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Italy's Veneto Thermal Baths 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
The long history of the spa resorts on the Euganean Hills starts with the ancient cult of Aponus, god of thermal waters with healing qualities. Just like two thousand years ago, these places dedicated to well-being and surrounded by the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, are still the ideal destination for a healthy, relaxing break
An easy itinerary relatively level with only some light climbs and descents. The routes are along safe cycle paths or roads with very little traffic
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Arrival at the hotel.
Arquà Petrarca round tour 40km
A delightful itinerary through the Regional Park of the Euganean hills and its wonderful sights. You will stop in the gardens of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, one of the most important examples of the classical Italian garden, with a real labyrinth as well. Further on, you will visit the medieval town of Arquà Petrarca where the poet Petrarca spent his last days. Here you will enjoy a tasting of local wine and oil. Finally, you will have the chance to pass through the medieval town of Monselice before cycling back to the hotel.
Through country roads you will reach the magnificent Villa Emo Capodilista, now also a prestigious wine estate. Further on, following the Bacchiglione river you will come to Padua. Spend the afternoon discovering its wonders, such as the Scrovegni Chapel, frescoed by Giotto, the Basilica of St Anthony, the Prato della Valle square and the prestigious university founded in 1222.
Why not indulge today in your spa resorts enjoying one of the many thermal treatments? After all you are in the largest thermal park of Europe! You could book locally some guided visits of the surrounding towns, wine or oil tastings and a boat excursion. Alternatively, you can spend the day in Venice (45 minutes by train), but please don’t bring the bike with you!.
Euganean Hills round tour 65km
Today you’ll follow the brand-new cycle path of the Euganean Hills, which encompasses the whole chain of the Euganean hills along 64km, running among woods, abbeys and small towns such as Este and Battaglia Terme. Before cycling back to the hotel do not miss a visit of the Catajo Castle.
Villa dei Vescovi and Praglia 40km
An easy itinerary takes you to the majestic Villa dei Vescovi, designed in the 16th century, where you can admire the well-preserved frescoes and relax in the garden. The itinerary continues towards the celebrated Benedictine abbey in Praglia, founded in the 11th century and now a centre of excellence for the restoration of antique books.
Departure after breakfast.
Tour programme variations Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen
in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.
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