Tour of Prosecco
This is a tour for the beginner cyclist but aimed at those who take their riding seriously. The Pre-Alpine area of the Veneto region is the ideal region for such a cyclist. Plenty of undulating terrain, spectacular views, captivating cities known for their art and gastronomic delights.
In this tour dedicated to Wilier, we discover the beautiful city of Basson with it’s medieval wooden bridge, Marostica, Valdobbiadene with its delicious Prosecco wine as well as many other locations. We’ll visit the Wilier head office, get to know the staff and try out the 2015 range of bikes!
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Bassano del Grappa Warm-up ride to Wilier factory
Main Route: 25km – 15mi
Total Ascent: 200m – 650ft
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into it. Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane or travelled there by car, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out any tiredness.
Bassano loop to Marostica and Cittadella
Main Route: 60km – 37mi
Total Ascent: 1000m – 3300ft
60km attraverso due città medievali che conservano delle splendide mura del 300 tra le meglio conservate in Europa.
Our route takes us 60km today, crossing two amazing medieval towns which have spendid walls constructed in 300AD and are still considered some of the best preserved in Europe. After this morning’s adventure, we head to the Wilier factory to check out first-hand the Wilier range and talk to the staff to glean all technical aspects.
Bassano loop to Asiago
Main Route: 80km – 50mi
Total Ascent: 1250m – 4100ft
Today we climb! A challenging day with a climb up to the Altipiano di Asiago, also well known for it’s tasty cheese. After a brief stop for some cheese tasting and having visited some of the quaint villages in the area, we head downhill towards Bassano del Grappa where we’ll visit the Grappa museum. Careful!
Rest day & visit of Venezia-Treviso
No riding today. A well earned rest day where we have the choice of either just relaxing in Bassano or spending a wonderful day in Venice!
Bassano to Valdobbiadene
Main Route: 55km – 34mi
Total Ascent: 600m – 1950ft
Today we leave the wonderful town of Bassano and head into the famous Prosecco region, where we find and taste one of Italy’ most famous wine. This is an undulating route with one climb at the very end. We’ll visit the enchanting town of Valdobbiadene and do some Prosecco tasting!
Valdobbiadene loop to Conegliano
Main Route: 65km – 40mi
Total Ascent: 700m – 2290ft
Spectacular day’s ride through the hills and wineries of the “Strada del Prosecco”, with plenty of opportunity to savour some of the local offerings at the most well known wineries on our way home. The route is undulating with some short climbs making the ride to the 2 beautiful lakes at the end of the day even more enjoyable.
Valdobbiadene loop to Montello / visit of Gaerne shoes
Main Route: 65km – 40mi
Total Ascent: 800m – 2600ft
Today we ride on the Montello, known as the cycling park of Treviso. The Montello is in fact a hilly park immersed in forests and quiet roads which have become a Mecca for local cyclists. Our route is undulating with one real climb to the top of the Montello. At the end of our ride, we’ll stop at the Gaerne bicycle shoe company for a guided tour of the factory. Here we’ll see how the world famous brand of shoes are still hand-made in Italy.
Ciao! See you soon!
Included / not included in the tour cost
Included in tour cost:
- Internal transfer on luxury minivan
- 4 stars hotel accommodation with breakfast
- 1 welcome lunch
- 6 gourmet dinners
- 2 bilingual guides
- Garmin 800 navigation on the bikes
- Mechanical assistance on the road
- Sport food and snacks during the ride
- WilierWays cycling kit
- Full informative book of the tour
- Visit of Wilier Triestina factory
- Visit of Gaerne factory
- Prosecco & Cheeses tastings
- Guided tour of Bassano del Grappa and Venice
Not included in tour cost:
- Wine & Extras
- Transfers from / to airport
- All what is not specified in the program details
Dates: 12 to 19 May 2015 (8 days-7 nights)
10 to 17 September 2015 (8 days-7 nights)
Daily Distance: Approx 50-70km; 31-43mi
Daily ascent: Approx 600-1000m; 1950-3250ft
Main Route: 400km; 250mi
Total Ascent: Approx 5000m; 16400ft
Hotels: 4 stars in twin room (single supplement 450 €)
Bikes: Wilier GranTurismo at €200 €
Recommended Arrival Airport: Venice Marco Polo
Recommended Departure Airport: Venice Marco Polo
(Airport transfers not included)
Places: min 7 max 12
Cost: 2950 euro*
* If you recruit some friends or motivate a group to join you on tour, not only could you be with your best mates on the trip of your lives, but you can also save on the cost of your tour:
· If you bring 4 or 5 people on tour, you as Group Leader, get a 20% discount.
· If you bring 6 or 7 people on tour, you as Group Leader, get a 50% discount.
· If you bring 8 or 9 people on tour, you as Group Leader, get a 75% discount.
· If you bring 10 or more people on tour, you as Group Leader, go on tour Free!
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