Venice Lands

Day 1 Vicenza

Individual arrival. A nice and cosy historical city centre characterised by the buildings of the famous architect Andrea Palladio (16th century).
   

Day 2 Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa (40 km)

From Vicenza you cycle towards Marostica, famous for its castle and the chessboard in the main square. The last stop is Bassano del Grappa with its covered wooden bridge and the famous “grappa”.
   

Day 3 Bassano del Grappa – Treviso (65/40 km)

You enter Asolo, which represents the only real uphill section of our ride. The downhill run takes you to the land of Prosecco vineyards and on Maser, until you reach Treviso.
   

Day 4 Treviso – Mestre/Venice (45 km)

Leaving Treviso behind you, follow the course of the River Sile up to Casale.
At the end of the trip Venice awaits you for an evening among canals and narrow streets. Accommodation is in Mestre; a supplement applies for lodging in Venice.
   

Day 5 Mestre/Venice – Chioggia (35 km)

Leaving Mestre this morning, you head into Venice pedalling on the 4 km bridge “della Libertà”, then to Tronchetto harbour. From here you take a ferry along the canal Giudecca to Lido. This is the most exciting day, pedalling on the two narrow islands that divide the sea from the lagoon: the island of Lido, with the ancient hamlet of Malamocco, once capital of the Serenissima Republic, and the island of Pellestrina, with its long wild beaches.

   

Day 6 Chioggia – Padua (60 km)

You will be pedalling along the two rivers that carried trade in and out of Venice in this area centuries ago: Bacchiglione and Brenta. You continue on to Strà, famous for the majestic Villa Pisani. On arrival in Padua, you will find the great basilica dedicated to St. Anthony, the historic Caffè Pedrocchi and Prato della Valle.

   

Day 7 Padua – Vicenza (50 km)

The Bacchiglione River points the way out of the the city and you reach Costozza, a little town at the foot of the Berici hills. The bike path passes in front of Villa Rotonda, the most famous of the Palladian villas. Just before entering Vicenza you see the Villa Valmarana ai Nani with its marvellous frescoes by Tiepolo.
   

Day 8 Vicenza

Departure after breakfast.
   

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.

We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites. The hotels of this tour are:

Category A+: only 4* and luxury hotels (night in Venice - 3* Hotel -instead of Mestre is included).
Category A: mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels.
Category B: mainly 3* hotels, with some 2* hotels and one 4* hotel.

On request night in Venice instead of Mestre. All rooms have en suite facilities. All 3/4* hotels have air conditioning while in the category of 2/3* hotels there may be some cases of accommodation without air conditioning.

When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

double room is a room with one double bed
twin room is a room with two single beds
triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

Travel dates 2019

Departure saterday and sunday from Vicenza (Cat. A, B, A+) from 24.03 to 27.10.2018
Departure Tuesday and wednesday from Mestre (Cat. A, B) from 24.03 to 27.10.2018

Special departure dates for at least 5 people

 
    Cat B Cat A Cat A+
Season 1 24-03 - 20-04 and 01-10 - 27-10 € 495 p.p. € 595 p.p.  € 1290 p.p. 
Season 2 21-04 - 22-06 and 6-09 - 30-09 € 565 p.p. € 665 p.p.  € 1360 p.p. 
Season 3 23-06 - 05-09 € 615 p.p.  € 715 p.p.  € 1410 p.p. 


Included

4-nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast buffet
Welcome briefing in English
Travel Guide, Maps, Roadbook
Luggage transportation
Ticket for ferry transfer (on day 5, only for Cat. A/ A+, bike not included)
Entrance to Villa Valmarana ai Nani
Ice-cream in the best ice-cream parlour of Vicenza
Hotline service


Not included

Local taxes (approx. 10-15 €)
Only for cat. B ferry-boat transfers on day 5 (altogether about 25 € per person, bike incl.)


Supplements

Single room (Cat. B/A/A+) Cat B:   € 180
Cat A:   € 230
Cat A+: € 380 

Half board (6 dinners: 3-course meals, beverages not included, Cat. B/A) Cat B:   € 150
Cat A:   € 180 

Girolibero bike € 80 p.p.
Electro-bike  € 190 p.p. 
Child trailer € 85 p.p. 
Helmet  € 15 p.p. 

 

Additional free accessories for children on demand

Child seat
FollowMe-Tandem (to connect parent’s and child’s bikes)

 

Extra nights in in double/single room with breakfast

Vicenza/Treviso Cat B: from € 45/75 p.p. 
Cat A: from € 55/85 p.p.  

Mestre Cat B: € 55/75 p.p. 
Cat A: € 65/85 p.p. 

Venice* from € 90/150 p.p. 


*on request night in Venice instead of Mestre (for departure from Mestre only possible as last night of the tour, with delivery of the bikes in Mestre).


Reductions

3rd/4th person in room (valid for cat. B and A only)  
 adults (Cat. B/A) € 100/130 
0-2 years (baby cot to be paid on site) 100%
3-6 years 50% 
7-10 years 30%

 

Cycling this sophisticated corner of Italy is a real pleasure: admire the elegant villas of the Venetian nobility, scattered in the whole region... discover Vicenza, architect Palladio’s personal “showcase” and part of the World Heritage List since 1994... taste a typical “grappa” in Bassano, famous also for its covered wooden bridge... cycle through the Prosecco vineyards between Asolo and Treviso... explore the timeless fascination of Venice by foot and by water... take a walk in the charming Chioggia, affectionately known as “Little Venice”... discover the city centre of Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities. This tour belongs to the European classics, curling between the Alps and the Adriatic sea.

  • I enjoyed to Danube tour very much- the weather was beautiful- the company was enjoyable. JC. Zeyl, Canada
  • Bob and I think about our adventure frequently including all the great locations we rode thru on our bicycles. L. Carter, USA
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