+44 (0)1506 635399 info@hookedoncycling.co.uk

Jewels of Venice Cycle Tour

0
Price
From£424
Price
From£424
Booking Form
Enquiry Form
Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
* I agree with Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step

Please click the link below to book this tour

Proceed Booking

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

105
Hooked on Cycling & Walking > Italy > Jewels of Venice Cycle Tour
  • Duration: 4 or 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 1-2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Saturday or Sunday also every Tuesday & Wednesday from Mestre (Venice) from 20th March to 23rd October
  • Location: Vicenza
Tour Details

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.

As featured in the travel section of the Sunday Times

Starting Location

Vicenza

Price Includes

  • 4 or 7 Nights Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 and 3 star hotels 3 /4 star on 4 night version
  • Information Pack
  • Routes and Maps
  • Luggage transfers
  • Welcome meeting
  • Entrance to the gardens of Villa La Rotonda in Vicenza (7 night tour only)

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra nights in Venice, Vicenza
  • Hotel upgrade to 3 / 4 star hotels on 7 night tour
  • High season supplement
  • Hybrid Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental Bike
  • City Tax
Trip Info

Route Characteristics

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

Itinerary

Day 1Vicenza

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.

Day 2Vicenza to Bassano del Grappa 25 miles 40km

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.

Day 3Bassao del Grappa to Treviso 38 miles 60km

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.

Day 4Treviso to Venice ( Mestre) 28 miles 45km

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.

Day 5Venice to Chioggia 18 miles 33km ( first cycling day for those starting from Venice/Mestre.

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.

Day 6 Chioggia to Padova Thermal area 34 miles 55km

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.

Day 7Padova to Vicenza 38 miles 60km

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.

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.

Short Break 4 Night Version – Available Saturdays and Sundays

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:

  • August 29th
  • August 30th
  • September 5th
  • September 6th

On the following dates the tour will start from Padova Thermal district instead of Mestre:

  • September 1st

On the following dates the tour will start from Vicenza instead of Mestre:

  • September 2nd
Map

How to get there

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.

Book Now

2021 Prices – For complete tour price breakdown please click the book now button and select your holiday tour date. Prices will then be listed.

Extras and upgrades must be added to your booking form

 Tour Code Prices From (per person) Book Now
VEN (4 Nights) from £424 Book Now
VEN (7 Nights)  from £548 Book Now
VEN – Upgrade (7 Nights)  from £666 Book Now
Tour Images