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A ROAD BIKE TOUR 

cycling from the Dolomites to Venice

From the north east of the Dolomites, you cross famous mountain passes. Some highlights of this tour are Lake Misurina, the ‘Three Peaks ’ (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) and the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. The tour takes you on to Bassano del Grappa where the countryside starts to level out. After a short detour to Asolo, the town of hundred different horizons, you will cycle along the wine route from Valdobbiandene to Vittorio Veneto. Crossing idyllic landscapes with typical Italian villages you carry on to Treviso. Following the River Sile, you finally reach the Adriatic coast and from Jesolo you continue to Mestre/Venice.  

 

 

Highlights and places of interest along the route

  • The Dolomites with the fantastic view of the ‘Tre Cime’ (Drei Zinnen / Three Peak)  

  • Lake of Dobbiaco (Toblach) and Lake Landro  

  • The Cristallo and Tofane Mountain Groups  

  • Cortina d'Ampezzo, the pearl of the Dolomites  

  • Pieve di Cadore, the birth town of the painter Titian  

  • The towns of Belluno, Feltre, Bassano del Grappa and Asolo  

  • Valddobiandene and the wine route  

  • Treviso and the lagoon city of Venice  

 

 

 

 

 

Programme:

Day 1

Arrival at Dobbiaco (Toblach) / Villabassa (Niederdorf) 

Arrival at the hotel in the Alta Pusteria. Free unguarded car park near the hotel.

 

Day 2

Hochpustertal – Cortina d’Ampezzo

From Toblach/Niederdorf you pass the Sexten Valley (Val di Sesto). The route crosses the Kreuzberg Pass (Passo Monte Croce) and you enter the province of Belluno. Before arriving to Cortina d’Ampezzo you will have to conquer other two Dolomite passes.

Distance about 80 km/ 50 miles and 1650m the differences in altitude or 90 km / 56 miles – 1250m difference in altitude  

 

Day 3

Cortina d’Ampezzo – Belluno

You leave Cortina with the top of Mount Tofane on your right hand side and on your left the five towers (Cinque torri). The dolomites accompany you on your way first to Selva di Cadore and then to Belluno, which is with around 80,000 inhabitants the small capital of this province. Today famous mountain passes are combined with unique mountain views.

Distance 95 km / 60 miles – differences in altitude 1600m

 

Day 4

 

Belluno - Feltre 

Today you cycle first through the valley, which is famous for its ice cream, and then through the famous Italian prosecco (sparkling wine) area of Valdobbiadene before you reach Feltre. Before approaching the plains, you've got one more pass to conquer (Passo San Boldo)!

Distance about 105 km / 65 miles - difference in altitude 1300m

 

Day 5

Feltre - Bassano del Grappa 

Before you finally reach the plains, you still have to cross the Monte Grappa. In Bassano del Grappa you may enjoy a well-earned 'grappa' on your arrival here. There are many places of interest to visit in the town such as the church of San Francesco, the 'museo civico' (museum) or Piazza della Libertà. During world war 1, Bassano del Grappa was one of the many battle areas between Austria/Hungary and Italy.

Distance about 65 km / 40,4 miles – difference in altitude 1500m

Day 6

 

Bassano del Grappa - Treviso 

Today you leave the mountains and enter the area of the villas designed by the renowned architect Palladio (1508-1580). It is worthwhile to make a break in the enchanting town of Asolo before cycling to Valdobbiadene. You continue along the suggestive ‘vine road’ to Vittorio Veneto and Conegliano. Your overnight stay is in Treviso, known for its many waterways. Treviso is also a centre of Italian fashion (it houses the head office of Benetton) and along the canal banks there are many wonderful houses and shops to admire.

Distance 110km / 68,3 miles – difference in altitude 600m

 

Day 7 

Treviso - Venice (mainland / Mestre)

Following the River Sile, you cycle towards the Adriatic Sea from where you continue to Jesolo. You reach the Adriatic sea with always with a beautiful backdrop of the Venice. Your overnight stay is on the mainland / Quarto d'Altino from where you can visit easily the impressive lagoon town of Venice by bus or train. Venice is often referred to as 'La Serenissima', from the Venetian name of the former republic: 'the Most Serene Republic of Venice'.

Distance 110 km / 68 miles– difference in altitude 0 meters 

 

Day 8

Departure or possibility to extend your stay

 

 

 

 

 

The tour includes:

  • Accommodation with breakfast in *** and **** star hotels 

  • Personal tour information

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

  • Well planned routes (in English, Italian and German)

  • Detailed documents (maps, gpx files, places of interest, important telephone numbers)

  • Telephone service hotline (in Italian, English and German)

 

 

Period 

Arrival every Saturday from 18/05 till 28/09/2019. In the months of June, July and August also departures on Wednesday. Exception: Sunday 14/07: not possible on 13/07.
On request with a minimum of 5 pax  is another starting date possible. High Season: 22/06- 07/09 (included)

Level 4 

This is a sporty-racing bike tour for cyclists with a good physical condition and an adequate preparation to ride 80 till 110km / 50-68 miles a day with steep climbs and significant differences in altitude. Mountainous landscape and the plain. Total distance 495-575km /307-357 miles 

Partecipants

self guided: minimum 2 (single traveller on request)

Prices p.p. 2019

In double room arrival 18/05 or 28/09  € 595,00

In double room    € 695,00
single room supplement  € 149,00
High season supplement  € 80,00

Road bike rental     € 160,00

Additional nights on request

Return transfer by shuttle bus every Saturday (in June, July and August also on Wednesday) from Venice to Alta Pusteria Valley p.p. including bicycle. Reservation needed as there are limited places (incl bike). Minimum 2 persons; € 65,00 p.p.