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From the north east of the Dolomites, you cycle through the Höhlenstein Valley passing by the famous “Drei Zinnen” (Three Peaks), and onto the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Following the old railway track you continue to Pieve di Cadore, the birth town of Titian. After a short transfer through the valley of the ice cream makers, you will reach Ponte nelle Alpi (“Bridge in the Alps”) and then onto Belluno nestling in the Dolomites. The tour takes you on to Bassano del Grappa where the countryside starts to level out. After a short visit to the town of Asolo you carry onto Treviso. Following the River Sile, you finally reach Mestre/Venice.
Characteristics of the route
Easy touring: The first two days you mainly follow the old Dolomites railway track. From the third day, the tour encounters slight ascents and descents on quite side roads through idyllic landscape and typical Italian villages until reaching the plains on the last day.

Highlights and places of interest along the route

  • Cycling path along the old Dolomites railway track
  • The Dolomites with a view of the famous “Drei Zinnen“– “Three Peaks”
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo, the pearl of the Dolomites
  • Pieve di Cadore, the birth town of Titian
  • Belluno
  • Feltre
  • Bassano del Grappa
  • Asolo
  • Treviso
  • Lagoon city of Venice

Tour programme

Day 1: Arrival in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Toblach)
Arrive at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Car park near the hotel is included in the price.

Day 2: Hochpustertal – Cortina d’Ampezzo/San Vito di Cadore (approx. 30 - 35 km)
From Niederdorf/Toblach you start on the bike path into the Höhlenstein Valley, past Lake Toblach and the war cemetery. This area was used as the front during the 1st World War. You carry on past Lake Landro (on the left you can see the famous “Drei Zinnen”); the cycle path ascends slightly before you get to the border - "Gemärk - Cimabanche" - of the region South Tyrol and the region of the Veneto. From here you cycle down into the valley, which opens up before entering towards the south, before arriving in Cortina.

Day 3: Cortina d’Ampezzo/San Vito – Belluno (approx. 60-75 km)
Today the path is steady going slight downward, for the most part on the old railway track; you will see the Sorapis on the left and located on the right the “Fünf Türme”- Cinque Torri (Five Towers). You continue on to the south through the Boite Valley towards Pieve/Calalzo. From here the new cycling path takes you to Longarone. This town was completely rebuilt in 1963 after a landslide filled the dam above the village and caused a flood. From Longarone slightly hilly until you reach Belluno, where you will spend the night.

Day 4: Belluno - Feltre (approx. 40 km)
From Belluno, the small capital of this province, the tour follows tree lined avenues and hilly landscape until the end of this day in Feltre. During the day you come along small and scenic villages. In the North your see the magnificent southern Dolomites, your accompanist in the first stages.

Day 5: Feltre – Bassano del Grappa (approx. 55 km)
The first kilometres you cycle easily before you descend to the Brenta Valley. Where the river Brenta joins the plains, lies the town of Bassano del Grappa. The name of the town comes from Mount “Monte” Grappa. Upon arrival you can enjoy a well-earned “Grappa”. There are many places of interest to visit in the town such as San Francesco, the "Museo Civico" (Museum) or the Piazza della Libertà.

Day 6: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso (approx. 55 km)
On leaving the Dolomitic Alps, you occasionally see various villas designed by the renowned architect Palladio. The town of Asolo is ideal for a rest before continuing along to the plains to Treviso, the town of the water striders. Along the canals there are many wonderful houses and shops to admire. This is a centre for Italian fashion.

Day 7: Treviso – Venice (Mainland/Mestre) (approx. 45 km)
Following the River Sile, you cycle towards the Adriatic Sea straight to Venice (Mainland) where the impressive “Serenissima“ can be admired.

Day 8: Departure
Departure. There is a possibility to extend your stay in Venice (Mestre/Marghera).

Starting dates 2017, self-guided tour:

Arrival every Wednesday and Saturday from 29/04/2017 (first available date) to 30/09/2017 (last available date)
With a minimum of 5 persons we can organize upon request a start of the tour on every other day.

What´s included

  • Accommodation in hotels - 3*** and a 4****star category
  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers)
  • Telephone service hotline for during the entire tour
  • Free parking in the Alta Pusteria

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Bike holiday€695.00     Saturday, 23 September 2017
  
Bike rental
€75.00 (10%) ( Per week )
  
E-Bike rental
€160.00 (10%) ( Per week )
GPS Rental
€25.00 (10%) ( Per week )
Single supplement
€149.00 (10%) ( Per week )
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