Few landscapes in Europe match the unique beauty of the jagged limestone Dolomites. The self-guided cycling route starts with incredible views of Trentino's dramatic mountains, cycling on relatively easy roads and tracks along the Adige River. On reaching the northern shore of Lake Garda, enjoy the breath taking views of one of the most famous Italian Lakes. A four hour ferry cruise on the lake gives you the opportunity to take in these wonderful vistas before continuing the ride through the beautiful cities of Verona, Padova and finally exploring the canals and waterways of Venice.
Make your way to Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol. Wander through its network of winding alleys or pay a visit to its famous Museum of Archeology.
Today you will ride mainly along the Adige River, through fragrant orchards and vineyards, passing through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. Scenic pathways lead onward to Trento, set in a wide glacial valley guarded by the towering peaks of the Dolomites.
As you pedal along the Adige, you reach Rovereto and Mori, which is famous for its quality wines. From here, you cycle westwards to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Pass the picturesque towns of Torbole and Riva before taking the ferry across Lake Garda. Spend an overnight stay in either Peschiera or Desenzano.
From Lake Garda, we cycle on quiet roads towards the legendary city of Verona, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the Veneto. Take time to discover the iconic arena, Basilica San Zeno and of course Juliet's house with its honey coloured stone balcony.
It's undulating cycling to the charming town of Soave, with its perfectly preserved castle surrounded by vineyards. Then either take the challenging route into the Berici hills for stunning vistas or follow an easier route past the Villa Valmarana into Vicenza. The old city centre is a jewel of Renaissance architecture, with its Basilica standing as a testament to one of Italy's most revered architects, Andrea Palladio.
Cycling out of Vicenza you come across the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione river, the route continues towards the scenic landscape of the Euganean hills, the biggest European thermal resort, with an overnight in a wonderful hotel in verdant surroundings, complete with a thermal pool.
It's easy pedalling along the Battaglia Canal to Padua and the largest square in Italy. Continue past ancient villas to Mestre, Venice's mainland. The 'Floating City' is easily accessible; take time exploring its labyrinth of narrow streets, iconic bridges and famous sights. Overnight in Mestre.
During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.
We use a variety of 2 and 3-star hotels and inns throughout with en suite facilities. They may be located either in the towns themselves or in the surrounding countryside. It is possible to upgrade to a higher standard of accommodation (3 to 4-star standard) from £130 per person. Please speak to your sales consultant at the time of booking. Please note that the accommodation (both standard and upgraded type) is usually located within walking distance to the centres of the towns (i.e. 15-20 mins walk).
Extra nights: Please contact us for details.
Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.
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This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:
Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
Route directions and maps
High quality bikes
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This holiday is unsuitable for children.
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.
Selected days from 21st Mar 2020 to 17th Oct 2020, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £100 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.
Due to the tailor-made nature of our holidays, we need a little more information in order for us to check availability for Bolzano, Verona & Venice Ride. Simply complete the form below (fields marked * are mandatory) and a member of our sales team will contact you (when it's most convenient for you) to provide availability information, travel options and an accurate price. Of course there's no obligation, but if you do wish to proceed with a booking they will be on-hand to assist you throughout the process.
Alternatively, you can call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 to discuss your requirements in more detail.