Discover Headwater's walking and cycling holidays in Veneto; highlights include its rich cultural heritage, its art, fine architecture, pretty wildflowers, friendly hotels and great Venetian home cooking.
On a Veneto holiday with Headwater you'll explore the region's contrasting landscapes: to the west are the shores of Lake Garda, to the north the Dolomites, and eastwards the verdant Euganean Hills give way to plains of maize stretching out to the Venetian lagoon.
This wealth of contrasts has inspired poets and playwrights since time began. Livy, Petrarch, Corbis, Goethe, Byron and Shelley all sojourned here. Four major Shakespeare plays are set here, and although the Bard never visited, it is easy to imagine passionate embraces and secret plotting taking place in Padua and Verona's narrow streets or Venice's maze of alleyways of piazzettas.
This single-centre cycling holiday is a perfect choice for people wanting a genuine grass-roots Italian experience. You'll stay on a family-run farm, in the heart of the Venetian countryside, with private pool and vineyards. Venice, Verona and Padua are all possible day trips.
Based in the heart of the 'Prosecco Road', we spend a week walking through picturesque rolling hills and sampling the area's delicious cuisine and authentic bubbles.
The wonderfully unspoilt Venetian countryside is only an hour or so from the great city of Venice, but couldn't be more different! Here is a landscape of rolling hills, shady forests, vineyards and fields ablaze with colourful flowers.
Wonderfully easy hotel-to-hotel cycling route exploring the pretty villages, villas and castles of the Venetian countryside. Lots of historic interest and great regional cooking! A day trip to Venice is a 'must' with Padua and Vicenza also within reach.