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Dolomites Family Bike Tour

Massif Fun in Austria & Italy

  • Enjoy easygoing routes among valleys and idyllic villages framed by majestic limestone peaks
  • A thrilling rafting excursion and ropes course for youngsters make for a true Dolomites adventure
  • Discover the rich history and culture of Austria and Italy's best-kept alpine secret
  • Kids look forward to pizza and apple strudel while grown-ups taste superb regional wines
  • A trio of luxurious hotels provide a warm welcome to families

Come play in the Dolomites—a wonderland of green meadows and really massive massifs. Traffic-free bike paths keep the pedaling carefree. And cool diversions, like a ropes course and rafting keep the fun flowing. Six super days. Pure alpine excitement. In an epic playground where your family is welcomed… like family!

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Itinerary

Day 1 A captivating mix of Italian, Austrian and Tyrolean cultures awaits your family   Ready to dive into this spectacular mountain landscape? 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 Discover the tastiest mountain cuisine, from creamy polenta to delectable apple strudel  The youngsters test their agility on an exhilarating ropes course  Shift gears in medieval Brunico, a delightful town for shopping, strolling and people watching  A haven of tranquility, the Aurina Valley greets you with majestic vistas of the snow-covered peaks of the Zillertal range  Kids make a splash on the Aurina River during a rafting adventure  A fun-filled pizza outing for the young ones while grown-ups savor a gourmet meal paired with fine local wines.

Day 4 Hidden valleys and storybook villages framed by magnificent limestone peaks —it's postcard-perfect and it's all around you  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 Taste wonderful regional wines, including vernatsch, lagrein and gewürztraminer  Ride in the glorious Rendena Valley, flanked by the distant peaks of the Brenta Dolomites  Head out for one final family bike ride in Madonna di Campiglio.

It may come as a surprise to learn that the Dolomites, one of Europe's most epic mountain landscapes, offer wonderful opportunities for easygoing pedaling. From Austria and into Italy, we've discovered a really great network of traffic-free cycling routes and bicycle paths that are excellent for all levels of riding. Along the way, all the delights of the Dolomites are yours to enjoy, including superb alpine scenery, delicious cuisine and regional wines, memorable local encounters and family-friendly hotels.
Jeff Cantarutti- Regional Manager - Italy
$4,098 - $4,398
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Bolzano, Italy

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Premiere & Casual Inns*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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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 Inn
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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It may come as a surprise to learn that the Dolomites, one of Europe's most epic mountain landscapes, offer wonderful opportunities for easygoing pedaling. From Austria and into Italy, we've discovered a really great network of traffic-free cycling routes and bicycle paths that are excellent for all levels of riding. Along the way, all the delights of the Dolomites are yours to enjoy, including superb alpine scenery, delicious cuisine and regional wines, memorable local encounters and family-friendly hotels.

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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 10* 200 25 600 41 1400
2 19* 500 29 900 42 3400
Kids: Ropes Course (1.5 Hours)
3 13* 300 26 1000 50 2500
Kids: River Rafting (2.5 Hours)
4 10* 700 18* 900
21* 1400
Archaeology Museum Visit (1 Hour)
5 15* 800 25* 1600 41* 3400 50* 4700
6 7 1800
 

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* 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

We Get Right to the Good Parts

We've streamlined the travel logistics that bog down most Dolomites itineraries, because we know one of the challenges of vacationing with kids is keeping everyone patient as you connect the dots. The Backroads vans get you to the good stuff as quickly as possible. And comfortable coach transfers at the start and end of the trip save you from herding the whole gang onto a train.

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.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Dolomites have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

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.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

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.

Tweens, Teens and the Rest

The activities on Backroads Family Adventures are designed with all of you in mind. We've got easier routes designed for younger kids' abilities – and attention spans—and great longer options scaled to fit the tastes and energy levels of tweens, teens and adults. To narrow down the best choices for your family, take a look at our age guidelines.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,098 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,798 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,698 pp dbl occ

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