From the Dolomites to the Adriatic 39100 Bolzano, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy
Price : £523
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 170m/275km
Tour Code : GL009
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

Nestled in the heart of the Dolomites, the medieval city of Bolzano is certainly not short of history. Capital to the Germanic province of South Tyrol, its centre plays host to numerous Gothic and Romanesque churches, uniting influences from both Austrian and Italian cultures harmoniously. A truly unique site in the Northern most territory of Italy surrounded by the vast mountains of the Alps, this is the perfect setting for the start of this wonderfully varied and scenic tour.

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Nestled in the heart of the Dolomites, the medieval city of Bolzano is certainly not short of history. Capital to the Germanic province of South Tyrol, its centre plays host to numerous Gothic and Romanesque churches, uniting influences from both Austrian and Italian cultures harmoniously. A truly unique site in the Northern most territory of Italy surrounded by the vast mountains of the Alps, this is the perfect setting for the start of this wonderfully varied and scenic tour.

Heading further north and deeper into the Dolomites, your route towards the beautiful city of Venice takes you through some of the regions quaintest and most historic towns and cities – from Pieve – a picturesque village known to many as the ‘Walled City of Veneto’, and birthplace of 16th century painter Titian – to Treviso – capital city of the Treviso province and original production district for Italy’s notorious sparkling wine, Prosecco.

Cycling from the mountains to the sea, you’ll witness the regions varied landscape change before your very eyes. Through woodlands and vineyards, alongside rushing rivers and fortress walls, this tour will continually surprise and impress you as the days go by. With a chance for wine tasting in Valdobbiadene, if it’s a little bit of everything that you’re after; this certainly is the trip for you!

  • The Prosecco route – Pedal through the vineyards to the gates of Treviso

  • Asolo – Celebrated as “The City of a Hundred Horizons” for its mountain settings

  • Three Peaks of Lavaredo – Breathtaking, whether viewed from above or below;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Day 2: Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco: 30km

Day 3: Dobbiaco – Cortina: 35km

Day 4: Cortina – Belluno: 40km (bike) + 40km (train)

Day 5: Belluno – Valdobbiadene: 60km

Day 6: Valsobbiadene – Treviso: 65km

Day 7: Treviso – Mestre/Venice: 45km

Day 8: Depart Mestre/Venice

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Arriving in Bolzano and with time permitting, head to the city centre. Known for its Gothic and Romanesque churches, it is draped in history and a combination of both Austrian and Italian cultures collide here to make for a truly diverse and unique settlement.

Day 2: Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco: 30km

The first stage of your tour begins with a private transfer to the stunning town of Brunico. Rich in history and surrounded by rolling green hills you’ll set off on a slightly uphill cycle path along the river Rienz, leading you to Dobbacio, a whimsical commune deep in the Puster Valley.

Day 3: Dobbiaco – Cortina: 35km

Cycling out of Dobbiaco you’ll take a cycle path along the Landro valley where you’re met by the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo, one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. Heading south the next part of the stage runs downhill and into Cortina d’Ampezzo. Cortina is a famous Ski and Mountainsport Resort with an elegant and lively centre, it’s a great place to eat, drink and shop for which you’ll have plenty of time in the evening of day 3.

Day 4: Cortina – Belluno: 40km (bike) + 40km (train)

Pedalling slightly downhill along the old railway route, you’ll pass through the whimsical villages of San Vito and Calalzo. Today’s route is one of the most peaceful in terms of the surrounding landscape, cycling through the Cadore words before stopping in the little village of Pieve. Here you’ll see the birth house of 16th century painter Titian, who’s paintings now fetch up to £50 million each!! A train transfer from Calalzo to Belluno (not included in the price) concludes this stage.

Day 5: Belluno – Valdobbiadene: 60km

A slightly hilly route through a beautiful Toscan-style landscape leads you to the rural town of Valdobbiadene. In the heart of the famous land of Prosecco, more than 4500mq of thriving vineyards cover the area. If you’re partial to a bit of wine tasting, today is the day to quench that thirst!

Day 6: Valsobbiadene – Treviso: 65km

Cycling southwards until you cross the Piave River and enter the Po valley, you’ll come to pass the Villa Barbaro in Maser, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fine example of the 16th century architecture of Andrea Palladio. From here, it’s on to Treviso, a city surrounded by water with many famous piazza. This is the perfect place for a relaxing evening outdoors, be sure to try the Italian favourite of Tiramisu in the city from which it originates.

Day 7: Treviso – Mestre/Venice: 45km

Today is the final leg of your journey and as you cycle southwards once again leaving Treviso behind you, you’ll follow the course of the river Sile up to Casale. Here you’ll be surprised to find the ‘Cimitero dei Burci’, a graveyard of old cargo ships abandoned along the river in the Sixties as a protest against the rise of wheeled transportation. The perfect end to this tour could only be arrival in one of the most beautiful cities ever built by man, Venice. An evening wondering the cities famous canals and narrow streets concludes your tour with accommodation on Venice’s mainland, Mestre. For a supplementary cost accommodation can be arranged on the Venice islands.

Day 8: Depart Mestre/Venice

After breakfast we bid you farewell today. However, if you wish to continue your journey around the regions cities and towns, you can combine this tour with one of the following others: Venice – Mantua – Bike and Boat or Venice – Porec. Buon viaggio!

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Private transfer from Bolzano to Brunico

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes €10-15

  • Train transfers from Calalzo to Belluno (approx. 50 min, €8 per person)

  • Bike hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Accommodation upgrade to 4*

  • Extra B&B night in Bolzano

  • Extra B&B night in Mestre

  • Extra B&B night in Venice

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Innsbruck

From Innsbruck airport get a bus to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof and then a train direct to Bolzano (approx 2 1/2 hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Venice

From Venice get a water bus service, shuttle bus or taxi to Venice airport (approx 10 minutes).

Price : £523
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 170m/275km
Tour Code : GL009
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Nestled in the heart of the Dolomites, the medieval city of Bolzano is certainly not short of history. Capital to the Germanic province of South Tyrol, its centre plays host to numerous Gothic and Romanesque churches, uniting influences from both Austrian and Italian cultures harmoniously. A truly unique site in the Northern most territory of Italy surrounded by the vast mountains of the Alps, this is the perfect setting for the start of this wonderfully varied and scenic tour.

Read More

Nestled in the heart of the Dolomites, the medieval city of Bolzano is certainly not short of history. Capital to the Germanic province of South Tyrol, its centre plays host to numerous Gothic and Romanesque churches, uniting influences from both Austrian and Italian cultures harmoniously. A truly unique site in the Northern most territory of Italy surrounded by the vast mountains of the Alps, this is the perfect setting for the start of this wonderfully varied and scenic tour.

Heading further north and deeper into the Dolomites, your route towards the beautiful city of Venice takes you through some of the regions quaintest and most historic towns and cities – from Pieve – a picturesque village known to many as the ‘Walled City of Veneto’, and birthplace of 16th century painter Titian – to Treviso – capital city of the Treviso province and original production district for Italy’s notorious sparkling wine, Prosecco.

Cycling from the mountains to the sea, you’ll witness the regions varied landscape change before your very eyes. Through woodlands and vineyards, alongside rushing rivers and fortress walls, this tour will continually surprise and impress you as the days go by. With a chance for wine tasting in Valdobbiadene, if it’s a little bit of everything that you’re after; this certainly is the trip for you!

  • The Prosecco route – Pedal through the vineyards to the gates of Treviso

  • Asolo – Celebrated as “The City of a Hundred Horizons” for its mountain settings

  • Three Peaks of Lavaredo – Breathtaking, whether viewed from above or below;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Day 2: Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco: 30km

Day 3: Dobbiaco – Cortina: 35km

Day 4: Cortina – Belluno: 40km (bike) + 40km (train)

Day 5: Belluno – Valdobbiadene: 60km

Day 6: Valsobbiadene – Treviso: 65km

Day 7: Treviso – Mestre/Venice: 45km

Day 8: Depart Mestre/Venice

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Arriving in Bolzano and with time permitting, head to the city centre. Known for its Gothic and Romanesque churches, it is draped in history and a combination of both Austrian and Italian cultures collide here to make for a truly diverse and unique settlement.

Day 2: Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco: 30km

The first stage of your tour begins with a private transfer to the stunning town of Brunico. Rich in history and surrounded by rolling green hills you’ll set off on a slightly uphill cycle path along the river Rienz, leading you to Dobbacio, a whimsical commune deep in the Puster Valley.

Day 3: Dobbiaco – Cortina: 35km

Cycling out of Dobbiaco you’ll take a cycle path along the Landro valley where you’re met by the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo, one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. Heading south the next part of the stage runs downhill and into Cortina d’Ampezzo. Cortina is a famous Ski and Mountainsport Resort with an elegant and lively centre, it’s a great place to eat, drink and shop for which you’ll have plenty of time in the evening of day 3.

Day 4: Cortina – Belluno: 40km (bike) + 40km (train)

Pedalling slightly downhill along the old railway route, you’ll pass through the whimsical villages of San Vito and Calalzo. Today’s route is one of the most peaceful in terms of the surrounding landscape, cycling through the Cadore words before stopping in the little village of Pieve. Here you’ll see the birth house of 16th century painter Titian, who’s paintings now fetch up to £50 million each!! A train transfer from Calalzo to Belluno (not included in the price) concludes this stage.

Day 5: Belluno – Valdobbiadene: 60km

A slightly hilly route through a beautiful Toscan-style landscape leads you to the rural town of Valdobbiadene. In the heart of the famous land of Prosecco, more than 4500mq of thriving vineyards cover the area. If you’re partial to a bit of wine tasting, today is the day to quench that thirst!

Day 6: Valsobbiadene – Treviso: 65km

Cycling southwards until you cross the Piave River and enter the Po valley, you’ll come to pass the Villa Barbaro in Maser, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fine example of the 16th century architecture of Andrea Palladio. From here, it’s on to Treviso, a city surrounded by water with many famous piazza. This is the perfect place for a relaxing evening outdoors, be sure to try the Italian favourite of Tiramisu in the city from which it originates.

Day 7: Treviso – Mestre/Venice: 45km

Today is the final leg of your journey and as you cycle southwards once again leaving Treviso behind you, you’ll follow the course of the river Sile up to Casale. Here you’ll be surprised to find the ‘Cimitero dei Burci’, a graveyard of old cargo ships abandoned along the river in the Sixties as a protest against the rise of wheeled transportation. The perfect end to this tour could only be arrival in one of the most beautiful cities ever built by man, Venice. An evening wondering the cities famous canals and narrow streets concludes your tour with accommodation on Venice’s mainland, Mestre. For a supplementary cost accommodation can be arranged on the Venice islands.

Day 8: Depart Mestre/Venice

After breakfast we bid you farewell today. However, if you wish to continue your journey around the regions cities and towns, you can combine this tour with one of the following others: Venice – Mantua – Bike and Boat or Venice – Porec. Buon viaggio!

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Private transfer from Bolzano to Brunico

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes €10-15

  • Train transfers from Calalzo to Belluno (approx. 50 min, €8 per person)

  • Bike hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Accommodation upgrade to 4*

  • Extra B&B night in Bolzano

  • Extra B&B night in Mestre

  • Extra B&B night in Venice

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Innsbruck

From Innsbruck airport get a bus to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof and then a train direct to Bolzano (approx 2 1/2 hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Venice

From Venice get a water bus service, shuttle bus or taxi to Venice airport (approx 10 minutes).

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