Austrian Alps & Italy's Dolomites Bike Tour

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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 $5,699 - $6,199 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

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.

Austrian Alps & Italy's 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 2-5

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: Sep-Oct 2025: May-Oct

From $5,699 - $6,199 /person

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Mountain Adventures from Salzburg to Venice

Border-hopping. It’s one of the most entrancing parts of European travel. So we thought we’d elevate the concept. As in ten thousand feet of elevation in Austria’s Hochtor Pass. Elevated Italian cuisine. And sky-high standards of luxury. Let two wheels carry you across the Alps—the most dramatic and fascinating natural border on the Continent. It’s the cycling adventure of a lifetime. 

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Highlights

  • Traverse three countries as you link Austria, Germany and Italy by bike, savoring each culture and climate
  • Witness the landscape transition from lush forests and pastures to sun-drenched Italian foothills
  • Unwind in hotel saunas, terraced gardens and the colorful lanes of quiet towns
  • Chase some culture in music-loving Salzburg and picturesque Venice, exquisite gateway cities that beckon you to extend your trip
Austria Alps and Italy Dolomites Bike Tour

Germany & Austria

Start Salzburg

End Venice

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Begin your trip in baroque Salzburg before traveling into neighboring Germany • Bike through the unspoiled forests of Germany’s Berchtesgaden National Park • Hop back across the Austrian border on two wheels before sitting down to a family-style tavern lunch • A long and delicious downhill leads you into the dreamy resort town of Maria Alm • Spend the night in our spa retreat with views of the Hochkönig (High King) mountain.

Accommodations

Night 1

Die Hochkönigin
Maria Alm
Premiere Hotel

Sustainability gets an emphasis at this retreat featuring gourmet dining, a sophisticated spa with infinity pools and sky decks and plenty of views of its namesake mountain, the Hochkönig (High King). The luxury at every turn makes it clear why this stylish abode is the "High Queen". (pool, spa)

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

Days 2-3

Description

Hop a shuttle over the Hochalpenstrasse (High Alpine Road), Austria’s scenic route linking the Northern Alps to the Southern Alps, then follow byways and bike paths that parallel the famous highway as it descends into the Dolomites • Pedal through a rarified high-mountain world watched over by the bell-shaped Grossglockner peak • Follow a bike path into romantic Lienz, where you have the evening off to explore cobblestoned alleyways • Slip into a slower pace on a valley ride through the relaxing pastoral scenery of the Gaitaler Alps • Check out our hotel's many saunas and pamper yourself with a refined Continental dinner.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

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.

Days 4-6

Description

Cross the border into Italy and the dramatic Dolomites • Gleaming meadows and granite towers await around every turn • Same mountains, different country—marvel at the alpine backdrop as you pass villages festooned with laundry, where espresso-sipping locals watch the world go by from shutter-framed windows • Ride along the car-free Via delle Dolomiti, a former WWI train line turned cycling path, then sit down to inventive Italian cuisine in a converted train depot • Settle into our romantic villa-hotel tucked into a hill town in Valdobbiadene, home region of Prosecco • Spin through foothills festooned with vineyards and stop at a wine cellar to see where the local bubbles are bottled • Toast to your cross-Alps adventure with a view • Your final morning brings a choice to say arrivederci on the local cyclists’ go-to loop ride or with a stroll to a nearby castle.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Hotel Villa Cipriani
Asolo
Premiere Hotel

A rambling estate which clings to the edge of a hill town in a fever dream of mottled stone walls, patios, verandas and gardens worthy of a Medici. (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.

Night 1

Die Hochkönigin
Maria Alm

Premiere Hotel

Sustainability gets an emphasis at this retreat featuring gourmet dining, a sophisticated spa with infinity pools and sky decks and plenty of views of its namesake mountain, the Hochkönig (High King). The luxury at every turn makes it clear why this stylish abode is the "High Queen". (pool, spa)

Nights 2-3

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) 

Nights 4-5

Hotel Villa Cipriani
Asolo

Premiere Hotel

A rambling estate which clings to the edge of a hill town in a fever dream of mottled stone walls, patios, verandas and gardens worthy of a Medici. (pool, spa)

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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
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