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Bolzano to Venice

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Homepage > Italy > Bolzano to Venice
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Every Saturday, Sunday March 30th to October 12th, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 30th April to 4th September
  • Location: Bolzano
Tour Details

Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holiday in Italy. This biking vacation in Italy will take you from the mountains of the Dolomites on easy paths and roads with light traffic and little hills across Lake Garda by ferry and onto the fabulous city of Venice. This cycle tour is a level 2 self-guided cycling holiday. On this tour, you will have the chance to visit the mountains around Bolzano, the beauty of Lake Garda glistening like a gem surrounded by green-clad mountains, cities full of culture and history like Verona, Vicenza and Padova and, last but not least, fascinating Venice, the city in the sea.

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Price Includes

  • 7 Nights Bed and Breakfast
  • Mainly 3 star hotels
  • Ferry across Lake Garda
  • Information Pack
  • Smart phone App with Routes and Maps
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • City Tax
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental Bike
  • Extra nights
  • Train to Vicenza
  • High season supplement
  • Hotel upgrade 3/4 star hotels
  • Single Supplement
  • Venice Access Fee (3-10€ per day paid on entry)
Trip Info

Route Characteristics

This tour you will cycle on mostly flat terrain, with only a few short ups and downs. Some stages can be shortened by train if needed.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival to Bolzano.

Arrival to Bolzano in the heart of the Italian Dolomite mountains. A bilingual city Bolzano is a famous commercial and touristic centre and also a historical and cultural connection between the Italian and the German world.

Day 2Bolzano to Trento 42.5 miles 68 km.

Today you will ride mostly along the Adige River, through orchards and vineyards passing the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. The dam pathways lead then to Trento. Once in the ancient city of Trento visit the famous old town of Trento with the dome and castle Buonconsiglio.

Day 3Trento–Peschiera/ Desenzano/Bardolino  31 miles 50 km + boat.

Today you are always pedalling along the River Adige cycle paths until you reach Rovereto and Mori. From here westwards towards Lake Garda your cycle. After a short climb, a refreshing descent will follow and lead you to Torbole and to Riva. Here a 4-hour ferry cruise takes you to the southern part of the lake where the accommodation depends on the availability of the hotels.

Day 4Peschiera/Desenzano/ Bardolino–Verona 22/37 miles 35/60 km.

Today you cycle eastwards to Verona which is one of the most important and beautiful cities of the Veneto region. Once in Verona it is worth visiting the Roman Arena, the church of San Zeno and Julia’s House all important landmarks in this vibrant city.

Day 5Verona–Vicenza 46 miles 75 km or 25 miles 40 km.

Today at first, the route starts out flat and then heads through the Monti Berici, a hilly region just south of Vicenza, with a wonderful view of the city. The old city centre is characterized by beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th-century architect known all over the world. This stage can also be reduced by taking a train from Verona to San Bonifacio (approx. 30 km). Train tickets not included.

Day 6 Vicenza–Padova Thermal District 31 miles 50 km.

Cycling out of Vicenza you will come across the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione, the route will continue to Abano Terme/ Montegrotto, one of Italy’s famous spas. You then carry on via the hamlet of Montegalda where you shall start to head for the Euganean hills, this is known as the Padova thermal district with many spas. You shall stay the night in this spa region in a 4star hotel on both accommodation categories.

Day 7Padova–Mestre/Venice 35 miles 55 km.

The tour continues easily through the flat Veneto region. You will cycle along the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the once countryside villas of the Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice’s mainland.  

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.


How to get there

By Plane To Venice, Bergamo or Verona airports and catch a train to Bolzano.

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