Venice cycling holiday, Italy

“Base yourself in a charming family-run farm with swimming pool prior to following a series of self-guided cycle routes through the captivating rural landscapes of Venetia.”

Highlights

Stay on a family-run farmstead in Villaganzerla | Bastia market | Lake Fimon | Strada del Vino wine route | Vicenza and the Villa Rotonda | Euganean Hills National Park | Teolo | Abbey of La Praglia | Free day to visit Venice, Verona, Padua or Bassano

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Departure information

Our dates are flexible; please enquire for availability
Our top tip:
Several add-on cycle routes provide more of a challenge and are definitely worth attempting to discover even more of the surrounding area.
Trip type:
Tailor made, self-guided tour.
Activity level:
Moderate. Average 30km/day at leisurely pace.
Accomm:
Family-run 3-acorn agriturismo accommodation with swimming pool and 13 en-suite rooms.
Included:
High quality bikes with panniers, company rep on-site, route notes and maps.
Meals:
All continental breakfasts and evening meals.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Venice cycling holiday, Italy

UK Office

We are well aware of the impact tourism has at home and abroad, and we make every effort to balance the environmental impact of travelling with the immense benefits sustainable tourism can bring to destinations and the people who live there.

So we start in the office: we turn off all electrical equipment every night; we use energy-efficient bulbs; we measure print and paper consumption, and re-cycle wherever possible; we print our brochures on paper from sustainable sources, and send them out in bio-degradable packaging.

Leaders & local suppliers

Base for this single centre cycling week is the 13-room AgriturismolíAlbara, a family-run farm-hotel nestled just outside the tiny village of Villaganzerla in the heart of the Venetian countryside. (Itís just 60 minutes from Venice, but it feels a million miles away!) Everything here is about the surrounds - the name Albara relates to the 100-year old poplar tree in front of the building, and everyone seems to be involved in farming the rural land. The food at líAlbara is typically of the region, and dishes change according to which fruits and vegetables are in season. Everything, including the wine, comes from the farm, and guests often (if they wish) get involved in picking cherries, olives, peaches and melons!

Group size

All our cycling holidays are independent, or self-guided, meaning that no minimum numbers are required to ensure that a trip operates. Mostly, trips depart every two days throughout the season, meaning customers are not restricted to busy weekend travel or costly high season dates. It also allows us to offer total flexibility over travel options and holiday durations.

Activity

Cycling has minimal impact on the environment as you provide most of the energy yourself and, when youíre pedalling from village to village, you can enjoy a relationship with locals in a way motorists passing through never can. On a bike, you get off the beaten track and people treat you as a visitor rather than a tourist. Also, by cycling independently, and not having to worry about keeping up with a group, you set the pace so you can soak up the sights, sounds and scents of your surrounds and really get under the skin of the place youíre visiting.

We proactively encourages cycling clients to think about travelling responsibly too: packing light, saving water, buying locally and re-cycling all maps and route notes at the end of their trip. We ven re-cycle our old bikes! As part of our on-going maintenance, we often need to replace cycle parts which, although still serviceable, donít meet our standards for reliability and comfort. So we donate these parts to Colchester-based charity, Re-cycle, who go on to send them to parts of Africa where locals are taught how to ride and look after a bike. This service has proven invaluable over the years for doctors, midwives, etc who sometimes need to quickly get to remote villages.

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