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Italy - Bolzano - Verona - Venice

Italy - Bolzano - Verona - Venice

Degree of difficulty - A/B

This tour will offer you the chance to visit the mountains around Bolzano, the beauty of lake Garda, cities full of culture and history like Verona, Vicenza and Padova and, last but not least, the fascinating Venice.

As a whole it is an easy to manage itinerary, riding on secondary streets with low traffic or paved bike paths. There are light hilly bits with short uphill sections. Trains with bike transportation connect all the cities of the tour, so in case of bad weather, or if you need a day of rest, you can reach your destination by train. A 4-hour ferry cruise through Lake Garda is included.

Day 1 Bolzano
Arrival. Bolzano is a famous commercial and tourist centre and also a historical and cultural connection between the Italian and the German world.

Day 2 Bolzano–Trento 65/70 km, Elevation up 370 m
Today you will ride mostly along the Adige River, through orchards, vineyards passing the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. The dam pathways lead then to Trento.3rd DAY Trento–Peschiera (50 km + boat).

Day 3 Trento-Peschiera/Desenzano 50 km + boat, Elevation up 200 m
Always pedalling along the Adige you reach Rovereto and Mori. From here westwards towards Lake Garda. After a short ascent, a refreshing descent will follow and lead you to Torbole and to Riva. The ferry cruise takes you to the southern part of the lake.

Day 4 Peschiera/Desenzano–Verona 35 / 60 km, Elevation up 150 / 330 m
Today you head to Verona. With the Adige crossing it, this is one of the most important and beautiful cities in the Veneto region. Worth visiting are: the roman Arena, the Church of San Zeno and Juliet’s House.

Day 5 Verona–Vicenza 75 km, Elevation up 470 m
At first, the route starts out flat and then heads through the Monti Berici, a hilly region just south of Vicenza, with a wonderful view of the city. The old city centre is characterized by the beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th century architect known all over the world. The ones who consider this stage too long can take a train from several railway stations.

Day 6 Vicenza –Padova 45 km, Elevation up 80 m
Cycling out of Vicenza you will come across the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione river, the route will continue to the fascinating city of Padova with its famous Giotto's Chapel and one of the biggest squares of Europe "Prato della Valle".

Day 7 Padova –Mestre 40 km, Elevation up 0 m
The tour continues easily through the flat Veneto. You will cycle along the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice’s mainland. You can chose to stay directly in Venice with a price supplement.

Day 8 Mestre
Departure. Transfer back to Bolzano on request when booking the tour.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

2018 GROUP TOUR
€1170 per person sharing ( all seasons )
€1400 single occupancy 

2018 SELF GUIDED TOUR 
€760 per person sharing (March 24 - April 1 & Sept 29 - Oct 20)

€850 per person sharing  (April 2 - May 18 & Sept 10 - Sept 28 )
€885 per person sharing ( May 19 - Sept 9 )
€170 half board supplement (6 dinners) on self guided tours
€230 single rooms supplement ( applies to all seasons ) 

Tour Includes

- 7 nights hotel accommodation ( 3* & 4* Hotels )
- Breakfast buffet
- 21 speed touring bike
- 7 dinners (on guided tour only) 
- Guide cycling with the group (guided tour)
- Support van in the area (guided tour)
- Guided visits Verona & Venice (guided tour only)
- Wine tasting (guided tour)
- Route descriptions & maps 
- Luggage transportation 
- Welcome briefing (self led tour)
- Ferry cruise on Lake Garda 
- Entrance to Villa Valmarana ai Nani 
- Ice cream in Vicenza 
- 7-days hotline service

- €110 E-Bike supplement
- Local hotel taxes not included and paid directly ( approx €10 - €15 total )

Group tour dates ( Red = booked out / not available, Blue = Limited Availability and Green = available)

21-April,
12-May,
16-June,
7-July,
15-September, 29-September,

Self Guided Tour Information

Self guided tours are available every Saturday and Sunday from March 24 to October 20 and also every Tuesday and Wednesday from May 15 to September 12.

On this tour we use a mix of guesthouses and small hotels.
Below is a list of places that we typically use, although of course this is depending on availability.

BOLZANO

Scala Stiegl1 Cat A Scala Stiegl2 Cat A Scala Stiegl Cat A

Day 1: Category A - Hotel Scala

Hotel Regina1 Cat B Hotel Regina2 Cat B Hotel Regina Cat B

Day 1: Category B - Hotel Regina

TRENTO

Grand Hotel Trento Cat A Grand Hotel Trento2 Cat A Grand Hotel Trento3 Cat A

Day 2: Category A - Grand Hotel

Hotel Garni Venezia Cat B Hotel Garni Venezia1 Cat B

Day 2: Category B - Hotel Garni Venezia

 DESENZANO

Hotel Puccini1 Cat A Hotel Puccini2 Cat A Hotel Puccini4 Cat A

Day 3: Category A - Hotel Puccini

Hotel Bonotto Cat B Hotel Bonotto1 Cat B Hotel Bonotto2 Cat B

Day 3: Category B - Hotel Bonotto

VERONA

Hotel San Marco Peschiera Cat A Hotel San Marco Peschiera1 Cat A Hotel San Marco Peschiera3 Cat A

Day 4: Category A - Hotel San Marco. Category B - Hotels Verona

VICENZA

Hotel De la Ville Vicenza Cat A Hotel De la Ville Vicenza1 Cat A Hotel De la Ville Vicenza2 Cat A

Day 5 - Category A: Hotel De La Ville Vicenza

Hotel Albergo San Raffaele1 Cat B Hotel Albergo San Raffaele Cat B

Day 5 - Category B: Hotel Albergo San Raffaele

PADOVA

Hotel Grand Italia4 Cat A Hotel Grand Italia5 Cat A Hotel Grand Italia2 Cat A

Day 6 - Category A: Hotel Grand Italia

Hotel Casa del Pellegrino Cat B Hotel Casa del Pellegrino1 Cat B

Day 6 - Category B: Hotel Casa del Pellegrino

MESTRE

Hotel ai pini Cat A Hotel ai pini1 Cat A Hotel ai pini3 Cat A

Day 7 - Category A: Hotel Ai Pini

Hotel Venezia Cat B Hotel Venezia1 Cat B

Day 7 - Category B: Hotel Venezia

How to get to the start point in Bolzano: 

- Verona Villafranca Catullo (VRN) AeroportoVerona.it

Every day the Aerobus shuttle service to the station of Verona Porta Nuova leaves every 20 minutes from 6:30 to 23:35 (transfer: about 30 min; ticket: 5 euro). From Verona Porta Nuova you take a train to Bolzano (transfer: 120 min; ticket: from 8 to 20 euro depending on the type of train).

- Innsbruck airport (INN) Innsbruck Airport

 Bus line F links the airport to Innsbruck HBF railway station and departs every 15 minutes (transfer: about 20 min). From Innsbruck you take a train to Bolzano (transfer: about 130 min).

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

It was a great trip: Fun and well-informed guided; comfortable bikes; wonderful accommodations and delicious food! Who can complain when the first 70+ kilometers are along a bike path? Italy knows how to treat cyclists!

Julie Barnas (Bolzano to Venice, 2017)

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