The beach of central Europe
Grado has not been dubbed the “sunny island” by coincidence. It is in the first row, so to speak, of offshore land overlooking the Adriatic. This ensures more sun, even if there is a storm inland. The centuries-old tradition of the island as a holiday destination can be noted in the increased connection between the Grado way of life and holidays. It enjoys the charming shade of pine trees and is surrounded by brightly coloured beach huts and many Italians, who have a visibly different concept of time. It is easy to get used to the laid-back way of life in the Mediterranean and the legendary Italian cuisine. In the delightful old town, every photo becomes a postcard image and memories are long-lasting. Anyone who has been here once will come back time after time.
- Historical old town
- Charming boutiques
- Excellent restaurants
- Delicious ice-cream
- Early Christian basilica
- Endlessly long beach
- Romantic beach promenade
- Healthy climate resort
- Spa and thermal baths
- Freshwater outdoor swimming pool
- Boat rental
From the River Salzach to the sea
With a length of 410 kilometres, the Alpe-Adria cycle path is a sporting challenge that meanders its way through breath-taking landscapes and many sights. The route through Alps is one of the most beautiful tours in the whole of Europe.
It passes through the varied landscapes of the Carinthia region, Slovenia and also Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. For those who start off in Salzburg, the route passes along the Tauern cycle path, through the Gastein valley and past Böckstein. From there, the tour continues by train through the mountain – a short, eleven-minute breather that ends in Mallnitz. The route continues firstly through Carinthia, past Spittal a. d. Drau, Villach and to the border in Arnoldstein. On the Italian side of the Alpe-Adria cycle path, long sections follow along abandoned railway routes that exude the charm of long-gone days. Cyclists pass through magnificent places such as Tarvisio, Gemona, Udine and Aquileia, before finally reaching Grado. Although the cycle path ends here, there are many beautiful day tours in the surrounding area through this rich land of culture.
At our reception, you can pick up and take with you all the information leaflets, route plans and maps you need in order to enjoy this experience to the full.
A kitespot that has everything
The sandbank that lies at the west side of Grado Pineta is one of the best kitespots along the northern Adriatic coastline. Just a short walk from our campsite, along the beach, it is easy to bump into water sports enthusiasts flying through the air, performing cool stunts at impressive speeds. This spot is not only suitable for professionals, however, but is also suitable for beginners, who are very welcome to take part in the courses offered. Kiters are spoilt in the large area of shallow water of around 5 square metres, which offers sufficient wind and just the right depth of water – directly in front of their own mobile home, tent or camper. Romantic camp fires on the beach included.
Further information regarding the kitespot of Grado Pineta and the beginners’ courses offered by the University sports institution can be found under airtime.at.