• Uncover the colorful history and culture of Italy and Austria's best-kept alpine secret
  • Tranquil biking amid valleys and storybook villages framed by magnificent limestone peaks
  • Pedal on bike paths past meadows strewn with wildflowers and filled with locals tending the rich soil
  • Wonderful regional wines, including vernatsch, lagrein and gewürztraminer
  • Enjoy a warm welcome at luxurious family-run hotels and savor two Michelin dinners

A surprise awaits on Italy's rooftop: a network of cycling routes away from traffic and suitable for all abilities. From Italy to Austria, pedal amid lush valleys and limestone massifs. Connect with local people whose unique traditions enhance your journey. Savor exquisite meals, regional wines and cozy inns and be welcomed like family.

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

  • Value 5.0
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  • Lodging 5.0
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  • Meals 5.0
This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

  • Value 5.0
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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip.
https://vimeo.com/97188922 Biking in Netherlands, May 2014

https://vimeo.com/97536546 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Days 1-2 Welcome to Tyrol, home to a captivating mix of Italian, Austrian and Tyrolean cultures

Ready to dive into the spectacular Dolomites World Heritage site? Embark on a pleasant riverside ride past orchards, vineyards and castles  Pista ciclabile in Italy, Radweg in Austria—whatever you call it, this bike path is idyllic!  Descend through the Venosta Valley, flanked by the jagged peaks of the Ortles and Ötztal Mountains Indulge in delectable Michelin-starred dinners two nights in a row!

Day 3: Meadows, woodland and quiet hamlets set the stage for today's ride along the Rienza River

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? In the medieval town of Brunico, most residents speak German  A haven of tranquility, the Aurina Valley greets you with a few short hills and delights with majestic vistas of the snow-covered peaks of the Zillertal range  Soak up the scene of fairy-tale forests, barns and locals hand-cutting their lawns with traditional wooden scythes.

Day 4: Magnificent limestone peaks frame hidden valleys and storybook villages

Following peaceful cycling roads into Austria, make your way through the countryside to Lienz, a charming cobbled town ringed by jagged spires.

Days 5-6: Taste wonderful regional wines, including vernatsch, lagrein and gewürztraminer

Spin along a picture-perfect route through a forested valley nestled among the Alps  Savor the bounty of an alpine picnic in cozy Matrei  Back in Lienz, celebrate an unforgettable week of biking over a festive farewell dinner  Pedal into the Drava River valley before saying auf wiedersehen to Tyrol.

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  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 700

2016 Pricing Dates

2 - 3 guests: from $6,998pp

4 - 5 guests: from $6,198pp

6 - 7 guests: from $5,498pp

8 - 9 guests: from $5,198pp

10 - 11 guests: from $4,398pp

12 or more guests: from $4,098pp

16 or more guests: from $4,098pp

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  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • PAssport and visa fees
Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
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Hotel Castel Fragsburg

Merano (2 nights)

This unique and stylish 17th-century lodge features unrivaled views of the surrounding landscape and a Michelin-starred restaurant. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Feldmilla Design Hotel

Campo Tures (1 night)

Fall in love with the stunning surroundings and sleek minimalist-chic style of the "first carbon-neutral hotel in South Tyrol." (pool, spa)

Grand Hotel Lienz

Lienz (2 nights)

Framed by the Dolomites and Austria's highest peaks, this lavish new hotel epitomizes "sustainable luxury" with its utilization of solar and geothermal energy. (pool, spa)

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96+ days: Cancellation Fees is $200        

61-95 days will be 30%

31-60 days Cancellation Fees is 60%

0-30 days will be 100%

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5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/27, 8/15, 8/22, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3

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