The most demanding of our biking tours. It spans across 2 countries, Austria and Italy; explores the most amazing part of the Alps, the Dolomites, with their mountains which look like sculptures; crosses mountain passes above 2000 meters with leg-breaking climbs and breathtaking descents; then leaves the Alps to enter a softer land of hills and vineyards only to end in Venice, one of the most famous town of Europe.
Activity Level: Difficult | Daily Mileage: VEDI DOC | Daily Cycling: ?
Duration: 14 Days – 15 Nights
The trip starts in Salzburg, a lovely town in a superb pre-alpine setting. Located at the northern boundary of the Alps, the mountains to the south make a striking contrast with the rolling plains to the north. The town has the best pastry shops. Sacher torte and apfelstrudel fear no competition.
Austria’s highest mountain. The Pasterze, Austria’s biggest glacier lies at Großglockner’s foot. Also famous is the scenic road between Heiligenblut and Fusch, built between 1930 and 1935, which reaches 2572 m. 17 switchbacks and an average of 9,8% grade.
Experience a spectacular cycling through the landscapes of awesome Dolomiti Mountains.Choose your own comfortable pace as you challenge the most historic switchback climbs of the Giro d’Italia including the fearsome Pordoi and SellaPasso! Ride in the shadows of jagged pink granite peaks while enjoying deluxe country inns and world-class Italian cuisine.
Enjoy a relax day in Cortina, the capital of the Dolomites, its chic boutiques and cafes. However if you cannot spend a day without cycling there is always an extra pass to be enjoyed instead!
Down from the high mountains into softer land: vineyards covered hills, somptuous venitian villas, with frescoes by famous painters, typical villages with friendly market squares, and beautiful abbeys. We reach the coast in Iesolo, close to Venice airport and spend the night there.
A boat transfer will take you to the major attractions in Venice. This is not a city for bikes; take a gondola tour instead!
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