Gemona, an important crossroads of the region’s principal cycling routes
The majority of the region’s cycling routes come together in this splendid area, converging on the town centre, where cyclists can use the railway network to get to the town and back home again.
The FVG1 Alpe Adria cycling route between Salzburg and Grado, travelled by tens of thousands of cyclists every year, runs right through the town. To this we may add the FVG3 Pedemontana e del Collio and the FVG6 Ciclovia del Tagliamento which crosses the region from Mauria Pass to Lignano: an increasingly popular cycling route along the Tagliamento, one of only a handful of rivers in Europe to preserve its original braided stream morphology. This river ecosystem is known as the “King of the Alpine rivers”.
Bicycle touring in the Gemona area
But Gemona is not just a place to pass through on your bike! The town really has a lot to offer: the spectacular façade of the Cathedral dominating the ancient street of Via Bini, the Sanctuary of Saint Anthony of Padua, the museums exhibiting the art and history of the area, the Castle that has dominated the plains and overseen the succession of various peoples over the centuries, and, lastly, the town’s many places of business, cultural initiatives and sporting facilities. It is also the perfect base for excursions to the fortified citadel of Venzone, the Lago dei tre Comuni lake, Osoppo Fortress, Artegna Castle and the town of San Daniele del Friuli, another ideal destination for cyclists, with which Gemona collaborates on an ongoing basis.