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Welcome to the birthplace of romance. After a one hour shuttle, you will arrive at Albergo al Sole, your accommodations for the next week, to enjoy a lunch with views overlooking the charming town of Asolo. You'll feel a million miles from the incidentals of regular life. After lunch, your Trek Travel guides will familiaize you with your Trek bicycle for the week and ensure you have an excellent fit. A short warm up ride will introduce you to the rhythms of this area, taking you along winding roads surrounding this quiet little town. Stop at a local café and enjoy your first espresso or gelato of the trip on your way back. Savor each new sensation as your senses slowly come to life. This evening, you'll gather as a group for drinks and a discussion of the week to come, before enjoying your first gourmet dinner together.
Approximately 18 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Albergo Al Sole
It's time for the first ride as a group. After a briefing from the guides on ride options, stops and road safety, we'll climb aboard our carbon rides and head for the hills. This morning’s route takes you along the quiet hum of the Piave River, on the outskirts of the famous Montello "Mound", a well-known ride to local cyclists. You'll make your way north to the foothills of the Dolomites and through the picturesque Valdobbiadene region, home to world-class prosecco. Stop and taste it for yourself, noting the dry, sparkling nuances of this classic Italian champagne. A short ride brings you back to Asolo for one last small climb to the hotel. This afternoon you're free to relax after a gorgeous day of riding, and prepare yourself for a dinner of quintessential Italian cuisine.
Asolo to Valdobbiadene Loop
Approximately 60 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
Sernaglia di Battaglia loop
Approximately 48 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing
Albergo Al Sole
It's time to ride Italian-style, today. We'll head for one of Italy’s most iconic climbs, Monte Grappa. You will pedal your way to the "classic" face of the climb, leaving from the 1,000 year-old city of Romano D' Ezzelino, often characterized as the gentler route. As you tour the winding ribbons of road up the mountain, you'll soon find yourself high above Bassano Del Grappa, at the Shrine of Monte Grappa, a memorial for WWI combatants. Look out at the stunning views of quintessential Italy and breathe in the quite peacefulness as you prepare for lunch. Following lunch on the mountain, we’ll descend the famous switchbacks featured in an uphill time-trial at this year's Giro d'Italia. Feeling like a pro yet? Tonight, celebrate your domination of this giant with an Italian feast, and re-live your adventures with new friends.
Asolo to Monte Grappa via Romano D'Ezzelino
Approximately 46 miles with 6,200 feet of climbing
Albergo Al Sole
Today’s ride is slightly less rigorous, but much more exciting. It starts with a question: Pinarello on a Trek Travel tour? Certainly! Today you will make your way to the town of Treviso for a visit to the famous Pinarello stores, home to some of the world’s most famously crafted, quintessentially Italian bikes. Bike geeks will rejoice as we view the storied history of this famous bike brand, found under the legs of Team Sky as they won the Tour de France twice in a row. To begin, choose from the many options that abound today: Ride to Treviso and shuttle home, or choose to ride the entire route. Perhaps you need a rest after a tough day climbing Monte Grappa? It’s a great day to take in the scenic grotto views at our 16th-century hotel.
Asolo to Pinarello Loop
Approximately 52 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing
Asolo to Treviso
Approximately 27 miles with 890 feet of climbing
Albergo Al Sole
Today's ride takes you across the Piave river once again and up along the foothills of the grand Dolomiti. These are some of Europe's most dramatic peaks, and there’s a variety of terrain available today, but the most notable is the climb, San Baldo Pass. It's an impressively engineered stretch of road built by 1,400 engineers working in three shifts, snaking its way up the mountainside in no less than 18 switchbacks over 6km. Many of the switchbacks are carved into the mountainside through short tunnels, making it an especially interesting and fun climb. Count off each switchback as your conquer it, knowing full well that the view will be worth the climb. The route back will take you through the Valdobbiadene region once again for another sip (or two) of prosecco. You are on vacation, after all. Tonight, we’ll re-live the excitement of today’s tunneled adventure over a delicious Venetian dinner.
San Baldo Loop
Approximately 62 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing
San Baldo Short
Approximately 37 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Albergo Al Sole
Today you will make your way up the river valley from Bassano Del Grapp to Seren Del Grappa, riding around the Monte Grappa climb you tackled days before. You’ll then join up with the 2014 Giro d'Italia route, making your way back south along the Piave River toward Valdobbiadene, and ultimately back to your luxury hotel in Asolo. The Giro (as it's known) is an Italian institution, and known as one of the most difficult bike races in the world. Italians travel from all corners to come and watch the pros ride through this very route. Tonight we'll join as a group for one final delicious traditional Italian meal and remember the moments of a great week of cycling and traveling.
Asolo to Seren Del Grappa Loop
Approximately 73 miles with 4,200 feet of climbing
Albergo Al Sole
It's sadly time to say goodbye, and today is yours to decide. A little shopping? A little more espresso? One last visit to your favorite cafe? Relax at the hotel, stroll around Asolo, or make your way to the "mound" for a short ride to cap off an exciting week before departing for your next destination. Ahh, Venice. There's no other region like this on Earth.
Approximately 26 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
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Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Venice, Marco Polo Airport (VCE).
There are many options to get into central Venice, including bus, land taxi or the famous water taxi from Marco Polo Airport. Land taxis outside the arrivals terminal are plentiful. Private water taxis cost approximately 80-120 Euros. For more information visit http://motoscafivenezia.it/eng/. For bus service, the ATVO direct coach (www.atvo.it) takes you directly to Piazzale Roma, the end of the road in historic Venice and entrance to the Grand Canal, in 20 minutes for 6 Euros. For a great source of travel information, check out Trip Advisor Venice: Arriving and Departing.
Best Western Hotel Bologna | Venezia, Italy
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Best Western Hotel Bologna, located opposite the Venezia Mestre train station, at 11:00AM on the first day of the trip. You'll then shuttle one hour to your hotel where you will settle in for a light lunch and a short warm up ride. Have your first day's cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage. After lunch, your guides will do a bike fitting to ensure your comfort on your Trek Domane this week, before you take your first spin through the Veneto.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Albergo Al Sole Asolo (+39 (0) 423 951 332), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
Albergo Al Sole | Asolo, Italy
You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Albergo Al Sole Hotel. You’ll depart by private shuttle for the Treviso train station, arriving at approximately 12:00 PM. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.View our post hotel recommendations
Spring in Venice is usually clear and sunny, with warm daytime temperatures (70F-80F) and evening temperatures 10 degrees cooler. A jacket or wrap will be useful in the evening. Rain is always a possibility, however, so be prepared with wet-weather gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. Packing List
Venice is a city steeped in history and not to mention floating on water! During your visit, be sure to explore the canals that make up this magnificent city via the iconic Gondola ride, get a bird's eye view of the city from the Campanile - the tallest building in Venice, and savor the greatest gelato. Of course, no stop is complete without a stroll around the piazza San Marco where you can experience the best people watching that Italy has to offer! We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:
Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.
Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.