along some quite long tunnels till the scenic "Ponte di Muro" bridge that leads us on the other side of the valley. After passing other tunnels and viaducts, the valley widens a little offering nice views. Just beyond the old station of the Dogna village we encounter a long and high bridge from which we can enjoy the view of the Dogna valley closed by the rocky walls of “Jof di Montasio” mountain. The bike path continues with a long straight, after passing some short tunnels, offers us a beautiful view of the Cadramazzo’s stream waterfall.

The cycle route go straight along the valley reaching a narrow passage where in the past stood "La Chiusa": a fortress built to defend the valley but also to impose the payment of a duty to those who transited. Here we ride also through a characteristic oblique iron bridge that brings us back to the opposite side of the valley. Soon we reach the village of Chiusaforte, where we recommend a stop at the former train station: the historical building was turned into a cafe but also in a friendly place where you receive a lot of informations about the valley, the cycleway, the old railway or simply relax yourself.

Beyond Chiusaforte we still encounter some tunnels dug into the rocks, a waterfall and we can admire the mighty fortress of Chiusaforte, built in 1904, which is currently being restored to be converted in museum of the Great War on the Alps. Just before the “Ponteperaria” bridge, that passes again the Fella river, cyclists can choose between two options. The first reaches Moggio Udinese, through the villages of Roveredo and Ovedasso. The road is paved with little motor traffic but you’ll meet some steep hills. Most of the cyclists prefer the second option going straight to Resiutta riding on the bicycle path that follows the old railway as usual. This option is the official path of the Alpe Adria Cycle Route that goes on to the old Resiutta’s station. After the village of Resiutta we cycle through the two longest tunnels of the whole Alpe Adria bicycle route and we arrive at the abandoned train station of Moggio Udinese.

At the moment the cycle lane ends here and you have again two options to go on. The first one is to cross the river Fella reaching the town of Moggio Udinese, famous for its abbey founded by Benedictine monks in 1084. From Moggio you can arrive at the village of Carnia passing close to the hamlet of Campiolo and riding along a charming military road (partly paved and partly gravel) that offers picturesque views of the terminal part of the Fella’s valley. The second option is to cycle from Moggio’s station to Carnia on the busy national road (SS13). In Moggio ends also the official signage of the Alpe Adria Cycle Route. Luckily some volunteers (the Radweg Angels) placed a lot of stickers that help cyclists not to loose the way: try to follow them!

After the village of Carnia you'll cross the hamlet of Portis Vecchio (abandoned after the earthquake of 1976) using some pleasant unpaved roads that run between the railway and the Tagliamento river. As for the previous part, the lack of signs force most cyclists to ride along the national road. Only a few kilometers after the "ghost town" of Portis we enter in Venzone, the only example in Friuli of a fortified town of the 13th century.

 

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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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