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Bolzano to Venice 10-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1

  • 10days
  • Austria

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The Alps to the Adriatic 10-day Self-guided Cycling Tour

A wonderful bike tour starting from the Austrian border at Brennero Pass: you’ll cycle downhill through ancient villages, forts and green meadows of South Tyrol. Riding along the Adige River you’ll reach the Veneto region, with a stop at the palm-lined shores of lake Garda and then Verona, the town of Romeo & Juliet, with its impressive Roman arena. Further on you’ll discover Vicenza, renowned for the classical Palladio architecture. Then you will reach the Euganean Hills and their renowned thermal district, the largest in Europe. Beautiful Padua, cradle of arts, will open the way to the Venetian lagoon, where the timeless fascination of Venice has lured passersby for centuries, and still does.

Tour Character: Level 1

The itinerary is mainly on one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Italy, the river Adige cycle route. Continuing from Lake Garda to Venice the itinerary is developed on secondary streets with minimal traffic.

Included in the Tour:

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation (3* and 4*)
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Digital tour information
  • Transfer from Balzano to Brenners Pass
  • Travel guide + Maps + Roadbook
  • 4-hours ferry cruise on Lake Garda
  • 7-days Hotline service
  • Ice cream in the best ice cream parlour in Vicenza

Not Included in the Tour:

  • Local taxes (approx. 10-15 EUR)
  • Venice Municipality Access Fee: it is expected to enter into force on January 1st 2023. Approx. 3-10 EUR (to be paid on site)
  • Bike rental
  • Transfers Mestre to Bolzano (min 2 people), 90 EUR, extra 30 EUR for your bike. Available Saturday and Sunday

Notes:

  • Extra nights on request
  • Special departure dates for groups of at least 6

If you would like to rent a bike (110 EUR ) or e-bike (280 EUR) or helmet (15 EUR), please contact our office when booking: [email protected] 

(2023 PRICES) If you would like to rent a bike (130 EUR ) or e-bike (320 EUR) or helmet (15 EUR), please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Bolzano

    Individual arrival.

  • Day 2

    Bolzano – Bressanone 40km by transfer + 55km by bike

    A private transfer will take you to Brennero, where you’ll start cycling into the green Isarco valley. Your cycling day continues without difficulties through nice villages and green meadows till Fortezza, where you will see the ancient fort. Lake Varna awaits you for a relaxing break before you reach Bressanone.

  • Day 3

    Bressanone – Bolzano 45km

    Continue along the same cycle path, with few kms today: you’ll have the opportunity to visit the huge Sabiona medieval monastery, built on a rocky-hill and dominating the Isarco-valley. Overnight in Bolzano.

  • Day 4

    Bolzano – Trento 65/70 km

    You will start riding along the River Adige cycle path, through orchards and the vineyards of the renowned Wine Route. Half way between Bolzano and Trento you will reach Salorno, which represents the linguistic border between the German and the Italian world. It is possible to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.

  • Day 5

    Trento – Desenzano/Peschiera 50km by bike + ferry

    The river Adige will take you to Rovereto, famous for its museum of modern and contemporary art. After a short ascent to Passo di San Giovanni, you will enjoy a superb view onto the Garda Lake and a little town of Torbole. Then in Riva del Garda you will take a ferry to reach the southern part of the lake.

  • Day 6

    Desenzano/Peschiera – Verona 60/35km

    After crossing the hilly landscape surrounding the Garda Lake, you will meet again the river Adige, which will take you into Verona, one of the most important and beautiful cities in the Veneto region. Worth visiting are: the Roman Arena, the Church of San Zeno and Juliet's House.

  • Day 7

    Verona – Vicenza 75/35km

    Cycling in the countryside at the foot of Mounts Lessini, among the vineyards you will reach the castle of Soave. Further on the fortress of Bendola will show you the way to the Berici hills and to Vicenza. The old city centre is characterized by the beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th century architect known all over the world. It is possible to shorten the stage by taking the train in San Bonifacio.

  • Day 8

    Vicenza - Padua thermal district 50km

    Cycling out of Vicenza, along the cycle path of the river Bacchiglione, you can admire the Palladian masterpiece Villa La Rotonda and the frescoes of Tiepolo at Villa Valmarana, entrance included. Then, past the hamlet of Montegalda, you will head towards the Euganean Hills, where you can relax in a resort of the largest European thermal district.

  • Day 9

    Padua thermal district - Mestre/Venice 55km

    Along the cycle path of the Battaglia Canal you will pass through Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities and rich in art and history. From here, along the Piovego Canal, you will reach Stra and will follow the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility ( Villa Pisani, Villa Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice mainland. You can choose to overnight in Venice with a supplement. Please note that in Venice (apart from Piazzale Roma and train station Santa Lucia) it is forbidden to cycle , and also to push your bike by hand.

  • Day 10

    Mestre/Venice.

    Departure after breakfast.

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen: in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 22 2022 Oct 01 2022 8 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 950€
Sep 23 2022 Oct 02 2022 8 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 950€
Sep 29 2022 Oct 08 2022 8 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 950€
Sep 30 2022 Oct 09 2022 8 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 950€
Oct 06 2022 Oct 15 2022 8 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 950€
Apr 13 2023 Apr 22 2023 8 Single rooms 1,590€
Double rooms 1,190€
Apr 14 2023 Apr 23 2023 8 Single rooms 1,590€
Double rooms 1,190€
Apr 20 2023 Apr 29 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Apr 21 2023 Apr 30 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Apr 27 2023 May 06 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Apr 28 2023 May 07 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
May 04 2023 May 13 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
May 05 2023 May 14 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
May 11 2023 May 20 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
May 12 2023 May 21 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
May 18 2023 May 27 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
May 19 2023 May 28 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
May 25 2023 Jun 03 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
May 26 2023 Jun 04 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 01 2023 Jun 10 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 02 2023 Jun 11 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 08 2023 Jun 17 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 09 2023 Jun 18 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 15 2023 Jun 24 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 16 2023 Jun 25 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 22 2023 Jul 01 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 23 2023 Jul 02 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 29 2023 Jul 08 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jun 30 2023 Jul 09 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jul 06 2023 Jul 15 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jul 07 2023 Jul 16 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jul 13 2023 Jul 22 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jul 14 2023 Jul 23 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jul 20 2023 Jul 29 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jul 21 2023 Jul 30 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jul 27 2023 Aug 05 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Jul 28 2023 Aug 06 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 03 2023 Aug 12 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 04 2023 Aug 13 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 10 2023 Aug 19 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 11 2023 Aug 20 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 17 2023 Aug 26 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 18 2023 Aug 27 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 24 2023 Sep 02 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 25 2023 Sep 03 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Aug 31 2023 Sep 09 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Sep 01 2023 Sep 10 2023 8 Single rooms 1,780€
Double rooms 1,380€
Sep 07 2023 Sep 16 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Sep 08 2023 Sep 17 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Sep 14 2023 Sep 23 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Sep 15 2023 Sep 24 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Sep 21 2023 Sep 30 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Sep 22 2023 Oct 01 2023 8 Single rooms 1,730€
Double rooms 1,330€
Sep 28 2023 Oct 07 2023 8 Single rooms 1,590€
Double rooms 1,190€
Sep 29 2023 Oct 08 2023 8 Single rooms 1,590€
Double rooms 1,190€
Oct 05 2023 Oct 14 2023 8 Single rooms 1,590€
Double rooms 1,190€

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