Villas and Venetian Lagoon

Beautiful bike trip composed of circle itineraries around the two Villas where we stay. From the hills to the Venetian Lagoon crossing the Venetian Plain

Guided tour
From

€ 1.100,00

  • from 20 to 27 September 2018
  • 8 days, 7 nights
  • Easy
  • Min. 12 participants
  • Lio Piccolo, in bicicletta in Laguna di Venezia
  • Navigazione in Laguna di Venezia
  • Villa Emo di Fanzolo in bicicletta
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We will ride mainly among beautiful cultivated fields scattered with Ville Venete, ancient mansions frequently enriched by delicate frescos built by noble Venetian landlords in the XV and XII century. Those designed by Andrea Palladio are Unesco World Heritage Sites.

We will follow many streams of water and the River Sile that will lead us to the amazing town of Treviso. On our way back to the lagoon we will sail through small islands on secret canals stopping for a visit in Burano. Our exploration is enriched by visits to Villas and castles, wine tastings and excellent food!

  • Day 1 / Arrival to Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa

    Arrival to Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa
    • Individual arrival to Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa. Meeting with the agency, briefing and bike delivery.

      Overnight ain Ponzano Veneto: Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa****

  • Day 2 / Relais Monaco > Badoere > Villa Marcello > back to the Hotel

    approximately 50 km – flat
    • Pleasant itinerary partly on a bike path built on old train tracks. We will visit the Rotonda in Badoere, an amazing XVII century semi-circular market square, and Villa Cà Marcello, elegant XV century villa with beautiful frescos and XVIII century forniture. Lunch in the villa.

      Overnight in Ponzano Veneto: Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa****

       

  • Day 3 / Relais Monaco > Montebelluna > Villa Emo >

    Approximately 50 km - mostly flat
    • A full-day immersion in a nature dotted by wonderful Villas. We will visit Villa Emo (Palladian Villa - Unesco Word Heritage Site), biking along many streams of water as the Brentella Canal at the foot of the Montello Hill. Back to the hotel we can enjoy a walk in the huge park or a relaxing time in the Spa.

      Overnight in Ponzano Veneto: Relais Monaco Counry Hotel & Spa****

  • 4° giorno / Relais Monaco > Treviso > River Sile > Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri

    Approximately 40 km – flat
    • From our hotel we will reach Treviso, wonderful walled-up city, following the River Sile Cycling path, through a flourishing countryside among scatterded rural houses. We will have plenty of time to enjoy a relaxing visit of the city. Our trip countinues till our next Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri, with a beautiful park facing the river, where we will spend three nights.

      Overnight in Quarto D'Altino: Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri****

  • Day 5 / Free day

    Free day
    • Completely free day. Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri is the perfect place where to relax, with swimming pool, garden and the River Sile flowing close. From Quarto D'Altino train station you can easily reach Venice in half an hour. Bus connection with Treviso.

      Overnight in Quarto D'Altino: Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri****

  • Day 6 / Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri > Roncade Castle > back to the Hotel

    Approximately 30 km – flat
    • We will start our bike tour directly from the Hotel, heading to Roncade, small village with a charming castle whose walls hide a magnificent Villa. We will have the chance to taste the wine which is still produced by the Baron Ciani Bassetti's descendants.

      Overnight in Quarto D'Altino: Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri****

  • Day 7 / Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri > Lio Piccolo > Burano island > back to the Hotel

    approximately 64 km – flat
    • From our Hotel we will slowly get into the Lagoon of Venice, reaching Lio Piccolo, a stretch of land surrounded by water. There we will walk in the middle of the fishing valleys, perfect spot for some birdwatching. If we will be lucky we will see some pink flamingos. We will go back to the hotel with a private ferry boat transfer (3 hours), that will bring us among secret canals. On our way back we will have the chance to stop in Burano, in order to enjoy its colourful little houses. We will get to Altino and then we will cycle the last few kilometers till the hotel.

      Overnight in Quarto D'Altino: Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri****

  • Day 8 / Departure

    Departure
    • After breakfast, end of services and individual departure from the hotel. On request, it's possible to extend the stay in order to visit Venice and the island of the lagoon.

Fee per person
  • € 1.100 in double room
  • € 1.300 in single room

HOW TO BOOK

To book the tour with Credit Card, proceed with the payment of the deposit by clicking on the button BOOK NOW.
To pay via Bank Transfer, write us. Once the minimum number of participants is reached, the tour is confirmed. You'll receive an e-mail with the confirmation and you will be able to proceed with the payment of the balance (via Credit Card or Bank Transfer).

The route

The tour is composed of four bike circle tours and one itinerant itinerary with base at Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa in Ponzano Veneto and at Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri in Quarto D'Altino. The itinerary is flat with a few easy climbs, it follows bike paths, secondary roads with low car traffic and short stretches with medium car traffic. We cycle mostly on asphalted roads and some really good dirt roads.

Gallery
  • Included
    • 7 overnights with breakfast in two Ville Venete, 4 stars hotels
    • 7 city taxes
    • 5 dinners: 4 three-course-dinners with local recipes, side dishes and drinks (¼ l wine or 300 cl beer), water and bread, one dinner with pizza, drinks included (¼ l wine or 300 cl beer)
    • 5 light-lunches, 3 in a local trattoria and 2 tastings with light-lunch.
    • 1 Guided tour of Villa Ca' Marcello with light-lunch
    • 1 Guided tour to Castello di Roncade and its winery, wine tasting (5 wines) and light-lunch
    • Entrance ticket to Villa Emo (Fanzolo TV)
    • 1 tour leader by bike, at the group service
    • 1 ferry boat private transfer from Venice Lagoon to Altino
    • 1 baggage transport from Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa to Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri
    • 1 entrance to the SPA in Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa
  • Not included
    • Bike rental
    • 2 dinners and 1 lunch, entrance to museums or monuments
    • Tips and everything not mentioned in the section “included”
  • Extra
    • Medical and luggage insurance
    • € 100 bike rental
    • € 180 e-bike rental
    • € 5 helmet rental
    • Extra overnights in Quarto D'Altino - Hotel Borgo Ca' dei Sospiri, B&B treatment: € 45 per person in double room / € 75 in single
    • Transfer from/to the airport

Please note

Bike rental

Padlock and one waterproof side bike pannier “Ortleb” are included in the bike rental. Bike delivery and retired on the spot. Discover our bikes here.

Hotels

Details about the hotels are written on the program; due to reason of force majeure, hotels may be substitute with others of the same (or higher) category.

Participants numbers

Minimum 12 – maximum 22 participants.

Information about the price, booking, substitution and penalties

250 € needs to be deposited as downpayment at the moment of the enrolment. Once the tour is confirmed, balance needs to be deposited not later than 30 days before the departure.

Customer renouncing may be substitute by another person if the organizer receives written notice. The substitute must satisfy all the conditions necessary to the service fruition. The substitute must reimburse the organizer for all the secretarial allowances, 20 € are to be deposited plus any extra costs related with the substitution.

If the customer withdraws from the contract, penalties are applied. Penalties may be refunded by the withdraw insurance, if taken out. Penalties are: from the moment of the enrolment to 46 days before departure, the downpayment; 45 days before departure, 50% of the cost of the tour; 30 days before departure, full cost of the tour.

Information and program changes

Full information will send via email before the departure, with tour leaders’ name and contacts. Due to logistic or weather problems, there might be some program changes.