From the Legendary Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea 39100 Bolzano, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy
Price : £523
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Guided, Self Guided
Tour Grade : Challenging
Distance : 316m/510km
Tour Code : GL022
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

This testing road bike tour incorporates some of the legendary ascents of the Dolomites, stunning hilltop panoramas and fine Italian cuisine.

Bolzano, the medieval city located in the heart of the Dolomites, is where your tour begins. It is not until the second day when you are dropped off by a private transfer in Corvara that your first pedal revolutions will take place. From Corvara the 4 passes of the Sella Ronda await you – the Sella Pass, Pordoi, the Campolongo Pass and the Gardena Pass; enough to test all levels of cycling enthusiast.

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This testing road bike tour incorporates some of the legendary ascents of the Dolomites, stunning hilltop panoramas and fine Italian cuisine.

Bolzano, the medieval city located in the heart of the Dolomites, is where your tour begins. It is not until the second day when you are dropped off by a private transfer in Corvara that your first pedal revolutions will take place. From Corvara the 4 passes of the Sella Ronda await you – the Sella Pass, Pordoi, the Campolongo Pass and the Gardena Pass; enough to test all levels of cycling enthusiast.

All in all you will climb a total of 12,000 meters and cover approximately 316 miles throughout the tour, although there are shorter alternative routes on 3 of the days if you prefer. It’s not all about the cycling of course, relax and reflect during your lunches and evenings with a fresh, racy and fruity glass of chilled Kerner, or Prosecco if you prefer, both produced by the vineyards you dissect along your route. In fact, on your last few days you will pass through the Prosecco hills before finishing this fantastic adventure on a collection of over 100 islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic known more commonly as Venice.

  • Venice, a city made for walking and …losing yourself!

  • Dolomites, the Sella Ronda and the 4 Passes

  • Speck – traditional local smoked pork from South Tyrol

  • Kerner – traditional local wine;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Day 2: Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco: 120km + 2,200m, 6 1/2 hrs)

Day 3: Dobbiaco – Cortina: 100km + 2500m, 6 hrs

Day 4: Cortina – Belluno: 100km + 2500m, 5 1/2 hrs

Day 5: Belluno – Valdobbiadene: 70km +1000 m, 4 hrs

Day 6: Valdobbiadene – Treviso: 70km + 1000m, 3 1/2 hrs)

Day 7: Treviso – Mestre – Venice: 50km + 300m, 2 1/2 hrs)

Day 8: Mestre

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

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. Stay here for your first night.

Day 2: Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco: 120km + 2,200m, 6 1/2 hrs)

The start of your day will be a private transfer to Corvara, in the Sella Ronda park. Here 4 passes await you and ascents that have written the history of cycling. Variant: You can shorten the days ride by missing out Sella Ronda, this will take 80 km off the ride.

Day 3: Dobbiaco – Cortina: 100km + 2500m, 6 hrs

For the second days ride you will follow the cycle path along the Landro valley, at the foot of the three peaks of Lavaredo. The start of the ride will be a slightly uphill stretch, perfect for warming up the thighs, then down to Cortina d’Ampezzo and from here up again towards Falzar- ego Pass. The final ascent leads you to “His Majesty” the Giau. Variant: (70km) without Falzarego Pass

Day 4: Cortina – Belluno: 100km + 2500m, 5 1/2 hrs

It’s a tough start of the day with a climb up again to Giau Pass. From here though your efforts are rewarded with a stunning and extremely fast downhill spin towards Selva di Cadore before aiming up to Staulanza Pass and Duran Pass. The days stage finishes in Belluno with a 40 km downhill run. Variant (80 km) without Staulanza Pass.

Day 5: Belluno – Valdobbiadene: 70km +1000 m, 4 hrs

On day 5 you pedal over slightly hilly terrain that recalls the Tuscan landscape before arriving in Valdobbiadene, a wine growing area sitting just below the Alpine areas of Veneto. The area provides a climate for cool varieties of grape and is most famous for Prosecco, specifically Conegliano Valdobbiadene.

Day 6: Valdobbiadene – Treviso: 70km + 1000m, 3 1/2 hrs)

A leg pumping climb welcomes you again on day 6 as you attack Montello, a hill which was the site of a World War I battle. There are many roads that lead to the top, and once at the top take a moment to appreciate the view across the vineyards covered landscape before descending into Treviso. On the way you go through Maser, where you can admire Villa Barbaro, a jewel of architecture by Andrea Palladio.

Day 7: Treviso – Mestre – Venice: 50km + 300m, 2 1/2 hrs)

You leave Treviso and follow the Sile River to Casale. In the end, Venice awaits you! You stay overnight in Mestre which is the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice. Alternatively you can opt to stay in the more iconic parts of the city but this will need to be requested at the time of booking and maybe subject to a surcharge.

Day 8: Mestre

After your breakfast we wish you goodbye.

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* B&B hotel accommodation

  • Private transfer Bolzano- Corvara/Brunico

  • GPS tracks for the stages (device not provided)

  • Luggage transported from hotel to hotel

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes (approx €10-15)

  • GPS device

  • Bike and helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

High End Road BikeHigh End Road Bike

Merida road bikes, with carbon fork

Road Bike with Carbon ForkRoad Bike with Carbon Fork

Road bike with carbon fork and 27-gear Shimano Tiagra groupset

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

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

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Bolzano

  • Extra B&B night in Mestre

  • Extra B&B night in Venice

  • High end road bike (£154)

  • Transfers from Mestre to Bolzano (bike included). Must be confirmed when booking the tour. Available on Saturday and Sunday (other days only on request)

  • *Special departure dates can be arranged for groups of 5 or more

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Verona or Innsbruck

From Verona take a bus to Verona Porta Nuova and then a train direct to Bolzano (approx 2 hours). Alternatively, from Innsbruck Airport get a bus to Innsbruck Hauptahnhof where a direct train takes you to Bolzano (approx 2hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Venice

From Mestre get the bus directly to Venice airport (approx 15 minutes).

Price : £523
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Guided, Self Guided
Tour Grade : Challenging
Distance : 316m/510km
Tour Code : GL022
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

This testing road bike tour incorporates some of the legendary ascents of the Dolomites, stunning hilltop panoramas and fine Italian cuisine.

Bolzano, the medieval city located in the heart of the Dolomites, is where your tour begins. It is not until the second day when you are dropped off by a private transfer in Corvara that your first pedal revolutions will take place. From Corvara the 4 passes of the Sella Ronda await you – the Sella Pass, Pordoi, the Campolongo Pass and the Gardena Pass; enough to test all levels of cycling enthusiast.

Read More

This testing road bike tour incorporates some of the legendary ascents of the Dolomites, stunning hilltop panoramas and fine Italian cuisine.

Bolzano, the medieval city located in the heart of the Dolomites, is where your tour begins. It is not until the second day when you are dropped off by a private transfer in Corvara that your first pedal revolutions will take place. From Corvara the 4 passes of the Sella Ronda await you – the Sella Pass, Pordoi, the Campolongo Pass and the Gardena Pass; enough to test all levels of cycling enthusiast.

All in all you will climb a total of 12,000 meters and cover approximately 316 miles throughout the tour, although there are shorter alternative routes on 3 of the days if you prefer. It’s not all about the cycling of course, relax and reflect during your lunches and evenings with a fresh, racy and fruity glass of chilled Kerner, or Prosecco if you prefer, both produced by the vineyards you dissect along your route. In fact, on your last few days you will pass through the Prosecco hills before finishing this fantastic adventure on a collection of over 100 islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic known more commonly as Venice.

  • Venice, a city made for walking and …losing yourself!

  • Dolomites, the Sella Ronda and the 4 Passes

  • Speck – traditional local smoked pork from South Tyrol

  • Kerner – traditional local wine;

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Day 2: Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco: 120km + 2,200m, 6 1/2 hrs)

Day 3: Dobbiaco – Cortina: 100km + 2500m, 6 hrs

Day 4: Cortina – Belluno: 100km + 2500m, 5 1/2 hrs

Day 5: Belluno – Valdobbiadene: 70km +1000 m, 4 hrs

Day 6: Valdobbiadene – Treviso: 70km + 1000m, 3 1/2 hrs)

Day 7: Treviso – Mestre – Venice: 50km + 300m, 2 1/2 hrs)

Day 8: Mestre

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

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. Stay here for your first night.

Day 2: Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco: 120km + 2,200m, 6 1/2 hrs)

The start of your day will be a private transfer to Corvara, in the Sella Ronda park. Here 4 passes await you and ascents that have written the history of cycling. Variant: You can shorten the days ride by missing out Sella Ronda, this will take 80 km off the ride.

Day 3: Dobbiaco – Cortina: 100km + 2500m, 6 hrs

For the second days ride you will follow the cycle path along the Landro valley, at the foot of the three peaks of Lavaredo. The start of the ride will be a slightly uphill stretch, perfect for warming up the thighs, then down to Cortina d’Ampezzo and from here up again towards Falzar- ego Pass. The final ascent leads you to “His Majesty” the Giau. Variant: (70km) without Falzarego Pass

Day 4: Cortina – Belluno: 100km + 2500m, 5 1/2 hrs

It’s a tough start of the day with a climb up again to Giau Pass. From here though your efforts are rewarded with a stunning and extremely fast downhill spin towards Selva di Cadore before aiming up to Staulanza Pass and Duran Pass. The days stage finishes in Belluno with a 40 km downhill run. Variant (80 km) without Staulanza Pass.

Day 5: Belluno – Valdobbiadene: 70km +1000 m, 4 hrs

On day 5 you pedal over slightly hilly terrain that recalls the Tuscan landscape before arriving in Valdobbiadene, a wine growing area sitting just below the Alpine areas of Veneto. The area provides a climate for cool varieties of grape and is most famous for Prosecco, specifically Conegliano Valdobbiadene.

Day 6: Valdobbiadene – Treviso: 70km + 1000m, 3 1/2 hrs)

A leg pumping climb welcomes you again on day 6 as you attack Montello, a hill which was the site of a World War I battle. There are many roads that lead to the top, and once at the top take a moment to appreciate the view across the vineyards covered landscape before descending into Treviso. On the way you go through Maser, where you can admire Villa Barbaro, a jewel of architecture by Andrea Palladio.

Day 7: Treviso – Mestre – Venice: 50km + 300m, 2 1/2 hrs)

You leave Treviso and follow the Sile River to Casale. In the end, Venice awaits you! You stay overnight in Mestre which is the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice. Alternatively you can opt to stay in the more iconic parts of the city but this will need to be requested at the time of booking and maybe subject to a surcharge.

Day 8: Mestre

After your breakfast we wish you goodbye.

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* B&B hotel accommodation

  • Private transfer Bolzano- Corvara/Brunico

  • GPS tracks for the stages (device not provided)

  • Luggage transported from hotel to hotel

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes (approx €10-15)

  • GPS device

  • Bike and helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

High End Road BikeHigh End Road Bike

Merida road bikes, with carbon fork

Road Bike with Carbon ForkRoad Bike with Carbon Fork

Road bike with carbon fork and 27-gear Shimano Tiagra groupset

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

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

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Bolzano

  • Extra B&B night in Mestre

  • Extra B&B night in Venice

  • High end road bike (£154)

  • Transfers from Mestre to Bolzano (bike included). Must be confirmed when booking the tour. Available on Saturday and Sunday (other days only on request)

  • *Special departure dates can be arranged for groups of 5 or more

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Verona or Innsbruck

From Verona take a bus to Verona Porta Nuova and then a train direct to Bolzano (approx 2 hours). Alternatively, from Innsbruck Airport get a bus to Innsbruck Hauptahnhof where a direct train takes you to Bolzano (approx 2hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Venice

From Mestre get the bus directly to Venice airport (approx 15 minutes).

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