From the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea. From the mountains to the sea, passing through the fascinating views of the Dolomites around Cortina and Belluno, sipping the refreshing Prosecco in Valdobbiadene and eventually reaching the beautiful city of Treviso and wonderful Venice.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
A bilingual city Bolzano is a famous commercial and tourist centre and also a historical and cultural connection between the Italian and the German world.
In the morning a private transfer brings you to the “pearl of Pusteria Valley”. Brunico is a lively town with a historical centre and rural surroundings. The route is on a slightly uphill bicycle path along the river Rienz.
You’ll leave Dobbiaco and enter the Landro Valley with the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo, cycling slightly uphill till the Cimabanche pass, along the cycle path of the Long Way of the Dolomites. A panoramic descent will bring you to Cortina d’Ampezzo and finally to Pieve di Cadore, native town of Titian, one of the greatest masters of the Italian Renaissance.
Today you’ll follow the river Piave, the Italian so called “sacred river”, due to the battles fought in this area during the first world war. In the last part of the Long Way of the Dolomites you’ll cycle on secondary roads with some up- and downhill and you’ll get to Longarone, sadly known for the Vajont disaster. Finally you’ll reach Belluno..
Today you’ll leave the Piave valley and cross the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park; you’ll cycle on low traffic hills, with many panoramic glimpses. From Cesiomaggiore, where you can visit the historic museum of the bicycle, you’ll continue to Busche and then along the river Piave you’ll reach Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the famous land of Prosecco. Don’t miss wine tasting here!
Cycling among vineyards and farmed fields you’ll cross the Piave river and then will ride uphill to Asolo, one of the most beautiful hamlets of Italy. After the descent you’ll reach Villa Barbaro, the most sumptuous among the Palladian villas. Then you’ll continue on the cycle path up to Treviso, with its canals, the weeping willows and water mills.
Leaving Treviso behind you, follow the course of the river Sile up to Casale. Here you’ll be surprised by the “Cimitero dei Burci”, a “graveyard” of old cargo boats, abandoned along the river since the Sixties, to protest against the rise of wheel transport. At the end of the trip the endless beauty of Venice awaits you. Accommodation is in Mestre; a supplement applies for lodging in Venice.
Terrain is generally flat with a few moderate uphill stretches. As a whole it is an easy to manage itinerary, riding on secondary streets with low traffic or paved bike paths, plus two days cycling the old tracks of the Dolomiti Railway. A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour as many of the cycling days are quite long.
Total route length: 310km
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
The nearest airports are Innsbruck and Verona. Regular bus and train service is available from both airports to Bolzano, where your tour starts close to the station.
Departure Dates 2019: Sunday start dates only.
Season 1: 28.04 and 29.09.2019
Season 2: 29.04 – 15.06 and 8.09 – 28.09.2019
Season 3: 16.06 – 7.09.2019
|Price per person, double occ.||CAD||$1120|
|Single room surcharge||$370|
|Season 2 Surcharge||$170|
|Season 3 Surcharge||$270|
This Tour Includes:
* Some local hotel taxes may apply in some towns, approx 2-3 euro per person/nt
* Train transfer from Calalzo to Belluno (approx. Euro 10 p.p. + bike)
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