Dolomites Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,499 - $5,949 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Dolomites Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Oct 2025: Jun-Oct

From $5,499 - $5,949 /person

World-Class Routes in Italy & Austria

Welcome to a Dolomites adventure that will immerse you in one of the most picturesque corners of Italy and the crown jewels of Europe’s mighty Alps. Explore a network of quiet cycling paths linking Italy to Austria via lush valleys and limestone massifs. Connect with local people whose unique traditions enrich the journey. Savor exquisite meals, regional wines and cozy inns. Enjoy a world-class adventure cycling through the Dolomites with Backroads!

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Highlights

  • Uncover the colorful history, culture and friendly denizens of Italy and Austria’s celebrated alpine region
  • Bike through storybook villages and lush green valleys framed by the magnificent peaks of the Ortler Alps
  • Discover bike paths and cycling routes past meadows strewn with wildflowers and filled with locals tending the rich soil
  • Feel at home in luxurious family-run hotels and indulge in some of the region's finest high-mountain cuisine
Italy Dolomites Bike Tour map

Italy & Austria

Start/End Bolzano

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Welcome to South Tyrol, home to a captivating mix of Italian, Austrian and Tyrolean cultures • Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Most residents speak German in this sublime region • Bike up and down the spectacular Etsch Valley as you embark on a pleasant riverside ride past orchards, vineyards and castles Pista ciclabile in Italy, Radweg in Austria—whatever you call it, these bike paths are idyllic! • Descend through the Venosta Valley, flanked by the jagged peaks of the Ortles and Ötztal Mountains.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Castel Fragsburg
Merano
Premiere Hotel

This unique and stylish 17th-century lodge boasts unrivaled vistas of the surrounding landscape and restaurants curated by a Michelin-starred chef. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Meadows, woodland and quiet hamlets set the stage for today's ride along the Rienz River • A haven of tranquility, the Ahrntal (Ahrn) Valley greets you with gentle inclines and delights with majestic vistas of the Zillertal range's snow-covered peaks • Soak up the scene of fairy-tale forests, barns and locals hand-cutting their lawns with traditional wooden scythes • Bike through the Puster Valley en route to Bruneck, a town with a well-preserved medieval core • Discover wonderful regional wines, including Vernatsch, Lagrein and Gewürztraminer • Taste delectable mountain specialties—polenta, funghi, local cheese, canederli and apple strudel.

Accommodations

Night 3

Falkensteiner Hotel Kronplatz
Bruneck
Premiere Hotel

A chic mountain retreat featuring modern design with minimalist décor and phenomenal views of the peak-ensconced valley. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Behold hidden valleys and storybook villages surrounded by towering mountains • Following peaceful cycling routes, make your way through the countryside to Lienz, Austria, a charming cobbled town ringed by jagged spires • Spin along a picture-perfect route through a forested valley and small lakes 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 • Ride into the Drau River valley before saying auf Wiedersehen to South and East Tyrol.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Grand Hotel Lienz
Lienz
Premiere Hotel

Framed by the Dolomites and Austria's highest peaks, this comfortable hotel features modern comforts yet also exudes old-world charm. (pool, spa) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Castel Fragsburg
Merano

Premiere Hotel

This unique and stylish 17th-century lodge boasts unrivaled vistas of the surrounding landscape and restaurants curated by a Michelin-starred chef. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Night 3

Falkensteiner Hotel Kronplatz
Bruneck

Premiere Hotel

A chic mountain retreat featuring modern design with minimalist décor and phenomenal views of the peak-ensconced valley. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Grand Hotel Lienz
Lienz

Premiere Hotel

Framed by the Dolomites and Austria's highest peaks, this comfortable hotel features modern comforts yet also exudes old-world charm. (pool, spa) 

From $5,499 - $5,949 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

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