Volcanic Hills, Potent Spirits, Hilltop Towns - Classic

STARTING PRICE

$1649

Discover the enchanting riding to be found in the Colli Euganei, Berici, and Asolani. Experience some of Italy's finest cycling routes, breathtaking landscapes, and local treasures.

Bucket List Climbs
Monte Grappa

Overview

TRIP DATES

Mar

2024

Apr

2024

May

2024

Jun

2024

Jul

2024

Sep

2024

Aug

2024

Oct

2024

DURATION

5-days/ 4-nights

STARTING PRICE

$1649
Pick-Up Location
Treviso
Drop-off Location
Venice/Treviso Airport
Terrain
Distance
251‑361km
Elevation
2,380‑4,960m
Difficulty
Pretty Tame

Although the towns of Padua and Vicenza are well known, lesser known are their neighboring cycling havens, respectively the Colli Euganei and the Colli Berici. But cyclists from the area are well aware of the great riding and beautiful scenery to be found in these areas.

Combine that with the great riding to be had around Bassano and the beautiful town of Asolo, and the stage is set for an amazing cycling experience.

Included in this trip

  • 4 nights accommodation in select boutique hotels including breakfast.
  • All transfers, incl. pick-up from and drop-off to the airport.
  • Support with set-up of rental bike, or assembly/disassembly of own bike.
  • Orientation meeting on day 1.
  • All on-trip luggage transfers.
  • Daily CyclingHero van support.
  • Exclusive access to the CyclingHero Companion App with daily multiple route options and local insights.
  • Access to Hammerhead Karoo-2 bike computer with pre-installed CyclingHero route options.
  • Bike box storage for the entire duration of the trip.

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Day-to-Day Schedule

Day
1
From Treviso to the Heart of the Colli Euganei

The day starts with a flat route West that skirts the edge of the city of Padua and joins a section of the Treviso-Ostliglia cycling route. Turning Southward, the striking Colli Euganei or Euganean Hills come into view, a collection of volcanic hills that is a paradise for spa-goers and cyclists alike. The more direct option takes in only one climb before reaching Teolo, while a longer, more hilly option loops around the Monte della Madonna and Monte Altore before returning to town.

Those with the legs can have a go at riding the route to the summit of the Monte della Madonna, which starts just outside of Teolo.

Distance
67‑79km
Elevation
380‑670m
Monte Miego via Salita Torreglia
Distance
4.8km
Elevation
272m
Ghetto
Distance
0.6km
Elevation
53m
Rovolon
Distance
0km
Elevation
0m
Via San Giorgio
Distance
0.8km
Elevation
57m
Teolo-from Zovon
Distance
2.6km
Elevation
132m
Day
2
Exploring the Colli Berici

The Colli Euganei are not the only spectacular hills in the area. Today the route takes in the nearby Colli Berici for more challenging terrain and beautiful vistas. Situated just south of Vicenza, the ‘Colli’ are a well-known playground for cyclists from the city.

After descending from Terno, a flatter section brings us to the first climb of the day after leaving the town of Toara. This is followed by a short descent, then a further 9 km ascent through Zovencedo and up to the highest point of the day near the monte Lungo. The hard work is rewarded with a long downhill to the beautifully situated Lago di Fimon. Leaving the lake, an optional 5 km side trip brings you to the Piazza Biade in the center of Vicenza and the nearby Basilica Palladiana. From here, the route heads back to the Eugenei Hills and the final uphill stretch to the hotel.

For those wanting to further explore the great riding to be had in the Colli Eugani, an option that climbs up to Castelnuovo and passes through the cobbled town of Arquà Petrarca is available.

Distance
75‑112km
Elevation
890‑1,600m
Bocca d'Orno
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Elevation
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Monte Spiadi via Piane
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Elevation
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Monte Sella via Dorsale Berici
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Elevation
0m
Monte Lungo via Mazzanta
Distance
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Elevation
0m
Monte Miego Via Siesa
Distance
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Elevation
0m
Salita Monte Calbrina
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Salita Monte Rusta
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Elevation
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Teolo-from Zovon
Distance
2.6km
Elevation
132m
Day
3
From the Colli Eugani to the Colli Asolani

Leaving Teolo and the Colli Euganei, the mostly flat route heads due north and crosses the Brenta river, before reaching the fortified town of Cittadella. For those with a shorter ride in mind, it's a direct run to the final destination in hilltop Asolo.

The more ambitious can head first to Marostica and up the stunning La Rosina climb which offers fantastic views of the Venetian plains before descending into Bassano del Grappa. From Bassano it's mostly flat until the final push into Asolo.

Distance
69‑95km
Elevation
320‑710m
Ghetto
Distance
0.6km
Elevation
53m
Asolo via Foresto Vecchio
Distance
1.4km
Elevation
93m
La Rosina
Distance
1.9km
Elevation
140m
Asolo-from Pagnano
Distance
1.3km
Elevation
93m
Day
4
Epic Climbs

Today there is climbing on the program, how much is up to you. For those wanting a tamer challenge, a scenic loop takes you up to the Canova Temple in Possagno, before hugging the Colli Asolani through Cornuda and on to Maser. From here, it's time to get acquainted again with the small ring, with a challenging 3 km up to the Forcella Mostaccin before returning to Asolo.

For the more ambitious, the imposing Monte Grappa awaits with its 17 km and 1500 m of altitude change. Whichever route you decide to take, a cool Aperitivo with beautiful views awaits you back in Asolo.

Distance
40‑75km
Elevation
790‑1,980m
Possagno
Distance
8.3km
Elevation
215m
Muro di Ca' Balbi
Distance
0.7km
Elevation
40m
Forcella Mostaccin from Le Valle
Distance
2.8km
Elevation
230m
Monte Grappa
Distance
16.8km
Elevation
1,499m
Day
5
Arrivederci Colli!

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