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8-day Self-guided Venice and Vicenza Landscapes Cycling Tour Level 2
Beautiful landscapes between Venice and Vencenza
Lagoons and sandy beaches, the foothills of the Alps and the gentle hills of the Monti Berici and the Euganean hills, green riversides along the rivers Adige and Sile – that is how much variety in terms of different landscapes there are on this tour through Veneto. Cultural highlights include the lagoon city of Venice, the city of Palladio, Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa with its famous medieval covered wooden bridge. In between you will find picturesque little villages and towns as well as the many grape-vines famous for the Prosecco amongst others which are pressed there. Out of this fascinating mixture connected by ideal cycling routes, we have formed an unforgettable cycling tour for you.
You will cycle on a mostly flat route. There will be one steeper climb to Asolo. Most roads are paved, partly you will find yourself on well-prepared nature trails. The tour is not very physically demanding.
Please book your bike (85 EUR) or e-bike (189 EUR) when you book the tour: [email protected]
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Arrival in Venice/Mestre
Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the lagoon city of Venice, which is located only 20mins from your hotel and can easily be reached by public transportation.
Mestre/Venice – Chioggia approx 35km
The day starts with a tour information meeting and bike fitting. Then you will cycle on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice. Take the ferry to Lido and continue your bike journey via Pellestrina, with a marvelous view over the sea. Continue on to Chioggia, a quiet little town reminiscent of the Venetian maritime supremacy which invites you to stay and enjoy yourself in one of its typical fish restaurants.
Chioggia – Abano Terme approx 55km
Before you start the stage you should take some more time to enjoy the flair of the Venetian lagoon. The main route today is the antique river course of Bacchiglione once used by cargo ships the so-called "burci". When you arrive in Abano Terme the beautiful thermal water pools await you in the hotel.
Abano Terme – Vicenza approx 35km
Again, the Bacchiglione is the guideline. Through fertile fields it goes to Vicenza. The city, which the star architect of the Middle Ages, Palladio, helped to world fame. Numerous mansions and palaces based on his manuscript still characterize the cityscape today. The Teatro Olimpico and the Basilica are a must see for every visitor. Beautiful places also invite for a cappuccino break.
Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa approx 40km
From Vicenza, you will ride your bike on easy roads to Marostica, famous for its castle and stone chess board in the main square. Now, you are not far from Bassano del Grappa anymore with its covered wooden bridge and the famous brandy, grappa. In the Poli Grappa Museum a little Grappa tasting session is prepared for you.
Bassano del Grappa – Treviso approx 55km
In the morning, you will cycle up some small hills after which only the climb to Asolo remains. The idyllic village of Roman origin invites you to take a first break. Then, the trail descends slightly and you will cycle into the region of the world famous Prosecco and further to Treviso with its many attractions.
Treviso – Venice-Mestre approx 45km
First, the path leads along the river Sile to Casale. Now, you are already close to the starting point of your trip. Your accommodation is located on the mainland before Venice with an excellent bus connection to the lagoon city. At the end of your tour, not far from Marcus square you can look forward to a little wine tasting session.
Departure or extension
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