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Your cycling holiday in Italy

Dolomites to Venice | Guided Group

Total Distance 212 miles (345km) | Average distance per day 31 miles (50km)

This spectacular cycle route takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in Europe, starting in the beautiful Dolomites and weaving south through apple orchards and deep valleys following the Adige river. Reaching the Mediterranean-esque shores of Lake Garda, you’ll take a 4-hour cruise across one of the most famous lakes in the region before cycling westwards through the Veneto and the well-known and picturesque cities of Verona, Padova and wonderful Venice.

What not to miss

  • The spectacular Dolomites
  • Cruising across Lake Garda by boat
  • The beautiful cities of Verona, Padova and Venice

What’s included

  • Support vehicle
  • Tour Leader
  • Good quality accommodation
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Touring bikes
  • Lake Garda ferry
Your cycling holiday in Italy

Dolomites to Venice | Guided Group

7 Nights / 8 Days

Day 1

Arrive in Bolzano.

You’ll transfer to the capital of the South Tyrol, Bolzano, considered to be the gateway to the Dolomites and full of Italian flair. Check into your hotel and then explore the town before dinner and your trip briefing.

Day 2

From Bolzano to Trento | Distance 43 miles (70 km)

Your first proper day on your bike will start by following the Adige River mostly along a quiet cycle path through apple orchards and vineyards and to Lake Caldaro (overall accent of 300 metres). Leaving the South Tyrol region, you’ll cycle in to a famous wine growing region before reaching the beautiful city of Trento.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 3

From Trento to Desenzano | Distance 31 miles (50 km)

Today the route initially heads towards Rovereto and Mori again following the Adige River, before heading to the North of Lake Garda. A short climb will take you to Torbole and then the stylish resort of Riva Del Garda, where you will board the ferry to the south of the lake which sits in the Veneto region. Sit back and enjoy the 4-hour cruise before you reach your destination for the night, Desenzano.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

From Desenzano to Verona | Distance 37 miles (60 km)

The quiet roads and cycle paths will take you to the famous city of Verona, located on the River Adige. Once you arrive, you’ll have time to explore the numerous Roman monuments and lovely architecture and of course Juliet’s house with its famous balcony.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

From Verona to Vicenza | Distance 46 miles (75 km)

Leaving Verona, your route today will pass through the hillier region of Monti Berici, where a few more challenging climbs will be rewarded with stunning views of Vicenza. The old city centre of Vicenza is known for its Renaissance architecture, palaces and its Basilica, all designed by the famous Andrea Palladio. Enjoy a drink or an ice cream in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

From Vicenze to Padova | Distance 31 miles (50km)

Leaving Vicenza, we cycle past the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. We continue along the Bacchiglione River, on relatively quiet and flat roads, to the fascinating city of Padova, famous for the Scrovegni Chapel, painted by Giotto, and the Prato della Valle, one of the biggest squares in Europe. 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

From Padova to Venice | Distance 24 miles (40km)

We continue pedalling through Veneto, along the Brenta Canal and passing numerous villas belonging to the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Villa Widmann). Today's ride ends in Mestre, which is the final destination for our week of cycling. Here we drop off the bikes, get changed and hop on a bus over the bridge to Venice. Once in the heart of the 'Floating City', we can explore the labyrinth of narrow streets, bridges and waterways. We will see famous sights including Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and of course Piazza San Marco. After exploring the city we can enjoy a relaxed evening and perhaps a gondola ride before returning to our hotel in Mestre.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

We say “arrivederci” and “a presto”!

Meals included: breakfast

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Your cycling holiday in Italy

Dolomites to Venice | Guided Group

Your cycling holiday in Italy

Dolomites to Venice | Guided Group

Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.

Albergo San Raffaele, Vicenza

2-star

The staff here are extremely welcoming and friendly - you will feel right at home! This cosy hotel also offers a beautiful view over the surrounding mountains and city.

Grand Hotel Trento, Trento

4-star

The Grand Hotel Trento offers a gourmet restaurant, a wellness centre and stunning views over the Dolomite mountains. Each room in this four-star hotel is equipped with elegant furniture and a marble bathroom. The wellness centre is the perfect place to relax after a day on the saddle, you may choose the sauna, hammam or variety of massages on offer.

Hotel Bonotto, Desenzano

3-star

Boasting a stunning panoramic view over lake Garda, you will have the chance to take a dip in the iconic lake. At a ten minutes' walk you will also find the departure point for an amazing boat ride.

Hotel Casa del Pellegrino, Padova

3-star

Located in the centre of the picturesque city of Padova, this hotel offers easy access to the surrounding city attractions. You will also have the chance to enjoy two restaurants and a bar.

Hotel Leon d’Oro, Verona

4-star

At only a couple minutes' walk from the beautiful historical city of Verona, the Leon d'Oro hotel boasts elegant rooms and modern bathrooms. There is also a bar/lounge area.

Hotel Venezia, Mestre

3-star

Located just outside of Venice, this hotel is docarated in a classic Venetian style. The staff is very welcoming and are very helpful if you wish to take a trip into Venice.

Your cycling holiday in Italy

Dolomites to Venice | Guided Group

Package Prices 2019 (Flights and Transfers Included)

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Adult Price   
20 April - 27 April  7 £1,399 Enquire now
04 May – 11 May 7 £1,229 Enquire now
11 May – 18 May  7 £1,299 Enquire now
25 May - 01 June 7 £1,499 Enquire now
01 June - 08 June 7 £1,499 Enquire now
15 June - 22 June 7 £1,399 Enquire now
06 July - 13 July 7 £1,499 Enquire now
20 July - 27 July 7 £1,549 Enquire now
03 August - 10 August 7 £1,549 Enquire now
17 August - 24 August 7 £1,549 Enquire now
07 September - 14 September 7 £1,499 Enquire now
14 September - 21 September 7 £1,449 Enquire now
21 September - 28 September 7 £1,399 Enquire now
05 October - 12 October 7 £1,399 Enquire now

Package prices are indicative, please contact one of our Activities Experts for more information.

Tour Only Prices 2019

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Adult Price   
20 April - 27 April  7 £1,199 Enquire now
04 May – 11 May 7 £1,199 Enquire now
11 May – 18 May  7 £1,199 Enquire now
25 May - 01 June 7 £1,249 Enquire now
01 June - 08 June 7 £1,249 Enquire now
15 June - 22 June 7 £1,249 Enquire now
06 July - 13 July 7 £1,249 Enquire now
20 July - 27 July 7 £1,249 Enquire now
03 August - 10 August 7 £1,249 Enquire now
17 August - 24 August 7 £1,249 Enquire now
07 September - 14 September 7 £1,249 Enquire now
14 September - 21 September 7 £1,199 Enquire now
21 September - 28 September 7 £1,199 Enquire now
05 October - 12 October 7 £1,199 Enquire now

Extras

Single room supplement: from £235

Solo travellers

On this tour we do not require you to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender and if we cannot match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room. The cost of the single supplement is listed above.

Your cycling holiday in Italy

Dolomites to Venice | Guided Group

Total Distance

212 miles (345km)

Average distance per day

31 miles (50km)

Suitability

This trip is classified Road. Terrain and route: 95% tarmac roads, 5% gravel/un-paved roads. We aim to use mainly quiet roads and cycle paths where possible, but at times we need to cross busy road sections in order to reach the quieter routes on the other side. Although there are no real steep climbs or technical difficulties, at times the route is undulating and requires a reasonable level of fitness.

Bikes

A custom-built touring bike is included in the overall price of our cycling holidays. At the time of booking we will take your height in order to reserve your bike.

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