Bolzano – Venice
From Bolzano to Venice
A short distance through South Tyrol’s vineyards and along the Àdige to Trentino. Lago di Garda will be included, at the southern end of which the tour leads to Veneto and then in the Po Valley. Famous cities such as Verona, Vicenza and Venice are either stage destinations or located on the way. They promise an extremely interesting bike tour. A boat journey on Lago di Garda and possibilities to visit the thermal springs of "Abano Terme" take care of rest and more variety.
1. day Arrival at Bolzano
Introductory meeting and issue of the rental bikes. Enjoy today the cozy arcades of Bolzano, the fruit market and the Walther square with Italian flair. And if you have time, visit "Ötzi" in the Museum of Archaeology.
2. day Bolzano - Trento 70 km
Mostly along the Adige, partly through the orchards to Salurn, where the German speaking South Tyrol comes to an end. The dam pathways lead to Trento. The historic city centre is very much worth seeing.
3. day Trento – Lake Garda (south) 50 km + boat trip
At first again along the Adige through Roverto to Mori. From here the tour leads westward in the direction of the Lago di Garda. After a short ascent a descent follows and leads you to Torbole and to Riva. From here you go on a boat journey on the whole length of the lake to Sirmione/Desenzano.
4. day Lake Garda - Verona 50 km
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.
5. day Verona - Vicenza 70 km
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. If you want to cut the stage a little shorter, you can take the train for the first kilometers.
6. day Vicenza - Abano Terme 35 km / Padua 45 km
Numerous Venetian villas are located at the exit of Vicenza, such as for example the Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione the way leads to Abano Terme/Montegrotto, one of Italy’s famous spas, as the destination of the stage. The short stage allows an excursion to Padova, the city of Saint Antonius, that can be easily reached from Abano by bus. If you prefer to relax enjoy the thermal springs.
7. day Abano Terme / Padua - Venice (Mestre/Marghera) 40 km - 50 km
Usually supported by the light wind you bike easily along the Brenta Canal in the direction to the mediterranian sea. Fields and meadows set the tone of the landscape. The destination of the stage is located in or near to Marghera/Mestre on the mainland before Venice with good bus connections to the lagoon city.
8. day Departure or extension in Venedig Marghera/Mestre
Your beautiful cycle tour ends today. Thanks to the good train connections to Bolzano (duration approx. 3.5 hours), you can quickly get back to the starting point of your journey. Or you can extend your journey in Venedig. Please note that it is not possible to take your own bikes on the train.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
01.04. – 14.04.2023
30.09. – 07.10.2023
15.04. – 12.05.2023
09.09. – 29.09.2023
13.05. – 08.09.2023
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- Personal tour information at Bolzano
- 1 x boat tour at Lago di Garda
- Pistachio ice cream in Mori
- 1 small grappa tasting in Venice
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
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:
Train schedule information Deutsche Bahn
Train schedule information Trenitalia
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
At 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 20 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.
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, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
An up-to-date overview of applicable measures and travel and safety advice regarding Covid-19 for all countries in the EU and Switzerland can be found here:
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Corona virus and holiday planning
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.
Archeology Museum, Bozen
The Archeology Museum is the new location of "Ötzi", the approximately 5300 year old man from the ice, the mummy of the Similaungletscher. The exhibition space is approximately 1,200 m² and comprises four floors. In the museum the history of South Tyrol from the first beginnings to the early Middle Ages is illustrated by archaeological finds, models, holograms, videos and acoustic impressions. The mummy is located along with the discovery history and the natural sciences in the area devoted to the Bronze Age, on the first floor.
In the air-conditioned showcases also the devices, which together with the man from the ice were found, are exhibited.
Trient, Castello del Buonconsiglio
The fortress consists of the "Castelvecchio" built in the 13th century and the "Magno Palazzo" built in the 16th century. The former two parts were combined into one unit in the 17th century on behalf of Bishop Francesco Alberti-Poja. Through the entrance gate "Porta dei Diamanti" one reaches the castle garden and from there into the Magno Palazzo, in which the two halls "Camera delle Udienze" and "Camera del Camin Nero" are quite worth seeing. A bridge leads to Castelvecchio, a medieval castle, which has a medieval appearance.
In the tower is the main attraction of the Castellos, which can only be admired with a guided tour. In the 14th - 15th century, The "fresco cycle of the month pictures", which was created in the sixteenth century, extends over the entire room and captivates the diversity of the motifs and creativity of the (unknown) artists.
Just a few kilometers from Lake Garda, Rovereto is a beautiful city in the Vallagarina, around the imposing Castel Veneto (the seat of the Historical War Museum). Rovereto is known all over the world for the PEACE BALL that rings on the hill of Miravalle every evening one hundred times to remind of all the fallen of all wars.
The Lake Garda Region is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and impressive natural regions in Europe. The sight of the lake alone was worth a detour. The mild climate, the lush Mediterranean vegetation and picturesque villages in front of an impressive mountain landscape, which then transitions into a gentle hill covered with wine and olive trees - all this is simply the epitome of romantic Italy, the "country in Italy Where the lemons bloom ".
Due to the continually moving glaciers about 10,000 years ago the largest Italian inland water was created. The lake covers an area of 370 km² and is 52 km long and has a width of 4 km in the north, while the south is about 17 km
The Arena of Verona is a well-preserved Roman amphitheater. Originally it had a size of 152 x 123 m, now only 138 x 109 m at a height of exactly 24.1 m, but it is still the third-largest of the ancient ones after the Coliseum in Rome and the Arena of Capua Amphitheater. The arena was built in the 1st century from white and red limestone, which was partially taken for construction in the Middle Ages. Today, the arena is used for the world famous opera performances and now seats 22,000 spectators on 45 stairs on two inner rings.
Verona, Piazza delle Erbe
Here was the center of ancient Verona with the forum where the urban life took place. This function has preserved the Piazza delle Erbe until today. In this square, which is one of the most beautiful in Italy, the administrative headquarters of the commune, the magnificent Fountain of the Scaligeri period, with the Roman statue "Madonna Verona", is a common meeting point and there is a joyous market in Piazza delle Erbe.
Padua, Basilica of Saint Anthony
The Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua is one of the most famous and most visited sanctuaries in Italy and Basilica minor. It was built between 1232 and the middle of the 14th century in Romanesque-Gothic style to accommodate the tomb of Saint Anthony of Padua (1231 in Arcella, now part of Padua).
Vicenza, Basilica Palladiana
Palladio received the order for this artwork, built between 1549 and 1614, only after he had prevailed against other competitors. The Basilica Palladiana (also Palazzo della Ragione) was his first order.
Basilica of San Marco, Campanile and Dogenpalast
The Basilica of San Marco was built as a cross-dome church in the 11th century, following the example of the Apostle Church in Constantinople. With its mix of Byzantine, Late Gothic and Renaissance architecture and the Venetian decorations, the Basilica looks like an enchanted fairytale castle.
From the Campanile, Venice's highest bell tower, you have a fantastic view over the lagoon.
The Doge's Palace, right next to St. Mark's Basilica, was the administrative center of the Venetian Republic, and at the same time an impressive symbol of its size and power. All important governmental bodies and courts had their seat here.
This island in the lagoon of Venice is famous worldwide for its glassware. You should not forget to visit Murano during a Venice holiday. Here you can see glassblowers at work, which conjure up the best things from a lump of glass.