Bolzano to Venice - Self-Guided

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Italy

Why we love this tour

"A beautiful route which starts with some of the most spectacular views in the Adige river valley to reach Lake Garda. The second half of the tour takes in classic cities such as Verona and Vicenza, to finish in Venice where it's well worth staying on for a day or two."

Stunning mountain scenery, rolling vineyards and mellow rivers

Glistening waters of Lake Garda and therapeutic thermal springs

Renaissance architecture and waterside palaces in Verona, Padua and Venice

Leisurely cycling along cycle paths, scenic tracks and quiet roads

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
174miles/280km
Level
Easy
Standard
Superior, Comfort
Departs
Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Code
IT011
Fly to
Verona
Good for
Families, Solo
Return
Venice

Cycle from the mountain city of Bolzano in the Dolomites to Venice's famous canals and bridges via the glistening shores of Lake Garda. With the chance to see five UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way, begin by touring through Veneto’s green landscapes, you’ll bike along riverside paths, picturesque tracks and quiet country roads with a backdrop of mountain peaks. The cycling is easy-going but if you’d like a little help on the up-hills, opt for an electric bike. As you pedal beside the banks of the Adige River, you’ll pass green vineyards and typical Tyrolean villages.

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 well worth it. Away from the crowds visit Vicenza, renownded for its classical Palladio architecture, and Padova, home to one of the oldest Italian and European universities, before of course, the World Heritage city of Venice on the Adriatic coast.

If you prefer to experience this tour with the knowledge of a local guide, why not choose the guided Bolzano to Venice option with a back-up support vehicle. 

Accommodation

Mainly 4* & some 3* hotels

We use a pool of mainly 4* hotels and some 3* hotels, all except Bolzano with air-conditioning, 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 4* Hotels and some 3*

Breakfast included, half board available (excluding Venice)

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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

7 nights accommodation in your chosen category

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

Travel guide, maps & route notes (GPS tracks available on request)

Welcome meeting

Local contact number for assistance

Four hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda

Entrance to Villa Valmarana ai Nani

Ice cream in Vicenza

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Local taxes (approx €10-15)

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder, water bottle 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

£76

E-bike

£172

Family tandem bike

Suitable for ages 3 to 10 years

£151

Adult tandem bike

£151

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Mestre: (3-4* Hotels) Double room (B&B)
£144
Mestre: (3-4* Hotels) Single room (B&B)
£102
Mestre: (2-3* Hotels) Double room (B&B)
£112
Mestre: (2-3* Hotels) Single room (B&B)
£87
Bolzano: Double room (B&B)
£154
Bolzano: Single room (B&B)
£102

Other Extras

Helmet

Helmet hire

£16

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Frequently asked questions

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

How do I get there?

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

How do I get back?

Take the train (Trenitalia) from Venice then fly from Verona, Venice or Innsbruck.

What is an ‘Easy’ cycle holiday?

Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!

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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