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Italy: Cycling the Dolomite Valleys

Easy cycling and dramatic alpine scenery are combined on this one-of-a-kind journey through the valleys of the Dolomite mountains of northern Italy.

  • 10 Days
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Daily Mileage: 15 - 35 mi
  • Daily Biking: 2 - 5 hr
  • Small Groups: 20
  • Biking
  • Easy
  • Plane

2016 departure dates now available below!

Why You'll Love This Tour

Overview

Italy: Cycling the Dolomite Valleys

Cycle through some of Europe’s most breathtaking alpine vistas on routes that won’t take your breath away. We’ll show you easy roads skirting the magnificent massif walls of the Dolomites, and shuttle you as high as 4,900 feet so you can rejoice in unforgettable downhill reels with heavenly views. Along the way, we stop to explore fairytale villages and indulge in a riverside barbecue and a lakeside picnic. All against a backdrop of meadows, orchards, forests, canyons and waterfalls. At day’s end, relax at exemplary 4-star hotels, including one that gives you access to a renowned South Tyrol spa.

Cultural Highlights

  • Ride easy routes amidst spectacular alpine scenery
  • Get around as the locals do, by water taxi, in Venice
  • Admire breathtaking scenery on thrilling descents from as high as 4,900 feet
  • Discover the home of the Ladin people, who are so secluded from the rest of Italy, their language is among the world's rarest
  • Picnic in a splendid alpine setting on the shores of Lake Calalzo
  • View vivid green pastures as you cycle the gentle paths of the Pusteria Valley
  • Explore the Duomo della Collegiata, the oldest monastery in the Dolomites
  • Savor a barbecue lunch prepared by our host
  • Experience the treatment baths and wellness facilities of Terme Merano, linked directly to our hotel

What to Expect

This tour offers easy terrain throughout and is ideal for beginning cyclists. Long miles and exciting rides on easy/moderate terrain every day offer fun for more avid bikers. Our VBT support shuttle is always available for those who need assistance with hills.

Average Daily Mileage: 15 - 45 miles
Average Cycling Time: 2 - 5 hours

Climate Information

Average Daily Temperature (°F) – Cortina
May 73°  Jun 80°  Jul 84°  Aug 82°  Sep 76°  Oct 65°

Average Rainfall (in.) – Cortina
May 3.2  Jun 3.2  Jul 3.6  Aug 3.6  Sep 2.7  Oct 2.2

What’s Included:

Bicycle Tour – without Air

  • 6 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 12 meals – 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 14 meals – 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Venice – 2 nights for only $445 • Post-trip: Verona – 2 nights for only $295

Both Vacation Options Include

  • Free use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • FULL VAN SUPPORT
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception with local wine and hors d'oeuvres
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount
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