Biking through Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Graeme Churchard

Lake Alleghe, Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, Belluno, Veneto, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Roberto Ferrari

Dolomites to Venice Road Bike Tour

Italy Bike Tours

Challenge yourself on this road bike tour in Italy!

  • On this scenic road bike tour, you will cycle from the northeast of the Dolomites over famous mountain passes, all the way to Mestre. Lake Misurina, the "Three Peaks" and the Olympic town of Cortina d'Ampezzo are only some of the highlights you will see as you pedal from the mountains to the seas. Bassano del Grappa, Asolo (the city of a Hundred Horizons), Valdobbiadene, Vittorio Veneto, Treviso, and Mestre all await!

    Highlights:

    • Exhilarating rides in the Italian Dolomites
    • Lake Toblach and Lake Landro
    • Monte Cristallo and Tofane summits
    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, the pearl of the Dolomites
    • Ponte Degli Alpini
    • Wine-growing area of the Valdobbiadene
    • Lagoon city of Venice
    • Breathtaking views
    • Small Italian villages
    • Food and wine

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  • 2020

    May 20 - June 17 & September 16 - September 30, 2020:   $ 1624 £ 836 $ 1,440 986 $ 1701 kr 10625 $ 1,087

    Single room: $ 1863 £ 958 $ 1,652 1131 $ 1952 kr 12187 $ 1,246

    June 20 - September 12, 2020: $ 1995 £ 1026 $ 1,769 1211 $ 2090 kr 13049 $ 1,335

    Single room: $ 2003 £ 1030 $ 1,776 1216 $ 2098 kr 13103 $ 1,340

    extra options

    GPS device: $ 41 £ 21 $ 37 25 $ 43 kr 269 $ 28

    Return transfer*: $ 119 £ 61 $ 105 72 $ 124 kr 776 $ 79

    *by shuttle-bus every Wednesday/Saturday from Mestre to Pusteria Valley (Toblach/Niederdorf) including your personal bike, if needed. Minimum: 2 persons. On every other day transfers are available on request (with a minimum of 4 participants). 

    Extra nights (price is per person/night):
    Venice/Mestre or Quarto d'Altino, 4-star hotel:

    Double/twin: $ 117 £ 60 $ 104 71 $ 123 kr 765 $ 78 Single room:  $ 153 £ 79 $ 136 93 $ 160 kr 1002 $ 102

    Pustertal, 3-star hotel:

    Double/twin: $ 100 £ 52 $ 89 61 $ 105 kr 657 $ 67 Single room:  $ 127 £ 65 $ 112 77 $ 133 kr 830 $ 85 Season supplement, July and August: $ 36 £ 19 $ 32 22 $ 38 kr 237 $ 24

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Venice (Airport Treviso).

    Local Travel

    Train from the airport or on request, we can organize a transfer from the airport to the starting point of the tour.

    Climate

    Bring layered clothing for the various temperature changes in the mountains and valleys. Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperature in °F for the area is: 64/43° for April, 72/51° May, 79/56° June, 84/61° July, 82/60° August, & 76/54° for September.

    Remarks

    Minimum number of participants: 2

    DOCUMENTS

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Skill Level

This tour has a sportive nature and demands training to accommodate such. Cyclists will need to be prepared to ride from 50 to 69 miles (80 - 110 km) a day with steep climbs involved. Please note that there is no written day to day route descriptions. Maps will be provided and GPS tracks are available to upload to your own personal device! You can rent a GPS device. See pricing.

Where You’ll Stay

Very nice, comfortable 3 & 4 star hotels & guesthouses.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights in 3 & 4 star hotels/guesthouses
  • Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed tour information
  • Road bike rental
  • Service hotline
  • GPS data

What’s Not Included

  • Local tourist fees (€1 to €2 per night)
  • Remaining meals
  • Return transfer every Wednesday/Saturday from Venice to Toblach/Niederdorf incl. personal bike: €72
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Additional nights possible in Venice/Mestre.

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillDifficult
Length8 days
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Tour Dates

Arrivals every Wednesday and Saturday from May 20 (first available date) to September 30, 2020 (last available date).

Minimum number of participants: 2

 

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Dolomites to Venice Road Bike Tour Map

Day 1: Arrival at Toblach/Niederdorf
Day 2: Toblach/Niederdorf - Cortina d/Ampezzo, 50 mi. (80 km) or 56 mi. (90 km)
Day 3: Cortina d’Ampezzo - Belluno, 59 or 47 mi. (95 or 75 km)
Day 4: Belluno - Feltre, 62 mi. (100 km)
Day 5: Feltre - Bassano Del Grappa, 41 mi. (65 km) 
Day 6: Bassano Del Grappa - Treviso, 69 mi. (110 km) 
Day 7: Treviso - Venice/Mestre, 69 mi. (85 km)
Day 8: Departure from Venice/Mestre.

All distances are approximate. Due to organizational 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.

Day 1: Individual arrival at Toblach/Niederdorf
Arrival at the hotel in the Alta Pusteria.

Day 2:  Toblach/Niederdorf - Cortina d/Ampezzo, 50 mi. (80 km) or 56 mi. (90 km)
Toblach – Sexten Valley – Kreuzberg Pass – Padola – Passo San Antonio – Auronzo – Tre Croci Pass – Cortina d’Ampezzo 
This road bike tour in Italy initially takes you from Toblach through to the Sexten Valley, a flanking valley of Hochpustertal in the heart of the Dolomites. The route continues over the Kreuzberg pass and into the province of Belluno before going over two more Dolomiti passes en route to the former Olympic town of Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Elevation: 1650 or 1300 meters 

Day 3: Cortina d’Ampezzo - Belluno, 59 or 47 mi. (95 or 75 km)
Cortina d’Ampezzo – Passo Giau – Selva di Cadore – Alleghe – Belluno 
Today you leave Cortina with the summit of the Tofane on the right and on the left, the Five towers interchange with the spendid mountain views.

Elevation: 1600 or 850 meters

Day 4: Belluno - Feltre, 62 mi. (100 km)
Belluno – Ponte nelle Alpi – Alpago – Lago Santa Croce – Passo San Boldo – Feltre 
Leaving the stronghold of the ice cream makers you will cycle into the famous Italian prosecco sparkling wine) area of Valdobbiadene before reaching Feltre.

Elevation: 850 meters

Day 5: Feltre – Bassano Del Grappa, 41 mi. (65 km) 
Feltre – Monte Grappa – Bassano del Grappa 
Before you finally reach the plains, you still have the Monte Grappa to attempt and defeat! During the 1st World War this was one of the many areas of the battles between Austria, Hungary, and Italy.

Elevation: 1500 meters

Day 6: Bassano Del Grappa - Treviso, 69 mi. (110 km) 
Bassano – Asolo – Valdobbiandene – Vittorio Veneto – Conegliano – Treviso 
You’ll leave the Alps now and will already be able to admire the first villas of the famous Italian architect Palladio. The idyllic small town Asolo invites you for a break before going on to the city of Treviso, the town of the watercourses. You will cycle along the so-called wine road to Vittorio and Conegliano on your way to Treviso. Enjoy the shopping streets famous for fashion (home of Benetton).

Elevation: 600 meters

Day 7: Treviso – Venice/Mestre, 69 mi. (85 km) 
Treviso – Casale sul Sile – Quarto d’Altino – Lido di Jesolo - Venice (Mestre/Marghera) 
Along the river Sile, you will reach the Adriatic Sea and shortly afterward, Mestre/Venice. Admire the “Serenissima” with all its magnificent buildings. Overnight in Venice/Mestre.

Elevation: 0 meters

Day 8: Departure from Venice/Mestre

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