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Dolomites, Lake Garda & Venice Cycle Ride

From £1099 for 8 days
Trip Overview
Few landscapes in Europe match the unique 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, we will be immediately mesmerised by the breath-taking views of one of the most famous Italian lakes. 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.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Trento.
Ends: End Mestre (Venice)
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Cycling
Trip Code: EMWD
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Italy
What's Included


All breakfasts are included on this trip


5 days cycling with partial vehicle support (limited seats) 95% tarmac roads, 5% gravel tracks 


Trip Highlights

•   Ride through the stunning Dolomites

•   Relax on a fantastic boat trip across Lake Garda

•   Discover the legendary city of Verona

•   Visit Padova, home to the Prato della Valle, one of the biggest squares in Europe

•   Explore Venice, the 'Floating City', and its labyrinth of narrow streets, bridges and waterways

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 6th Jul 2019
Returning: 13th Jul 2019
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Departing: 20th Jul 2019
Returning: 27th Jul 2019
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Departing: 17th Aug 2019
Returning: 24th Aug 2019
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Departing: 7th Sep 2019
Returning: 14th Sep 2019
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Departing: 14th Sep 2019
Returning: 21st Sep 2019
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Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
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Departing: 5th Oct 2019
Returning: 12th Oct 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Apr 2020
Returning: 25th Apr 2020
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Departing: 2nd May 2020
Returning: 9th May 2020
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Itinerary & Notes
The trip starts in Trento, province of Trentino-Alto Adige nestled in the Adige River Valley. A cosmopolitan city and a centre for industry, education, science and finance, Trento is one of the wealthiest and most prosperous cities in Italy boasting an atmospheric historic centre adorned by well preserved Medieval and Renaissance buildings. The group usually arrives in the evening and after check in there may be time to go into town before we have our evening meal and trip briefing. *Comfortable Hotel*
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A brilliant trip from mountains to sea. The route is along immaculate cycle paths and quiet country roads. The cycling is rewarding and challenging for short periods and the scenery is spectacular.
This was a lovely trip with lots to see in each of the stunning towns. We only passed through Soave (on the bikes of course) but we had a good extended break there for exploring! Lunch stops and coffee breaks were fabulous. Plenty of time for a decent lunch and a cheeky drink... or two. The cycling is a great mix of hills and cycle track, with a couple of decent climbs followed by some nice downhill switchbacks (views at speed) to reward your efforts!! Obviously it was everyone to their own pace. No pressure to ride fast or slow. There was plenty of opportunity to explore each of the beautiful towns, before and after dinner. Our guide was always happy to offer a much needed post dinner walking tour. The restaurants were all great so there was plenty to walk off! I’d happily go back to any of the towns to spend more time. The ferry crossing from the North shore of Garda to Desenzano is busy and lengthy. There’s no bar or cafe, and no outside deck options so go prepared with drinks, snacks, entertainment... it’s a long one!! You lose the bikes and catch the train from Padua to Venice. This made a nice change.. I’d been to Venice previously but only briefly so I appreciated the extra time to explore, and I super appreciated arriving without my sweaty kit on! :) It was a great way to spend the last full day. I highly recommend this trip.
This really is a great trip - with a good amount of cycling with some challenging climbs to get the heart and legs working. I love the fact that every day was busy with so much to see and do. The scenery during the rides was varied and very beautiful. The towns we visited were all full of history and culture whether it was Trento, Lake Garda, Verona, Vicenza, Padova or Venice.
This trip was an easy downhill cycle from Bolzano to Venice. Starting in the Dolomites with the amazing mountains surrounding us we were cycling mainly on beautiful cycle paths through the valley and along the Adige River. With 16 like minded people we were able to explore all the gorgeous villages on the way. With our guide Martino giving us full descriptions of the history of the areas we visited. The hotels were mostly average, all providing a hearty breakfast before riding. Lunch was had on the way and dinner was enjoyed with the group, usually Martino"s pick. all mostly good Italian food. I loved everything about this trip, the people, both locals and on the tour, the scenery, the cycling, the towns we visited, the culture, the history, the food. If you're wondering whether to do this trip, just do it. You won't regret it.
A great trip with a good cycle each day through stunning country side.
This was our first Exodus trip after being recommended by a couple of friends - what an amazing trip!! Absolutely loved it - our guide Martino made the holiday - highlights were Lake Garda, Venice, winery at Pegoaro, views and safe cycle paths, the food and wine of course! Can't wait for the next adventure
The ride was at a good pace, not too fast and not too slow. We passed through beautiful towns and countryside and there was ample opportunities to take photographs.
This was our first time doing any sort of cycling holiday and I chose Exodus based on the reviews of other people and it didn't disappoint.
I can't recommend Exodus highly enough. We were taken care of extremely well from start to finish.
The trip was excellent. Brilliant changing scenery. Our guide on the July trip was very knowledgeable, fun and paid attention to detail. With our Driver making a great pair. A memorable time had by all.
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