Venice Lands, the Land of Road Bikes 36100 Vicenza, Province of Vicenza, Italy
Price : £537
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Challenging
Distance : 385m/620km
Tour Code : GL024
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

Straddling the Bacchiglione River, the cosmopolitan city of Vicenza is renowned for its rich history and culture. One of Italy’s wealthiest cities, the centre boasts many traditional Italian piazzas, museums and art-galleries, as well as being home to the Teatro Olympico (Olympic Theatre) and surrounded by the Palladian Villas of the Veneto, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A truly stunning city just 60km west of Venice, Vicenza is the perfect place to begin and end this challenging but rewarding tour.

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Straddling the Bacchiglione River, the cosmopolitan city of Vicenza is renowned for its rich history and culture. One of Italy’s wealthiest cities, the centre boasts many traditional Italian piazzas, museums and art-galleries, as well as being home to the Teatro Olympico (Olympic Theatre) and surrounded by the Palladian Villas of the Veneto, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A truly stunning city just 60km west of Venice, Vicenza is the perfect place to begin and end this challenging but rewarding tour.

Cycling through some of the regions most natural and picturesque areas, steep climbs and long descents are broken up by some of Northern Italy’s most historic and charming towns. From Marostica – famed for its city walls and where locals play chess in the square – to Arquà Petrarca – one of the most beautiful villages in Italy – you certainly wont fall short of reasons to get off your bike and take in the sites!

This tour is one which will test both your mental and physical strength, your rewards being some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever come across. From quaint inland towns to 15km stretches of beach, the Prosecco wine hills are a likely welcomed site on part of this positively fruitful route.

  • In collaboration with former pro cyclist Andrea Ferrigato, whose silverware accounts for 17 international victories, we bring you one of our tours dedicated to all drop handlebar fans

  • Mount Grappa also featured in this year’s Giro d’Italia: it’s Grappa with grit with that historic 27 km climb to 1800 m

  • Prosecco Paradise – cycle through the vineyards of the celebrated sparkling wine

  • Palladio’s architecture The Renaissance master’s finest designs, in and around Vicenza;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Vicenza

Day 2: Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa: 120km + 1500m (5h)

Day 3: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso: 120km + 2500m (6h)

Day 4: Treviso – Treviso: 100km + 1300m (4h)

Day 5: Treviso – Venice – Chioggia: 80km

Day 6: Chioggia – Abano Terme: 100km + 1000m (4h)

Day 7: Albano Terme – Vicenza: 100km + 1300m (4h)

Day 8: Vicenza

Day 1: Arrival in Vicenza

A city built on art and industry, the city of Vicenza boasts centuries of rich history culture. A visit to the Teatro Olympico is highly recommended, one of only three remaining Renaissance theatres in existence. Enjoy some of the local delicacies in one of many charming and traditional piazzas before setting off on your route on day 2.

Day 2: Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa: 120km + 1500m (5h)

Setting off in the morning you’ll head North towards Marostica, peddling through the square where locals play chess and up along the castle walls heading for the plain of Asiago. A 15km stretch at 6% incline will leave you breathless, but it’s well worth the push for the impressive scenery you’ll encounter. The Valsugana cycle path then takes you on to Bassano where you’ll rest for the night. * Ferri says: The worst part is the ascent up to Asiago. I have cycled it hundreds of times with Pozzato, Rebellin, Ballan… you are highly likely to meet them on these roads.

Day 3: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso: 120km + 2500m (6h)

Departing Bassano you begin your ascent to Monte Grappa, where epic battles were fought during World War 1. It’s also home to the Giro d’Italia, a historic running race held here since 1930. A 1500m climb over just 27km leads to a flat stretch of 3.5km before a long descent down to Valdobiadene in the province of Treviso. Here you’ll pass through the wine hills of Prosecco, earning yourself at least a glass by the end of the days ride! An alternative route of 80km is possible without the ascent of Monte Grappa. * Ferri says:A wonderful route if the weather is good. In bad weather, come down from Monte Grappa via Campo-solagna–Campo Croce–Crespano.

Day 4: Treviso – Treviso: 100km + 1300m (4h)

A tough round trip through the Montello and Prosecco hills, today’s scenery is one of the best on this tour. The route is full of uphill-downhill stretches culminating in a visit to Vittorio Veneto, an ancient city steeped in religious history. Heading back to Treviso for the evening, be sure to indulge in some Tiramisu, thought to have been created here in 1969 by Italian chef Carminantonio Iannaccone. * Ferri says: Today the scenery is still breathtaking here, through vineyards and woods, along roads where many Treviso based professional cyclists train.

Day 5: Treviso – Venice – Chioggia: 80km

The flattest stage of the tour takes you along the canals of the Sile River, heading seawards towards Jesolo. A renowned holiday destination, Jesolo hosts a 15km stretch of beach which welcomes the waves of the Adreatic to its shores. You then come to Cavallino Treporti, where you’ll take a ferry ride stopping in Venice, Lido island Pellestrina and Chioggia – also known as Little Venice. * Ferri says: An easy stage, on the flat, dominated by the scent of the sea.

Day 6: Chioggia – Abano Terme: 100km + 1000m (4h)

The start of this stage is a windy but picturesque flat route along the river to Monselice, where humans have settled since the Bronze Age. From here you come to the Euganei Hills regional park where continual ascents and descents lead through delightful little towns such as Arqua Petrarca. Make sure you leave enough gas in the tank for the last part of the stage, it’s winding with some arduous ascents up to 3-4km long. The end of the stage is in Albano Terme, a renowned spa resort (should any of you need a massage!). * Ferri says: Be careful of the wind during the first part and pace your pedalling, as the last part is winding with some of the ascents arduous and up to 3–4 km long.

Day 7: Albano Terme – Vicenza: 100km + 1300m (4h)

The final leg of your tour takes you through the luscious green countryside towards Ponte di Barbarano, where the road starts to rise and fall about a dozen times through the Colli Borici hills. Heading through Costozza, the final descent leads you back into Vicenza where you can admire the marvelous Villa La Rotonda by Palladio and give yourself a well earned pat on the back. * Ferri says: Not much traffic and a route through green countryside, short yet challenging ascents before the final descent… arms up towards the sky and dream of winning!

Day 8: Vicenza

Departure

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Board basis: Bed & breakfast

  • Ticket for ferry transfer (bike not included, approx. 4 €) on day 5

  • GPS tracks for the stages (device not provided)

  • Luggage transported from hotel to hotel

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes (approx 10-15 €)

  • GPS device

  • Bike hire and helmets


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Road Bike with Carbon ForkRoad Bike with Carbon Fork

Road bike with carbon fork and 27-gear Shimano Tiagra groupset

High End Road BikeHigh End Road Bike

Merida road bikes, with carbon fork

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra night in Vicenza/Treviso

  • Extra night in Mestre

  • Extra night in Venice

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From Verona airport, get a bus to Verona Porta Nuova and then a train to Vicenza (approx 45 minutes). Alternatively, from Venice airport get a bus to Venezia Mestre and then a train to Vicenza (approx 45 minutes).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From Vicenza get a train to Verona Porta Nuova and then a bus to Verona airport (approx 45 minutes). Alternatively, get a train from Vicenza to Venezia Mestre and the a bus to Venice airport (approx 45 minutes).

Price : £537
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Challenging
Distance : 385m/620km
Tour Code : GL024
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Straddling the Bacchiglione River, the cosmopolitan city of Vicenza is renowned for its rich history and culture. One of Italy’s wealthiest cities, the centre boasts many traditional Italian piazzas, museums and art-galleries, as well as being home to the Teatro Olympico (Olympic Theatre) and surrounded by the Palladian Villas of the Veneto, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A truly stunning city just 60km west of Venice, Vicenza is the perfect place to begin and end this challenging but rewarding tour.

Read More

Straddling the Bacchiglione River, the cosmopolitan city of Vicenza is renowned for its rich history and culture. One of Italy’s wealthiest cities, the centre boasts many traditional Italian piazzas, museums and art-galleries, as well as being home to the Teatro Olympico (Olympic Theatre) and surrounded by the Palladian Villas of the Veneto, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A truly stunning city just 60km west of Venice, Vicenza is the perfect place to begin and end this challenging but rewarding tour.

Cycling through some of the regions most natural and picturesque areas, steep climbs and long descents are broken up by some of Northern Italy’s most historic and charming towns. From Marostica – famed for its city walls and where locals play chess in the square – to Arquà Petrarca – one of the most beautiful villages in Italy – you certainly wont fall short of reasons to get off your bike and take in the sites!

This tour is one which will test both your mental and physical strength, your rewards being some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever come across. From quaint inland towns to 15km stretches of beach, the Prosecco wine hills are a likely welcomed site on part of this positively fruitful route.

  • In collaboration with former pro cyclist Andrea Ferrigato, whose silverware accounts for 17 international victories, we bring you one of our tours dedicated to all drop handlebar fans

  • Mount Grappa also featured in this year’s Giro d’Italia: it’s Grappa with grit with that historic 27 km climb to 1800 m

  • Prosecco Paradise – cycle through the vineyards of the celebrated sparkling wine

  • Palladio’s architecture The Renaissance master’s finest designs, in and around Vicenza;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Vicenza

Day 2: Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa: 120km + 1500m (5h)

Day 3: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso: 120km + 2500m (6h)

Day 4: Treviso – Treviso: 100km + 1300m (4h)

Day 5: Treviso – Venice – Chioggia: 80km

Day 6: Chioggia – Abano Terme: 100km + 1000m (4h)

Day 7: Albano Terme – Vicenza: 100km + 1300m (4h)

Day 8: Vicenza

Day 1: Arrival in Vicenza

A city built on art and industry, the city of Vicenza boasts centuries of rich history culture. A visit to the Teatro Olympico is highly recommended, one of only three remaining Renaissance theatres in existence. Enjoy some of the local delicacies in one of many charming and traditional piazzas before setting off on your route on day 2.

Day 2: Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa: 120km + 1500m (5h)

Setting off in the morning you’ll head North towards Marostica, peddling through the square where locals play chess and up along the castle walls heading for the plain of Asiago. A 15km stretch at 6% incline will leave you breathless, but it’s well worth the push for the impressive scenery you’ll encounter. The Valsugana cycle path then takes you on to Bassano where you’ll rest for the night. * Ferri says: The worst part is the ascent up to Asiago. I have cycled it hundreds of times with Pozzato, Rebellin, Ballan… you are highly likely to meet them on these roads.

Day 3: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso: 120km + 2500m (6h)

Departing Bassano you begin your ascent to Monte Grappa, where epic battles were fought during World War 1. It’s also home to the Giro d’Italia, a historic running race held here since 1930. A 1500m climb over just 27km leads to a flat stretch of 3.5km before a long descent down to Valdobiadene in the province of Treviso. Here you’ll pass through the wine hills of Prosecco, earning yourself at least a glass by the end of the days ride! An alternative route of 80km is possible without the ascent of Monte Grappa. * Ferri says:A wonderful route if the weather is good. In bad weather, come down from Monte Grappa via Campo-solagna–Campo Croce–Crespano.

Day 4: Treviso – Treviso: 100km + 1300m (4h)

A tough round trip through the Montello and Prosecco hills, today’s scenery is one of the best on this tour. The route is full of uphill-downhill stretches culminating in a visit to Vittorio Veneto, an ancient city steeped in religious history. Heading back to Treviso for the evening, be sure to indulge in some Tiramisu, thought to have been created here in 1969 by Italian chef Carminantonio Iannaccone. * Ferri says: Today the scenery is still breathtaking here, through vineyards and woods, along roads where many Treviso based professional cyclists train.

Day 5: Treviso – Venice – Chioggia: 80km

The flattest stage of the tour takes you along the canals of the Sile River, heading seawards towards Jesolo. A renowned holiday destination, Jesolo hosts a 15km stretch of beach which welcomes the waves of the Adreatic to its shores. You then come to Cavallino Treporti, where you’ll take a ferry ride stopping in Venice, Lido island Pellestrina and Chioggia – also known as Little Venice. * Ferri says: An easy stage, on the flat, dominated by the scent of the sea.

Day 6: Chioggia – Abano Terme: 100km + 1000m (4h)

The start of this stage is a windy but picturesque flat route along the river to Monselice, where humans have settled since the Bronze Age. From here you come to the Euganei Hills regional park where continual ascents and descents lead through delightful little towns such as Arqua Petrarca. Make sure you leave enough gas in the tank for the last part of the stage, it’s winding with some arduous ascents up to 3-4km long. The end of the stage is in Albano Terme, a renowned spa resort (should any of you need a massage!). * Ferri says: Be careful of the wind during the first part and pace your pedalling, as the last part is winding with some of the ascents arduous and up to 3–4 km long.

Day 7: Albano Terme – Vicenza: 100km + 1300m (4h)

The final leg of your tour takes you through the luscious green countryside towards Ponte di Barbarano, where the road starts to rise and fall about a dozen times through the Colli Borici hills. Heading through Costozza, the final descent leads you back into Vicenza where you can admire the marvelous Villa La Rotonda by Palladio and give yourself a well earned pat on the back. * Ferri says: Not much traffic and a route through green countryside, short yet challenging ascents before the final descent… arms up towards the sky and dream of winning!

Day 8: Vicenza

Departure

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Board basis: Bed & breakfast

  • Ticket for ferry transfer (bike not included, approx. 4 €) on day 5

  • GPS tracks for the stages (device not provided)

  • Luggage transported from hotel to hotel

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes (approx 10-15 €)

  • GPS device

  • Bike hire and helmets


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Road Bike with Carbon ForkRoad Bike with Carbon Fork

Road bike with carbon fork and 27-gear Shimano Tiagra groupset

High End Road BikeHigh End Road Bike

Merida road bikes, with carbon fork

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra night in Vicenza/Treviso

  • Extra night in Mestre

  • Extra night in Venice

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From Verona airport, get a bus to Verona Porta Nuova and then a train to Vicenza (approx 45 minutes). Alternatively, from Venice airport get a bus to Venezia Mestre and then a train to Vicenza (approx 45 minutes).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From Vicenza get a train to Verona Porta Nuova and then a bus to Verona airport (approx 45 minutes). Alternatively, get a train from Vicenza to Venezia Mestre and the a bus to Venice airport (approx 45 minutes).

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