Gondola ride in Venice, Veneto, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Moyan Brenn

Gondolas await in Venice, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Moyan Brenn
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Around Venice Bike Tour

Italy Bike Tours

Bike in Venice; the city that lives on water

  • This great bike tour of Venice starts in Vicenza and loops like a pearl necklace through the Veneto region. The area is filled with valleys, lagoons, rivers as well as great architecture, including the unique buildings and bridges of Venice and the famous Palladian Villas of the Veneto (Ville Venete). The spectacular 15th to 19th century Palladian villas are scattered all over the Venetian plain (numbering about 5000!). The route will take you along many Prosecco vineyards and you’ll have ample opportunity to taste some wine! Cycling in this sophisticated corner of Italy is a real pleasure.

    Highlights:

    • The elegant villas of the Venetian nobility
    • Vicenza, a World Heritage Site and the personal showcase of architect Palladio
    • Tasting a typical "grappa" in Bassano
    • The Prosecco vineyards between Asolo and Treviso
    • The city center of Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian universities
    • Chioggia, affectionately known as "Little Venice"
    • Relaxing in the largest European thermal resort

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  • 2020

     Option BOption AOption A+
    Season 1 £ 523 $ 1,158 615 $ 927 NOK 5791 kr 5346 $ 695 £ 616 $ 1,365 725 $ 1092 NOK 6827 kr 6302 $ 819 £ 1185 $ 2,627 1395 $ 2102 NOK 13136 kr 12126 $ 1,576
    Season 2 £ 582 $ 1,290 685 $ 1032 NOK 6450 kr 5954 $ 774 £ 675 $ 1,497 795 $ 1198 NOK 7486 kr 6910 $ 898 £ 1245 $ 2,759 1465 $ 2207 NOK 13795 kr 12734 $ 1,655
    Season 3 £ 624 $ 1,384 735 $ 1107 NOK 6921 kr 6389 $ 831 £ 718 $ 1,591 845 $ 1273 NOK 7957 kr 7345 $ 955 £ 1287 $ 2,853 1515 $ 2283 NOK 14266 kr 13169 $ 1,712
    Single Supplement £ 153 $ 339 180 $ 271 NOK 1695 kr 1565 $ 203 £ 195 $ 433 230 $ 347 NOK 2166 kr 1999 $ 260 £ 323 $ 716 380 $ 573 NOK 3578 kr 3303 $ 429

    Season 1: March 21 - April 24 and October 3 - October 24, 2020
    Season 2: April 25 - June 19  and September 5 - October 2, 2020
    Season 3: June 20 - September 4, 2020

     

    extra options

    Overnight in Padua instead of Padua thermal district £ 17 $ 38 20 $ 30 NOK 188 kr 174 $ 23

    Helmet rental: £ 13 $ 28 15 $ 23 NOK 141 kr 130 $ 17

    Hybrid Bicycle £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57

    Electric bicycle £ 93 $ 207 110 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124

    Family and adult tandems £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96
    Child bikes, trailers, seats, and FollowMe-Tandems are available on request!

    Discounts
    3rd adult in room cat. A £ 102 $ 226 120 $ 181 NOK 1130 kr 1043 $ 136 3rd adult in room cat. B £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170
    Child Discounts
    For the 3rd/4th child in room will be calculated on the basic price and seasons supplements according to the following table:
    100% 0-2 years (baby cot to be paid on site)
    50% 3-6 years
    30% 7-10 years

    Extra nights (per person/night)

     Option BOption AOption A+
    Vicenza/Treviso (prices from): £ 38 $ 85 45 $ 68 NOK 424 kr 391 $ 51 £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 on request
    Single supplement £ 64 $ 141 75 $ 113 NOK 706 kr 652 $ 85 £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96  
    Mestre £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 -
    Single supplement £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96 £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113  
    Venice (prices from)* £ 76 $ 170 90 $ 136 NOK 848 kr 782 $ 102 -
    Single supplement £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170  

    *on request night in Venice instead of Mestre (for departure from Mestre only possible as last night of tour with delivery of the bikes in Mestre)

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Venice.

    Local Travel

    Train from Venice to Vicenza, ± 1 hr.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before travel. A very good website to research average weather in Venice is weatherbase.com. The climate of the Veneto region is moderately continental, similar to that of the Po Valley, with cold, moist winters and hot, muggy summers, but it’s slightly tempered by the Adriatic Sea.

    Recommended

    Extra night(s) in Venice on the island before or after the tour.

    Remarks

    Electric bicycle available for this tour.

    Documents:

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Tour Dates

2020 

From March 21 to October 24, 2020:
Saturdays and Sundays from Vicenza (Cat. A, B, A+)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Mestre (Cat. A, B)

Special departures for at least 5 people.

Seasons
Season 1: March 21 - April 24 and October 3 - October 24, 2020
Season 2: April 25 - June 19  and September 5 - October 2, 2020
Season 3: June 20 - September 4, 2020

**During the gold fair in Vicenza, a few September departure dates will be modified**

Skill Level

Easy self-guided or guided hotel tour with between 22 to 38 miles (35-60 km) of cycling per day over 6 days. Landscape is flat with just one steep climb of 1km in Asolo that is easily walked. Tour runs along good asphalt roads and bike paths with little traffic. Trains with bicycle transportation connect the main cities of the tour so in case of bad weather, or if you need a day of rest, you can reach your destination by train. The total vertical distance is 530 m.

Where You’ll Stay

Option B: nice 2 to 3 star hotels mostly in city centers or sometimes in the outskirts of the city; rooms with private facilities.
Option A: very nice 3 to 4 star hotels mostly in city centers. All rooms have private facilities. Option A+: Luxury and 4 star hotels.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • Breakfast buffets
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • 27-gear unisex Touring bicycle (upgrade to hybrid bike possible! See pricing)
  • Bicycle protection
  • Luggage transportation
  • Route descriptions & maps (one set per room)
  • Tour information packet
  • 7 day hotline service
  • Entrance into Villa Valmarana ai Nani
  • Ice cream in the best ice cream parlour of Vicenza
  • Categories A/A+: Ferry transfer on day 5 (bike ticket not included)

What’s Not Included

  • Local hotel tourist taxes (€10 to €15 paid locally)
  • Ferry boat transfer (category B, €25 per person incl. bike)
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Beverages
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights are available before or after the tour. For departures on Saturday from Vicenza, it is possible to add an extra night during the tour in any of the cities.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
From615 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Around Venice Map

Day 1: Arrival in Vicenza
Day 2: Vicenza - Bassano del Grappa, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 3: Bassano del Grappa - Treviso, 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 4: Treviso - Venezia (Mestre), 13/28 mi. (20/45 km)
Day 5: Venezia (Mestre) - Chioggia, 22 mi.  (35 km)
Day 6: Chioggia - Padova, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 7: Padova - Vicenza, 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 8: Departure from Vicenza

*All distances are approximate.

DAY 1: Vicenza
Individual arrival in Vicenza, known as the "City of Palladio". Palladio is a famous architect from the 16th century, whose famous works are located in the city, namely the Basilica and the Villa Rotonda. From Vicenza, you can easily reach Venice by train in 50 min. time. The night's accommodations will be in a hotel within the city center close to the train station.

DAY 2: Vicenza - Bassano del Grappa, 25 mi. (40 km)
You will cycle from the valley to the beginning of the Alps until you come to Marostica, a very picturesque town with a nice Castle and the popular Chess Square (a live game with human chess pieces is still played every September on even numbered years). The Grappa Museum is also certainly worth a visit. Further along the way, you will reach Bassano del Grappa, a charming old town on the Brenta River crossed by a marvelous wooden bridge.Via a trek from Vicenza to the base of the Alps is the town of Bassano del Grappa, known for its spirit. Founded in the Middle Ages, Bassano del Grappa is famous for its covered wooden Bridge, the Ponte Vecchio or Ponte degli Alpini, designed by Palladio in 1569. It is tradition, mostly on the weekends, to have an aperitif at the bridge and for the lovers, a bacin d’amor (love kiss). Visit the famous Palladio Villa on your way to Treviso along the Sile River.

DAY 3: Bassano del Grappa - Treviso, 38 mi. (60 km)
You enter Asolo, which presents us the only real uphill section of our ride. The downhill run takes you to the land of Prosecco vineyards and on to Maser. It is possible to shorten the stage by 25 km by taking the train from Montebelluna to Treviso, with a change in Castelfranco.

DAY 4: Treviso - Venezia (Mestre), 13/28 mi. (20/45 km)
Leaving Treviso behind you, follow the course of the River Sile up to Casale. At the end of the trip Venice awaits you for an evening among canals and narrow streets. Accommodation in Mestre; a supplement applies for lodging in Venice.

DAY 5: Venezia (Mestre) - Chioggia, 22 mi. (35 km)
Leaving Mestre this morning, you head into Venice cycling across the 4 km bridge, “della Libertà”, then to Tronchetto harbor. From here you take a ferry along the canal Giudecca to Lido. This is the most exciting day, pedalling on two narrow islands that divide the sea from the lagoon: Malamocco and the island of Pellestrina.

DAY 6: Chioggia - Padova, 34 mi. (55 km)
You will be pedalling along the two rivers that carried trade in and out of Venice in this area centuries ago: Bacchiglione and Brenta. You continue on to Stra, famous for the majestic Villa Pisani. On arrival in Padova, you will find the great basilica dedicated to St. Anthony, the historic Caffè Pedrocchi, and Prato della Valle.

DAY 7: Padova - Vicenza, 38 mi. (60 km)
The Bacchiglione River points the way out of the the city and you reach Costozza, a little town at the foot of the Berici hills. The bike path passes in front of Villa Rotonda the most famous of the Palladian villas. Just before entering Vicenza you see the Villa Valmarana ai Nani with its marvellous frescoes by Tiepolo.

DAY 8: Vicenza
Your bike tour in Venice will end after breakfast. 

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Tour Reviews

  • Mary Ann G. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We were doing the tour "Around Venice". We did not get to finish our tour due to unusual weather, as we had heatstroke on the second day of cycling during an unprecedented heatwave. We continued by train and bus.Therefore, I feel we cannot really make a recommendation about the cycling part of this tour. We were very disappointed as we have never been unable to complete a tour before this. All other aspects of the tour and staff involved along the way were excellent. Our bikes were picked up by the tour company, so we did not have to worry about getting around with them when we weren't feeling well. Hotels were great, and Italy has the best ice cream on the planet! (And due to the heat, we ate quite a bit.) Fortunately it is very easy and inexpensive to get around by bus and train, and we had lots of time in each lovely town to rest and recover, while exploring. This is a really beautiful part of the world.

  • Marvin R. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The breathtaking scenery, cities wine and food of Veneto were the most memorable parts.

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