Gentle bike paths lead us through the spectacular Dolomites then down past lovely terraced vineyards, and through classic medieval towns and villages before reaching our ultimate destination, Venice and the Adriatic Sea. Our route takes us along mountain valleys, past a myriad of castles, beautiful villas, ancient villages, and handsome vineyards. In the process we gradually lose over 4200 feet in elevation. Starting from our hotel in San Candido we take a beautiful ride down through the Austrian border to visit the handsome town of Lienz. We spend two nights in Cortina, the site of the 1956 Winter Olympics, and then visit Belluno, Valdobbiadene (where we have a chance to taste the best Prosecco in the world) and Villa di Maser, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a night in beautiful Treviso, we transfer to Venice where a vaporetto takes us along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge and the start of a spectacular tour of what has to be one of the most fascinating and beautiful cities in the world. Add to all this wonderful adventure the legendary hospitality and unsurpassed cuisine of northern Italy and you have a perfect experience indeed.