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Bicycle Paths of the Dolomites (based in one hotel)

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  • 6 nights | 25 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 2
  • Self-guided from: €699
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

At the foot of the Dolomites you cycle without meeting steep inclines, along well-built valley cycle paths, among which are also the classic "Toblach/Dobbiaco – Lienz" and the "Drava/Drau bicycle path." The Lake Toblach, the view to the Drei Zinnen or "Three Peaks," as well as typical towns and valleys will stay in your memory for a long time.

From your hotel in Hochpustertal, you leave every day for your bicycle tour. The program gives you space for an individual organization of the stages and guarantees fun for all cyclists, equal if athletic ambitious or "pleasure-seeking." The bicycle tour leads you into side valleys of Hochpustertal to Sexten and Gsies and on the old Dolomites railway track to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Daily Program

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
Individual arrival at the hotel in the heart of the Dolomites. Free (unguarded) parking facilities are available close to the hotel.

Day 2: Along the Pustertal cycle path and the Rienz River: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco – Bruneck/Brunico (16-37 miles/25-60 km)
Starting from the highest point, the cycle path winds along the river Rienz through the villages of the valley to Brunico. Visit castle Bruneck with its Messner Mountain Museum or the open-air museum of Dietenheim.

Ambitious cyclists have the possibility to continue on the cycling path to the Tauferer Ahrntal and to visit castle Taufers. Return transfer from Brunico to your hotel in the afternoon.

Day 3: The Sexten Dolomites (13-16 miles/21-26 km)
After a transfer into the valley Fischleintal, the starting point of today's stage, you go on by bike. From above you, the famous peaks of the Dolomites greet you as you pedal through the Sexten Valley. Out of the Valley, you cycle to Innichen/San Candido (famous Romanic dome). After refreshment at the source of the river Drau/Drava you return to the hotel.

A longer cycling option is available if you wish for more distance.

Day 4: The Drava/Drau Bicycle Path (31-34 miles/50-55 km)
You leave and make your way to San Candido, before you cross the nearby Italian-Austrian border right after Prato Drava. You cycle to Lienz, which is located on the confluence of Isel and Drava. The Historic Centre and the castle, Schloss Bruck, are worth seeing. Return transfer to your hotel in the afternoon.

Day 5: Cycling path along the Dolomites railway track – Cortina d’Ampezzo (19-22 miles/30-35 km)
Shuttle transport to Cortina. On the unique road, with - especially for cyclists - illuminated tunnels of the erstwhile track, the path leads you from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Cimabanche, the highest point of the tour. Following the cycle path you pass lake Dürrensee, don't forget to look over your shoulder and enjoy the view of the massif of Cristallo. Shortly afterwards you will see the world famous Drei Zinnen. Passing by lake Toblachersee you reach your hotel.

A longer cycling option is available if you wish for more distance.

Day 6: Gsies Valley (16-19 miles/25-30 km)
After the breakfast, you'll transfer to the starting point of the tour in the Gsies Valley. This valley is characterized by traditional farms and serene calmness and tranquillity. In Welsberg/Monguelfo there is the possibility to visit the castle or to have a break in Niederdorf/Villabassa for searching refreshment in the Kneipp facility.

Day 7: Departure
Individual departure or extension of your stay.

Route Map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

Daily: May 25-Sep 21, 2019 (minimum 2 persons)
Low season: May 25, 2019 - Jul 07, 2019, Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
High season: Jul 08, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€699
High season surcharge
€100
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€115
Bike Rentals
Trekking bike, 21-gears
€75
Electrically assisted bike
€165
GPS unit
€25
Extra Nights, Villabassa/Dobbiaco, prices starting at
Per person, double occupancy
€72
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€17
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

FunActive Tours GmbH Terms and Conditions

Contents of Contract
Booking includes the following elements: group or client’s name, arrival and departure date, number and type of reserved rooms, description of package, content and type of booked package, description of the accommodation, prices, surcharges and reductions. If there are no extra conditions included in the booking, then the general regulations apply. All prices are in Euro or in the additional currency and include VAT and all other taxes. Extra conditions and changes in the booking must be confirmed in writing by the tour operator.

Client withdrawal / Substitute client / Booking change
Withdrawal: Before the start of the tour the client can withdraw from the contract at any time. The client has to confirm the withdrawal in writing. In the case of a withdrawal or no show, the following charges will be charged to the client:

  • Up to 28 days before tour start: 20% of tour cost
  • From the 27th to the 14th day before tour start: 30% of tour cost
  • From the 13th day to 8th day before tour start: 50% of tour cost
  • From the 7th day to 4th day before tour start: 70% of tour cost
  • From the 3th day before tour start or no show: 90 % of tour cost
  • Early departure from already started bike tour / hiking tour / cross country ski tour: 100% of tour cost

The tour operator recommends taking out travel insurance.

Substitute Client: Each client can nominate a third person to take their place if this is done at least three days before tour begin. The tour operator can refuse this person if there are important reasons. If a third party takes over this does not affect the original contract and the original withdrawal clauses apply. A fee of € 50,00 is charged for changing the name of the client.

Booking Change: Changes in the booking regarding number of rooms, type of hotel and catering (if available) are allowed up to 28 days before tour start. A fee of € 50,00 will be charged for each alteration. After this the condition of cancellation are available. Such a booking change can take place only in accordance with the possibilities of individual cases;the customer has no claim. A booking change by customer to another tour is only possible in the form of a cancellation (according to the conditions of cancellation) and subsequent new booking.

Reduction for children in a room with parents

Reduction for children to the 4th birthday, with breakfast (consumption extra): 100% Reduction for children from 4 years to their 11th birthday, with breakfast: 50% Reduction for children from 11 years to their 14th birthday, with breakfast: 25% Reduction for additional beds in double rooms for children over 14 years of age and adults: 15%

A reduction in cost applies for a third and fourth bed in a room for both adults and children when sharing with two full paying adults. The reduction only applies to the package price on offer which includes breakfast and cannot be used in conjunction with any additional services.

Half board can be booked for children from the age of 4 (for those trips where the possibility of a reservation for half board exists). Dinner and other consumables required by children under the age of 4 can be ordered and paid for directly at the location.

General

Changes in prices and performance are at our discretion as well as minimal changes in the routes if necessary. You will naturally be informed of any changes immediately. Our prices are minimal prices and cannot be reduced. Legal seat is Bozen.

Information for bike tours/hiking tours/cross country safari

Approximately 30 days before the start of the tour guests will receive general information of the tour and how to get there as well a hotel list by e mail. Detailed information (voucher, luggage labels, route description, maps etc) will be handed out to the guest at their arrival at the reception of the first hotel.

Our information is usually in German. For some of the tours we also have information in other languages. Consult the single offers for detailed information about the available language.

Information talk

For almost all tours we offer our guests the possibility to take part in our information talk on arrival day in the evening or in the next morning. One of the tour operator employees will provide the guests with all the necessary information about the route and answer any questions.

Subsequently the guest will also receive any articles he has booked (rental bikes etc).

Telephone Service Hotline

We offer our guests a service hotline from 8.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. during the whole tour. A tour operator employee who speaks German, Italian and English is there to help with any problems or to answer any questions.

Bikes and extra equipment

All rental bikes are 21 gear tour bikes especially built for our tours (ladies’ or men’s bike). A limited number of 7 gear bikes with back pedalling brakes (only unisex bikes) is available on request for some tours. Our team member will hand over the bikes at the starting hotel. Please state the height of the clients when booking the tour.

All bikes come with a saddlebag. In addition clients receive for each booked room one handlebar bag, a bicycle computer, a lock, one air pump, inner tubes and a tool kit.

On most of our tours are available electro bikes (limited availability) on request. Consult the single offers for detailed information.

All photos used by permission. ©FunActive Tours GmbH

Ratings

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Average Ratings

  • Overall

    4.3

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 2
  • Value 5
  • Included meals 4
  • Bikes & equipment 3
  • Hotels or boat 4.7
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 3.7
  • Tour documents 4
  • Local tour company services 3.7
  • Route selection 4.3

Reviews

Slick October 9, 2017

Wonderful scenery

Some directions going through the towns were difficult to follow. Also some of the starting points of the bike route were difficult to find and our driver was vague.

Responses from Biketours.com

Brittany December 17, 2018
Thanks for letting us know about the directions. We'll work with our local partner on the maps for future clients!
Becca August 26, 2017

Dolomite Area Bike

Varied rides with extensions for adding more sites and miles. Great local company. Bikes are best for easy bike rides. Adding all extensions to day ride made it better for us. FYI, there are two names for everything here. One in German, one Italian. The culture and food is mostly German. This trip begins in Niederdorf/Villabassa, not Toblach/Dobbiaco. That was confusing and biketours.com should update that.

Retired Teacher September 28, 2016

Great Scenery, but... poor bikes

The rental bikes were NOT up to standards. One bike had defective derailluer and and to be substituted. Pedals and seats were hard to replace with ours, mechanic had to return next day with WD430 and oversized wrenches to get pedals off.

The hotel was very cute and nice, but across plaza from 2 churches that ran LOUD bells. Hotel room had no AC and no screens on windows and we spend time killing flies! The breakfast was good, dinner was good except for one night...do not get venison (2 of 4 of us could not cut with serrated knife!) There was an alternate choice most nights had we know that is better choice.

This is NOT traditional Italian food. Villabassa and Toblach are in the German speaking section of Sud Tyrol. It is an interesting combination of Austrian and Italian 'fusion' food. White table cloths and waiters. Lots of local wines to choose from.

The bike routes were VERY Scenic and for the most part enjoyable. We got lucky and only had rain at night, but bring your rain gear just in case! There is some
gravel surface that gave some of the group tour we bumped into a little trouble, but we had no problems. Most of the rides do not take most of the day, so stop and take all the photos you want. The weather in Dolomites is about 10-15 degrees cooler than Lake Garda because it is about 4000 feet. We started with layers and soon got down to short sleeves on most days in late September.