Dolomites to Venice

Northern Italy Italy: (ZZ-BKITFA06)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/biking_italy_dolomites_venice.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
From the northeastern Dolomites, you will cycle through the Höhlensteintal Valley below the famous Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) to the Olympic city of Cortina d‘Ampezzo. On the railway line of the former Dolomite Railway, you will continue to Pieve di Cadore - the birthplace of the famous Tizian. The path then continues through the valley of the ice cream manufacturers, in the Dolomite town of Belluno. Through the foothills, the route first goes to Feltre and then on to Bassano del Grappa. From here you will slowly reach the plain. After a short detour to Asolo, the „city of a hundred horizons“, the fashion city of Treviso awaits you. Along the river Sile you cycle towards the Serenissima - the lagoon city of Venice is a magnificent final destination for your exploration of northern Italy.

The first two days you mainly follow the old Dolomites railway track. From the third day, the tour encounters slight ascents and descents on quiet side roads through idyllic landscape and typical Italian villages until reaching the plains on the last day.

Accomodation

Accommodations
During this trip, nights are spent in different locations.

Description
Accommodations consist of a mixture of 3 and 4 star hotels offering private bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

Local tax
Some cities charge a tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or check-out at the hotels.
This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season and the number of days of stay. It is usually between 1 and 5 € per person per night.


Meals
All breakfasts are included.

Riding

Approx. 300km total

Rental bikes:
21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km)

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco


Day 2: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco to Cortina d’Ampezzo
From Villabassa or Dobbiaco you start on the bike path into the Höhlenstein Valley, past lake Toblach and the War cemetery. This area was used as the front during the 1st World War. You carry on past lake Dürrensee (on the left you can see the famous Drei Zinnen/Three Peaks) and the cycle path ascends slightly before you get to the border – Gemärk/Cimabanche - of the region South Tyrol and the region of the Veneto. From here you cycle towards the south to Cortina d`Ampezzo.
Biking approx. 30-35 km 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Cortina d`Ampezzo


Day 3: Cortina d’Ampezzo to Belluno
Today the path is going slightly downwards, for the most part on the old railway track. You will see the Sorapis on the left and located on the right the Cinque Torri (Five Towers). You continue on to the south through the Boite Valley towards Pieve/Calalzo di Cadore. From here the new cycling path takes you to Longarone. This town was completely rebuilt in 1963 after a landslide filled the dam above the village and caused a flood. From Longarone the cycle path is slightly hilly until you reach Belluno.
Biking approx. 75 km 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Belluno


Day 4: Belluno to Feltre
From Belluno, the small capital of this province, the tour follows tree lined avenues and hilly landscapes until the end of the day in Feltre. During the day you come along small and scenic villages. In the North you see the magnificent southern Dolomites, your companion for the first stages.
Biking approx. 40 km 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Feltre


Day 5: Feltre to Bassano del Grappa
The first kilometres you cycle easily before you descend to the Brenta Valley. Where the river Brenta joins the plains, lies the town of Bassano del Grappa. The name of the town comes from Mount “Monte” Grappa. Upon arrival you can enjoy a well-earned “Grappa”. There are many places of interest to visit in the town such as San Francesco, the „Museo Civico“ (museum) or the Piazza della Libertà.
Biking approx. 55 km 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bassano del Grappa


Day 6: Bassano del Grappa to Treviso
While leaving the Dolomitic Alps, you occasionally see various villas designed by the renowned architect Palladio. The town of Asolo is ideal for a rest before continuing along to the plains to Treviso, the town of the water striders. Along the canals there are many wonderful houses and shops to admire. This is a centre for Italian fashion, especially shoes and famous labels like Benetton.
Biking approx. 55 km 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Treviso


Day 7: Treviso to Venice mainland/Mestre
Following the River Sile, you cycle towards the Adriatic Sea straight to Venice (mainland) where the impressive “Serenissima“ can be admired.
Biking approx. 45 km 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Venice mainland/Mestre


Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Dolomites to Venice

Rates include:

Accommodation, All breakfasts, Tour information package (maps, route description...), Luggage transfer & Telephone hotline for the entire tour.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20228 day self-guided tour - High€820$985
  • B
    20228 day self-guided tour - Mid€730$875
  • C
    20228 day self-guided tour - Low€595$715
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2022 Shuttle transfer every Wednesday & Saturday from Venice/Mestre to Tolbach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorff/Villabassa, pp 65 $80
2022 Bike rental, pp (for entire week) 90 $110
2022 Bike TOP rental, pp (for entire week) 130 $155
2022 E-bike rental, pp (for entire week) 190 $230
2022 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Single supplement 170 $205

Season Tour Dates  MinReserve
C 2022 04/30 - 05/07 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 05/04 - 05/11 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 05/07 - 05/14 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 05/11 - 05/18 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 05/14 - 05/21 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 05/18 - 05/25 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 05/21 - 05/28 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 05/25 - 06/01 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 05/28 - 06/04 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 06/01 - 06/08 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 06/04 - 06/11 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 06/08 - 06/15 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 06/11 - 06/18 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
B 2022 06/15 - 06/22 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Expired
A 2022 06/18 - 06/25 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Expired
A 2022 06/22 - 06/29 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Expired
A 2022 06/25 - 07/02 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Expired
A 2022 06/29 - 07/06 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Expired
A 2022 07/02 - 07/09 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/06 - 07/13 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/09 - 07/16 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/13 - 07/20 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/16 - 07/23 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/20 - 07/27 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/23 - 07/30 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/27 - 08/03 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/30 - 08/06 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/03 - 08/10 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/06 - 08/13 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/10 - 08/17 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/13 - 08/20 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/17 - 08/24 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/20 - 08/27 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/24 - 08/31 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/27 - 09/03 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 08/31 - 09/07 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 09/03 - 09/10 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 09/07 - 09/14 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 09/10 - 09/17 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/14 - 09/21 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/17 - 09/24 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/21 - 09/28 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/24 - 10/01 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/28 - 10/05 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Mid 5 Reserve
C 2022 10/01 - 10/08 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve

Dates Note: Custom dates possible for groups of 5+ pax

Rates do not include:

Transfers, Drinks, Lunches and Dinners, Rental bikes & Travel insurance.
Tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Dolomites to Venice (ZZ-BKITFA06):
Due to the momentary unstable situation we have revised our booking policy by modifying it as follows:
- Modification of the reservation possible up to 28 days before arrival
- If the situation is more critical, in the face of official and legal restrictions or strict regulations due to the Covid 19 pandemic, rebooking will be possible up to 14 days before arrival.
This provision will be valid until further revoked!

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco
Airport: Innsbruck
Transfer:

Climate:
Feltre area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

49

50

54

59

68

76

81

79

73

66

56

51

Average Low Temperature (°F)

39

39

43

48

55

62

67

66

61

55

47

42

Average High Temperature (°C)

9

10

12

15

20

24

27

26

23

19

13

10

Average Low Temperature (°C)

4

4

6

9

13

17

19

19

16

13

8

5

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

5

4

5

7

8

7

5

5

5

5

6

6

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Along your journey you will go from the mountainous area of the Dolomites to the lovely Mediterranean Coast, crossing different climate zones. Expect cooler and changing weather in the mountains and a comfortable temperate climate along the coast.

What To Bring: