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Bolzano to Venice

From the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea

Bolzano
Venice

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Venice
Venice

An extraordinary cycle route will let you discover unique landscapes, art cities and the largest European thermal district.
From the superb Dolomites, part of the UNESCO world heritage list, you will start cycling along the river Adige valley, crossroads between people and cultures. Heading south you will reach the palm-lined shores of Garda Lake and then romantic Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet. In Vicenza you will be fascinated by the architectural genius of Palladio, who made the town his personal showcase. Further on you will reach the Euganean Hills and their renowned thermal district, the largest in Europe. Beautiful Padua, cradle of arts, will open the way to the Venetian lagoon, where the timeless fascination of Venice has lured passersby for centuries (and still does).

Cycling with tour guide

On following departures you can book this tour with a tour guide accompanying you in a small group: June 15, July 6, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28.

  • 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. Located along the Isarco river, bilingual Bolzano has always been at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and central Europe. Today it is an important commercial and tourist centre.

Day 2

Bolzano – Trento

70KM

You will start riding along the River Adige cycle path, through orchards and the vineyards of the renowned Wine Route. Half way between Bolzano and Trento you will reach Salorno, which represents the linguistic border between the German and the Italian world. It is possible to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.

 

Day 3

Trento – Desenzano/Peschiera

50KM

(50 km by bicycle + ferry). The river Adige will take you to Rovereto, famous for its museum of modern and contemporary art. After a short ascent to Passo di San Giovanni, you will enjoy a superb view over the Garda Lake and the little town of Torbole. Then in Riva del Garda you will take a ferry to reach the southern part of the lake.

Day 4

Desenzano/Peschiera – Verona

60KM

Today you head to Verona (60/35 km). After crossing the hilly landscape surrounding the Garda Lake, you will meet again the river Adige, which will take you into Verona, 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

70KM

Today you head to Vicenza (70/35 km). Cycling in the countryside at the foot of Mounts Lessini, among the vineyards you will reach the castle of Soave. Further on the fortress of Brendola will show you the way to the Berici hills and to Vicenza. The old city centre is characterized by beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th century architect known all over the world. It is possible to shorten the stage by taking the train in San Bonifacio.

Day 6

Vicenza – Padua thermal district

50KM

Cycling out of Vicenza, along the cycle path of the river Bacchiglione, you can admire the Palladian masterpiece Villa La Rotonda and the frescoes of Tiepolo at Villa Valmarana (entrance included). Then, past the hamlet of Montegalda, you will head towards the Euganean Hills, where you will have the chance to relax in a 4* spa resort in the largest European thermal district.

Day 7

Padua thermal district – Mestre/ Venice

55KM

Along the cycle path of the Battaglia Canal you will pass through Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities and rich in art and history. From here, along the Piovego Canal, you will reach Stra and will follow the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Villa Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice mainland. You can choose to overnight in Venice with a supplement.
Please note that in Venice (apart from Piazzale Roma and train station Santa Lucia) it is forbidden to cycle, and also to push your bike by hand.

Day 8

Mestre/Venice

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

Travel Dates

Date Availability Departure Accomodation Category  
9/22/2018 - 9/29/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotels Book now
9/29/2018 - 10/6/2018 Available Bolzano Hotels Bolzano to Venice 3*/4* hotels Book now
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Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
All prices are per room 0 0
Departure on Saturday and Sunday from March 24 - Oct. 20 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
Other rates: 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Supplement for 6 dinners; drinks excl.) per person € 170,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Transfer Mestre-Bolzano (check availability) per person € 65,- 0 0
Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
Prices are per room 0 0
Departure on Saturday and Sunday from March 23 - Oct. 19 0 0
Departure also on Tuesday and Wednesday from April 30 - Sept. 18 0 0
Cat. A: mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels 0 0
Cat. B: mainly 3* hotels, with some 2* hotels 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. A: Double room, March 23 - March 31 and Sept. 28 - Oct. 19 € 1460,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. A: Double room, April 1 - May 17 and Sept. 9 - Sept. 27 € 1620,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. A: Double room, May 18 - Sept. 8 € 1680,- 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. B: Double room, March 23 - March 31 and Sept. 28 - Oct. 19 € 1260,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. B: Double room, April 1 - May 17 and Sept. 9 - Sept. 27 € 1420,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. B: Double room, May 18 - Sept. 8 € 1480,- 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. A: Single room, March 23 - March 31 and Sept. 28 - Oct. 19 € 960,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. A: Single room, April 1 - May 17 and Sept. 9 - Sept. 27 € 1040,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. A: Single room, May 18 - Sept. 8 € 1070,- 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. B: Single room, March 23 - March 31 and Sept. 28 - Oct. 19 € 810,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. B: Single room, April 1 - May 17 and Sept. 9 - Sept. 27 € 890,- 0 0
Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. B: Single room, May 18 - Sept. 8 € 920,- 0 0
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Hotels Bolzano to Venice Cat. A: Supplement guided tour on June 15, July 6, and Aug. 31, per person € 270,- 0 0
Bolzano to Venice Cat. A: Supplement guided tour on Sept. 28th € 300,- 0 0
Other rates: 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 Kalkhoff, Agattu model €190
Bike Helmet Bike Helmet €15

Included

  • 7 Nights hotel in requested accommodation. Cat. A:  mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels; Cat. B: mainly 3* hotels, with some 2* hotels. Overnight in Padua thermal district for both categories in a 4* Wellness Hotel with swimming pools.
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Luggage transportation
  •  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 on bike
  • Support van in the area
  • Wine tasting
  • Guided visits of Verona and Venice

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 23rd until October 19th 2019; departure also on Tuesday and Wednesday from April 30th until Sept. 18th 2019.
  • Please take good notice of our Terms & Conditions.
  • The program is subject to change without notice.
  • Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.In case of strike, bad weather conditions, technical breakdowns, safety problems or any other reason preventing the regular departure of the ferry boat (from Riva del Garda to Peschiera/Desenzano), the ferry boat company can delay, cancel or deviate the navigation without notice.
    In case of cancellation the ferry boat service will be replaced by alternative means of transport (usually by bus). The same applies if the ferry boat service is no longer foreseen (for example at the end of the season).

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

You can choose between Cat. A and Cat. B.

The hotels of Category A: mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels.
The hotels of Category B: mainly 3* hotels, with some 2* hotels.

The overnight in Padua thermal district for both categories will be in a 4* Wellness Hotel with swimming pools.

All rooms have en suite facilities. All 3/4* hotels have air conditioning while in the category of 2/3* hotels there may be some cases of accommodation without air conditioning. Some hotels located in mountainous places of northern Italy can be without air conditioning (even in category A).

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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