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Dolomites Family Bike Tour – Older Teens & 20s

The Dolomites—A Peak Experience in Italy & Austria

  • Uncover the colorful history, culture and friendly denizens of Italy and Austria's best-kept alpine secret
  • Ride through green valleys and storybook villages framed by magnificent limestone peaks
  • Learn about and sample some of the region's many renowned wines, including vernatsch and gewürztraminer
  • Enjoy a warm welcome at charming family-run hotels and indulge in some of the finest alpine cuisine

A surprise awaits your family on Italy's rooftop: a network of quiet cycling paths for everyone's taste. 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.

Dolomites Italy Biking Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Begin with a pleasant ride in the East Tyrol region of Austria, near the Italian border and in the realm of the Dolomites and Austria's tallest peak, the Grossglockner | Pedal past meadows and woodland to Lienz, a quintessential Austrian village ringed by dramatic spires.

Days 2-3 Explore medieval Brunico, a delightful town for shopping, strolling and people watching | Discover tasty mountain cuisine, from creamy polenta to delectable apple strudel | The Aurina Valley greets you with majestic vistas of the snow-covered Zillertal range | Make a splash rafting on the Aurina River | Savor a gourmet meal and fine local wines.

Day 4 Explore hidden valleys and storybook villages framed by magnificent limestone peaks | Following peaceful cycling routes, make your way through the undulating vineyards and orchards of the South Tyrol wine region | In Bolzano, visit the South Tyrol Archaeology Museum, the home of Ötzi the Iceman, one of the world's best-preserved mummies.

Days 5-6 Ride in the glorious Rendena Valley, flanked by the distant peaks of the Brenta Dolomites | Taste wonderful regional wines, including vernatsch, lagrein and gewürztraminer | Head out for one final family bike ride in Madonna di Campiglio.

This is a perfect trip for families who'd like to experience the thrill of biking in one of Europe's most epic mountain landscapes—without having to face epic climbs and descents. You'll enjoy easygoing pedaling from Italy to Austria on an excellent network of traffic-free cycling routes and bicycle paths. Along the way, all the pleasures of the Dolomites are yours to savor: breathtaking scenery around every bend, wonderful local wines, delicious alpine cuisine, welcoming inns and memorable cultural encounters.
Jeff Cantarutti- Regional Manager - Italy
$4,098
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(+$810 for sgl. occ.)

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6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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Bolzano, Italy

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All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 3 lunches included

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Premiere & Casual Hotels*

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Grand Hotel Lienz

Grand Hotel Lienz

Lienz (1 night)

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)

Feldmilla Design Hotel

Feldmilla Designhotel

* Casual Hotel
Campo Tures (2 nights)

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

Chalet del Sogno

Chalet del Sogno

Madonna di Campiglio (2 nights)

Owned by a former Olympic athlete and professional snowboarder, this rustic yet elegant alpine chalet offers warm hospitality and peaceful natural surroundings. (pool, spa) 

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This is a perfect trip for families who'd like to experience the thrill of biking in one of Europe's most epic mountain landscapes—without having to face epic climbs and descents. You'll enjoy easygoing pedaling from Italy to Austria on an excellent network of traffic-free cycling routes and bicycle paths. Along the way, all the pleasures of the Dolomites are yours to savor: breathtaking scenery around every bend, wonderful local wines, delicious alpine cuisine, welcoming inns and memorable cultural encounters.

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 18* 900
21* 1400
2 23* 1600 30* 2200 31* 4000
3 18* 1600 29 2000 41 4300
4 32* 2100 38* 900 60 2700
5 21* 1500 41* 2000 56 4300
6 16 800 18 1400
 

Note: Minimum age requirement for rafting is 8 years unless accompanied by an adult.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Dolomites you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—both are included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

Navigate Your Way in Dolomites

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Dolomites. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Dolomites trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Dolomites—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,098 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,498 pp dbl occ

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