Lake Alleghe in the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, Belluno, Veneto, Italy. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Roberto Ferrari

Valdobbiadene is famous for its Prosecco! Treviso, Veneto, Italy! Photo via Flickr:plindberg
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Dolomites to Venice Bike Tour

Italy Bike Tours

Bike Italy from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea

  • From the mountains to the sea with the fascinating views of the Dolomites as your scenery, this bike tour in Italy leads cycles from Brunico to Dobbiacopast Cortina d'Ampezzo. Highlights include the breathtaking lakes of Belluno, the picturesque town of Valdobbiadene, world-famous for its Prosecco wines and ever-enchanting Venice!

    Other highlights:

    • Cycling on the bike path, the Long Way of the Dolomites
    • Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park
    • Longarone, famous for the Vajont dam tragedy
    • Cortina Valley
    • Breathtaking views
    • Small Italian villages
    • Food and wine!


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  • 2020

    Season 1: $ 1252 £ 650 $ 1,127 755 $ 1307 kr 8114 $ 855

    Season 2: $ 1384 £ 719 $ 1,246 835 $ 1445 kr 8974 $ 946

    Season 3: $ 1450 £ 753 $ 1,306 875 $ 1515 kr 9404 $ 991

    Season 1: April 26 to May 23 and September 20 to September 27, 2020
    Season 2: May 24 to June 27 and September 6 to September 19, 2020
    Season 3: June 28 to September 5, 2020

    Single supplement: $ 381 £ 198 $ 343 230 $ 398 kr 2472 $ 260

     

    extra options

    Upgrade to flat handlebar bike, highly recommended: $ 66 £ 34 $ 60 40 $ 69 kr 430 $ 45

    Electric bicycle rental: $ 182 £ 95 $ 164 110 $ 190 kr 1182 $ 125

    Bicycle helmet: $ 25 £ 13 $ 22 15 $ 26 kr 161 $ 17

    Reduction for third person in room: $ 199 £ 103 $ 179 120 $ 208 kr 1290 $ 136

    Extra nights (price is per person/night):

    Bolzano: $ 124 £ 65 $ 112 75 $ 130 kr 806 $ 85  

    Single room: $ 166 £ 86 $ 149 100 $ 173 kr 1075 $ 113

    Mestre: $ 116 £ 60 $ 104 70 $ 121 kr 752 $ 79

    Single room: $ 166 £ 86 $ 149 100 $ 173 kr 1075 $ 113

    Venice* from: $ 149 £ 77 $ 134 90 $ 156 kr 967 $ 102

    Single room, from: $ 249 £ 129 $ 224 150 $ 260 kr 1612 $ 170

    *On request, night in Venice instead of Mestre. However, bikes must be left in Mestre

    please note

    Pricing for nights in Venice depend on time of year, day of the week, & location.

    Transfer Mestre back to Bolzano (personal bikes included, minimum two people). Please request with booking. Available on Sunday (other days only on request):  $ 108 £ 56 $ 97 65 $ 113 kr 699 $ 74

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Verona or Innsbruck.

    Local Travel

    Take a short bus ride to the main train station, and then by train to Bolzano.

    Climate

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

    Recommended

    You can upgrade your rental bike to a sporty aluminum male frame bike with flat handlebar, suitable for gravel, road and touring, with 27 gears.

    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.


Tour Dates

2020

Departures on Sundays from April 26 to September 27, 2020
*Special departure dates can be arranged for at least 5 people.

Season 1: April 26 to May 23 and September 20 to September 27, 2020
Season 2: May 24 to June 27 and September 6 to September 19, 2020
Season 3: June 28 to September 5, 2020

Skill Level

This bike tour in Italy is considered easy to moderate. You ride anywhere from approximately 19 to 41 miles a day in 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. Occasionally you will have to bike for a short time in heavier traffic when entering bigger towns, or to bridge two roads. The route is mostly on lowlands but you will encounter 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.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • Breakfast buffets
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route descriptions & maps (one set per room)
  • 7-day service hotline
  • 27-speed city touring bicycle, with relaxed upright handlebars, available in men's and women's frame, equipped with cycle computer, 1 Ortlieb rear pannier, 1 handlebar bag or map holder, water bottle, combination lock, and one repair kit per room (spare inner tube, patch and glue, 2 Allen keys, tire levers, and pump
  • Private transfer Bolzano to Brunico
  • Bike protection

What’s Not Included

  • Remaining meals
  • Local hotel taxes (approx. 10 to €15 €)
  • Upgraded hybrid bike, aluminum male frame bike with flat handlebar, suitable for gravel, road and touring. Available with supplement. See pricing.
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights possible in Bolzano or Mestre/Venice.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From755 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Dolomites to Venice Map

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano
Day 2: Bolzano, transfer to Brunico. Brunico - Dobbiaco/San Candido, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 3: Dobbiaco/San Candido - Cadore valley, 28/41 mi. (45/65 km)
Day 4: Cadore valley - Belluno, 41/28 mi. (65/45 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. Due to circumstances beyond control, 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/detours caused by roadwork, In this case please follow the directions posted on site.

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano.
This bike tour in Italy starts with individual arrival in Bolzano. Here, the lifestyles of Northern Europe and the Mediterranean combine to create a unique atmosphere.

Day 2: Bolzano, transfer to Brunico. Brunico - Dobbiaco/San Candido, 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, which leads to Dobbiaco/San Candido, close to the Austrian border.

Day 3: Dobbiaco/San Candido - Cadore valley, 28/41 mi. (45/65 km)​
You’ll leave Dobbiaco (Toblach in German) and enter the Landro Valley with the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo, cycling slightly uphill till the Cimabanche pass, along the bike path of the Long Way of the Dolomites. A panoramic descent will bring you to Cortina d'Ampexxo and finally to the Cortina valley.

Day 4: Cadore valley - Belluno, 41/28 mi.  (65/45 km)
Today you’ll follow the river Piave, the Italian “sacred river”, due to the battles fought in this area during the first world war. In the last part of the Long Way of the Dolomites you’ll cycle on secondary roads with some up and downhill and you’ll get to Longarone, sadly known for the Vajont disaster. Finally, you’ll reach Belluno.

Day 5: Belluno - Valdobbiadene, 38 mi. (60 km)
Today you’ll leave the Piave valley and cross the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park; you’ll cycle on low traffic hills, with many panoramic glimpses. From Cesiomaggiore, where you can visit the historic museum of the bicycle, you’ll continue to Busche and then along the river Piave you’ll reach Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the famous land of Prosecco. Don’t miss wine tasting here!

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 by 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.

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Tour Reviews

  • Alicia F. 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    My sister, brother-in-law, and I highly recommend this tour. The views were stunning and the accommodations superb. Dobbiaco was our favorite stop with spectacular views of snow cap mountains, rivers, and UNESCO sites. A breathtaking experience!

  • Shirley D. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    I feel the bike should have been rated moderate-not easy moderate!

    • Jehiel from Tripsite 1 year ago     Staff

      Hi Shirley,
      Thanks for submitting this feedback. We try to provide as much information as possible regarding the difficulty rating in the "Skill Level" section above, including daily distances, road conditions, and even vertical climb. It's sometimes hard because there are many variables that factor into rating a tour, including things that vary from person/person. When in doubt, we recommend ample conditioning before your trip or reserving an ebike which allows you to adjust how much assistance you receive from the electric battery. Hope this helps!

  • Scott M. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    The views on this tour were breathtaking. Northern Italy is so beautiful. For a mountainous region the pedaling was not difficult. Take your time and soak it in. Great food and drink in the region.

  • M. Sciulli 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The trip itself was amazing! Spectacular scenery and just the right amount of cycling every day. We loved the fact that it was self-guided so we could go at our own pace. The description of easy to moderate was accurate, but I know it would have been much harder had we not had electric bikes. I have 2 specific complaints: First, the quality of the hotels was not up to par. A friend described one as exactly like his dorm room in college...small, smelly, run down, not properly air-conditioned, out of the way, and generally unsatisfactory. Secondly, the directions and the maps need to be updated. More than once we found ourselves at a dead-end or could not find a turn we were supposed to take. We wasted a lot to time going back and forth trying to find the supposed route. Thankfully we speak Italian, so we could stop and ask locals for directions. At other times we just ended up relying on the GPS on our phone to find a proper route. Overall, if these two things were improved Read more… this would be a perfect trip. I highly recommend the trip.

    • Judy Wolf 2 years ago    

      Would you recommend this bike tour for two women? Not that we can't take care of ourselves, but you seemed to have more than your share of problems. We have biked in Austria without any problems at all...

      • Carla from Tripsite 2 years ago     Staff

        Hi Judy,
        Just wanted to let you know that we now have GPS tracks available for this tour. We can email them to you and you can download them to use offline!
        In case you missed it, there is a blog post about this tour you might find helpful.

      • Marjorie 2 years ago    

        I think 2 women could easily do this, especially if you’ve done a similar one in Austria. However, I would recommend you have a working GPS in case they haven’t updated their maps and guide. I would also get a local SIM card so you can make calls if you run into any problems. It is stunning, especially at the beginning.

  • C. Baird 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The Guide gave us very little information about either the equipment or route before he left us. Just simple things would have helped significantly. He was abrupt, especially with women and certainly less than helpful. The guidebook was good for the most part, but some sections were completely useless. Some of this may have been due to translation, but improvements are needed. When we entered cities, we always had to ask for assistance.
    We have taken about 10 European bike trips and expect some difficulties finding our way, but have never encountered the degree of problems we had on this trip.

  • Jeff & Barbara Wahlbrink 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    A charming trip. Loved the experience. Hope to do more bike touring with Tripsite. My blog submission offers lots more positives. Thanks for publishing it! ; )

    Now, if you really want some constructive criticism to share with Girolibero, here it is: Cue sheets were not up to date in a number of areas, which caused confusion and back-tracking. One of the days included a long stretch on a major highway, which was not too pleasant. The hotel in Belluno required that we haul our bikes up a long flight of stairs for overnight storage, and there was no elevator big enough or any staff available to help. ; { The tandem bike provided was bigger/heavier than what we have at home, or what we expected. We are experienced cyclists, and we wished that there was an option for pedal cages or clips to give us some leverage on the hills. The gears on the tandem slipped regularly during climbs and the chain got stuck a few times. The brakes failed one day on a steep downhill, but Read more… thankfully we were able to pull into an uphill driveway to avoid disaster! It took awhile to reach anyone about that, but when we did a mechanic was sent to the next hotel to fix the brakes on the evening of that failure so that was helpful. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, but these are just some ways it could have been a little better. Thanks for asking!

  • Barbara Wahlbrink 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    What a delight! A unique itinerary that was wonderfully planned. Cozy hotels, great food, good support and awesome scenery of course - an experience we will never forget. Thanks, Tripsite! We are already dreaming about our next cycling adventure!

  • Yarden Dor 5 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I just came back from this trip two days ago and all I can say is "wow!"

    Not only were the views absolutely amazing and dramatically different each day, but the tour itself exceeded my expectations! All the hotels were clean and comfortable, and you can really tell that the individuals who organize the trip truly care about what they do as well as your satisfaction! The directions were super easy to follow each day and even provided further detail about certain key cities or building.

    Such an enjoyable trip! Will definitely book another! Thank you for a great time!

  • Natana Shek 5 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I have done many self guided trips across Europe. This trip I did with my two daughters. This was by far the best organized and coordinated trip I have every done. The support, the hotels and the bikes were outstanding. The people involved in coordinating bike delivery and some transport were engaging and very interesting sharing the history of the landscape and area. The ride itself was magnificent with no two days being the same. I highly recommend this trip and this tour operator!

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