Cycling tour Italy – Along the Adige river to the sea from Bolzano via Verona to Venice

8 Days

Your trip

An extraordinary tour from the Alps of South Tyrol to the sea of Venice

Surrounded by the unique spectacle of the Dolomites, you cycle along the Adige Valley, crossroads of peoples and cultures. and cultures.

In a very relaxed atmosphere you will cross Lake Garda and then reach the romantic Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. In Vicenza you cycle in the footsteps of the Reniassance architect Andrea Palladio, before continuing to the thermal baths in the Euganean Hills.

The university city of Padua, cradle of the arts, will show you the way towards the lagoon city, where the immortal beauty of Venice is waiting to enchant you.

Character of the bike tours

> This tour is easy to drive. There are few hilly sections with short climbs. You drive always on low-traffic secondary roads or bike paths, which are mostly well paved.

> In 6 stages you will cover a total of about 300 to 360 km on the bike. Some routes can be shortened by train: You can travel part of the way by train on days 2, 3, 5 and 7.

Please note: The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. not suitable. Please contact us if you need for detailed information.

Accommodation

You can choose between two hotel categories for this bike tour:
> Category A “Comfort”: mostly 4**** hotels with some 3*** hotels
> Category B “Standard”: mostly 3*** hotels.

All rooms have shower/WC. In most hotels, the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, even though in some smaller hotels and hotels in the mountain resorts of northern Italy the air conditioning may sometimes be missing.

When booking the tour we offer different types of rooms:
> A double room is a room with a double bed
> A 2-bed room is a room with two separate beds
> A 3-bed room is usually a room with a double bed and a bed/sofa bed.

If you choose the 3-bed room with extra bed for a third person, then please book double room for two persons and “multi-bed room” for the third person.

Bicycles

Rental bikes: If you want to rent a bike from us, you will get a very good unisex city bike with Deore Shimano 27 speed derailleur. Also available as a men’s bike.

Sport touring bike:

Sporty high-quality unisex touring bike 27-speed Shimano, aluminum frame, comfort gel saddle, ergonomic hand grips, speed lifter system.

Electric bikes (pedelecs): You can also rent an electric bike for this trip. These are equipped with 9-speed gears and assistance up to 25km/h. Performance: approx. 90 km (depending on driving style)

All bikes are equipped with mudguards, puncture-proof tires, single-sided waterproof pannier, handlebar bag (1 x per room), bike computer, repair kit (1 x per room) and bike lock.

The bikes of sizes S – XL and the corresponding equipment such as repair kit, air pump, spare tube, bike lock, saddle bag, handlebar bag, bike computer are ready for you at the arrival hotel. At the end of your bike tour, simply drop off the rental bike at the last hotel. Return transportation is provided. Models may vary depending on region and availability.

Please indicate your age and height when booking!

Own bikes

It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable.

Bitte beachten Sie: In Italien besteht keine Helmpflicht. However, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours. You are also welcome to rent it for the duration of the trip.

Arrival

by train:

Bolzano is easily accessible by train. Information about the timetables can also be obtained from the travel information of the German railroad or also or TrenItalia.

Return transfer from Venice / Mestre

By bus from Mestre

> Every Saturday and Sunday,

> From 31.05. until 13.09.2022 also Tuesday.

Availability is limited. Please book the transfer at the same time. The transfer will pick you up from the hotel in Mestre (not from Venice) and take you directly back to Bolzano. We recommend the transfer especially if you take your own bicycles.

By train

There are good train connections from Mestre back to Bolzano. Please change trains in Verona. You can also get information about train connections at TrenItalia. Take your own wheels with you, However, we do not recommend the return journey by train.

Country information and tips on package tours

Information on entry requirements to Austria and Italy can be found on our page under country information. Please read our notes on package tours on the ARB page.

Please note: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. We recommend that you take out international health insurance and travel cancellation insurance.

Day by day

Arrival to Bolzano :
Day 1

Individual arrival in Bolzano

Come to the urban heart of South Tyrol. The beautiful city of Bolzano has always been a trans-shipment point between the Mediterranean and Central Europe. Today the bilingual town along the river Eisackheute shows itself as an important economic and tourist center.

Move into your hotel and receive your travel documents. If booked, rental bikes are also available at the starting hotel.

Bolzano - Trento :
Day 2

Radtour Bozen – Trient, 65 km, 100 m ↑, 200 m ↓, ca. 5 h

Today your bike tour will take you along the banks of the Adige River, past orchards, vineyards, Lake Kaltern and through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno.

On the embankment you cycle towards Trento. You can shorten the distance at several by train.

Breakfast
Hotel
Trento - Lake Garda :
Day 3

Bike tour Trento – Riva del Garda – Desenzano or Peschiera, 50 km, 200 m ↑, 350 m ↓, approx. 4 h + ferry

The Adige river accompanies you to Rovereto, the town with the famous museum for contemporary art. From there you leave the valley and cycle with a short climb up to the San Giovanni Pass, from where the breathtaking descent begins, which will give you a spectacular view of the
Lake Garda and the town of Torbole gives.

From Riva del Garda we will take the ferry ferry towards the south of the lake.

Breakfast
Hotel
Lake Garda - Verona :
Day 4

Bike tour Desenzano on Lake Garda – Verona, 50 km, 250 m ↑, 250 m ↓, approx. 4 h

After the rolling hills that surround Lake Garda, you will once again encounter the river Adige and together with it you cycle to Verona, one of the most
most important cities of the Veneto. A visit to the Roman arena, the Church of San Zeno and the House of Juliet are incessant.

Breakfast
Hotel
Verona - Vicenza :
Day 5

Cycle tour Verona – Vicenza, approx. 65 km, 280 m ↑, 320 m ↓, approx. 5 h

In the hinterland of Verona you cycle along the foot of the Lessinian Mountains, where in the middle of the vineyards you will meet the castle of Soave. The Rocca di
Brendola in the Berici hills then brings you to Vicenza, the little jewel with the buildings of Andrea Palladio, who was one of the most famous architects of the XVI century.

You can shorten the stage from the station in San Bonifacio shorten.

Breakfast
Hotel
Vicenza - Padua :
Day 6

Bike tour Vicenza – Padua, approx. 45 km, 100 m ↑↓, approx. 4 h

You leave Vicenza and follow the cycle path along the Bacchiglione, where you will see the beautiful Villa Rotonda, Palladio’s showpiece,
can marvel at. After the village of Montegalda, the route then heads towards the Euganean Hills, where a relaxing evening in the largest thermal area
Europe is waiting for you.

Breakfast
Hotel
Padua - Mestre (Venice) :
Day 7

Bike tour Padua – Mestre (mainland-Venice), approx. 45 km, 100 m ↑↓, approx. 4 h

Along the bike path that flanks the Battaglia canal, you will cross the University city of Padua, rich in art and history. The channel of the Along Piovego you will then reach Stra and further along the Brenta river you will pass by some of the most famous villas of the Venetian aristocracy (Villa (Villa Pisani, Villa Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) before reaching Mestre, the mainland of the mainland of Venice.

Breakfast
Hotel
Return journey or extension :
Day 8

Return journey or extension

You still have time? Stay another night or two and experience the lagoon city. We will gladly book additional nights for you.

If you like, make yourself after breakfast on the journey home. On request return transfer by bus to Bolzano. Please be sure to include your return travel request when booking.

Breakfast

Services

Included in the tour price

  • 7 x nights with breakfast in booked hotel category
  • App with maps, route description, points of interest and GPS data
  • Digital tour information
  • Luggage transfer
  • Service hotline (partly in English)
  • 4-hour ferry ride across Lake Garda (bike included)
  • Ice cream in the best ice cream parlor in Vicenza

not included are

  • Tourist tax, please pay directly on the spot, approx. € 10 -15 per night
  • Entrance fee of the city of Venice, about € 5 - 10 / day
  • Everything that is not listed under the indication "Included in the price

Dates and prices

Arrival days 2024: Sat + Sun (as well as Tue + Wed from 30.04. until 06.09.24) in the …
Season 1 30.03. – 19.04. and 28.09. – 12.10.
Season 2 20.04. – 10.05. and 07.09. – 27.09.
Season 3 11.05. – 06.09.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room w. breakfast 850 € 980 € 1.030 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.190 € 1.320 € 1.370 €
Third person in shared room 660 € 790 € 840 €
Double room w. breakfast 990 € 1.120 € 1.170 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.390 € 1.520 € 1.570 €
Third person in shared room 790 € 920 € 970 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Mestre double room standard with breakfast 60 € 60 € 60 €
Extra night in Mestre single standard with breakfast 100 € 100 € 100 €
Extra night in Mestre DR Comfort with breakfast 80 € 80 € 80 €
Extra night in Mestre EZ Comfort with breakfast 130 € 130 € 130 €
Additional services
Return transfer person Mestre – Bolzano 90 € 90 € 90 €
Return transfer own bike Mestre – Boen 30 € 30 € 30 €
Note: The return transfer is possible
> Sat + Sun
> additionally also Tue from 07.05. until 10.09.
Rental bicycles
E-bike 300 € 300 € 300 €
Comfort Sport touring bike 200 € 200 € 200 €
Touring bike 150 € 150 € 150 €
Bicycle helmet 15 € 15 € 15 €

Map

Please note: Depending on the accommodations we book for you, the overnight stops may differ from those indicated in the route plan. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! Also, in many places you have freedom to shorten the path or make it different. The proposal presented here is therefore more for inspiration and orientation than for compulsive imitation. If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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