Backroads to Venice

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20242
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Dolomites, Italy
  • Ends Mestre, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling at the base of the stunning Dolomites
  • Experiencing the outstanding scenery and small villages en route
  • Sipping coffee (or something stronger) in a café in one of Verona’s magnificent piazzas
  • Enjoying the culinary specialties such as marinated sardines
  • Delighting in the warm hospitality of the hotel owners
Starting in Dolomites and ending in Mestre, the "Backroads To Venice" tour is a self-guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Trento, Mestre, Padova and 6 other destinations in Italy. "Backroads To Venice" is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Cycle the quiet paths and backroads from Bolzano to the canal city of Venice via Shakespeare's Verona. This enchanting journey takes you through the historic Veneto region of north-east Italy. Taking in the splendid cities of Trento, Verona and Vicenza you'll have time to appreciate the architectural and cultural delights specific to each. Starting from the mountains around Bolzano, passing the beauty of Lake Garda and winding through pretty meadows and orchards you'll head east to the lovely town of Mestre, located on the doorstep of Venice.
  • Day 1 : Join Bolzano
  • Day 2 : Cycle to Trento along the Adige (65 or 70km/40 or 43.5mi)
  • Day 3 : By bike and boat to Lake Garda south (50km/31mi)
  • Day 4 : Cycle to historical Verona (35 or 60km/21.5 or 37mi)
  • Day 5 : Continue to Vicenza via Soave and the Berici Hills (35 or 70km/21.5 or 43.5mi)
  • Day 6 : Cycle past Palladian villas to Padova's thermal district (50km/35mi)
  • Day 7 : Cycle along the Brenta Canal to Mestre (55km/34mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes
  • 7 nights accommodation in 2-3 star (Category B) or 3-4 star (Category A) hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 7 breakfasts – buffet breakfasts are served
  • 4 hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda
  • Digital information pack including route notes, maps and navigational App (can be used offline) with GPS Tracks per room booked (smartphone required)
  • Luggage transfers, 1 piece maximum 20kg per person - supplement applies for excess
  • Rental touring bike with helmet, pannier, puncture resistant tyres and gel saddle (electric & hybrid bike available on request - supplement applies)
  • Bike insurance against theft and damage (does not cover negligence)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Ice cream in the best gelateria in Vicenza
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to Bolzano and from Venice/Mestre
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are booking a single room
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Excess luggage
  • We recommend bringing a handlebar phone holder – to follow the route more easily using the app / GPX files
  • Local hotel taxes - approx. 15-20 € per person
  • Venice Access Fee: effective from Spring 2024 (approx. 5 €/day, if applicable) to be paid on site
  • Items of a personal nature
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 18 2023
5 - Excellent
Excellent trip, well planned and supported. Good route and nice accommodation.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 05 2023
5 - Excellent
Trip went really well. The bikes were adequate and well maintained. The route was good, and the Satnav app worked well, as did the luggage transfer. I would recommend the trip as a fun and active holiday. July/ August is too... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Backroads to Venice tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 30 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 September 2024, a deposit of 194 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Backroads to Venice tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Backroads to Venice 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:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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