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Venice and Veneto: Extraordinary Sites

Italy’s Veneto region, home to Venice, Verona and Vicenza, is the type of place that will have you shaking your head in endless amazement while repeatedly uttering, “incredible,” “magnificent,” and “they sure like the letter “V.”

Actually, we like the letter “V” too. Especially when describing Veneto as vibrant, vivid and vaunted! And we’re not embellishing. Its ranking as Italy’s most visited region vehemently validates our veneration. 


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Some of our Veneto cycling trips will take you through Verona
A few of our Veneto cycling trips rally the Dolomites to Venice via traffic-free bikeways
Most Veneto cycling trips end in Mestre in Venice
Food and gastronomy plays a big part in these cycling trips

Venice and Veneto: Self-guided trips through extraordinary sites

Most cycling trips take you through Vicenza
 
Most bicycle tours end in Venice
 
some of our bicycle tours start from the Dolomites and end in Venice.  Most of the riding is done on bikeways
 
on these bike trips, food is never far!
Most of our tours here include visits to Venice, Verona, and Vicenza, all designated World Heritage sites. Venice, the most famous of the three, harbors more architectural and artistic landmarks than most continents. Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Santa Maria della Salute, and the Basilica di San Marco are all here. As are, of course, canals. You’ll have plenty of time to take a gondola ride past Venice’s amphibious buildings, or what French novelist, Paul Morand described as, “Buildings that regret that they are not boats.” 

Vicenza, Venice’s often overlooked neighbor to the west, is the type of place that if it were located anywhere else in the world would be a first-choice destination. The city’s center is an open-air showcase to the genius of native son, Palladio, the Frank Lloyd Wright of the Medieval era. The Loggia del Capitaniato, Basilica, and Teatro Olimpico are three of Palladio’s most spectacular achievements that warrant must-visit status.

And further west lies Verona, best known as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Though fictional, the city treats it like non-fiction, as evidenced by the Casa di Giuletta, a huge tourist draw. The Piazza delle Erbe, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and The Arena, the world’s third largest Roman amphitheatre, are Verona’s most popular non-fictional attractions that, ironically, possess saga-like grandeur.   The combination of Veneto’s flat landscape and defined bikeways add to the appeal of this tour, assuring you, dare we say, a very venerable vacation.  

In this spectacular area, we offer "Veneto-centered" self-guided bike trips that will let you explore the Veneto and its extraordinary jewels, but we also offer leisurely tours that link the Dolomites to the Veneto via easy routes (mostly using bikeways). Across Lake Garda for instance link Bolzano to Riva del Garda following the bike route along Adige river before getting on a 4-hour cruise and overnight by Lake Garda.

For Avid riders, we highly recommend our cycling trip from Dobbiaco to Venice... Challenging, but so worth it!

 
2017 Venice and Veneto Tours
Self-guided Tours for Leisure Riders:
Tour Name Duration Price per Person
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Level
7n/8d From 650 euros
7n/8d From 725 euros
7n/8d From 535 euros
7n/8d From 730 euros
4n/5d From 495 euros
4n/5d From 440 euros
4n/5d From 440 euros
Self-guided Tours for Avid Riders:
7n/8d From 710 euros