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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 buffet
  • Luggage transportation
  • Travel guide, Maps, Roadbook
  • 4-hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda
  • 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)
  • Train to San Bonifacio (if you wish to shorten day 5 cycle)
  • Venice Island entry fee (from 1st Jan 2023) approx. 3-10 EUR per day, to be paid on site
  • Beverages
  • Transfer Mestre - Bolzano (min 2 people) 90 EUR, extra 30 EUR for your own bike

Notes:

  • Extra nights available upon request

If you would like to hire a bike (85 EUR) or e-bike (220 EUR) or helmet (15 EUR), please contact our office when booking [email protected] 

(2023 PRICES) If you would like to hire a bike (100 EUR) or e-bike (250 EUR) or 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 08 2023 Apr 15 2023 12 Single rooms 1,140€
Double rooms 820€
Apr 09 2023 Apr 16 2023 12 Single rooms 1,140€
Double rooms 820€
Apr 15 2023 Apr 22 2023 12 Single rooms 1,140€
Double rooms 820€
Apr 16 2023 Apr 23 2023 12 Single rooms 1,140€
Double rooms 820€
Apr 22 2023 Apr 29 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Apr 23 2023 Apr 30 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Apr 29 2023 May 06 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Apr 30 2023 May 07 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
May 06 2023 May 13 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
May 07 2023 May 14 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
May 13 2023 May 20 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 14 2023 May 21 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 16 2023 May 23 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 17 2023 May 24 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 20 2023 May 27 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 21 2023 May 28 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 23 2023 May 30 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 24 2023 May 31 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 27 2023 Jun 03 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 28 2023 Jun 04 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 30 2023 Jun 06 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
May 31 2023 Jun 07 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 03 2023 Jun 10 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 04 2023 Jun 11 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 06 2023 Jun 13 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 07 2023 Jun 14 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 10 2023 Jun 17 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 11 2023 Jun 18 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 13 2023 Jun 20 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 14 2023 Jun 21 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 17 2023 Jun 24 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 18 2023 Jun 25 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 20 2023 Jun 27 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 21 2023 Jun 28 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 24 2023 Jul 01 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 25 2023 Jul 02 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 27 2023 Jul 04 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jun 28 2023 Jul 05 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 01 2023 Jul 08 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 02 2023 Jul 09 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 04 2023 Jul 11 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 05 2023 Jul 12 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 08 2023 Jul 15 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 09 2023 Jul 16 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 11 2023 Jul 18 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 12 2023 Jul 19 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 15 2023 Jul 22 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 16 2023 Jul 23 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 18 2023 Jul 25 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 19 2023 Jul 26 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 22 2023 Jul 29 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 23 2023 Jul 30 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 25 2023 Aug 01 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 26 2023 Aug 02 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 29 2023 Aug 05 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Jul 30 2023 Aug 06 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 01 2023 Aug 08 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 02 2023 Aug 09 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 05 2023 Aug 12 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 06 2023 Aug 13 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 08 2023 Aug 15 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 09 2023 Aug 16 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 12 2023 Aug 19 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 13 2023 Aug 20 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 15 2023 Aug 22 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 16 2023 Aug 23 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 19 2023 Aug 26 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 20 2023 Aug 27 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 22 2023 Aug 29 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 23 2023 Aug 30 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 26 2023 Sep 02 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 27 2023 Sep 03 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 29 2023 Sep 05 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Aug 30 2023 Sep 06 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 02 2023 Sep 09 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 03 2023 Sep 10 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 05 2023 Sep 12 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 06 2023 Sep 13 2023 12 Single rooms 1,300€
Double rooms 980€
Sep 09 2023 Sep 16 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Sep 10 2023 Sep 17 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Sep 16 2023 Sep 23 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Sep 17 2023 Sep 24 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Sep 23 2023 Sep 30 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Sep 24 2023 Oct 01 2023 12 Single rooms 1,250€
Double rooms 930€
Sep 30 2023 Oct 07 2023 12 Single rooms 1,140€
Double rooms 820€
Oct 01 2023 Oct 08 2023 12 Single rooms 1,140€
Double rooms 820€
Oct 07 2023 Oct 14 2023 12 Single rooms 1,140€
Double rooms 820€

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