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From the Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling

From the Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    9 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2549per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Every Wednesdays from 28 Aug '19 to 30 Sep '20
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 9 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • City break add-ons in Venice and Verona
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, solo travellers, couples, lake & river routes


For 2020 departures our trip inclusions are changing - please contact us for full details

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Mrs Lisle says...
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Italy: Trentino

Dolomites Cycling to Lake Garda

  • Relaxed waterfront towns, cosmopolitan cities, traditional pastel-painted Alpine villages
  • Unique fusion of mountain and Mediterranean climates, lifestyles and cultures
  • Flower-filled meadows, sun-soaked vineyards, terraced fruit orchards
  • Imposing Tyrol castles and historic Renaissance palaces
  • Riva, 'Pearl of Lake Garda' - with optional extra nights available

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, bright Trentino-Alto Adige is a timeless bilingual region at the crossroads of Italy and Austria.

As its double-barrelled name suggests, the region is made up of two areas: Trentino, in the south, is 98% Italian-speaking, whilst the mountainous terrain around Bolzano - known both as the Sudtirol (South Tyrol) and Alto Adige - has a unique mix of Italian and German landscapes, languages (German is the first language) and architecture. The architecture is that of the Austrian Tyrol: onion-domed churches stand in Alpine villages, where quaint wooden houses enjoy a mountain backdrop.

Offering a stunning yet dominant backdrop to the region is the UNESCO Dolomites, their jagged rock walls overlook the deep green meadows, acres of fragrant apple orchards and, further south, the lush vineyards of Trentino below.

Pedalling on well-maintained cycle tracks from your starting point in the mountain range in Sudtirol, you'll head through the emerald Val Pusteria valley, passing three rivers (Rienza, Isarco and Adige) en route to Riva on the lemon-lined shores of Lake Garda - a lively town with a mix of sun-worshippers and activity-seekers.

Along the route you'll stay in some wonderful towns. Distinctively Germanic, Dobbiaco, Brunico and Bressanone boast wooden buildings, beautiful squares and riverside settings. Bolzano is the turning point where Italy creeps upon you, its large piazzas, linked by porticoed streets, all shadowed by the mountains. Onwards into Trentino, and to the town of Trento where Italy arrives with a bang, the volume rises, as you wander within the old walls, admiring the mix of buildings from the 13th century castle, to Renaissance and Venetian piazzas and grand buildings.

The local food is a splendid blend of the Austro-Italian cultures, where you'll easily find a traditional German beef pancake soup (Fladlesuppe) or a meat schnitzel being served alongside a sliced steak salad (tagliata), or apple strudel (apfelstrudel) next to panna cotta. Two staples of the region are pizza and cured meat, which are perfect washed down with a fruity red or fresh dry white wine or a beer. They seem to take the best food from both cultures, so large buffet breakfasts come with good fresh Italian coffee.

En route you'll stay in 4 star hotels located in the centre of the towns - offering the chance to sample the local food in a simple pizzeria or even a high-end restaurant. The accommodation styles vary from quaint Tyrolean-style hotels to a relaxing spa hotel in Riva. Four have swimming pools.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Dobbiaco

Perhaps have a stroll along the river before heading out for dinner.
You stay at the Hotel Santer (breakfast included)

Day 2: Dobbiaco to Brunico 36km/22.5mi

Take some time to explore the beautiful church in Dobbiaco before setting off along the Val de Pusteria following the milky blue Rienza River, passing deep green meadows, whilst mountains loom above. You'll admire a series of quaint Austrian-style towns, where there are plenty of opportunities to stop and have refreshments. Arriving in Brunico, take the time to walk up to its castle and enjoy wonderful views of the town.
You stay at the Hotel Corso (breakfast included)

Day 3: Brunico to Bressanone 45km/28.5mi

Make your way to the head of the Val Pusteria today, continuing along the Rienza river, passing castles and lovely towns. You could wander around Chienes, with its Baroque church and the parish church with the best-preserved altar in the Tirol. Just before Rio Pusteria you'll see the impressive ruins of the Chiesa di Rio Pusteria, and heading onwards, the biggest fort in Alto Adige, the Forte di Fortezza. Then it's on a forested track to meet the Isarco River and into Bressanone, perhaps stopping at the Abbiaza di Novacella (or return on your day off).
You stay at the Hotel Gruner Baum (breakfast included)

Day 4: At Bressanone

You could easily spend the day exploring the stunning town of Bressanone. Visit the 10th century cathedral, rebuilt in Baroque style in the 13th century, the Renaissance Bishop's Palace, which houses several artworks, including a nativity scene with more than 5,000 figurines, and the interesting Pharmacy Museum. Or cycle back to visit the Abbiaza de Novacella or take a trip on the Plose cable car from nearby San Andrea.
You stay at the Hotel Gruner Baum (breakfast included)

Day 5: Bressanone to Bolzano 43km/27.5mi

The Isarco River leads you out of Bressanone. The cycle tracks today hug the river, at times you are almost above the river, as you meander along the edge. Take time to stop in impressive Chiusa, the medieval town with narrow streets and little art and craft shops. Standing above the town is the impressive Castel Sabbiona. Enjoy the downhill ride as you criss-cross the river on perfect cycle tracks. At the exit of the village of Blumau, perhaps stop for lunch in their lovely beer garden before heading into Bolzano for your next two nights.
You stay at the Park Hotel Luna Mondschein (breakfast included)

Day 6: At Bolzano

Bolzano is a treat of a city to walk round; it was in 2014 voted as having the 'best quality of life in Italy'. It is where Italy really begins, despite still being in the German-speaking region, 75% of its inhabitants now speak Italian as first language. Aside from wandering around the city's piazzas and porticoes, there are some interesting monuments and museums. The big attractions are the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, which houses a mummy of Otzi the Iceman, the Gothic cathedral, modern art museum, or the Dominican Church housing a series of 14th century gothic art. There are also three castles and a cable car that takes you out of the city to the small town of Ritten, where there are some nice walking routes. Alternatively, you can take the train to the spa town of Merano, and cycle back along the Adige River for 32km.
You stay at the Park Hotel Luna Mondschein (breakfast included)

Day 7: Bolzano to Trento 66km/41mi

The longest day of the holiday is a lovely flat ride following the Adige River, and the narrow Adige valley, passing beautiful cliffs as you cross into Trentino and out of German-speaking Italy. Apples turn to vines as you cycle alongside vineyards. Maybe take time to stop in Egna, once a Roman village, you can still see one of the old Roman houses and pass the old arcades in the old town. Follow the river through a lovely relaxed nature reserve before arriving in bustling Trento with its stunning architecture.
You stay at the Grand Hotel Trento (breakfast included)

Day 8: At Trento

Highlights today include the Piazza del Duomo where the magnificent late Baroque fountain is framed by the 12th century Romanesque-Gothic cathedral and the frescoed Museo Diocesano Tridentino, home to one of the most important ecclesiastical collections in the country. Don't miss either the Castello del Buonconsiglio, residence of the Prince-Bishops of Trento between 13th to 18th century, and the Via Prepositura, where beautifully restored pastel buildings date back to the ancient Roman City.
You stay at the Grand Hotel Trento (breakfast included)

Day 9: Trento to Riva del Garda 50km/31.25mi

You'll have a real sense of achievement today as you complete your final leg, with the option to visit Rovereto en route, down from the mountains to the shimmering waters of Lake Garda. Writers and artists, inspired by the wild beauty and vibrant Mediterranean-style colours, have been coming here for centuries, with Goethe calling it 'a marvel of nature, an enchanting place'.
You stay at the Hotel Astoria Park (breakfast included)

Day 10: Leave Riva del Garda

We take you to Rovereto for your train to Verona or onwards, or maybe spend a couple of extra nights relaxing on the lake.

Where you stay

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. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £25 per adult per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Hotel Santer, Dobbiaco

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The Hotel Santer lies just south of the train station of Dobbiaco and just outside the new part of town. It sits just below the mountains and is an alpine style hotel offering large luxury rooms and a wellness Spa with indoor pool. The hotel’s restaurant offers Tyrolean specialities with much of the produce coming from the two farms owned by the hotel.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel Adler, Villabassa

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This award-winning, family-run hotel maintains the highest standards of South Tyrolean hospitality with a refined personal touch. The hotel itself combines the traditional with the modern and, following this ethos, the rooms and suites all have their own individual and sometimes eclectic style, and are all furnished to a very high standard. The hotel's restaurant offers tasty Tyrolean fayre, Mediterranean dishes as well as international specialities.

The hotel's wellness centre includes relaxation rooms, an indoor swimming pool and sensory showers as well as a Finnish sauna, steam bath and vitarium (similar to the Finnish sauna but a lower temperature).


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Hotel Corso, Brunico

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The hotel Corso is superbly located in the centre of lovely Brunico. Sitting on the main boulevard, the hotel is traditionally decorated with a lovely facade, the hotel dates back to more than 300 years. The rooms are large and airy with traditional decor. The hotel has it's own restaurant and pizzeria, and offers a turkish bath and sauna with beautiful views of Brunico castle.


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Hotel Gruner Baum, Bressanone

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The Hotel Gruner Baum sits across the river from the centre of historic Bressanone. The hotel has two buildings - the main hotel and it's annexe, the Residence Gasser. Rooms can be located either in the main hotel or the Residence. Both offer comfortable large rooms, some of those in the Residence have balconies overlooking the river.

Attached to the hotel is a large Spa and Wellness centre, complete with indoor and outdoor pool, sauna and a gym.


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Park Hotel Luna Mondschein, Bolzano

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The Park Hotel Luna Mondschein sits on the edge of Bolzano's historical centre with the entrance, from a medieval street, opening up to a historical coutryard. The hotel dates back to the middle ages when it was referred to as the 'Taverna Manschein' making it one of the oldest inns in South Tyrol. Since 1789 it has been run and owned by the same family.

The hotel manages to combine old and new perfectly, with the medieval courtyard making way for large modern rooms that have all the comforts. The rooms look out over the hotel's large park and to the mountains in the distance, yet just a step outside the front door and you are back in the bustling city. The hotel offers a large buffet breakfast which, in good weather, can be taken in the garden. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar, a small fitness room and a small Spa area with steam bath and Finnish sauna.


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Grand Hotel Trento, Trento

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Close to Piazza Dante, the elegant and refined Grand Hotel Trento, is centrally located over the road from the public gardens and the train station beyond. The hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms with excellent facilities including LCD TV, Wi-Fi, minibar and ensuite facilities (shower or bath). Each different floor of the hotel has its own colour scheme.

There is a frescoed bar, a high quality restaurant offering a range of dishes using fresh, local produce and a wellness centre with a sauna and a range of treatments.


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Hotel Astoria Park Spa Resort, Riva del Garda

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The Hotel Astoria Park provides an oasis just 1km from the old town of Riva. The hotel boasts 15,000 square metres of park, which includes a large outdoor swimming pool. There is also a large Spa with a small indoor pool. For those who don't want to venture into town for dinner, the hotel also has an a la carte restaurant.

The rooms have been decorated in a contemporary style and are light and airy, many with mountain and park views. The hotel offers a large buffet breakfast with hot and cold dishes. In summer months this can be taken outside on the veranda.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


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Hotel Santer, Dobbiaco

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The Hotel Santer lies just south of the train station of Dobbiaco and just outside the new part of town. It sits just below the mountains and is an alpine style hotel offering large luxury rooms and a wellness Spa with indoor pool. The hotel’s restaurant offers Tyrolean specialities with much of the produce coming from the two farms owned by the hotel.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel Astoria Park Spa Resort, Riva del Garda

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The Hotel Astoria Park provides an oasis just 1km from the old town of Riva. The hotel boasts 15,000 square metres of park, which includes a large outdoor swimming pool. There is also a large Spa with a small indoor pool. For those who don't want to venture into town for dinner, the hotel also has an a la carte restaurant.

The rooms have been decorated in a contemporary style and are light and airy, many with mountain and park views. The hotel offers a large buffet breakfast with hot and cold dishes. In summer months this can be taken outside on the veranda.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel Kette, Venice

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The Hotel Kette is set in the heart of Venice, a short distance from Teatro La Fenice, from via XXII marzo, the elegant shopping street, 2 minutes from piazza San Marco and only 10 minutes from Ponte di Rialto. So this is an excellent base for exploring the many delights Venice has in store.

The 63 en suite rooms are immaculately furnished and are fully worthy of the four-star rating.

It is possible to reserve a non-smoking room (please contact us and we will request this for you).


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Giulietta e Romeo , Verona

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The Giulietta e Romeo hotel, named after the town's most famous lovers, lies in a quiet side street just yards from the Arena. The hotel is fairly modern in style and very comfortable. There is a large lobby area, which leads onto the breakfast room, which is decorated in white with subtle lighting and art deco friezes on the windows.

The rooms are all carpeted and traditionally decorated in blue and red decor with cherry wood furniture. They are all en-suite and have double-glazing so there is little noise from the street. A couple of rooms even have the famous Juliet style balcony if you fancy a re-inaction!

Parents of under 10 year olds should be aware that some rooms at the Hotel Giulietta e Romeo have a balcony with a step up.

Travel

Transfers included from Venice Airport at 10:05, and back to Rovereto train station at 07:00.

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs Lisle, 06/08/2019

Excellent organisation from the Headwater team, it ran like clockwork. I wanted to make transfer alterations which included a different airport and a couple of train journeys and it was all done without fuss. A very professional company who I wouldn't hesitate to use again and would be delighted to recommend to others.

Our only problem was one of the bikes hired from Funactiv wasn't really up to scratch, the wheel bearings grinding from the second day. By the time we got to Bressanone, it was a real problem. Funactiv told us to go to a bike shop. We went to three and they all said it couldn't be fixed overnight. After telling Funactiv this, hours later a replacement bike was left at our hotel for my husband, only problem was it was a ladies frame and too small.


Mr Lawson, 01/08/2019

This is a fantastic cycle route from Dobbiaco to Riva del Garda. The welcome briefing, bikes, suitably detailed directions, maps, information with GPS locator app, and accommodation provided by FUNactive Tours were excellent; we highly recommend them. The cycle routes were 95% on cycle paths. The landscape and countryside are so interesting. The hotel accommodation was superb.


Mr Barton, 23/07/2019

Location excellent, views magnificent, nearly all tarmac cycle paths so easy cycling, and good hotels. Unfortunately final day was less enjoyable as sections were near motorway or traffic but there are probably no other routes available. Destination at Lake Garda worth it. We did feel that the bikes were rather heavy, but maybe this view was influenced by the extra high temperatures of the hottest heatwave Europe has experienced!


Mrs Oleary, 10/07/2019

Fabulous holiday, really would have benefitted from having a pool at all the hotels after a long day cycling.


Mr Harris, 04/07/2019

Very enjoyable trip overall

Pros:

Excellent directions on app.with backup maps given

Fairly relaxed itinerary with days off from biking, if wanted.

Lovely scenery for the most part on dedicated bike paths.

Bicycles equipped with good panniers, lights , odometer and brakes



Cons:

Bicycles were heavy citibike style bikes ( with 24 gears). There was one size for woman , and one for men with only seat adjustments differentiating height. Gears were either not the greatest or weren’t serviced properly as the chains would come off periodically when climbing hills. A good hybrid type bike would be more suitable, better mechanically and much lighter.

Tip: I would suggest spending at least 1 extra day in Riva del Garda and biking along the beautiful Sarca river dedicated bike path


Mrs Naylon, 13/06/2019

Absolutely brilliant


Mrs Muir, 16/10/2018

Great itinerary in a beautiful part of Italy.


Mrs Mcnamara, 03/10/2018

This was our first cycling holiday with Headwater where there was no Headwater rep. (a local agent was used instead). Our expectations were therefore based on our previous experience with local Headwater reps. and, as such, we were not prepared for a very different experience with a local agent (detailed comments on this provided directly to Headwater). Having said that, this is a terrific cycling holiday which takes you through some lovely towns and countryside. We chose not to do the optional side trip to Merano from Bolzano – instead, we took a cable car to Soprabolzano and hiked to the “Earth pyramids”.


Mrs Blease, 30/09/2018

We were fortunate to have fantastic weather to go with the amazing scenery. First couple of days most scenic and interesting cycling. A varied holiday with several potential walking options including using several cable cars for high level walks - most free with local card. The area is really set up for cyclists and the route follows a popular long distance path. As others have said there are some long flat stretches which are less interesting and at times you are close to the road but it did not detract from the beauty of the area. Well recommended.


Mrs Mcginn, 29/09/2018

Wonderful change of scenery as we travelled from the German speaking area into the Italian area.


Mrs Zarrin, 18/09/2018

Beautiful countryside of Germanic Italy!


Mrs Charlesworth, 18/09/2018

This was a fantastic holiday, great scenery and good hotels. Go for and EBike and fly along enjoying the ride, don’t worry about how old you are.


Mr Thomson, 22/08/2018

The Dolomite biking trip was a fabulous experience. Well organized, the local provider was very efficient, the bikes were excellent and the hotels chosen were of very high quality.


Mr Reeves, 09/08/2018

The overnight stays are in very interesting and attractive towns. The cycling includes some beautiful and unspoilt scenery, especially the first couple of days.


Dr Wigham, 23/07/2018

This is a great trip!

The area and scenery is fabulous and breathtaking throughout.

The cycling is easy being flat or downhill most of the way, which is amazing considering you are in the mountains for most of the time. The cycle paths are very safe, indeed to call them paths is a misnomer, most of the time they are as good as roads and extremely well kept and signposted.

The hotels on this trip were of a very good standard, and well located in towns with lots of character and interest.

This was our first time in the Sud-Tyrol and Trentino areas of Italy and found them a real revelation. They are both interesting in their own right but you can see the Austro/Germanic and Italian influence change as you travel southwards. This is especially visible in the food that is traditional in these area.

We would strongly recommend cyclists of all levels even outright beginners to take this holiday.

Our only reservation is that this holiday does not offer pre-arranged evening meals, so be sure to budget for this as eating out in this area can be expensive. Each town offered many eating opportunities and you can eat cheaply on pizza very easily if you wish. However if you are looking for the culinary experience of the region it will cost you a fair bit more.


Mrs Huddart, 20/07/2018

A lovely holiday, nearly all the cycling is on dedicated cycle paths with a tarmac surface, relatively easy cycling with few hills. Beautiful scenery, and lovely towns. a fascinating mix of cultures which changes as you get further into Italy. It is worth adding an extra night or two at lake Garda to enjoy the lake or just relax the pool and gardens at the Astoria Park Hotel. There was plenty to do on days off from cycling. The information pack of maps etc from FunActiv tours was excellent. The Brixen card (included with the holiday) saved us a lot of money! The hotels were all good, excellent breakfasts throughout. We also spent a couple of nights in Verona where the hotel punched well above its weight for a three star. Overall one of the best Headwater holidays we have done.



Worth noting if you do this holiday that if you want to see Otzi the Iceman in Bolzano unless you are there in July or August the museum is closed on Mondays...so make sure you get there in time on Sunday. Entry is free with the Brixen card. On the day you cycle from Bolzano to Trento there is very little shade so take plenty of water. It is worth doing the detour to the the lake on this leg...and you can cut the distance you have to cycle short by taking the train from Salurno or Egna (free with the Brixen card) to Trento. Get the bus or a taxi if you want to go up the Plose cable car at Bressanone (worth doing for the views).


Mr Cross, 18/07/2018

Overall very good (although not our best ever Headwater holiday). There are pros and cons:

Pros: excellent hotels; excellent cycle tracks (very well signposted, we hardly needed the notes); super scenery (Dolomites); interesting towns en route (beautiful old centres, museums etc); good stops/restaurants for lunches/dinners.

Cons: some long monotonous straight stretches of cycle track where the (beautiful) scenery hardly changes; some of the track is very close to busy roads; on day 7 the 66km into a strong headwind was too much; the return transfer arrangement could easily be a 65km direct minibus to Verona - but isn't; be aware that lunches and dinners out (none included) can add £300 per head to the already quite high holiday cost.


Mr Wignall, 05/07/2018

From our 11 previous cycling holidays booked with Headwater, the Dolomites to Garda is in a class of its own. In all aspects be it the accommodation, bicycles, food, routes, scenery it is a stunning holiday. Over the whole holiday the paved dedicated cycle routes gradually descend from 1200 metres to Lake Garda, each day is a steady decline, what bilss! The scenery is truely magnificent and the mixture of typical Austrian organisation and Italian tastes is a heavenly concoction.

The local agents service was first class, everything happened as planned and on time, their route notes were spot on and I am pleased I used them as they gave you the full regional picture and not just an A to B route, as it is always nice to explore off piste. Despite this being a cycling holiday it could easily be combined with some days walking particularly before the start of the holiday in the heart of the Dolomites. Whilst there are many other cycling holidays on offer with Headwater this is certainly one I would be rebook in the future. For those new to cycling this is an ideal holiday as 90% of the route is on signposted dedicated cycle ways and the bonus is that it is predominantly downhill.


Mr Mitchell, 23/06/2018

Endless immaculate cycle tracks following rushing rivers downstream, with pretty villages to provide torta (cakes) and gelato (ice cream), and mountains all around. Apart from a few steep climbs and descents, very easy cycling.


Mr Robb, 14/06/2018

This was our eighth Headwater holiday and, although the two and half hour drive from Venice airport is a bit of a drag on twisty roads, it was definitely one of the best. The Tyrolean scenery was beautiful, the Fun Active electric bikes were excellent (better than the Headwater ones we had in Burgundy which were ok, but not as good), although the one non electric bike in our party broke down twice. However, Fun Active arrived with a replacement within an hour or so. the second problem was a broken chain and happily a passing German couple had a joining link which did the job.

The cycling was mainly level or downhill on excellent surfaced cycle tracks, the best we've experienced. The hotels were pretty good too, The Grand in Trento being my favourite. Lots to do and see like cable cars, Otzi museum, train trip to Merano using our Free Brixen card, and plenty bar/cafe stops on the way.

Having done eight tours, not sure if we'll do any more, in which case this will have been a great holiday with which to finish.


Mr Flett, 06/06/2018

This is a fabulous holiday, especially as the route was almost entirely on cycle paths and easy to navigate. Having two days in most towns was also a boon.


Mr Linford, 19/05/2018

Excellent scenic ride from Dolomites to Lake Garda in Springtime, with very good accommodation, and local bike providers and couriers. Fascinating historic towns to discover en route. Good cycle paths. May be much busier and hotter later in the season.


Mrs Minnion, 25/09/2017

A very enjoyable cycling holiday , with time also to stop and enjoy the places we were staying with days off here and there.



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For 2020 departures our trip inclusions are changing - please contact us for full details.

This 9 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All buffet breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip

Luggage transfers between hotels


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Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Every Wednesdays from 28th Aug 2019 to 30th Sep 2020, for 9 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All buffet breakfasts

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £99 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

Tour only

Transfers included from Venice Airport at 10:05, and back to Rovereto train station at 07:00.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.



Due to the tailor-made nature of our holidays, we need a little more information in order for us to check availability for From the Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling. 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.

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