Day 1: Bolzano
Individual arrival. Located along the Isarco river, bilingual Bolzano has always been at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and central Europe. Today it is an important commercial and tourist center.
Day 2: Bolzano – Trento (40-44 miles/65-70 km)
Today you will ride mostly along the Adige River, through orchards, vineyards passing the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. The dam pathways lead then to Trento. There is a possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train from several train stations along the way.
Overnight in Trento.
Day 3: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano (31 miles/50 km + ferry)
Always pedaling along the Adige you reach Rovereto and Mori. From here westwards towards Lake Garda. After a short ascent, a refreshing descent will follow and lead you to Torbole and to Riva. The ferry cruise takes you to the southern part of the lake.
Overnight in Peschiera/Desenzano.
Day 4: Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona (22-37 miles/35-60 km)
Today you head to Verona; crossed by the Adige is one of the most important and beautiful cities of the Veneto region. The Roman Arena, the Church of San Zeno and Juliet’s House are all worth visiting.
Overnight in Verona.
Day 5: Verona – Vicenza (44 or 22 miles/70 or 35 km)
At first, the route starts out flat and then heads through the Monti Berici, a hilly region just south of Vicenza, with a wonderful view of the city. The old city center is characterized by the beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th-century architect known all over the world. This stage can also be reduced by taking a train in San Bonifacio.
Overnight in Vicenza.
Day 6: Vicenza – Padua Thermal District (31 miles/50 km)
Cycling out of Vicenza you will come across the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione river, the route will continue to the fascinating city of Padova with its famous Giotto's Chapel and one of the biggest squares of Europe "Prato della Valle."
Overnight in Padua Thermal District.
Day 7: Padua thermal district – Mestre/Venice (34 miles/55 km)
The tour continues easily through the flat Veneto. You will cycle along the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the once countryside villas of the Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice's mainland.
Overnight in Mestre.*
*Note: tour price includes overnight in Mestre. The final night may be booked in Venice for a surcharge; please inquire. It is forbidden to ride your bike or even to push it by hand in Venice.
Day 8: Mestre/Venice