Lake Garda to Venice Group Holiday

Lake Garda to Venice

GROUP HOLIDAY • August 18th – 25th 2020 (Enrollment before July 20th)

From 1095 €/person
Min. 14 people 18–25.08.2020 60 km/day

From the city of Love to the city on the Water, crossing the best corners of Veneto region

The route crosses Veneto region from the west to the east, passing by many Unesco heritage sites, cities rich of art and Venetian Villas. We overnight in Verona, the city of the Arena and Romeo & Juliet, Vicenza, rich of beautiful building designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio, and Treviso, a old city crossed by romantic canals, but also in the towns of Montagnana, surrounded by high medieval walls and built at the foot of the Euganean Hills; Bassano del Grappa, overlooked by high mountains and crossed by the river Brenta. We cross the Venetian Lagoon by ferry in order to experience a biking day on the islands of Lido and Pellestrina, from where it is possible to enjoy great views over Venezia: we spend two nights there. During the first day (optional) we explore the eastern side of Lake Garda, passing by the villages of Bardolino and Lazise. From Verona the itinerary follows the river Adige and after Montagnana it skirts the Berici Hills, the Prealps and the hills of Asolo, beautiful areas where you can find lush nature, old villages and elegant villas. Getting to Venice is exciting: after a great ride along the Sile river, surruounded by great nature, we cross San Giuliano Park in Mestre, where you can enjoy a fantastic view over the city, and we reach the old town cycling on the 4 km-long Ponte della Libertà, the only bridge that links Venice to the mainland. Then, we get to the island of Lido on a ferry-boat: by the water we admire the beautiful buildings of the city, San Marco’s Belltower and the elegant Palazzo Ducale. Finally, we explore the small island of Lido and Pellestrina. Our suggestion: extend your stay for one or two days in order to visit Venice by your own. The city is unique and it deserves some time to be discovered!

  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • The beautiful scenario of Lake Garda
  • Verona and Venezia (UNESCO Heritage Site)
  • The beautiful and less known Vicenza and Treviso
  • The chess of Marostica and the Grappa of Bassano
  • Ferryboat transfers in the lagoon of Venice

2020 Italy re-starts

A bonus of 50€ has already been applied to the price of this tour. #2020italyrestarts #iwilltravelagain

Itinerary

Beginning of the services on August 18th, end of the tour on August 25th. Beginning of the services on August 17th if you include the first extra day to Lake Garda.

DAY EXTRA – Verona > Lake Garda and back

53 km – Some small climbs

From the city center of Verona, we bike towards Garda Lake among vineyards and olive trees. The view on the lake is wonderful: a charming blue mirror among high mountains. We visit the villages of Garda and Bardolino. Way back in minibus or train.

DAY 1 – Arrival in Verona and Meeting day

Individual arrival to Verona. Meeting with the local agency: briefing and bike delivery at the hotel.

Overnight in Verona – Pietra di Verona Residence

DAY 2 – Verona > Montagnana

60 km – Flat

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

Overnight in Montagnana (Padova) – Hotel Ristorante Aldo Moro ***

DAY 3 – Montagnana > Vicenza

56 km – Some small climbs

We cycle 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, we visit from outside one of his most famous masterpieces, Villa La Rotonda.

Overnight in Vicenza – Hotel De La Ville ****

DAY 4 – Vicenza > Bassano del Grappa

47 km – Flat

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

Overnight in Bassano del Grappa – Bonotto Hotel Belvedere ****

DAY 5 – Bassano del Grappa > Treviso

63 km – Mostly flat

We skirt the lush Monte Grappa and the hills of Asolo, then we follow bike paths along streams of spring water until Castelfranco Veneto, a walled city famous for being Giorgione’s hometown. We get to Treviso following a shady bike path built over a old railway.

Overnight in Treviso

DAY 6 – Treviso > Lido di Venezia

60 KM – Flat

From Treviso we follow the calm 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. We reach Venice passing through San Giuliano Park in Mestre, a green area with a great view over the city, and crossing the 4-kilometers long bridge Ponte della Libertà. Finally, in Venice we take the ferryboat to Lido di Venezia.

Overnight in Venezia Lido – Hotel Atlanta Augustus ***

DAY 7 – Lido di Venezia > Pellestrina > Lido di Venezia

40 km – Flat

We explore the island of Lido di Venezia: first its new side with elegant villas and great Liberty-style hotels, and then Malamocco, one of the most ancient settlement of the lagoon, with beautiful Venetian houses from the XVI century. After a short ferryboat transfer we reach Pellestrina island, famous for its colourful fisherman’s houses. Going back to Lido we might enjoy the sunset over the unique city of Venice, forbidden to the bicycles because of its 400 bridges: those who want visit Venice can extend their stay in Lido.

Overnight in Venezia Lido – Hotel Atlanta Augustus ***

DAY 8 – Departure

After breakfast, individual departure from the hotel. On request, it’s possible to extend the stay with extra overnights for visiting Venice and the islands of the Lagoon.

Not happy with your own bike?

Count on us: pick up your bike in Verona! Hybrid bike, gravel bike or e-bike? Choose your way.

Want to find fellow travellers?

That's the place! Bike, sweat, rest, eat, enjoy. Together.

Want to fully enjoy the panorama without struggling in finding the way?

Don't worry, the tour leader is always with you, adapting the speed to the group's pace and making sure nobody gets lost.

Feeling like having some support?

Our van is right there to move the luggage from Hotel to Hotel, to prepare pic nics with fresh ingredients in panoramic spots and to offer all support anytime.

Book the tour

Enrollment deadline before July 20th.

The tour is confirmed with 14 participants.

Clicking on BOOK NOW, you’ll proceed with the payment of 250 € (deposit).

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From Lake Garda to Venice (Group Holiday)

1.095,00 8 days

  • August 18th–25th 2020
  • FEE PER PERSON, INCLUDED SERVICES
  • 7 overnights with breakfast in Hotels***/**** or Residence.
  • 6 dinners (3 courses) with typical dishes, drinks included (1⁄4 l wine or 300 cl beer), water and bread.
  • 7 city taxes.
  • 5 picnics, with bread, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, dessert, 1⁄2 l. water.
  • 2 tour leaders: 1 by bike, 1 on the support van (a extra tour leader by bike with more than 17 participants).
  • 48-hours-ferry ticket for bike and person, to be used from Venice to the islands.
  • Visit of di Villa Angarano in Bassano del Grappa (Palladian Villa), wine tasting included.
  • Support vehicle during the whole tour, with luggage transport, picnics, service and assistance.
  • Medical and baggage insurance. Medical insurance also provides for early return in event of illness or accident.

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