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Bolzano, Verona & Venice Self-Guided Ride
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Self-guided cycling from the stunning Italian Dolomites to the historic city of Venice
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
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What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Maps and route notes
  • Local bike hire

All breakfasts are included and consist of a continental-style buffet. However, please note that the typical Italian breakfast served in the hotels is just a cup of coffee and a cream-filled or jam-filled croissant. Suggestions of what to do for lunch and dinner are given in the cycling route notes.

Day 1
Start Bolzano
Make your own way to Bolzano. The nearest airports are Innsbruck and Verona, but Bergamo, Treviso, Venice and Munich are approx. 4 hours by train.
Day 2
Cycle on quiet roads following the Adige river to Trento, capital of the Trentino region.
Today you will ride mainly along the Adige River, through orchards and vineyards and passing through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salomo. The dam pathways lead onward to Trento. There is the possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train at several points along the way.
Day 3
Continue riding along the river to the magnificent Lake Garda. A 4 hour ferry cruise takes you to the south shore of the lake.
As you continue to pedal along the Adige, you reach Rovereto and Mori. From here you cycle westwards to Lake Garda. After a short ascent, a refreshing descent will follow and lead you to Torbole and Riva. The ferry cruise will take you to the southern part of Lake Garda.
Day 4
Leaving the shores of Lake Garda,you head to the beautiful city of Verona, made famous by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Today your cycle is mainly on quiet roads and cycle paths as you make your way to the legendary city of Verona. Located on the river Adige, Verona is arguably the most beautiful city in Veneto. Its famous arena is one of the many Roman monuments you can discover there. Also worth a visit are the Basilica San Zeno and of course, Juliet's house and the famous balcony!
Day 5
Beyond Verona the route is mainly flat before you reach the more hilly region of Monti Berici. The undulating road takes you from beautiful villas to historic buildings all the way to Vicenza, where the best ice-creams in Italy await!
At first the route is flat, and then you head 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 the beautiful private palaces and public buildings designed by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th Century architect known all over the world. It is possible to shorten this stage by taking the train at several points along the way.
Day 6
Pass the wonderful Palladian Villa Rotonda, as you cycle to Padova where Giotto's Chapel and other marvels await.
Cycling out of Vicenza you come across the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione river, the route continues to the fascinating city of Padova with its famous Giotto's Chapek and one of the biggest squares in Europe "Prato della Valle".
Day 7
Follow Veneto's flat roads towards the Adriatic Sea and the impressive lagoon of Venice, for a relaxing drink on Piazza San Marco or a wander across Ponte dei Sospiri
The cycling continues along the flat Veneto. You will cycle along the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice's mainland. Your cycle ride ends here; you can choose to stay in Venice with an additional supplement. Mestre has easy access to the heart of the 'Floating City', so you can enjoy a relaxed evening here and perhaps a gondola ride!
Day 8
End Venice
End your trip in Mestre (Venice). If you wish to have any additional time Exodus can book extra nights in the end hotel for you.
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Bolzano, lake Garda to Venice self guided cycle 5/5

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