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Cycle break at Lake Corlo

Dolomites – Venice

Where the Dolomite railway once ran ...

8 Days / 7 Nights
Medium
Cycle break at Lake Corlo

From the mountains to the sea - this cycling holiday combines a wide variety of scenic delights and everything that makes Italy so special: culinary delights, the warmth of the people, and the joy of life. Picturesque towns and villages, such as Cortina d'Ampezzo and Treviso, await your visit. The landscape transitions from alpine to increasingly Mediterranean with every kilometer you cycle until you finally reach beautiful Venice, where the sea air blows around your face.

You embark on your eight-day journey near Dobbiaco in Alta Pusteria, where the panoramic views are breathtaking right from the start. Cycling along the former railway line of the Dolomite Railway through the Höhlenstein Valley, you'll pass Lake Toblach. Enjoying the majestic view of the Three Peaks, you pedal towards Cortina d'Ampezzo. Continuing through the Boite Valley to Belluno and onward to Feltre, the route unfolds before you.

The Brenta Valley awaits as the next scenic highlight on your journey before you reach the region around Treviso via Bassano del Grappa. The atmosphere here takes on a more maritime feel, with the city's beauty inviting you to indulge in an extended shopping spree. Finally, you'll arrive in Venice along the course of the River Sile.

  • Marvellous scenery around the Three Peaks and Five Towers: The Dolomites are renowned for their breathtaking panoramas, featuring majestic peaks, rugged rock formations, and verdant valleys. Savor the stunning surroundings from the saddle and be sure to stop regularly to capture plenty of beautiful photos.
  • The beauty of the Brenta Valley: Imposing mountain peaks and glistening lakes define the picturesque scenery. The Brenta Valley is embraced by dense forests and picturesque alpine meadows, lush green in spring and summer, and ablaze with vibrant colors in autumn.
  • The picturesque lagoon city: Venice boasts a unique atmosphere characterized by a blend of elegance, romance, and nostalgia. The city is renowned for its magnificent palaces, Gothic churches, historic squares, and labyrinthine alleyways. Each building narrates a tale and mirrors the city's rich history and culture.

Six cycling stages will guide you from Alta Pusteria to the lagoon city of Venice, covering a little over 300 kilometers. Overall, the routes are easy to navigate. Our experts have meticulously curated a diverse route for you, and you will receive detailed travel documents with plenty of tips and interesting facts to enhance your journey.

Italy is undeniably one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in Europe - and for good reason. With its delectable cuisine, laid-back mentality, and stunning landscapes, it captivates visitors from around the world. Our guests especially adore cycling holidays in Veneto. Whether it's the allure of city gems like Verona and Venice or the Prosecco, there's something for everyone to cherish.

Itinerary at a glance

You'll follow the former Dolomites railway routes, passing through Höhlensteintal and Lake Toblach. With views of the Tre Cime (Three Peaks) and the Brenta Valley, you'll cycle toward the sea, passing through the cities of Asolo and Treviso before reaching Venice!

Day
01
Arrival in Hochpustertal valley (Niederdorf/Toblach)

From Niederdorf/Toblach you follow the cycle path along the former trails Dolomite train through the valley Höhensteintal, past Lake Toblachersee and the soldiers-graveyard, reminding us of the World War I. Afterwards you will have a unique panoramic view of the rock formation of the “Thee Peaks” before you reach Lake Dürrensee. After a short climb you reach Bolzano and county Belluno. Now you descent relaxed, the valley opens to the south and you reach the Dolomite-city Cortina with the marvellous mountain-scenery.

Today you cycle continuously downhill, mostly on the old railway terrace. To your left you see the mountains of Sorapis and to the right the “Five Towers” – Cinque Torri. Via the Boite-valley the way leads farther on to the south until you reach the point of intersection Pieve/di Cadore. From here you follow the new cycle path to Longarone. This town was rebuilt in a quite short time period, because in 1963 there was an avalanche into an accumulation lake so the whole village was flooded. From Longarone you cycle to today’s destination Belluno.

You cycle from Belluno, the capital of the same province through deciduous alleys and hilly landscape to Feltre. On the way are picturesque small villages, inviting you for a rest. In the north you can have a few on the massive Dolomites.

The first kilometres comfortable and then descending conveniently down to the valley Brentatal you reach Bassano del Grappa, situated on the river Brenta pouring into the plains. The name Grappa derives from the Monte Grappa, but of course a good grappa can be enjoyed here also.

You finally leave the Alps and soon can admire the first villas of the star-architect Balladio. The little town Asolo invites you to take a break before you cycle on to the town Treviso – the town of watercourses. Along the canals not only the arcades and the facades of the houses are to be discovered but also a great number of shops.

Along the river Sile you cycle on the Adria, directly to Venice (mainland/Mestre), to pay your respect to „Serenissima“ with all her stately buildings.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route information

Medium

Easy tour; the first two days you are cycling mostly on the old railway-trace of the Dolomite-railway. From the 3rd day slightly uphill and downhill passing small typical Italian villages and idyllic landscape, the last day flat trough the plain.

Prices & Dates

Category: 3***-hotels and 4**** hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel
Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel
Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex rental bike PLUS 21 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel
Rental bike partner men
Men's rental bike PLUS 21 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel
Rental bike partner e-bike
E-bike 7 to 21-speed
with freewheel

E-Bike, damit Sie Ihre Reise motorunterstützt genießen können

Services and information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • Carefully developed route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Italian)
  • App for navigation and GPS-data 
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Return transfer by minibus to Niederdorf/Toblach every Wednesday and Saturday, cost EUR 79 per person, for your own bike additionally EUR 39, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance.
  • Transfer from the airport to Hochpustertal valley upon request

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train station Niederdorf or Toblach
  • Airport Treviso and Venice
  • Free public parking
  • Good train connection from Venice/Mestre to Niederndorf/Toblach

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
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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