From Verona to Venice

From Verona, the city of love, to Venice, the most unique city in the world. The itinerary winds through vineyards, medieval villages, Venetian Villas, cities rich of art as Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa and Treviso.

Guided tour
From

€ 1.260,00

  • from 3 to 10 July 2018
  • 8 days, 7 nights
  • beginners
  • Min. 12 participants
  • Verona, la Basilica di San Zeno
  • Bassano del Grappa, Villa Angarano
  • Venezia, Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore
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The route crosses Veneto region from the west to the east, passing though many Unesco heritage sites, historic cities and villas. We overnight in Vicenza, rich of beautiful building designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio, and Treviso, a old city crossed by romantic canals, but also in the towns of Montagnana, surrounded by high medieval walls and built at the foot of the Euganean Hills; Bassano del Grappa, overlooked by high mountains and crossed by Brenta River, and Lido di Venezia, an island of the lagoon with a great view over Venezia.

The itinerary skirts the Berici Hills, the Prealps and the hills of Asolo, beautiful areas where you can find lush nature, old villages and elegant villas. Getting to Venice is exciting: after a great ride along the Sile river, we cross San Giuliano Park in Mestre, where you can enjoy a fantastic view over the city, and we reach the old town cycling on the 4 km-long Ponte della Libertà, the only bridge that links Venice to the mainland. Then, we get to the island of Lido on a ferry-boat: by the water we admire the beautiful buildings of the city, San Marco’s Belltower and the elegant Palazzo Ducale. Finally, we explore the small island of Lido and Pellestrina.

  • DAY 1 / Arrival to Verona

    Arrival to Verona
    • Individual arrival to Verona. Meeting with the local agency: briefing and bike delivery at the hotel.

      Overnight in Verona: Hotel Verona ***

  • DAY 1 / EXTRA DAY on request / Lake Garda Tour

    Approximately 60 KM – SOME SMALL CLIMBS
    • From the city center of Verona, we bike towards Garda Lake among vineyards and olive trees. The view on the lake is wonderful: a charming blue mirror among high mountains. We visit the villages of Garda and Bardolino. Way back in minibus or train.

      Overnight in Verona: Hotel Verona ***

  • DAY 2 / Verona > Montagnana

    Approximately 62 KM – FLAT
    • From Verona we head east following the river Adige, cycling on bike paths and small country roads. We stop in Cologna Veneta, city of the delicious mandorlato (nougat) and then we get to Montagnana, a small medieval city surrounded by well-preserved old walls.

      Overnight in Montagnana (Padova): Hotel Ristorante Aldo Moro ***

  • DAY 3 / Montagnana > Vicenza

    Approximately 50 KM – SOME SMALL CLIMBS
    • We cycle from the flatlands to the foot of the Berici Hills along little roads in the middle of the vineyards, passing through ancient villages with hundred-year-old villas and parks. Before getting to Vicenza, the charming city of Andrea Palladio, we visit from outside one of his most famous masterpieces, Villa La Rotonda.

      Overnight in  Vicenza: SHG Hotel De La Ville ****S

  • DAY 4 / Vicenza > Bassano del Grappa

    Approximately 47 KM – FLAT
    • The route winds in the countryside of Vicenza and approaches to the foot of the Prealps, an area rich of rural houses and elegant Venetian Villas. We stop in the walled city of Marostica, famous for its living chess event and square, and in Villa Angarano, designed by Andrea Palladio: there we taste their nice organic wines. Finally we arrive to Bassano del Grappa crossing the well-known wooden bridge and enjoying the beautiful view over the mountains.

      Overnight in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza): Bonotto Hotel Belvedere ****

  • DAY 5 / Bassano del Grappa > Treviso

    Approximately 64 KM – MOSTLY FLAT
    • We skirt the lush Monte Grappa and the hills of Asolo, then we follow bike paths along streams of spring water until Castelfranco Veneto, a walled city famous for being Giorgione’s hometown. We get to Treviso following a shady bike path built over a old railway.

      Overnight in Quinto di Treviso: BHR Treviso Hotel ****S

  • DAY 6 / Treviso > Lido di Venezia

    Approximately 62 KM – FLAT
    • From Treviso we follow the calm Sile river on a beautiful bike path, deep in the green of the woods, just interrupted by some noble Venetian Villas that reflect on the clear water of the river. We reach Venice passing through San Giuliano Park in Mestre, a green area with a great view over the city, and crossing the long bridge Ponte della Libertà. Finally, in Venice we take the ferryboat to Lido di Venezia.

      Overnight in Venezia Lido: Viktoria Palace Hotel ****

  • DAY 7 / Lido di Venezia > Pellestrina

    Approximately 40 KM – FLAT
    • We explore the island of Lido di Venezia: first its new side with elegant villas and great Liberty-style hotels, and then Malamocco, one of the most ancient settlement of the lagoon, with beautiful Venetian houses from the XVI century. After a short ferryboat transfer we reach Pellestrina island, famous for its colourful fisherman’s houses.

      Going back to Lido we might enjoy the sunset over the unique city of Venice, forbidden to the bicycles because of its 400 bridges: those who want visit Venice can extend their stay in Lido.

      Overnight in Venezia Lido: Viktoria Palace Hotel ****

  • DAY 8 / Departure from Venezia

    Departure from Venezia
    • Departure: after breakfast, individual departure from the hotel. On request, it’s possible to extend the stay with extra overnights for visiting Venice and the islands of the Lagoon. 

Fee per person
  • € 1.260 in double room
  • € 1.520 in single room
  • € 1.220 in triple room

The route

This six-days bike tour starts from Verona and ends in the Venetian island of Lido. The itinerary is mostly flat with a few easy climbs and follows bike paths, low traffic secondary roads and short sections of medium traffic roads. The path is predominantly paved, with some good dirty roads.

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  • Included
    • 7 overnights with breakfast: 5 four stars hotel and 2 three stars hotel situated in the city centres
    • 7 city taxes
    • 4 three-course-dinners with local recipes, side dishes and drinks (½ l water, ¼ l wine or 300 cl beer)
    • 6 pic-nics with bread, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, dessert and ½ l water
    • Mandorlato (nougat) tasting in Cologna Veneta
    • 2 tour guides: one on bike and one on the support vehicle; 3 tour guides from 17 participants
    • Visit of the externals of Villa La Rotonda in Vicenza
    • Guided tour of Villa Angarano and organic wines tasting
    • Bike ticket for ferry-boat transfers
    • Individual and unlimited 2-days “vaporetto” ticket in Venice (ferry-boat)
    • Support vehicle with luggage transportation, pic-nic service and assistance
    • Road-book with cultural information
    • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Not included
    • Bike rental
    • 3 dinners, entrance to museums or monuments
    • Tips and everything not mentioned in the section “included”
  • Extra
    • € 120 bike rental
    • € 220 e-bike rental
    • € 5 helmet rental
    • Extra overnights in Verona B&B treatment and city tax: € 60 per person in double room / € 98 in single
    • Extra overnights in Venezia-Lido B&B treatment and city tax: € 85 per person in double room / € 145 in single
    • Extra day in Verona for Lake Garda tour • tour leader and bike rental included: € 30 per person
    • Transfer upon request

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 24 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.