Server info: v-gs2-hybapp-04, release_3_21
PWk: Prod, Tlk: GS2, Datacash: Live
    • Where to?
      Please type a region, destination or hotel name.
    • Departing
    • Staying For
      Please change your selection.
      Max nights bookable online is 20
      Call 01293 762410 * To get the best price for more than 21 nights
    • Where from?
      Any UK Airport
    • Adults
      Please change your selection.
      Maximum of 8 occupants per room.
      Call 01293 762410 * To book more than one room.
      Children (2-11)
      Please change your selection.
      Maximum of 8 occupants per room.
      Call 01293 762410 * To book more than one room.
      Child Ages
      Please update your selection.
      Choose an age for each child.
      Please update your selection.
      Only one infant per adult allowed.
      Infants under 2 
      Add a room
      To book more that one room please click continue.
Where from?
Hide
  •  
    Search
    Searching
  • Where to?
    Resort
  • Departing I'm flexible with my dates
  • Staying For
  • Rooms
  • Room 1
    Adults
    Children(2-11)
  • Search
    Searching

Tour Description

  • 8 days
  • selfguided
  • tour

This seven-day self-guided bike tour introduces you to the hushed hills, lakes, villages and vineyards of the Venetian Plain. It’s easy going, too, with lots of chances for wine tastings and villa tours – plus there’s a whole day for exploring lovely Veneto.

Departure days: Saturdays, 05 May until 13 Oct 18. 

Difficulty level: 1.

Whats Included:

•    Continental breakfasts and evening meals included
•    Headwater wine carrying service
•    GPS route navigation provided, a free app is also available to download
•    Managed locally by a Headwater representative

 

Map key:
Show map key

Looking for something totally unique?
Our Italy Experts can create completely bespoke itineraries. Give them a call with your requirements and they can tailor-make a trip to suit you.

Call our experts today and turn your ideas into a dream holiday


01293 762410 *

At a glance

•    Farmhouse hotel with a pool
•    Sunday market at Bastia 
•    Slow Food trattorias in Costozza
•    Peaceful Fimon’s Lake
•    Free time for day trips

 

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Villaganzerla

Please call one of our Italy experts to discuss your accommodation choices

 

Map of Day 1: Villaganzerla

Start your tour by settling into L’Albara – your home for the week. Green vineyards and golden cornfields surround this agriturismo farmhouse. A warm welcome is matched with a garden pool and a restaurant that serves home-grown food and wine.

Accommodation: L’Albara Agriturismo  

 

Day 2: Bastia and Lovolo

Please call one of our Italy experts to discuss your accommodation choices

 

Map of Day 2: Bastia and Lovolo

Today’s Sunday – which means it’s market day in the nearby village of Bastia. It’s typically Italian, offering a lively, friendly atmosphere and top-notch local produce. Then it’s east to little Lovolo for lunch by the ancient village square, before meandering back to Villaganzerla via the hamlet of Monticello. These flat plains and country lanes are a great warm-up for the rest of the week.

Accommodation: L’Albara Agriturismo  

Day 3: Fimon’s Lake

Please call one of our Italy experts to discuss your accommodation choices

 

Map of Day 3: Fimon’s Lake

If you thought yesterday was peaceful, wait till you roll along the valley lanes en route to Fimon’s Lake (Lago di Fimon). You’ll glide under weeping willows and chestnut trees as you loop around this little-known retreat. Food-wise, bring a picnic of yesterday’s market finds or pop into one of the tiny trattorias.

Accommodation: L’Albara Agriturismo  

Day 4: Costozza and Lumignano

Please call one of our Italy experts to discuss your accommodation choices

 

Map of Day 4: Costozza and Lumignano

This morning, you’ll head north towards the Berici Hills and Costozza. This village might be small, but it’s got it all – a bell tower, grand garden villas and a famed gelato shop. Next, follow the foothills south to Lumignano – known for its historic pea festival – and continue along the strada del vino (wine route). 
This road does exactly what it says on the tin, leading you through Tocai Rosso vineyards that are usually found in Hungary. A couple of the villages (cypress-studded Castegnero and Venetian looker Nanto) offer wine tastings, giving you the chance to sup the local grape. When you’ve had your fill, head east back to your hotel.

Accommodation: L’Albara Agriturismo  

Day 5: Vicenza

Please call one of our Italy experts to discuss your accommodation choices

 

Map of Day 5: Vicenza

Today is dedicated to the crescent-moon city of Vicenza. Its wealth of basilicas, squares and theatres have earned it the nickname the Venice of Terra Firma. The route back passes the temple-like Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana (La Rotunda); pop in, if you’ve got the time. You could even treat today as a pedal-free day – there’s both a cycle path and bus route to Vicenza.

Accommodation: L’Albara Agriturismo  

Day 6: Free day

Please call one of our Italy experts to discuss your accommodation choices

 

Map of Day 6: Free day

This day can be as active or as lazy as you like. Day-trip to Venice or Verona, take the bus to the grappa museum in Bassano, climb up to the green peaks of the Euganean Hills Regional Park, cycle over to the cloisters of Praglia Abbey – or just make the most of the garden pool at L’Albara.

Accommodation: L’Albara Agriturismo  

Day 7: Mossano

Please call one of our Italy experts to discuss your accommodation choices

 

Map of Day 7: Mossano

This is your last full day in Veneto, so it’s packed with things to do. Cycle past 18th-century villas to Mossano, which dishes up widescreen views of the Venetian Plain. The vistas continue back on the rolling strada del vino, where vineyards squeeze up against the Berici Hills. Roll through pretty villages like Barbarano Vicentino to the 16th-century Convent of San Franciscan Fathers. From here, freewheel down to Ponte di Mossano and follow the rural lanes back to L’Albara.

Accommodation: L’Albara Agriturismo  

Day 8: Villaganzerla

Please call one of our Italy experts to discuss your accommodation choices

 

Map of Day 8:  Villaganzerla

Fill up on a farmhouse breakfast before checking out of L’Albera ready for your journey home.

 

**Cycling helmets**

In countries where cycling helmets are not a legal requirement, including Italy, we strongly recommend that all customers wear helmets whilst on one of our cycling tours. You are expected to bring your own helmet as we cannot guarantee the availability of helmets for hire or purchase at your destination. If you do decide to hire or purchase a helmet at your destination the choice of helmet and its suitability are at your discretion and Headwater will not be responsible for any issues or problems with helmets or other protective headwear. If you choose to ignore our advice to wear a helmet or other protective headwear you understand that you do so at your own risk and that such action may affect the validity of your travel insurance.

Cycling of all kinds has its dangers and accidents can happen from time to time. Please ensure that you are properly prepared for the riding you are going to undertake.

Call to discuss and book your tour 01293 762410 *