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Italy Bolzano to Venice 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1

  • 8days
  • Italy

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Bolzano to Venice Self-guided Cycling Tour 

The classic bike trip: landscapes and the Great Outdoors, without the hassle of logistical issues. You ride and soak in the views, we do the rest.

In this tour water is the linking element. You start cycling in the heart of the Dolomites and follow the rivers Adige and Brenta, past Caldonazzo and Levico lakes. Along the course of the Brenta river, you’ll arrive in the historically interesting Bassano del Grappa, which played an important role in the First World War and it’s famous today for its medieval wooden-roofed bridge as well as for its high quality “grappa”. Further on you’ll reach Vicenza, renowned for its classical Palladio architecture, and Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities. Another little town deserves now your attention: Chioggia, the so called “little Venice”, famous for its huge fish market. At the end of the trip the endless beauty of Venice will invite you to an exploration by foot and by water along its canals and small “calli”.

Tour character: Level 1

Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people

Included in the Tour:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in 3* and a couple of 2* hotels; 4*
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Luggage transportation
  • Travel guide + maps + Roadbook
  • Entrance to the gardens of Villa La Rotonda in Vicenza
  • 7-days Hotline service

Not Included in the Tour:

  • Local taxes (approx. 10-15 EUR)
  • Train journey from Trento to Lake area (approx 40 mins, 6 EUR per person) on day 3
  • Ferry-boat transfers on day 7 (altogether about 25 EUR per person, incl. bike)
  • Train transfers


  • Saturdays Only 

If you would like to rent a bike (85 EUR) or e-bike (195 EUR) helmet (15 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

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  • Day 1


    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

    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 3

    Trento – Bassano del Grappa 20/35km by train + 75/60km by bike

    The whole stage schedules 95 km altogether. We suggest anyway to shorten it of minimum 20 km by taking a train from Trento to the lakes area, avoiding in this way the only uphill section of the stage. Starting from the spring of the lakes Caldonazzo and Levico, you will follow the river Brenta across its beautiful valley up to Bassano del Grappa, which offers you its famous wooden-roofed bridge and a wonderful historical centre. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.

  • Day 4

    Bassano – Vicenza 40km

    After a few kilometres from Bassano you reach the little fortified town of Marostica, which is famous for its castle “Castello da Basso” and the stone chessboard on its main square. At the end of this stage Vicenza awaits you: this is the famous city of the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, who built plenty of extraordinary buildings around here.

  • Day 5

    Vicenza – Padua thermal district 60km

    Cycling out of Vicenza, along the cycle path of the river Bacchiglione, 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 6

    Padua thermal district – Chioggia 55km

    Quiet country roads and rural hamlets will accompany your trip along the river Bacchiglione, once an important commercial waterway, up to the picturesque fishing village Chioggia, in the Venetian lagoon. You will be fascinated by this "little Venice", with its small canals and bridges.

  • Day 7

    Chioggia – Mestre 35 km

    Across the islands of Pellestrina and Lido, which separate the open sea from the Venetian lagoon, you reach the stately, beautiful Venice. After a nice long stroll in the city’s fascinating maze of lanes and bridges you will reach Mestre.

  • Day 8


    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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Car rental in Italy

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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