Secret Veneto Escape

STARTING PRICE

$1649

Unveil Veneto's secrets on an unforgettable 5-day adventure. Explore scenic routes, hidden gems, and authentic local experiences.

Bucket List Climbs
Passo San Boldo
Monte Grappa

Overview

TRIP DATES

Mar

2024

Apr

2024

May

2024

Jun

2024

Jul

2024

Aug

2024

Sep

2024

Oct

2024

DURATION

5-days/ 4-nights

STARTING PRICE

$1649
Pick-Up Location
Treviso
Drop-off Location
Venice/Treviso Airport
Terrain
road
Distance
191‑322km
Elevation
2,300‑6,260m
Difficulty
Quite challenging

Starting from the flatlands near Venice, and climbing up to the Cima Grappa, this itinerary has it all. Blessed with an overabundance of beautiful vistas, charming towns, and challenging climbs, the North East Veneto appears to have been created specifically with cyclists in mind.

Leaving the Eastern side of the Prosecco Hills, the route migrates Westward to the cycling hotbed of Bassano del Grappa. In between, there is something for everyone: flat roads, winding roads, short steep climbs, longer climbs, quaint towns, great food and drink, and wonderful places to stay.

Andiamo!

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
Warm-up in a Cycling Paradise

From Treviso, the hometown of Pinarello, a short ride brings you past the beautiful Pinarello flagship store located just outside of town. The route then heads to the edge of the Montello where there is the option to stretch the legs on the climb that featured in the 1985 World Championship Road Race.

After passing over the Piave River at Ponte della Priula it's time to enter the Prosecco Hills via a climb up to the beautiful Collalto castle before reaching the charming village of Soligo.

Distance
43.9‑81.9km
Elevation
330‑760m
Salita del Collalto
Distance
4.2km
Elevation
163m
Salita dei Mondiali
Distance
2.7km
Elevation
148m
Montello Presa 14
Distance
3.2km
Elevation
207m
Day
2
Secret Hills

This day we get deep into the vine-clad hills above Vittorio Veneto. Along the way there is the option to take on the Passo San Boldo, a road so spectacularly engineered that you scarcely believe it could exist at all, much less be built in 100 days.

The ride continues with a visit to Vittorio Veneto, a beautiful town that was the site of the last battle with the Austrians during World War I. It's also possible to take on your own personal battle a bit further on by climbing the Ca' del Poggio, a short but intense effort through the grape vines. From here it's a mostly downhill run back to Soligo for relaxation over a glass of Prosecco or other refreshing beverage of choice.

Distance
50.2‑72.2km
Elevation
720‑1,510m
Resera from Refrontolo
Distance
8.2km
Elevation
252m
San Lorenzo from Tarzo
Distance
2.3km
Elevation
150m
Le Mire
Distance
3.7km
Elevation
130m
Passo San Boldo
Distance
6.3km
Elevation
431m
Ca' del Poggio
Distance
1.1km
Elevation
131m
Day
3
From the Prosecco to the Asolani Hills

This ride explores the valleys and hills of the Western side of the Prosecco Hills around Valdobbiadene, before crossing the Piave River and entering another beautiful area around the town of Asolo.

The most challenging option sends you up to the Pianezze for spectacular views that stretch all the way to Venice on a clear day. There is also an option to climb the Forcella Mostaccin before the final ascent into Asolo, the town of 100 views ("Cento Orizzonti"), considered one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy.

Distance
41.4‑68.7km
Elevation
470‑1,640m
Follo to Santo Stefano
Distance
1.8km
Elevation
111m
Asolo via Foresto Vecchio
Distance
1.4km
Elevation
93m
Forcella Mostaccin from Le Valle
Distance
2.8km
Elevation
230m
Pianezze climb from Guia
Distance
15.6km
Elevation
1,051m
Forcella Mostaccin from La Valle
Distance
2.8km
Elevation
242m
Day
4
Exploring the Land of the Cycling Heroes

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 slopes of the Monte Grappa into Bassano del Grappa. From here an option takes you to the other side of the Brenta River and on to the town of Marostica, then a climb up La Rosina before returning to Bassano.

For the most 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 your arrival back in Asolo.

Distance
55.8‑99.2km
Elevation
780‑2,350m
Via le Valle to Castelli di Monfumo
Distance
3.2km
Elevation
131m
Via Olivi to Possagno monument
Distance
1.3km
Elevation
93m
Asolo-from Pagnano
Distance
1.3km
Elevation
93m
La Rosina
Distance
1.9km
Elevation
140m
Monte Grappa
Distance
16.8km
Elevation
1,499m
Day
5
Alla prossima!

After a last breakfast, it’s time to head back to Treviso or Venice for your trip home or further explorations in the area.

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