Prosecco Tour – One Hotel Self-Guided Cycling Holidays
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £659 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Ride in the area between the River Piave and Sile
• Explore the heart of the Veneto region
• Cycle along romantic paths and by famous rivers
• Taste and sample Prosecco and Pinot Grigio wines
• Ride along former railway lines
Cycle Route: Easy cycling on mainly flat routes
A easy tour with mainly flat stages. Only the stage „Prosecco“ features three longer ascents between approximately 1 and 2 kilometers.
Usually you cycle on low-traffic side roads and asphalted agricultural roads, sometimes also on cycle paths with unsurfaced tracks. At the river crossing and the entry of Treviso you have to expect more traffic.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day: Arrival in Ponzano Veneto
Employees of the hotel will provide you with your travel documents and rental bikes. In the evening you will be invited to a welcome drink on the sun terrace.
2nd day: Treviso approx. 25 km
Today‘s stage leads you to the beautiful capital of the province, Treviso, a city still relatively unknown among tourists. The cycle path will guide you along the former city fortifications before entering the heart of the „citta delle aque“.
The city owes this epithet to the numerous waterways that cross its centre. You continue past the dome, the palazzi and the patrician homes decorated with frescoes and into the open countryside before soon arriving at your hotel.
3rd day: The Piave River and Wine Route approx. 65 km
A leisurely cycle through the agricultural back-country starts the stage today, where lonely paths lead away to mysterious mansions. After traversing the Piave River you will follow the „Strada del Vino del Piave“.
That is where the widely known Pinot Grigio has achieved real mastery. Cycling amidst grapevines for approx. 15km you can certainly risk a little tasting.
4th day: Castelfranco Veneto approx. 65 km
The focus of today’s stage is the charming small town Castelfranco Veneto, whose origins date back to the old Romans. It was them who erected the „castrum“ at the intersection of the old Roman roads to Vicenza, Padua and Asolo.
The fortress was built centuries later, which is still entirely preserved today.
On the way back you will see the country estate „Villa Emo“, one of the masterpieces of the famous medieval architect Andrea Palladio and should definately be visited (entrance included!).
5th day: Prosecco Hills approx. 55 km + Transfer
A morning transfer will take you to Valdobbiadene, the capital of the Prosecco region. The small piazza with its many coffee bars are very inviting – you should taste a cappuccino here! A short climb will be rewarded with a gorgeous view of the almost never-ending grapevines.
The lovely route will lead you through several wine villages. After that only a few kilometres remain and soon you will again reach your hotel. In the evening there is a wine tasting inclusive!
6th day: Nature Park of the Sile River approx. 55 km
Today‘s stage will again lead you towards Treviso. A former railway track, which was adapted to a cycle path, will guide you onwards to the natural reserve of the Sile River.
You will reach and cross the small but famous river, which was one of the settings of the „Divine Comedy“ by Dante Alighieri.
7th day: Individual departure or extension
A easy tour with mainly flat stages. Only the stage „Prosecco“ features three longer ascents between approximately 1 and 2 kilometers. Usually you cycle on low-traffic side roads and asphalted agricultural roads, sometimes also on cycle paths with unsurfaced tracks. At the river crossing and the entry of Treviso you have to expect more traffic.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
- Overnight stays at the Hotel Relais Monaco 4****
– Free use of the hotel’s wellness area
– Breakfast buffet
– Welcome drink
– 1 x Prosecco tasting
– 1 x Villa Emo entrance
– Bus transfer incl. bike, to Valdobbiadene
– Excellently planned routes
– Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route descriptions, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Route signposting
– GPS tracks available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline
About the hotel
The 4**** Country Hotel Relais Monaco is situated just outside the city of Treviso. The historic villa, being a haven of peaceful relaxation, is nestled between the hotel’s own grapevines and a spacious park.
The generously laid pool area including sufficient sunbeds ensures a welcoming refreshment after a beautiful day on the bike. The new in 2016 spa area has an area of 700m2 and there is a special tarif for if the hotel guests want to use it. . When the weather is fine, the marvellous terrace is used by the excellent restaurant to conclude the evening.
Whether you choose the junior suites in the main building or the comfort rooms in the side wing built in the year 2000, a terrific stay in a house belonging to the Benetton dynasty is guaranteed.
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.
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.
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.
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
About the Rental Bikes
This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.
You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.
Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)
Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)
Electric Bike (Colour may vary)
Rental Bike PLUS
For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.
If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.
All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.
You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.
7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).
When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.
We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!
Bike Hire Insurance
This cycle 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. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.
Electric Bike Hire
Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?
Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.
E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.
Prosecco Tour – One Hotel, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Arrival every Thursdays and Saturdays between 04.04.2020 and 10.10.2020
Season 1: 04.04. – 24.04.2020 | 26.09. – 10.10.2020
Season 2: 25.04. – 29.05.2020 | 05.09. – 25.09.2020
Season 3: 30.05. – 04.09.2020
Junior Suite: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £729 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £769 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £819 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £349
Half Board (3x) Supplement: £99
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Comfort Room: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £659 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £709 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £739 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £189
Half Board (3x) Supplement: £99
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
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Hotel Category Descriptions
Hotel: Country Hotel Relais Monaco 4**** in Ponzano Veneto, Treviso
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £659
Single Supplement: From £189