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Dolomites to Adriatic 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1

  • 8days
  • Italy

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Self-guided Cycling Tour from the Dolomites to the Adriatic

An extraordinary cycle route with new landscapes in Europe match the unique beauty of the Dolomites, part of the UNESCO world heritage list since 2009. The cycling route starts in the heart of these superb mountains and following the course of the river Adige takes you to the palm-lined shores of Lake Garda. Further on, you’ll explore some remarkable Italian cities such as Verona, the town of Romeo & Juliet, Vicenza, renowned for the classical Palladio architecture, and Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities. At the end of the trip the timeless fascination of Venice will invite you to an exploration by foot and by water along its canals and small “calli”.

Tour character: Level 1

As a whole it is an easy to manage itinerary, riding on secondary streets with low traffic or paved bike paths. There are light hilly bits with short uphill sections. Train connections among the overnight stays: every day possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 2, 3, 5 and 7

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation, mainly 3* (mainly 4* available on request)
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • App including travel guide, Maps, Roadbook
  • 4-hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda (bike included)
  • Digital tour information
  • Ice-cream in the best ice cream parlour in Vicenza
  • 7-days Hotline service

Not included in the tour:

  • Local taxes (approx 10-15 EUR)
  • Venice Island entry fee (from 1st Jan 2024) approx. 3-10 EUR per day, to be paid on site
  • Beverages, dinners and lunches
  • Helmet- 15 EUR

Notes:

  • Extra nights in Mestre: From 60 EUR p.p (100 EUR single person)
  • Extra nights in Venice and Bolzano on request
  • Transfer Mestre-Bolzano (min 2 persons): 90 EUR (+30 EUR for your own bike) Available Saturdays, Sundays and sometimes Tuesday
  • Departures Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • All rooms have en suite facilities. Most hotels have air conditioning while some smaller hotels and hotels located in mountain areas of northern Italy can be without air conditioning. 

If you would like to hire a Touring bike (110 EUR) or E-bike (270 EUR), helmet (15 EUR), please contact our office when booking [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Bolzano

    Individual arrival. Located along the Isarco river, bilingual Bolzano has always been at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and central Europe. Today it is an important commercial and tourist centre.

  • Day 2

    Bolzano – Trento 65/70km

    Today you will ride mostly along the Adige Rivercycle path, through orchards and 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. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.

  • Day 3

    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 Goivanni, you will enjoy a superb view over the Garda Lake and the little town of Torbole. Then in Riva del Garda you will take a ferry to reach the southern part of the lake.

  • Day 4

    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 5

    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 Brendola will show you the way to the Berici hills and to Vicenza. The old city centre is characterized by 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 6

    Vicenza – Padua thermal district 50 km

    Cycling out of Vicenza, along the cycle path of the river Bacchiglionem you can admire the Palladian masterpiece Villa La Rotonda. Then, past the hamlet of Montegalda, you will head towards the Euganean Hills, where you will have the chance to relax in a 4* spa resort in the largest European thermal district.

  • Day 7

    Padua thermal district – Mestre/Venice 55 km

    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 8

    Mestre/Venice

    Departure after breakfast. Transfer back to Bolzano on request when booking the tour.

    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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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 06 2024 Apr 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€
Apr 07 2024 Apr 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€
Apr 13 2024 Apr 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€
Apr 14 2024 Apr 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€
Apr 20 2024 Apr 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Apr 21 2024 Apr 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Apr 27 2024 May 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Apr 28 2024 May 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Apr 30 2024 May 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
May 01 2024 May 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
May 04 2024 May 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
May 05 2024 May 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
May 07 2024 May 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
May 08 2024 May 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
May 11 2024 May 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 12 2024 May 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 14 2024 May 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 15 2024 May 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 18 2024 May 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 19 2024 May 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 21 2024 May 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 22 2024 May 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 25 2024 Jun 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 26 2024 Jun 02 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 28 2024 Jun 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 29 2024 Jun 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 01 2024 Jun 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 02 2024 Jun 09 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 04 2024 Jun 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 05 2024 Jun 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 08 2024 Jun 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 09 2024 Jun 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 11 2024 Jun 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 12 2024 Jun 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 15 2024 Jun 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 16 2024 Jun 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 18 2024 Jun 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 19 2024 Jun 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 22 2024 Jun 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 25 2024 Jul 02 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 26 2024 Jul 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 29 2024 Jul 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 02 2024 Jul 09 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 03 2024 Jul 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 06 2024 Jul 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 09 2024 Jul 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 10 2024 Jul 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 13 2024 Jul 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 16 2024 Jul 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 17 2024 Jul 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 20 2024 Jul 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 23 2024 Jul 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 24 2024 Jul 31 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 27 2024 Aug 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 30 2024 Aug 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jul 31 2024 Aug 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 03 2024 Aug 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 06 2024 Aug 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 07 2024 Aug 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 10 2024 Aug 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 13 2024 Aug 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 14 2024 Aug 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 17 2024 Aug 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 20 2024 Aug 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 21 2024 Aug 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 24 2024 Aug 31 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 25 2024 Sep 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 27 2024 Sep 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 28 2024 Sep 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Aug 31 2024 Sep 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Sep 03 2024 Sep 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Sep 04 2024 Sep 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,370€
Double rooms 1,030€
Sep 07 2024 Sep 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 14 2024 Sep 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 21 2024 Sep 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,320€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 28 2024 Oct 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 05 2024 Oct 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 12 2024 Oct 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,190€
Double rooms 850€

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