SPARKLING VENETO

SPARKLING VENETO

Earth

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ITALY

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27 Apr - 04 May 2019

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Approx. US$3,937

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AU$5,452

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GBP£3,123

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€3,350.00

START LOCATION

BASSANO DEL GRAPPA

END LOCATION

FOLLINA

DAYS

8

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

65KM | 40MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

950M | 3100FT

A dream holiday of relaxed riding with an occasional burst, heavenly food and seriously good wines. Our Sparkling Veneto tour is ideal for serious cyclists seeking a time out for indulgent, leisurely riding or beginners dead keen to try a true cycling holiday. And non-riding companions will love this tour!

This indulgent tour joins our longer tour in beautiful Bassano with its medieval wooden bridge and fortifying grappa. Visit romantic Venice, taste delectable cheeses, fall in love with the hills of Valdobbiadene, and so much more. Join us for a tour that sparkles with more than world class prosecco!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GPX ROUTE FILES | GARMIN GPS LOAN UNIT IF REQUIRED | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING JERSEY, BIB-KNICKS, SOCKS | DAYPACK | GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE SAT 27 APR | BASSANO WELCOME DAY TWO SUN 28 APR | BASSANO LOOP TO ASOLO DAY THREE MON 29 APR | BASSANO LOOP TO ASIAGO DAY FOUR TUE 30 APR | BASSANO TO FOLLINA DAY FIVE WED 1 MAY | REST DAY DAY SIX THU 2 MAY | FOLLINA LOOP TO VITTORIO VENETO DAY SEVEN FRI 3 MAY | FOLLINA LOOP TO SAN BOLDO PASS DAY EIGHT SAT 4 MAY | GOODBYE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL VENICE DEPARTURE VENICE

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €3,350.00 | SINGLE ROOM €3,750.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE SAT 27 APR | BASSANO WELCOME

Group airport transfer departing mid-day from Venice airport and arriving in Bassano mid-afternoon. Settle into our wonderful hotel. We assist with seting up your bike or checking your hire bike is a perfect fit while you relax. Delicious Welcome dinner and Tour Briefing in the evening.

DAY TWO SUN 28 APR | BASSANO LOOP TO ASOLO

Today's route takes us through gorgeous countryside as we loop east to Asolo. A special little town, Asolo is known by several names such as "the city of a hundred horizons" due to its beautiful location, and "the pearl of Treviso".
DISTANCE | 55KM | 34MI
ELEVATION | 600M | 2000FT

DAY THREE MON 29 APR | BASSANO LOOP TO ASIAGO

Today we climb! A more challenging day with a steady climb to the Altipiano di Asiago, an area also well known for its tasty cheese. We wind our way back to the hotel through quaint villages, many with names containing 'grappa'. Will this be the day you try some? Careful!
DISTANCE | 85KM | 53MI
ELEVATION | 1300M | 4250FT

DAY FOUR TUE 30 APR | BASSANO TO FOLLINA

Say goodbye to Bassano, but no need to be sad as we head into the famous Prosecco region of the Veneto. Todays course via Valdobbiadene is undulating with one climb at the very end. We can celebrate the day with bubbles as we taste one of Italy's famous wines in the delightful village of Follina.
DISTANCE | 49KM | 30MI
ELEVATION | 650M | 2100FT

DAY FIVE WED 1 MAY | REST DAY

No riding today. A well earned rest day where we visit one of the most stunning cities in the world, Venice. We'll also get to try our hand at making cheese and of course, taste some more Prosecco!

DAY SIX THU 2 MAY | FOLLINA LOOP TO VITTORIO VENETO

Spectacular day's ride that winds up and down the vine clad hills and wineries of the 'Strada del Prosecco'. A very enjoyable day in the saddle.
DISTANCE | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT

DAY SEVEN FRI 3 MAY | FOLLINA LOOP TO SAN BOLDO PASS

A very interesting and spectacular day as we ride over the San Boldo mountain, up the impossibly tight switchbacks of Passo San Baldo to the picturesque countryside towards the Piave river. Two great climbs and glorious views at almost every turn, before a fantastic descent down from Praderadego. There will be much to celebrate at our final dinner!
DISTANCE | 48KM | 30MI
ELEVATION | 1300M | 4250FT

DAY EIGHT SAT 4 MAY | GOODBYE

Group airport transfer to Venice.
Time to say farewell, until next time!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

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CAN I HIRE A BIKE?

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