Welcome to Hooked on Cycling holidays and our cycling holiday in the Veneto region of Italy. This Biking vacation in Italy is available as a level 1-2 self-guided tour. The cycle tour schedule is arranged as a loop and the towns and cities you will cycle through are considered to be some of the most beautiful in Italy and the Veneto region, simply Jewels in the Veneto region. These towns have grown at the time of the Republic of Veneto.
Here you will experience the old, the culture, the new as you cycle through planes, lagoons, rivers and by the sea. This is a relaxing tour which is suitable for everyone, we have selected small family hotels and farm tourism for those who wish a quiet cycling holiday but also an option to pick the city and town centre hotels allowing you to take a walk in the evening around the historic old towns during the evening after your cycling.
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You will cycle on mostly tarmac roads with some sections on unpaved paths. The terrain is mostly flat with only a few short climbs and descents. This is easily managed and is suitable for all levels of ability including families.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrive in Vicenza known as the Palladio city because of the most famous architect of the XVI century, namely Basilica and the Villa Rotonda. From Vicenza, you can even reach Venice by train in 50 minutes. Here you will meet our representative who will hand over your bikes and more information about the tour.
Cycling from the planes to the lower slopes of the Alps until you reach Marostica which is a very characteristic town of the region with its castle and chess-like town square. The Grappa Museum of Art is also worth a visit. Cycling further you reach your destination a charming old town on the River Brenta which is crossed by a really marvellous wooden bridge.
Cycling along through the Prosecco vineyards you will come across a very famous Palladio villa called Villa Barbaro. Here you can sample some wine in one of the shops. Once in Treviso roam around the car-free shopping streets and old town with its maze of small narrow streets and many canals.
A beautiful route today following the old trading routes along the waterways which were used during the Serenissima Republic. Arriving in Mestre from here you can easily take the bus or train to Venice itself. We also have the special option of staying in the great city of Venice also.
Through the Ponte della Liberta (6km bridge) you reach Venice. From here you take the ferry to the small Island of Lido where you will pedal past the pretty stone houses along the seashore. Many boats and fishing boats you will pass along the way. Onto your next ferry and to the narrow Island of Pellestrina and its natural Oasis from Roman times. Now it’s by motorboat to Chioggia and a kind of miniature Venice with its many canals and cobbled streets. For those with some energy, you can continue on another 9 miles (17 km) to Po Delta and back.
Today you cycle along ancient working canals and locks until you arrive at Stra at the beginning of the Riviera del Brenta which is famous for its garden and hedge-like maze. Padova is the home of Italy’s second-oldest university which was built in 1222. You shall stay just outside Padova in the thermal district in the Euganean Hills in a 4star spa hotel on both accommodation categories.
Before leaving Padova to visit the 16th-century theatre which is the world’s oldest surviving medical lecture hall. From Padova you have the Euganel hills to your left as you reach the foot of the Berici Hills and onto the Stone Caves of Costozza where you can admire the beautiful gardens of the Villa da Schio. Visit the old Ice cave of the Villa now a very unique wine bar. On your last section, you can visit the Villa ai Nani before reaching Vicenza.
Depart after breakfast.
Day 1 Vicenza
Day 2 Vicenza to Bassano del Grappa 25 miles 40km
Day 3 Bassao del Grappa to Treviso 38 miles 60km
Day 4 Treviso to Venice ( Mestre) 28 miles 45km
Day 5 Departure
NOTE: Dates for different departure towns, the tour schedule always follows the route.
On the following dates the tour will start from Treviso instead of Vicenza:
On the following dates the tour will start from Padova Thermal district instead of Mestre:
On the following dates the tour will start from Vicenza instead of Mestre:
By Plane to Venice, Bergamo(Milan), Treviso or Verona airports. Fly to Venice and catch a train to Vicenza. For Mestre starts you can also fly Ryanair to Treviso and take the shuttle bus which stops in Mestre before Venice.
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Extras and upgrades must be added to your booking form