The Dolomites to Venice bike trip 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. After a short transfer through the valley of the ice cream makers, you will reach Ponte nelle Alpi (“Bridge in the Alps”) and then onto 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.
In The Dolomites to Venice bike trip, 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.
DAY BY DAY
FIRST DAY: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Toblach)
Arrive at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Car park near the hotel is included in the price.
SECOND DAY: Hochpustertal – Cortina d’Ampezzo
From Niederdorf/Toblach 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 Landro (on the left you can see the famous “Drei Zinnen”);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 down into the valley, which opens up before entering towards the
south, before arriving in Cortina.
THIRD DAY: Cortina d’Ampezzo – Belluno
Today the path is steady going slight downward, for the most part on the old railway track; you will see the Sorapis on the left and located on the right the “Fünf Türme”-Cinque Torri (Five Towers). You continue on to the south through the Boite Valley towards Pieve/Calalzo. From here a short transfer by train takes you to Longarone (included in the price).This town was completely rebuilt in 1963 after a landslide filled the dam above the village and caused a flood. Carry on to Belluno.
FOURTH DAY: Belluno – Feltre
From Belluno, the small capital of this province, the tour follows tree lined avenues and hilly landscape until the end of this day in Feltre.
During the day you come along small and scenic villages. In the North your see the magnificent southern Dolomites, your accompanist in the first stages.
FIFTH DAY: Feltre – 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 the “Monte” Grappa. Upon arrival you can enjoy a wellearned “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.
SIXTH DAY: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso
On 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. in the back country.
SEVENTH DAY: Treviso – Venice (Mainland/Quarto D’Altino)
Following the River Sile, you cycle towards the Adriatic Sea straight to Venice(Mainland/Quarto D’Altino) where the impressive “Serenissima“ can be admired.
EIGHT DAY: Sweet Goodbye
Departure. There is a possibility to extend your stay in Venice (Mestre/Marghera).
- Arrival every Saturday from 02/05/2015 (first available date) to 26/09/2015 (last available date)
- Minimum number of participants: 2
- With a minimum of 5 pax we can organize a start of a tour on every other day (only on request and depending on the availability)
|Hochpustertal – Cortina d’Ampezzo
||30 – 35 Km
|Cortina d’Ampezzo – Belluno
||4,5 h / approx. 37 km to the railway station of Calalzo and approx. 22 km from Longarone to Belluno
|Belluno – Feltre
||40 Km + Ship or train
|Feltre – Bassano del Grappa
|Bassano del Grappa – Treviso
|Treviso – Venice (Mainland/Quarto D’Altino)
|| 45 km
||< 4 h
|Accommodation in hotels in a 3***star ands 4**** star category
|Breakfast buffet or a full breakfast
|Personal tour information ‘Dolomites to Venice bike trip’
|Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
|Transfer by train from Calazo to Longarone (bikes included)
|Well planned routes
|Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
|Telephone service hotline
|Bicycle / E- bike
|Lunch and dinners
|Transfers (arribal to Venice)
||Price per person
||Price per person sharing double room
|High Season Surcharge
||From 26/06/2015 to 08/09/2015 (both included)
|Solo Single room surcharge
| Rental bike
EXTRA NIGHT PRICES
This prices are double room with breakfast included (sharing double room, minimum 2 persons). Ask price per triple or other rooms.
|| HIGH SEASON (from 23th June untill 31th August)
| Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Toblach)
HOW TO ARRIVE
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.
Take the train from Innsbruck over the “Brenner/Brennero” to Franzensfeste. Change trains for the Pusteria Valley and disembarking either at Niederdorf or Toblach depending on the location of your hotel
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 a request, we even organize transfers from the airport to the starting point of the cycle tour
ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED