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Bolzano to Venice

From the mountains to the Adriatic Sea

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Venice

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This cycling tour Bolzano to Venice will offer you the chance to cycle comfortably between the mountains around Bolzano, the beauty of lake Garda, cities full of culture and history like Verona, Vicenza and Padova and, last but not least, fascinating Venice.

Across Lake Garda and through Verona. 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. Trains with bike transportation connect all the cities of the tour, so in case of bad weather, or if you need a day of rest, you can reach your destination by train. A 4-hour ferry cruise through Lake Garda is included.

  • Type of tour Self-guided
  • Level 3
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 40
  • 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

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

Day 2

Bolzano – Trento

65KM

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 pedalling 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

40KM

At first, the route 40/70 km starts out flat and then headsthrough 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 architectknown all over the world. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in San Bonifacio.

Day 6

Vicenza – Padova

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 Padova with its famous Giotto’s Chapel and one of the biggest squares of Europe  “Prato della Valle”.

Day 7

Padova – 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  
5/27/2017 - 6/3/2017 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/3/2017 - 6/10/2017 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now
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10/7/2017 - 10/14/2017 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotel Book now

Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Double room, per room € 1360,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Single room € 880,-
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Season surcharge April 17-June 23 per person € 65,-
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Season surcharge June 24-Sept. 8 per person € 110,-
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Season surcharge Sept. 9 - Sept. 29 per person € 65,-
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Supplement half-board (6 dinners) per person € 170,-
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Transfer Mestre-Bolzano (check availability) p.p. € 65,-

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
27-gear unisex Citybike 27-gear unisex Citybike €85
Electric bike Electric bike Kalkhoff, Agattu model €195
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
  • Cycling Guide, Route descriptions and maps
  • 4-hour ferry cruise through Lake Garda
  • 7-days Hotline service
  • Entrance into Villa Valmarana ai Nani
  • Ice-cream in the best ice cream parlour in Vicenza

Not included

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

Special details

  • Operated by local partner.
  • Departure on Saturday and Sunday from March 25th until October 21st 2017; departure also on Tuesday and Wednesday from May 16th until Sept. 6th 2017.
  • Please take good notice of our booking 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
– 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.

Route profile

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.

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.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can I bring along my own bicycle?

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

  • Does a support vehicle accompany us?

    Our experience has taught us that virtually every cyclist is able to make it to the next hotel without difficulties, since you’ll be setting your own pace and have the whole day for the journey.  Should circumstances render you unable to cycle further, then our agent will obligingly find you the best manner of public transportation and/or taxi.  The costs, in such a case, must be self-incurred.

  • 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.

  • 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 very luxurious hotel to a simple chambre d’hôte and from a family hotel to a former cognac estate.

  • What will happen should I encounter problems along the way?

    Luckily, this rarely occurs, since our bicycles are virtually new and well-maintained.  Nevertheless, should you encounter a problem, then a quick phone call to our local agent will be sufficient.  He’ll ensure that you are back on your bike as soon as possible and, should it be necessary, you can exchange your bike through him.  We assume that you are able to fix a flat tire yourself, and for this purpose, we will provide you with a repair kit and bike pump.

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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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