From the Dolomites to Venice for road bike

An 8- day cycling tour
Cycling tour
Cycling Tours
Difficulty level 4
Individual tour
Self guided tour
code: ITTREVEN02C
Italy
Trentino – South Tyrol, Veneto

Prices

from 595€

The famous passes of the Dolomites

Villabassa-Dobbiaco-Cortina d’Ampezzo-Belluno-Feltre-Bassano del Grappa-Treviso-Venice

From the north east of the Dolomites you cycle to Venice. It is a tour ideal for road bikers, because you cross the famous mountain passes. The tour starts in Dobbiaco (Toblach) or Villabassa (Niederdorf). These lovely mountain villages offer the best of the Dolomites: crystal clear lakes, mountain pastures and the high mountain peaks of the Dolomites. Some highlights of this tour are Lake Misurina, the ‘Three Peaks’ (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) and the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the pearl of the Dolomites. The tour takes you on to Bassano del Grappa, named after Mount Grappa, which gave also its name to the most famous Italian distillate. In the POLI MUSEUM, everything is told about the history of grappa making and here you can taste this excellent distillate

Dolomites

Now the countryside starts to level out and the ascent and descent will be less. After a short detour to Asolo, the town of hundred different horizons, you will cycle along the wine route from Valdobbiandene to Vittorio Veneto. Crossing idyllic landscapes with typical Italian villages you cycle to Treviso, a friendly town, als called little Venice, because of its canals. Following the River Sile, you finally reach the Adriatic coast and from Jesolo you cycle towards Mestre/Venice.

San Marco, Venice

The daily program of the 8-day tour

Individual arrival at the hotel in the Alta Pusteria. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.

Overnight with breakfast in Dobbiaco (Toblach) / Villabassa (Niederdorf)

The tour takes you to Toblach/Niederdorf to the Sexten Valley (Val di Sesto), a side valley of Pustertal valley in the heart of Dolomites. The route crosses the Kreuzberg Pass (Passo Monte Croce) and you enter the province of Belluno (in Padola to be exact). Before arriving in Cortina d’Ampezzo you will have to conquer other two Dolomite passes (Passo San Antonio and Passo Tre Croci)

Overnight with breakfast in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Distance: about 80 km / 50 miles

Ascent: + 1250 m

You leave Cortina with the top of Mount Tofane on your left hand side and on your right, the five towers (Cinque torri), then cycle towards the famous Passo Giau. The dolomites accompany you first to Selva di Cadore and then to Belluno, which is with around 80,000 inhabitants the small capital of this province. Today famous mountain passes combine with unique mountain views.

Overnight with breakfast in Belluno

Distance: about 95 km / 60 miles

Ascent: + 1600 m

Today you cycle first through the valley, which is famous for its ice cream, and then through the famous Italian prosecco (sparkling wine) area of Valdobbiadene; finally you reach Feltre. Before you reach the plains, you’ve got one more pass to conquer (Passo San Boldo)!

Overnight with breakfast in Feltre

Distance: about 105 km / 65 miles

Ascent: + 1300 m

Before you finally reach the plains, you still have to cross the Monte Grappa. In Bassano del Grappa you may enjoy a well-earned ‘grappa‘ on your arrival here. There are many places of interest to visit in the town such as the church of San Francesco, the ‘museo civico’ (museum) or Piazza della Libertà. This area was one of the many battle areas between Austria/Hungary and Italy during WW1.

Overnight with breakfast in Bassano del Grappa

Distance: about 65 km / 40,5 miles

Ascent: + 1500 m

Today you leave the mountains and enter the area of the famous villas of Palladio (1508-1580). It is worthwhile to make a stop in the enchanting town of Asolo before cycling to Valdobbiadene. You continue along the ‘vine road’ to Vittorio Veneto and Conegliano. Your overnight stay is in Treviso, known for its waterways. Treviso is also a centre of Italian fashion (it houses the head office of Benetton) and along the canal banks there are many wonderful houses and shops to admire.

Overnight with breakfast in Treviso

Distance: about 110 km / 68 miles

Ascent: + 600

Following the River Sile, you cycle towards the Adriatic Sea and the ‘Serenissima’ (Venice). Your overnight stay is in Mestre or Marghera from where you can visit easily the impressive lagoon town of Venice by bus or train. Venice is often referred to as ‘La Serenissima‘, from the Venetian name of the former republic: ‘the Most Serene Republic of Venice‘.

 

Option 1:

Overnight with breakfast in Mestre (Venice)

Distance: about 110 km / 68 miles

Ascent: + 0 m

Distance 110km / 68 miles – difference in altitude 100 m

 

Option 2:

Overnight with breakfast in Mestre (Venice)

Distance: about 40 km /25 miles

Ascent: + 100 m

Impressions from the Dolomites to Venice road bike tour

Self guided tour
Difficulty level 4
From the Dolomites to Venice for road bike
An 8- day cycling tour

Villabassa-Dobbiaco-Cortina d’Ampezzo-Belluno-Feltre-Bassano del Grappa-Treviso-Venice

Code | ITTREVEN02C
LEVEL 4

This is a sporty-racing bike tour for cyclists with a good physical condition and an adequate preparation to ride 65 km until 110 km a day / 40 – 68 miles with steep climbs and significant differences in altitude. Mountainous landscape and the plain.

Total km: About 575 km / 357 miles

 
DEPARTURES:

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 15/05/2021 to 02/10/2021.

High season: arrival date from 19/06 to 12/09 (included)

Other departure dates with minimum 5 persons on request

 
PARTICIPANTS:

2 or more people. Solo traveller on request.

 
START / FINISH:

Dobbiaco or Villabassa / Venice

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