Trenitalia: a boom in cycling tourists in Friuli Venezia Giulia

+37% compared to last year. 13,000 visitors between June and August

Trieste, 24 August 2021

Cyclists aboard the regional trains of Trenitalia (FS Italiane Group) in Friuli Venezia Giulia are up by 37% compared to last year. An initial assessment of the 2021 summer season confirms a phenomenon in constant growth, with positive repercussions throughout the territory.

Particularly popular with tourists, bicycle transport accounted for around 13,000 visitors from 13 June to 15 August.

The AlpeAdria Line service, which attracts the majority of cycling tourists, alone recorded about 8,000 visitors, of which 2,000 travelled the Udine-Tarvisio line. Operating each weekend from 13 June to 12 September, with 16 equipped connections per day between Trieste, Udine and Tarvisio (with a minimum of 30 bike spots per train), means easily reaching the AlpeAdria cycle path, a destination recognised at a European level thanks to the quality of the route immersed amongst the nature of the Eastern Alps. The Trenobici delle Lagune also saw excellent results, allowing travellers to reach locations along the Trieste-Venice line with bike in tow.

Another initiative that is enjoying considerable success is the new intermodal train+bus connection of the Lignano Link. Conducted in collaboration with Arriva Udine is the service coordinated with the regional trains of the Trieste-Venice line, connecting the Latisana station to the renowned seaside resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro, also being very popular with passengers from outside the region.

Trenitalia’s commitment to supporting local tourism is reinforced also by the numerous connections to the main tourist attractions of Italy.