Arrival in Bolzano
Individual arrival to Bolsano. Welcome briefing and Dinner with the group and tour guide.
You will pedal along beautiful cycle paths beside the river Adige, partly through orchards, to Salorno where the German speaking Tyrol ends. The pathways along a dam lead right to Trento (picturesque old town).
First, you will continue to cycle along the Adige, through Rovereto and on to Mori from where the tour leads westwards towards Lake Garda. After a short ascent, you will descend down to the lake to Torbole and further on to Riva. From here, a boat trip will then take you down the entire length of the lake.
Partly flat, partly slightly hilly, the route will take you through the vineyards on to Verona, a town full of sights (the Festival Arena, Juliet’s house, the old town walls), guided city tour.
Today’s route is initially flat and then you will cycle through the Monti Berici hills to the excursion area of Vicenza, with a beautiful view over the city. To make this longer stage a bit shorter, you can also travel the first part by train to San Bonifacio. In the old town of Vicenza you can feel the spirit of Palladio, the famous architect from the Middle Ages. Dinner.
On leaving Vicenza, you will see numerous Venetian villas, such as the Villa Rotonda. The route along the river Bacchiglione leads to Abano Terme, one of the famous Italian spa towns. From here it is just a short way to Padua, the city of St Anthony and the scholars. If you are culturally-minded, you will be delighted. Visit of the Giotto Capella.
With a light wind behind you most of the time, it’s an easy ride towards the sea. The landscape is full of meadows and fields. This stage will take you to the mainland before Venice, with its excellent bus service into the city of lagoons. City tour and farewll dinner.
The route is flat as far as easily hilly; the only strenuous part is the Monti Berici. The first two stages are predominantly on bicycle paths, southern and eastern from Lake Garda you cycle mostly on economy paths and side roads. As a result of missing bicycle paths there are a few, short sections on streets with heavy traffic. You are cycling on almost continuous asphalted ways.
- 7 overnight stays in category charm, 4****
- 3 x half board = breakfast and dinner "fine dining"
- Accompanied by an experienced tour guide
- Support van throughout the whole tour
- All admission fees and guided tours in the programme
- Various city walking tours
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Excellently planned routes
- Boat trip on Lake Garda
Arrival/ departure and parking information
From railway station to hotel approx. 10 minutes. We recommend a taxi, approx. 10,- €.
Guarded parking slots, subject to a charge, reservation not possible