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