DOLOMITES - VENICE

ON THE ROUTE OF THE OLD DOLOMITES RAILWAY TO VENICE

Dolomites to Venice cycling holidayOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: approx. 300 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 595,- €

Map Venice Dolomites cycling path

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

From the north east of the Dolomites, you cycle through the Höhlenstein Valley passing by the famous “Drei Zinnen” (Three Peaks), and onto the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Following the old railway track you continue to Pieve di Cadore, the birth town of Titian. Your way bring you through the valley of the ice cream makers, you will reach Ponte nelle Alpi (“Bridge in the Alps”) and then Belluno nestling in the Dolomites. The tour takes you on to Bassano del Grappa where the countryside starts to level out. After a short visit to the town of Asolo you carry onto Treviso. Following the River Sile, you finally reach Mestre Venice.

  
Characteristics of the route:

The first two days you mainly follow the old Dolomites railway track. From the third day, the tour encounters slight ascents and descents on quite side roads through idyllic landscape and typical Italian villages until reaching the plains on the last day. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

A day by day account of the route:

Dolomites Venice bicycle path

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)

Starting point: the north-eastern Dolomites;

Cortina d'Ampezzo cycling tour

Day 2: to Cortina d'Ampezzo (approx. 30-35 km)

Along the old railway track; Cortina pearl of the Dolomites;

Cycling holiday Italy Venice

Day 3: to Belluno (approx. 75 km)

Through the Boite Valley;

Feltre Venice bike tour

Day 4: to Feltre (approx. 40 km)

Along the river Piave; small and scenic villages;

Ponte Vecchio Bassano del Grappa

Day 5: to Bassano del Grappa (approx. 55 km)

„Ponte Vecchio“, Symbol of Bassano del Grappa;

Treviso - Venice cycling track

Day 6: to Treviso (approx. 55 km)

Breakpoint in Asolo, Treviso, the town of the water striders;

Venice Markus square

Day 7: to Venice mainland/Mestre (approx. 45 km)

Following the river Sile direction Venice;

Venice rialto bridge

Day 8: Departure

Venice, city of art and culture;

Prices 2020

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast - arrival date 02/05/2020 and 03/10/2020 € 595,00
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast € 695,00
Single room surcharge € 169,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 80,00
Additional services
Rental bike € 79,00
E-bike € 169,00
Rental GPS by Garmin € 25,00
EXTRA nights in VILLABASSA/DOBBIACO;
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast in May/June/September/October € 59,00
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast in July/August € 79,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 17,00
EXTRA nights in  Venice mainland/Mestre;
Per person and night, double room incl. breakfast € 69,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 23,00

* High season: arrival date from 20/06/2020 to 12/09/2020 (incl.).

We suggest travel insurance.
Changes in the offer as well as errors, printing errors and arithmetic errors reserved!

 

Starting dates 2020, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Wednesday and Saturday from 02/05/2020 (first available date) to 03/10/2020 (last available date).

  • NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES: minimum of 5 persons upon request!

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • By car:
      On the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit “Brixen-Pustertal”, then through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria (SS49) to Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco, depending on the location of your hotel or drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa, depending on the location of your hotel.
    • By train:
      Take the train from Innsbruck over the Brenner/Brennero to Franzensfeste/Fortezza. Change the train to the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria - Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco depending on the location of your hotel. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.

    • By flight:
      Low cost flights are available to Treviso, Venice Marco Polo, Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari and Innsbruck. We can organise your airport transfer to the first hotel (on request and not included in the price).

  • Accommodation:
    Hotels 3*** and/or 4**** category.
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.

  • Parking:
    Free and unguarded parking facilities for the duration of the bicycle tour at a nearby public parking area.

  • Transfer:
    Every Wednesday and Saturday by shuttle bus from Venice mainland/Mestre to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa at a price of € 65.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

  • Alternative: 
    Cortina Express: Daily Departure from Mestre train station and Venice airport to Cortina d’Ampezzo and/or Toblach/Dobbiaco at the cost of approx. € 23.00 per person (booking necessary www. cortinaexpress.it).

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

  • Tour information available in:
    German - English -Italian
 

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