Venetain Highlights Cycling Holidays
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Venetian Highlights Self-Guided Cycling Holidays
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £629 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Visit the cultural highlights of the lagoon city of Venice
• Cycle on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice
• Cycle into the region of the world famous Prosecco and further to Treviso with it’s many attractions
• Explore the city of Palladio

Cycle Route: Easy cycling on mainly flat routes
You will cycle on a mostly flat route. There will be one steeper climb to Asolo. Most roads are paved; partly you will find yourself on well-prepared nature trails. The tour is not very physically demanding.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Venice/Mestre

Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the lagoon city of Venice, which is located only 20 minutes from your hotel and can easily be reached by public transportation.

Day 2: Mestre/Venice – Chioggia/Sottomarina approx. 35 km

The day starts with a tour information meeting and bike fitting. Then you will cycle on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice.

You will take the ferry to Lido and continue your bike journey via Pellestrina, with a marvelous view over the sea, to Chioggia, a quiet little town, reminiscent of the Venetian maritime supremacy which invites you to stay and enjoy yourself in one of its typical fish restaurants.

Tonight, you will stay in Chioggia/Sottomarina where you can enjoy a wide sandy beach.

Day 3: Chioggia/Sottomarina – Rovigo approx. 65 km

On quiet roads you will cycle to the river Adige. The river will lead you through fertile fields, melon plantations, and tranquil villages to Rovigo.

The friendly, small town with charm and culture, small streets, spacious squares, cosy cafés, and friendly people is your destination today.

Day 4: Rovigo – Vicenza approx. 60 km + train trip

First, you will take the train to Monselice. Via the gently rolling Euganean hills you will get to Arquà Petrarca – a small town that has preserved its medieval character over the centuries. The path continues along quiet roads to the foot of the Monti Berici.

On these ways, you will get to the centre of Vicenza. In the old town you can still feel the spirit of Palladio, the famous architect of the Middle Ages.

Day 5: Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa approx. 40 km

From Vicenza, you will ride your bike on nice roads to Marostica, famous for its castle and stone chess board in the main square.

Now, you are not far from Bassano del Grappa anymore, with its covered wooden bridge and the famous brandy, grappa. In the Poli Grappa Museum a little Grappa tasting session is prepared for you.

Day 6: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso approx. 55 km

In the morning, you will cycle up some small hills after which only the climb to Asolo remains. The idyllic village of Roman origin invites you to take a first break.

Then, the trail descends slightly and you will cycle into the region of the world famous Prosecco and further to Treviso with its many attractions.

Day 7: Treviso – Venice-Mestre approx. 45 km

First, the path leads along the river Sile to Casale. Now, you are already close to the starting point of your trip.

Your accommodation is located on the mainland before Venice with an excellent bus connection to the lagoon city. At the end of your tour, not far from Marcus square, you can look forward to a little wine tasting session

Day 8: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
You will cycle on a mostly flat route. There will be one steeper climb to Asolo. Most roads are paved; partly you will find yourself on well-prepared nature trails. The tour is not very physically demanding.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Venetian Highlights tour stays in 3* to 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

- Accommodation as already mentioned
– Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
– Welcome briefing
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Developed route
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– 24-hour ticket for Venice (public transportation, bike tickets not included, approx. € 3,-)
– Train journey from Rovigo – Monselice incl. bike
– 1 x entrance and little Grappa tasting session in the Poli Grappa Museum Bassano
– 1 x little wine tasting session in Venice
– Route signposting
– GPS-data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline

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About the bikes...

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Venetian Highlights, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. – 28.04.2017 | 30.09. – 14.10.2017
Arrival Saturday
Season 2: 29.04. – 26.05.2017 | 02.09. – 29.09.2017
Arrival Saturday
Season 3: 27.05. – 01.09.2017
Arrival Saturday

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £629 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £679 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £699 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 4**** and 3*** hotels

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance

This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: From £629
Single Supplement: From £179

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