Northern Italy: Alto Adige, Trentino, and Veneto
September 2 - 11, 2019
$4,400 (double occupancy); $700 single supplement
Pickup and drop-off at the Venice airport
A blend of languages, ripe wines, and manicured cycling paths make the Northern Italy trip a favourite for many returning clients! This trip follows the Alto Adige (South Tyrol) and Trentino areas in the north and north eastern part of Italy.
You’ll start near the Austrian and Swiss borders and end in in the Veneto in the charming town of Marostica. You’ll continue along the Austrian border in the German-speaking region of Italy, following the Adige (Etsch) river on beautifully laid-out bike paths. Eventually, you'll reach the spa-town of Merano, and later to Bolzano, home of the famous ice-man Otzi. After, you'll cross the language border and enter the Italian-speaking part north of Trento.
There are many highlights, magnificent castles, apple orchards, and a tremendous amount of vineyards. And not to forget: the delectable food and drink that make the world to fall in love with Italy.
Moderate riding, averaging 35 to 40 miles per day, with a few tough hills.
Trip price includes 7 dinners and all breakfasts, accommodations in 4-star hotels in Burgisio (Burgeis), Meran (Merano), Bolzano (Bozen), Trento and Marostica; 4 two-night stays and 1 one-night stay.
Arrival and Departure
Pick up and drop-off at the Venice airport.
Day by Day
Burgeis (2 nights): Explore a small farming town close to Austrian border after a fantastic downhill ride. Enjoy a great hotel with wonderful spa facilities.
Meran (2 nights): See a lovely ‘sunny side of the Alps’ town with charming promenade and historical city center with shopping archades. Visit the splendid medieval castle at Tirolo.
Bozen (2 nights): Visit the local museum, home of the ice-man Otzi. Enjoy the stay in the city center and cycle through countless vineyards; this is an important wine-growing part of Italy.
Trento (1 night): Enjoy staying in the middle of a great historical city with many Renaissance mansions.
Marostica (2 nights): Cycle through the Sugana valley. Visit Bossano del Grappa, climb the hill leading to the Italian bikers chapel, enjoy tasting grappa. Walk around historical Marostica and learn about the ‘live’ chess game.