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Veneto Trail - Bikepacking between the Po Valley and the Dolomites

Veneto Trail

Veneto Trail - Bikepacking between the Po Valley and the Dolomites

Mountain Biking Collection by Veneto Trail

6

Tours

252:48 h

1,816 mi

181,225 ft

The Veneto Trail is a cycling adventure, a personal and liberating challenge to do in your own time. It conquers 500 kilometres (310 mi) and 10,000 metres (33,000 feet) of elevation, taking you from the Po Valley to the Dolomites along paths, dirt tracks and back roads. The route varies from year to year to give you the chance to discover something new each time. This is a great thing, as this region is made up of many varied and astonishing landscapes: the Prosecco hills, the Asiago plateau, the Bellunese Prealps and the Dolomites, the world-famous UNESCO Natural Heritage Site.

In this Collection, we present you all the editions of the Veneto Trail, from 2015 until today, with the exception – of course – of 2020, when the event was cancelled due to the pandemic. The images in the Tours give you a taste of what to expect.

The first three editions of the Veneto Trail, from 2015 to 2017, are different from what followed. Back then, there was more asphalt and fewer singletrack sections on the route. For this reason, these Tours are more suitable for gravel bikes. However, there are also sections where you will have to get off your bike and push, both uphill and downhill. The route of the 2016 edition consists of a lot of flat terrain and leads over fluid dirt roads and paths along river banks to the beaches of Jesolo, before heading into the Dolomites.

From the 2018 edition, the Veneto Trail became a pure MTB route: lots of off-road, relentless climbs, adrenaline-pumping descents and, of course, some carrying sections. The result is a demanding route, both technically and in terms of elevation gain. However, all your efforts are rewarded with unique and spectacular natural landscapes, among the most beautiful not only in this region but in the whole of Italy.

The ideal bike for the Veneto Trail is certainly a hardtail mountain bike, although some prefer a monstercross setup with rigid forks and wide tyres. If this is you, then your riding technique must be impeccable and you need a gear ratio that allows you to tackle the steepest climbs.

The starting and finishing point for the 2017 editions is Cittadella, a beautiful medieval fortified town in the province of Padua. It is easy to reach by numerous regional trains.

Regardless of which edition you choose, you can expect many kilometres in the high mountains. The best time to embark on this adventure without the risk of snow and cold is usually from June to September. If you want to treat yourself at the end of June, we recommend you sign up for the event and share this unforgettable experience with many other people from all over the world – you won't regret it!

Here, you can find more information (in both Italian and English) about the Veneto Trail and, if you’re inspired, register for the next edition: venetotrail.eu.

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  • Veneto Trail 2021-2022 – 6th and 7th editions

    39:10
    288 mi
    7.3 mph
    29,925 ft
    29,950 ft

    In this edition, the Veneto Trail explores some of the most beautiful places in the Belluno Dolomites and the Cadore region. The trail has remained virtually unchanged between 2021 and 2022, due to the uncertainties of the pandemic. As in previous editions, the numbers and the altitude profile speak

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  • 29:24
    275 mi
    9.3 mph
    32,325 ft
    32,350 ft

    The fifth edition of the Veneto Trail is approximately 70 percent on paths and unpaved roads. The route involves the Dolomites to a lesser extent than in other editions and has undergone several changes due to the damage caused by the disastrous storm Vaia, which hit the Triveneto area at the end of

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  • 34:26
    321 mi
    9.3 mph
    35,975 ft
    36,000 ft

    The fourth edition, the first by the new organisation, starts inside the walls of the picturesque medieval town of Cittadella (PD). It boasts a completely renewed track: 517 kilometres (321 mi) with almost 11,000 metres (36,000 ft) of elevation gain and made up of 15% singletrack, 40% dirt roads, 30

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  • 43:10
    269 mi
    6.2 mph
    28,650 ft
    28,650 ft

    The track of the third edition of the Veneto Trail largely follows that of the first edition, except for the diversions to Lago di Santa Croce, which has been eliminated here.

    

    Leave from San Martino di Lupari (PD) and follow the course of the Brenta river to the Veneto Dolomites: from Agordo via Alleghe

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  • 60:56
    379 mi
    6.2 mph
    27,100 ft
    27,125 ft

    The second edition of the Veneto Trail can be described as the most gravel-friendly. The route of the first edition has been lengthened to go first to the sea and then to the mountains, thus also including many kilometres of flat terrain between smooth gravel roads and river banks.

    

    The start is in San

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  • 45:42
    284 mi
    6.2 mph
    27,250 ft
    27,250 ft

    This Tour showcases the first edition of the Veneto Trail, from which it all began.

    

    The route, which at the time was also designed for gravel bikes – but not without technical descents and challenging sections – starts in San Martino di Lupari (PD). It follows the course of the Brenta river for several

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    1,816 mi
  • Duration
    252:48 h
  • Elevation
    181,225 ft

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