(4 reviews)

Self-guided Cycling / Original tour

Web code IT048

Italy / Venice Lands short break

From Vicenza to Venice

Cycling this sophisticated corner of Italy is a real pleasure: admire the elegant villas of the Venetian nobility, scattered in the whole region... discover Vicenza, architect Palladio’s personal “showcase” and part of the World Heritage List since 1994... taste a typical “grappa” in Bassano, famous also for its covered wooden bridge... cycle through the Prosecco vineyards between Asolo and Treviso... explore the timeless fascination of Venice by foot and by water... This tour belongs to the European classics, curling between the Alps and the Adriatic sea.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Vicenza
    Individual arrival. A nice and cosy city centre characterised by the buildings of the famous architect Andrea Palladio (16th century).

    2. Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa (40 km)
    From Vicenza you will cycle towards Marostica, famous for its castle and the chessboard on the main square. The last stop is Bassano del Grappa with its covered wooden bridge and the famous “grappa”.
     
    3. Bassano del Grappa – Treviso (60 km)
    You will enter Asolo, which represents the only real uphill section of this ride. The downhill run will take you to the land of Prosecco vineyards and on to Maser, until you reach Treviso, whose city centre is characterised by ancient waterways.
     
    4. Treviso – Mestre/Venice (45 km)
    Leaving Treviso behind you, you will follow the course of the River Sile up to Casale. At the end of the trip Venice will await you for an evening among canals and narrow streets. Standard accommodation is in Mestre, Venice mainland. With a supplement you can request to overnight directly in Venice.
    We remind you that in Venice (apart from Piazzale Roma and train station Santa Lucia) it is forbidden to cycle, and also to push your bike by hand.

    5. Mestre/Venice
    Departure after breakfast.

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

     

  • Route profile

    Total length: 125/145 km
    Total vertical up: 400 m
    Terrain: 90% tarmac, 10% unpaved
    Train connection among the overnight stays: every day
    Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 4.

    The itinerary is completely in the lowlands except for the 1 km slope in Asolo. You ride on secondary streets with low traffic or paved bike paths.

     

    Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone. This tour is also suitable for children.

     

     

  • How to get there

    Vicenza is connected with the following airports:
    Verona: 60 km, Treviso: 70 km, Venice: 90 km, Bergamo: 165 km, Milan: 250 km

    Trains
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com.

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.

    You will be accommodated in 3/4* hotels.

    On request 4th night of the tour in Venice instead of Mestre, with delivery of the bikes in Mestre.

    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
    - double room is a room with one double bed
    - twin room is a room with two single beds
    - triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a sofa bed.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero bikes are available in different sizes and frames:
    - Touring bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    - Touring bike 7-gear Shimano Nexus with back-pedal brake
    - Hybrid bike 27-gear Shimano
    - E-bike 9-gear Shimano
    - Tandem www.pedalpower.de

    Features:
    - aluminium frame
    - mudguard (not for Hybrid)
    - rear rack
    - comfort gel saddle www.selleroyal.com (different model for Hybrid)
    - anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
    - ergonomic bicycle grips
    - Speed Lifter system

    You can also rent:
    - Child bikes | 20” wheels | 24” wheels
    - Child seat | max 22 kg | 0-4 yrs
    - Child trailer| max 30 kg | 0-4 yrs | 1 seat | www.croozer.com
    - Follow-me tandem for 20” child bike | max 27 kg | 4-7 yrs | www.followmetandem.co.uk
    - Family tandem | 1 adult + 1 child 4-12 yrs
    These accessories can only be mounted on unisex 27-gear Shimano Deore Touring bikes.

    Bike insurance
    An insurance against theft and damage is included in the rental bike price. In cases of careless or improper behavior the insurance will not cover the costs.

    Accessories
    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:
    1 cycle computer  
    1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    1 front bar bag or 1 map holder
    1 water bottle (0.75 l)
    1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers
    1 combination bike lock

    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61 cm. All our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.

  • Accompanying material

    The Information Pack (one per room) includes:

    - final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    - luggage labels to be attached to each piece of luggage to be transported
    - hotel vouchers to be handed in to the hotel reception upon arrival

    Girolibero Greens booklets:
    1) Travel guide with valuable information about the history, artistic heritage, landscapes and places of interest of the areas you pass through during your tour.
    Plus: local events, fun facts, suggestions on how to make the best of an extended break along the route, and tips on local wining and dining.
    2) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you will visit.
    3) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

     

     

  • By your side

    In Vicenza you will meet our representative who:
    - will illustrate the tour
    - will deliver your bikes
    - will be available (about 30 minutes) for any questions you may have.

    The exact time and place of the meeting will be specified in the Final Tour Details. We kindly ask you to advise if you cannot attend the meeting.

     

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us as follows:
    - office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

     

  • 4 Client reviews
    • Saori

      Departure 03-07 August 2019

      Online from 12 August 2019

      The weather was good, the road was good and the cycling was great. Sometimes it was interesting to instruct the GPS to run where there is no road. Both paved and cobblestones were fun.
      We want to come again!!!
    • Susanna

      Departure 20-24 April 2019

      Online from 08 May 2019

      Bell'itinerario! La tappa più sorprendente è stata la scoperta di Vicenza, davvero meravigliosa e di Bassano del Grappa, graziosa e vivace
    • Francesca

      Departure 09-13 September 2018

      Online from 25 September 2018

      Tour rilassante, percorso adatto a tutti, organizzazione efficiente e ottima assistenza
    • Ivana

      Departure 19-23 August 2017

      Online from 30 August 2017

      Ci siamo divertiti molto senza avere nessuna preoccupazione organizzativa: buoni gli alberghi, indicazioni chiare e dettagliate del percorso, efficiente il trasporto bagagli. Le prime due tappe sono state più appassionanti della terza, che, dopo il primo tratto molto suggestivo, è risultata un po’ noiosa e con lunghi tratti di sterrato. Esperienza sicuramente da ripetere!

Tour details

 

from 395 €

5 days / 4 nights, 3/4* hotels

Tour type

self-guided

 

Departures

SA, SU from 21.03 to 24.10.2020
Special departures for at least 5 people.

 

Seasons
Season 1: 21.03 - 24.04 and 3.10 - 24.10.2020
Season 2: 25.04 - 19.06 and 5.09 - 2.10.2020
Season 3: 20.06 - 4.09.2020

Price per person
395 € in double room, 3/4* hotels

Included

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Travel Guide, Maps, Roadbook
  • Luggage transportation
  • Hotline service


Not included

  • Local taxes (approx. 8 €)
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


Supplements per person
130 € single room
70 € season 2
100 € season 3

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:
55/85 € in Vicenza
70/100 € in Mestre
from 90/150 € in Venice*
*on request 4th night of the tour in Venice instead of Mestre, with delivery of the bikes in Mestre.

Girolibero rental bikes including insurance against theft and damage:
60 € Touring bike
85 € Hybrid bike
125 € E-bike
60 € Child bike
120 € Family and Adult Tandems

Additional bike accessories on demand:
85 € child trailer
15 € helmet (head circumference from 54 to 61 cm)
Free of charge: child seat and FollowMe-Tandem

Reductions
70€ 3rd adult in room

Children reductions
The reduction for the 3rd/4th child in room will be calculated on the basic price and seasons supplements according to the following table:
100% 0-2 years (baby cot to be paid on site)
50% 3-6 years
30% 7-10 years

 

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