Venice Lands bike trip

Bike tour past Palladian Villas and Prosecco vineyards in Italy

Cycling this sophisticated corner of Italy is a real pleasure: admire the elegant villas of the Venetian nobility, scattered in the whole region, … discover Vicenza, architect Palladio’s personal „showcase“ and part of the World Heritage List since 1994 … taste a typical “grappa” in Bassano, famous also for its covered wooden bridge … cycle through the Prosecco vineyards between Asolo and Treviso … explore the timeless fascination of Venice by foot and by water … take a walk in charming Chioggia, affectionately known as “Little Venice” … take a relaxing break among the hills in the largest European thermal resort … discover the city centre of Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian universities. This tour belong to the European classics, curling between the Alps and the Adriatic sea.

TOUR PROFILE: This journey is entirely flat with the exceptions of 1 km of ascent in Asolo. Cycle on low-traffic roads and paved bike paths. In bad weather you can also travel some sections by train.


Tour description:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO VICENZA

Arrival to Vicenza – a nice historical city centre, which is known for houses of Palladio (16 century).

DAY 2: VICENZA - BASSANO DEL GRAPPA (APPROX. 40 KM)

From Vicenza to direction Marostica, which is know for its castle and the chessboard at the main square. Then you will reach Bassano del Grappa with its wooden bridge and home of the famous Grappa.

DAY 3: BASSANO DEL GRAPPA - TREVISO (APPROX. 65 / 40 KM)

The only real climb of the tour will take you to Asolo. The steep part of the way leads you to the Prosecco vineyards and on to Treviso. You can shorten the stage with a train journey from Montebelluna to Treviso (25 km).

DAY 4: TREVISO - MESTRE / VENICE (APPROX. 45 KM)

You follow the river Sile to Casale. At the end of the tour Venice awaits you. Discover a labyrinth of lanes and canals. The property is located in Mestre. Overnight in Venice (island) for an extra charge!

DAY 5: MESTRE / VENICE - CHIOGGIA (APPROX. 35 KM - 1ST BIKE STAGE IF YOU START IN MESTRE)

From Mestre you cycle over a 4 km long bridge „Ponte della Libertà“ to the port of Tronchetto. From here you take the ferry to Lido. This is the most exciting day, as you cycle on two islands that separate the sea from the lagoon: Malamocco and Pellestrina with their Murazzi, the stone dams that once protected Venice from flooding.

DAY 6: CHIOGGIA - PADUA THERMAL DISTRICT (APPROX. 60 KM)

Along the river Bacchiglione which carried trade  in and out of Venice in this area centuries ago. Once at the foot of the Euganean Hills, you will have the change to relax in a 4*-spa resort in the largest European thermal district.

DAY 7: PADUA THERMAL DISTRICT - VICENZA (APPROX. 50 KM)

Along the cycle path of the Battaglia Canal you will pass through Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian universities. Worth visiting are the great basilica dedicated to St. Anthony, the historic Caffè Pedrocchi and Prato della Valle, the biggest square in Italy.

The Bacchiglione River points the way out of the the city and you will reach Costozza, a little town at the foot of the Berici hills. The bike path passes in front of Villa Rotonda, the most famous of the Palladian villas.

8TH DAY: DEPARTURE OR EXTENSION

Individual departure or extension

 


Services:

  • 7x overnights in chosen category
  • 7x Breakfast (buffet)
  • Info-meeting
  • Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel
  • Travel documents (maps, discriptions)
  • Ticket for the ferry at day 5 (only cat. A and A+ but ticket for bike is not included)
  • Entrance to garden of Villa La Rotonda in Vicenza
  • Icecream at the best ice cream parlor of Vicenza
  • Service-Hotline

    Extras:

    • rental bike - € 85,-
    • E-Bike - € 195,-
    • rental helmet - € 15,-
    • local tax (approx. € 10,- to € 15,-) - to pay locally at the hotel
    • Only for Cat. B: ferry to Venice on 5th day (about € 25,- per person incl. bike)
    • GPS-data for free

    Accommodation:

    Cat. B: mostly 3-star hotels, with some 2 star hotels and a 4-star hotel

    Cat. A: mostly 4-star hotels, with some 3-star hotels

    Cat. A+: only 4-star hotels and luxury hotels (night in Venice in 3-star hotels included)

    Minimum number of participants:

    2 persons


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