FROM THE DOLOMITES TO VENICE – GRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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19 – 25 September 2021

OVERVIEW

Imagine cycling from the Altopiano di Asiago, on its impressive dirt roads dating back to the World War I era, down to the Venice lagoon. From the breathtaking views of the glaciers of the Alps and the Dolomites to the most beautiful city in the world…Venice, it will be the trip of a lifetime!

Move between forest trails and dirt roads, from cycle paths along placid rivers to secondary roads with countless opportunities to stop for wine & food tasting, all the time discovering century-old villages and cities where you can taste the best of Italian lifestyle.

Visit the walled city of Marostica and Bassano del Grappa with its world-famous spirit. Cycle across Asolo, selected as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and continue along the Prosecco wine hills up to the beautiful city of Treviso. Not far away you’ll encounter the lagoon, where using our private boats, you’ll discover fisherman islands on the way to Venice and Chioggia, by the Adriatic Sea.

Remember that with 3Travel, you do not need to carry all your gear on the bike (only what you need for the day) and exact route & accommodations may change based on availability and other circumstances.

You can also rent a 3T Exploro with us and it will be waiting for you at the beginning of the trip, so you can travel light and without worrying about the bike transportation.

Refund and cancellation

Where, for whatever reason, one person is obliged to withdraw, the person must give written notice to Project Adventure Cycling.

Refund will be calculated with this penalty:

– Within 45 days from date of departure the penalty fare is 10% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 30 days from departure the penalty fare is 30% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 21 days from departure the penalty fare is 50% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 14 days from departure the penalty fare is 75 % of the total cost of the trip.
– After this date no refund will be given.

There will be no refunds for those who do not show up at the start of the trip or withdraw during the course of the tour.
There will be no refunds for those who are unable to start or complete the tour due to a lack or inaccuracy of personal travel documents (i.e Visa or Passport).

The traveller understands that some destinations pose more of a risk than other destinations due to weather conditions, socio-political situations and the geography of the region. The traveller acknowledges that factors such as, but not limited to, weather conditions, landslides, floods, flight cancellations or delays, strikes, labour issues, power failures, restrictive governmental laws or regulations, riots, insurrection, war or other (hereinafter called “Force Majeure Event”) are not the fault of Project Adventure Cycling and may hinder, delay or even prevent the Traveller’s ability to make or complete the trip. The traveller acknowledges that the Project Adventure Cycling shall not be liable to the traveller for any delay or cancellation of the trip due to a Force Majeure Event. The traveler is neither entitled to a refund nor any other payment for damages from the Project Adventure Cycling in the event that the trip is cancelled or delayed due to a Force Majeure Event. Please note that we are never responsible for any airfare ticket expenses.

 

COVID 19

In the event that you are unable to fly due to COVID 19 restrictions because of a declared state of emergency, PA Cycling, SL, guarantees:

RETURN OF QUOTE* (Except for expenses incurred up to the time of cancellation of the trip)

QUOTA FREEZE UNTIL NEXT DEPARTURE*.

FEE FREEZE UNTIL THE DEPARTURE OF ANY OTHER TRIP ORGANISED BY PA-CYCLING, SL*.

* The above conditions ARE NOT VALID in the case of a positive individual.

THE PRICE INCLUDE

– Two PA-Cyclism guides riding with the group.
– All the hotels, breakfast and dinners
– Food during the stages.
– Private water transportation.
– Transfer from Chioggia to Hotel Col del Sole.
– Group travel insurance.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

– Flight ticket and overbaggage.
– Extra services and activities.
– Extra cost in case of logistic changes (bus transfer, extra hotel nights).
– Everything not present in “The price include”

  • Dates
    19 - 25 September 2021
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Stages
    5
  • Length
    380 km
  • Elevation
    4.000 m
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Price
    1.750 €

THE TRACK

THE STAGES

Day 01

Arrival in Milan/Bergamo/Venice airport. Transfer to the hotel. Bicycle preparation. Briefing.

Day 02 – STAGE 01

Altopiano Loop – 85 km – 2100 m

An amazing mountain ride where you will discover some of the most iconic places of the Altopiano di Asiago: Mt. Cengio with it’s incredible mule track suspended in the void; Portule Pass with suberb views over Alpine glaciers and Dolomite peaks.

Day 03 – STAGE 02

Altopiano – Monfumo – 88 km – 1200 m

Cycling through endless forests we go downhill to the tine walled village of Marostica, then to Bassano for a Grappa tasting at Palladio’s famous wooden bridge, also along little villages and singletracks and then to Monofumo, for a glorious rest at the agriturismo.

Day 04 – STAGE 03

Monfumo – Quinto di Treviso – 88 km – 750 m

From the sculptures of Canova preserved in Possagno, we head east to cross the River Piave, sacred to the homeland for the sacrifice of Italian soldiers during the First World War, and enter the Prosecco wine region.

Wine tasting at a prestigious cellar and then climb Montello’s white and dusty roads, up to the elegance of Badoere where we will rest and enjoy an aperitif. The sources of the River Sile will show us the way to the end of the stage, at a century-old inn in Quinto di Treviso.

Day 05 – STAGE 04

Quinto di Treviso – Jesolo – 64 km

A relaxing stage with plenty of time to explore the enchanting city of Treviso and tour it’s best taverns, enjoying local food and great wines.

We will then follow the course of the River Sile to the northern part of Venice’s lagoon, along small islands and tiny strips of land that help to distinguish water from sky.

 

Day 06 – STAGE 05

Stage 5: Jesolo – Chioggia 52 km

Thanks to a small private boat, we will jump from one island to the next, cycling along the lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. Once in Lido, we will leave the bicycles and take a walking tour of Venice with a local guide who will make it possible to experience this unbelievable city as Venetians do.

Once in the saddle again, we will cycle with the sea and the beach on our left, and the lagoon, fisherman villages and taverns on our right.

Landing in Chioggia will not be the end of the tour, but the beginning of a new amazing enogastronomic experience.

Day 07

Transfer back to the hotel from where the tour has started

YOUR GUIDE

Julian Bueno Risco

Julian Bueno Risco

Guide

Julian Bueno is a geographer, photographer, traveler, digital-map-maker, bike lover and route & event designer. In this way, and as an active and passionate person, Julian has collaborated and published several spanish mountain bike guide books and he is an active member of the Spanish Mountain Bike School (EEMTB). He likes to share his passions and to discover new routes and friends, spending also time steering many people through different cycling destinations. Overall, he feels movement as part of his life and he used to participate in marathon, roller skates challenges and general long distance events. You can chat with him about life, GPS secrets and innovative cycling gadgets. Now, he is part of the Projecting Adventure Cyclism.

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