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Dolomites Family Bike Tour – Teens & Kids

Massif Fun in the Dolomites from Austria to Italy

From $4,198 - $4,498 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$790 for sgl. occ.)

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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Italy

Start/End Bolzano

Dolomites Map

Highlights

  • Enjoy easygoing routes through peaceful green valleys and idyllic villages, all framed by majestic limestone peaks
  • Experience a true Dolomites adventure with a thrilling rafting excursion and exciting ropes course (Just for kids)
  • Discover the rich history and culture of Austria and Italy's best-kept alpine secret
  • Taste an array of superb regional wines with the grown-ups, while the kids get their fill of pizza and apple strudel
Italy

Start/End Bolzano

Dolomites 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 The youngsters test their agility on an exhilarating ropes course | 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 | Kids make a splash rafting on the Aurina River | A fun-filled pizza outing awaits the young ones while grown-ups 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.

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. View cancellation policy.

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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.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 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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Prices

From $4,198 - $4,498 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$790 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere & Casual Hotels*

Grand Hotel Lienz
Grand Hotel Lienz

Lienz (1 night)

Feldmilla Design Hotel
Feldmilla Designhotel

Campo Tures (2 nights)

Chalet del Sogno
Chalet del Sogno

Madonna di Campiglio (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Dolomites

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Premiere & Casual Hotels*

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 View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

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

Campo Tures (2 nights)
* Casual Hotel

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) 

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

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 1000
2 19* 500 29* 900 42 3400
Kids: Ropes Course (1.5 Hours)
3 13* 300 26 900 50 2500
Kids: River Rafting (2.5 Hours)
4 4* 700 18 900 26 1500
Archaeology Museum Visit (1 Hour)
5 12* 400 22* 1800 32* 2600 45 4000
6 6 300
 

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

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level 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.

Meals

All breakfasts,4 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Road Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Specialized S-Works Roubaix & Ruby ($400 rental fee)

Ride like a pro with the new top-of-the-line S-Works bike featuring ultrasmooth Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. Faster and smoother than any other bike out there, this race-ready carbon machine delivers phenomenal acceleration and handling in an ultralight, ultrapowerful package—perfect for experienced riders. The Specialized S-Works Ruby is a light, agile speed machine precisely designed for women. You can upgrade to a Specialized S-Works Roubaix or Ruby on your trip.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Upgrade)

Specialized S-Works Ruby (Upgrade)

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Burley Cub trailer (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Cub trailer, for one or two children 60 pounds and under, is sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen.

Burley Cub trailer

Burley Cub trailer

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

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—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 more about our bike fleet.

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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