Cycle Milan to Venice12th Sep 2024
After conquering this sublime, mostly flat challenge three times, we are delighted to experience "La Dolce Vita" again in 2023!
Join us in Italy's fashion capital for a three-day cycle from Milan to the maze of canals that makes up Venice. We'll cycle over 350km in three phenomenal days with postcard-perfect scenery every pedal of the way.
Our idyllic route will take us along the southern edge of the Dolomites, past vineyards, the stunning lakes of Iseo and Garda and into Fair Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
We'll experience Italy in the best way, taking in not just the tourist hot spots, but also the tranquil towns, small roads and rolling hills of the countryside.
Our last day on the bikes sees us cycling right to the edge of Venice for a fantastic celebration. Then, you'll have a free day to explore the canals and islands of Venice, filled with the triumph of conquering an epic bike ride for the charity of your choice.
Despite the backdrop of the Dolomites on parts of your ride, this challenge is loved for its relatively flat cycle throughout. The distances each day are challenging but you will enjoy well maintained tarmac roads through this beautiful region of Northern Italy.
registration fee (payable today)£62.25
What to Expect
- 3 challenge days cycling, only 5 days out of the UK.
- Conquer 350 km by bike.
- Relatively flat throughout on good tarmac terrain.
- Visit historic towns of Northern Italy and enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the lakes and Dolimites.
Day by Day Itinerary
UK - Milan
Our Italian adventure begins in the evening, when we meet at our hotel in Milan.
To give you more flexibility, you arrange your own flights to and from Italy. This means you can book them from your local airport and easily extend your stay in Bella Italia before/after the challenge.
Our hotel will be very easy to get to from the airport and we’ll send you clear directions closer to the time.
We recommend you book your flight to come into the Linate Airport, as this is closest to the city centre, where our hotel will be. If your flying to one of the other airports in Milan, there will be good city links, so you’ll still find us easily.
Our friendly Dream Team will already be at the hotel when you check in and so we’ll be able to answer any questions and help you out if you need. Then you’re free to relax or explore the amazing city of Milan.
As your evening (and indeed, your day if you choose to fly in the morning) you’ll need to arrange your own meal(s) – a perfect opportunity to take your pick of Milan’s exquisite restaurants.
Many people who take part in this type of challenge are not regular cyclists, so it’s imperative that everyone follows a reasonably serious course of training before the challenge.
We’ll send you a comprehensive guide to training when you register, which builds up gradually as the start date gets closer.
Cycle Milan to Venice is a perfect motivation to get fit, make amazing new friends and have an experience of a lifetime.
You’ll probably also be pleased to hear that the route isn’t very hilly. As you can see from this route map (subject to change), it is mostly flat, despite riding up to the lakes with views of the mountains.