Dobbiaco – Caorle gravelbike
- 8 days s
This bike tour, specially created for gravel bikes, is extremely varied. The starting point is the picturesque Alta Pusteria, from where you will bike to the heart of the „pale mountains“, the Dolomites with their world-famous landmark, the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of the Three Peaks. Their foothills will accompany you until the second last stage. Then you leave the mountains behind and cycle towards the sea. The arrival in one of the most beautiful places in the east of Veneto – Caorle – is getting closer and closer.
The first part of the tour is also the most challenging. There are some longer climbs to master. But you will always be rewarded by an unforgettable panorama. Should your legs not be up to it, there is always an easier alternative route.
8 days s
- Accommodation in hotels 3*** and 4**** category
- Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
- Personal tour information
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Well planned routes
- Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
- Telephone service hotline for the entire tour
- Navigation App
- Arrival to the starting point of the tour
- Departure at the end of the tour
- Drinks, tourist tax and all extras
- Lunch, Dinner
- Not mentioned entries
- Rental bikes and Travel insurance
- All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“
Day 1 - Alta Pusteria
Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.
Day 2 - Alta Pusteria – Prato Piazza – Cortina d’Ampezzo
The more challenging variant first takes you into the Braies Valley. Here you can make a detour to the idyllic Lago di Braies Lake. The stage takes you to the high plateau of Prato Piazza, with the Dürrenstein and the Hohe Gaisl towering majestically above. The route then descends along the old military road into the Höhlenstein Valley and along the old railway line „Ferrovia delle Dolomiti“ over the Cimabanche Pass to the Olympic town of Cortina d‘Ampezzo.
The easier variant leads directly along the railway track through the Höhlenstein Valley to Cortina d‘Ampezzo.
(approx. 45 - 55 km, approx. 1.000 Hm or approx. 30-35 km; approx. 350 Hm)
Day 3 - Cortina d’Ampezzo – Belluno
For the more challenging variant, first follow the „Lunga Via delle Dolomiti“ cycle path along the former railway line. On the left, the view falls on the Sorapis mountain range and on the right on the rock formation of the Cinque Torri. After a steep climb, you reach Zoppè di Cadore, the highest municipality in the municipality of Belluno. From there you continue to Longarone. Longarone was completely destroyed in 1963 by a flood wave caused by a rock fall into the reservoir. Within a very short time, the village was rebuilt. You cycle past the Ponte nelle Alpi to the stage destination Belluno.
The easier variant leads you along the cycle path to Pieve di Cadore, Longarone and then to Belluno.
(approx. 80 km, approx. 970 Hm or approx. 75 km, approx. 150 Hm)
Day 4 - Belluno - Pieve di Soligo/Susegana
With the more demanding variant, after a longer ascent, you reach the well-known high plateau Nevegal right at the beginning. You follow in the footsteps of the Giro d'Italia - in 2011 this led from Belluno up to Nevegal. From there you can see Santa Croce and Morto Lake. Enjoy an impressive 360° panorama along the ridge. In the north you can still see the Dolomites and with good visibility you can already see the blue Adriatic Sea in the south. Surrounded by vineyards, you cycle further south through the Prosecco region. A highlight of today's stage is the Molinetta della Croda, an old water mill from the 17th century. Then you cycle on to Pieve di Soligo/ Susegana, the stage destination. The best way to end the evening is with a good glass of wine.
With the easier variant, you stay in the valley and cycle through hilly terrain, first past Lago di Santa Croce and then also through the Prosecco area to the stage destination.
Day 5 - Pieve di Soligo - Caorle
There is only one option for this stage. The route takes you along the Piave. You have almost left the mountains behind - it continues hilly in the direction of Nervesa della Battaglia. You leave the Montello nature reserve. On the way to the lagoon beaches, the town of Noventa di Piave is particularly popular with cyclists to take a break, as there are good shopping opportunities with fashion and sports outlets.
The stage continues to the beaches of the Venice lagoon.
You will pass by Eraclea. The Pineta di Eraclea pine forest is one of the largest pine forests on the Adriatic coast and it is located directly behind the seashore. Eraclea Mare is also known for its beautiful flat sandy beach and the dunes behind the beach.
At the end of the stage, you will reach Caorle, one of the most picturesque towns in eastern Veneto.
(approx. 85 km, approx. 250 Hm)
Day 6 - "culture or relax day" in Caorle
Caorle has beautiful golden sandy beaches, many places of historical, cultural and scenic interest, but also ideal opportunities for relaxing and entertainment.
The historic centre of Caorle is divided into two halves, around which dozens of narrow alleys wind. The atmosphere you experience when strolling through the alleyways is unique at any time of the year. In the old town, just a few metres from the sea, stands an ancient cathedral and next to it the very special cylindrical bell tower, built in 1100, both in Romanesque style. In front of the cathedral square, there is a beautiful and unique seafront promenade lined with stones, known as „Scogliera Viva“ (Living Cliffs). One of the most important buildings in Caorle is the church of the Madonna dell‘Angelo, a small church right by the sea.
Day 7 - Caorle or excursion to Jesolo or Venice
You can spend the day on the beach, and enjoy the culinary delights and the sun. If you prefer to spend the day in a sporty way, there is the option of cycling to Jesolo or Venice and then back to Caorle. There are also numerous bathing and refreshment stop along the way.
(approx. 25 km till Jesolo, approx. 67 km till Venice)
Day 8 - Caorle
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
- Cancellation within 28 days before the tour begins: 20% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation between 27 and 14 days before the tour begins: 30% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation between 13 and 8 days before the tour begins: 50% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation between 7 and 4 days before the tour begins: 70% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation from 3 days before before the tour begins or “no-show”: 95% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation of the already started trip: 100% of the total travel price.For any change to the booking ( arrival date, duration, transfer due to change in the person of the travel participant, etc.) up to 28 days before departure, a processing fee of Euro 75.00 per booking will be charged. Thereafter, the above cancellation conditions apply. The re-booking of a different tour is only possible in the form of a cancellation (according to cancellation conditions) and subsequent new booking.
In case of cancellation of the trip of a combined bike and barge tour the following cancellation fees will be charged:
- Cancellation within 85 days prior to commencement of travel: 20% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation between 84 and 60 days prior to commencement of travel: 30% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation between 59 and 42 days before departure: 40% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation between 41 and 29 days prior to commencement of travel: 70% of the total travel price;
- Cancellation between 28 and 1 day prior to commencement of travel: 90% of the total travel price;
- “No show” or interruption of the already started trip: 100% of the total travel price.
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