Venice & Beyond - Self-Guided

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Italy

Postpone or Change for Free

Why we love this tour

"Experience the magic of the Veneto region, pedalling between the beautiful towns of Vicenza, Mestre and Chioggia. Make this trip extra special and stay for an extra night on the magical Venice island."

Unique architecture, UNESCO villas and statues

Islands, markets and outstanding art in Venice

Green hills, sleepy villages, blue lagoons and pulsating cities

Family-friendly rides on flat terrain and quiet roads

Postpone or change your tour with no amendment fees up to 28 days before travel. Terms & conditions apply.

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
174miles/280km
Level
Easy
Standard
Deluxe, Superior, Comfort
Departs
Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun
Runs
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
IT005
Fly to
Venice
Good for
Foodies, Luxury, Solo
Return
Venice

Experience Italy’s most visited city and ride around the quiet Veneto countryside with an easy-going tour that’s ideal for families. Discover the World Heritage architecture and statues of Andrea Palladio, whose iconic villas and grand buildings dominate the city of Vicenza and dot the green hills. A region known for its exquisite gastronomy, there are plenty of places to stop for creamy gelato, and you’ll ride through Prosecco vineyards, stopping off to taste crisp white wines and pale reds.

Ride through rural Veneto to reach sleepy villages and pulsating cities, including lively Padua, where the physicist Galileo Galilei once lectured in Italy’s oldest university. Cycling into Venice is a magical experience and you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate the islands and waterways of the lagoon city, relax on the sandy beach at Lido and visit the fish markets at Chioggia.

You can choose to start this tour in Vicenza (Saturdays or Sundays) or from Mestre (Tuesdays or Wednesdays).

NB In 2021, tours on 4th, 5th 11th and 12th September will start and finish in Treviso due to the Vicenzaoro festival.

This tour is covered by our Freedom Promise. If you no longer wish to go ahead with your tour for any reason, you can postpone or change your tour with no amendment fees up to 28 days before travel. Terms & conditions apply.

Accommodation

Luxury Hotels

We use a pool of air-conditioned 4* hotels and one 3* hotel on Venice Island to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

7 nights in luxury hotels, 4* hotels & one 3* hotel on Venice Island

Breakfast included

Air-conditioning

Luggage transferred each day

Mainly 4* & some 3* Hotels

We use a pool of air-conditioned 3* & 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

A mix of mainly 4* and some 3* hotels

Breakfast included

Air-conditioning

Luggage transferred each day

3* Hotels & one cosy 2* hotel in Vicenza

We use a pool of 3* hotels and one cosy 2* hotel in Vicenza to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

3* hotels & one cosy 2* hotel in Vicenza

Breakfast included

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation in your chosen category

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transport

Electronic maps, route information & GPS tracks

Welcome Meeting

Local contact number for assistance

Ferry transfer on Day 5 for 3-4 star accommodation and luxury hotels only (bike not included)

Entrance to Villa La Rotonda

Ice cream in Vicenza

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire ( see supplements below)

Cycle helmets

Ferry- boat transfers in Venice for 2-3 star accommodation (approximately €25 pp including bike)

Local taxes (approx €10-15)

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. The bikes are also equipped with puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres. One repair kit per room is provided and includes a spare inner tube, glue, patch, pump, allen keys and tyre levers. 

Hybrid bike

Hybrid bike with 27 gears

£73

E Bike

£166

Family tandem bike

Suitable for ages 3 to 10 years

£145

Adult tandem bike

£145

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Mestre: (2-3* Hotel) Double room (B&B)
£108
Mestre: (2-3* Hotel) Single room (B&B)
£84
Mestre: (3-4* Hotel) Double room (B&B)
£138
Mestre: (3-4* Hotel) Single room (B&B)
£98

Other Extras

Helmet

Helmet hire

£16

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Venice, Verona or Treviso and take the train (Trenitalia) to Vicenza.

How do I get back?

Take the train (Trenitalia) from Vicenza and fly from Venice, Verona or Treviso.

What is an ‘Easy’ cycle holiday?

Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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