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Bolzano to Venice Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £729 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Explore the vineyards of South Tyrol
• Ride through Verona, Vicenza and Padua
• Relax around Lake Garda and thermal spas
• End the tour in Venice and the famous lagoon
• A popular route that goes from the Alps to the coast

Route Profile
The terrain is flat to slightly hilly. The only strenuous stretch is when you ride through the Monti Berici hills. The first two stages are mainly on cycle paths and to the south and east of Lake Garda mostly service and side roads.

Due to a lack of cycle paths along some sections, cycling on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable. Nearly all roads are asphalted.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Welcome briefing and bike fitting.

Day 2: Bolzano – Trento approx. 70 km

You will pedal along beautiful cycle paths beside the river Adige, partly through orchards, to Salorno where the German speaking Tyrol ends. The pathways along a dam lead right to Trento (picturesque old town).

Day 3: Trento – Lake Garda South approx. 50 km + boat trip

First, you will continue to cycle along the Adige, to Rovereto from here the tour leads westwards towards Lake Garda. In Mori you will taste the world famous pistachio ice-cream in the Gelateria Bologna.

After a short ascent, you will descend down to the lake to Torbole and on to Riva. From here, a boat trip will take you down the entire length of the lake to Sirmione or Desenzano.

Day 4: Lake Garda South – Verona approx. 50 km

Partly flat and partly hilly, the route will take you through the vineyards on to Verona, a town full of sights (the Festival Arena, Juliet’s house, the old town walls).

Day 5: Verona – Vicenza approx. 70 km

Today’s route is initially flat and then you will cycle through the Monti Berici hills to the excursion area of Vicenza, with a beautiful view over the city. To make this longer stage a bit shorter, you can also travel the first part by train to San Bonifacio. In the old town of Vicenza, you can feel the spirit of Palladio, the famous architect from the Middle Ages.

Day 6: Vicenza – Abano Terme/Padua approx. 45-55 km

On leaving Vicenza, you will see numerous Venetian villas, such as the Villa Rotonda. The route along the river Bacchiglione leads to Abano Terme, one of the famous Italian spa towns. From Abano Terme, you can easily travel by bus to Padua, the city of St Anthony and the scholars.

There you will have enough time to enjoy the thermal baths. If you are culturally-minded, you can enjoy Padua overnight for an additional charge. In category charm, this extra night is included.

Day 7: Abano Terme/Padua – Venice/Mestre approx. 40-50 km

With a light wind behind you most of the time, it’s an easy ride towards the sea. The landscape is full of meadows and fields. This stage will take you to the mainland before Venice, with its excellent bus service into the city of lagoons.

At the end of your tour, not far from Marcus square, you can look forward to a little Grappa tasting session!

Day 8: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
The terrain is flat to slightly hilly. The only strenuous stretch is when you ride through the Monti Berici hills. The first two stages are mainly on cycle paths and to the south and east of Lake Garda mostly service and side roads.

Due to a lack of cycle paths along some sections, cycling on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable. Nearly all roads are asphalted.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Bolzano to Venice tour stays in Guesthouses, 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Included services

• Overnight stays in the selected category
• Breakfast buffet
• Personal tour information
• Luggage transfer between hotels
• Excellently planned routes
• Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
• Signposting
• Boat trip on Lake Garda
• Service hotline

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About the bikes...

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Bolzano to Venice, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 24.03. and 13.10.2018

Season 1: 24.03. – 27.04.2018 | 29.09. – 13.10.2018
Arrival Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Season 2: 28.04. – 25.05.2018 | 08.09. – 28.09.2018
Arrival Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Season 3: 26.05. – 07.09.2018
Arrival Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £829 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £889 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £939 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £229
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £729 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £789 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £829 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels, 1 × 4**** hotel, at the outskirts of the city

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance

This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: £729
Single Supplement: From £179

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