The combination of both mountains and the sea are two ingredients to ensure the success of any great cycling route and this trip offers you exactly that. Starting from the lofty heights of the Dolomites, the route winds its way around the foot of these imposing peaks with jaw dropping views stopping you in your tracks around every turn. From Dobbiaco, close to the Austrian border, to the elegant mountain town of Cortina, ringed by the pinnacles and spires characteristic of this special alpine region, the cycle heads south along an old rail trail to reach the ancient city of Belluno with the Schiara range offering a heady backdrop. As you finally descend down onto the Venetian plain the mountains give way to rolling vineyards where opportunities to sample the famous sparkling Prosecco in the town of Valdobbiadene await you. The final stage of this cycling journey will take you to the Adriatic Sea where the enchanting city of Venice will welcome you with its unique beauty.
DAY 1 Arrive Bolzano DAY 2 Private transfer to Brunico then follow the Rienz river to Dobbiaco (30km / 18.5mi) DAY 3 Cycle via the stylish alpine town of Cortina to Pieve di Cadore (65km / 40.5mi) DAY 4 Follow the River Piave to Belluno (45km / 28mi) DAY 5 Cycle to Valdobbiadene in the heart of the Prosecco region (60km / 37mi) DAY 6 Continue south to the Po Valley and the city of Treviso (65km / 40.5mi) DAY 7 Cycle to Mestre, the gateway to Venice (45km / 28mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
Weekly on Sunday from 30 Apr to 16 Jul and 20 Aug to 24 Sep
High season is from 25 Jun to 16 Jul and 20 Aug to 9 Sep. A supplement applies for high season departures. Due to logistics this trip is not suitable for solo travellers. It can be possible for single travellers to book on a date which already has bookings. Contact our team for more details.
*7 breakfasts *7 nights in 3-4 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow €10-15) *bicycle, 27 speed with pannier, helmet, gel seat and puncture resistant tyres (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *private transfer Bolzano–Brunico (train Calalzo to Belluno extra, allow €8) *emergency hotline