Cycling the Nova Eroica in the Prosecco Hills
Experience an unforgettable cycling adventure and the charm of the Nova Eroica in the Prosecco Hills. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this captivating region, ride iconic routes and savor the local culture.
Apr 25th - 29th 2024
There is so much to see and ride in the territory North of Treviso, and this itinerary has it all. The trip starts with a visit to the Montello, a hotspot for local cyclists from Treviso and environs. Next on the program, the area around Asolo and Bassano, is a cyclist's dream, with recovery flats, rolling hills and mountain passes.
The dream continues in the Prosecco region, which includes a ride up to Passo San Boldo, a climb that is literally carved into the mountainside. And what better way to conclude this dream of a trip than the fun and challenging Nova Eroica Prosecco Hills event?
Included in this trip
- All transfers, incl. pick-up from and drop-off to the airport.
- Guaranteed entry to the event.
- 4 nights accommodation in select boutique hotels including breakfast.
- Support with set-up of rental bike, or assembly/disassembly of own bike.
- Orientation meeting on day 1.
- Daily multiple route options for rides leading up to the event.
- Daily CyclingHero van support.
- Exclusive access to the CyclingHero Companion App with 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.
Trip at a Glance
Day by Day Breakdown
The road from Treviso to the north offers a perfect warm-up before reaching the Montello, a forested hillside that is a favourite with cyclists from the area. The Montello offers a variety of options, from the basically flat perimeter to some very steep ‘Prese’ access roads. We choose the middle way and take the more gently climbing “Dorsale” up to the highest point of the Montello, Santa Maria della Vittoria.
Exiting the Montello at Montebelluna there is time for a quick refreshment in town before heading up to the Mercato Vecchio and onward toward the unique hills of the ‘Colli Asolani’. The last challenge of the day is the climb into Asolo itself, named the “city of a hundred horizons” and ranked as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.
The day starts out with a beautiful tour of the Colli Asolani around Monfumo. Reaching Semonzo, it's time to decide: battle up the 18 km and 1500 m that is the Monte Grappa, or keep going past Bassano to take on the ‘San Luca’ and ‘La Rosina’ climbs above Marostica, both favorites with the local pros. Whichever option you choose, it’s a mostly flat run from Bassano back to Asolo.
It’s time to say goodbye to the Colli Asolani and venture into the heart of the Prosecco Valley. Before leaving the area, however, an option with a little more climbing brings you to the Canova monument above the town of Possagno, before rejoining the regular route as it meanders Eastward through beautiful forestland.
Crossing the Piave river the route runs by Valdobbiadene, the ground zero of the Prosecco wine industry. From here the Prosecco region and its countless vine-clad hills and vistas begin in earnest. After passing by the impressive hilltop Castel Brando, you have a decision to make: head back into the Prosecco Hills and on to your accommodations in Soligo, or take on the Passo San Boldo challenge first. Not the hardest or longest of climbs in Italy, the San Boldo must surely rank as one of the most spectacular, with the last switchbacks literally carved into the mountains.
A short ride from Soligo has you at the start of this relaxed, fun event that includes a few hard climbs as well. The CyclingHero team will be on hand to help with any last-minute requirements before the start, and also at the finish to take part in the festivities.
After a last breakfast, it’s time to head back to Venice for your trip home or further explorations in the area.