Milan to Venice Cycle Adventure Picture 1
Milan to Venice Cycle Adventure Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: March - October

Max alt:  275

Dist:  340km

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

Cycle from Milan to Venice

Bike Adventure

From the fashion Capital of the world, Milan. To the floating city of Venice. This North Italian wonder ride is sure to give you one of the best cycling experiences Italy has to offer as we visit 3 iconic Italian Cities and the picturesque shores of Lake Garda en route. Fabulous food, wine and of course cycling awaits you... what are you waiting for?

We shall meet you in Milan the evening before your ride for dinner and an event briefing. Dependant on your flight time, you should have plenty of time to explore this fabulous city. Our ride begins the following morning (Ride Day 1), heading west out of the city and into the flat terrain of Northern Italy. In the distance we shall see the foot hills of the Alps, paying a visit to the stunning Lago d’Iseo. For those who enjoy a little exertion, there is an opportunity here to extend the ride by heading into these hills before making our way towards our overnight accommodation near Brescia.

(Ride Day 2) We continue East through the plains of this region before arriving on the shores of stunning Lake Garda. A must see for anyone in this part of the world. We shall explore the lake side, stopping for a Coffee, and maybe even a dip, before continuing onto Verona, making our way in via a cycle path along the River Adige. Again for those wanting to add a few more kilometres and metres of elevation to the day’s ride there are a few options to extend the ride into the hills surrounding Lake Garda.


The final day (Ride Day 3) of cycling is the longest as we head towards Venice. Although today is the longest we have a downhill trend to the day, meaning we shall be rolling along nicely. With just one serious hill just before Padua, our planned afternoon stop. We shall approach Venice heading into Mestre to get changed and ready for the evening. Once out of the cycle gear, we'll head across to Venice for the big group photo, dinner and a celebratory drink or 2!



Day 1 -

Arrive Milan

20:00 meet your Adventure Cafe team

Evening Meal and event briefing

Day 2 - 

Cycle from Milan to Brescia - 110km / 600m+

Ride Highlights - Milan, Lago d'Iseo, Lakeside Hills for loger route, Brescia 

Day 3 -

Cycle from Brescia to Verona - 105km / 600m+ 

Ride Highlights - Brescia, Lake Garda, Garda, Lakeside hills for longer route, Verona

Day 4- 

Cycle from Verona to Mestre/Venice - 125km / 400m+

Ride Highlights - Flat or down hill for 99% of the day, one hill climb in the dei colli Euganie regional park, Padua.

Day 5 - 

Return Journeys from Venice




Route Map


We will be staying in comfortable hotels sharing twin rooms. 

Single supplements available - at a small extra charge - please ask at time of booking.



What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)


Medical Issues

Please ensure you send adventure cafe your medical info (current medication, Injuries, Dietary, Allergies)


Included In Trip

4 Nights Hotel Accomodation (Milan, Brescia, Verona, Venice)

4 Breakfasts

Adventure Cafe Support Vehicle (Tools & First Aid Kits, Baggage transfers)

Adventure Cafe Cycle Leader

Bicycle transfers from airport dependant on your flight time


Excluded From Trip

Lunches (dependant on group size we will; either visit local cafes or provide picnic lunch)



Airport Transfers (Can be arranged on request)


Equipment Required

Kit lists specific to your trip dates and location will be issued upon enquiry...below is our guide advice to give an idea of what you should bring on a multi--day ride in Europe

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant


Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle  Clothing
Padded Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, or Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes or sturdy traners suitable), 

Spare Shoes/Sandals for after ride

Casual Evening Wear - tracksuits, jeans, T shirts, fleece ...

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, chargers, EU plug adaptor, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip. It is advisable to check that your travel insurance covers the value of any expensive items of kit that you chose to bring along with you. 

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure


Safety Information

Helmets are compulsory 

Please ensure your bike has been serviced

Please do not ride with headphones




Pack your sunglasses and suncream, maybe some UV sleeves too. We expect clear warm weather for this trip. As always there can be a wet day so a pack a waterproof and extra layer just in case


Optional Extras



Airport Transfers

Bike Hire



Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.


Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

Milan to Venice Cycle Adventure Picture 2
Milan to Venice Cycle Adventure Picture 2

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Milan to Venice Cycle Adventure Picture 3