Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
Cycling from the Dolomites to Venice
EUR 595.00

Italy - Cycling holiday from Dolomites to Venice

The Dolomite mountains are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and include some of the most famous and spectacular mountain peaks in the world. Despite the many luxurious ski resorts found here there are still lots of small, characteristic villages where family-run hotels welcome cyclists with solid, well-prepared meals, the traditional grappa and steaming cappuccinos. On your way through the Dolomites you will encounter three different local cultures: the Tyrolean, the Italian and the Ladino culture. 

This tour is for those who want to experience the varied landscape of the Dolomites mountains, across the flat plains of Veneto to the city of Venice. An active holiday that offers physical exercise, good food, breathtaking landscapes and beautiful towns.

Highlights on this tour

  • Well-maintained bike path along the old railroad tracks through the Dolomites
  • Taste the many regional dishes of the Dolomites
  • Experience Cortina d'Ampezzo 
  • Enjoy the Three peaks of Lavaredo 
  • Drink grappa in the town of Grappa!
  • Stay at beautiful hotels with good locations

 

This holiday is covered by our 'Peace of Mind' package

Bering's Security Package
  1. Guaranteed money back: You are guaranteed to get a refund for your booked holiday if the foreign ministry in your country has banned travel to the destination – this is also valid if your government has banned travel to the destination at your time of booking.
  2. Free rebooking*: Until four weeks before departure you can freely, at no cost and with no explanation move your holiday to a different available date – this is also valid if your government has banned travel to the destination at your time of booking.
  3. Late rest-payment: Upon booking you pay a deposit, but the rest-payment is not due until 30 days before arrival – that way you can better evaluate the situation.
  4. Free change of tour participants: You can freely change which people are going on your booked tour.
  5. Free change of addons: If you change your mind and do not want half board anymore. We can remove it from the booking at no charge.
  6. The above conditions are valid for all our tours and does not cost anything.
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If you can select the date in the calendar on this page, then the tour can start on that date.

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Day 1 Arrival at Dobbiaco/Toblach

After arriving at your hotel in Dobbacio (1200 m) you may do a city walk. This alpine resort is dominated by a fortress, and the so-called 'Red Tower'. In the evening you can enjoy your dinner in peaceful surroundings in a typical local restaurant that serves local specialties such as Stanga cheese and of course the famous speck.

Hotel (example): Apparthotel Germania

Day 2 Dobbiaco to Cortina d'Ampezzo

The tour starts from Dobbiaco along a well maintained bike path, which is built on the old railway track from Dobbiaco to Calalzo di Cadore. The route runs through the valley of Höhlenstein and Lake Dobbiaco / Toblach, which was formed after a huge landslide closing the valley above Rienza river. Shortly after you will pass a war cemetery from World War I. As you pass Lake Dürren you can admire the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. Soon you are in the province of Belluno and the national park 'Dolomiti Bellunesi'. Your final destination today is Cortina. Outside the winter months the small town is very laid back and thus an ideal place for a peaceful stroll through the city and its immediate surroundings. In the evening you can find a nice restaurant where you can taste local specialties.

Cycling: approx. 3½ hours
Distance: 34.7km
Hotel (example): Albergo Menardi

Day 3 Cortina d'Ampezzo to Calalzo

Also today most of your route follows the old railway track leading down to Belluno. During the first part of your trip the peaks of Marmolada rise on your left as you cycle towards the small town of Pieve di Cadore, which is the birthplace of the great Italian 15th century painter Titian. Visit the house where Titian was born, and have a cup of coffee or a cold soft drink at a local bar. Continue to Calalzo where the bike path ends. Before dinner, take a walk through the city and enjoy an aperitif before you find a nice place to dine.

Cycling: approx. 4-6 hours
Distance: 76.4km
Hotel (example): Hotel Europa Executive

Day 4 Calalzo to Belluno and Feltre

Your day starts with a transfer (by train) to Ponte nelle Alpi near Belluno. After seeing the pretty town and its beautifully preserved historic center you will cycle towards the town of Feltre. On your right side the Dolomite Bellunesi offer beautiful views of the high limestone cliffs. Now you will go through a hilly landscape along roads lined with trees. Stop and visit Cessiomaggiore bicycle museum (Museo delle Bicicletta), where the new and old bike models are exhibited. Late afternoon you arrive in Feltre, known as the birth place of the famous Italian architect Palladio. Check in to your hotel and go for a walk in the city, to see the many churches and ancient palaces.

Cycling: approx. 3-4 hours
Distance: 39.3km
Hotel (example): Hotel Doriguzzi

Day 5 From Feltre to Bassano del Grappa

Today's cycling takes you from Feltre to Bassano del Grappa and past Lake Corlo. Now you pass through the Brenta river valley. Brenta run under Mount Grappa, which has given its name to the town of Bassano. During World War I Mount Grappa was an Italian bastion that protected the Veneto plains, and that the Austrians made several unsuccessful attacks against. The mountain is known as one of the toughest climbs in the annual Giro d'Italia bike race. Today's bike ride ends at Bassano del Grappa. Visit the city center with the splendid Piazza dell Libertá. And do not miss the Villa Angarano, designed by Palladio. Enjoy a grappa to digest your dinner. It is the local brandy, made from the grape leftovers from winemaking.

Cycling: approx. 4 hours
Distance: 54.8km
Hotel (example): Hotel Brennero

Day 6 Bassano del Grappa to Treviso

Leave Bassano del Grappa and cycle along quiet country roads to Treviso. You will pass many villas designed by Palladio. You have now left the mountainous region and cycle through the flat plains toward Treviso. On the way you will pass through several villages. One of these is Asolo listed as one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. Needless to say, Asolo is the perfect place to parc your bikes and take a stroll through the town and maybe have an early lunch, or at least a cup of coffee. Continue through the Veneto plains to Treviso, where you will be staying the night. Treviso is famous for its wonderful historic center, where you can wander around the narrow streets and along the canals, and find a good place to enjoy your dinner.

Cycling: approx. 4½ hours
Distance: 57.9km
Hotel (example): Hotel Ca' Del Gelletto

Day 7 Treviso to Venice

The last day of your bicycle tour takes you from Treviso to 'Serenissima', the beautiful Venice. The route follows peaceful country roads through cultivated fields and vineyards that produce wines such as Bardolino and Valpolicella.

Now it's time to visit Venice, the fabled city that is world famous for its beautiful canals, old renaissance palaces and splendid churches, as well as for its carnival. On your tour through the maze of alleys you must make sure to see St Mark's Square, Doge's Palace and the Rialto Bridge. A boat trip is a must, maybe even in a gondola across the Grand Canal and through the many small side channels. It's also a good idea to visit the lesser-known parts of the city, such as the Jewish Ghetto where the absence of tourists can almost make you believe that you are no longer in Venice. Art lovers will visit one of the many museums or galleries. Do as the Italians: have an aperitif before dinner and a stroll after dinner.

Cycling: approx. 3 hours
Distance: 42.8km
Hotel (example): Hotel Alexander

Day 8 Departure or extension

This tour is now over. During the morning you check out from the hotel. It is possible to book extra nights after the tour if you prefer.

Price includes

Not included
  • Transportation to/from Italy
  • Bike rental (can be added on the booking form)
  • Handling Fee (EUR 20)
  • Tourist tax (if due)
EUR 595.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

On this tour you will be on your own supplied with maps, route descriptions and luggage transfers. That means that your time is your own and you have plenty of time to enjoy the stages in your own pace.

Notice: If you open the booking form, fill it out and go to page two, you can save your quote and have it sent to your email as a pdf. This way you can easily send it to others who can then see the price and exactly what is included. When you have saved the quote you can easily restart the booking and you will not need to enter all the information again.

Bike rental

You can rent bikes of good quality with 21 gears. The bikes are delivered at the first hotel and are equipped with luggage rack, mud guards, bike computer, lock and repair kit. In order to individually adjust the bikes to fit you, it is important that you inform us of the height of all participants in the "comments" box when booking the trip.

It is also possible to rent an electric bike. You can select e-bikes on the booking form.

Bike rental

Transportation / Flights

The flights to/from Venice are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

It works like this:

  1. You book your chosen holiday with us
  2. We confirm your holiday (usually within 48 hours)
  3. You arrange your transportation

Book a quote
If you prefer that we handle your flight, then we would be happy to arrange this for you. You simply book a quote below the map on this page and we will return with a quote as soon as possible (usually within 48 working hours). Please note that we add a handling fee of 45 euro to each flight and this means that the flight will be cheaper if you book it yourself.

Accommodation

You will stay in 3-star and sometimes 4-star tourist class hotels. Dobbiaco / Toblach may be substituted by Villabassa / Niederdorf depending on availability. 

We can arrange extra nights before or after the tour.

A tourist tax of 1-2 EUR per person per night must be paid locally, where applicable.

Food & Drink

Breakfast is included every day. It is easy to find lunch in the small villages before the walks and you will have plenty of choices for dinner in the many restaurants.

Route & Difficulty

This tour has difficulty grade 2-3. Which means that most days are grade 2 and some days are grade 3.

Grade 2
For cyclists who like hilly terrain and a bit longer distances. You cycle on good roads, which usually don’t have much traffic. The distance is between 35 – 60 km or 20 – 38 miles. If you are capable of riding a bike and you have a normal good health, you should not worry about going on these tours.

Grade 3
Longer distances in hilly terrain, often with steep climbs. The distance is usually 65 – 80 km or 40 – 50 miles per day. Requires good shape and health. We highly recommend that you practice on some longer rides before you leave home.

Read more about our Grading System

Tour documentation

You will recieve the following documentation

Upon booking
You recieve practical information about the tour in a digital format

One month before arrival
You recieve your hotel list and your voucher (hotel list is often supplied upon booking)

Upon arrival
You recieve the welcome package which contains the printed version of the road book, luggage tags, local specific vouchers and if you have rented bikes then they will also be delivered and fitted at the first hotel.

Climate

It can be hard to plan your trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate of Bolzano area, see data below:
Statistics as seen on www.yr.no.

Dolomites Climate

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We are members of the Travel Guarantee Fund (nr. 2529) and have all available insurances. Read more about that here.

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