The ring of the Euganean Hills by bike

The ring of the Euganean Hills

SLOW GUIDED BIKE HOLIDAY IN SMALL GROUP

From 329 €/person
14–16 May • 8–10 October 2021 Max. 50 km/day

Two days along a verdant cycle path, between imposing villas and charming villages

The Euganean Hills are a group of modest hills of volcanic origin that rises isolated in the middle of the Venetian plain. This itinerant weekend skirts the sinuous hills and discovers ancient villages, abbeys and cultivated fields. We start from a farmhouse immersed in the countryside and follow the mostly flat bike path flanking modest waterways, that give a relaxed atmosphere to the ride, crossing the villages of Este and Monselice, up to the fascinating Arquà Petrarca. On the second day we admire numerous Venetian Villas on the way, such as the elegant Villa dei Vescovi, that we visit in combination with the Abbey of Praglia.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • Almost all on cycle path!
  • The elegant Villa dei Vescovi
  • The village of Arquà Petrarca
  • The view from the Seven Churches of Monselice
  • The atmosphere of the Abbey of Praglia
Book with confidence

Cancellation insurance is included in the price!

We care about safety

Bikes are sanitized, and guarantee social distancing.

Small group!

Together but safe: up to 14 people

Need a bike?

Hybrid, gravel or e-bike: choose your way.

Program

Individual arrival in Rovolon (PD).

Bike fitting (if rental included).

Welcome dinner and overnight at Tenuta Costigliola farmhouse.

The itinerary explores the Western side of the Euganean Hills. Here the cycle path crosses the cultivated countryside following water streams that flow at the base of the hills, a sparsely populated area immersed in tranquility.

We stop in Este, a lively village dominated by the Carrarese Castle and its beautiful green park. We follow the sinuous course of the Bisatto canal up to the medieval village of Monselice: here we leave the bikes and walk to Villa Duodo, from where we admire the remarkable landscape of the Venetian countryside. Finally, a few kilometers divide us from Arquà Petrarca, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, where the famous poet Petrarca spent the last years of his life.

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Villa del Poeta*** in Arquà Petrarca.

The cycle path continues in the Eastern sector of the Euganean Hills, initially following the Battaglia canal, once used by Venetian nobles to reach their summer residences. On the way we can admire  numerous villas, including Lispida Castle, Villa Selvatico and Catajo Castle. We head towards the Abbey of Praglia, permeated by an ancient atmosphere: a true friar guides us to discover its wonderful cloisters. After a few kilometers we reach Villa dei Vescovi, built in a dominant position on a small hill, and visit its richly frescoed rooms.

Then, following the cycle path, we return back to Tenuta Costigliola farmhouse in Rovolon. Goodbye!

Price and information

The ring of the Euganean Hills (Travel package, 3 days, 2 nights)

329,00 € in double room

354,00 € in single room

Included costs of insurance and booking handling: 15,00 €/person

Deposit 50,00 € /person

To book, pay deposit and extras online. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure (we’ll send you a link after your online booking).

6–14 people

• 1 night with breakfast at Tenuta Costigliola
• 1 night with breakfast at Hotel Villa del Poeta ***
• 2 dinners at the Hotels, 3-course menu, including water, a glass of wine and coffee
• City taxes
• 2 cycling routes
• 1 tour leader
• Luggage transfer
• Entrance to Villa dei Vescovi
• Guided visit of the Abbey of Praglia
• Medical and luggage insurance
• Cancelation insurance (read all details)

– Bike rental (see extra)
– 2 Lunches
– Anything not listed among the included services

+ 40.00 € /person For 2 days of hybrid bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered and collected at the Hotel

+ 65.00 € /person For 2 days of Kalkhoff e-bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered and collected at the Hotel

Booking

  • 14–16 May 2021 (Book before April 14th)
  • 8–10 October 2021 (Book before September 8th)
  1. Check all documents of the travel contract.
  2. Book online up to 30 days before departure: you pay the deposit (about 20% of the cost of the tour) and the extras.
  3. We’ll send you a link for the payment of the balance. 
  4. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure. In this moment we activate the cancellation insurance.
  5. All done, get ready for your Holidays! 🙂

…Are you late and you want to book? Give us a call!

You might be worried about the actual safety conditions linked with Covid-19. We defined special cancellation policies for 2021 and included the cancellation insurance in our travel packages, read here.

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