2019
Cycle Tour from Dolomites to Venice

Cycle Tour from Dolomites to Venice

From the Puster Valley to the Adriatic

  • Upper Puster Valley – Venice
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

8
days

50
km / day avg.

Explore northern Italy with this cycle tour from the Dolomites to Venice. An ever-changing landscape will accompany you from the mountains to the plains of the river Po. You will cycle through the Valley of the Italian Gelati-producer and explore Asolo, the town of a hundred horizons, before you reach the lagoon city of Venice. This route follows along old train tracks and is therefore also suitable for those unused to cycling.

Itinerary

Cycling Tour from Dolomites to Venice

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    IT-BCV7
  • Start / Destination
    Upper Puster Valley / Venice-Mestre
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 305 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 75 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Free parking at the hotel of arrival or close by, no reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to the Upper Puster Valley
    Optional: travel by chartered minibus, only on Saturday, (June - August additional on Wednesdays) duration approx. 3 hours. Please include this option in your original booking.
    Alternative: Travel by train (on your own initiative). Connections available every hour, duration approx. 6 hours. Includes 2 – 3 x changes of train.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner

Day 1: Individual arrival in the Upper Pusteria Valley

Your journey begins in the middle of the Puster Valley, at its highest point. The watershed between the Adriatic and the Black Sea is located here. A visit to the Höhlenstein Valley with a view of the majestic Drei Zinnen (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) is recommended. The winter sport town of Toblach also has much to offer, even in Summer.

Day 2: Upper Pusteria Valley – Cortina d´Ampezzo, approx. 35 km

You will begin by cycling downhill through the Höhlenstein Valley in a southerly direction, and will encounter numerous breathtaking views of the Drei Zinnen along the way. This route is also along the language border of the German-speaking and Ladin dialect areas. In Gemärk you will not only reach the pass but also the border of  Venetia. From here you will quickly reach Cortina, an Olympic city in 1956.

Day 3: Cortina d´Ampezzo – Belluno, approx. 75 km

This stretch of the tour takes you through Cadore, a valley surrounded by the Dolomite mountains. It has belonged to Venice since the 16th century and subsequently the Habsburg Empire. The former Dolomite railway line makes for easy cycling.

Day 4: Belluno – Feltre, approx. 40 km

Following avenues, and enjoying the leafy shade they provide, you cycle through hilly landscapes today, past Cesiomaggiore, which lies in a very picturesque position at the foot of the Dolomites. The route then takes you on through fertile countryside to Feltre. From this town, with its small university, and typically Mediterranean houses, you have a lovely view of the peaks of the Dolomites.

Day 5: Feltre – Bassano del Grappa, approx. 55 km

Shortly after leaving Feltre, you will pass the beautiful Lago di Corlo, which is picturesquely located between the mountains. Continuing on, you will leave the magical Alpen landscape behind and quickly reach the open expanse of the Brenn Valley. The river of the same name will lead you towards Bassano del Grappa. The town is famous worldwide due to its famous liqueur which you can sample here.

Day 6: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso, approx. 55 km

With the breathtaking backdrop of the Alps at your back, you will cycle through the Po plains. Along the way you will be able to marvel at the numerous impressive villas of the Italian architect Palladio. The historic town of Asolo was the residence of the last Lusignan-King of Cyprus, which made the town famous for crazy parties. You will then reach Treviso, which is also known as a city of water due to its numerous canals.

Day 7: Treviso – Venice-Mestre, approx. 45 km

You will cycle along the small Sile river towards Casale, a small town with some attractive villas. You will pass a romantic boat graveyard before reaching an extensive nature reserve and the lagoons of the city of Venice and the city quarter of Mestre, which is your destination for the day. From here you will be able to reach the Old Town of Venice with ease in the evening.

Day 8: Individual return journey or extension of your stay

After breakfast your cycling tour from the Dolomites to Venice comes to an end. Individual return journey home. We would also be more than happy to extend your stay in the Venice region.