Cycling holiday Bolzano-Verona-Venice


From the Dolomites to the Adriatic

Ab € 990,-
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  • 8 Days
  • 50 km average per day
  • Arrival Bolzano Venice Airport
  • Departure Venice Venice Airport
  • Recioto, dessert red wine
  • Ferry across Lake Garda
  • Venice
  • Verona, Juliet's House
  • Self-Guided Tour
  • Individual Tour
  • Bike & Hotel
  • Cycling level 2

    Distance: 40 - 60 km average per day Elevation: 100 - 500 m average per day

From the mountains to the Sea

An extraordinary cycle route will let you discover unique landscapes, art cities and the largest European thermal district. From the superb Dolomites, part of the UNESCO world heritage list, you will start cycling along the river Adige valley, crossroads between people and cultures.

Heading south you will reach the palmlined shores of Garda Lake and then romantic Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet. In Vicenza you will be  fascinated by the architectural genius of Palladio, who made the town his personal showcase. Further on you will reach the Euganean Hills and their renowned thermal district, the largest in Europe. Beautiful Padua, cradle of arts, will open the way to the Venetian lagoon, where the timeless fascination of Venice has lured passersby for centuries (and still does).

Daily Program

  • Tag 1 Arrival Bolzano

    Individual arrival. Located along the Isarco river, bilingual Bolzano has always been at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and central Europe. Today it is an important commercial and tourist city, whose charming centre is dotted with colourful houses in typical Tyrolean style.

  • Tag 2 Bolzano – Trento, 65 or 70 km

    You will start riding along the River Adige cycle path, through orchards and the vineyards of the renowned Wine Route. Half way between Bolzano and Trento you will reach Salorno, which represents the linguistic border between the German and the Italian world. It is possible to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.

  • Tag 3 Trento – Desenzano/Peschiera, 50 km

    The river Adige will take you to Rovereto, famous for its museum of modern and contemporary art. After a short ascent to Passo di San Giovanni, you will enjoy a superb view over the Garda Lake and the little town of Torbole.Then in Riva del Garda you will take a ferry to reach the southern part of the lake.

  • Tag 4 Desenzano/Peschiera – Verona, 35 or 60 km

    After crossing the hilly landscape surrounding the Garda Lake, you will meet again the river Adige, which will take you into Verona, 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.

  • Tag 5 Verona – Vicenza, 35 or 70 km

    Cycling in the countryside at the foot of Mounts Lessini, among the vineyards you will reach the castle of Soave. Further on the fortress of Brendola will show you the way to the Berici hills and to Vicenza. The old city centre is characterized by beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th century architect known all over the world. It is possible to shorten the stage by taking the train in San Bonifacio.

  • Tag 6 Vicenza – Padua thermal district, 50 km

    Cycling out of Vicenza, along the cycle path of the river Bacchiglione, you can admire the Palladian masterpiece Villa La Rotonda. Then, past the hamlet of Montegalda, you will head towards the Euganean Hills, where you will have the chance to relax in the largest European thermal district.

  • Tag 7 Padua thermal district – Mestre (Venice mainland), 55 km

    Along the cycle path of the Battaglia Canal you will pass through Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities and rich in art and history. From here, along the Piovego Canal, you will reach Stra and will follow the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Villa Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice mainland. You can visit  Venice, but not with your bike. In Venice (apart from Piazzale Roma and train station Santa Lucia) it is forbidden to cycle, and also to push your bike by hand.

  • Tag 8 Departure Mestre

    Departure after breakfast. Transfer back to Bolzano on request when booking the tour.

From the Dolomites to the Adriatic

Route profile

  • Total length: 290/355 km
  • Total vertical up: 570/1,120 m
  • Terrain: 90% tarmac, 10% unpaved

Train connections among the overnight stays: day 2, 3, 4 and 5
Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 2, 3, 5 and 7.

Activity level

Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people. This tour is also suitable for children. The longer stages, from Bolzano to Trento and from Verona to Vicenza, can be shortened by taking the train.
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.

Lake Garda
Along the Adige
Lake Garda
Verona, Colloseum
Venice, Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute

What else do you need to know?

Prices in 2024

Reservation costs € 25,- per booking
Contribution Dutch Guarantee Fund € 5,- per person (Insolvency Protection)

Departure dates:
Departure on Saturdays and Sundays from March 30th to Oct. 12th
Also departure on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April 30th to Sept. 4th 

Prices per person in double room in 3* and/or 4* hotels (Luxe category):

  • March 30 to April 19 and Sept. 28 to October 12: € 990,-
  • April 20 to May 10 and Sept. 7 to Sept. 27: € 1.120,-
  • May 11 to Sept. 6: € 1.170,-

Surcharge Single room € 400,-
Surcharge overnight in Padua city instead of Padua thermal resort: price on request

Extra night in Bolzano (incl. breakfast)
Price on request 

Extra night in Mestre, near Venice (incl. breakfast)
Per person in a 2-person room
April - October € 80,-
Surcharge single room € 50,-

€ 120,-  transfer Mestre-Bolzano (bike included, min. 2 persons). 
Available on Saturday and Sunday and from May 7 to Sept. 10 also possible on Tuesday

Rental bikes:

  • Touring bike € 110,-
  • E-bike € 270,-
  • Bike helmet € 15,- (head circumferences 54-61 cm)


  • 7 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast (mainly 4*, with some 3* hotels/pensions)

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • App including maps, road book, points of interest and GPS tracks

  • Digital tour information

  • Luggage transportation (from day 2 to 7)

  • 4-hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda (bike incl.)*

  • Ice-cream in the best ice cream parlour in Vicenza

  • Service Support line

* In case of cancellation or in the event of a storm the ferry boat service will be replaced by alternative mean of transport (usually by bus). The same applies if the ferry boat service is no longer foreseen (for example at the end of the season). 

Not included

  • Reservation costs

  • Contribution Dutch Guarantee Fund (Insolvency Protection)

  • Local taxes, to be paid locally (approx. € 15,-/ € 20,-)

  • Venice Municipality Access Fee: approx. € 18,-/ € 30,- to be paid on site

  • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”

Special details

  • This tour is operated by local partner
  • Minimum of 2 participants
  • Please take good notice of our Terms & Conditions
  • The program is subject to change without notice

How to get there
Bolzano is connected with the following airports:
Verona: 150 km and  Venice: 280 km

Connection shuttle bus + train:
- from airport to Verona train station: every day the Aerobus shuttle service leaves for the station of Verona Porta Nuova, first departures at 5.35 then every 20 minutes until 23:30 (transfer: 15 min; ticket: 6 €);
- from Verona train station to Bolzano: from Verona Porta Nuova there are many trains to Bolzano (transfer: approx. 120 min; ticket: 12/28 € depending on the type of train).

Connection shuttle bus + train:
- from airport to Venezia Mestre train station: the ATVO shuttle service and also the bus ACTV line 15 leave every 30 minutes (transfer: about 20/25 min; ticket: about 8 €;;
- from Venezia Mestre train station to Bolzano: frequent train connections with change in Verona Porta Nuova (transfer: approx. 3,5 hours; ticket: 25/50 € depending on the type of train).

For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following 

End of the tour
Our services end the last day of the tour after breakfast. We remind you that luggage transportation is never included in case of extra nights before or after the tour. 

How to go back
At the end of the tour, if you need to return to Bolzano, you can take the train or book a transfer:

Train: this is the fastest solution to return to Bolzano.
From Venice/Mestre to Bolzano there are about 20 trains per day between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. There are no direct connections, you always have to change in Verona Porta Nuova. The transfer takes approx. 3,5 hours and costs about € 25/50 per person depending on the type of train. For further information on times and costs please consult the website

Transfer: it must be requested and paid at the booking time. The transfer is available only on Saturdays and Sundays. It is also possible on Tuesday from May 23 to Sept. 12 2023. The pickup is scheduledaround 7:00-9:00 a.m. at the hotel in Mestre where you overnight. You will find the exact time on the voucher in your infopack. The transfer takes about 4 hours.
Transfer with own bikes: please remove all accessories from your own bike (panniers, baskets etc) in order to make loading and unloading operations easier, and to better stock the bikes in the van during transport.

We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.
You will be accommodated in mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels.

All rooms have en suite facilities. All 3/4* hotels have air conditioning. Some hotels, located in mountainous places of northern Italy, can be without air conditioning. 
When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
- double room is a room with one double bed
- twin room is a room with two single beds
- triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a sofa bed.

(Please note that the hotels listed are only examples and are subject to change. You will find your final hotel in the hotel list, which you will receive before departure)

  • Bolzano

    Hotel Magdalener Hof is set in a quiet area on the outskirts of Bolzano. The restaurant, terrace, and swimming pool all offer beautiful views of the Dolomites. All rooms offer a private bathroom and a patio or balcony. Some rooms offer extra space.

  • Trento

    Grand Hotel Trento is an impressive elliptic building in the city centre, just off Piazza Dante. It offers a wellness centre, a gourmet restaurant, and elegant rooms with wooden furniture. Each room is soundproofed and comes with soft carpeted floors and a flat-screen TV.

  • Peschiera/Desenzano

    The Puccini is set right on the shore of Lake Garda. It offers an outdoor pool. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi and an LCD TV. A free internet station is also available at reception.

  • Verona

    Hotel San Marco Fitness Pool & Spa is located 4 km from the historic center. Rooms are air conditioned and have a flat-screen TV. Available at extra charge, the spa includes a wide range of relaxing treatments. The free outdoor pool is open in the summer months.

  • Vicenza

    Set in the city centre within easy reach of all landmarks, Hotel De La Ville offers elegant, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and free wired internet. Vicenza Train Station is 1 km away. 

  • Padova thermal district

    Located in the Euganei Hills of Galzignano Terme, Hotel Sporting offers an outdoor-, indoor pool and a fitness centre. A wellness centre with massage services as well as Turkish and hot spring baths. The air-conditioned rooms have a minibar and a flat-screen TV.

  • Mestre

    Set in a large peaceful park, Ai Pini offers a large buffet breakfast and excellent public transport links. It is a 20-minute bus ride from Venice. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Park Hotel Ai Pini features bright rooms with wood or carpeted floors.

The rental bikes are available in different sizes and frames:

  • Touring bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
  • E-bike 9-gear Shimano

- aluminium frame
- mudguard (not for Hybrid)
- rear rack
- comfort gel saddle (different model for Hybrid)
- anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
- ergonomic bicycle grips
- Speed Lifter system (tool-free handlebar height adjustment)

All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

  • 1 cycle computer
  • 1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
  • 1 front bar bag per room
  • 1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers
  • 1 combination bike lock

Important notes:
We recommend that you bring your own reusable water bottle with you.
In order to cycle smoothly following our app, we suggest that you bring with you a holder for your mobile phone to be fixed on the handlebar, as well as a power bank (even if the app can be used offline, too).

By this tour you can rent the following bikes:

  • Rental 27-gear unisex City Bike

    A low entry unisex frame, ideal for an upright but relaxed riding position.

  • Rental E-bike

    Unisex low-entry frame. Bosch motor. Range: approx 90 km (flat terrain, average speed). 

Tour programme variations
Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.
In case of strike, bad weather conditions, technical breakdowns, safety problems or any other reason preventing the regular departure of the ferry boat (from Riva del Garda to Peschiera/Desenzano), the ferry boat company can delay, cancel or deviate the navigation without notice. In case of cancellation the ferry boat service will be replaced by alternative means of transport (usually by bus). The same applies if the ferry boat service is no longer foreseen (for example at the end of the season).

Your luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel every day starting from the first day of the standard tour until the last day of the tour.
We remind you that luggage transportation is never included in case of extra nights before or after the standard tour.

Luggage allowance
For the luggage transportation we accept only 1 piece of luggage per person with max. 20kg.
We’ll send you the luggage labels per e-mail with the information material and you have to print them, fill them out and attach them on each piece of luggage to be transported.
You cannot change the number of pieces of luggage during the tour.

Forbidden goods
It is strictly forbidden to put the following items inside the luggage to be transported:
- medicines and lifesaver devices
- glass bottles and liquids in general
- fragile objects
We will not be held responsible for damages caused by non-compliance with these rules.

Equipment and clothing
The following personal equipment is recommended:

  • basic first aid kit which includes sticky bandages, gauze and low grade disinfectant
  • sun glasses for eye protection
  • protective sun lotion
  • insect repellent

The following recommended clothes are advisable:

  • padded cycling shorts
  • comfortable shoes with stiff soles
  • light weight waterproof/windproof tops
  • leggings and long sleeved tops for cooler mornings or evenings
  • small close-fitting rucksack to carry small items during the day while cycling
  • swimsuit

During the tour you will have the chance to visit various religious institutions, such as churches and convents, where you must be appropriately dressed (covered shoulders, shoes or sandals, etc...).

Useful hints and tips 

We recommend that you always keep with you:
- passport/identity card
- hotel vouchers
- any medicines you could need during the day
- personal belongings (for example car keys)