“La vita è bella” – Veneto is beautiful!
Venice – the destination of many tourists to Italy is almost too beautiful! But it’s not only the capital of Veneto that amazes us – art and culture accompany us every step of the way through Veneto’s dream towns. The picturesque villages and their inhabitants exude Italian flair as you pass by. Get to see the unknown side of Veneto, which lives in the shadow of Venice, but definitely doesn’t have to hide!
On this wonderful tour you will visit the highlights of the beautiful region of Veneto! From the lagoon city you cycle to Little Venice, as Chioggia is called. Rovigo, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa, Treviso…become enchanted by these towns!
- All information about the Venetian Highlights cycle tour can be found here.
Bassano del Grappa centre-based tour
The magical Sweet Hotel is the host of this special tour! Everything is just right here! Great trips, fantastic food and good grappa…for a week forget everyday life and just enjoy!
- Do you want more information about the Bassano del Grappa - based in one hotel? Click here!
Venice – Florence
Concentrated culture and beautiful landscapes lure on the cycle tour Venice – Florence! Once you arrive in Florence after roughly 300km of cycling, you’ll wish the journey would never end!
- Interested? Click here for the cycle tour Venice – Florence.
Prosecco centre-based tour
Nestled in its own vineyards is the dreamy Hotel Relais Monaco! From here you start your daily cycle tours! Look forward to a delicious Prosecco tasting and much more!
- Here you’ll find all the information you need for the Prosecco - based in one hotel tour.
Abano Terme centre-based tour
This is one of the easier tours on our programme – but it doesn’t mean it’s boring! Enjoy the amenities of the sumptuous Hotel Terme Roma and pamper yourself in the on-site spa. Culture and beautiful scenery await on the excursions to Chioggia, Vicenza and Padua. The shorter and flatter stages give you more time to enjoy.
- More information about the Abano Terme - based in one hotel tour is available here!
Bolzano – Venice
It’s no coincidence this is our bestseller in Northern Italy. Well-chosen hotels in three categories, beautiful cycling routes and many highlights along the way are responsible for the success of this tour! Let us convince you!
- Here you can book the cycle tour Bolzano – Venice.
Venice – Trieste – Porec
Don’t leave your swimming costume at home – on this tour you will need it every day! From Venice we head south along the Adriatic, past Trieste and then continue by ship to Croatia. A wonderful tour that leaves nothing to be desired.
- Fancy cycling from Venice to Porec? Then click here:
Dolomites – Venice
The majestic backdrop of the Dolomites is just the beginning of this outstanding tour! Visit famous places like Cortina d’Ampezzo, Bassano del Grappa, Trieste or Venice! Lots of photo opportunities await!
- Read more about the cycle tour Dolomites – Venice.
Cycle paths in Veneto
Our cycle paths in Veneto are on low-traffic side roads, because there are not so many official cycle paths in this region. This does not diminish the cycling fun! As you know, our job is to find the best and safest paths for our guests – and we’re really good at it! Farm roads, back roads and cycle paths will take you through great scenery to your destination!
The climate in Veneto
In Veneto there are different climatic zones: the mountains, the lowlands, Lake Garda and the Adriatic Sea. The Alpine and Dolomite region of Veneto is characterised by slightly milder summers and cold winters. In the lowlands the summers are very hot and humid and the winters cold and rainy. The winters on Lake Garda, on the other hand are mild and the summers hot! On the Adriatic, the summers are hot, hotter, hottest and the winters rather cold! So what’s relevant to us cyclists? The best times to travel for cycling are in the spring and autumn months! Then you can enjoy your holiday with pleasant temperatures!
The Venetian cuisine
The Venetian cuisine spoils guests at the highest level! Fish, seafood, rice and polenta, fresh vegetables and the best meat – the Venetians conjure up irresistible dishes from simple ingredients! For example, have you ever tried spaghetti al nero di sepia? This is spaghetti in a pitch black sauce cooked from squid ink! You’ll love it! Or Riso e Trippa? Rice with tripe? This area is also famous for the delicious fish soup, the brodetto and of course carpaccio. You won’t believe it, the most popular Italian dessert we owe to the Venetians – Truamisù! Although Tuscany claims the Tiramisù was derived from the Tuscan dessert Zuppa Inglese, there is evidence that our letter of thanks must go to Veneto!
Veneto’s bubbly gift – Prosecco
There is hardly a drink more popular than Prosecco! And not just recently – even in ancient times, Prosecco was a popular tipple – some even said it had a medicinal effect. There are three types of Prosecco: Prosecco Spumante, Prosecco Frizzante and Prosecco Spento (non-carbonated). The latter is still quite unknown to us. You can enjoy it in Italy. Prosecco has been a protected denomination of origin for several years. Since then, this popular wine has been produced exclusively in the provinces of Belluno, Gorizia, Padova, Pordenone, Treviso, Trieste, Udine, Veneto and Vicenza! This has contributed significantly to a quality increase, because before 2010 many ‘false’ Prosecchi were made abroad, but couldn’t live up to the original! On a cycling holiday in Veneto you are literally at the Prosecco well! What else is left to say? Except maybe SALUTE!
Did you know…
- …that Veneto once belonged to Austria?
- …that Prosecco was drunk in the past? At the time it was called Vinum Pucinum.
- …that Padua is one of the oldest cities in Italy? According to legend, it was founded in 1184 BC.
- …that the old town of Venice is located on 118 islands?
- …that Giacomo Casanova, Antonio Vivaldi and Terence Hill were born in Venice?
- …that the Bridge of Sighs connected the Doge’s Palace and the new prison? The name of the bridge is probably due to the fact the prisoners on their way to prison took a large sigh as they had one last look at freedom.
- …that the Venetian language is spoken by about 5million inhabitants?
- …that Carpaccio was invented in Harry’s Bar in Venice?
If you want to go on holiday, but don’t want to be lazy. If you want to explore a foreign country on your bike, but still want to count on the support of a travel company with years of experience. If you want to experience a cultural adventure but don’t want to give up comfort…then your choice should be Eurobike!