Venetian Highlights

A beautiful circular route through Veneto

From tranquil lagoons to inviting sandy beaches, from the Alpine foothills to the gentle slopes of Monti Berici and Euganean hills, and the verdant banks along the Adige and Sile rivers – this Veneto tour offers an extraordinary tapestry of landscapes. The journey unfolds in a symphony of diversity, showcasing the richness of Veneto's varied terrain.

Cultural marvels abound, with highlights such as the ethereal lagoon city of Venice, the architectural gems of Palladio in Vicenza, and the medieval charm of Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its iconic covered wooden bridge. Along the way, picturesque hamlets and towns emerge, each possessing its unique allure. Not to be missed are the sprawling vineyards, including those famed for producing Prosecco.

Details about the circular tour in Veneto

Veneto, in the north of Italy, lies between the Dolomites and the Adriatic Sea. This is a varied cycle tour with the Adriatic, rivers such as Adige and Sile, and gentle Alpine foothills. There are abundant natural sights with colourful views – and you are right in the heart of it all on your bike.

Highlights of the Veneto cycle tour at a glance:

  • Veneto: In addition to the big names such as Venice, Vicenza or Bassano del Grappa, unknown but no less charming places like Sottomarina or Rovigo are there to be discovered.

  • Venice: With the 24-hour ticket (included), all public transport is available to explore the lagoon city. Don’t miss the iconic St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace or the Grand Canal!

  • Grappa: You can look forward to a Grappa tasting twice on holiday with included tickets

Useful information about the cycle tour in Veneto

Venice/Mestre is the start and end of your cycling holiday. The city of a thousand bridges can be reached from your hotel in just 20 minutes. The cycling stages are around 35 to 65 kilometres. The mostly flat to slightly hills route lies on asphalted or well-paved paths. Only a few steep but short climbs need to be tackled.

This tour has been graded as Medium. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 265 km
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Itinerary

Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the lagoon city of Venice, which is located only 20 minutes from your hotel and can easily be reached by public transportation.

The day starts with a tour information meeting and bike fitting. Then you will cycle on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice. You will take the ferry to Lido and continue your bike journey via Pellestrina, with a marvelous view over the sea, to Chioggia, a quiet little town, reminiscent of the Venetian maritime supremacy which invites you to stay and enjoy yourself in one of its typical fish restaurants.

ca. 35 km

Before you start the stage, you should take some more time to enjoy the flair of the Venetian lagoon. The main route today is the antique river course of Bacchiglione, once used by cargo ships, the so-called "burci". When you arrive in Abano Terme, the beautiful thermal water pools await you in the hotel.

ca. 55 km

Again, the Bacchiglione is the guideline. Through fertile fields, it goes to Vicenza. The city, which the star architect of the Middle Ages, Palladio, helped to world fame. Numerous mansions and palaces based on his manuscript still characterize the cityscape today. The Teatro Olimpico and the Basilica are a must see for every visitor. Beautiful places also invite for a cappuccino break.

ca. 35 km

From Vicenza, you will ride your bike on nice roads to Marostica, famous for its castle and stone chess board in the main square. Now, you are not far from Bassano del Grappa anymore, with its covered wooden bridge and the famous brandy, grappa. In the Poli Grappa Museum a little Grappa tasting session is prepared for you.

 

ca. 40 km

In the morning, you will cycle up some small hills after which only the climb to Asolo remains. The idyllic village of Roman origin invites you to take a first break. Then, the trail descends slightly and you will cycle into the region of the world famous Prosecco and further to Treviso with its many attractions.

approx. 50 km

First, the path leads along the river Sile to Casale. Now, you are already close to the starting point of your trip. Your accommodation is located on the mainland before Venice with an excellent bus connection to the lagoon city. At the end of your tour, not far from Marcus square, you can look forward to a little wine tasting session.

ca. 45 km

After breakfast, this fantastic cycling trip around Venice ends. You can book extra nights to explore Venice in more detail.

Route information

You will cycle on a mostly flat route. There will be one steeper climb to Asolo. Most roads are paved; partly you will find yourself on well-prepared nature trails. The tour is not very physically demanding.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Venetian Highlights

Place of arrival: Venice/Mestre
  Season 1
30.03.2024 - 12.04.2024
28.09.2024 - 12.10.2024

Saturday
Season 2
13.04.2024 - 10.05.2024
07.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Saturday
Season 3
11.05.2024 - 06.09.2024

Saturday
Venetian Highlights, IT-VERVV-08D
Base price
959.00
1,049.00
1,109.00
Single room surcharge 329.00 329.00 329.00

Hotel information: You stay in 3***, 4**** hotels and Agriturismo.

Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Saturday
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Saturday
Venetian Highlights, IT-VERVV-08D
Base price
Single room surcharge
959.00
329.00
1,049.00
329.00
1,109.00
329.00

Hotel information: You stay in 3***, 4**** hotels and Agriturismo.

Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Venice/Mestre
Double room p. p.
Single room surcharge
85.00
39.00
85.00
39.00
85.00
39.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Venice/Mestre
  Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

Saturday
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Saturday
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024

Saturday
Venice/Mestre
Double room p. p. 85.00 85.00 85.00
Single room surcharge 39.00 39.00 39.00
Price
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
7-Speed Unisex Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 24-hour ticket for Venice (valid for public transportation)
  • 1 entrance and little Grappa tasting session in the Poli Grappa Museum Bassano ( German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally
  • Ferry tickets for trips in Venice total approx. EUR 5 per bike
Arrival information
  • Train station: Mestre/Venice
  • Airport: Venice or Treviso airport(s)
  • Free parking at the hotel, no reservation possible!
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Venice/Mestre

Hotel Ai Pini 4 ****

www.hotelaipini.it

Chioggia/Sottomarina

Hotel Grande Italia 4****

www.hotelgrandeitalia.com

Abano Terme

Hotel Terme Bristol Buja 5*****

www.bristolbuja.it

Vicenza

Hotel Campo Marzio 4 ****

www.hotelcampomarzio.com

Bassano del Grappa

Hotel Villa Ca´Sette 4****

www.ca-sette.it

Treviso

Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese 4****

www.parkhotelbolognese.it

Venice/Mestre

Hotel Ai Pini 4 ****

www.hotelaipini.it

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