Veneto Tour Augy 2017

 

8 Days - Check cost with your Tour Leader.

Terrain: Hilly
Daily Distance: Approx 50-80km
Total Distance: Main Route: 400km, 250mi
Total Ascent: Approx 4000m; 13000ft

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17 - 24 June 2017 (7 PLACES REMAIN)

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Highlights:
This is a tour for the intermediate cyclist who takes their riding and eating seriously.  The Pre-Alpine region of the Veneto is the ideal area for such a cyclist.  Plenty of undulating terrain, spectacular views, captivating cities known for their art and gastronomic delights.  
On this tour we discover the beautiful Prosecco Wine region with it’s medieval towns such as Marostica, Bassano and Valdobbiadene.  We’ll visit the Wilier head office as well as the Gaerne shoe factory, all based in this idyllic region.

What's included:

  • All hotel accommodation in 5 star hotels (single room)
  • Breakfasts
  • Introductory Lunch
  • 2 Guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
  • Van support throughout tour
  • All in-tour transfers
  • Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes during tour
  • Activities - Visit of Wilier Factory - Visit of Gaerne cycling shoe factory - Prosecco tasting
  • Garmin 810 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
  • 1 PuntoTours cycling kit (cycling jersey, knicks and socks) per guest
  • 1 day pack per guest
  • Complimentary food supplements including gels and energy bars
  • Detailed printed Tour information booklet
  • Airport Transfers

Day One - Asolo Warm-up Ride
Main Route: 25km – 15mi
Total Ascent: 200m - 650ft
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into it.  Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane or travelled there by car, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out any tiredness.

Day Two - Asolo loop to Marostica and Wilier Factory
Main Route: 60km – 37mi
Total Ascent: 800m – 2900ft
Our route takes us 60km today, crossing two amazing medieval towns which have splendid walls constructed in 300AD and are still considered some of the best preserved in Europe.  After this morning’s adventure, we head to the Wilier factory to check out first-hand the Wilier range and talk to the staff to glean all technical aspects.  

Day Three - Asolo loop to Montello/visit of Gaerne Shoes
Main Route: 65km – 40mi
Total Ascent: 800m – 2600ft
Today we ride on the Montello, known as the cycling park of Treviso.  The Montello is in fact a hilly park immersed in forests and quiet roads which have become a Mecca for local cyclists.  Our route is undulating with one real climb to the top of the Montello. At the end of our ride, we’ll stop at the Gaerne bicycle shoe company for a guided tour of the factory.  Here we’ll see how the world famous brand of shoes are still hand-made in Italy.

Day Four - Asolo loop to Monte Grappa
Main Route: 65km – 40mi
Total Ascent: 1500m – 5290ft
The Monte Grappa is one of the main symbols of the Veneto region and for many reasons.  But mainly for the huge battles fought during World War One, when thousands of Italian and Austrian troops died fighting each other for control of the region. From a cycling perspective, it’s the major mountain before you reach the Alps and the Dolomites.  Our climb is long and steady with the “occasional” steep section.  Good luck!

Day Five - Asolo to Follina
Main Route: 55km – 34mi
Total Ascent: 600m – 1950ft
Today we leave the wonderful village of Asolo and head into the famous Prosecco region, where we find and taste one of Italy’s most famous wines.  This is an undulating route with one climb at the very end.  We’ll visit the enchanting town of Valdobbiadene and finish in Follina to do “some” Prosecco tasting!

Day Six - Follina loop to Passo San Boldo
Main Route: 55km – 35mi
Total Ascent: 800m – 2600ft
A great ride up to Passo San Boldo, a little mountain on the way to Belluno. The climb follows a spectacular road built with many switchbacks and short tunnels, offering a fantastic view of the prosecco region.

Day Seven - Follina loop to Conegliano Veneto
Main Route: 60km – 37mi
Total Ascent: 750m – 2400ft
Our last ride takes us to the beautiful medieval town of Conegliano Veneto, up and down through scenic vineyards and fantastic villages. An easy and wonderful way to end our journey in the Veneto Region, leaving enough time to enjoy some Prosecco back at the hotel!

Day Eight - Arrivederci!

Recommended Arrival Airport: Venice Marco Polo
Recommended Departure Airport: Venice Marco Polo

(Airport transfers included)