Valpantena and Villa Arvedi
Clear resurgences and a wonderful 17th century villa
Easy path in Valpantena, in the surroundings of Verona, by the crystal waters of the resurgences of Montorio, riding among vineyards and fields with a guided visit to Villa Arvedi of Cuzzano.
The round trip starts from the Verona’s city centre and develops in Valpantena, a wide valley east of the city (part of the enological district of Valpolicella wines). Outside the residential area, fields, vineyards and olive trees, especially on the hills. We will ride on bike paths along a pleasant area with resurgences, with calm and clear waters; on the hill, the castle of Montorio watches over the valley. The tour will then take us to the premises of Villa Balladoro Malfatti at the edge of a large basin. Then, we will visit the wonderful Villa Arvedi, located in a very evocative landscape: at the feet of the hill, surrounded by a wide fenced garden with vines and olive trees. After the visit we will enjoy a refreshing picnic on the grass, under the shade of olive trees. A last, relaxing wall in the Italian gardens and then we will head back to the city along a bike path by the Progno Valpantena.
Villa Arvedi in Cuzzano was registered at the property of Mastino, Alberto and Cangrande della Scala, the lords of Verona, since 1200. The current Villa Arvedi dates back to mid 17th century, and it is made of different buildings, including a nice little church. In the main building, the Titans Room, decorated with astonishing frescoes, watching over the valley and two different gardens, one of which is a solemn Italian style garden with three centuries old boxes.
Guided visit to Villa Arvedi di Cuzzano; Villa Balladoro Malfatti; The resurgences in Montorio.
€ 85 adults
€ 75 teenagers 14-17 yo, only if accompanied
The price includes
- Guided bike tour with an expert guide
- Guided visit of Villa Arvedi di Cuzzano
- Picnic on the grass with includes breads, cheeses and salami, olives, vegetables, fruit, sweet and ½ liter water
- Tour operator insurance
- Bike rental
The rental package includes: helmet (optional), lock, a rear side bag. The bike is delivered and returned on site.
The price does not include
- Medical and baggage insurance
- Anything else that is not explicitly specified
- Special prices for groups. To book for a group or to get a personalized quotation please contact us.
How to get there
INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR
Duration: 1 whole day
When: upon request
Difficulty: beginners – around 35 km
Participants: minimum 6 adults
Meeting place: Verona, Rigaste San Zeno, near Castelvecchio. Departure at 9 a.m.; return around 4 p.m.
Spoken languages: Italian and English. Upon request: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish and more.
Tour description: The path is mainly flat with some slight climbs. The trail is on both asphalt and nice dirt roads and develops on cycling paths and secondary roads with low car traffic with just a few stretches on medium traffic roads.
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