FROM THE DOLOMITES TO 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: 305 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:

Easy touring.
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/Toblach)

Starting point: the north-eastern Dolomites;

Cortina d'Ampezzo cycling tour

Day 2: to Cortina d'Ampezzo (approx. 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 2018

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast - arrival date 28/04 and 29/09/2018 595,00 €
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast 695,00 €
Single room surcharge per person  149,00 €
High season* surcharge per person  65,00 €
Additional services
Rental bike 75,00 €
E-Bike 165,00 €
Rental GPS by Garmin 25,00 €
Additional nights in Niederdorf/Toblach; Hotel 3***stars
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in April/May/October 47,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in June/from August, 19th/September 53,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in July/until August, 3rd (incl.) 68,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in from August, 4th to 18th (incl.) 71,50 €
Surcharge single room per night 12,00 €
Additional nights in niederdorf/toblach; Hotel 4****stars
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in April/May/October 69,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in June/from August, 19th/September 84,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in July/until August, 3rd (incl.) 94,50 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in from August, 4th to 20th (incl.) 114,50 €
Surcharge single room per night 12,00 €
Additional nights in  Venice mainland/Mestre; Hotel 4****stars
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 61,00 €
Surcharge single room per night 23,00 €

* High season: arrival date from 23/06/2018 to 08/09/2018 (incl.).


Starting dates 2018, self-guided tour:

  • Arrival every Saturday from 28/04/2018 (first available date) to 29/09/2018 (last available date).
    In June, July and August departure on Wednesday

  • Exception: Sunday 08/07 (no start possible on 06/07 and 07/07)

  • With a minimum of 5 persons we can organize upon request a start of the tour on every other day.

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • By car:
      By car on the Brenner motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit Franzensfeste, Pustertal then through the Pusteria Valley (SS49) to Niederdorf or Toblach, depending on the location of your hotel
      Drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the Pusteria Valley to Toblach or Niederdorf depending on the location of your hotel.
    • By Train:
      Take the train from Innsbruck over the “Brenner/Brennero” to Franzensfeste. Change trains for the Pusteria Valley/Lienz and get off either at Niederdorf or Toblach depending on the location of your hotel.

    • By flight:
      Low cost flights are available to “Sant’ Angelo - Antonio Canova” airport in Treviso and to the Marco Polo airport in Venice which offer an excellent airport shuttle to and from Mestre / Marghera.
      Upon request, we even organize transfers from the airport to the starting point of the cycle tour.

  • Car parking:
    Free unattended parking facilities included for the duration of the bicycle tour at the hotel of your arrival or at the public parking area.

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

  • Transfer:
    Return transfer every Saturday (in June, July and August even on Wednesday) by shuttle bus from Venice mainland/Mestre to Toblach/Niederdorf at a price of Euro 65.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).
    Alternativ Transfer: 
    Cortina Express: Departure two times a day or according to the timetable from Mestre train station and Venice airport to Cortina d’Ampezzo and/or Toblach at the cost of approx. € 30.00-35.00 per person (booking necessary www.cortinaexpress.it).
    ATVO: from Mestre train station to Cortina d’Ampezzo at the cost of approx. € 15.00 per person (booking necessary www.atvo.it). You change bus for Toblach/Dobbiaco (until Niederdorf/Villabassa one further stop by train).

  • Rental Bikes:
    21-gear women's or men's bicycle
    7-gear unisex bicycle with back pedal 
    Electro bike (unisex bike)

  • Tour information available in:
    German - English -Italian
 

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