Barcis, in the Friuli region of north-eastern Italy, is an ideal destination for those who just wish to relax in the beautiful alpine surroundings of the Dolomites in the Italian alps. However, if you are feeling energetic there is an abundance of activities to chose from within the vicinity of Bella Vista Barcis.
Walking - There are extensive trails for all fitness levels. There is a beautiful circuit around the lake of 10km which is highly recommended. The Barcis area borders one of the biggest nature reserves in Italy, Parco Naturale Dolomiti Friulane. Visitors can walk along beautiful trails, discovering flora and fauna, catch sight of deer, mountain goats and glimpse magnificent birds of prey soaring above.
Wine & Gastronomy - Friuli is a region with an exquisite traditional cuisine and world-class wines. Wine tours and cooking classes are on offer in many nearby towns including Cividale del Friuli.
Beaches - Golden sands and calm seas await you in Grado. Alternatively, why not travel to the Jesulo beach in Venice, one of the most famous beaches in Italy.
Horse Riding - You will find equestrian centres located in the surrounding villages such as Piancavallo and Aviano.
Cycling - There are ample opportunities for mountain biking and off road cycling with numerous routes. There are also a number of cycle tracks around Lake Barcis. These cycle tracks are away from traffic and make a safe area to bring your children for an enjoyable cycle around the Lake Barcis. Bella Vista holiday home has two bicycles that our visitors are welcome to use, but please be careful as use is at your own risk.
Husky Dog Sledging - Piancavallo (24km from Barcis) and Claut offer fantastic excursions on dog-drawn sledges, weather permitting of course.
Alpine Skiing - The alpine ski resort of Piancavallo is 24 km from Barcis. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s most famous ski resort, is 82km from Barcis next to the Austrian border.
Rock Climbing - Climbing in the Dolomites is very popular with some great climbing routes close to Barcis in the areas of Claut and Andreas. There are climbing schools in these areas which can provide guidance and training if required.