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Bridge in the Dolomites Italy

From South Tyrol to the Adriatic coast


Do you want to get to know several facets of Italy at once? On this tour, you will explore the mountains of South Tyrol on your gravel bike, with breathtaking views of endless pastures, barren rocks, dense forests and clear lakes. And a few days later, your view opens up and you cycle over vineyards to the Adriatic coast, where you can round off your vacation. This cycle tour takes you on the most amazing routes from the Dolomites to the Adriatic coast of Veneto.




Day stages



4,700 m

Elevation gain

  • Harbor with traditional colorful boats in Caorle, Veneto, Italy
  • Bird's eye view of the Prosecco mountains in Italy
  • Green Knödel in South Tyrol Italy
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites Italy
  • Bird's eye view of Belluno, a medieval town in Italy
  • Food in South Tyrol Italy
  • River basin between mountains in South Tyrol
  • Pine forests and the sea near Eraclea Mare on the Adriatic coast of Italy
  • Spaghetti with seafood in tomato sauce
  • Church on a breakwater in Caorle at the golden hour


  • Mountains and sea
  • Breathtaking views of the Alps
  • Crystal-clear mountain lakes
  • Prosecco region Veneto
  • Vacation town by the sea near Venice
Map of the gravel bike tour From South Tyrol to the Adriatic Sea


Day 1: Arrival in Toblach/Niederdorf

Individual arrival in Toblach/Niederdort in Alta Pusteria (optional transfer from Caorle on Sundays, see Extras). The village attracts visitors with its small churches steeped in history and is mostly German-speaking. Overnight stay in a cozy South Tyrolean hotel.

Day 2: Toblach/Niederdorf - Cortina d'Ampezzo (60 km)

Breakfast and then set off on the first stage of the day. Through the Braies Valley you reach the breathtaking Lake Braies. Continue to the Prato Piazza high plateau, from where you have a great view of the Dürrenstein and the Hohe Gaisl. One highlight is a viewpoint of the famous Three Peaks. You then reach the Höhlenstein Valley via the old military road. On the old route of the Dolomite Railway, you can enjoy the Gemärk Pass and wonderful views of the Southern Alps. At the end of the day, you will reach the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Altitude difference: 1,400 m – Level of difficulty: 2-3/5

Day 3: Cortina d'Ampezzo - Belluno (75 km)

After breakfast, follow the Dolomite cycle path along the former railroad line. Don’t forget to look left and right, as you will see the Sorapiss climbing mountain and the “Five Towers” rock formation. From Zoppe di Cadore, the highest municipality in the province of Belluno, the route continues to Longarone. In 1963, this village was completely destroyed by a tidal wave caused by a rockslide into the reservoir and was rebuilt in a very short time. Finally, you reach Belluno with its historic squares in the old town, where many good restaurants invite you to linger.

Altitude difference: 1,300 m – Level of difficulty: 2-3/5

Day 4: Belluno - Pieve di Soligo area (60 km)

For today, we recommend to have a hearty breakfast, because right at the beginning of the day’s stage, you follow the route of the cycling race Giro d’Italia cycling up to Nevegal mountain. On the Nevegal, you are rewarded with a beautiful view over the valley of Belluno. You continue on the ridge. You can slowly and appropriately say goodbye to the Dolomite Alps, riding in the direction of blue Mediterranean Sea. You pass many alpine cabins inviting you to rest and enjoy. Today, your stage finish is the historical Feltre on the foothills of the Dolomites.

Altitude difference: 1,800 m – Level of difficulty: 3/5

Day 5: Pieve di Soligo area - Caorle (100 km)

On to the last stage, which is long but very relaxed. The day is characterized by the picturesque Piave, through whose romantic river landscape you cycle. You will pass through the Montello region, with its gentle hills, beautiful chestnut forests and vineyards. You can make a shopping stop in Noventa di Piave, which is popular for its fashion and sports outlets. And finally you reach the Mediterranean! Eraclea Mare, with its sandy beaches and the dunes and pine forests directly behind the sandy strip, shows you all the wonderful things the Adriatic coast has to offer. Your stopover in Caorle is also the final destination of your trip. Immerse yourself in the quiet but exciting life by the sea and enjoy this picturesque vacation resort.

Altitude difference: 300 m – Level of difficulty: 2/5

Day 6: Caorle

Today is at your leisure. We recommend relaxing in Caorle. Caorle is a very popular vacation resort on the Italian Adriatic coast. The small town has almost 20 km of golden sandy beach – and every year Caorle receives an award for particularly good water quality. You can reach a small pier with a church via the promenade along the main beach. The old town attracts visitors with its winding alleyways and colorful houses, whose bright colors were intended to help fishermen find the right entrance to their houses even at dawn and in foggy weather. The medieval cathedral is located in the historic town center, complete with a leaning bell tower, which is typical of the region. Numerous restaurants and ice cream parlors invite you to linger.

Day 7: Caorle or Venice

Today is also a free day for you. We recommend taking the ferry or bus to Venice (see General information>Other information), as the famous water city is only 50 km from Caorle.

Day 8: Departure Caorle

After breakfast, you can leave independently (see Extras for transfer options), or you can extend your stay in Caorle to spend another week on the beach, hike in the Laguna di Caorle nature reserve, take excursions to Venice or Jesolo, for example, or visit one of the two amusement parks (one water park, one theme park).



Included services:

  • 7 nights in a double room
  • 7x breakfast
  • GPS data
  • Local phone assistance
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Secured payment certificate
  • Tour documents
  • Transfer from Caorle to Dobbiaco, only on Sundays, incl. own bike: 125.00 EUR p. p.
  • Rental gravel bike (Bianchi Impulso Allroad Alu – Shimano GRX (limited availability) or similar model): 240,00 EUR
  • Extension of the stay in Dobbiaco or Caorle (from 89 EUR p. p. in a double room)

All partner accommodations are in the middle class. Depending on availability, this is what awaits you on the South Tyrol to the Adriatic Coast tour:

  • Hotels in South Tyrol country style
  • Family owned
  • Local cuisine
  • Rooms clad in wood
  • Impressive view of the mountains
  • Quiet location
  • Hotel in the old town

Dates and prices 2024

Start dates:

05 May 2024 to 06 October 2024 (always Sundays)


Dates tour start 2024Single roomDouble room
5+12 May, 29 Sep., 6 Oct.899 EUR p. p.649 EUR p. p.
19 May to 9 June, and 22 Sep.949 EUR p. p.699 EUR p. p.
16 June to 15 Sep.1,099 EUR p. p.879 EUR p. p.

General information

Tour characterArrival and departureTravel and safety noticeOther information

40% gravel, 50% asphalt, 10% unpaved

4 Day stages

Altitude difference: 4,700 m

300 km

Level of difficulty: 3/5 (Standard)

Nearest airports: Arrival: Innsbruck (A), Treviso, Venice, Munich (D); Departure: Venice, Treviso
By train: arrival: Toblach or Niederdorf; departure: Portogruaro-Caorle (can be reached from Caorle by a 45-minute bus ride)
By car: Villabassa/Dobbiaco
By transfer from Caorle: Departure on Sundays, from hotel, 125.00 EUR p. p. incl. own bike (see Extras)
Parking facilities: Toblach: free unguarded parking space in a nearby public parking lot for the duration of the bike tour
Transfer to historic Venice: By ferry or bus; see Other information

Please observe the travel and safety instructions of your home country for Italy and the regions of Trentino-South Tyrol and Veneto, as well as the regulations applicable there.

The historic center of Venice is only 50 km from Caorle and is well worth a day trip. What is the best way to reach Venice from Caorle?

  • By bus: Direct trip, Mon-Sun, several times a day between 5 am and 8:30 pm, provider: ATVO Line 4A, approx. 1.5 h
  • By ferry: Direct trip, Mon-Fri, several times a day between 8 am and 4 pm, along the Adriatic coast directly from Caorle to the historic old town of Venice, provider: Motonave Caorle
  • By bike: Not recommended, reasons: in addition to the visit to Venice, 100 km must be covered by bicycle, bicycles are prohibited in historic Venice, 2 ferries must be taken, bicycle must be parked at the 2nd ferry (secure bicycle parking garage)

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