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Venetian Villas and Vineyards Cycling

Venetian Villas and Vineyards Cycling

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Venetian Villas and Vineyards Cycling

  • Totally unspoilt, easy cycling off the tourist trail - great for first timers!
  • Characterful, friendly hotels; great Venetian home cooking
  • Steeped in history: mediaeval castles, Palladian villas, Roman roads
  • Venice, Verona, Padua and Vicenza all within reach on your rest days
  • Masses of wine-tasting opportunities
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From $1720 per person, tour only
  • Holiday details
  • Departs Every two days from 11 May '18 to 16 Oct '18
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Managed locally by Headwater employed representative
  • Sustainability rating: 80%
  • Headwater wine service
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels


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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 , or email info@breakaway-adventures.com

Our undiscovered corner of Veneto, just 60 minutes (but a world away) from bustling Venice, is the perfect setting for a relaxed cycling holiday. Nestled between the art cities of Padua, home to one of the oldest universities in the whole of Europe, and UNESCO-recognised Vicenza, the region is bursting with Patrician villas - built by Venetian nobles to escape the muggy heat of the city - and ancient castles, although it is surprisingly almost entirely untouched by tourism. Palladio was the most famous Renaissance architect and many of his buildings, including the Villa Rotonda, can be visited on day 7 of this interest-packed itinerary.

We take you across the Venetian plain, past cherry orchards and swaying vine terraces, with the outline of the conical shaped Euganean Hills and imposing Colli Berici acting as a constant backdrop. The cycling is wonderfully gentle, over the flatlands of the plain and the low foothills of the Colli Berici, along peaceful canalside paths, cycle tracks and quiet country roads, passing sumptuous villas and historic towns with wine-tasting opportunities on the way.

En route the cuisine is fabulous, home cooked fayre and you'll stay with some of the friendliest people we've ever met. In Teolo you'll stay at Tiziana's lovingly restored Liberty villa, whilst there's a warm welcome at Valfrido and Angelina's charming agriturismo near Vicenza, and at the Ottolitri family's hotel just outside Galzignano.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Cortela

Arrive at your friendly agriturismo run by Gabriella and Alessandro, in time for dinner. (Staying at Agriturismo Il Feudo, Half Board)

Day 2 Cortela to Galzignano 37km/23.5mi

The day starts along the canalside path to Este. This delightful mediaeval town with its pastel, arcaded buildings boasts a C14 castle and an altar piece by Tiepolo in its Cathedral. Your next stop is Monselice. You can visit its mediaeval castle (converted into a sumptuous residence for a Venetian noble in the C15). From Monselice you follow the canal past the C19 Villa Italia, before arriving at Sig Ottolitri's friendly, family run hotel just outside Galzignano. (Staying at Belvedere Resort ai Colli, Half Board)

Day 3 At Galzignano (Optional) 17km/11mi

It's a lovely circular cycle (route notes provided) to Arqua Petrarca, unchanged since the 1370's when Petrarch lived here. Visit his well-preserved house before pedalling off through vineyards to the fabulous Villa Barbarigo at Valsanzibio, the delightfully manicured C17 Italian gardens here are the best in the region. (Staying at Belvedere Resort ai Colli, Half Board)

Day 4 Galzignano to Teolo 34km/21.5mi

Cycling through swaying vines you reach the charming village of Battaglia where there's time for a spot of wine tasting. You must try the local Serprino, a medium dry frizzante wine often compared to Prosecco, before carrying on through the spa towns of Montegrotto Terme to the pre-Palladian villa at Luvigliano. After admiring the elegant villa you cycle upwards to Teolo, your hotel is an elegant villa perched high above the town. (Staying at Villa Lussana, Half Board)

Day 5 At Teolo

A former Roman settlement, Teolo's heyday was in the C15 when it became the summer home of Venice's doges escaping the heat on the coast. Many palazzi and formal gardens from the period remain. You could take a walk in the encircling Euganean hills (360 degree views from here) or maybe take the bus into Padua to admire the town's Giotto frescoes. Or, for a longer day out, take the bus/train to Italy's most romantic city, Venice. Enjoy a cappuccino in St Mark's Square, take a gondola under the Bridge of Sighs, admire the opulent gold decor of the Doge's Palace or visit the Peggy Guggenheim Exhibition. The list is endless! (Staying at Villa Lussana, Half Board)

Day 6 Teolo to Villaganzerla 38km/24mi

Today starts with a 1km climb from the hotel, followed by an exhilarating freewheel down through the Euganean Hills to the mediaeval castle at San Martino. Then, cycling by the Bacchiglione River you reach Cervarese Santa Croce in time for a relaxed lunch in the square. Onwards, it's into wine country once more to reach your charming farm hotel at Villaganzerla where you'll receive a warm welcome from Valfrido and Angelina. There's time for a dip in the pool (typically open June - early September) before dinner. (Staying at Agriturismo L'Albara, Half Board)

Day 7 At Villaganzerla (Optional) 34km/21.5mi or 38km/24mi

You could laze by the pool but it's a shame to miss out on Vicenza! A cycle path (those feeling lazy can catch the bus) takes you there past the famous Palladian villa, La Rotonda. nicknamed 'Venice of the Terra Firma' for its marvellous architecture, Palladio designed dozens of the city's buildings, from the Basilica Palladiana in the main square to the Teatro Olimpico. There's plenty to explore. (Staying at Agriturismo L'Albara, Half Board)

Day 8 Villaganzerla to Cortela 40km/25mi

Today's route follows the Strada del Tocai Rosso (the only area outside of Hungary where the red Tocai is grown). The wine road links a string of pretty villages, each with their own Venetian campanile. Then it's out across the plain to reach Vo Vecchio, criss-crossed with canals. The Euganean hills are spread out in front of you as you cycle through the vineyards to Gabriella and Alessandro's farmhouse for your last dinner. (Staying at Agriturismo II Feudo, Half Board)

Day 9 Leave Cortela

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. You can call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 to discuss accommodation options.

If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £25 per adult per day and £18 per child per day. Please contact us on 1-800-567-6286 for further details.

Agriturismo Il Feudo, Cortelà (HH)

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This lovely agriturismo is a charming, tranquil place in the middle of vineyards. Run by Gabriella and Alessandro - it's been in their family for over 200 years! - the family make their own olive oil and honey as well as their own wine. Your evening meal is Gabriella's home-made regional fayre.

The agriturismo offers 6 rooms, which are simple but comfortable, with polished pine floorboards, brightly coloured counterpanes and ensuite bathrooms. The dining room also has quite a rustic but homely feel to it, with stone walls, exposed wooden beams and brightly coloured table cloths.

Find out more on the hotel website.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Dates Double Room Single Room
11/05/2018 - 31/10/2018 £49 £54

All prices shown above are valid from 18/10/2017. Prices are per person per night based on a Half Board basis. Bike hire is not included in the above prices.

Belvedere Resort ai Colli, Galzignano Terme (***)

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The Hotel Belvedere is situated in the outskirts of Galzignano,on the edge of the vines on the way to the nearby wine village of Torreglia. You'll feel immediately at home here - especially given the warm welcome you receive from the hospitable Ottolitri family.

The hotel is cosy throughout, from the welcoming lounge area where you can relax before or after dinner with its pastel coloured cosy armchairs and open fire, to the bedrooms, all decorated in their own floral pattern.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates Comfort room with private garden
11/05/2018 - 31/10/2018 £10

All prices shown above are valid from 18/10/2017. Supplements are per person per night based on 2 sharing. .

Dates Double Room Single Room
11/05/2018 - 31/10/2018 £57 £69

All prices shown above are valid from 18/10/2017. Prices per person per night on a half board basis. Bike hire is not included in the above prices.

Villa Lussana, Teolo (***)

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Villa Lussana is a beautifully restored Liberty villa, with an attractive peach and white façade. The hotel is run by Tiziana and Alessio. Being slightly above the main square, the Villa's large terrace enjoys glorious views over the picturesque collection of houses of Teolo and the surrounding, imposing Euganean Hills.

The rooms are elegantly furnished to match the Liberty décor, which has been maintained throughout. They have all the modern comforts too, which are cunningly concealed behind the grandiose décor.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates Superior room with balcony
11/05/2018 - 31/10/2018 £6

All prices shown above are valid from 18/10/2017. Prices are per person per night based on two people sharing.

Dates Double Room Single Room
11/05/2018 - 31/10/2018 £62 £62

All prices shown above are valid from 18/10/2017. Prices are per person per night including evening meal. Bike hire is not included in the above prices.

Agriturismo L’Albara, Villaganzerla (HHH)

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The Agriturismo L'Albara is situated about 1km from the centre of the tiny village of Villaganzerla in the middle of rural farming land. The area is known for its olive and cherry trees.

L'Albara is run by Valfrido, Angelina and their family. They are keen for you to discover the very best that this delightful region has to offer - from must sees around Venetia, to the local cuisine! Everything here comes freshly prepared according to what's in season and the wines come straight from their own vineyards!

The bedrooms here are cheerfully decorated with wrought iron bedsteads, bright coloured throws and polished wooden floors. They are all ensuite. The dining room is light and airy, with exposed wooden beams and dark wooden tables with views over the surrounding fields - the perfect setting for your evening meal.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Dates Double Room Single Room
05/05/2018 - 15/06/2018 £52 £67
16/06/2018 - 21/09/2018 £57 £71
22/09/2018 - 31/10/2018 £52 £67

All prices shown above are valid from 17/10/2017. Prices are per person per night including evening meal. Bike hire is not included in the above prices.

Agriturismo Il Feudo, Cortelà (HH)

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This lovely agriturismo is a charming, tranquil place in the middle of vineyards. Run by Gabriella and Alessandro - it's been in their family for over 200 years! - the family make their own olive oil and honey as well as their own wine. Your evening meal is Gabriella's home-made regional fayre.

The agriturismo offers 6 rooms, which are simple but comfortable, with polished pine floorboards, brightly coloured counterpanes and ensuite bathrooms. The dining room also has quite a rustic but homely feel to it, with stone walls, exposed wooden beams and brightly coloured table cloths.

Find out more on the hotel website.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Dates Double Room Single Room
11/05/2018 - 31/10/2018 £49 £54

All prices shown above are valid from 18/10/2017. Prices are per person per night based on a Half Board basis. Bike hire is not included in the above prices.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

Hotel Kette, Venice (****)

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The Hotel Kette is set in the heart of Venice, a short distance from Teatro La Fenice, from via XXII marzo, the elegant shopping street, 2 minutes from piazza San Marco and only 10 minutes from Ponte di Rialto. So this is an excellent base for exploring the many delights Venice has in store.

The 63 en suite rooms are immaculately furnished and are fully worthy of the four-star rating.

It is possible to reserve a non-smoking room (please contact us and we will request this for you).

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Giulietta e Romeo , Verona (***)

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The Giulietta e Romeo hotel, named after the town's most famous lovers, lies in a quiet side street just yards from the Arena. The hotel is fairly modern in style and very comfortable. There is a large lobby area, which leads onto the breakfast room, which is decorated in white with subtle lighting and art deco friezes on the windows.

The rooms are all carpeted and traditionally decorated in blue and red décor with cherry wood furniture. They are all en-suite and have double-glazing so there is little noise from the street. A couple of rooms even have the famous Juliet style balcony if you fancy a re-inaction!

Parents of under 10 year olds should be aware that some rooms at the Hotel Giulietta e Romeo have a balcony with a step up.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Travel

Transfers included from Vicenza train station at 14:03 and back to Vicenza train station at 12:45.

Please call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or email info@breakaway-adventures.com to arrange connecting flights.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus, of course, an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted straight to our website - totally unedited. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs Caldwell
07/09/2017

Excellent routes through lovely rural Italy. First &I last accommodation very disappointing because we thought we would enjoy basic country accommodation &I enjoy the food & wine of the area - we felt this was not the case at this accommodation. Food &I wine at Il Feudo were very poor - accommodation not good - rooms hot &stuffy - noisy -bed not comfortable & very poor lighting.


Mrs Wigham
19/07/2017

After three outstanding trips with Headwater previously (twice to Italy, and once to Spain), we were wondering whether our 4th excursion, 'Venetian Villas and Vineyards Cycling' could possibly live up to our high expectations. We were looking for an interesting and relaxing break that would immerse us in the Italian culture and suit the mixed cycling abilities of our group (two couples). This holiday managed to satisfy us all. While most of the routes were relatively flat, there were a few mo... read morere challenging hills and options along the way. Highlights (just to list a few) included exploring the neighborhoods and museums of Vicenza and Padua, getting lost in the maze at Valsanzibio gardens, taking in the view from Villa Lussana after an exhilarating cycle up to Teolo, and the welcoming family atmosphere at L'Albara agriturismo (not to mention delicious meals they conjured up from homegrown produce). To surprise one of our party, we requested a birthday cake along the way. Our rep Sarah wisely chose Villa Lussana as the place for the surprise, and their experienced chef produced an amazing fruit flan right on cue, which helped make the event very special and memorable. There were a couple of slight disappointments - a room 'upgrade' that was of a lower specification than a standard room, and as seasoned Headwater fans we missed the detailed route notes that we've had every other time - but these are only minor niggles that did not detract from what was otherwise an excellent holiday, and great value for money. Thank you, Headwater, and we look forward to our next trip with you - wherever that may be!


Mrs Herron
19/06/2017

This holiday is well organised with reliable backup available if needed. Although we were initially sceptical we found the Ride with GPS system was good when the printed out notes were ambiguous! It would be nice to have more descriptive notes on points of interest on the itinerary. The cycling was varied and on interesting and not too hilly routes often with lovely views to enjoy. We were slightly disappointed with the quality of food, apart from at the Villa Lussana, as it didn't live up t... read moreo our expectations of what we have enjoyed previously with Headwater. Also breakfasts could be a bit variable in what was offered e.g. in the Belvedere Resort ai Colli there was a 5 Euro extra charge if you wished cheese or cold meat or eggs while in other hotels these were included. On the whole we were made to feel very welcome but I would certainly recommend bringing a travel kettle if like us you enjoy a cup of tea as they clearly do not understand how to make decent tea and also charge a lot for it! Air conditioning is an absolute necessity and it was also of variable efficiency in the different accommodations, actually blowing the lights in the L'Albara Agriturismo when we tried to turn it up a little. However each place had different pros and cons e.g. L.'Albara had wonderful baking and fruit and the freshest lettuce straight from the vegetable garden even thought the main courses were pretty dire! We also had the best Tira Misu I have ever tasted and the pool was a real bonus! In summary a great holiday so long as you are prepared for a variety of accommodation and standards of food,


Dr Brech
08/10/2016

Despite being in a National Park, this was a less rural holiday than we were expecting. While some of the routes are rural in nature, you are never out of sight of a dwelling and you are on, or next to, or crossing, busy roads quite a lot of the time. Italy is also home to a plague of noisy motor bikes and scooters but I guess this is part of the culture! That said, the hotels and the food were mostly very good. We did an extra two days in Teolo which worked well and gave us two days in Padua (e... read moreasy bus ride) as well as a pleasant local hike. Rep Sarah was as good as we had been led to believe and gave us a most detailed briefing. Her route notes were also excellent.




Mr Hutchison
01/10/2016

Exercise, fresh air, excellent food and drink and, as ever with Headwater, getting to know a new area pretty well.


Mr Vakil
25/09/2016

This was our first experience with Headwater. We were extremely impressed and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our local Rep Sarah was helpful and informative. She knew the area extremely well and had clearly worked hard to develop helpful contacts and provide useful and interesting information about the area we were cycling in. She provided excellent notes and maps and obviously had good relationships with the hotel owners which helped us to feel cared for and welcomed. Sarah is literally the best... read more holiday rep that we have ever encountered. We are full of admiration and gratitude and will definitely book with Headwater again.


Ms Bowden
21/09/2016

A very enjoyable cycling holiday exploring the less known areas west of Venice.


Mrs White
17/09/2016

Cycling from Slovenia was a great experience. Dependent on flight times though, I would suggest just one night in Ljubljana and an extra night in Bled. I agree with other reviewers, that it would have been good to spend more time in Slovenia. The local agent was very helpful and gave us a full briefing using his computer which was very helpful. This was the best briefing we have had from a Headwater 'agent'.

The cycling spectacular and easily the best scenery we have had on any Headwater ... read moretrip although the cycling was generally easy (this was good!) - even on the long days. The parts of the cycle on old railway lines were particularly good - and easy, due to shade despite it being hot. I would actually grade the hotel as 1 not 1+



The Veneto cycling was not as spectacular as our previous week. We enjoyed it though. A good opportunity to see a different less touristy part of Italy. We particularly enjoyed staying in the agriturismo which are friendly and welcoming.


Mr Craven
16/09/2016

The only thing that really concerned us was the use by the taxi driver of his mobile phone (reading texts, not calling) at 80 mph on the motorway returning to the airport. I suggest Sarah should have a word with him. I am sure there is a Headwater policy on this.

Apart from this, we had a good time, Sarah was a good rep and her notes were excellent. The Veneto is a good area for people like us (60 plus) and we found the local services offered good value for money, better than we expected... read more for Italy.

Il Feudo is rather a disappointing place to start and finish the holiday; it was below the par of the other places in terms of food and accommodation.........and ice is a problem there.

Headwater response:
Dear Mr Craven, Thank you for taking the time to complete your post-holiday questionnaire. We do review all of the feedback we receive and use this to help us improve and develop our holidays for the future. With this in mind, we were sorry to read of your concerns regarding your return transfer. Please be assured our customer’s safety and well-being is a top priority and we expect the same priority from our local suppliers, therefore, the type of behaviour you have highlighted is completely unacceptable; please be assured we will discontinue using this supplier with immediate effect. Please accept our sincere apology for the upset or anxiety this may have caused. We were also disappointed to read of your dissatisfaction with the Il Feudo, ordinarily, this hotel scores well and receives positive feedback. However, please be assured, we do realise the importance of maintaining our high standards of accommodation and service and appreciate we cannot afford to let these standards slip. We will continue to work with our Hotelier to ensure they are delivering the kind of accommodation and meals our customers expect. Despite these issues, we were pleased to read you enjoyed your holiday overall and rated the service provided by Sarah and the routes notes we provide as a valued addition to your holiday. In closing, we would like to thank you for your constructive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you on another of our holidays in the future. Kind regards, Headwater Customer Service team


Mrs Wege
13/09/2016

Very good, but next time would try a higher grade of route


Mr Timothy
17/08/2016

Great holiday. Our rep Sarah was really helpful and ensured everything ran smoothly. Was sick on first day of arrival. Sarah and the people running the hotel helped me straight away so that I was able to get better and enjoy a great holiday. The scenery is stunning and people so friendly and helpful. Also the food was delicious in every place we stayed. You would pay an awful lot for that standard of food in the UK. We went in July so the weather was really hot in the afternoon so make sure you take lots of shade and water breaks.Was a fun holiday.


Mr Crockett
02/08/2016

Great way to explore Italy.


Mr Twiss
19/07/2016

Well planned and organised, good routes accurately described, very helpful staff.


Mr Tarr
11/07/2016

This was our first cycling holiday, we are both reasonably fit but not regular cyclists so this was an excellent introduction.we found the routes fairly straight forward and enjoyable with the route notes easy to follow as long as we didn't read too far ahead (short term memory problems!). All the hotels were very good in their different ways , we ate well everywhere but the stand out food was at the Villa Lussana in Teolo. unfortunately we missed the ride to Teolo because of an extremely heavy ... read morethunder storm but Sarah our Rep picked us up and transfered us. The day wasn't wasted though, we were able to do a lovely circular walk later on in the afternoon to set us up for the first of our fabulous evening meals there. We took a bus into Padua on the rest day, well worth doing, we visited the Scrovegni Chapel and the the University to see the anatomy theatre. The two nights at the Agritourismo L' Albara were very convivial and the pool was lovely. To sum up, we had a great time, Sarah our rep was extremely helpful and helped make our holiday .


Mrs Thomas
01/07/2016

Loved this little known area, which was perfect for easy cycling. Good variety of cycling ; quiet roads, alongside canals and dedicated cycle paths. Sarah our rep couldn't have been better and was always working hard for us to get the most out of our holiday. Loved Albara, which had a pool which was a bonus in our hot weather (30s). There is another holiday option to stay here as a base for week, I would think this would work well , as it was our favourite stopover out of the four we stayed at. Food and wine excellent all the way round and plenty of places to stop enroute.


Mrs Price
06/06/2016

This was an interesting area of Italy and our holiday passed all too quickly with the usual Headwater mix of cultural visits and, of course cycling. The routes were well selected and mostly on cycle paths. Food was great. We didnt visit Padua, Vincenza or Venice as we preferred to explore the countryside. Otherwise the holiday was pretty much as described in the brochure.


Mrs Briddick
30/05/2016

We were very lucky with the weather and this is important when on a cycling holiday! The accommodation was varied and highly suited to starting and ending a days cycling. We loved the routes which were through beautiful countryside ( isn't this lovely! I kept saying) and which provided us with convenient coffee and lunch stops. The cycling was spot on for a 1 cycle ride but it also offered more hilly routes is we wished to challenge ourselves. We soon found we had total confidence in the rout... read moree notes and once when we went wrong I said - Sarah would never send us down this road! And I was right. You have to be a little flexible - one of our routes was blocked off by a motorcycling event but we were able to use the notes to rejoin the trail. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the delicious local wine. I made friends with my bike and always looked forward to the next day's expedition. Great holiday!


Mrs Seville
10/08/2015

This was a fantastic holiday mixing activity through cycling with culture by visiting Vicenza, Padua and Venice. It is great if you want an authentic holiday experience getting the feel of a country independently by cycling along country lanes and canal banks undisturbed by traffic and stopping at local markets or cafes for lunch with the security of knowing that a comfortable bed and good food awaits you at the end of a day. You feel you have earned the glass of wine and the lovely food using f... read moreresh local ingredients . The hotels were all different but individual and whilst not needed it is good to know that there is a local rep on hand to sort out any problems. It was 10 years since our last headwater cycling holiday but we were pleased that we still easily coped with the cycling and this holiday was the best mix of scenery, cycle routes, hotels and food out of the other 4 I have had over a 25 year period. Thank you for a great time.


Mrs Craik
19/07/2015

We almost always travel independently and avoid package holidays. However, we wanted to do a cycling holiday and were attracted by the idea of being able to cycle from place to place with our luggage transported. Headwater did not let us down - we felt we had all the advantages of independent travel (getting off the well-worn tourist routes, meeting local people and eating regional food) yet had backup if we wanted or needed it. Our rep, Sarah, was outstanding, friendly and knowledgeable and g... read moreenerous with her time. Cycle routes were clear and had plenty of suggestions for detours to places of interest, or to make the day's trip more or less taxing. We liked all the places where we stayed - the two hotels were polished and comfortable, a lovely complement to the country cooking and warm family atmosphere of the two agritourismi.


Mr Crockett
12/07/2015

Super holiday, loved the area, and all the hotels. Our rep, Sarah, was absolutely wonderful. She found us a taxi at a good price, she knew all about the area, the bag transfer was done most efficiently, what a lovely lady. She even recognised that we felt more comfortable eating as just a couple, and not in a larger group, and without us asking she organised a table for just us two. How perceptive!! Thank you Sarah.


Mrs Hulme
18/08/2014

We enjoyed another quality holiday with Headwater. This area of Italy is very pretty, ideal for gentle cycling and sightseeing. All of the hotels provided excellent food, wine and accomodation.


Mr Mace
25/07/2014

You really get to know a country on a bike - the real people, the flora and fauna, food and customs. Eat like a king and not feel guilty!

You have to accept some discomfort - mosquitos, missing/faulty air conditioning, rain showers, bikes with no suspension at all, miss the odd lunch, but it's got to be better than plonked next to a pool reading a book, and cramming another meal in.

Not sure you'd want to publish these comments though!

Seriously, we enjoyed our holiday, and look forward to our next one - maybe Denmark?


Mr Waters
10/07/2014

Overall a superb holiday, occasional cyclist managed route, good accommodation, good route and other notes. Good access to other locations for tourist visiting.

Excellent local rep.


Mr Munn
13/06/2014

This was our 13th consecutive year of cycling holidays with Headwater and was one of the best. This was partly because the weather was so good but mainly because the Veneto is such a lovely area for cycling and hoidaying. The food at all hotels was excellent and the local wines are not only excellent but cheap.


Mrs Ripley
25/11/2013

An excellent holiday with the usual high standards of food, accommodation and planning.


Mr Collman
14/10/2013

A cycling holiday is an adventure. We started in summer weather and ended in cold and rain which did somewhat marr this experience. This was our 6th cycling holiday, and we felt that the route was somewhat artificial. [Our favourite was the Danube, Passau to Vienna, which was a real journey.]


Mr Jackson
10/10/2013

The holiday itinerary was well-planned and took us through a delightful and unfamiliar part of northern Italy. The cycling was leisurely but varied, with opportunities to visit a range of very interesting and attractive places and sights. Sarah's advice and suggestions were excellent, and she dealt promptly with a problem with one of the bikes. Accommodation was very good: we particularly enjoyed our stays at Belvedere Resort ai Colle and at Agriturismo l'Albara (where dining alongside the fa... read moremily made for a great atmosphere). Everyone we met was friendly and helpful, the weather was excellent at this time of year, and the local wine a revelation (unfortunately we were only able to bring back 2 bottles from Gabriella at Agriturismo Il Feudo)!


Dr Bungay
27/09/2013

Wonderful cycling holiday with varied days and experiences. The cycling could be easy or more challenging according to the options. The scenery and architecture was amazing, but very few tourists (except Venice)


Mrs Fuller
10/09/2013

Really lovely holiday. We loved Il feudo especially, but variety in the hotels was a positive feature. Would avoid temperatures in high 30s next time by going earlier. Sarah was helpful and knowledgeable. Ideal for family with children, including chance to visit Venice and Vicenza.


Mrs Morris
22/07/2013

Sarah was fantastic- all credit to her. Funny, kind, thoughtful and a wealth of knowledge!


Mr Moss
20/05/2013

Wonderful opportunity to see some of the lovely Veneto plain, whilst getting exercise, and building up appetite for the evening meals. We have used Headwater twice now and would not consider using another cycling tour company as the variable start dates, knowledgeable and helpful reps, and welcoming hosts make the entire experience enjoyable.


Mrs Wann
06/10/2012

Headwater are a reliable company who deliver what they advertise in the brochure.


Mrs Gunderson
03/09/2012

This was our first cycling holiday and I as a novice cyclist was a bit apprehensive, but it turned out to be one of the best holidays we have had. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The only negative was the extremely hot temperatures during the first week - 42 degrees most afternoons. The routes were all a good length for me, especially, and the directions were very easy to follow. We received a warm welcome everywhere we stayed and enjoyed very much the excellent food and wine.


Mrs Bradley
07/08/2012

This was our first arranged cycling

holiday, and we were pleasantly surprised

with warmth and expertise of Sarah the rep. Also of the efficient organisation of the holiday and the way it worked out for us.

We were very pleased with the hotels and the service that they offered, nothing being too much trouble for them.

One thing we would ask for next time is that you arrange for the heat to be turned

down a little please!!


Mis Maxfield
23/06/2012

Great experience - lovely area and good notes for the cycling. Excellent food in all locations.


Mr Scott
11/06/2012

fabulous....thanks very much

Dates and prices

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed rep.

Departures
Every two days from 11th May 2018 to 16th Oct 2018, for 8 nights.

Meals
All continental breakfasts and evening meals included

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers included from Vicenza train station at 14:03 and back to Vicenza train station at 12:45.

How to book

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