Venice/ Mestre is easy to reach as there are 2 airports in the immediate vicinity (Venice and Treviso) and the rail connections to Venice/ Mestre are comprehensive. The starting hotel, the 4 star Parkhotel Ai Pini is certainly the best house on the mainland off Venice. The historic building is surrounded by the private park with many flowers. The Baldo family recently had the hotel carefully renovated, creating a wonderful feel-good atmosphere. Also, the hotel has free parking. If you arrive early, you will immediately take the opportunity to visit the lagoon city of Venice. In only about 20 minutes you can quickly reach the heart of the city by public transportation.
After personal tour information and bike handover in the morning, you will get on your bikes. You cycle relaxed on beautiful cycle paths over the Liberty Bridge to Venice. By bike and boat you will go to the islands of Lido and Pellestrina, which lie between the lagoon and the open sea. Look forward to Lido, Venice's 12 km long house beach! Here, at the turn of the century, Europe's haute volee met in luxury hostels, here the famous film "Death in Venice" was made and here the International Film Festival takes place every year at the beginning of September. In contrast, you will experience Pellestrina with its small, colorful wooden houses. You will enjoy the evening in the tranquil fishing town of Chioggia - Venice's little sister. A quiet town that reminds you of the Venetian rule of the sea and invites you to linger in the typical fish restaurants. Stay in style at the 4-star Hotel Grande Italia. Dating from the early 19th century, the palazzo that houses the recently extensively renovated hotel. Look forward to modern comfort in a historic ambience. You will certainly also be delighted by the location directly on the water with a view of the Venice lagoon.
Enjoy the wonderful flair of the Venetian lagoon once again before you say goodbye to the coast. Today you will cycle leisurely mainly along the ancient course of the river Bacchiglione, once an important waterway to Vizenca. The river was once navigated by cargo ships, the so-called "burci". After about 40 km you leave the small river course and cycle on small roads with little traffic through fields and meadows to the ancient spa town of Abano Terme. For over 2000 years, the spa, which today has about 20,000 inhabitants, has been a highly valued vacation destination because of its thermal waters. Abano Terme is the most important and oldest thermal center in Europe and is charmingly situated at the foot of the Euganean Hills. You will stay here at the 5-star Hotel Terme Bristol Buja, which has been lovingly run by the same family for three generations now as a thermal hotel in the center of Abano Terme. Look forward to three thermal pools in the large park and a luxurious wellness area.
You will cycle flat and leisurely and after about 11 km in San Marco you will once again meet your companion, the little river Bacchiglione, which you can follow to Vicenza. Through fertile fields and many small villages you roll along the foot of the Berici mountains. Via Costozza, today's bike path takes you past Palladio's Villa Rotonda and Villa Valmarana ai Nani, with magnificent frescoes by Tiepolo, to the heart of Vicenza. Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio left his mark on this beautiful city, creating grandiose buildings that are still destinations for visitors from Italy and abroad. Look forward to a stroll through the city, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. You will stay in style at the 4-star Hotel Campo Marzio. This elegant and newly renovated hotel is located directly on the city walls and thus offers an ideal starting point to discover Vicenza's many sights. And in the evening, beautiful rooms and particularly attentive staff ensure a comfortable stay.
It is hard to say goodbye to the beautiful center of Vicenza. With the wind at your back and the sun in your hair, you will cycle along beautiful cycle paths towards a famous destination. On the way, discover Marostica with its castle worth seeing and the stone chessboard on the main square. Look forward to your overnight stay in Bassano del Grappa, where southern flair meets the austere charm of the Alpine foothills. Since the 18th century, Bassano del Grappa has been distilling grappa, famous all over the world, and producing the most beautiful majolica products. And the best: in the Poli Grappa Museum a tasting is prepared for you! Stay in style at the 4-star Hotel Villa Ca` Sette in a Venetian villa from the 18th century, which was converted into a charming hotel only in 2000.
In the morning there are a few small hills to master today and the only longer climb of the tour to Asolo. Look forward to this idyllic village of Roman origin, it is one of the most beautiful places in the Veneto with magnificent palazzi and town houses from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. Take a well-deserved break and marvel at Villa Barbaro - arguably Palladio's most magnificent villa. Then roll gently downhill into the growing area of the world-famous Prosecco and on to Treviso with its many sights and endless canals. Visit the imposing neoclassical cathedral and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in the Piazza dei Signori, a cozy square with many inviting cafes and small stores. You still have about 2 km to cycle to the privately run 4-star Hotel Villa Pace Parkhotel Bolognese just outside Treviso. The historic villa dates back to the 19th century and has been modernly expanded in recent years. The new wellness area with its pool provides cooling, the whirlpool, Turkish bath and sauna provide pure relaxation. In the evening you can enjoy Venetian specialties in the hotel's restaurant.
You will cycle leisurely along the cycle path along the small river Sille. Have your camera ready here, because you will discover half-sunken wooden wrecks of the Burci boats. An impressive sight in untouched nature! Early in the morning you will be back at the 4-star Parkhotel ai Pini in Mestre, so that you still have enough time for a Venice excursion (approx. 10 minutes by train). Look forward to it, because at the end of your trip a small grappa tasting is organized not far from St. Mark's Square!
Today after breakfast your wonderful bike tour ends in Venice/ Mestre at the hotel.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
- Personal tour information
- 1 x 24-hour ticket for Venice (valid for public transport)
- 1 x entrance and tasting at the Poli Grappa Museum in Bassano del Grappa
- 1 x Small grappa tasting in Venice
Below you will find specific information about your individual round trip in Veneto. If you have any further questions about this trip, please do not hesitate to call us: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Venice Mestre is easy to reach by train from Germany. The Parkhotel Ai Pini is located right next to the train station. Current timetable information and price information can be found very conveniently at www.bahn.de. or www.trenitalia.it.
Arrival by flight
Venice Mestre is well connected with the following airports:
Venezia Marco Polo (VCE), airport - Venezia Mestre train station by shuttle bus or bus.
Verona Villafranca Catullo (VRN), airport - Verona Porta Nuova train station, Verona Porta Nuova - Mestre train station
Treviso Canova (TSF), Airport - Treviso train station by cab or by bus, Treviso - Mestre train station
Arrival by car
Vignettes are compulsory on the freeways in Austria. In Austria, the 10-day vignette costs about 10.00 EUR. The toll for the Brenner freeway is approx. 11.00 EUR.
Parking possibilities at the arrival hotel
The Parkhotel Ai Pini offers free hotel parking, pre-booking is not possible. You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.
The hosts for this trip will be in Charme Hotels specially selected by us. The accommodations almost all meet a national 4-star- standard.
Parkhotel Ai Pini Venice/Mestre:
Certainly the best establishment on the mainland off Venice. The historic building is surrounded by the private park with many flowers. The Baldo family recently had the hotel carefully renovated, creating a wonderful feel-good atmosphere. Park Hotel Ai Pini
Hotel Grande Italia Chioggia:
The palazzo in which the recently extensively renovated hotel is housed dates back to the early 19th century. Thus, the guests are offered the most modern comfort in a historic ambience. You will also be delighted by the location directly on the water with a view of the Venice lagoon. Grande Italia
Hotel Terme Bristol Buja Abano Terme:
For three generations now, the thermal hotel in the center of Abano has been lovingly run by the same family. Three thermal pools in the large park and a luxurious wellness area offer the perfect place to relax after a cycling stage. Terme Bristol Buja
Hotel Campo Marzio Vicenza:
This elegant and newly renovated hotel is located directly on the city walls and thus offers the ideal starting point to easily reach all of Vicenza's sights. Beautiful rooms and particularly attentive staff ensure a comfortable stay. Campo Marzio
Villa Ca` Sette Bassano del Grappa:
The Venetian villa dates back to the 18th century and was transformed into a charming hotel only in 2000. Nestled in an 8,000m² park and just a short walk from the center of Bassano del Grappe, the accommodation is an oasis of peace and relaxation. The excellent restaurant spoils its guests with innovatively prepared local specialties. Villa Ca'Sette
Villa Pace Parkhotel Bolognese Treviso:
The privately run hotel is located about 2 km outside Treviso. The historic villa dates from the 19th century and has undergone modern upgrades in recent years. The new wellness area with its pool for cooling off and whirlpool, Turkish bath and sauna for relaxation. In the restaurant you can enjoy Venetian specialties. Villa Pace Parkhotel Bolognese
Personal tour information and bike handover
Personal tour information with bike handover will take place on the first day of cycling in the morning at the hotel. Please ask for the exact time at the check-in the day before.
Condition of the cycle paths
With the exception of the 1 km climb in Asolo, the trip is on a completely flat route. You will ride on quiet side roads, on asphalt bike paths and partly on well paved natural paths. It is not very demanding on the condition of the cyclist.
Weather and climate
In Veneto, temperatures are fresh and mild in spring and autumn and hot and humid in summer, but they vary greatly depending on the exact location. The flat Po Valley with Verona, Vicenza, Padua, Abano Terme or the Po Delta is relatively warm. More information about the climate in the Veneto at www.arpa.veneto.it.
Cycling in Italy
Cyclists in Italy are required to wear a conspicuous dress code. In Italy, high-visibility vests are compulsory outside built-up areas at night and at dusk.
Extra costs, which are not included in the travel price
A possible tourist tax is not part of the tour price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel. This is about 1,00-5,00 EUR per person/per night (subject to change). Bike tickets for ferry trips in Venice on your own, costs approx. 5,00 EUR per bike.
7 days hotline service
If the bicycle chain is broken, floods make the continuation of the journey impossible or other bad surprises are waiting for you: We are available for you 7 days a week and organize help as quickly as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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