Spend an entire week soaking up the luxury of this Italian villa on our Veneto Self-Guided Bike Tour. With our self-guided trips, you have the freedom to travel at your own pace and on your own schedule, so you can spend your days riding through the region or relaxing by the Villa’s beautiful pool.
For our self-guided trips, we have hand-picked some of our favorite destinations, several in areas where we have been running guided trips for years and others in new destinations that we love, such as Veneto, Italy. This region is steeped in rich cultural heritage, delicious food, and charming towns, but one of our favorite things here is the stunning Hotel Villa Cipriani. At the start of 2020, Trek Travel’s President Tania Burke stayed at the Hotel Villa Cipriani and shared details about her experience and what makes this hotel such a unique and special place to stay.
“I personally love the riding in this lesser known area of Italy. On the new Veneto Self-Guided Bike Tour, our guests will stay in the famous Hotel Villa Cipriani, nestled in the quaint hilltop village of Asolo. This elegant hotel is the perfect place to experience world class riding, be pampered by the excellent staff, lounge at the pool, and indulge in a massage.
During my stay at Hotel Villa Cipriani, I had the honor of attending a dinner hosted by the owners of the hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Zanetti, who also own the well-known Italian coffee company Segafredo. Segafredo is the title sponsor of the Trek-Segafredo World Tour Cycling Team. The dinner was hosted in honor of five Italian world champions and several riders from the Trek-Segafredo team, including Vincenzo Nibali, Mads Pedersen, Giulio Ciccone, and Bauke Mollema.
During the dinner, I had a wonderful conversation with Mrs. Zanetti, who chatted about her initial vision to restore the historic Villa and about the seven-year project of truly bringing it back to life. With great attention to detail, Mrs. Zanetti maintained the original character of the property while also modernizing its amenities. Even for decor as small as a bathroom tile, Mrs. Zanetti took the time to find the company that created the original hand-painted tiles and commissioned them to create replica hand-painted tiles to accent the originals, resulting in beautifully authentic bathroom spaces. Her care and attention are seen and enjoyed throughout the property, creating one of the leading hotels in the world. Hotel Villa Cipriani is truly a gem — a gem you should not miss!”