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Italy - Cycling holiday in Veneto, the land of wine and villas

The area between the rivers Piave and Sile in the Italian region of Veneto is brilliant for cycling. On this tour  you are based in one hotel, which provides the base around five great cycling days. 
Located in the heart of Veneto, you will experience a magnificent landscape that still sticks out from the mass tourism. 
You will experience fascinating architectural highlights including the towns of Treviso and Castelfranco Veneto, and not least the impressive Villa Emo, which has been family-owned for centuries and now is a part of the UNESCO's World Heritage.
You will get close to the beautiful nature of this area, as you cycle on the romantic paths along rivers and vineyards of this area, which is also home to the famous and tasty Prosecco and Pinot Grigio wines. 
 
The route: 
On this tour you are based in one hotel, and therefore the suggested cycling tours are designed as loops - everyday in a new direction, and always with the option to skip a stage, if wanted. The route generally goes through flat terrain. Only on day 5, you will go up a longer hill, that strectes about two kilometers. The tour mainly takes place on small side roads, paved trails and some dirt roads, to avoid most of the local traffic. 
 
  • Based in one hotel all week - the 4 star Hotel Relais Monaco 
  • Amazingly bike-friendly routes in the back country of Venice 
  • Experience the atmospheric town of Treviso with its beautiful channels
  • Cylcing past the characteristic patrician villas
  • Cycling through vineyards where famous grapes as the Pinot Grigio and the Prosecco is grown. 
  • Scenic cycling along the Piave and Sile Rivers 
  • Possible to rent a regular bike or an electric bike 

 

Overview
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Day 1 Arrival in Ponzano Veneto
When checking in at the hotel you will receive a welcome package with route descriptions and maps, and the bikes will be be handed to you. In the evening you will be invited to enjoy a welcome drink on the terrace. 
 
Day 2 Treviso (30 km)
Today's cycling stage will take you through the beautiful provincial capital of Treviso. A charming city that still goes free of mass tourism. The city has a friendly atmosphere and is one of the prettiest in the region, with its channels integrated into the urban landscape, the peaceful green parks and the historic center. In Treviso several small rivers meet up and merge together to the Piave River, and then it is the home of the delicious dessert Tiramisu. 
The cycling route passes ancient fortresses before you cycle into the heart of "citta dell'acqua" the city of water. This nickname well describes the city center, where several channels intersect. The route continues past the cathedral with its characteristic domes, past the City Hall in the city center and further out past the patrician villas with their characteristic wall paintings before you again cycle out into the country side and back to your hotel. 
 
Day 3 The Piave River and the wine route (65 km.)
The day begins with a relaxing bike ride through croplands, where you will get past deserted roads that winds past majestic and lonely mansions and villas. 
After crossing the Piave River, you will cycle along the "Strada dei Vini Del Piave". These wine routes get their names from the great vineyards surrounding them. This is where the world famous Pinot Grigio grapes are grown and harvested with great success. You will follow this lush landscape of vines for about 15 km. before heading for the hotel.
Day 4 Castelfranco Veneto (65 km.)
This stage will show you the charming Roman town of Castelfranco Veneto. 
The city surrounds a large and well-preserved fortress, which still stands beautifully with its high red brick walls. It measures 232 meters/761ft on each side and in addition to the 4 towers, marking the corners, the tower has has two more charming towers. One on the south wall, which acts as a bell tower for the cathedral, and one on the east wall. Furthermore, the entire fortress surrounded by a moat. 
When cycling back to the hotel you will pass the beautiful country house Villa Emo, which is a medieval architectural masterpiece, built by the architect Andrea Palladio in the 1500s. This is a must to visit, and we have therefore included the entrance ticket. 
 
Day 5 The hilly landscape Prosecco (about 55 km + transfer)
This day begins with a transfer that leads you to Valdobbiadene. This town is the headquarter of the Prosecco area and surrounded by vineyards. An atmospheric little square in the town center, with its variety of cafes, is an obvious place to enjoy a cup of real Italian cappuccino, before cycling up the longest hill on this tour (about 2 km). It is difinitely worth the effort, as the view of endless vineyards meets you at the top.
From here, the route takes you through several small unique wine villages. In one of these villages you will be invited to a tasting of Prosecco - the delicious and famous sparkling wine (included). After this, there is only few kilometers back to the hotel. 
 
Day 6 Natural area around Sile River (about 55 km)

The final cycling stage on this tour runs through a fantastic scenery and brings you back in the direction of Treviso. On a former train track, which today has been transformed into bike path, you will cycle along the nature reserve by Sile River. Here the parths runs along the river and crosses it before the last stretch brings you back towards the hotel, through the stunning country scenery that characterizes this area. 

Day 7 Departure

After breakfast you will be checking out of the hotel for departure.

Price includes

  • 6 nights at the 4 star Hotel Relais Monaco, including breakfast buffet
  • Free use of the wellness area
  • A welcome drink on arrival day
  • Entry to the Villa Emo (Day 4)
  • Tasting of the delicious Prosecco wine (day 5)
  • Transfer to Valdobbiadene (Day 5)
  • Detailed route descriptions (route maps, road book, information on relevant tourist attractions and important phone numbers.)
  • Telephone number to a service hotline, throughout the whole trip.
Not included
  • Transportation to the destination
  • Bicycle rental (110€ per person) - e-bike 200€ pr. person
  • Cancellation- and travel insurance
EUR 629.00

Practical info

Price info
Note: 
The price is based on at least two participants accommodated in a double or twin room.
- Please note that it is 'land only' prices.
 
On this tour you are on your own without a tour guide. We have arranged for overnight stays, route descriptions and maps, but you must organise your own transportation to the starting point of the destination.
 
 
Dates of departure 
This tour runs from Thursdays and Saturdays from April 9 to October 8 2016. 
 
Transportation

Please note that transportation to and from the destination is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight. This is easily done online. It is your responsibility to ensure that the flight schedule fits start and end dates of your trip. We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.

Venice has the nearest airport and from there take a shuttle into the Venezia Mestre (main station) - from where you can take a train to Treviso. This tour takes around 30 minutes and costs approximately € 3 per person.

On www.trenitalia.com it is easy to get an overview of times and destinations on the Italian trains, but since it is difficult to purchase or change the tickets online, we recommend that you first buy them at the train station before departure. From Treviso to the hotel the tour is most easily done by a local taxi - Price around € 20.

 
Trip grading

The cycling takes place on roads with good surface, and is a level 1-2. Read more about our grading system here. You cycle on quiet roads, with limited amount of traffic. And as you are based in one hotel, you have the choise of shorten or lengthen any cycling day according to your own pace and wish.

 
Cancellation insurance

Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in you home country.

 
Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Passports and visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for travelling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

 
Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or your personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. In case vaccination is recommended it is advised to bring your vaccination certificate when traveling.

 
Trip notes

When booking the trip, you will receive all relevant pre-tour information. On individual self-guided tours trip notes, maps and other destination material will be given to you upon arrival at the hotel.

Bike rental

Bike rental
The bikes are unisex, chosen due to its strong quality combined with maximum comfort. The bikes are equipped with lights, luggage racks, mud guards, 21 Shimano gears, a lock and a comfortable saddle. Furthermore, there is attached a water-repellent bag on the luggage rack and handlebars, and in addition you will receive a small repair kit, with relevant tools, a spare bicycle tube and a pump. 

In order to individually adjust the bikes to fit you, it is important that you inform us the body height of all participants in the "comments" box when booking the trip. 
 
Bike rental costs € 110,- per person for the entire week.
 
Electric bikes
On this trip it is also possible to rent an electric bike, which will make it possible to cross the terrain with a smile. If your legs get tired, the electric engine will support you, so you do not fall behind.
It does not require any previous experience to ride an electric bike. As long as you keep the pedals going, the electric engine will assist you to reach a maximum speed of 25 km/h. The engine is powered by a removable, rechargeable battery with a reach of 120-180 km per load. Electric bikes comes with the same equipment as the regular bikes. 
Rental of an electric bike is € 200,- for the entire week.
 
Climate

Climate
It can be hard to plan your trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate, see data below:

Statistics for Treviso as seen on www.yr.no

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