The Carnia Region

Arta Terme a stone’s throw from everything…

The Hotel alla Fonte*** di Arta Terme is the perfect solution for holiday lovers.

Located near the Terme di Arta and a few kilometers from the ski area of Mount Zoncolan, the hotel is the ideal base for snow lovers in winter and for lovers of cycling and hiking in the mountains, throughout the rest of the year. Cyclists can experience the Giro d’Italia path leading to the summit of Mount Zoncolan, defined among the five toughest climbs in the world for gradient and difference in altitude.

The roads that wrap like a thread around our mountains, with their succession of curves that cross verdant places and breathtaking landscapes, will enhance the pleasure of those who travel by motorcycle.

The location of our hotel offers a strategic starting point for mountain hikes of all levels of difficulty: spectacular nature trails, such as those offered by the 20 different stages of the Cammino delle Pievi, the historical Paths of the Great War, the arduous climbing walls of the Carnic Alps and much more. Mount Zoncolan is the starting point for hang-gliding and paragliding flights with the possibility to book a flight in duo with a qualified instructor.

Free wheels: motorcycle tourism

Carnia & Motorcycle: a perfect match!  Tortuous roads, typical of the high mountains, magnificent routes to ride on your motorcycle, breathing crystal clear air and filling your eyes with fairytale images and landscapes. The motorcyclist more than any other can enjoy the roads less travelled, in search of genuine tastes and flavours of still uncontaminated lands.

Arta Terme Thermal Centre

Among the best known Italian spas for the offered therapies and the different treated pathologies, the thermal baths of Arta Terme are appreciated for their benefits.

The water that flows from the Pudia Spring of Arta takes its name from the Latin “aqua putens” (water that stinks, due to its characteristic smell of rotten eggs) is a cold, clear and colourless water rich in mineral salts and sulphates, enriched by the presence of elements such as calcium and magnesium.

The excellent therapeutic qualities of the sulphurous water from the source of Arta derive from its low sulphidrimetric grade, which makes it much more bearable in therapies and rarely causes thermal crises.

Trekking in Carnia

Carnia is the mountainous region in the extreme north-west of Friuli: one of the richest areas from a naturalistic point of view, with over two thousand botanical species and centuries-old woods that are home to many animal species that have found their ideal habitat here.

Your bike hotel in Carnia: MTB , e-bikes, road bikes and …

Carnia is the perfect holiday destination for those who travel by mountain bike, for those who love the road bike trails already beaten by the cycling champions who participate every year in the Giro d’Italia and also for those who do not like fatigue and prefer the support of a comfortable e-bike. A real paradise! Carnia offers breathtaking routes for MTB enthusiasts, cycle paths suitable for families, routes of all levels of difficulty for e-bike lovers.

Cycling on the routes of the Giro d’Italia

The ascent to Mount Zoncolan by bike is the symbol of High level International cycling and the climb to its summit is one of the most difficult in Europe. The summit that can be reached from both Sutrio and Ovaro is the most sought-after Carnic peak by amateur cyclists who wish to experience directly the great challenge that the Champions of international cycling faced in the last stretch of the fourteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia (from San Vito al Tagliamento to the summit of Zoncolan: 186 km).

Another equally exciting challenge is the Panoramica delle Vette with the climb to Mount Crostis, also protagonist in some of the past editions of the Giro d’Italia.

Alpine huts in Karnien

Starting from the mounth of May it is possible to discover the suggestive Carnic mountain huts on the 15 itineraries along the route called Via delle Malghe Carniche. Suggestive walks with the possibility to buy dairy products directly from the producers: an itinerary to discover unique flavours.

Skiing on the Zoncolan

In winter, the Zoncolan ski pole is the ideal destination for ski enthusiasts. The pole offers 25 km of tracks for countless disciplines – from alpine skiing, to snowboarding, to cross-country skiing (with a ring of about 2 km), to telemark and, on request, freestyle and freeride – to meet the needs of all winter sports lovers. Among the many activities there are  ski tours, snowshoe hiking, night excursions, winter nordic walking.    

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