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Dolomites, Lake Garda & Venice Ride

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4.8 Based on 32 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7757
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Trento, Italy
  • Ends Mestre, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle through memorable Dolomite scenery Relax on the picturesque shores of Lake Garda
  • Discover the fascinating cities of Verona, Padova and Venice
Starting in Trento and ending in Mestre, the tour "Dolomites, Lake Garda & Venice Ride" is a guided bicycle tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Verona, Desenzano, Vicenza and 6 other destinations in Italy. "Dolomites, Lake Garda & Venice Ride" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Few landscapes in Europe match the beauty of the jagged limestone Dolomites. The route starts with incredible views of Trentino's dramatic mountains, cycling on relatively easy roads and tracks along the Adige River. On reaching the northern shore of Lake Garda, the views of one of the most famous Italian lakes is unforgettable. A ferry cruise on the lake gives us the opportunity to take in these wonderful vistas before continuing the ride through the beautiful cities of Verona, Padova and finally the canals and waterways of Venice.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Trento.
  • Day 2: Morning train to Bolzano, capital city of the South Tyrol. Cycle on quiet roads following the Adige River back to Trento. 
  • Day 3: Continue riding along the river to Lake Garda. A 3.5-hour ferry cruise takes us to the south shore of the lake.
  • Day 4: From Lake Garda, we cycle to Verona, made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
  • Day 5: Cycle to Vicenza; riding through vineyards and the rolling hills of Monti Berici.
  • Day 6: Pass the Palladian Villa Rotonda, as we cycle to Padua where Giotto’s Chapel and other marvels await.
  • Day 7: Transfer to Venice by train and free time for sightseeing; overnight in Venice Mestre.
  • Day 8: End Mestre (Venice)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Transport
  • London flights (if booking incl. flights)
Others
  • Airport transfers
  • Local bike hire (Excluding E-bikes)
  • Lake Garda ferry 
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance Visa and vaccinations Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Local city taxes (approx. €15)
  • E-bike hire supplement
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Great trip
This was a lovely ride through a beautiful part of Italy. I liked the fact that we actually rode the distance from one beautiful city to another (rather than bus transfers). This did mean that it was a rush to check in, shower... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Scenery, cycle paths and canals
A great week of varying scenery and enjoyable cycling. It was lovely to be cycling on cycle paths by the river on the first couple of days. Towns and cities were interesting and beautiful, with enough time spent there to get a... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 26 2019
5 - Excellent
Terrific Vacation
Where else do you get the opportunity to meet 15 wonderful people from Italy, England, Australia, Scotland, Belgium and the US and spend long, delightful days riding, taking in beautiful scenery and history, and summer nights... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 28 2019
5 - Excellent
FANTABULOUS
Many of the reviews describe how stunning this ride is and it's all true. I'd like to review a slightly different side to this trip - how it changed me as a person and that is down to 3 things: 1. The ride as a whole and all the... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Dolomites, Lake Garda & Venice Ride tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 06 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Dolomites, Lake Garda & Venice Ride tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Dolomites, Lake Garda & Venice Ride tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit Italy?

    The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is Italy expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work? What currency do they use?

    While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

    Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Japan can visit Italy (along with the free-movement zone of Schengen in the EU) for 90 days as tourists without requiring a visa.

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