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Bolzano to Venice

From the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea

Bolzano
Venice

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Venice
Venice

Few 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”.

Cycling with tour guide

On certain departures you can book this tour with a tour guide accompanying you in a small group: April 21, May 12, June 16, July 7, Sept. 15 and Sept. 29.

  • Type of tour Guided, Self-guided
  • Level 3
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 50 km, average daily distance
  • Recioto, dessert red wine
  • Ferry across Lake Garda
  • Venice is made for losing yourself!
  • Verona, Juliet's House

Daily Program

1 km = 0,62 miles
Day 1

Bolzano Arrival

Individual arrival. Bolzano is a famous commercial and tourist centre and also a historical and cultural connection between Italy and Germany.

Day 2

Bolzano – Trento

70KM

Today you will ride mostly along the Adige River, through orchards and vineyards passing the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. The dam pathways lead then to Trento. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.

 

Day 3

Trento – Peschiera

50KM

(50 km by bicycle + ferry). Always pedaling along the Adige you reach Rovereto and Mori. From here westwards towards Lake Garda. After a short ascent, a refreshing descent will follow and lead you to Torbole and to Riva. The ferry cruise takes you to the southern part of the lake.

Day 4

Peschiera – Verona

60KM

Today you head to Verona (60/35 km). With the Adige crossing it, this is 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

75KM

At first, the route starts out flat and then heads through the Monti Berici, a hilly region just south of Vicenza, with a wonderful view of the city. The old city centre is characterized by the beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th century architect known all over the world. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in San Bonifacio.

Day 6

Vicenza – Padua

50KM

Cycling out of Vicenza you will come across the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione river, the route will continue to the fascinating city of Padua with its famous Giotto’s Chapel and one of the biggest squares of Europe  “Prato della Valle”.

Day 7

Padua – Venice

40KM

The tour continues easily through the flat Veneto. You will cycle along the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice’s mainland. You can choose to stay directly in Venice with a price supplement.

Day 8

Mestre/Venice

Departure after breakfast. Transfer back to Bolzano on request when booking the tour.

Travel Dates

Date Availability Departure Accomodation Category  
7/28/2018 - 8/4/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/4/2018 - 8/11/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/11/2018 - 8/18/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/18/2018 - 8/25/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/25/2018 - 9/1/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/1/2018 - 9/8/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/8/2018 - 9/15/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/15/2018 - 9/22/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/22/2018 - 9/29/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/29/2018 - 10/6/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
10/6/2018 - 10/13/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
10/13/2018 - 10/20/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now

Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
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Departure on Saturday and Sunday from March 24 - Oct. 20 0 0
Departure also on Tuesday and Wednesday from May 15 to Sept. 12 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Double room, March 24 - April 1 and Sept. 9 - Oct. 20 € 1360,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Single room, March 24 - April 1 and Sept. 9 - Oct. 20 € 910,- 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Double room, April 2 - May 18 and Sept. 10 - Sept. 28 € 1540,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Single room, April 2 - May 18 and Sept. 10 - Sept. 28 € 1000,- 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Double room, May 19 - Sept. 9 € 1610,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Single room, May 19 - Sept. 9 € 1035,- 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Guided tour in double room on April 21, May 12, June 16, July 7, Sept. 15 and Sept. 29 € 2180,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Guided tour in single room on April 21, May 12, June 16, July 7, Sept. 15 and Sept. 29 € 1320,- 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Supplement half-board (6 dinners; drinks excl.) per person € 170,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Transfer Mestre-Bolzano (check availability) per person € 65,- 0 0

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
27-gear unisex Citybike 27-gear unisex Citybike Shimano Deore €80
Electric bike Electric bike Batavus Mont Blanc €160
Bike Helmet Bike Helmet €15

Included

  • 7 Nights hotel accommodation (mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels)
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Luggage transportation
  • Travel Guide book, maps, roadbook
  • 4-hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda
  • Hotline service
  • Entrance into Villa Valmarana ai Nani
  • Ice-cream in the best ice cream parlour in Vicenza

Extra included guided tour:

  • 7 dinners (3-course meals, 1 dinner in Venice)
  • Guide accompanying the group
  • Support van in the area
  • Wine tasting
  • Guided visits of Verona and Venice

Tour leader
Our tour leaders are carefully selected and rigorously trained by Girolibero. They are all multi-lingual, and speak at least English and German. Smart, entertaining, caring and endlessly enthusiastic, they have a true passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, people, culture and local food. Thanks to a deep knowledge of the territory, they can give you useful hints and help you appreciate the place you are visiting. Of course they love cycling and will be happy to give you some advice about how to correctly use the bicycle gears and whenever necessary they can fix your flat tyre. As we like to say, our tour leaders are CDO (Controlled Designation of Origin), a real traveler’s ticket to discover the land with ease and to live an unforgettable active travel experience.

Not included

  • Reservation costs € 20,- per party
  • Bicycle rent
  • Entrance fees to museums etc.
  • Personal insurance/ Cancellation insurance
  • Local taxes (approx. €10,-/15,- ).
  • Train transfers

Special details

  • Operated by local partner.
  • Departure on Saturday and Sunday from March 24th until October 20th 2018; departure also on Tuesday and Wednesday from May 15th until Sept. 12th 2018.
  • Please take good notice of our Terms & Conditions.
  • The program is subject to change without notice.

How to get there

Bolzano is connected with the following airports:
Innsbruck: 120 km, Verona: 150 km, Bergamo: 240 km, Venice: 280 km, Treviso: 280 km, Milan: 300 km

Trains
For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com

In Bolzano you will meet our representative who:
– will present you the tour
– will deliver you the bikes
– will be at your disposal (about 30 minutes) for any questions you may have.
The exact time and place of the meeting will be specified in the Final Tour Details(you receive by mail 14 days before arrival). We kindly ask you to advise if you cannot attend the meeting.

For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us.

Accommodations

We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites. The hotels of this tour are Category A: mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels.
All rooms have en suite facilities. All 3/4* hotels have air conditioning.

When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
– double room is a room with one double bed
– twin room is a room with two single beds
– triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

Accompanying material

The Information Pack includes:
– roadbook describing the cycling route stage by stage
– bike maps
– Cycling Guide book
– final hotel list: due to overbooking or organisational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
– luggage labels to be fixed at each piece of baggage, which has to be carried
– hotel vouchers to be given to the reception of each hotel on your arrival
– restaurant vouchers (if you have booked half-board)
– Lake Garda ferry-boat voucher: give this voucher to the ticket office in Riva del Garda to get your passage by ferry-boat to Peschiera or Desenzano del Garda
– ice cream voucher: you can enjoy a free ice cream in one of Vicenza’s most famous ice cream parlours
– Villa Valmarana ai Nani voucher: you can enjoy a free entrance ticket to this beautiful villa in Vicenza, famous for Tiepolo’s frescoes.

Bikes and accessories

The Citybikes are available in various sizes in unisex/women’s or men’s models. At the moment of booking, you can choose from the following bikes:
City bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
Electric bike

Features:
– aluminium frame
– mudguard
– rack
– comfort gel saddle
– anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres

Accessories:
1 cycle computer
1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
1 front bar bag or 1 map holder
a water bottle (0.75 l)
1 repair kit per room (which includes 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers)
1 combination bike lock

You can also rent children’s bikes, child seats, bike trailer, follow me tandem and helmets.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What biking level is the Bolzano to Venice bike tour?

    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.
    Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people. This tour is also suitable for children. The longer stages, from Bolzano to Trento and from Verona to Vicenza can be shortened by taking the train.

    Total length: 280/345 km
    Total vertical up: 1,270/1,450 m
    Terrain: 95% asphalt, 5% unpaved
    Train connection among the overnight stays: every day
    Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 2, 3 and 5.

  • What can I expect of the hotels along the way?

    For our trips, we generally utilize good 2-3 star hotels with a bathroom in each room. The accommodations vary a great deal, ranging from a simple Bed & Breakfast to a very luxurious hotel and from a family hotel to a former cognac estate.

  • How is the luggage transported and when does it arrive?

    The luggage is transported by van and must stand ready for delivery by approx. 9 a.m. and will be at the next hotel by approx. 4 p.m.

  • Can I bring along my own bicycle?

    Yes, you may. On most tours this has no bearing on the total cost of the trip, however, please mention this at time of booking. Sometimes an additional charge may be requested for the bicycle when transferring from one place to another.

More questions

Price starting from € 680,- * * There are no extra's included in this price

Accommodations

Hotels Bolzano to Venice
Hotels Bolzano to Venice

The hotels of this tour are Category A: mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels.
All rooms have en suite facilities. All 3/4* hotels have air conditioning.

When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
– double room is a room with one double bed
– twin room is a room with two single beds
– triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

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