Bolzano to Venice and on to Porec

Hotel & Bike 14 nights

VISITING: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia

2 for 1 Bike Hire

Why we love this tour

"This two week tour takes in mountains, lakes, classic cities and beautiful coasts. I love crossing borders by bike, and you'll see three different countries on this route with a real variety in scenery and cultures."

World heritage architecture, grand piazzas and vaporettos in Venice

Glistening waters of Lake Garda and therapeutic thermal springs

Golden beaches, historic salt mines and holiday hotspots in Slovenia

2 for 1 hybrid bike hire - discount applied when we confirm your tour

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
385miles/620km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Superior, Comfort
Departs
Sat
Runs
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Code
IT011E
Fly to
Verona
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Multi-Country
Return
Venice

During the first week of this exciting tour you will cycle from the mountain city of Bolzano to Venice's famous canals and bridges via the glistening shores of Lake Garda. Touring through Veneto’s green landscapes, you’ll bike along riverside paths, picturesque tracks and quiet country roads with a backdrop of mountain peaks. Cooling off in Lake Garda’s clear waters makes a welcome halfway treat and taking a break in Verona to see the pink-hued streets and Roman Arena is very enjoyable.

On your second week, cycle from the islands of Venice, where you can experience a Vaporetto ride, and ride across green plains towards the Julian Alps. Cycle pass blue lagoons and sparkling rivers, Roman towns and historic fishing huts, plus one of Northern Italy’s most important archaeological ruins. Slovenia’s top beach resorts, historic salt mines and wildlife-rich wetlands are something to look forward to towards the end of the tour and the Croatian town of Porec is a lively place to finish.

Accommodation

3* & 4* Hotels

We use a pool of 3* & 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

3* & 4* Hotels

Breakfast included

Luggage transferred each day

Secure bike storage

Mainly 3* & some 2* hotels

We use a pool of mainly 3* Hotels and some 2* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

Mainly 3* Hotels and some 2* Hotels

Breakfast included

Luggage transferred each day

Secure bike storage

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What's included

Price includes

14 nights accommodation in your chosen category​

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)

Welcome meeting

Local contact number for assistance

Ferry cruise on Lake Garda

Entrance to the gardens of Villa La Rotonda

Ice cream in Vicenza

Ferry transfer (vaporetto) on day nine - bike not included approx. €4 (or a private boat transfer for arrivals on July 19th)

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Tourist tax (approx 20-30 Euros for the tour - payable locally)

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. The bikes are also equipped with puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres. One repair kit per room is provided and includes a spare inner tube, glue, patch, pump, allen keys and tyre levers. 

Hybrid bike

Hybrid bike with 27 gears

£145

E-bike

£331

2 for 1 Bike hire

 Hybrid bike with 27 gears (2 for 1)

£145

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Bolzano: Double room (B&B)
£148
Bolzano: Single room (B&B)
£98

Other Extras

Transfers

Porec to Venice - Saturday/Sunday ferry

£83

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How I get there?

Fly to Verona, Venice or Innsbruck, then take the train (Trenitalia) to Bolzano.

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Paris, change for Torino Porta Susa, change for Verona Porta Nuova and change for Bolzano.

How do I get back?

Take the ferry to Venice and then the train (Trenitalia) from Venice/Mestre to your airport. Fly from Venice, Treviso or Verona.

If you wish to stay longer in Porec, we suggest flying back from Pula in Croatia or Trieste in Italy.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

 

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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