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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.Learn more about Self-Guided trips and if they're right for you »
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 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
Watch the Experience
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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Available in 2020 and 2021. Our trip on your schedule. Simply choose your own travel dates and we will handle the rest. Price may vary based on hotel availability and dates requested. Contact our Trip Consultants today at 866-464-8735 to get started.
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2020 Departure Dates:
  • 6+ Guests    Price as advertised*
  • 4-5 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
  • 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
  • 1 Guest        Call us for pricing*


2021 Departure Dates:
  • 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
  • 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
  • 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
  • 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
  • 2-3 Guests +$3,000 per person to trip price*
  • 1 Guest        Call us for pricing*
*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.
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*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Custom dates are not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.
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*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Custom trips are not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.

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 pearl in the Veneto region. Located on gentle slopes between the Treviso plain and the Pre-Alps, this village is a veritable 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. Meet your Trek Travel guide at the luxurious hotel Villa Cipriani located in the heart of the medieval village of Asolo. Settle in and make yourself at home before enjoying lunch with your guide in town and get a brief orientation of the week ahead. Following lunch, your guide will fit you to your Trek bike, ensuring you find your optimal position for comfort for the week. Then, it's off on your first scenic ride in this enchanting territory. Only a few kilometers into the ride, you will pass by Villa Barbaro di Maser, one of the greatest masterpieces by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. After a few pictures and an optional visit to the interior of this mansion, challenge yourself with the short but demanding climb of Mostaccin, beloved by the locals and featured several times in the Giro d’Italia. Back at the hotel take some time to relax, perhaps with a swim in the pool. Tonight, choose to dine in the elegant setting of Villa Cipriani or enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in Asolo recommended by your guide.

Today's Ride:

Asolo Loop with Mostaccin
Approximately 18 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Included Meals:

Lunch

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 riding terrain becomes 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 through the village of Rolle, 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 many wineries scattered through the hills in Valdobbiadene, as you pass by on your ride. For lunch and dinner today, make good use of our hand-selected recommendations as you explore this incredible region.

Today's Ride:

Prosecco Loop
Approximately 41 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Prosecco Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Prosecco Loop with Rolle
Approximately 50 miles with 3,500 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 foot 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. On a clear day, from the summit 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 Ride:

Asolo to Campo Croce to Campo Solagna Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 4,700 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Pedemontana Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Monte Grappa Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 6,400 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 to Marostica return
Approximately 38 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Asolo to Bassano return
Approximately 25 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Asolo to Bassano to Marostica to Crosara return
Approximately 43 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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. From Asolo you will warm up your legs on quiet secondary roads before venturing on a ridge road that steadily climbs through a lush oak 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 one of them. Whatever route you choose today, stop for lunch near Volpago at one of the numerous trattorias along the road. Afterward continue pedalling on a quiet road shaded with trees that blanket the lower area of Montello. Back at the hotel take some time to relax or perhaps take a stroll to the city centre to experience the feeling of “asolando”, a word coined by the British writer Robert Browning, indicating a sort of peaceful stroll surrounded by beauty. Tonight choose to celebrate with an exquisite dinner among the enchanting colors and scents of Villa Cipriani's wonderful garden or opt for a meal at your leisure in town. Raise a glass and toast to an amazing self-guided bike tour through a truly magical region of Italy.

Today's Ride:

Asolo to Montello Loop
Approximately 37 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Asolo to Montello Loop with Presa
Approximately 46 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Included Meals:

Breakfast

It's time to say goodbye to the Prosecco hills. However, before packing your bags for the trip, take the opportunity of one last early morning spin to Possagno to pay homage to a world-famous destination. At the feet of Monte Grappa, rising high above the town, lies an authentic treasure. The majestic Temple of Canova is 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 11:00 AM to take your bike and say farewell before you continue your travels.

Today's Ride:

Asolo to Possagno Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 1,500 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 has been included on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for the world's best places to stay, and the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels list, as well as awarded the 2019 Historic Hotels Worldwide Top 10 Magnificent Gardens.

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 one handpicked hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Day 1 lunch with the guide
  • Daily lunch and dinner recommendations
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a flat pack, frame pump, phone mount, front and rear lights
  • Bontrager helmet (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager saddle (we suggest you bring your own for the most comfortable fit)
  • Shimano clipless pedals or flat pedals (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • All luggage transfers during your trip
  • A bike lock, all necessary chargers and a floor pump
  • Bike fit on the first day to help you find your optimal position for comfort, with recreational or avid set-up along with saddle preference
  • Ride With GPS app on your phone to navigate and get all the information you need on your self-guided adventure
  • Optional daily phone or video call with the guide to prep you for the next day’s adventure
  • Support on the ground in case of emergency

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, or flat pedals (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager helmet (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Each bike is equipped with a flat pack, frame pump and phone mount
  • A bike lock, a flat pack, all necessary chargers and a floor pump
  • 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 prior to your trip.
  • 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 guide are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price, preferably in the local currency. Please tip your guide at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care, and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip meeting/departing locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • While we provide daily breakfast and one lunch, the other meals are not included. On self-guided trips, Trek Travel provides restaurant recommendations and 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:
There are a variety of non-riding options on this trip for riders who want to take the afternoon off or travel companions who want to spend little or no 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. Except as specified in the itinerary, expenses and transportation to these activities are not included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Enjoy relaxation at the hotel spa and pool
  • Visit artistic treasures and historical monuments
  • Enjoy a stroll through the charming streets of Asolo
  • Explore Bassano del Grappa and its open-air markets on Thursday or Saturday morning
  • Visit the lovely town of Marostica with its chessboard square
  • Enjoy a wine-tasting of Prosecco DOCG
  • Go hiking, rafting or paragliding

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks 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:
Villa Cipriani, Asolo

Say Farewell

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

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). The best way to get to Asolo from Venice airport is by private shuttle. We suggest you contact our local driver ahead of time to arrange the transfer and mention you are traveling with Trek Travel. Our Trip Consultant can provide you with our recommended local contact information. The trip from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Asolo takes from 60 to 90 minutes depending on traffic and costs €100. You can pay with credit card but American Express is not accepted.

If you are going to spend some time in Venice before the trip starts, there are many options to get into central Venice from the airport, including bus, land taxi, or the famous water taxi. 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 six euros.

The best way to get to Asolo from central Venice is by train, from Venice S. Lucia train station to Castelfranco Veneto. There are frequent direct trains. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and costs about five euros. From the train station of Castelfranco Veneto you need to take a taxi to the hotel Villa Cipriani. The trip takes 30 minutes and costs €45. Our local driver can provide this service if you contact him ahead of time. Our trip Consultant can provide you with our recommended local contact information. Alternatively, you may take a taxi upon your arrival at the train station in Castelfranco.

Your Trek Travel guide will meet you at the hotel Villa Cipriani (Via Canova, 298, 31011 Asolo TV, Italy) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Together you will walk to a local trattoria for lunch and your guide will give you a brief orientation of the week ahead. After lunch you may change into your cycling gear and your guide will fit you to your bike ensuring you find your optimal position for comfort for the week. After a safety talk, and a few tips about cycling in the area you will set off at your own pace through the roads of Veneto.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guide. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their name 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.

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Leaving

A Trek Travel guide will meet you at 11:00 AM at Hotel Villa Cipriani to take your bike and equipment and say farewell before your departure. If you wish to take a private shuttle to Venice Marco Polo Airport, we suggest you contact our local driver ahead of time to arrange the transfer. Our Trip Consultant can provide you with our recommended local contact information. The trip to the airport takes from 60 to 90 minutes depending on traffic. 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 although 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 ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

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.

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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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