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Venice's gems

Italy - Self-guided cycling holiday

An easy cycling tour around Venice. With highlights such as the stage along the Lido to Chioggia, but also beautiful cities like Padova and Vicenza.

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CYI-350

A bike holiday among Venice's gems

This tour provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the Italian culture, gastronomy and nature up close. You'll cycle between a plethora of cultural riches and architectural gems. Here are pompous mansions with sculptures and frescoes, churches and cathedrals with amazing ornamentations and well-kept city centres. It will truly make your mind wander back to the power and wealth of the past when Venice was the great merchants' city with large merchant ships that brought prosperity to the whole region. And it's a lush region that you'll visit. You’ll cycle along lagoons and small canals, in green hills, along hedgerows and lots of farming.

Accommodation

You'll stay in good 3* or 3-4* hotels with private bath and toilet. Breakfast is included.  

Most hotels have air conditioning, although some of the smaller hotels may not.


NOTE: When you book a double room, you are very welcome to specify whether the double room is to be with a double bed or with two single beds.

Degree of difficulty (1) and maps

A degree of difficulty of 1 with few slopes and only a single demanding climb up to Asolo on the stage between Bassano and Treviso.
An easy tour of 270-295 km, most of which is on marked cycle paths and small peaceful secondary roads - 90% on paved surface and 10% on gravel road. Cycling in and out of the larger cities, short stretches with some traffic is to be expected.  

* We note that the map is indicative and therefore does not contain precise route information.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Vicenza.
Vicenza, the city of the famous Italian architect Palladio's (17th century). Enjoy a stroll around the city with his mansions, the churches and the small streets with cosy cafes.

Day 2. To Bassano del Grappa. 40 km. 
Along the poppy and asparagus fields and through villages with still higher church steeples, past Marostica, known for its castle and its huge chess game in the square. Arriving at Bassano del Grappa is like stepping into an old Italian film: steep alleyways, charming squares with stalls, the old bridge over the picturesque river Brenta and the breath-taking mountains in the background. Bassano del Grappa is famous for its asparagus and, as its name says, its Grappa, the best in Italy.

Day 3. To Treviso. 60 km.
Today's stage is the hardest of the tour, but also the one with the most beautiful scenery. You cycle up along vineyards overlooking the many hilltops, where you'll often see a church or one of the countless magnificent villas, to Asolo with the well-restored medieval castle. The castle is set on a hilltop overlooking the Alps and the valleys. From Asolo, the route goes down along Proseco's vineyards to Maser, where the higher bourgeoisie of Venice in the 16th century spent their holidays. The day's stage ends in Treviso with its cosy canals, the arcades and the many small, car-free streets. It's possible to shorten the tour by taking a train from Montebelluna to Treviso (not included).

Day 4. To Mestre, a nice suburb of Venice. 20/45 km. 
The landscape now flattens and vineyards are replaced by large cornfields, used partly for feed and partly for Italy's large production of polenta. You cycle along the river Sile and the canals that the ancient peasants used to transport their fruits and vegetables to the residents of Venice. Be sure to arrive early in Mestre so that you have time to do a boat trip to Venice. 

Day 5. Mestre/Venice
You leave Mestre by the bridge "Punta della Liberta" and on to the Trochetto harbour. From here by ferry, first to the island of Lido with the luxurious hotels, the beautiful old casino and the inviting sea. Again, with ferry onwards to the island of Pellestrina, a more humble island mostly inhabited by fishermen. Here there are only day tourists because no accommodation is available. And lastly, by ferry to Chioggia, an exciting town with cobblestone streets and a big fish market every Monday morning. (The ferries are not included in the price).

Day 6. To Padova (Padua). 55 km.
You'll cycle between and along the rivers Brenta and Bacchiglione, a paradise for anglers and with many obvious spots for a picnic lunch. Along the way you’ll pass Stra with another of the great old mansions.
Padova is an exciting city with a huge and very beautiful cathedral that should be seen. Walk around the winding streets of the quaint old town with squares and beautifully restored buildings; enjoy a coffee at the historic Caffé Pedrocchi and Italy's largest square "Prato della Valle".

Day 7. To Vicenza. 50 km.  
After having seen Padova, the tour continues, first along the Bacchiglio River and its canals to Costozza, located at the foot of the Beici Mountains. Approaching Vicenza, the landscape changes character with green hills and a few climbs. The route passes by Villa Rotonda, the most famous of Palladio's mansions.

Day 8. Departure Day.
Departure.

Bikes and cycling equipment

You can choose from a 27-gear bike (unisex) with hand brakes, or a 27-gear men's bike with hand brakes. It's also possible to rent electric bikes with 9 gears.  
The unisex bikes have low entry.
All bikes are equipped with gel saddle, luggage rack, rear rack bags, cycle computer, bar bag and map holder.
At least one bicycle per room will also be equipped with lock, pump and repair kit.

Rental of bicycle helmet must be booked and paid from home. 

How to get there

By plane
If you want to fly, it's easiest to choose Venice, but Milan, Bergamo or Treviso can also work. From both Venice and Milan there are many daily train departures to Vicenza.

Ruby Rejser can assist in booking airfares for on-the-day-price plus a handling fee from 42 EUR per ticket. The plane ticket must be paid together with the deposit and will be purchased only upon registration of payment. The price quoted is therefore subject to change until the ticket has been purchased.

By train
There is a train station in Vicenza.

By car
In Vicenza, parking is possible (for a fee) either at the hotel or car park.
 

Links to flights and trains:  
Momondo  

Trenitalia (Italian rail service)
Deutsche Bahn (German rail service)

Weather and climate

Klima

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1 person. Single room 2-3*

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
28-09-2022 - 09-10-20227 Nights798,- EURBOOK
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28-09-2022
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09-10-2022
7798,- EURBOOK

1 person. Single room 3*

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
02-04-2023 - 22-04-20237 Nights896,- EURBOOK
23-04-2023 - 20-05-20237 Nights1,022,- EURBOOK
21-05-2023 - 09-09-20237 Nights1,064,- EURBOOK
10-09-2023 - 23-09-20237 Nights1,022,- EURBOOK
24-09-2023 - 08-10-20237 Nights896,- EURBOOK
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02-04-2023
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22-04-2023
7896,- EURBOOK
23-04-2023
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20-05-2023
71,022,- EURBOOK
21-05-2023
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09-09-2023
71,064,- EURBOOK
10-09-2023
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23-09-2023
71,022,- EURBOOK
24-09-2023
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08-10-2023
7896,- EURBOOK

1 person. Single room 3-4*

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
28-09-2022 - 09-10-20227 Nights938,- EURBOOK
02-04-2023 - 22-04-20237 Nights1,064,- EURBOOK
23-04-2023 - 20-05-20237 Nights1,190,- EURBOOK
21-05-2023 - 09-09-20237 Nights1,232,- EURBOOK
10-09-2023 - 23-09-20237 Nights1,190,- EURBOOK
24-09-2023 - 08-10-20237 Nights1,064,- EURBOOK
Arrival DateDuration
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Price per person 
28-09-2022
-
09-10-2022
7938,- EURBOOK
02-04-2023
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22-04-2023
71,064,- EURBOOK
23-04-2023
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20-05-2023
71,190,- EURBOOK
21-05-2023
-
09-09-2023
71,232,- EURBOOK
10-09-2023
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23-09-2023
71,190,- EURBOOK
24-09-2023
-
08-10-2023
71,064,- EURBOOK

2 persons. Double room 2-3*

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
28-09-2022 - 09-10-20227 Nights581,- EURBOOK
Arrival DateDuration
( Nights)
Price per person 
28-09-2022
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09-10-2022
7581,- EURBOOK

2 persons. Double room 3*

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
02-04-2023 - 22-04-20237 Nights644,- EURBOOK
23-04-2023 - 20-05-20237 Nights770,- EURBOOK
21-05-2023 - 09-09-20237 Nights812,- EURBOOK
10-09-2023 - 23-09-20237 Nights770,- EURBOOK
24-09-2023 - 08-10-20237 Nights644,- EURBOOK
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02-04-2023
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22-04-2023
7644,- EURBOOK
23-04-2023
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20-05-2023
7770,- EURBOOK
21-05-2023
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09-09-2023
7812,- EURBOOK
10-09-2023
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23-09-2023
7770,- EURBOOK
24-09-2023
-
08-10-2023
7644,- EURBOOK

2 persons. Double room 3-4*

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
28-09-2022 - 09-10-20227 Nights700,- EURBOOK
02-04-2023 - 22-04-20237 Nights770,- EURBOOK
23-04-2023 - 20-05-20237 Nights882,- EURBOOK
21-05-2023 - 09-09-20237 Nights938,- EURBOOK
10-09-2023 - 23-09-20237 Nights882,- EURBOOK
24-09-2023 - 08-10-20237 Nights770,- EURBOOK
Arrival DateDuration
( Nights)
Price per person 
28-09-2022
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09-10-2022
7700,- EURBOOK
02-04-2023
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22-04-2023
7770,- EURBOOK
23-04-2023
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20-05-2023
7882,- EURBOOK
21-05-2023
-
09-09-2023
7938,- EURBOOK
10-09-2023
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23-09-2023
7882,- EURBOOK
24-09-2023
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08-10-2023
7770,- EURBOOK
Practical information

Possible Start Days:

  • Every Sunday and Tuesday from Vicenza
  • For groups of 6 people or more, we will make an offer on the tour, starting any day of the week.

Included in the price/person (self-guided):

  • 8 days/7 nights stay in double room at a 3* hotel with breakfast included
  • Luggage transport
  • Detailed maps and route description on app in English
  • An ice cream at Vicenza's best ice cream bar
  • Hotline service

    Supplements:
  • Rental bike with 27 gears
  • E-bike with 9 gears
  • Bike helmet

    Extra night before or after the tour incl. breakfast for double/single room, respectively, per person.

    • Vicenza 

      Not included in the price:

      • Transport to and home from Vicenza
      • Any tourist taxes at the hotels

      Note: We always recommend that you book and confirm the tour with us before arranging the flights/trains/buses to the destination.

      Terms & Conditions:
      Ruby Rejser is the agent and intermediary for this tour. The organizer is Girolibero, and the tour takes place according to the organizer's terms & conditions.
      See terms & conditions and read about Girolibero here www.girolibero.com.

      Your tour is still covered by Ruby Rejser's membership of the Danish Travel Guarantee Fund, member no. 206.

      Ruby Rejser has a price match guarantee, so we'll match the price if it is cheaper with another provider at the time of booking.  

      And remember - you can always take advantage of our expertise and guidance.

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