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Dolomites Bike Tour

Backroads
5.0 . Excellent
97%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
6 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • 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

Short Description

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.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Bolzano
End City Italy
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Itinerary

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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Price Per Day: $ 683 per day
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  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 700

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Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides!

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This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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I've taken over 15 Backroads trips and each one was absolutely incredible. Each trip leader has been fabulous -- and the itineraries are simply amazing. The best way to see the world is via Backroads. Trust me.
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The most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip

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I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 16

16 or more guests

Accomodations

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)

Cancellation Policy:

Number of days Prior to trip start (Per Person)

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%

Departure Dates:

 

2016

 

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


Trip ID#:

DolBikBac

Trip Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • PAssport and visa fees

Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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