Jaunt in Prosecco Country.
Look forward to this radial tour around Treviso, located in northeastern Italy between Bolzano and Venice. Discover 4 easy and one hilly bike tour the heart of Veneto, where on endless vineyards the grapes ripen for excellent wines. The area is famous not only for the excellent wine, prosecco and Pinot Grigio, but also for asparagus and radicchio. They are presented on the plate in many ways unknown and surprising ways! Discover on the bike architectural jewels like Treviso with its magnificent palaces from the 12th -14th century, Castelfranco Veneto, with its square fortress, which can be attributed to Roman times and the Villa Emo, built by Palladio. You cycle mostly on side roads and asphalted rural roads, sometimes idyllic on shore paths, sometimes through the vineyards. Enjoy your 4 star Country Hotel Relais Monaco, a historic Villa. Surrounded by the hotel's vineyards and a large park, the hotel is an oasis of peace and tranquility. Relax on the sun loungers around the spacious pool or in the small spa area with sauna and jacuzzi. In the evening, the restaurant serves an excellent dinner. When the weather is nice you can let yourself be pampered on the magnificent terrace.
Country Hotel Relais Monaco 4****
The 4 **** Country Hotel Relais Monaco is located at the gates of the city of Treviso. Embedded in the hotel's own grapevines and the large park, the historic villa is an oasis of peace and relaxation. The villa captivates with the elegant Venetian architecture of the 19th century with its aisles and the adjoining new building designed by architect Tobia Scarpa, blending perfectly into the historical and landscape context. For a refreshment after a wonderful day of cycling, the spacious pool provides plenty of sun loungers. The spa area, redesigned in 2016, is available at a special rate. Enjoy dinner in the excellent restaurant at the beautiful terrace when the weather is fine. Whether in the junior suites in the main building or in the comfort rooms in the side wing built in 2000 - you will have a wonderful stay in a house of the Benetton dynasty.
1. day Ponzano Veneto arrival
After a relaxed arrival, enjoy your first day! In the evening you will be greeted with a "welcome drink" at the sun terrace. You will receive more detailed travel documents and your rental bikes. Have a look at the surroundings or just enjoy the Spa of the hotel.
2. day Treviso 25 km
Your first bike ride brings you to the beautiful provincial capital of Treviso. On the bike path you cycle along the former city fortification before you reach the heart of the "città delle aque". The nicknamed 'city of water' owes Treviso its infinite number of channels that run through the center. Marvel at the magnificent palaces in the center, which all come from the 12th-14th Century, the great age of Treviso. Stroll through the remarkable Piazza dei Signori and around the elegant main street Via Calmaggiore that leads from Piazza dei Signori to the cathedral. Visit the cathedral, which was rebuilt after its construction in the 12th century a number of times and presents works by Titian and Pordenone. Treviso is also known for its good food, especially for the "red radicchio". Sample this local delicacy that is raw prepared as salad, grilled or steamed. After an extensive tour you cycle through meadows and fields back to the hotel.
3. day Along the wine road of Pinot Grigio approx. 65 km
In the morning you will cycle leisurely through the agricultural hinterland to the river Piave. Along the route some lonely roads lead to one or other stately manor. After crossing the river you will reach the wine route "Strade del Vino del Piave". Look forward to the next 15 km, as you follow the wine route of Prosecco between golden vineyards and impressive villas. Enjoy fantastic views in this charming landscape. Here the famous Pinot Grigio is pressed to perfection. What could be better than a comfortable stopover before cycling back to the hotel.
4. day Roman Town Castelfranco 65 km
Today you will cycle to the charming small town of Castelfranco, whose origins date back to the Romans. At the crossroads of the Roman roads to Vicenza, Padua and Asolo, the "castrum" was built. It offers an impressive medieval fortress town. The historic center is still surrounded by a completely preserved brick wall, a moat and five watchtowers. The fortress was built in the 12th century by Treviso to defend itself against the emerging Padua. After rewarding break you will cycle to Fanzolo di Vedelago where the Villa Emo, another cultural highlight is waiting for you. The villa was built by the great architect Palladio 1555-1565. The house stands on a high pedestal with two service buildings with colonnades which are bounded by dovecotes. Look forward to a worthwhile guided tour (included in your package). Spend the evening in the cozy hotel and let the day's events pass in review.
5. day Excursion to the Prosecco hills 55 km + transfer
In the morning you take a transfer to Valdobbiadene, capital of Prosecco. On the small square cafes invite to the first cappuccino before you jump on your bikes to master you first short climb. But you will be rewarded! Look forward to the views of the almost endless vineyards. Your beautiful bike course leads from one wine village to the next wine village. Fascinating are the vineyards in the high hills, some with steep slopes, where even standing is difficult. Here the winemakers have to fight hard centimeter by centimeter and have created a unique landscape. The beauty of the landscape even led to the desire, to set up the area as a candidate for World Heritage (Unesco). Matching to the cycle day awaits you in a Prosecco tasting the evening.
6. day Nature Park of the Sile River approx. 55 km
The last bike tour leads you further to Treviso before you continue cycling on the bike trail which used to be a former railway line to the Natural Park of Sile. On beautiful, quiet paths you will cross by bike this Nature Park. Again and again you will see little river Sile and you will cycle sometimes right and sometimes left the shore.
7. day Ponzano Veneto departure
You might be really in love with the area and do not feel like leaving already. But today your beautiful bike trip comes to an end after breakfast in the hotel.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
Prices are per person.
04.04. – 24.04.2020
26.09. – 10.10.2020
25.04. – 29.05.2020
05.09. – 25.09.2020
30.05. – 04.09.2020
bookable additional services
- 6 overnights with breakfast at the 4-star-Country Hotel Relais Monaco
- rooms with shower / WC in the selected room category
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
- welcome drink
- reduced entrance fee for the Spa area
- 1 x Prosecco wine tasting
- 1 x transfer to Valdobbiadene
- 1 x entrance fee Villa Emo
- on request GPS data
- free parking at the hotel
Worth knowing about the radial tour in Veneto
Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Arrival by train
Treviso is easy to reach by train. From the Treviso Centrale train station, it is best to take a taxi (about 10-15 minutes, cost about 20 euros). Alternatively, you can take a public bus and walk from the station for about 20 minutes to the hotel. Current timetable information and pricing information can be found at:
Arrival by plane
Treviso is well connected to the following airports:
Airport Marco Polo Venice: By bus blu Shuttle ATVO to Mestre train station (cost about Euro 6) and then by train to Treviso (journey time about 20 - 30 minutes, costs about Euro 3). Organized transfer from the hotel possible. Costs for up to 4 persons approx. Euro 80, -.
Alternatively Arrival at the airport - Treviso: By bus no. 6 from the airport to Treviso Central train station, the taxi directly to the hotel costs about Euro 30 (travel time about 15 minutes).
Organized transfer from the hotel possible. Costs for up to 4 persons approx. € 35.
Arrival by car
Vignette obligation on austrian motorways 10-day vignette Euro 9. Toll fee Brenner motorway is about Euro 9. The toll on the Italian side from Brenner to Turin is approximately Euro 42.10 from Tarvisio to Turin about Euro 51.50. Motorway in Switzerland subject to vignette (annual vignette approx. Euro 35).
Parking facilities at the hotel
You may leave your car on the free parking space at the hotel. You will receive more information on the parking facilities together with your travel information package a few weeks prior to your arrival.
Weather and clima
Northern Italy is still in the Central European climate with cold winters. From the Po Valley begins the moderate-subtropical transitional climate. The middle and south of the country are characterized by mild-humid winters and dry-hot summers. During the summer months, it is recommended to pack light, easy-to-wash clothes. For the rest of the time, transitional clothes and warmer woolen clothes are recommended.
Condition of the bike paths
This tour is an easy radial tour with most flat bike paths. Only the day "Prosecco" offers 3 longer rises of 1 or 2 kilometers. You cycle on minor roads with only few traffic, sometimes on bike paths with natural pavement. There is some more traffic only on the bridges and the entrance of Treviso.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between unisex 21-speed touring bikes and unisex 7-speed touring bikes with coaster brake, men's bikes available on request in different frame sizes. 8-speed unisex electric bikes in different frame sizes are also available on request. The unisex bikes are suitable for all cyclists from about 148cm height and the men's bikes from 165 cm. You simply give your bike request when booking.
Cycling in italy
Cyclists are prescribed a striking dress code. In Italy, warning vests are mandatory outside closed areas at night and at dusk.
Special dates are possible on request.
Extra costs which are not included in the travel price
A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the hotel.
7 day hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
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.
Treviso is an attractive town in the Veneto region of north-east Italy, with a population of around 80,000. Rebuilt and restored after Second World War bombing, the town centre is a rambling maze of streets lined with arcaded walkways. Looking up, you'll see fragments of the painted frescoes which once decorated Treviso's houses. The town is circled by a town wall and by waterways. Treviso markets itself as a città d'acque and although it can hardly compare with its lagoon neighbour, water is an important feature of the townscape. The river Sile runs to the south of the centre, and canals carry water around the town, lined with houses or grassy banks, weeping willows, waterwheels and little parks. The town's defensive walls, moat and imposing gateways are still impressive sights.
Prosecco and Colli Conegliano Valdobbiadene Wine Road
The new Prosecco and Colli Conegliano Valdobbiadene Wine Road, created in 2003, is the direct heir to what was Italy's first enological route, started long-ago in 1966. Large stretches of the original route have been repeated, joined by theme itineraries able to valorize the entire district, its different viticultural landscapes and many attractions, including historical-artistic ones, scattered through the hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene.
Vine-growing has been widespread in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone since ancient times. A memorial stone in the area recalls the words of a Roman centurion, mentioning the vendemmiales, celebrations on the occasion of the grape harvest
Natural Park of River Sile
Founded in 1991, the Natural Park of the River Sile covers 3000 hectares in its entirety, and is characterised by the copious resurgences and wealth of woods within its territory. The river Sile rises at Vedelago (in the province of Treviso) and runs for 95 km flowing finally into the Venetian lagoon and then the Adriatic sea - the river with the most resurgences in Europe.
Leonardo Emo hired the star architect of the 16th century, Andrea Palladio for building the villa. It combines the function of Emo family farming with the amenities of a wealthy manor. A wide ramp leads to the entrance. Enjoy a stroll through the decorative arcades and get a glimpse into the life of the Venetian aristocracy in the 16th century.
The small historic center of Castelfranco is surrounded by high walls and contains only a few streets. At its heart is the cathedral, the Duomo, located behind a series of statues facing the town hall. The greatest treasure of the church is also the main attraction of the city: an altarpiece by Giorgione. Next to the Duomo is the so-called Casa del Giorgione (House of Giorgione). Although it was claimed that the artist was born in the building, there is no evidence for it. The house was restored by the local council and opened to the public. In the street opposite the cathedral is the Teatro Accademico. The Torre Civica, a clock tower over the eastern gate, carries the Venetian winged lion and is surmounted by a small dome. Around the outside of the fortress is a pretty little park. A busy market is held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Explore the lanes and shops, some of them in attractive and well kept small courtyards.
Villa Corner Ponzano Veneto
The villa was built in the 18th century by the powerful patrician family Corner and probably frescoed by Gian Battista Tiepolo, which decorates the central hall on the first floor. The frescoes were destroyed around 1800 by the then owner, who found the nudity of the figures offensive, and are now only vaguely recognizable. The simple building comprises the three-storey mansion and two side wings. Originally the villa was richly decorated with ornaments, gold frames and artworks.
Villa Minelli Ponzano Veneto
The villa was built in the first half of the 17th century by the Minelli family, important businessmen from Bergamo. At the beginning of the 19th century, it became the property of the orphanage in Venice. Acquired in the 1960s by the textile company Benetton. This made the villa after a renovation of the dilapidated building to the company headquarters. The mansion presents itself as airy construction on three floors with square plan, large windows and a loggia in the Piano nobile. The interiors are decorated with painted beams and frescoes with architectural motifs. To the left of the residential building is the guest house, which in turn was decorated with interesting baroque frescoes. Behind it is the family church, the ensemble still includes a Barchessa and other outbuildings. The garden is closed at the front of the property by a beautiful gate between pillars and decorative vases.