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SELF GUIDED BIKE HOLIDAY IN THE LAND OF VENICE

  • Type
    ,
  • Location
    Veneto
  • Duration
    5 days
  • When?
    On request

SELF GUIDED BIKE HOLIDAY IN THE LAND OF VENICE

 SELF GUIDED BIKE HOLIDAY IN THE LAND OF VENICE
An independent tour to feel free with all the assistance you need

DAY 1 – ARRIVE

Pick up from Venice airport with private transfer and arrival at the hotel in Verona.
Accommodation and free time.
Delivery of bicycle
Overnight in Verona.

DAY 2 – FROM VERONA TO VICENZA

Luggage transfer from Verona to Vicenza with private transfer service.

The first stage begins from the house of Juliet and heads towards the south of the city, where the Adige river stretches along the plain with ample bends. After about thirty kilometres we will reach Soave, a walled city with Longobard origins. Surrounded by carefully cultivated vineyards to produce the prized Soave white wine, the town boasts the presence of numerous farms and vineyards and elegant inns where you can taste wines and typical products. Once past Montebello two castles soar, one within walking distance from the other, popularly known as the Juliet’s castle, Castello della Bellaguardia and Romeo’s castle, Castello della villa. In these places the legend that inspired Shakespeare to write the famous tragedy took place. Vicenza is now near. This section takes place along the roads that lead to Brendola at the feet of the Berici hills. The surrounding landscape is enriched with Venetian villas, prelude to the Palladian masterpieces preserved in the Berici capital. The quiet road climbs up to about 200 meters. This effort will be rewarded by one of the most beautiful landscapes of the itinerary: the entrance to Vicenza from the top of Monte Berico. Near the famous Sanctuary you can see the whole of the city close around the Basilica Palladiana. Having arrived in the historical centre the magic continues with the harmony of the proportions in the “contrà” (residential streets), squares, palaces, churches and the Teatro Olimpico theatre.

Details of the bike tour: Length 63 Km Difficulty: medium

Overnight in Vicenza.

DAY 3 – FROM VICENZA TO PADUA

Luggage transfer from Vicenza to Padova with private transfer service.

Resume the ride along the cycle path of the Riviera Berica “Casarotto” and we will reach the Villa Capra Valmarana “La Rotonda” after a few kilometers, one of the masterpieces of Andrea Palladio who, from atop a hill, bids farewell to visitors from Vicenza and directs us toward Longare, at the feet of the Berici hills. The golden thread of the fourth stage is the Bacchiglione, a watercourse that was the main means of communication between Padua and Vicenza. Within walking distance from the Castle Grimani Sorlini there is another villa, Fogazzaro Colbachini, worthy of a visit because it was the residence of the writer Antonio Fogazzaro and because it preserves an original collection of bells. When entering the territory of Padua, three rural villages light up the bike ride. The first is Santa Maria di Veggiano, where there are many notable rustic constructions immersed in a poetic agrarian landscape, then Cervarese Santa Croce, where near an ancient mill, a drawbridge allows us to cross the river and reach the castle of San Martino della Vanezza, which houses the Museum of the river Bacchiglione. The path continues immersed in the greenery of the river until we arrive at the gates of Padua. We first enter the city along the Scaricatore canal, a watercourse much frequented by Paduans who love sport and then following the cycle paths we enter the large gathering place of the city: Prato della Valle, one of the largest monumental squares in Italy.

Details of the bike tour: Length 45 Km Difficulty: easy

Overnight in Padova.

DAY 4 – FROM PADOVA TO VENICE

To understand the authentic spirit that enlivens the city of Santo you have to walk among the stalls of the old fruit and vegetable market of Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, enter the Palazzo del Bo, home to the ancient university, visit the Basilica of S. Antonio and do not forget to admire Giotto’s frescoes in the Cappella degli Scrovegni chapel. Setting off once more in the direction of Venice we cross the university district of Portello, with the monumental Porta Ognissanti gate, and proceed along the channel Piovego first, and then the Brenta River. For many centuries these medieval water courses provided a means of communication between Padua and Venice, through the famous Riviera del Brenta. The beauty of the Venetian architecture rests not only in the numerous noble buildings but also in the rustic houses that, despite having lost the original production functions, still maintain the solemn details of Venetian palaces: variety of chimneys, elaborate cornices and the arcades of the barns. On our bikes we can travel the same routes and admire the same landscapes that astonished travellers in past centuries: the villa Pisani in Stra, the beautiful centre of Dolo and Villa Foscari, known as “La Malcontenta” at the height of Palladian architecture. Just beyond this we arrive at Mestre; it is recommended to leave the bicycle at a guarded parking area at the station and reach Venice by train. One of the lagoon city’s peculiarities that make it unique in the world is the fact that it does not permit the use of a bicycle between the narrow lanes and squares. Venice is the most rewarding conclusion for this architectonic and artistic trip.

Details of the bike tour: Length 40 Km Difficulty: easy

Pick up service for guests and bikes to return to Padua.

Overnight in Padova.

DAY 5 – DEPARTURE

Pick up from your hotel in Padova by private transfer to Venice airport.

Price in request.

For information:
Lovivo Tour Experience
Viale delle Terme 107 / B – Abano Terme (PD)
T. (+39) 049 29 69 340 M. (+39) 333 994 52 88
info@lovivo.it

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