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Treasures of the Veneto

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The itinerary takes you in the countryside of the Veneto A coffee break at the 'piazza' per favor Cycle along the Venetian coast Biking along the countryside vineyards in Veneto Admire the San Antonio church in Padova

Cyclomundo offers guided and self-guided cycling trips in the Veneto, click here to see the Venetian regional page.

  • Self-guided trip: Starts any Saturday or Sunday from March 23rd to October 26th, 2019. Special departure dates may be possible for groups of 5 or more (on request)
  • 7 nights/8 days
  • Daily mileage: From 41 km (25 miles) to 61 km (38 miles)
  • Starts from and ends in Vicenza. Vicenza is serviced by train from closest major Italian gateways (Verona, Milan, and Venice)
  • Accommodation: Three options are possible (Option A: 2- and 3-star properties, Option A+: 3- and 4-star properties, Option A++: luxury hotels and villas)
  • Level: 2 (Easy)
  • From 535 euros per person sharing a double room
A coffee break at the 'piazza' per favor

Treasures of the Veneto

  • Level
  • PriceFrom 705 euros
  • DAY7 nights / 8 days

More info: Receive detailed hotel list, bike specs, and route description

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Description

The lowlands of the Veneto, sandwiched between the mountains and the sea in northern Italy, provide for excellent cycling over flat terrain. Even better, a short ride in almost any direction brings you within reach of some of Italy’s most remarkable treasures. 

This picturesque route will lead you from one marvel to another — VicenzaPadova, an opportunity to island-hop, and Venice — for a grand finale in the world’s most romantic canal-ladengondola-traveled city. Your detailed directions will carry you over very quiet roads or bicycle paths; although some sections may not be paved, they are definitely safe, easy to ride, and, of course, scenic.

 

For travel and cycling tips to the Veneto, visit our "travel and cycling tips" section.

Itinerary

D1Saturday or Sunday: Arrival in Vicenza

 

Located 80 km from Venice and 220 km from Milan, Vicenza is easy to access by train, especially from one of the major international gateways or from secondary airports serviced by low-cost airlines, such as Bergamo. Your hotel is centrally located and the limited automobile traffic makes it easy to discover this bike-friendly city on foot or by bike. 
Vicenza’s remarkable architectural treasures include a number of works created by Palladio, one of the most influential architects of the 16th century, whose wonders you’ll be able to enjoy throughout this trip.

D2Sunday or Monday: Vicenza — Bassano del Grappa 41 km/25 miles, 260 meters/845 ft of climbing

 

After meeting with our local representative who will outfit you with your bikes, you will soon be on your way to Bassano del Grappa. En route, you will ride through medieval Marostica and have a chance to play on its giant chessboard. When you spy on the Brenta River, you’ll know you’re near Bassano! The covered “Ponte Vecchio,” bridge spanning the river was originally designed by Palladio.

An early arrival will allow you time to stroll through Bassano’s historic pedestrian quarter.

D3Monday or Tuesday: Bassano del Grappa — Treviso 61 km/38 miles, 410 meters/1,350 ft of climbing

 

Your ride starts with a rewarding climb to Asolo, the beautiful and charming “city of a hundred horizons”. From the land of Grappa (you will perhaps have tasted it in Bassano), you’ll enter into wine country through the vineyards that produce Prosecco, the famous sparkling wine. Afterwards, the ride takes you to Maser, where you can imagine yourself the master of many villas, before reaching Treviso. A tranquil town best visited on foot or by bike, Treviso makes a great destination for the night.

D4Tuesday or Wednesday: Treviso — Mestre 44 km/27 miles, 175 meters/570 ft of climbing

 

Following the River Sile, pedal through picturesque countryside to Casale, from where you’ll count down the minutes to Mestre! Mestre is in the vicinity of Venice, and your hotel is conveniently located across from a bus line that can take you to Venice in a matter of minutes. Arrive early for enough time to enjoy an unforgettable afternoon and evening strolling along the canals, admiring the remarkable squares and palaces, and lingering over the bridges of enchanting Venice.

D5Wednesday or Thursday: Mestre/Venice — Chioggia 46 km/28 miles, 135 meters/435 ft of climbing

 

Today’s mileage may seem low, but we haven’t included the wonderful ferry ride along the Canal Giudecca and the time you’ll spend island hopping from Malamocco to Pellestrina. In between, you’ll ride on a narrow band of land between sea and lagoon — a truly unique experience in a unique setting. Chioggia is a fishing port in the Venetian lagoon and a smaller, simpler version of Venice.

Removed from the steady thrum of Venice, you can enjoy meals of freshly caught fish and other regional delights at your own pace.

D6Thursday or Friday: Chioggia — Galzignano Terme (Padua thermal district) 55 km/34 miles, 215 meters/705 ft of climbing

 

Pedaling along one of Venice’s vital lifelines, the Canal Bacchiglione — once crucial for supplying provisions to Venice. Then you'll head towards the Euganean Hills, where you will have the opportunity to relax in a 4-star spa resort in the largest European thermal district.

D7Friday or Saturday: Galzignano Terme — Vicenza 60 km/37 miles, 270 meters/885 ft of climbing

 

Along the cycle path of the Battaglia Canal, you will reach the lively university town of Padua, where Galileo once taught mathematics. We recommend a visit to the grand Basilica del Santo dedicated to Saint Anthony. Following your detailed directions, you will make your way to Costozza at the foot of the Berici hills. The route takes you by Villa Rotonda temples. Other sites include Villa Valmarana ai Nani with its remarkable frescoes.

A few pedal strokes and you'll be in the Piazza dei Signori, right in the heart of Vincenza, the capital of the Veneto region and Vicenza Province.

D8Saturday or Sunday: Departure

 

After breakfast, depart Vicenza at the time of your choice.

Booking & Pricing

  • Option A
  • 5 nights in 3-star hotel properties and 2 nights in a 2-star hotel "of character" in Vicenza

  • 535 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 180 euros
  • 595 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 190 euros
  • 705 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 200 euros
  • Option A+
  • 7 nights in 3- and 4-star properties

  • 705 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 230 euros
  • 745 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 240 euros
  • 765 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 250 euros
  • Option A++
  •  7 nights in luxury hotels and villas (night in a 3-star hotel in Venice instead of Mestre)

  • 1,330 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 380 euros
  • 1,380 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 395 euros
  • 1,430 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 410 euros

These prices include:

  • 7 nights' accommodations as described above
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Options A+/A++: Ferry transfer on Day 5 (ticket for bike not included)
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Tourist information
  • Ticket for Villa Valmarana ai Nani
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • Service charges and most taxes

These prices do not include:

  • Nominal city taxes, to be paid in cash directly at each hotel (total of approx. 10-15 euros)
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 95 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 215 euros per bike.

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