Over the centuries, many villas, castles and monasteries were built at the foot of Euganean Hills: with this tours we discover some of the most impressive buildings of the region and a beautiful Italian garden.
The starting point of the tours is five stars Hotel AbanoRITZ in Abano Terme, an elegant hotel with a romantic garden and two swimming pool, indoor and semi-covered: the relaxing hot thermal spring water is the perfect reward after a full day on a bike!
Easy circular bike tour that explore the lush region of Euagnian hills, cycling on bike paths and secondary roads that unfolds at the foot of small volcanic hills. We start from Abano Terme, famous for the thermal spring water, then we reach Praglia Abbey, an ancient monastery deep in the green hills in a peaceful atmosphere, and finally we get to Villa dei Vescovi, elegant villa that overlooks the countryside from the top of a hill.
Overnight in Abano Terme: Hotel AbanoRITZ *****
This tour explore the south-eastern side of the Euganian hills. From the bike path we can enjoy a beautiful view over the hills and over the many monasteries, villas and castles we can find on the way. We first pass close to San Daniele monastery, that overlooks the region from the top of a hill, then we see the elegant structures of Villa Draghi, Villa Sartori and Catajo Castle, built during the Venetian domination by rich and noble families. The highlight of the day is the visit to the garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy. The itinerary can also include a wine tasting with local DOC wines.
The itinerary is round tour composed of two stages. The tour takes place mainly on bike paths and a few secondary low car traffic roads. Road bank is mostly apshalt or nice dirt road. The itinerary is mostly flat with a few light climbs.
Padlock is included in the bike rental. Bike delivery and retired on the spot.
Minimum 6 participants.
The tour is activated upon request and subject to availability of the Villa. This program can be modified and adding with lunchs and dinners and special experiences as wine tastings and many more.
English speaking leader. Other languages available upon request: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and more.