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Activities

  • Guided Group
  • Food

    • In the itinerary we state which meals are included on each day. All breakfasts are included on this trip.

    Activities

    • Adult Group
    • Culture & Discovery
    • Cycling
    • Cycling: road
    • Accom: hotel/lodge
    • Food

      • All breakfasts are included on this trip.
      • All breakfasts are included on this trip. For breakfast you can expect a continental style buffet including cold meats, eggs, cheese, breads, pastries, jam, tea and coffee. For lunch and dinner our leader will be on hand to recommend his favourite restaurants based on your budget and preferences. As you would expect from a holiday in Italy, the standard of food and drink throughout the tour is extremely high and also very varied as we head from the mountains to the coast. You can expect plenty of pizza’s and pasta dishes but also lots of seafood options on restaurant menus too. This trip passes through several wine growing areas and if possible we will stop to visit wineries and vineyards on route and get to sample their produce in the evenings.

      Activities

      • Road Cycling
  • 1

    Start Bolzano.

    Bolzano is the capital city of the South Tyrol and is in a stunning location surrounded by mountains. In 2012 Bolzano was voted as the city with the best quality of life in Italy. After checking into our hotel there is time to explore the town and go out for an evening meal. *Comfortable Hotel*

  • 2

    Cycle on quiet roads following the Adige River to Trento, capital of the Trentino region.

    After familiarising ourselves with the bikes, we cycle along the Adige River. Today's ride is mainly on cycling paths and quiet roads, with an overall ascent of approximately 300m. Cycling through orchards and vineyards, we pass Lake Caldaro and the lovely villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. This area is well known for its wine production, which represents three quarters of the whole of the South Tyrol. We end today's ride in the pretty city of Trento, where Italian Renaissance and Germanic influences meet.

  • 3

    Continue riding along the river to Lake Garda. A 4-hour ferry cruise takes us to the south shore of the lake.

    We continue along the Adige until we reach Rovereto and Mori. From here, we head west towards the northern shores of Lake Garda. After a short ascent, we cycle down to Torbole and then onto the elegant resort of Riva del Garda. There we take the ferry to the southern end of the lake, leaving Trentino and heading towards the Veneto region. The 4 hour cruise on the lake gives us the opportunity to enjoy the splendid landscape and relax before cycling to our final destination of the day: Desenzano. * *

  • 4

    From Lake Garda, we cycle to Verona, made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

    Cycling mainly on quiet roads and cycle paths today, we make our way to the legendary city of Verona. Located on the river Adige, Verona is arguably the most beautiful city in Veneto. Its famous arena is one of the many Roman monuments we can discover there. Other places of interest are the Basilica San Zeno and of course Juliet's house and the famous balcony! * *

  • 5

    Cycle to Vicenza; riding through vineyards and the rolling hills of Monti Berici.

    After a flat start, we reach the hillier region of Monti Berici. There are a couple of more challenging climbs on today’s route as we cycle over the undulating terrain, but we are rewarded with fantastic views of our destination for the day: Vicenza. The old city centre is a jewel of Renaissance architecture: private palaces, public buildings and the Basilica are testaments to the work of one of Italy's most renowned architects: Andrea Palladio. A visit to the best ice-cream parlour in Vicenza is a great reward after today's ride!

  • 6

    Pass the Palladian Villa Rotonda, as we cycle to Padova where Giotto’s Chapel and other marvels await.

    Leaving Vicenza, we cycle past the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. We continue along the Bacchiglione River, on relatively quiet and flat roads, to the fascinating city of Padova, famous for the Scrovegni Chapel, painted by Giotto, and the Prato della Valle, one of the biggest squares in Europe.

  • 7

    Follow Veneto's flat roads towards the Adriatic Sea and the lagoon of Venice, for a drink on Piazza San Marco or a stroll across the Rialto Bridge.

    We continue cycling through Veneto, along the Brenta Canal and passing numerous villas belonging to the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Villa Widmann). Today's ride ends in Mestre, which is the final destination for our week of cycling. Here we drop off the bikes, get changed and hop on a bus over the bridge to Venice. Once in the heart of the 'Floating City', we can explore the labyrinth of narrow streets, bridges and waterways. We will see famous sights including Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and of course Piazza San Marco. After exploring the city we can enjoy a relaxed evening and perhaps a gondola ride before returning to our hotel in Mestre.

  • 8

    End Mestre (Venice)

    After breakfast the trip ends in Mestre. **

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