Arrive early, Bolzano is worth it! Your hotel with charm, the 4-star Parkhotel Laurin was built as early as 1910 and is undoubtedly the first hotel on the square. The hotel perfectly masters the balancing act between tradition and modernity. The rooms are comfortable and elegant, the public areas sophisticated. Just a short walk and you are in the middle of Bolzano's cosy arcades, the fruit market and Waltherplatz square with its Italian flair. And if you have time, visit "Ötzi" in the archaeology museum.
Today you cycle through orchards and mostly directly along the Adige on well-developed causeways to the center of Trento with its attractive old town and the famous Piazza Duomo. Look forward to the 4-star Hotel Accademia, the former monastery from the 15th century was converted into a very nice hotel. The unique mix of modern furniture and historical architecture radiates a special atmosphere. In fine weather, breakfast is served in the former cloister.
On the Adige Bicycle Path you cycle via Rovereto to Mori. On separately path you master the small San Giovanni pass and be rewarded with a fantastic view of Lake Garda. Enjoy a nice boat ride along the lake to the south shore. Today, staying at 4-star Hotel Lido International in Desenzano. The hotel is characterized by the stunning location. You reach the historical center within a few minutes. Your rooms have lake views and the hotel provide a beautifully landscaped pool.
Partly flat, partly easily hilly through the vine hills to Verona, a city full of places of interest: festival arena, Julia`s house, old city walls, roman bridge, Scaglieri palace and so much more. You spend the night outside the city walls in the 4-star Hotel San Marco only a few steps from the San Zeno Church. Look forward to spacious superior rooms and a spa area for relaxing. (Not included)
Today is the longest stage on the program. At first flat and then through the hills of "Monti Berici", the excursion region of Vicenza, with a beautiful view over the city. In the old part of town one can still feel the spirit of Palladio, the famous architect from the Middle Ages. Marvel at the Basilica Palladian, the Teatro Olimpico and the splendid boulevards of the city. The elegant and newly renovated 4-star Hotel Campo Marzio is located right at the city wall and thus the ideal starting point to reach all the sights of Vicenza.
Today numerous Venetian villas are on your bike route. But you cycle straight towards the pretty university town of Padua, the city of St. Anthony with overwhelming Basilica, the old university Palace and Palace of Justice. Just a few steps from the Astronomical Observatory and directly at the waterway of Padua you are staying at the 4-star Hotel Methis. Upon entering the hotel you will feel like home. This comfortable hotel is also an ideal starting point for visiting the historic center.
Mostly driven by the light wind you cycle comfortably towards the sea. The landscape is dominated by meadows and fields. Your goal is the 4-star Park Hotel Ai Pini in Venice / Mestre, the best house on the mainland near Venice. The historic building is surrounded by a private park with many flowers. The Baldo family recently renovated the hotel and thus created a wonderful feel-good atmosphere. From Mestre you have a good train and bus connections to the lagoon city.
Much too fast passed the beautiful time. After the breakfast check out and departure or you stay a few days more and discover Venice intensively. Or you can use the transfer back service to Bolzano by minibus (reservation necessary) to have a comfortable way back to Bolzano or you take the train back to Bolzano (3,5 hours) but there's no bike transport.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- room with D/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
- Personal tour information at Bolzano
- 1 x boat tour at Lago di Garda
- Pistachio ice cream or fresh fruit juice in Mori
- 1 small grappa tasting in Venice
Below you will find specific information about the bike tour from Bolzano to Venice. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 0049 (0)6421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Bolzano can be easily reached by train from Venice. The best way to get to our partner hotels in Bozen and the surrounding area from the train station is by taking a short taxi ride (costs around EUR 10, payable locally) or by public transport. Current timetable information and price information can be found very conveniently at:
Arrival by plane
From Düsseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg you can fly non-stop to Bolzano with the airline Sky Alps. Alternatively, there are three other airports nearby. Verona, Venice and Treviso can be reached inexpensively from many German and European airports.
Parking at Bolzano
Near the start hotel you will find parking facilities for the duration of the trip. Hotel parking in the garage or in a car park outside costs approximately 10 to 25 euros per day and car, this is payable on site. A reservation in advance is not possible. Free, unguarded parking spaces can be found outside the city center. You will receive further information about parking options with the detailed travel documents approximately 2-3 weeks before the start of the trip.
The hosts for this trip will be in Charme Hotels specially selected by us. Almost all of the accommodations correspond to a national 4 **** standard.
Parkhotel Laurin in Bolzano: The hotel was built in 1910 and is undoubtedly the first house on the square and next to the city center town of Bolzano . The rooms are comfortable and elegant, the public areas are sophisticated. The historic hotel bar is a meeting place for locals and guests, who all stroll through the spacious park. The beautifully landscaped pool is reserved for hotel guests. Overnight stays also possible in the sister hotel Greif with all services of the Laurins.
Hotel Accademia in Trento: A former monastery from the 15th century has been converted into this very charming hotel. The unique mix of modern furniture and historical architecture creates a special flair. When the weather is nice, breakfast is served in the former cloister courtyard.
Hotel Lido International Desenzano: The hotel is characterized by its impressive location. Located directly on the water, the historic center of Desenzano can be reached in just a few minutes. The rooms booked by us have a view of the lake and a beautifully landscaped pool ensures that you can cool off. The host family Ferrari and their staff impress with their special friendliness. Alternative hotel in Sirmione: Hotel Blu Lake Sirmione
Hotel San Marco in Verona: The Hotel San Marco is located directly outside the city wall and therefore only a few steps away from the San Zeno Church. It is the only hotel in Verona with an outdoor swimming pool and ensures special relaxation after a day of cycling. Only the spacious superior rooms will be booked for you. The SPA area is available for a fee.
Hotel Campo Marzio in Vicenza: This elegant and newly renovated house is located directly on the city wall and thus offers the ideal starting point to easily reach all of Vicenza's sights. Beautiful rooms and particularly attentive staff ensure a comfortable stay.
Hotel Methis in Padua: Only a few steps away from the Astronomical Observatory and directly on the Naviglio (Padua's waterway), the comfortable hotel is the ideal starting point for visiting the historical center. The four elements earth, fire, water and air are reflected in the furnishings of the rooms. You feel at home as soon as you enter the hotel.
Parkhotel Ai Pini in Venice / Mestre: Certainly the best hotel on the mainland in front of Venice. The historic building is surrounded by a private park with lots of flowers. The Baldo family recently had the hotel carefully renovated and thus created a wonderful feel-good atmosphere.
Condition of cycle paths
The route is flat to slightly hilly, but also has some steep sections to offer. The strenuous passage is the way up the Monti Berici. The first two stages run mainly on bike paths, south and east of Lake Garda mostly on farm roads and side roads. Due to the lack of cycle paths there, some sections on roads with moderate traffic are unavoidable. The route is almost completely paved and has its own signage.
Available rental bikes
For this trip you can choose between 7-speed unisex touring bikes with back pedal and 21-speed unisex touring bikes with freewheel in different frame sizes as well as unisex electric bikes with back pedal. 21-speed men's touring bikes with freewheel can be made available for people taller than 1.85m. Simply let us know what bike you want when you make your booking.
Touring information and rental bike
The personal route information with rental bike (if booked) takes place on the day of arrival in the hotel.
Special dates and additional nights
Special dates are possible on request. Additional nights can be booked in each stage location, prices on request.
Transfer back to the starting point of the journey
You have the option of booking a relaxed return transfer by minibus from Venice to Bolzano, which runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Costs per person 85.00 euros, for your own bike there is an additional charge of 29.00 euros. Please indicate your request when you make your booking. Please note that it is not possible to take your own bikes on the train.
Cycling in italy
In Italy, safety vests are compulsory outside built-up areas at night and at dusk
Costs which are not included in the price
A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the Hotel.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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