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Prosecco To The Sea

Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

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Duration

8 days

Prices from

£1,310 P.P.
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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 and finishes 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. 
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, explore the region's unique location which separates the fertile plains leading to Venice from the dramatic peaks of the Dolomites.
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, you'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! 

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
  • Three nights in the same lovely hotel providing ultimate ease for exploring the Prosecco area
  • Pretty medieval towns and historic castles
  • Dipping your toes in the Adriatic sea

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Treviso (or Venice) - Transfer to Treviso

Following your arrival, we will transfer you (Approx. 30 mins) to the charming town of Treviso. With its meandering waterways and tranquil atmosphere, it’s an ideal starting point for your tour.

We’ll provide you with your road book and all of the information you will need for the duration of your trip, before we leave you to start your self-guided tour of Veneto. Depending on your arrival time, there should also be some time to explore the town before your evening meal in one of the town’s great restaurants.

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

A gentle start to your journey, leaving Treviso behind you’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.

A detour will take you to the ruins of Sant’Eustachio Abbey before you embark on a great route in the foothills of the Montello. This is a classic ride for the locals, and you may find yourself enjoying the route with fellow Italian cyclists. The route follows a water course lined with trees which makes the cycling very enjoyable! On route to Asolo, you will 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, you’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 your ride is a sweeping descent to your hotel.

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

The route today will take you out towards the Piave River, cycling through the rolling hills of Ezzelini and the Colli Asolani. Once you’ve crossed the Piave River you’ll find yourselves surrounded by lush vineyards, and it’ll be clear you’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 your accommodation, your host, a sommelier, will welcome you 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 your 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, you’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, you’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.

Following lunch, you’ll continue your ride towards 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 Ravine, 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 your leisure.

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

Time to say goodbye to this amazing area and ride back to Treviso. As you ride south, you’ll take a route that leads you 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 you head back to Nevalesa della Battaglia, the route heads south through the countryside back to Treviso, where you can enjoy a delicious evening meal.

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

Today you’ll make our way to the bustling seaside resort of Jesolo. You’ll 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 you can 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 your final stretch along a canal lined with traditional fishing huts, leads you down to the busy coastal resort area – in time for celebratory drinks!

We’ll then whisk you back to Treviso at a pre-arranged time where you can head out into the old town for your final evening out.

Day 8
Departure Treviso - Transfer to Treviso (or Venice)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Time to say arrivederci to this delicious region of Italy and head to the airport for flights home (transfer approx. 30 mins).

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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

Daily departures available. The season prices below are per person, and are applicable for all start dates between and inclusive of the stated dates.

2023 22 Apr – 30 Oct

Season 1 – £1310 22 Apr – 17 Jun and 04 Sep – 30 Oct

Season 2 – £1375 18 Jun – 03 Sep

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£1,310.00

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) Local representative (with welcome meeting)

D) Access to the Skedaddle App for holiday information and navigation

E) Luggage transfers

F) Prosecco wine tasting (day 4)

G) Airport transfer on scheduled arrival day from Treviso (TSF) airport

H) Airport transfer on scheduled departure day to Treviso (TSF) airport

What's not Included Cross

A) Bike rental (available if required)

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

C) Meals not stated in the itinerary

D) Single room (available if required)

E) Travel insurance

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 day

I) Airport transfers from/ back to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) (contact us for prices)

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The Essentials

Travel Options

This tour starts and finishes in Treviso.

Airport transfers are included in the cost of your holiday. We ask that you fly into and back from Treviso airport (TSF). Please aim to arrive between 09.00 and 16.00 and depart between 12.00 and 19.00.

Ryanair offer direct flights from numerous regional airports in the UK (Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh) to Treviso.

If you’d prefer to fly into or back from Venice Marco Polo (VCE), we can arrange a transfer – please contact us for prices. BA and easyJet offer flights from various London and regional airports to Venice Marco Polo.

Other airlines and / or non-direct options may also be available, please chat to our team.

Please check with Skedaddle before making any travel arrangements. Please note – If you make travel arrangements that fall outside of the above time windows there may be an additional charge for your 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. A nice break from packing your bags each night too, as you spend multiple nights in Follina.

If you’d like to upgrade we have this option available, just choose the ‘Hotel Upgrade’ supplement when booking. This will see you upgraded to a 5* hotel for your three nights in Follina, and your rooms upgraded to suites in Treviso and Asolo.

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 pannier rack and 1 bag, a tool kit, a spare inner tube, a bike lock, a bike pump and a phone mount.

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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