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Cycle route above Lake Garda with a view of a rocky landscape and mountains in the background

Merano – Venice sporty

From the spa town to St. Mark's Square

8 Days / 7 Nights
Athletic
Cycle route above Lake Garda with a view of a rocky landscape and mountains in the background

At the end of this cycling journey, you will be rewarded with a unique view of the lagoon city of Venice, accompanied by the vast expanse of the sea glittering in the sunlight. Yet, the path leading there is equally remarkable, both in terms of the challenging routes and the magnificent scenery along the way. Gorgeous Italian cities are waiting to reveal their beauty to you. The landscape transforms with each stage, gradually becoming flatter, until you finally feel the gentle sea breeze.

From the mountain ranges and vineyards of South Tyrol, the route takes you past Bolzano and Trento towards the south, where you'll encounter one picturesque body of water after another – Lake Garda, Lake Ledro, and Lake Idro. You'll journey through the gently rolling countryside to reach Verona. The historical old town is definitely deserving of a leisurely stroll, and as you savor pizza and pasta, you'll bask in the Mediterranean atmosphere.

As you approach the next captivating city, Vicenza, you'll traverse the Monti Berici. This area is marked by its historical structures, Palladian villas, olive orchards, and vineyards. En route to Venice, your path initially follows the Bacchiglione River, and you'll journey through the venerable spa town of Abano Terme. Venice is now within reach – raise a toast with a Grappa on your arrival!

  • South Tyrolean charm: A walk through Merano or Bolzano, the fragrant vineyards and apple orchards or even the picturesque valleys framed by castles and palaces - this region is always a worthwhile destination. When you visit, don't miss the culinary delights like Brettljause (cold platter), Schlutzkrapfen (stuffed pasta) and Apfelstrudel.
  • Enchanting Verona: The setting of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet continues to shape the city to this day – let yourself be inspired and visit famous sites such as Juliet's balcony. Furthermore, Verona is home to numerous attractions, from the impressive Arena to the charming Piazza delle Erbe.
  • The lagoon city of Venice: Few can resist the charm of Venice, with its beautiful architecture, canals, bridges, and squares. St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge are certainly a "must-see." but don't miss the chance to wander through the narrow alleys, enjoy a Spritz at modest yet charming piazzas, and sip an espresso at a typical café bar.

Superb cycling routes will lead you from the spa town towards the Adriatic. Since you'll be covering daily distances of 70 to 95 kilometers, and a few inclines await, endurance is key. However, in return, you'll be rewarded with the most magnificent natural landscapes and stunning cities. Be sure not to miss out on the delicious pistachio ice cream at Lake Garda and the Grappa tasting in Venice – both are included in the package.

The "Dolce Vita" lifestyle blends perfectly with a cycling tour in Italy. Among the most popular destinations are undoubtedly Lake Garda, Tuscany, or South Tyrol. Whether for families, leisure cyclists, or avid sports riders, Italy has so much more to offer – discover our cycling tours in Italy!

Itinerary at a glance

Pure Italian lifestyle - discover Bolzano's Laubengasse, stroll through the Piazza delle Erbe in Verona and experience Venice from the gondola. A grappa tasting also awaits you in the lagoon city.

The travel documents and rental bikes (if booked) are ready for you at the hotel.

Hotel (example): Villa Laurus

 

Along the cycle path via Lana and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Route to Bolzano with its arcades and the "Ötzi" museum. From here you cycle via Appiano and Lake Caldaro to the charming wine village of Ora.

Hotel (example): Villa Groff

 

On the Etsch cycle trail it is easy to cycle to the impressive Trento. The route continues via the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto to Mori. From here the tour heads west towards Lake Garda. In Mori, you will taste the famous pistachio ice cream at the Gelateria Bologna. After a short ascent at the small Passo S. Giovanni (150 m), the descent to the lake follows to Torbole or Riva.

Hotel (example): Corallo

 

On the impressive Via Ponale, you cycle up to Lake Ledro. Follow the valley of the same name to the next picturesque alpine lake. Lake Idro is now your companion for a while. Its excellent water quality and magnificent mountain panorama will delight you. On the bike path through the Val Sabbia, you will then continue slightly downhill until the mighty Lake Garda appears in front of you again. In Salò, take a leisurely stroll along the flower-filled promenade and treat yourself to a creamy gelato.

Hotel (example): Eden

 

Gently hilly, this cycling stage leads you a little into the hinterland. With Lugana, Chiaretto and Groppello, the typical and historic wines of Lake Garda are pressed here. From Desenzano it's partly flat, partly slightly hilly to Verona, a city full of sights with festival arena, House of Juliet, and the old city wall.

Hotel (example): Hotel Indigo

 

 

First flat and then through the hills of the "Monti Berici," the excursion area of Vicenza, with beautiful views over the city. In the old town of Vicenza, you can still feel the spirit of Palladio, the famous architect of the Middle Ages.

Hotel (example): Key

 

 

Numerous Venetian villas are located on the exit of Vicenza, such as Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione, the road leads to Abano Terme, one of Italy's famous spas. From here it is not far to Padua, the city of St. Anthony and the scholars. Mostly driven by the light wind, you cycle leisurely towards the sea. The landscape is characterized by meadows and fields. The stage destination is on the mainland off Venice with excellent bus connections to the lagoon city. At the end of the trip, a small grappa tasting awaits you not far from St. Mark's Square!

Hotel (example): Hotel Residence Elite

 

 

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Route information

Athletic

Overall easy tour. There are just a few short ascents which can also be mastered by pushing the bike up. You cycle on marvellous cycle paths and on little side roads and on main roads only for short sections. The route is mainly asphalted, several longer segments also on well-maintained dirt roads.

Prices & Dates

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

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
50 cm |
51 cm |
55 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Enthalten

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • 1 pistachio ice-cream or 1 freshly squeezed fruit juice on the way to Lake Garda
  • 1 little Grappa tasting session in Venice
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Bolzano every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, costs EUR 99 per person, EUR 39 extra for your own bike, to be paid in advance, reservation is necessary

Arrival/ parking/ departure

  • Merano train station
  • Verona airport
  • Public parking next to the hotel, costs approx. EUR 50-80/week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible
  • Good train connection from Venice via Bolzano to Merano

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!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Vanessa Bräumann

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