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Prosecco To The Sea

Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

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Duration

8 days

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£1,895 P.P.
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Discover both sparkling wines and sparkling oceans on this exciting cycling journey. The perfect spot in the Veneto region of northwest Italy, allowing ample time to explore the vineyard-clad country side, ending with a ride out to the bustling beach resort of Jesolo, on the Adriatic coast. 
Discover the place that produces one of the world’s best-loved celebratory drinks and experience a relatively unexplored part of Italy, bursting with charm. The Prosecco hills really are a paradise for foodies and lovers of Italy alike. Recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status – the lush, vineyard-terraced landscapes are a beautiful sight to behold by bike. Where better to enjoy a cheeky aperitivo after a day in the saddle?
This gentle journey starts in the bike-friendly city of Treviso, home to medieval fortified walls and a network of canals. From here, you'll head out into the foothills of the pre-Alps to explore the idyllic rolling countryside - home to endless vineyards and a vast network of passionate Prosecco producers. Small and local is part of what these winemakers do – a truly special place to taste the now world-famous drink and unearth its humble origins. Whilst Prosecco is the region’s main claim to fame, those who prefer a red won't be disapointed! 
In addition to a soundtrack of popping Prosecco corks, you’ll also enjoy great cycling and culture. From three delightful bases in the foothills of the Alps, we'll get to explore the region's unique location which separates the fertile plains leading to Venice from the dramatic peaks of the Dolomites.
The last leg of the ride is along the Sile river all the way to Venice lagoon and the bustling resort of Jesolo, to finish off celebrating a great cycling holiday with yet another Prosecco! Salute! 
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Holiday Highlights

  • Scenic cycling in the UNESCO vineyards of Prosecco
  • Plenty of opportunities for wine tasting at the end of a day’s ride
  • Superb regional cuisine served on terraces overlooking vineyards
  • Pretty medieval towns and historic castles
  • Riding close to Venice Lagoon
  • Dipping your toes in the Adriatic sea

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Venice - Transfer to Treviso

Following arrival at Venice airport, we’ll transfer (approx. 30 mins) as a group to the charming town of Treviso. With its meandering waterways and tranquil atmosphere, it’s an ideal starting point for our trip.

Arrival time permitting, there should be time to explore the town before enjoying an evening meal in one of the great local restaurants. With a glass of bubbles in hand, we’ll provide you with all the information you’ll need for the duration of your trip.

Day 2
Treviso to Asolo
28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 300 Metres Approx.

A gentle start to our journey, leaving Treviso behind us, we’ll ride past fertile cultivated countryside towards the Montello hills that sit below the Piave River. This area was home to the deadly battles in 1918 during the Austria-Hungarian war, and a Majestic Military Memorial erected below the hill commemorates the event.

If time allows, we’ll take a quick detour to the ruins of Sant’Eustachio Abbey before we embark on a great route in the foothills of the Montello. This is a classic ride for locals, and we may find ourselves enjoying this tree-lined water course, with fellow Italian cyclists. On route to Asolo, we’ll admire the imposing Palladian Villa of Maser. Now part of UNESCO World Heritage, it’s one of the most admired works by Venetian architect Palladio.

Following a quick refuel, we’ll be ready for the only real climb of the day, the ride up to Asolo. Designated as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy due to its position on the top of the hill, Asolo has always attracted artists and writers from all over the world, including Robert Browning. Enjoying a drink in the main piazza and a walk around the town, the last section of our ride is a sweeping descent to our hotel.

Day 3
Asolo to Follina
25 Miles / 40 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 250 Metres Approx.

The route today will take us out towards the Piave River, cycling through the rolling hills of Ezzelini and the Colli Asolani. Once we’ve crossed the Piave River we’ll find ourselves surrounded by lush vineyards, and it’ll be clear we’ve entered the heart of the Prosecco region.

The route to Follina will follow the higher road from Valdobbiadene, with Prosecco vineyards extending on the steep hills below us. On arrival at yur accommodation, our host, a sommelier, will welcome us with a glass of one of the best Cortize Prosecco wines, on the house, from the vineyards you have just cycled through. Nothing like a refreshing local wine that’s been produced within 20 kms of your accommodation!

Day 4
Classic Prosecco Loop
23 Miles / 37 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 600 Metres Approx.

Today’s ride is classic Prosecco, taking in the best riding and best scenery the region has to offer. Leaving our accommodation, the riding starts along the fertile lower valley separated by the high Monti dei Visentini and the lush rolling hills of Prosecco.

Heading south, we’ll start climbing, with woods giving way to vineyard after vineyard of rolling hills. Meandering up and down through valleys, there will be plenty of places to stop and take photos. Stopping at the Molinetto della Croda is a must, with a water mill set below a picturesque waterfall.

Looping west through Compea, we’ll find 117 hectares of vineyards, with over 100 wine producers – Including Conegliano Valdobbiadene producing Prosecco Superiore DOCG, and the exclusive DOCG Cartizze sparkling wine. Today’s lunch is usually taken in an osteria, with terraces overlooking the vineyards, the options are many! Riding on we’ll arrive in Follina, where a visit to the Abbey with its stunning cloister is a must.

Day 5
Lakes of Ravine Loop
18 Miles / 30 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ascent: 250 Metres Approx.

A leisurely day ahead following cycle routes and paths along the valley to the small lakes near Revine, Lago di St Maria and Lago di Lago.

A cycle path loops around the lakes, making it the perfect day for a leisurely swim or a sunbathe.

Traditional small villages surround the lake, and the day will be spent hopping from village to village, tucking into delicious local cuisine and indulging in a glass of local fizz at our leisure.

Day 6
Follina to Treviso
31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 280 Metres Approx.

Time to say goodbye to this amazing area and ride back to Treviso. As we ride south, we’ll take a route that leads us past medieval castles – the castle of Collalto di Susegana whose tower and bastions remain after first world war bombardments and the Castello di San Salvatore’s imposing walls and towers tell a tale of great imposing dominance in the region (privately owned).

As we head back to Nevalesa della Battaglia, the route heads south through the countryside back to Treviso, where we can enjoy an evening meal together.

Day 7
Treviso to Jesolo - Transfer back to Treviso
38 Miles / 62 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 20 Metres Approx.

Today we make our way to the bustling seaside resort of Jesolo. We set off from Treviso and follow the Greenway, a cycle route that follows the course of the river Sile to the Caigo tower in the municipality of Jesolo. This lovely route meanders the course of the Sile, along a river-side trail through lush green woods, past small inlets thriving with river bird life, watermills, castles and small villages where we’ll stop to explore and enjoy a coffee break.

After crossing the lock at Portegrandi, the cycle path enters the lagoon eaves, which runs for 11 km until the Sile flows into the old Piave at Caposile. Never far from the Lagoon the route reaches Jesolo and our final stretch along a canal lined with traditional fishing huts, leads us down to the busy coastal resort area – in time for celebratory drinks!

We’ll then jump in the support van for a quick whisk back to Treviso for our final night together.

Day 8
Departure Treviso
  • Meals: Breakfast

Time to say arrivederci after a final Italian breakfast and start your journey home.

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The Cycling

Terrain

The route uses a variety of roads (including both single lanes and quiet double roads) and cycle paths (some paved, some gravel). Approx. 85% of the route is on roads shared with vehicle traffic (some with a separated cycle lane), with around 5% of the route on mixed use paths (cyclists, pedestrians, but no motor traffic). Most roads are quiet, however there will be some busier roads, especially when cycling through built up areas and bigger towns like Treviso and Jesolo.

Prosecco is a hilly region, so short climbs and descents can be expected. Day4 will pose the biggest challenge with undulations throughout the day.

Hybrid bikes are recommended for this tour.

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Leisure Cycling Grade

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Grade 2: Gentle

Distances generally between 15-30 miles / 24-48 kms per day

For those looking for an easy-going route

Mainly on the flat

Some undulations and the odd cheeky challenge

Our grading guidelines have been carefully created based on our many years of cycling experience, as well as customer feedback from our trips. Of course, if you're still struggling to figure out where you fit on the scale, do feel free to give us a quick call and we'll be more than happy to help!

For more information about our grading system click here.

Is this suitable for you?

Maybe you have recently got into cycling and would like to do more over consecutive days, or maybe you‘re looking for a more energetic alternative to your usual holiday? If you‘re looking for an opportunity to try some quiet roads, cycle paths or some accessible, cycle friendly routes these holidays might be for you. You’ll come across some gently undulating terrain and the odd cheeky challenge, so we’d generally expect those on a Grade 2 holiday to ride their bikes relatively frequently at home, perhaps commuting to work or heading out for some leisurely rides at the weekend.

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Dates & Prices

Private Departures

Private Departures

Are you keen to only travel with your family or friends? Struggling to find the right date? Well, we can organise a private departure for this tour and tailor aspects to suit your group's specific needs. Contact our friendly team and we'll help you turn your dream into reality.

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Price p.p.
Start Date
24/06/2023
Return Date
01/07/2023
Duration
8 days
Price
£1,895.00
Start Date
19/08/2023
Return Date
26/08/2023
Duration
8 days
Price
£1,895.00

Whats Included Tick

A) Accommodation (shared twin / double en suite rooms) in 3 and 4* hotels

B) Meals as per the itinerary (B-Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

C) Full tour service, including Skedaddle guides

D) Unless stated, at least one leader qualified in First Aid

E) Wine tasting

F) Support vehicle and luggage transfers

G) Airport transfer on scheduled arrival day from Venice airport (VCE)

H) Airport transfer on scheduled departure day to Venice airport (VCE)

What's not Included Cross

A) Bike rental (available if required)

B) Flights and charges for travelling with your bike (if applicable)

C) Single room (available if required)

D) Travel insurance

E) Meals not stated in the itinerary

F) Personal clothing and equipment

G) Personal expenditure (souvenirs, bar bills, hotel facilities etc)

H) Entrance fees to museums and other attractions en-route

I) Airport transfers on days other than the scheduled arrival / departure days

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The Essentials

Travel Options

Your tour starts and finishes in Treviso.

Group airport transfers are included in the cost of your holiday and both the arrival and departure transfer from Venice airport (VCE) will be co-ordinated with the group flight schedule.

We will provide you with details of suitable flight/arrival/departure schedules as flight timetables become available.

Please check with us before making any travel arrangements to ensure we have reached the minimum number required to guarantee your holiday and to make sure your arrangements fit with our scheduled transfers.

Please note If you make travel arrangements that fall outside of the scheduled transfer windows, there may be an additional charge for individual transfers.

Accommodation

As with all of our trips we aim to use accommodation which showcases the style and hospitality of the area you are visiting. We always have comfort and convenience in mind when selecting such places.

For this tour in particular we use a range of 3 and 4* hotels. You’ll be able to make yourself at home without having to pack up and move on right away, as you’ll spend multiple nights in Follina during the week.

Bike Hire

If you don’t own a suitable bike or would prefer to avoid bringing your own we have bikes available to rent. These will typically be Scott Sub Cross hybrid bikes. The bikes may have a high cross bar or step through frame, depending on the size needed.

If opting for an e-bike, this will typically be a Cube Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 265 (or equivalent).

Rental bikes will be provided with a tool kit, a spare inner tube, a bike lock, a bike pump.

We can provide a helmet locally on request. If you would like us to organise this please request a helmet at the time of booking.

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