SPARKLING VENETO

SPARKLING VENETO

Earth

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ITALY

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10 - 16 May 2020

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Approx. US$3,393

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AU$4,933

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GBP£2,546

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€2,950.00

START LOCATION

PONZANO

END LOCATION

BASSANO

DAYS

8

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

50KM | 31MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

750M | 2450FT

Our magic cycling holiday of relaxed riding, heavenly food and seriously good wines is even better! A new itinerary for the Sparkling Veneto tour. Ideal for more serious cyclists seeking time out for leisurely, recovery riding, perhaps with a non-riding companion, or beginners mad keen to try a cycling adventure.

This indulgent tour begins near the elegant city of Treviso. We ride over the sculpted, vine clad hills of Valdobbiadene and Bassano del Grappa, taste delectable cheeses and savour the history of memorable locations. The riding is just enough to work up an appetite, over gently, undulating terrain that you can ride at whatever pace you like. This is a cycling holiday to recharge the batteries, with time to smell the roses, the delectable food, feisty grappa...

The perfect opportunity, pre or post-tour, to explore fascinating Venice.
Join us for one of our favourite tours, bubbling with more than just world class prosecco.

As well as our brilliant Cipollini road bikes, we also have e-bikes for hire.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHS | DINNERS | PROFESSIONAL GUIDES AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | FULL MECHANICAL SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GPS LOAN UNIT | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING JERSEY, BIB-KNICKS, SOCKS | DAYPACK | BIDONS | LAUNDRY SERVICE FOR CYCLING KIT | GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFER ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE SUN 10 MAY | WELCOME DAY TWO MON 11 MAY | PONZANO TO FOLLINA DAY THREE TUE 12 MAY | LOOP TO VITTORIA VENETO DAY FOUR WED 13 MAY | LOOP TO SAN BALDO DAY FIVE THU 14 MAY | FOLLINA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA DAY SIX FRI 15 MAY | LOOP TO ASIAGO DAY SEVEN SAT 16 MAY | GOODBYE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL VENICE DEPARTURE VENICE

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €2,950.00 | SINGLE ROOM €3,350.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE SUN 10 MAY | WELCOME

Your tour begins with a half hour morning transfer from Venice Marco Polo airport to our gorgeous hotel near Treviso. We'll do bike set-up on arrival. A last check for those that have hired one of our fantastic Cipollini bikes or assistance to those who have brought their own, beloved steeds. This will be followed by a light lunch and Tour Briefing. We'll head out for a ride in the afternoon to stretch those legs after travelling, through the 'bike park' of Treviso, the Montello.
DISTANCE | 55KM | 34MI
ELEVATION | 550M | 1800FT

DAY TWO MON 11 MAY | PONZANO TO FOLLINA

Beautiful ride today from Ponzano, along the canal bike path at the base of the Montello, before we veer off towards the Veneto hills. As we near Valdobbiadene, the vineyards create a photographer's dream. Charming churches, avenues of trees and small villages are set off by the verdant green rows of vines.
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 650M | 2100FT

DAY THREE TUE 12 MAY | LOOP TO VITTORIA VENETO

A spectacular ride through the undulating hills and small wineries of the Strada del Prosecco, on our way to Vittoria Veneto. A charming old centre with tree lined streets will make for an excellent coffee stop, with a visit to water falls that feed a 17th century water mill on the way home. A thoroughly enjoyable day out!
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 850M | 2800FT

DAY FOUR WED 13 MAY | LOOP TO SAN BALDO

Short morning ride to the intriguing Passo San Baldo. The road over San Baldo was finally made driveable during the First World War, when the pressures of war logistics meant a solution needed to be found. The result is an impressive series of switchbacks, controlled by lights through short tunnels and bridges. If sheep are on the road, expect a wait and enjoy the views. In the afternoon we'll visit a vineyard and learn all about the production of prosecco. And some tasting of course!
DISTANCE | 25KM | 16MI
ELEVATION | 700M | 2300FT

DAY FIVE THU 14 MAY | FOLLINA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA

A delightful day in the saddle for our transfer by bike from Follina to Bassano. We head out towards Valdobbiadene, crossing the river Piave into grappa territory! Our route takes a detour into the lovely little village of Asolo, past the Monument to the Fallen in Fonte Alto, and onto our fabulous hotel at the edge of historic Bassano del Grappa. An undulating ride with much to delight the eye.
DISTANCE | 57KM | 35MI
ELEVATION | 700M | 2300FT

DAY SIX FRI 15 MAY | LOOP TO ASIAGO

Great route for your final day in the Veneto. A loop ride with a bit of a challenge up to the Altipiano di Asiago. The town of Asiago, famous for the tasty cheese of the same name, is set upon a plateau. A site of fierce Austro-Italian fighting in World War I, we pause at the imposing 'Sacrario Militare' on the hill overlooking Asiago. Absolutely brilliant descent back to Bassano, with views at every turn. Delicious, celebratory dinner to round off your sparkling week in the glorious Veneto!
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1250M | 4100FT

DAY SEVEN SAT 16 MAY | GOODBYE

Morning transfer of about 1 hour to Venice.
Salute! 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

HOW MUCH RIDING DO I HAVE TO DO?

As much or as little as you want. It’s your holiday.  You determine how much you want to ride. You can, on any day, choose to cut a ride short, miss a climb, only do the downhills, have a rest day or ask for more!  The van is always handy if you choose not to ride, and a guide is always willing to do some extra distance if you wish. You just need to ask.

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