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Venetian Vineyards & Villas Cycling
Discover Veneto, one of the most picturesque areas in Italy, steeped in history and character with an abundance of wine tasting opportunities. Cycle along peaceful canalside paths and quiet roads, passing medieval towns and plenty of vineyards.
- Style: Self Guided Cycling Tour
- Duration: 9 days/8 nights
- Starts in: Cortela
- Quiet Country Roads
- Agriturismo Stays
Day 1 Cortela
Make your way to Vicenza train station, a 25 minute train journey from Verona, where you’ll be transferred to your agriturismo in the small village of Cortela.
Day 2 Cortela to Galzignano
Start today by pedalling along the canalside path to the quaint medieval town of Este. Continue to Monselice, which boasts an impressive castle that in the 15th Century was converted into a luxury residence for a Venetian noble. Follow the canal passing Villa Italia before arriving at a family run hotel located just outside Galzignano.
Day 3 Galzignano
Today can be spent at leisure or alternatively cycle a circular route to Arqua Petrarca. Pedal through vineyards to the beautiful Italian gardens of Villa Barbarigo at Valsanzibio.
Day 4 Galzignano to Teolo
Start today by cycling to the pretty village of Battaglia where you can enjoy some wine tasting. Continue to the spa town of Montegrotto Terme and onward to Villa dei Vescovi, a renaissance style villa at Luvigliano. Save some energy for the final climb to tonight’s villa accommodation, perched high above the town of Teolo.
Day 5 Teolo
Today is free to discover Teolo at a relaxed pace or you may choose to travel further afield to Italy’s most romantic city, Venice.
Day 6 Teolo to Villaganzerla
Start today with a 1km climb from the hotel before an exhilarating descent through the Eugenean Hills to the medieval castle at San Martino. Cycle alongside the Bacchiglione River before reaching Cervarese Santa Croce for a spot of lunch. The route then passes through classic wine country en route to a charming agriturismo where you’ll spend two nights.
Day 7 Villaganzerla
Spend the day relaxing by the pool or alternatively spend the day exploring Vicenza and its impressive architecture. You can choose to cycle to the city or, if you’d prefer a rest, there’s a local bus.
Day 8 Villaganzerla to Cortela
Today’s ride follows the Strada del Tocai Rosso. Along the way you will pass pretty villages, canals and vineyards, whilst enjoying views of the Euganean hills.
Day 9 Cortela
Transfer to Vicenza train station (transfer only included with certain train departures).
Departs:Frequent departures, Apr - Oct.
- 8 nights 3 accommodation including agriturismo stays
- Luggage transfers between overnight accommodation
- Bike hire
- 8 breakfasts & 8 dinners
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