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 at 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 (60 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 to Maser, until you reach Treviso.

 

 

Day 4 Treviso – Mestre/Venice (20/45 km)

Leaving Treviso behind you, you will follow the course of the River Sile up to Casale. At the end of the trip Venice will await you for an evening among canals and narrow streets. Standard accommodation is in Mestre, Venice mainland. With a supplement you can request to overnight directly in Venice. We remind you that in Venice (apart from Piazzale Roma and train station Santa Lucia) it is forbidden to cycle, and also to take your bike by hand.

 

   

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 (55 km)

You will be pedalling along the river Bacchiglione, which carried trade in and out of Venice in this area centuries ago. Once at the foot of the Euganean Hills, you will have the chance to relax in a 4* spa resort in the largest European thermal district.

 

   

Day 7 Padua – Vicenza (60 km)

Along the cycle path of the Battaglia Canal you will pass through Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian universities. Worth visiting are the great basilica dedicated to St. Anthony, the historic Caffè Pedrocchi and Prato della Valle, the biggest square in Italy. The Bacchiglione River points the way out of the the city and you will 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.

 

 

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 your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

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

According to your category of choice you will be accommodated in:

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

The overnight in Padua thermal district for both categories will be in a 4* Wellness Hotel with swimming pools.

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 sofa bed
- a family room could be converted into two double/twin rooms next to each other, according to availability

Travel dates 2020

Departure Saturday and Sunday from Vicenza (Cat. A, B, A+)  
   

Special departure dates for at least 5 people

 
    Cat. A Cat. B Cat. A+
Season 1 21.03-24.04 / 03.10-24.10 € 620 p.p. € 510 p.p.  € 1290 p.p.
Season 2 25.04-19.06 / 05.09-02.10 € 690 p.p. € 580 p.p.  € 1360 p.p.
Season 3 20.06-04.09 € 740 p.p. € 630 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 the gardens of Villa La Rotonda in Vicenza
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.)
Everything not mentioned in the section "included"


Supplements

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

Touring bike € 85 p.p.
Electro-bike  € 195 p.p. 
Child bike € 85 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: € 55/85 p.p. 
Cat A: € 70/100 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) € 120/150 
0-2 years (baby cot to be paid on site) 100%
3-6 years 50% 
7-10 years 30%

 

Venice Lands

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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