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Bolzano to Verona

Tour: IBV7
Hotel To Hotel Cycling Holiday
Linear Cycling Holiday

From Kaffee und Kuchen to Prosecco e Prosciutto – this tour offers a taste of two cultures linked by the most amazing scenery. Much of the route has the dramatic Dolomites as backdrop and uses dedicated cycle paths along the River Adige from sophisticated Bolzano (or Bozen - the capital of German-speaking South Tyrol) towards romantic Verona, setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere vineyards, orchards, even a ferry trip the length of Lake Garda take centre stage. The cycling in this part of Italy is mostly flat, although there are some climbs, but we provide route tips on how to avoid the biggest ones! Read More


Europe, Italy

Start Day

Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Board Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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7 Days, 6 Nights


Mar - Oct

Tour Grade

Grade 2 (Easy)

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From Bolzano (Bozen), capital of the German speaking South Tyrol to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this tour offers a taste of two cultures linked by some magnificent countryside.

Tour Code:
Hotel To Hotel Cycling Holiday, Linear Cycling Holiday
Europe, Italy
7 Days, 6 Nights
Board Basis:
Bed & Breakfast
Mar - Oct


Day 1 Arrive & explore

Arriving in Bolzano you will stay at a good central hotel with chance to explore the sophisticated shops which are testament to the trading history of this lovely old town where ‘North meets South’. Visit the famous ‘Otzi’ museum to see the 5,000 year old man found preserved in ice on a nearby glacier, stroll around the colourful street market or relax with a coffee and a ‘Strudel’ and watch the world go by.

Day 2 Pretty villages & peaceful lakes

Leave the city via the wonderful network of dedicated cycle paths. You then ride though acres of orchards which give way to row after row of vines as you pass through the pretty villages of St Pauls and Eppan to peaceful Lake Caldaro and the charming village of Ora. You spend the night at either Lake Caldaro or Ora.

Miles: 13-19 Kms: 21-31

Day 3 Cobbled streets & castles

Follow the Adige cycle path south through the Dolomites as you cross the language border into Italian speaking Trentino. You continue along the river into the centre of the remarkable old city of Trento where you can explore the narrow cobbled streets and relax in the Piazza Duomo with its beautiful fountain and 16th century frescoes.

Miles: 30-32 Kms: 48-51

Day 4 Discovering Lake Garda

Continue along the cycle path as the River Adige heads south towards picturesque Rovereto. Then it’s onwards to Mori before you leave the Adige and turn westwards as the cycle path follows an old railway line through a nature reserve before the beautiful vista of Lake Garda is revealed. There is an enjoyable descent to Torbole before continuing along the lakeside to Riva del Garda . From here a ferry (included in tour price) carries you along the length of the lake and your accommodation in either of the lovely lakeside resorts of Sirmione or Desenzano.

Miles: 31 Kms: 50

Day 5 From riverside to romance

Putting the lake behind you, cycle through the gently rolling Veronese hills, through vineyards of Trebbiana grapes and along riverside paths to romantic Verona, famed for its cultural festival & Roman amphitheatre, old city walls and ‘Juliet’s balcony’. Later perhaps follow in the footsteps of Julius Caesar and cross the ancient stone Ponte Pietra bridge dating to Roman times, and take in the panoramic views from the Castel San Pietro.

Miles: 31 Kms: 50

Day 6 Meandering with the River Mincio

Optional cycling today, with Borghetto, a quaint mill village on the River Mincio, your first port of call. You then follow the River Mincio south to Mantua, an ancient city surrounded on three sides by water, a supposed ‘place of exile’ for Romeo in Shakespeare’s play. From Mantua you return with your bicycle to Verona by train (the fare is included in the tour price).

Miles: 40 Kms: 65

Day 7 Depart after breakfast

Depart after breakfast following a final night in Verona.

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Ensuite accommodation as described with buffet/continental breakfast (prices based on two adults sharing)

Insurance for theft or damage to the hire bicycle

Hire of hybrid bicycle and ancillary equipment (single pannier and handlebar bag, pump, basic tools, spare inner tube & puncture repair equipment)

Luggage transfer between hotels

Local assistance on call (although puncture repair is excluded)

Information pack with detailed joining instructions and daily route overviews sent out approximately 2 weeks before departure so you can plan ahead and look forward to your cycling adventure

Detailed route notes and maps with marked routes provided on arrival (1 per room) GPSTracks and navigation app for smart phones

Other services, items and local experiences:

  • Transfers by boat on Lake Garda and by train from Mantua to Verona
  • One pistachio ice cream in the Gelateria Bologna, Mori (day 4)
Please note that the price EXCLUDES

City/tourist taxes in Italy

Costs of getting to and from the tour area

Accommodation Options

Selected 4 star hotels in Bolzano, and Verona (2 nights) and 3 star hotels in Ora/Auer, Trento and Desenzano.


Verona – room upgrades available. Please ask for details.

We are pleased to discuss details on request.

More Information

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