Dolomites to Venice
Italy Bike Tours
Bike Italy from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea
From the mountains to the sea, pass the fascinating views of the Dolomites, around Cortina and Belluno, and sip the refreshing Prosecco (sparkling wine) in picturesque Valdobbiadene. Bike Treviso, the beautiful historical and monumental center until the end of this incredible bike tour in Venice, the city on the water.
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This Italy cycling tour is considered easy to moderate self-guided. You ride anywhere from approximately 19 to 41 miles a day, with 5 days of cycling. All riding takes place on asphalted back-roads or bike paths, or for short stretches, on an unpaved path in good condition. All riding is on paths with little traffic. Occasionally you will have to bike for a short time with heavier traffic when entering bigger towns, or to bridge 2 roads. The route is mostly on lowlands but with some hilly sections. The total vertical distance is 2,010 m.
Where You’ll Stay
In very nice, comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels, mostly in city centers.
- Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
- Breakfast buffets
- Luggage transfer
- Route descriptions & maps (one set per room)
- 7 day service hotline
- 21-speed hybrid bicycle
- Private transfer Bolzano to Brunico
What’s Not Included
Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano
Day 2: From Bolzano, transfer to Brunico. Brunico - Dobbiaco, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 3: Dobbiaco - Cortina, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 4: Cortina - Belluno, 25 mi. + 25 miles by train (40 km)
Day 5: Belluno - Valdobbiadene, 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 6: Valdobbiadene - Treviso, 41 mi. (65 km)
Day 7: Treviso - Mestre/Venice, 29 mi. (45 km)
Day 8: Departure from Mestre/Venice
*All distances are approximate.
DAY 1: Arrival in Bolzano.
This bike tour in Italy starts with individual arrival in Bolzano
DAY 2: From Bolzano, transfer to Brunico. Brunico - Dobbiaco, 19 mi. (30 km)
The day begins with a private transfer by car to Brunico (approx. 44 miles) to start your bike tour. Also known as the 'pearl of Pusteria Valley', Brunico is a lively town with a historical center and rural surroundings. Today's cycling route runs slightly uphill along the Rienz River.
DAY 3: Dobbiaco - Cortina, 22 mi. (35 km)
Leaving Dobbiaco, you take the bike path along the Landro Valley from where you admire the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo (also known as Tre Cime di Lavaredo), considered one of the most popular mountain groups in the Alps. Going south & downhill you reach Cortina d'Ampezzo, the 'Pearl of the Dolomites', which also hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics. Cortina is known for it's shopping, and is also called home to some of the most prestigious names in fashion, including Gucci.
DAY 4: Cortina - Belluno, 25 mi. + 25 miles by train (40 km)
Today you pedal slightly downhill along the old railway route until you reach San Vito and then Calalzo. The path you cycle along is becoming increasingly popular as it is very well maintained and takes place along a beautiful route. Once you reach Calalzo you must take the train to Belluno (not included, approx. 50 min., 8 Euros per person + bike).
DAY 5: Belluno - Valdobbiadene, 38 mi. (60 km)
From Belluno you continue riding along the slightly hilly Toscana-like landscape. Finally you will come to Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the famous, picturesque land of the Prosecco vineyards.
DAY 6: Valdobbiadene - Treviso, 41 mi. (65 km)
You continue cycling south until you cross the Piave River and enter the Po valley. From there on, you will bike Treviso, a city surrounded by water, situated at the confluence of the Sile and Botteniga Rivers.
DAY 7: Treviso - Mestre/Venice, 29 mi. (45 km)
Leaving Treviso behind, you follow the flow of the Sile river to Asolo, also known as 'the city of a hundred horizons'. Here you’ll be surprised from the “Cimiero dei Burci”, a “graveyard” of old cargo boats, abandoned along the river from the Sixties, to protest against the rise of wheel transport. At the end of the trip, Venice awaits you for an evening among canals and narrow streets. Accommodation is in Mestre. A supplement applies for lodging in Venice.
DAY 8: Departure from Mestre/Venice.
Your bike tour in Italy will end following breakfast.