Bike Touring the Veneto Region of Italy

BIKE TOURING THE VENETO REGION OF ITALY

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The Veneto region of northern Italy offers a tremendous amount and variety of bicycle activities. The Veneto region is part of the historical center of cycling Italy, with a large percentage of bicycle manufacture and accessories being located in the region, as well as many classic races are hosted in the region. Over the last couple years the region is making efforts to increase the urban friendliness to bicycles, which opens more options to explore the cultural attractions via bicycle.

Each Province of the Veneto Regions offer great riding options for all Cycle Tourist.

VENICE PROVINCE - PADOVA PROVINCE - VICENZA PROVINCE - VERONA PROVINCE - ROVIGO PROVINCE - TREVISO PROVINCE - BELLUNO PROVINCE

TOP REASONS TO RIDE THE VENETO:

VENETO REGION PHYSICAL PROFILE

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Marked Routes by the Veneto Tourist Office:

If you are researching a bike tour in the Veneto Region you should visit the Veneto tourism (Veneto.to) website (available in five languages but each lanaguge has varied levels of information).

The Bike Tourism section includes four longer routes (generally four or five sections of about 50 kms each):

THE VENETO REGIONAL TOURISM OFFICE ROUTES ARE

  • Lago di Garda to Venice via Verona, Vicenza, Padova and Venice (or currently Mestre, they are in the process of building a bike path across the Venice bridge.).
  • Around the Veneto Region a circular route that starts in Venice, Treviso, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza Padova and Chioggia.
  • Along the Po River and then along the coast skirting the eastern side of the Venetian lagoon.
  • From the Dolomites to Venice starting at Cortina d’Ampezzo, and heading south through Belluno, Vittorio Veneto, Conegliano, Treviso and on towards Venezia.

Most of the sections of these routes are signposted, detailed road books and guides are available to download from the website, as well as gpx track files. Route leaflets with maps are available from tourist information offices. Alternatively there’s a book that can be purchased at local tourist offices.

TRAIN LINES OF THE VENETO REGION

Utilizing the Train and understanding rail system and having some support during your riding you can get many high quality miles in during your vacation and see many of the historical sites.

ONE DAY ROUTES SIGN POSTED BY THE REGION THAT YOU CAN ENJOY USING THE TRAIN LINES

  • E1 – La Lunga Via delle Dolomiti - (‘The long trail of the Dolomites’). This follows the course of the old railway line that ran between Pieve di Cadore, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Tolbach in the Süd Tirol. The Veneto section finishes at the Passo Cimabanche above Cortina, but you can go on to Tolbach where it links with the Pusterbike and Drauradweg cycleways. The route is served by train and ‘bici-bus’ services.
  • E2 – Anello dei Colli Euganei (‘Circular cycle path of the Euganean Hills’)
  • E3 – L’Anello della Donzella - (‘The Donzella Ring’) a 60-kilometre circular route in the mouth of the Po;
  • E4 – Il Gira Silea - 40-kilometre circular route through the nature reserve on the banks of the river Sile to the south east of Venezia. This route also provides a convenient link between Treviso and Venezia’s Marco Polo airport;
  • E5 – Ciclovia delle Isole di Venezia  - (‘Islands of Venice cycle path’);
  • E6 – Ciclovia del Fiume Mincio - (‘Cycle path of the river Mincio’). This route is shared with the Lombardia region and links the Lago di Garda with Mantova and the river Po. It forms part of the ciclovia del Sole – which in turn is part of the Eurovelo 7;
  • E7 – I paesaggi di Palladio - (‘The landscapes of Palladio’). This takes you from almost the centre of Vicenza past two of Palladio’s most famous villas. The circular route then returns to Vicenza via the Lago di Fimon, but the initial section follows the Ciclabile Riviera Berica – a tarmac cycleway built on an old railway line which takes you out to Noventa Vicentina.

BIKE RENTAL IN THE VENETO

Quality rental bikes are limited, plus  cost and service vary.

CLASSIC ONE WEEK BIKE TOURS IN THE VENETO

VENETO BIKE ROUTES AND CLIMBS

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