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Veneto Self-Guided Bike Tour

Fall in love with the Prosecco hills!

If you are looking for a luxurious Italian cycling holiday that combines outstanding bike rides, excellent wine, and exquisite food among lush hills and artistic treasures, our Veneto self-guided bike tour will check all the boxes! Welcome to Italy's Prosecco region, an area that has been recently awarded by UNESCO for the authenticity of its cultural landscape, shaped by centuries of growers who cultivate vineyards on steep slopes strictly by hand with hard work and a lot of dedication. As you leave the bustle of Venice behind, let the fairy tale village of Asolo inspire you, as it has inspired poets, writers, artists, and travelers for centuries. Enjoy delicious dishes in the local taverns, prepared in the Venetian culinary tradition and accompanied by a glass of sparkling Prosecco Superiore DOCG, the specialty of this region. At your own pace, cycle through the vineyards that appear as a sprawling mosaic, an incredible geometric design that gives the area a truly mesmerizing appearance. For avid cyclists ready for the challenge, the epic Monte Grappa is ready to be conquered. Trek Travel’s Veneto self-guided bike trip offers an experience that combines art with nature and excellent mouth-watering cuisine. Based out of one prime hotel, the exquisite Villa Cipriani, you may never want to return home from this vacation of a lifetime.

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From:
$2799 Per Person
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Enjoy spectacular rides with gorgeous views of the never-ending grapevines
Stay in one 5-star hotel, Villa Cipriani, an elegant property that has hosted illustrious guests attesting to its endless charm
Experience a private wine tasting of the world-famous sparkling wine in the heart of the Prosecco region
Savor a grappa on the Ponte Degli Alpini in the picturesque town of Bassano del Grappa
Climb the mighty Monte Grappa if you're up for the challenge
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A very well-conceived trip with fun routes, excellent food, and interesting side tours. We felt Trek was fully behind us whilst enjoying the freedom of self-guidance. And the Trek bikes inspired confidence!
-John, Trek Travel Guest

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Welcome to one of Italy’s most beautiful villages! Nicknamed by famous Italian poet and Nobel Prize winner Giosué Carducci "the city of a hundred horizons", Asolo is a real pearl in the Veneto region. Located on gentle slopes between the Treviso plain and the Pre-Alps, this village is a real open-air museum, a peaceful place of the past, where every building, street, and porch conveys a sense of beauty and perfect integration with the surrounding landscape. From Treviso, a private shuttle will take you to the luxurious hotel Villa Cipriani located in the heart of the medieval village of Asolo, where a Trek Travel guide will welcome you. After making sure you have an excellent fit to your Trek bicycle, you will venture on your first scenic ride in this enchanting territory. Only a few kilometers into the ride, you will stop by Villa Barbaro di Maser, one of the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. A visit to the interior of this mansion makes it a very special experience! After the visit, challenge yourself with the short but demanding climb of Mostaccin, beloved by the locals and featured several times in the Giro d’Italia. Tonight, a refined dinner awaits you in the elegant setting of Villa Cipriani, your home for the next five days during your self-guided bike tour.

Today's Ride:

Asolo Loop with Mostaccin
Approximately 18 miles with 2,177 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner

This morning savor your first exquisite breakfast at Villa Cipriani and get ready for a fantastic tour through the rolling hills of Prosecco, where the cultivation of vines is a religion. The breathtaking panorama of the snow-covered Alps will provide a stunning backdrop to today's ride. After crossing the Piave River, you will notice how the Prosecco vineyards dominate on the surrounding steep hillsides. The terrain will become hilly, with short but steep ascents, yet the panoramas will make all your efforts worthwhile. If you feel like adding some elevation gain, we recommend taking the avid option to Molinetto della Croda, an ancient watermill dating back to the 17th century and a picturesque spot that is not to be missed. Your experience in the Prosecco hills will not be complete until you sip a glass of this beloved sparkling wine while enjoying spectacular views of the vine-covered hills! The opportunity is offered by the winery Tenuta Amadio, providing you with a guided visit of their spectacular estate and cellars along with a superb wine tasting including the Asolo DOCG Prosecco. For lunch and dinner today, make good use of our hand-selected recommendations as you explore this incredible region.

Today's Ride:

Asolo to Follina to Valdobbiadene
Approximately 46 miles with 2,870 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Asolo to Follina to Valdobbiadene w/ Molinetto della Croda
Approximately 54 miles with 3,670 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Included Meals:

Breakfast

No matter which ride you select today, it will be the ride of a lifetime. You may opt for a gentle loop through rolling vineyards at the feet of the Monte Grappa or choose to challenge yourself and ascend this legendary mountain. This famous climb in the Pre-Alps was a World War I battleground, and today Monte Grappa stands as a focal point of fierce Italian national pride. It's also a wonderland for cyclists, offering ten paved routes to the summit, one of which is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging climbs in Italy. The Giro d'Italia has visited Monte Grappa several times and the ride is considered a must for any cycling fan. The challenge ends at a huge Memorial monument where many soldiers were buried; this is why the Italians consider this mountain sacred. From the summit (on a clear day), you will see the lagoon of Venice in the south and the sharp summits of the Dolomites to the north. Enjoy the vistas while you have lunch at our recommended location, Rifugio Bassano. You'll be surrounded by fields and pastures on the mountain complete with “malghe,” or alpine homes to the animals. After lunch, descend toward Romano d'Ezzelino and then retrace your steps back to your fantastic hotel. Tonight is yours to wander through the streets of Asolo historic center at your leisure. Enjoy an aperitif with “cicchetti”, the typical small tasty snacks, and celebrate your cycling achievement with a delicious dinner in one of the local taverns recommended by our local experts.

Today's Activity:

Pedemontana Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 2,345 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Monte Grappa Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 6,486 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Today, you will have the opportunity to ride along tranquil country roads to Bassano del Grappa, a gem that lies at the foothills of the Monte Grappa massif from which it takes its name. Take a stroll through its vibrant city center before crossing the bridge, called the “Ponte Vecchio”, the best-known monument in town. Originally designed by the visionary designer Andrea Palladio in 1569, this bridge is made entirely of wood and is considered an engineering masterpiece hard to replicate even with today’s technology. If you want to mingle with the locals, pay a visit to the most ancient distillery called Nardini and order a round of “mezzo e mezzo” which is the house specialty. Next, we suggest you visit the medieval walled town of Marostica, characterized by a lower and an upper castle connected by walls, flowing down the hillside. Follow your route all the way to the piazza, the hub of life in Marostica, which boasts a gigantic chessboard in its center. Every other September, locals dress in period costume and perform a human chess game as living pawns in the town square. Soak in the atmosphere of the medieval times as you savor a creamy gelato at the caffè centrale before cycling back to Asolo!

Today's Ride:

Asolo to Bassano del Grappa to Marostica return
Approximately 38 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Asolo to Bassano del Grappa to Marostica to Crosara return
Approximately 43 miles with 3,637 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Another memorable day of cycling awaits you today with views stretching as far as the eye can see across the Piave valley. The Montello area sits amidst the Treviso countryside near the Piave river and offers ideal terrain for cycling, with several naturalistic beauties and evocative roads of the Great War along the journey. You will ride on a quiet road with slight ups and downs through a lush oak forest that blankets the upper area of Montello, heading to some of the most hard-fought battlegrounds of WWI in Nervesa della Battaglia. Stop by the massive Monument Ossuary that contains the remains of 12,000 Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers who fell in the war, then ride past the mystic Abbey of Sant’Eustachio, an underground cave that was used during the same period. After the visit, if you wish to continue riding, you will start pedaling on the famous ridge road that goes steadily uphill through the forest. If you wish to add more miles Montello offers countless interconnecting cycling paths called “Prese”, which are numbered progressively and offer different slope steepness. The avid option we have designed for you features Presa 10 called Via Murada, which consists of a three kilometer climb at 6.8% average grade. Whatever option you choose, stop for lunch at the summit of this ridge road in Santa Maria della Vittoria before venturing on a sweeping descent towards Biadene. Tonight, walk to the square in Asolo and admire the flowered balconies of the surrounding houses to experience the feeling of “asolando”, a word coined by the British writer Robert Browning, indicating a sort of peaceful stroll surrounded by beauty. Afterward, let Villa Cipriani spoil you with one final dinner among the enchanting colors and scents of its wonderful garden, as you celebrate to a week of wonders in this magical region.

Today's Ride:

Asolo to Montello Loop
Approximately 41 miles with 2,758 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Asolo to Montello Loop w/ Murada climb
Approximately 46 miles with 3,210 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

It's time to say goodbye to the Prosecco hills. However, before packing your bags for the trip, take the opportunity of one last spin to Possagno to pay homage to a world-famous destination. At the feet of Monte Grappa, rising high above the town at end of a steep ramp lies an authentic treasure, the majestic Temple of Canova, a fusion of the Greek Parthenon in Athens and the Pantheon in Rome. Back in Asolo, a Trek Travel guide will meet you at the hotel at 10:00 AM to take your bike and say farewell before you board on a private shuttle to Venice.

Today's Ride:

Asolo to Possagno Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 1,557 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hotel Villa Cipriani

Asolo, Italy

Set in the hills surrounding the historic center of Asolo, Hotel Villa Cipriani is a peaceful and elegant setting for your stay in this beautiful area of northern Italy. Originally a private country residence, the distinctive and handsome hotel has 29 stylishly furnished bedrooms set amid wonderful gardens. The hotel was acquired in 2012 by Massimo Zanetti, owner of the group Segafredo, who gave it a touch of family charm, making it different from a standard hotel. Dining at Hotel Villa Cipriani is a real treat as it combines exquisite regional Italian and Mediterranean cuisines with gorgeous views of the green valleys and rolling hills. The Hotel Villa Cipriani is one of the most famous hotels in Italy and is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for the world's best places to stay, the 2012 Travel + Leisure 500 The World’s Best Hotels, and awarded as Best Italian Pool in the 2014 Italian Pool Award.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Five nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Expertly designed daily routes
  • Daily breakfast
  • Two dinners
  • One social hour of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • A Trek Travel water bottle to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A few extra activities

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Electric-Assist Verve+ also available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • A Trek Travel water bottle to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • Meals are not included, except for daily breakfast and two dinners. On self-guided trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
32 miles
TOTAL MILES:
188 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,400 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
14,407 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is hilly, characterized by rollers and more sustained climbs on quiet roads with stunning views. Veneto is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. For those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability, we recommend to use our electric bikes —you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
Our Trek Travel self-guided bike tours offer non-riding options for travel companions who don’t want to spend any time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Paragliding
  • Yoga

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer 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.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today's Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Treviso Centrale railway station, Treviso, Italy

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Hotel Villa Cipriani, Asolo, Italy

Arriving

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 bus service, the ATVO direct coach (www.atvo.it) takes you directly to Piazzale Roma, the end of the road in historic Venice and the entrance to the Grand Canal, in 20 minutes for 6 euros. The ATVO direct coach also operates a daily service from Venice airport to Treviso. The trip takes 35 minutes and costs 9 euros. You can reserve your ticket online on www.atvo.it

If you are going to spend some time in Venice before the trip starts, the best way to get to Treviso is by train from Venice S. Lucia train station. There are frequent direct trains to Treviso Centrale. The trip takes 30 minutes and costs about 4 euros.

A private shuttle will pick you up at Treviso Centrale at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You'll then shuttle one hour to your hotel, where you will be welcomed by a Trek Travel guide. The guide will do a bike fitting to ensure your comfort on your Trek bike before you take your first spin through 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 starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our hotel, Hotel Villa Cipriani (+39 0423 523411), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi to the hotel would cost approximately 100 euros.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

A Trek Travel guide will meet you at 10:30 AM at Hotel Villa Cipriani to take your bike and equipment. You will then take a private shuttle to Venice airport (approximately one hour). Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

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Planning For Your Trip

Veneto has a moderately continental climate. Summer in Asolo is usually hot and sunny, with daily averages around 73-75°F but with warmest daytime temperatures rising to around 95-97°F. In spring and fall, the temperatures are pleasantly warm hovering around 75°F, the days are quite long, the sun often shines, and nature is in bloom, though sometimes it can rain. A jacket or wrap will be useful in the evening. Rain is always a possibility any month of the year, so be prepared with wet-weather gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Venice, Italy

Whether you’ve never been to Venice or have been there 20 times, there’s always something new to discover. Indeed, even the most seasoned visitors get lost in the city’s labyrinthine network of islands, bridges, pedestrian alleys, and canals. And therein lies the beauty of the destination: afternoons spent wandering from palace to piazza, exploring the small art museums, shopping the stalls that line the streets, and encountering a fresh side of Venice, a fascinating amalgamation of influences—Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Italian—every time you round a corner. The UNESCO World Heritage site comprises the city of Venice and its lagoon situated in the Veneto Region of northeast Italy. Founded in the fifth century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world’s greatest artists. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

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

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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.

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