The landscape between the Piave and Sile Rivers in northern Italy's Veneto region were made for cycle touring. Outside of the hilly vineyards of the Prosecco region, where the famous sparkling wine originates, the terrain is mainly flat - and always beautiful. From your historic hotel located in a picturesque setting just outside the provincial capital of Treviso, this self guided cycle tour will transport you to the heart of the Veneto region following five relatively gentle routes. As you encounter panoramas that few travellers to this romantic region ever experience you will also be fascinated by the architectural highlights of Treviso, Castelfranco Veneto and the Villa Emo. Your taste buds will also be treated to perfectly pressed wines, such as Prosecco and Pinot Grigio, as well as by the asparagus and radicchio that are served up in many magical ways.
DAY 1 Arrive at your hotel near Ponzano, Veneto DAY 2 Cycle to the provincial capital, Treviso (25km / 15.5mi) DAY 3 Follow the Piave River Wine Route (65km / 40.5mi) DAY 4 Cycle to Castelfranco (65km / 40.5mi) DAY 5 Transfer to Valdobbiadene, cycle the Prosecco hills, sparkling wine tasting (55km / 34mi) DAY 6 Follow a rail trail via the Sile River nature reserve towards Treviso (55km / 34mi) DAY 7 Trip concludes
Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 Apr to 14 Oct
High season is from 27 May to 01 Sep, mid season is from 29 Apr to 26 May and 2 Sep to 29 Sep - supplement applies.
*6 breakfasts, 3 dinners (4 courses) *6 nights in a comfort room at a 4 star hotel on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade to junior suite - supplement applies) *bike hire, 21 or 7 speed with pannier (electric bike available - supplement applies) *welcome drink and Prosecco tasting *entrance to Villa Emo *transfer to Valdobbiadene *information pack including route notes and maps (one set per room) *signposting of route (GPS tracks available on request) *emergency hotline