Arrival in Bolzano
Welcome briefing and bike fitting.
You will pedal along beautiful cycle paths beside the river Adige, partly through orchards, to Salorno where the German speaking Tyrol ends. The pathways along a dam lead right to Trento (picturesque old town).
First, you will continue to cycle along the Adige, through Rovereto and on to Mori from where the tour leads westwards towards Lake Garda. After a short ascent, you will descend down to the lake to Torbole and further on to Riva. From here, a boat trip will then take you down the entire length of the lake.
Partly flat, partly slightly hilly, the route will take you through the vineyards on to Verona, a town full of sights (the Festival Arena, Juliet’s house, the old town walls).
Today’s route is initially flat and then you will cycle through the Monti Berici hills to the excursion area of Vicenza, with a beautiful view over the city. To make this longer stage a bit shorter, you can also travel the first part by train to San Bonifacio. In the old town of Vicenza you can feel the spirit of Palladio, the famous architect from the Middle Ages.
On leaving Vicenza, you will see numerous Venetian villas, such as the Villa Rotonda. The route along the river Bacchiglione leads to Abano Terme, one of the famous Italian spa towns. From Abano Terme, you can easily travel by bus to Padua, the city of St Anthony and the scholars. There you will have enough time to enjoy the thermal baths. If you are culturally-minded, you can enjoy Padua overnight for an additional charge!
With a light wind behind you most of the time, it’s an easy ride towards the sea. The landscape is full of meadows and fields. This stage will take you to the mainland before Venice, with its excellent bus service into the city of lagoons.
Departure or Extension
The tour can also be combined with the Adige cycle path, as well as the “Venice to Florence” tour.
The terrain is flat to slightly hilly. The only strenuous stretch is through the Monti Berici hills. The first two stages are mainly cycle paths and to the south and east of Lake Garda mostly service and side roads. Due to a lack of cycle paths along some sections, cycling on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable. Nearly all roads are asphalted.
Category Charme: 4**** hotels
- Overnight stays in the selected category
- Breakfast buffet
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Excellently planned routes
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Frensh) with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers
- EUROBIKE signposting
- 1 Boat ride on Lake Garda incl. bike
- 1 pistachio ice-cream on the way to Lake Garda
- 1 little Grappa tasting session in Venice
- GPS tracks available
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
- Return transfer by minibus to Bolzano every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, costs EUR 69 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Bolzano train station
- Verona, Venice and Treviso airport
- Multi-storey car park costs approx. EUR 70,- per week in category charme and category A EUR 50,- per week in category B, payable at the hotel, no reservations possible! Free unattended car park outside the city centre
- Good train connections from Venice to Bolzano
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Hotel Scala Stiegl, Bolzano
The 4**** hotel Scala Stiegl is located in the heart of Bolzano presenting its beautiful art nouveau façade and offering historic charm.
Hotel Accademia, Trento
The Hotel Accademia is situated in the old town center of Trento, close to the beautiful Piazza Duomo and most tourist attractions of the city.
Hotel Lido International, Desenzano
The Lido International Hotel, at the beginning an historical home in Desenzano del Garda with its beach to the lake and already a meeting place since the 60's, takes the kind of 4 stars hotel following a restructuring in 2004.
Hotel Blu Lake, Sirmione
The hotel Blu Lake in Sirmione is located in a prime position between the twor shores of the Sirmione Peninsula.
Hotel San Marco, Verona
Verona unveils a new landmark in the world of wellness! Easily accessible and conveniently located Hotel San Marco City Resort & SPA is proud to offer its guests its exclusive services in a delightful setting where modern and classic style tastefully blend together.
Hotel Campo Marzio, Vicenza
Welcome to Hotel Campo Marzio
All the convenience of a hotel situated in the city centre near Vicenza railway station
For those who are looking for the right type of accommodation among the 4-star hotels situated in Vicenza city centre, the Hotel Campo Marzio is the ideal choice.
On both business and pleasure trips, it is always extremely convenient to stop over here to discover Palladio’s home town.
Hotel Methis, Padua
4 Stars Hotel in the heart of Padova.
Padova is a city rich in culture and charm. Elegant and understated, it encloses, within its sixteenth-century walls, an artistic and historic heritage consisting of churches, buildings and museums.
Events and exhibitions of all kinds make it a very lively and interesting city: it offers visitors original and unique attractions.
Park Hotel Ai Pini, Venice/Mestre
You spend the night in a historic villa, for sure the best place located on the mainland before Venice, amidst amazing gardens.