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Coming to Italy’s Prosecco region guarantees one thing—you’ll become an expert at popping prosecco corks! But that’s not all this self-guided cycling tour has to offer: over the course of 7 days, you’ll pedal through lush hills and terraced vineyards, explore charming villages, and taste ridiculously good Italian food. You’ll get to enjoy both sparkling wine as well as the sparkling Adriatic Sea, where you’ll dip your toes or even take a swim. Find yourself immersed in Prosecco Hills atmosphere without worrying about the logistics of it—hotels, luggage transfers, maps, and breakfasts, all of that will be arranged for you. Researching proseccos and Italian cuisine is all the prep you need for this trip.

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  • Carefree Italian vacation

    Instead of stressing about organizing the whole trip, you just come to Venice—everything else is arranged for you

  • A glass or two of prosecco

    This is the birthplace of prosecco wine, don’t miss out on tasting many different proseccos from local winemakers

  • Relaxed cycling tours

    Go at your own pace and have fun exploring this wonder of a region, it’s the perfect spot for a family vacation

Itinerary

Can’t think of a single reason why your next vacation shouldn’t be in Italy? Neither can we. This week-long cycling journey through the Prosecco Hills of northeastern Italy is just a few clicks away. With this self-guided tour, all your worries will disappear—accommodation, breakfasts, luggage and airport transfers, as well as maps and navigation, that’s all taken care of. This tour will take you through both bucolic landscapes as well as to the Adriatic Sea. You’ll spend your days leisurely pedaling, tasting Italian dishes, and sipping on a glass of prosecco. Salute!

  • Following your arrival in Venice Airport, you will be transferred to the charming town of Treviso (30-minute ride). With its meandering waterways and a tranquil atmosphere, it’s a wonderful starting point. You’ll be provided with a roadbook and all the information you will need before your guiding company drops you off to start your self-guided tour.

    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 discuss the days to come and provide you with all the information you’ll need for the duration of your trip.

    Accommodation: 3 or 4-star hotel

    Treviso, town in Italy
  • Leaving Treviso behind you, you will ride past the countryside towards the Montello hills, sitting below the Piave River. This area was home to battles during the Austria-Hungarian war, and there’s a monument below the hill commemorating the events. You’ll then go to the ruins of Sant’Eustachio Abbey before embarking on a great route in the foothills of the Montello. This tree-lined water course is a classic ride for locals!

    En route to Asolo, you’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, get 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 been a magnet for artists and writers. Following a drink and a stroll around town and the main piazza, the last section of our ride is a sweeping descent to our hotel.

    Accommodation: 3 or 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast
    Distance: 28 miles / 45 km
    Ascent: 985 ft / 300 m

    Asolo, hilltop town in Italy
  • The route today will take you 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 yourself surrounded by lush vineyards, and it’ll be clear you’ve entered the heart of the Prosecco region.

    The route to Follina and Valmarino will follow the higher road from Valdobbiadene, with Prosecco vineyards extending on the steep hills below us. Upon arrival at your accommodation, your host will welcome us with a glass of one of the best 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!

    Accommodation: 3 or 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast
    Distance: 22 miles / 35 km
    Ascent: 1,310 ft / 400 m

    Valdobbiadene in Italy
  • Today’s ride is quintessential Prosecco! The riding starts along a valley separated by the high Monti dei Visentini and the lush rolling hills of Prosecco. Then you’ll start climbing, with woods giving way to vineyard after vineyard, with many stops for pics while meandering up and down the valleys. Stopping at Molinetto della Croda is a must, with a water mill set below a picturesque waterfall.

    Looping west through Compea, you’ll find endless 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 the ride towards Follina and its Abbey before returning to your accommodation. There’s an optional 15-mile (25 km) ride in the afternoon, along the valley to small lakes near Ravine, Lago di St Maria and Lago di Lago. You’ll loop around the lakes, so feel free to go for a dip and soak up the sun.

    Accommodation: 3 or 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast
    Distance: 15 miles / 24 km (+optional ride)
    Ascent: 820 ft / 250 m (or 1,640 ft / 500 m for the optional ride)

    Prosecco valley in Italy
  • 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 first castle of Collalto di Susegana, whose tower and bastions remain after WWI bombings, and then you’ll move onto Castello di San Salvatore, whose imposing walls and towers tell a tale of great imposing dominance in the region.

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

    Accommodation: 3 or 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast
    Distance: 31 miles / 50 km
    Ascent: 985 ft / 300 m

    Cycling on quiet roads of Prosecco
  • Today you’ll make your way to the bustling seaside resort of Jesolo. Setting off from Treviso, you’ll follow the Greenway, a route that follows the course of the river Sile to the Caigo tower. This lovely river-side trail goes through lush green woods, past small inlets thriving with river bird life, watermills, castles, and small villages. You can stop in villages to explore and enjoy a coffee break.

    After crossing the lock at Portegrandi, the cycle path enters the lagunar eaves, which runs for 11 km until the Sile flows into the old Piave at Caposile. You’ll finally reach Jesolo and enjoy your final stretch along a canal lined with traditional fishing huts, leading you down to the busy coastal resort area—just in time for celebratory drinks! You’ll then jump in the support van at a pre-arranged time for a quick whisk back to Treviso for your final evening of the trip.

    Accommodation: 3 or 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast
    Distance: 40 miles / 65 km
    Ascent: 820 ft / 250 m

    Jesolo, Veneto in Italy
  • Following your final breakfast, it’s time to say arrivederci! You can either be taken to the Venice Airport or stay a bit longer in Italy—just ask your guiding company for recommendations!

    Meals: Breakfast

    Treviso canal in Italy
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Saddle Skedaddle was founded by a couple of MTB pros (Paul and Andrew) while trapped in a snowstorm during their year-long biking adventure in Chile. They believe travel should move you and that there’s no better way to see a place properly—its people, culture, and natural wonders—than by bike. Saddle Skedaddle currently runs tours in 36 destinations, offering adventure junkies incredible places to tour on two wheels.
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Claire (source: Guide’s website)

Holiday well-worth it… The bikes made exploring the town much easier, & well worth-while

Colin (source: Guide’s website)

Have already recommended to a friend! The service was excellent and the bikes really modern!

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • 7-day self-guided Prosecco bike tour in the Veneto region of northwest Italy
      • Accommodation (shared twin or double ensuite rooms) in 3 and 4-star hotels — upgrade available to 5-star hotels in Follina and Asolo, and a suite in Treviso (add upon checkout)
      • All breakfasts
      • Local representative with a welcome meeting (either in person or via video call)
      • Access to an app for information and navigation
      • Wine tasting on Day 4
      • Luggage transfers
      • Round-trip airport transfers to/from Venice Airport (VCE) on designated arrival and departure day

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Italy
      • Bikes (rental available at an additional cost)
      • Single supplement (available at an additional cost)
      • Meals not listed in the itinerary
      • Personal clothing and equipment
      • Personal expenditure (souvenirs, bar bills, hotel facilities, etc.)
      • Entrance fees to museums and other attractions enroute
      • Guide gratuities — optional
      • Travel and medical insurance — optional
  • Fitness and experience
    This self-guided Prosecco bike tour in the Veneto region is beginner-friendly! If you can cover daily distances between 15-30 miles (24-48 km), you’re good to go. More day-by-day information is found in the itinerary. In general, there will be no high altitude ascents or steep climbs. If you’re a semi-regular rider (maybe commuting to work or doing some leisure rides on the weekends), look no further.

    Terrain and roads

      • This self-guided tour is ideal for those looking for an easy going route. 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, but 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. Day 4 will pose the biggest challenge with undulations throughout the day.
      • Hybrid bikes are recommended for this tour. Gravel and e-bikes are also suitable. E-bikes will make the cheeky climbs a bit more manageable! It’s also a good option when it comes to the warm summer months. E-bikes are generally heavier than hybrid bikes, which is worth bearing in mind if needing to lift the bike up or down steps or over cobbles in some of the towns.
  • Here’s what you’ll need:

      • Bike — available to rent
      • Helmet — available to rent
      • Comfortable, season-appropriate riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material
      • Padded shorts
      • Peaked helmet
      • Sneakers or sport shoes
      • Breathable outside layer or jacket
      • Sunglasses
      • Plenty of water, water bottle or hydration bladder
      • Daypack with snacks
      • Biking gloves are optional but recommended
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Indeed you can! If you don’t own a suitable bike or would prefer to skip the hassle of bringing your own bike to Italy for this self-guided Prosecco bike tour, your guiding company offers bike rental. Rental bikes come with a tool kit, a spare inner tube, a bike lock, and a bike pump. Helmets can also be provided upon request.

    Hybrid bikes are recommended for this Prosecco bike tour (and these will typically be Cross Travel hybrid bikes), though e-bikes (typically Lombardo Roma 9.0 or equivalent) and gravel bikes are also suitable. E-bikes will come in hand for some cheekier climbs or long stretches.

    You can add bike rentals to your booking upon checkout.

  • A self-guided tour is an independent exploration without a formal guide leading the way. Instead of being part of a group with a tour leader, you will navigate the tour yourself, using resources provided by the operator, such as maps, guidebooks, audio guides, or digital apps.

    By going on this self-guided Prosecco bike tour, you’ll have lots of things arranged for you, making your cycling experience a lot less stressful and a lot more enjoyable:

      • accommodation at 3 and 4-star hotels (upgrades to 5-star hotels possible)
      • all breakfasts
      • airport transfers
      • app for information and navigation
      • luggage transfers
      • local representative for a welcome meeting

    After you get transferred to Treviso and once you’ve talked to a local representative, the self-guided tour starts! Keep in mind that your guides offer support along the way should you need anything.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this Prosecco bike tour, the maximum group size is generally set to 15 participants.
      • It takes a minimum of 2 people for this self-guided tour to operate.

    Self-guided Prosecco bike tours can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Children as young as 10 are able to go on trips with a legal guardian. They may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis.

    If your group has riders under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • The starting point of your Prosecco bike tour is Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). That’s where your guides will come meet you and transfer you to the charming town of Treviso. They will also take you back to the airport on the final day of the trip (if you’d like).

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A non-refundable $250 deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 2 months (60 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If the Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to sixty (60) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, the Client will forfeit the deposit.
      • For cancellations thirty (30) to sixty (60) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the trip price.
      • If you cancel your booking less than thirty (30) calendar days prior to the departure date, Client is not entitled to any refund.

    If you need to cancel the trip, please contact us in writing. If you wish to transfer a booking to another person, please write to us at least seven (7) days before your trip. Administration charges may arise.

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