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Road bike ride from Dolomites to Venice

Join us on this challenging road bike trip from the stunningly beautiful Dolomites past the shores of Lake Garda and onto the impressive cities of Verona and Padova. The first two days are in classic Giro d’Italia territory with some amazing ascents, descents and high passes to test you, then the terrain flattens somewhat on subsequent days. We dedicate the final day to explore the majesty of Venice travelling by train and boat from our hotel in Padova. If you prefer to continue cycling there is the option of a self-guided ride to Chioggia.

Tour Highlights

  • Dolomites - Cycle through part of the distinctive mountain landscapes of this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site
  • Classic road cycling - follow in the footsteps of classic Giro routes and the Sella Ronda bike route
  • Lake Garda - ride the shoreline amid beautiful scenery
  • Verona and Padua - discover historic Italian cities
  • Venice - optional day trip to 'la Serenissima'


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  • 1
    Trip starts in Venice Airport; drive to Dobbiaco (1200m)

  • 2
    Stunning cycle route to Cortina, conquering three Dolomite passes

  • 3
    Classic alpine ride following parts of the Giro and Senda Ronda routes

  • 4
    Farewell to high mountain passes and ride through the hills to Trento

  • 5
    Ride past Lake Garda on our cycle route to Verona

  • 6
    Cycle past vineyards and fruit orchards to beautiful Padua

  • 7
    Free day in Padua. Optional visit to Venice or self-guided cycle to Chioggia

  • 8
    Trip ends in Padua

Trip notes

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Dolomites to Venice by Road Bike
Why Book this trip
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 7 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Bicycle
7 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 474 km over 5 days (an average of 95 km per day) with a further optional ride available. We travel on paved roads in good condition and some paved cycle paths. The first two days are more challenging with some classic Giro D'Italia Dolomite passes. The rides become longer as we leave the mountains and ride on more undulating or flat terrain. A support vehicle accompanies the rides throughout the tour except on the optional self-guided ride. We have graded the route as challenging.
Included Bike
18, 20 or 22 gear Focus Culebro or Cayo road bikes with drop bar.
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16