Self-guided Cycling / Original tour

IT014

Italy / Bolzano – Cortina – Venice

From the Dolomites to the Adriatic

You start cycling among the magnificent massif walls of the Dolomites, which offer some of the most spectacular views among the mountain landscapes. One of these are the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo, which you’ll admire from the Landro Valley. Then, going downhill, you’ll arrive in the elegant Cortina d’Ampezzo, renowned sport resort, located in a breathtaking mountain scenery, until you’ll get to Pieve di Cadore. Further southwards the hilly vineyards of Valdobbiadene, the region of Prosecco wine, will invite you to stop and taste this well-known sparkling wine. Finally, cycling in the Po Valley, you’ll reach the Venetian lagoon and the wonderful Venice, a town that has lured passersby for centuries (and still does).
  • Day by Day

    1. Bolzano
    Individual arrival. The bilingual capital city of South Tyrol is a renowned commercial and tourist centre which has a rich history. Today Italian and German cultures and ways of life join together. The historical centre of Bolzano is enchantingly beautiful.

     

    2. Bolzano – Brunico – Dobbiaco/San Candido (30 km)
    In the morning a private transfer brings you to Brunico, a lively town with a historical centre and rural surroundings. The route is on a slightly uphill bicycle path along the river Rienz, that leads to Dobbiaco/San Candido, close to the Austrian border.

     

    3. Dobbiaco/San Candido – Cadore valley (45/65 km)
    You’ll leave the Puster Valley 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 the Cadore valley.
     
    4. Cadore valley – Belluno (65/45 km)
    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.

     

    5. Belluno – Valdobbiadene (60 km)
    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!
     
    6. Valdobbiadene – Treviso (65 km)
    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.
     
    7. Treviso – Mestre/Venice (45 km)
    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.
     
    8. Mestre/Venice
    Departure after breakfast.  

     

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

     

  • How to get there

    Bolzano is connected with the following airports:
    Innsbruck: 120 km, Verona: 150 km, Bergamo: 240 km, Venice: 280 km, Treviso: 280 km, Milan: 300 km

     

    Trains
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com

     

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.

    You will be accommodated in 3/4* hotels.

    All hotels have en suite facilities. Some hotels located in mountainous places of northern Italy can be without air conditioning.

     

    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
    - double room is a room with one double bed
    - twin room is a room with two single beds
    - triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

     

    On request 7th night of the tour in Venice instead of Mestre with delivery of the bikes in Mestre.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero’s Citybikes are available in various sizes in unisex/women’s or men’s models. At the moment of booking, you can choose from the following bikes: 
    - City bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    - City bike 7-gear Shimano Nexus with back-pedal brake
    - E-bike
    - Tandem

     

    Features:
    - aluminium frame
    - mudguard
    - rear rack
    - comfort gel saddle
    - anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
    - ergonomic bicycle grips
    - Speed Lifter system

     

    Accessories
    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:
    1 cycle computer  
    1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    1 front bar bag or 1 map holder 
    1 water bottle (0.75 l)
    1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers 
    1 combination bike lock

     

    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61. All our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.

     

     

  • Accompanying material

    The Information Pack (one per room) includes:

    - final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    - luggage labels to be fixed at each piece of baggage, which has to be carried
    - hotel vouchers to be given to the reception of each hotel on your arrival
    - information on the cities, towns and villages of the tour

     

    Girolibero Greens booklets:
    1) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you would visit.
    2) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

     

  • By your side

    Welcome briefing
    On day 2 (first cycling day) a transfer from Bolzano to Brunico will take place between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.

    During the transfer you can ask further information on the tour and once at Brunico you will be delivered the rental bikes.

     

    Staff support
    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:
    - office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

  • 3 Client reviews
    • Thomas

      Departure 2018

      Online from 21 September 2018

      Die Strecke war landschaftlich super, auch die Streckenwahl (Radwege, Nebenstraßen etc.) war gut. Alles mit Transfer, Hotels und Gepäcktransport hat gut geklappt und das Wetter hat gepasst, wir sind ohne Regen während dem Radfahren nach Venedig gekommen, war eine schöne Woche !!

      Das Roadbook war sehr gut, an zwei Punkten hatte ich allerdings andere Entfernungen, das könnt ihr nochmal nachprüfen und ggfs. verbessern.

      Mit Sicherheit werden wir mal wieder einen Radurlaub bei Euch buchen,
      bis dann viele Grüße
    • Andrea Riccardo

      Departure 28 May - 04 June 2017

      Online from 09 June 2017

      Itinerario bellissimo, difficoltà media, richiede un discreto allenamento, idonea anche a ex giovanissimi.
      CONSIGLIABILE
    • Rosemarie S. - DEUTSCHLAND

      Departure 2009

      Online from 03 March 2010

      Hallo Herr Vallortigara, wir sind von unserer wunderschönen Radreise zurück. Uns allen hat es sehr gut gefallen, die Räder, der Transport und auch fast alle Hotels waren sehr gut. Das B4 Hotel in Treviso war super, tolle Bedienung, Rezeption hervorragend und Essen einmalig lecker, ebenso wie das Hotel Stiegl in Bozen. Wenn wir nochmals eine Radreise planen fahren wir sicher wieder mit Ihrem Unternehmen. Bis dahin alles Gute und viele Grüße Rosemarie S.

Tour details

 

from 610 €

8 Days / 7 Nights, 3/4* hotels

Tour type

Self-guided

 

Departures

SU 28.04 - 29.09.2019

Special departure dates for at least 5 people.

 

Seasons

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

610 € in double room, 3/4* hotels

 

Included

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Maps, Roadbook
  • Private transfer Bolzano-Brunico
  • Luggage transportation
  • Hotline service

 

Not included

  • Local taxes (approx 10-15 €)
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included”

 

Supplements per person
230 € single room
100 € season 2
160 € season 3
80 € Girolibero bike
190 € E-bike
15 € helmet
65 € transfer Mestre-Bolzano (bike included), to be confirmed when booking the tour. Available on Sunday (other days only on request).
 
Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:
75/100 € in Bolzano
65/90 € in Mestre
from 90/150 € in Venice*
*On request night in Venice instead of Mestre with delivery of the bikes in Mestre.

 

Reductions
110 € 3rd person in room

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