BIKE TOUR TO VILLA DEI VESCOVI, PRAGLIA ABBEY AND LUXARDO DISTILLERY
BIKE TOUR TO VILLA DEI VESCOVI AND THE ABBEY PRAGLIA
Very simple but quite long bike tour which starts from Abano Terme. Along the cycling routes we’ll see where once the Romans settled down. Abano and Montegrotto Terme, at Roman époque, where already an important thermal centre where they used to recover and relax after long travels and hard battles. We’ll see the important archaeological site with those rests. After that time, between the Medieval Ages and the Renaissance that the clergy and the noble patricians from Venice built beautiful Villas and Monasteries, which are still an example of the local history.
The tour starts from Abano Terme, once we leave Monte Ortone back, following the cyclable way and by turning around its Hill, we’ll take our cycle lane of the Euganean Hills on the way to Teolo, by following a streets in the fields which is not paved near we’ll reach the Abbey of Praglia, which we’ll visit.
This tour continues first on cyclable lane and then on paved street, on the perimeter of Lozina Hill. This Hills is a protected and was once headquarter of a Zoo which has been then moved else then.
After some kilometres, we’ll reach Villa dei Vescovi. The Villa from the XVth century and was once vacation resort for the high padouan clergy and has recently been completely restored. Today it dominates the hill on which it is on the top and gives, so to the visitor the possibility to have a marvellous panoramic view on the Euganean Hills.
Once we’re ready with the visit of Villa dei Vescovi we continue on the way to Luxardo, the famous Italian industry which produces a cherry liqueur, the Maraschino and the Sangue Morlacco. We have a guided tasting of liqueurs at Luxardo’s and then we take our way back home to Abano Terme.
Departure/Arrival: Abano Terme (PD). Timetable: to be agreed. Length: 25 km. Difference in height: 150 m. Last of the bike tour: 6 hours. Difficulty: simple. Indications: tour which is not indicated for children less than 14 years.
- Accompaniment by a specialized cycling tourist guide
- Entrance to Villa dei Vescovi
- Tasting at Luxardo’s
- Entrance to the Abbey Praglia
- Bike rental and/or bike gear (available on request)
This bike tour does not include:
- sportive individual insurance (available on request),
- everything is not expressly indicated in ”this bike tour includes”.
*For organizational reasons you the bike tour should be booken 48 hours before the start.
Guaranteed departure with at least 4 paying adults.
For information, please contact us:
Lovivo Tour Experience, Viale delle Terme 107/B – Abano Terme (PD)
M. +39 333 994 52 88 T. +39 049 29 69 340