Roadbiking Dolomites to Venice

Northern Italy Italy: (ZZ-BKITFA20)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/biking_italy_dolomites_venice_road.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
From the north east of the Dolomites, you cycle over famous mountain passes. Lake Misurina, the Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) and the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo are only some of the highlights you will see along the way. The tour takes you on to Bassano del Grappa where the land starts to level out. From here you slowly cycle downwards into the valley. After a short detour to Asolo, the town of a hundred horizons, you will cycle along the wine road from Valdobbiadene to Vittorio Veneto. The fashionable town of Treviso waits upon your arrival to greet you. Following the path along the river Sile, you cycle on towards the final destination of the bike tour through Northern Italy until you reach Venice.

This bike tour is designed for cyclists with a good physical preparation. In the Dolomites there are a few longer ascents to climb (most aside of the big travelled streets). The second half of the week is going to be easier as you reach the flatter landscape of Venice.

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. 495-575km total.

Rental bikes:
Pinarello Prince Carbon Mod. 2020 – Shimano 11V (on request; limited availability) or similar

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: Hochpustertal to Cortina d’Ampezzo
The tour takes you from Villabassa/Dobbiaco to the Sexten valley, a side valley of the Pustertal valley in the heart of the Dolomites. The route continues over the Kreuzberg Pass and into the province of Belluno (to Padola to be exact) before going over two more Dolomites passe (Passo San Antonio and Passo Tre Croci) en route to the former Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
There is the possibility to choose a longer route and cycle over Calalzo di Cadore.
Biking approx. 80 km / ascent 1650 m (longer option approx. 90 km / ascent 1250 m) 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Cortina d’Ampezzo


Day 3: Cortina d’Ampezzo to Belluno
You leave Cortina d’Ampezzo, with the summits of the Tofane on your left and the Five Towers (“Cinque Torri”) on your right and cycle towards the famous Passo Giau. The Dolomites accompany you first to Selva di Cadore and then to Belluno. The famous Dolomites passes interchange with the unique mountain views on this part of the trip.
Biking approx. 95 km / ascent 1600 m  
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Belluno


Day 4: Belluno to Feltre
Your tour takes you from the stronghold of the ice cream makers to the famous Italian Prosecco (sparkling wine) area of Valdobbiadene before reaching Feltre. Before approaching the plains, you’ve got one more pass to conquer (Passo San Boldo).
Biking approx. 105 km / ascent 1300 m  
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Feltre


Day 5: Feltre - Bassano del Grappa
Before you finally reach the plains, you still have the Monte Grappa to cross. During WW 1, this was one of the many battle areas between Austria/Hungary and Italy.
Biking approx. 65 km / ascent 1500 m  
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bassano del Grapa


Day 6: Bassano del Grappa to Treviso
After leaving the alpine region, a choice of villas designed by the renowned architect Palladio, intermittently come into view. A stop is possible in the idyllic town of Asolo before cycling on to Valdobbiadene from where we follow the “vine road” to Vittorio Veneto and Conegliano. Finally, we reach Treviso, the town of the pond skaters. There are many worthwhile sights to view in the town, such as the arcades, famous buildings and the shops are worth browsing around. Treviso hosts the head office of the international company Benetton as well as many shoe factories.
Biking approx. 110 km / ascent 600 m  
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Treviso


Day 7: Treviso to Venice Mainland/Mestre
Following the path along the River Sile towards the “Serenissima”, you cycle to the final destination of your bike tour until you reach Venice.
Biking approx. 110 km / ascent 0 m  (alternatively approx. 40 km / ascent 100 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Mestre


Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or extension of your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Roadbiking Dolomites to Venice

Rates include:

Accommodations, All breakfasts, Tour information package (maps, route descriptions...), Luggage transfers & Phone hotline service.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20218 day self-guided tour€695$830
    • Single supplement€170$200
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2021 Shuttle bus every Wednesday & Saturday from Venice1Mestre to Tolbach/Dobbiaco or Noederdorf/Villabassa, pp 65 $80
2021 Roadbike rental, pp (for entire week) 195 $235
2021 GPS rental 25 $30
2021 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0

Season Tour Dates Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 09/25 - 10/02 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 09/29 - 10/06 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n / Expired

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

Rates do not include:

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 Roadbiking Dolomites to Venice (ZZ-BKITFA20):
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: