The Veneto

Which is Italy’s most visited region? Tuscany? Lazio? The lakes? No it’s the Veneto. The Veneto has something for everyone: there’s Venezia obviously, and then the Veneto is home to some of the most dazzlingly gorgeous parts of the Dolomites, and then there are a fistful beautiful small cities from Verona, to Vicenza and Padova to lesser-known gems like Montagnana with its medieval walls, Treviso, Vittorio Veneto and Feltre.

When it comes to cycling there’s plenty of variety from accessible cycling through tranquil wetlands and waterways, to exploring the winegrowing areas of the ‘PreAlps’ and full-on mountain climbs through the Dolomites with some of the great iconic climbs of Italian cycling history.

In this section:


  • the Lunga via delle Dolomiti is a traffic-free cycleway running from Toblach (Dobbiaco) in the north to Pieve di Cadore in the south via Cortina d’Ampezzo. It would be my nominee for Italy’s most beautiful cycleway;

There are three inter­na­tional cycle routes that pass through the Veneto

Tour guides

Neighbouring regions

Sunset in the Dolomites near Forno di Zoldo (Veneto)

Sunset in the Dolomites near Forno di Zoldo (Veneto)

Burano, laguna di Venezia

Burano, laguna di Venezia

Cyclist in Padova

Cyclist in Padova