Dolomites, Lake Garda & Venice Ride

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Trip code: 
MWD
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Cycling
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Spectacular riding from the stunning Dolomites to Venice

Few landscapes in Europe match the unique beauty of the jagged limestone Dolomites. The route starts with incredible views of Trentino's dramatic mountains, cycling on relatively easy roads and tracks along the Adige River. On reaching the northern shore of Lake Garda, we will be immediately mesmerised by the breath-taking views of one of the most famous Italian lakes. A four hour ferry cruise on the lake gives us the opportunity to take in these wonderful vistas before continuing the ride through the beautiful cities of Verona, Padova and finally the canals and waterways of Venice.

Highlights

  • Cycle through stunning Dolomite scenery 
  • Relax on a boat trip across Lake Garda
  • Discover the fascinating cities of Verona, Padova and Venice

Key information

  • 6 days cycling with partial vehicle support (limited seats)
  • 95% tarmac roads, 5% gravel tracks 
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs 
  • 7 nights hotels, all en suite

 

What's included

  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation
  • London flights (if booking incl. flights)
  • Airport transfers
  • Local bike hire (Excluding E-bikes)
  • Lake Garda ferry 

What's not included

  • Travel insurance 
  • Visa and vaccinations 
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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6

Days of Cycling
Pace:

Moderate: 13-16km/8-10miles an hour

Terrain:

Low altitude; 95% tarmac, 5% gravel roads

Day by day breakdown
Day 275.0km/45.0miles
Day 355.0km/33.0miles
Day 460.0km/37.0miles
Day 575.0km/46.0miles
Day 650.0km/31.0miles
Day 740.0km/24.0miles

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Itinerary

Trento
to
Mestre (Venice)
  • Day 1

    Fly to Venice; transfer to Trento.

    Fly to Venice; transfer to Trento, province of Trentino-Alto Adige nestled in the Adige River Valley. A cosmopolitan city and a centre for industry, education, science and finance, Trento is one of the wealthiest and most prosperous cities in Italy boasting an atmospheric historic centre adorned by well preserved Medieval and Renaissance buildings. Depending on the group's arrival time, there may be time to go into town before we have our evening meal and trip breifing.

    Comfortable Hotel

  • Day 2

    Morning train to Bolzano, capital city of the South Tyrol. Cycle on quiet roads following the Adige River back to Trento.

    After breakfast we take a short train ride (40 mins) to Bolzano, the capital city of the South Tyrol set in a stunning location surrounded by mountains. In 2012 Bolzano was voted as the city with the best quality of life in Italy. We have the opportunity to familiarise ourselves with the bikes whilst taking a short tour around the historic centre. From here we will cycle south along the Adige River, following quiet undulating roads, with an overall ascent of approximately 300m. Cycling through orchards and vineyards, we pass Lake Caldaro and the lovely villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. This area is well known for its wine production, which represents three quarters of the whole of the South Tyrol. We arrive back in Trento late afternoon where and spend a second night at our central hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Continue riding along the river to Lake Garda. A 2.5 hrs ferry cruise takes us to the south shore of the lake.

    We continue along the Adige until we reach Rovereto and Mori. From here, we head west towards the northern shores of Lake Garda. After some short ascents, we cycle down to Torbole and then onto the elegant resort of Riva del Garda. There we take the ferry to the southern end of the lake, leaving Trentino and heading towards the Veneto region. The cruise on the lake gives us the opportunity to enjoy the splendid landscape and relax before we reach our final destination of the day: Desenzano. Once in Desenzano we will take a short walk from the ferry port to reach our hotel for the night.

     

     

     

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    From Lake Garda, we cycle to Verona, made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

    Cycling mainly on quiet roads and cycle paths today, we make our way to the legendary city of Verona. Located on the river Adige, Verona is arguably the most beautiful city in Veneto. Its famous arena is one of the many Roman monuments we can discover there. Other places of interest are the Basilica San Zeno and of course Juliet's house and the famous balcony!


    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Cycle to Vicenza; riding through vineyards and the rolling hills of Monti Berici.

    After a flat start, we reach the hillier region of Monti Berici. There are a couple of more challenging climbs on today’s route as we cycle over the undulating terrain, but we are rewarded with fantastic views of our destination for the day: Vicenza. The old city centre is a jewel of Renaissance architecture: private palaces, public buildings and the Basilica are testaments to the work of one of Italy's most renowned architects: Andrea Palladio. A visit to the best ice-cream parlour in Vicenza is a great reward after today's ride!


    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Pass the Palladian Villa Rotonda, as we cycle to Padova where Giotto’s Chapel and other marvels await.

    Leaving Vicenza, we cycle past beautiful Palladian villas. We continue along the Bacchiglione River, on relatively quiet and flat roads, to the fascinating city of Padova, famous for the Scrovegni Chapel, painted by Giotto, and the Prato della Valle, one of the biggest squares in Europe.


    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Follow Veneto's flat roads towards the Adriatic Sea and the lagoon of Venice, for a drink on Piazza San Marco or a stroll across the Rialto Bridge.

    We continue cycling through Veneto, along the Brenta Canal and passing numerous villas belonging to the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Villa Widmann). Today's ride ends in Mestre, which is the final destination for our week of cycling. Here we drop off the bikes, get changed and hop on a bus over the bridge to Venice. Once in the heart of the 'Floating City', we can explore the labyrinth of narrow streets, bridges and waterways. We will see famous sights including Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and of course Piazza San Marco. After exploring the city we can enjoy a relaxed evening and perhaps a gondola ride before returning to our hotel in Mestre.


    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    Free morning in Venice; fly to London.

    After breakfast we have most of the day free to further explore Venice before transfering to the airport and flying to London.

    Meals included: Breakfast
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Essential Info

Visas

UK passport holders do not need visas for this trip. Other nationalities should check with the relevant embassies.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts are included on this trip.

For breakfast you can expect a continental style buffet including cold meats, eggs, cheese, breads, pastries, jam, tea and coffee.
For lunch and dinner our leader will be on hand to recommend his favourite restaurants based on your budget and preferences. As you would expect from a holiday in Italy, the standard of food and drink throughout the tour is extremely high and also very varied as we head from the mountains to the coast. You can expect plenty of pizza’s and pasta dishes but also lots of seafood options on restaurant menus too. This trip passes through several wine growing areas and if possible we will stop to visit wineries and vineyards on route and get to sample their produce in the evenings.

Weather

In the Dolomites - as always in the mountains - the weather can be very changeable. On average in summer months you can expect some rain on one day in two, but it is likely to come in heavy and thundery outbursts of relatively short duration rather than prolonged showers. Down in the valleys daytime temperatures range on average from 12º to 22ºC, although 25º is not unusual. As we ride out of the mountains the weather often gets warmer, therefore you need to be ready for anything, and to pack shorts as well as warmer clothes, full waterproofs as well as sun cream.

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Is this trip for you?

This trip is classified Road

Average daily distance: 50km (31 miles) with 6 days cycling

Terrain and route: 95% tarmac roads, 5% gravel/un-paved roads.

We aim to use mainly quiet roads and cycle paths where possible, but at times we need to cross busy road sections in order to reach the quieter routes on the other side. Although there are no real steep climbs or technical difficulties, at times the route is undulating and requires a reasonable level of fitness.

A support vehicle (with limited seats) is available throughout the trip, it will not be able to follow the group at all times but it will meet you at the end of cycle paths and at junctions to give route directions and allow access to any items you don’t wish to carry on the bike.

 

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Accommodation

3 and 4-star hotels

We use a variety of 3 and 4-star hotels throughout with en suite facilities. They may be located either in the towns themselves or in the surrounding countryside.

Examples of hotels used:

Trento - Grand Hotel Trento or Hotel America

Desenzano - Hotel Bonotto

Verona -  Hotel Leon d’Oro or Ark Hotel

Vicenza – Albergo San Raffaele

Padova – Hotel Casa del Pellegrino or Methis Hotel

Mestre - Hotel Venezia

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  • Reviewed June 2018
    Catherine Stewart

    Highly recommended

    Delightful route through some beautiful countryside and staying or passing through towns oozing with italian atmosphere, history and wonderful architecture.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Lunch and tour of a winery - just like out of a film set! With the most delicious home-made/home-grown food, and wine, was a definite highlight. That, after swimming in a mountain lake in the early part of the trip. And the icing on the cake was being taken on a tour of Venice by our guide who was able to take us away from the crowds to discover parts of the city only locals would know, including nosing out restaurants where the locals eat!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent. Michele is hugely experienced in looking after cycling groups. His enthusiasm for his work and love of his country is infectious and makes the whole thing so much fun. There is no substitute for local knowledge... Martino provided very helpful back-up and worked hard to make sure everyone in the group was looked after.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared with an additional picnic for your journey from the airport to the hotel on the first night if you want to avoid having to eat dubious motorway services food. With so much good food available in Italy, it is not the most attractive introduction to the week but probably unavoidable in view of arrival times and the local tradition in that part of the country to eat early.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Our ride from Padova to Venice on the last cycling day was curtailed because of heavy rain. This turned out to be a huge bonus as that leg would not have been through particularly attractive countryside and would have taken up all of the morning and probably more. Going by train straight into Venice first thing gave us a full day there, with our guide, which made it a memorable day and a brilliant finale to a most enjoyable trip.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Rae Leach

    Cycling trip

    Great cycling through wonderful scenery.Visited some beautiful cities with their amazing buildings and history

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The ride down to Lake Garda and the clean cities.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Good with great local knowledge

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Disappointed that there are no tea or coffee making facilities in any of the hotels,should be a standard commodity!!
  • Reviewed June 2018
    David Morton

    Superb week away!

    This was my first cycling trip, and the week was fantastic! On the morning of Day 3 at breakfast, we were commenting to each other that we could not believe we had only been cycling for 2 days. Seeing the history-packed cities of Verona, Vicenza and Padova briefly during the day and staying only 1 night, we promised to return to each city for at least a few nights in future.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Probably the most dramatic part of the trip, despite not being actual cycling (though that was good overall), was taking a catamaran ferry from the top of Lake Garda at Riva del Garda southbound to Desenzano. Being on the water is always wonderful, and this 3-hour trip calling at gorgeous lakeside towns I had never heard of, let alone visited, was captivating. One could tell at a glance that these were all and each extraordinary places of beauty and resonance that have crafted lovely summer memories for thousands of visitors over at least a few centuries.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Michele was a terrific leader and host for the week. Being a native of Vicenza, he knows the entire Veneto region very well and his high energy levels, good cheer and ready smile kept us all motivated and made for a wonderful trip. Martino's friendliness and support from the van was much appreciated. We enjoyed time with both guys during stops for delicious Italian food at lunchtime.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make yourself go and do at least a few cycling days of 30miles/50km in the several weeks before you go! I thought, "No problem, I'm in reasonable shape and this just a #3/moderate rated trip" and didn't do much pre-trip training. While the trip was still pleasant overall, as per Exodus' advice, one will appreciate it much more having been "in the saddle" for at least a moderate period, and significant daily duration, before travelling.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This was such a wonderful week, and great experience. I loved it. So much packed in a marvellously distilled week. I will never forgot the intoxicating blasts of jasmine scent from the blossoming hedges everywhere we cycled during this first week in June! Like many more experienced fellow travellers on this trip, I am certain that I will be booking many more Exodus cycling trips over the coming years!
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Jane Hoskisson

    Loved every minute....even the rain!

    This trip was to celebrate a big birthday for a dear friend, and it was truly one of the best ways I can imagine to usher in a new decade. We are casual cyclists so it was great there was nothing too daunting in terms of distance and elevation - and I was so distracted by the stunning scenes that I did not mind the odd view stop on the steeper bits.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I will never forget turning the corner and seeing beautiful Lake Garda - truly magical, and I thought it could not be topped - that was until Michele took us to look at the roof tops of Venice. Breathtaking!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Michele and Martino were a great team, and I think Michele's local knowledge shone through in terms of his recommendations for restaurants every evening. He's a passionate Italian Ambassador, and for sure the trip was greatly enhanced by his local knowledge and passion for this beautiful part of the world.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bring a sense of humour if it rains!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I was really pleased the weather was poor on the Friday as it meant we did not cycle and were able to get into Venice earlier than planned. I think the trip would benefit from a full day in Venice on the Friday rather than cycling!
  • Reviewed June 2018
    A D

    Historical towns and cities in Northern Italy

    Exceptionally high standard hotels, copious German-style breakfasts, excellent cuisine throughout the trip and sunny days have made up for the rather uninspiring group dynamics and somewhat repetitive scenery for the most part of the journey (river, vineyards, fields) . Great cycling infrastructure, long distances on mainly flat terrain, a few climbs albeit nothing that would pose a challenge to the casual cyclist (except day 4).

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Completing the challenge day that gave me a sense of achievement

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Michaele has great organisational skills, is humorous, knowledgeable and always prepared to go the extra mile (quite literally)

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Great itinerary if you look to see several historical towns and cities in the Northern Italy while dusting off the cycling cobwebs after the cold season.
  • Reviewed May 2018
    Gerry Roberts

    Fab cycling. Fab guiding

    Simply lovely countryside and great cycling. We had the most wonderful weather, food and drink! Michaele, our guide, was diligent reliable, and fun. Three cheers for him and Susie in the van!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The « challenging » day four. Great sense of achievement!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Knowledgeable Reliable He made the trip

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

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  • Reviewed May 2018
    Wayne Moore

    Awesome trip, brilliant guide

    What an awesome trip, great cycling across different terrain, super food and loads to see.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Lunch at the vineyard was excellent. Great to see such wonderful historic towns and cities.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Michele was a brilliant guide, very calm, knowledgeable and always willing to do anything extra for the group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Pick a trip where Michele is a guide, he is great.
  • Reviewed May 2018
    Rhonda Moore

    Absolutely Fabulous!

    Having thoroughly enjoyed touring Puglia last year, we were looking forward to our Dolomites, Lake Garda and Venice trip. And we weren’t disappointed! Everything from the scenery to the food, the hotels to the guide, was wonderful!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It’s hard to pick just one!!! Picturesque villages? Passionate and knowledgeable tour guide? Food? All brilliant! But lunch in the vineyard on the penultimate day was truly wonderful!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader, Michele, was our tour guide in Puglia and we were delighted that he led this tour as well. As a local to the area, Michele knew so much about the area and shared some gems that we simply wouldn’t have seen if we didn’t have his local knowledge. From our secret view of the Rialto Bridge in Venice with all the students to our personal tour of Vincenzo, Michele made every effort to make our tor special. His professionalism and knowledge was impressive as was his care and attention to make our holiday so enjoyable. Thank you!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Diet before you go! The food is amazing!!!
  • Reviewed July 2017
    Conrad & Suzanne Potts

    Dolomites to Venice

    A really beautiful ride. Only a couple of Challenging Hills. Our guide, Michele, found the most amazing places to eat and his knowledge of all the areas we visited was insightful. We had a very happy/social and quite fit group, who were always very supportive. The various stops along the way were breath taking. The trip along Lake Garda - magic

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Venice, as expected, was amazing - even in the heat, the bustle of the crowds Venice felt very special and worth a very lengthy visit.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Michele was exceptional. Always supporting you and encouraging. Incredibly well organised whilst being very flexible with plans always shaped in favour of the group. He works very hard, has a mischievous sense of humour, was fun and a steered us through with a light but firm sense of leadership. He was inspirational and i can't imagine a better group leader.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    a very enjoyable ride not too difficult.
  • Reviewed July 2017
    John Boddy

    A Most Enjoyable Trip

    While I had previously been on several CTC tours, this was my first one with Exodus and I wasn't sure what to expect. Unlike other participants, I took my own bike and the only slightly stressed moment was having to re-assemble it late at Bolzano after a late arrival. After that, all aspects of the trip were most enjoyable. The route, much of it on excellent cycle paths, took us through varied and often very beautiful landscapes. The moderate distances and level of difficulty suited me well as a 75 year-old whose powers have declined a little. Starting and finishing our rides quite early enabled us to explore and enjoy some very beautiful and interesting towns and cities with some stunning architecture. Our enjoyment was greatly enhanced by our leader, Michele's lively and knowledgeable commentary on all that we saw, reflecting the deep love and knowledge he has of the region which is his home. The accommodation was general good or very good for the price we were paying and the restaurants that Michele took us to were all good and made our evenings as enjoyable as our days. Michele's excellent leadership, warm, lively, extraverted personality, concern for others and great sense of fun hugely contributed to building a strongly bonded tour group.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were quite a few inspirational moments, but perhaps the most stunning was the visit to the artist Giotto's Chapel de Scrovegni in Padua. I was in awe of the scope and quality of this marvellous work of art and I really appreciated Michele offering us the opportunity to see this wonder and organising it for us

    What did you think of your group leader?

    I find it difficult to fault Michele for whom I formed a great personal liking. He combined being very businesslike about the organisation of the trip and ensuring that we kept to a reasonable schedule with being a very warm, friendly and often witty person who strived to ensure that everyone had a good time, even if the cycling stretched them a bit. He really thought about what might make people happy. Knowing I had a lifelong interest in cycle racing he introduced us and me in particular to a friend who had been a top roadman sprinter in the 1960s and 70s and won the World Road Championship in 1972. It was a great thrill! He managed well the considerable differences in ability and fitness between different members of the group, ensuring both that they were given encouragement and waited for. For the biggest climb of the tour he arranged for a van as a fall back for the weakest member and she was pleased to take advantage of it. Where we had to encounter heavy traffic at intersections with main road, he was very good at protecting us from harm and shepherding us through safely. Socially Michele was really great and a pleasure to be with. We also greatly enjoyed meeting his lovely family in Vicenza. Michele must surely be in the running for tour leader of the year.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The advice in the trip notes is about right and certainly be prepared for cooler temperatures and rain. We had some, but not too much. I took my own drop handlebar touring bike, which is a contrast with the high handlebars of the rented bikes everyone else rode. Although it was a hassle packing up my own bike in a bike bag, I still think it just beat riding the unfamiliar rented bikes, although I cannot say there was anything seriously wrong with them. They had a good range of gears. If you take your own bike, you need to be prepared to reassemble it quite late at night at Bolzano, unless you travel there independently. It is a long trek from Venice airport. The alternative is to get up very early on the first cycling day, which has an early start.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    As we arrived late and left early, we only had a superficial look at Bolzano. I really liked Trento, where we spent our first night, and Verona, Vicenza and Padua were wonderful. It was my first visit to Venice for 50 years and although it is still special and I enjoyed it, some things I saw and heard made me a bit sad for the old city. Quite a lot of the buildings are in a bad state or repair and look rather shabby. I understand that it suffers from a serious de-population problem that contributes to this and a recent article in an English newspaper said that that Venice was going through something of a crisis, partly through the great number of tourists coming off cruise ships. I hope something can be done.

Dates & Prices

An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

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