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Self-Guided Cycling Tour in Italy

Come and join Itinera Bike & Travel for this incredible cycling tour in Italy.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Starts in: Verona
  • Ends in: Mestre in Venice
  • Total Distance: 216 Miles / 347 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike, touring bike, gravel bike (available for rent)
  • E-bike: Touring e-bike (220 EUR per week)

Highlights

  • Self-guided cycling tour with GPX tracks
  • Visit to Verona and Venezia (UNESCO Heritage Site)
  • Explore Vicenza, Treviso, the chess of Marostica, and the Grappa of Bassano
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (depending on your chosen package)
  • Bike rental (depending on your chosen package)

Skill level

  • Intermediate

6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Italian, Spanish
Airport transfer available:
Milan–Malpensa Airport (US$ 599 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Il Caravaggio International Airport (Orio al Serio Airport) (US$ 436 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (US$ 436 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Venice Marco Polo Airport (US$ 436 per person)
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Accommodation

During the tour, you will stay at three-star hotels or similar (two nights in Verona, one night in Montagnana, one night in Vicenza, one night in Bassano, one night in Treviso, and one night in Venice). Itinera Bike & Travel selects small hotels in the city centers.

Program

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Verona

Individual arrival in Verona. At 6:00 p.m., there is a bike fitting at Itinera Bike shop if rental is included. Overnight in Verona.

Day 2: Verona - Lake Garda and back

  • Distance: 62 kilometers / 39 miles

From the city center of Verona, you will bike towards Garda Lake among vineyards and olive trees. The view of the lake is wonderful: a charming blue mirror among high mountains. You can visit the villages of Garda and Bardolino, and then head back to the City of Love. Overnight in Verona.

Day 3: Verona - Montagnana

  • Distance: 62 kilometers / 39 miles

From Verona, head to the east following the river Adige, cycling on bike paths and small country roads. You should stop in Cologna Veneta, the city of the delicious mandorlato (nougat), and then get to Montagnana, a small medieval city surrounded by well-preserved old walls. Overnight in Montagnana.

Day 4: Montagnana - Vicenza

  • Distance: 60 kilometers / 37 miles

From the flatlands to the foot of the Berici Hills along little roads in the middle of the vineyards, passing through ancient villages with hundred-year-old villas and parks. Before getting to Vicenza, the charming city of Andrea Palladio, you can visit from outside one of his most famous masterpieces, Villa La Rotonda. Overnight in Vicenza.

Day 5: Vicenza - Bassano del Grappa

  • Distance: 47 kilometers / 29 miles

The route winds in the countryside of Vicenza and approaches the foot of the Prealps, an area rich in rural houses and elegant Venetian Villas. Make a stop in the walled city of Marostica, famous for its living chess event and square, and in Villa Angarano, designed by Andrea Palladio: there you taste their nice organic wines. The arrival in Bassano del Grappa crossing the well-known wooden bridge will let you enjoy the beautiful view over the mountains. Overnight in Bassano del Grappa.

Day 6: Bassano del Grappa - Treviso

  • Distance: 64 kilometers / 40 miles

You skirt the lush of Monte Grappa and the hills of Asolo, then following bike paths along streams of spring water, you arrive in Castelfranco Veneto, a walled city famous for being Giorgione’s hometown. The road to Treviso follows a shady bike path built over an old railway. Overnight in Treviso.

Day 7: Treviso - Venice Lagoon

  • Distance: 52 kilometers / 32 miles

From Treviso, you follow the windy Sile River on a beautiful bike path, deep in the green of the woods, just interrupted by some noble Venetian Villas that reflect on the clear water of the river. The bike itinerary ends in Mestre. Here, they will bring you the luggage, collect the bikes, and wave you goodbye. Venezia is only 20 minutes away by bus or 10 minutes by train. If you have never been to Venice, consider spending at least an extra day to visit it. Overnight in Mestre (Venice).

Day 8: Departure from Mestre (Venice)

Check out and end of the services. Arrivederci.

About the tour

  • Distance: 64 kilometers per day / 40 miles

The route starts from the waters of Lake Garda and a visit to Verona. Head to Montagnana at the foot of the Euganean Hills and then Vicenza, rich in beautiful buildings designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio. You will head north to Bassano del Grappa embraced by mountains; and then ride to Treviso and eventually reach the sea, enjoying a great view over Venice. The route mainly in the flat land skirts the Berici Hills and the Prealps beautiful areas where you can find elegant villas and lush nature. Final destination: the beautiful Venice.

The last overnight will be in Mestre, and from there, Venice is only 10 minutes away, by tram or train. You will mostly ride on secondary roads with little local car traffic; you will ride as well on some bike paths and some traits of roads open to car traffic. The road surface is mostly paved; there are few gravel sections. The tour is mostly flat, but expect some ups and downs. If you choose to carry your luggage with you, your bike will be equipped with two rear bags.

You can leave your trolley at the shop at departure. This is the most sustainable way to travel. If you want to ride as light as possible, add the daily van service of luggage transfer from hotel to hotel. If you like, rent the bike with Itinera Bike & Travel. It includes one or two panniers, a front handlebar bag, a mobile holder, a repair kit, a helmet, and a lock.

Location

The tour will take place in Italy.

Food

You will be served daily breakfast included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Bike rentals

  • 110 EUR: Rental of hybrid bike for six days, including lock, helmet, one pannier, small front bag, and mobile holder, delivered in Verona and collected in Mestre
  • 220 EUR: Rental of touring e-bike for six days, including lock, helmet, one pannier, small front bag, and mobile holder, delivered in Verona and collected in Mestre
  • 220 EUR: Rental of full carbon gravel bike for six days, including lock, helmet, small front bag, under saddle bag (bikepacking), and mobile holder, delivered in Verona and collected in Mestre

What's included

  • 6 itineraries by bike with GPX tracks
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (not included in the option without luggage transfer)
  • Bike rental (except for options without bike rental)
  • Bikes’ pick up in Mestre
  • Telephonic assistance 24/7
  • Insurance for basic medical assistance

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Other meals
  • City taxes
  • Single room supplement fee (220 EUR)
  • Luggage transfer supplement fee (345 EUR - this option must be chosen by all or none of the participants)
  • Anything not listed among the included services

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Milan–Malpensa Airport Airport transfer available: Milan–Malpensa Airport (US$ 599 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Il Caravaggio International Airport (Orio al Serio Airport) Airport transfer available: Il Caravaggio International Airport (Orio al Serio Airport) (US$ 436 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Airport transfer available: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (US$ 436 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Venice Marco Polo Airport Airport transfer available: Venice Marco Polo Airport (US$ 436 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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