|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||55 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Saturdays: May 3-Sep 27, 2014|
|Start city:||Toblach or Niederdorf, Italy|
|End city:||Venice, Italy|
From the north east of the Dolomites, you cycle over well-known famous mountain passes. Lake Misurina, the “Three Peaks” (Drei Zinnen – Tre Cime di Lavaredo) and the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo are only some of the highlights you will see along the way.
The tour takes you on to Bassano del Grappa where the land starts to level out. From here you cycle slowly downwards into the valley. After a short detour to Asolo, the town of a hundred horizons, you will cycle along the wine road from Valdobbiandene to Vittorio Veneto. The fashionable town of Treviso waits upon your arrival to greet you. Following the path along the River Sile you will reach Venice.
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Day 1: Individual arrival at Toblach/Niederdorf
Arrive at the hotel in the Alta Pusteria.
Day 2: Toblach - Cortina D'Ampezzo (50 miles/80km)
The tour takes you from Toblach through to the Sexten Valley, a flanking valley of Hochpustertal in the heart of the Dolomites. The route continues over the Kreuzberg Pass and into the province of Belluno before going over two more Dolomiti passes en route to the former Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Overnight in Cortina D'Ampezzo.
Day 3: Cortina d'Ampezzo - Belluno (56 miles/90 km)
You leave Cortina with the summit of the Tofane on the right and on the left, the Five Towers (Cinque Torri). The Dolomites accompany you on your way to Belluno. The famous Dolomite passes interchange with the unique mountain views on this part of the trip.
Overnight in Belluno.
Day 4: Belluno - Feltre (62 miles/100 km)
Your tour takes from the stronghold of the ice cream makers to the famous Italian prosecco (sparkling wine) area of Valdobbiadene before reaching Feltre.
Overnight in Feltre.
Day 5: Feltre - Bassano del Grappa (40 miles/65 km)
Before you finally reach the plains, you still have the Monte Grappa to cross. During the 1st World war this was one of the many areas of the battles between Austria, Hungary, and Italy.
Overnight in Bassano del Grappa.
Day 6: Bassano del Grappa - Treviso (68 miles/110 km)
After leaving the alpine regions, a choice of villas designed by the renowned architect Palladio, intermittently come into view. A stop is possible in the idyllic town of Asolo before cycling on to Valdobbiandene from where we follow the “vine road” to Vittorio Veneto and Conegliano. Finally we reach Treviso, the town of the pond skaters. There are many worthwhile sights to view in the town, such as the arcades, famous buildings and the shops are worth browsing around. Treviso is also hosts the head office for the international company Benetton as well as many shoe factories.
Overnight in Treviso.
Day 7: Treviso - Venice/Mestre (53miles/85 km)
Following the River Sile you will reach the Adriatic sea and shortly afterwards Mestre/Venice and admire the view of the "Serenissima".
Overnight in Mestre.
Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or extend your stay.
Saturdays: May 3-Sep 27, 2014
|Low Season:||May 3-Jun 27; Sep 13-Sep 27, 2014|
|High Season:||Jun 28-Sep 12, 2014|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Day 1: Hotel Sonne Sole, Alta Pusteria
Day 2: Meuble Villa Neve, Cortina d'Ampezzo
Day 3: Albergo Cappello e Cadore, Belluno
Day 4: Hotel Doriguzzi, Feltre
Day 5: Hotel Brennero, Bassano del Grappa
Day 6: Hotel Al Fogher, Treviso
Day 7: Hotel Roma, Venice
Please Note: Some hotels will charge the local tourist fee (1 to 2 Euro per night).
Road bikes are available for rent and the tour company has a cooperation with local cycle shops. Therefore they do not know the brand of bicycle that you would have for the tour. However, the cycle shops only offer trade mark bicycles so you will always have a good standard cycle. The equipment provided with road bikes are a pump and repair kit.
Hybrid bikes are available on some tours. Depending on the tour, the cycles are from a former race cyclist who buys the best parts from cycle produces and put it together for the rental cycle. We are also using KTM and Schauff cycles.
Equipment provided with hybrid bike rentals are:
Helmets are not inlcuded in rental. Please bring your own hlemet for safety and hygiene reasons.
This tour is a sporty-racing bike tour for cyclists with a good physical preparation able to ride from 50 to 70 miles (80 to 110 km) a day with some steep climbs. This tour averages 3,740 feet of elevation gain per day.
The tour is challenging and is for experienced cyclists in above average physical condition.
"We took the long routes every day that Freddy set up for us in my Garmin 800. It took a bit of getting used to, but having that instead cue sheets made [the route] super easy to follow. We were all very impressed with the routes. Every day was just the right length and we enjoyed all of the big climbs and amazing descents.
All in all I was very impressed. I have done a bunch of tours with Trek Travel (was a Trek dealer for 14 years), but I never fully utilized what I was paying for since we always went off route and rode extra miles, not using the guide much at all. So your tour, while definitely no frills, was an amazing value for us getting so much for so little.
Thank you very much for an awesome bike ride through the Dolomites and visits to a bunch of cool cities. I will definitely recommend you to others looking for tours in the future."
Nearest airport: Innsbruck (INN), Treviso (TSF), or Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
The tour company can organize a transfer from the airport to the starting hotel upon request.
Nearest train station: Innsbruck
Take the train from Innsbruck over the “Brenner/Brennero” to Franzensfeste. Change trains for the Pusteria Valley and disembarking either at Niederdorf or Toblach depending on the location of your hotel.
Nearest airport: Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
Nearest train station: Venice Mestre
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