VICENZA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA BIKE TOUR | VENETO REGION

Excellent signposted route that takes you from Vicenza to the walled city of Marostica and onto Bassano del Grappa.  The route is on secondary roads and well marked with directional signs. 

BIKE TOURING VICENZA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA ROUTE NOTES

  • DISTANCE: 45 km
  • START POINT: Vicenza Train Station
  • END POINT: Bassano del Grappa Train Station
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 30 meters
  • AVERAGE % GRADE: 1%

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SECTION 1 VICENZA TO SANDRIGO

Bike Route Vicenza to Bassano

SECTION 2 SANDRIGO TO MAROSTICA

bike route Vicenza to Bassano

SECTION 3 MAROSTICA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA

Bike Route Vicenza to Bassano

Veneto Region,, Bike Touring,, Walled CIty,, Bassano del Grappa,, Vicenza,, Marostica,

VICENZA TO PADOVA BIKE TOUR | VENETO REGION

Nice easy ride along a path path and small roads that will lead you by Villas, small communities, over to Padova, the city of Saint's

BIKE TOURING VICENZA TO PADOVA ROUTE NOTES

  • DISTANCE: 45 km
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • START POINT: Vicenza Train Station
  • ENDING POINT: Padova Train Station

After a visit of Vicenza your path today takes you along the Riveria Berica bike path, after only a few kilometers you will pass the Villa Capra Valmarana, also know as 'La Rotonda', one of Andrea Palladio's masterpieces.  The main guide on this route is the Bacchiglion River, a waterway that was once the principal transport line between Vicenza and Padua.  During the Middle Ages, this area was the site of many disputes between the two populations, and there are still military towers and structures thoughout the region. 

Turning off the bike path you will start to follow secondary roads over to Padua, all the way passing through Montegalda, with its hilltop castle.  As you enter the province of Padua there are three rural villages that you will encounter.  The first is Santa Maria di Veggiano and has a number of noteworthy rustic structures set in a poet agrarian landscape; next is Cervarese Santa Croce, where there is an old mill and nearby footbridge allowing you to cross the rider and head toward the Castle of San Martino della Vanezza.  The Castel now houses the Bacchiglione River Museum.  After the castle yo will pass through Creola, another village with surprising historical monuments such as the Arch of Sansovino, Barchessa Pisani, and Church of Santa Maria del armine.  The route continues along the river until reaching the gates of Padua.  Acces to the city is first provided by following the Scaricatore Canal, and then following designated cycling routes to Prato della Valle, one of the most well-known monumental piazzas in Italy. (Overnight Padova)

Bike Touring Vicenza to Padova

SECTION 1 VICENZA TO LONGARE

Bike touring Vicenza to Padova

SECTION 2 LONGARE TO MONTEGADELLA

Bike Tour Vicenza to Padova

SECTION 3 MONTEGALDA TO PADOVA

Bike touring Vicenza to Padva

SECTION 4 PADOVA

Bike touring Vicenza to Padova

Padova,, Veneto Region,, Bike Touring,, Vicenza,

BIKE TOURING  PALLADIO'S LANDSCAPES (E-7) BIKE ROUTE | VICENZA PROVINCE

Bike Touring Vicenza's E7 Bike route

Vicenza is the land of Palladio: it is here where Andrea Palladio lived and left behind the majority of his masterpieces. This is why UNESCO has awarded the historical city of Vicenza and the Palladian villas throughout the province with the honorable title of World Heritage Site.  on this trip you will be able to pass through Vicenza's provincial countryside until you reach Lago di Fimon laying at the foot of the Berici Hills.

Bike Tour Italy's Vicenza E7 bike route

Distance: 30 km
Route: Paved bike paths and secondary roads paved in most sections.  One uphill section that can be detoured by taking the alternate roue on level ground.
Start/Finish: Vicenza

 

Bike Touring,, Vicenza Province,

 BIKE TOURING FROM VICENZA TO CITTADELLA | VICENZA PROVINCE

Bike Tour Vicenza, Postumia Road

There were many Roman settlements in the Veneto Region, and there are still signs of the old roads, even if the environment has been altered, parts of the old road foundations can still be found. The Postumia can be traced from Vicenza to the northwest and followed to Cittadella, Castelfrano Veneto and then south to Noale. Since the road sits·north of the main autostrada "A-4", and the train line along the route is a secondary line there are not a lot of people travel this street during their vacation. This is a great off the beaten path trek to take as part of a day loop or as your transfer from the Vicenza province over into the Treviso province. Driving along the state road will not leave you impressed, the best way to discover this area is by bicycle or use the train to get to various walking points.

Bike Tour Italy, Vicenza to Cittadella

The area you will pass through is well known for its textile, gold, and tile producers, for a cyclist and those enjoying the outdoors there are also multipule bike factories and·mountain equipment manufactures.

THIS IS A GREAT BIKE AND TRAIN ROUTE

Bike Tour Vicenza Italy

Bike from Vicenza to Cittadella is only 22 km along the main road, however if you work your way to Cittadella by bicycle you can make a 30 to 40 route quite easily. The main Vicenza provincial towns along the main road are Monticello Conte Otto, Quinto Vicentino, and Bolzano Vicentino; once you are in the Padova province there are the towns of San Pietro di Giu, Gazzo, Grantorto, and after crossing the Brenta River you have Fontaniva, and Cittadella.

ROUTE NOTES:

Bike Tour Italy, Vicenza

REGION Veneto Region of Italy
PROVINCE Vicenza Province
START POINT Vicenza Train Station
FINISH POINT Castelfranco Veneto Train Station
LENGTH 43 km
ELEVATION AT START 32 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 41 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 83 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 1%
MAXIMUM GRADE 3%
SPECIAL NOTES Great Train and bike route.

NOTE TO MISS

VICENZA - The north eastern of the Vicenza city limits has many hidden monuments and historical villas. The township of Bertesina, has the villa Marcello, a Palladio masterpiece. In the township of Anconetta is the villa Lampertico.

MONTICELLOCONTE OTTO - The town crest shows a castle on the hill that is said to have belonged to Otto Bonamici, who controlled the area in the 13th century. The actual castle no longer remains but it is also believed that the villa Valmarana Bressan was built on the ruins, the villa was one of Palladio's earlier works.

BOLZANOVICENTINO - The area has been a crossroads along the travel routes between Lisiera (a nearby township where, today the Pastunia road and  the railway intersect with the main road to the Valdastico valley. Within the township is the Pallido villa Valmarana Zen, one of the main works in the Palladio's "Four Books of Architecture".

QUINTOVICENTINO - The name comes from the Latin Quinto, which means fifth, and is a reference to the towns position from Vicenza, measured in Roman miles along the old via Postumia. The townships main buildings, villa Thiene is now the town hall and holds a collection that shows the legacy of the Vicentine family that once owned the area.

The ancient Via Postumia

The Via Postumia is an ancient Roman road constructed in 148 BC by the consul Spurius Postumius Albinus Magnus. The road was built for military purposes, it joint the Latin colonies of the Cisalpina area (Piacenza, Mantova, Creomona) to Aquileia and eastern territories. The Via Postumia was a defense line that crossed the Veneto, a region rich in culture whose history has been influenced by the numerous peoples that settled in its territories over the centuries. Veneto peoples were called Paleo Veneti: they were simple and friendly people, most of them practiced subsistence farming. After Romans’ invasion, they built many infrastructures such as the Via Postumia. A peculiarity of this geographical area is the underground springs. Rivers deposited strata of differentially permeable soils that formed several underground springs. This property of the soil influenced the construction and the course of the road. Despite the economic boom experienced by the Veneto region after WWII, which drastically changed the territories crossed by the Via Postumia, the production of traditional products such as wine did not halt and still today the region is well known for its fine wines. The ancient Roman road crossed the very same hilly region where today DOC wines are produced. Driving eastwards along the Via Postumia, explorers arrive in Valeggio sul Mincio, at the doors of Veneto region, and they can enjoy the mills, the traditional houses, the ancient and mysterious Visconteo Bridge over the Mincio river and the view of the Scaligero Castle. Also, the city of Verona, well known for its cultural heritage and for hosting two Shakespearean plays has developed along the Via Postumia. Past Verona the traces of the ancient Roman road get lost while beyond national borders its course is still well defined. In Slovenia the Via Postumia ends in the thousand-year-old city of Postumia, today widely known for its spa and caves.

Bike Touring,, Vicenza Province,

BIKE TOURING THE COLLI BERICI WINE ROAD | VICENZA PROVINCE

berici wine hills

This is one of the best bike rides in the Veneto is just south of the city of Vicenza, in the Colli Berici.  The Tocai Rosso Wine Road is a marked route through the hills that takes you near many of the local producers.    As well, you will find the route full of  Palladio and Venetian villas, vinyards, caves, small villages, and hidden history.  This bike ride is well off the typical tourist path and givers you a true look at Italy.

This is a great one-day trip even if you are staying in Venice, Padova, or Verona since it offers you a chance to visit Vicenza and see the country side.  If you are cycling through on the classic velo 7 bike route I would make a route change and include the back portion of this route.   The tourist office has a couple of route suggestions for day rides but this is a much better route.  I you are not a strong rider there is now an option to ride along a bike path that has been extended past Barbarano.

Getting There:

Vicenza is on the main train line between Venice and Milano.  You can catch a train with a bike car and once you get off at Vicenza train station you are at the start of the route.  There are also plenty of options for basing yourself in Vicenza. 

Bike Rental: You can organize a bike rental from Italiaoutdoors.

Check Points- Vicenza train Station - Riveria Berica bike path - Tormeno - Arcugnano - Passo S. Gottaro - Barbarano Vicenztino - Nanto - Castegnero - Lumignano - Costozzo - Longare- Vicenza

 

Colli Berici Route Information
Route Length 49 km
Start Elevation 38 meter
Max Elevation 378 meters
Gain 433 meters
 

 

 

Bike Touring,, Vicenza Province,

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