Our Active Holidays in Veneto

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 active 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.


Brenner Pass to Venice Cycling
Italy: Veneto

Brenner Pass to Venice Cycling

Taking you from the stunning Dolomites to Venice. The cycle route starts at the Brenner Pass, on the border with Austria and you'll follow gentle riverside tracks through fragrant orchards and vineyards. Enjoy a ferry ride across Lake Garda and continue through the beautiful cities of Verona, Padova to the canals and waterways of Venice.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC09VE
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1719per person, tour only

  • 3 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Navigation app provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Heart of Veneto Cycling
Italy: Veneto

Heart of Veneto Cycling

The 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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07VN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1179per person, tour only

  • 71 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in the Venetian Hills
Italy: Veneto

Walking in the Venetian Hills

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW08VN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1219per person, tour only

  • 85 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Bolzano, Verona & Venice Ride
Italy: Veneto

Bolzano, Verona & Venice Ride

Spectacular riding from the stunning Dolomites to Venice. Starting from Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol, you'll follow gentle riverside tracks through fragrant orchards and vineyards to reach Lake Garda. Ride through the beautiful cities of Verona, Padova and finally exploring the canals and waterways of Venice.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07VE
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1299per person, tour only

  • 15 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Venetian Villas and Vineyards Cycling
Italy: Veneto

Venetian Villas and Vineyards Cycling

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC08VN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1559per person, tour only

  • 55 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling Lake Garda with e-bike
Italy: Veneto

Cycling Lake Garda with e-bike

Spend 6 nights on Lake Garda, the playground of cycling! Your unique hotel has been transformed from an old rail station, close to the waters edge.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC06LG
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1099per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  

  • 1 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Adriatic Coast - Venice to Poreč Ride
Italy / Slovenia / Croatia: Veneto

Adriatic Coast - Venice to Poreč Ride

Embark on a picturesque cycling journey from Venice to Poreč, immersing yourself in the stunning landscape and rich cultural heritage. Explore historic towns such as Trieste and Piran, indulge in delicious cuisine and experience the beauty and diversity of the Adriatic coast on this unforgettable cycling adventure.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07VP
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1199per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Bike hire included
  • Navigation app provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walk The Prosecco Hills & Hidden Venice
Italy: Veneto

Walk The Prosecco Hills & Hidden Venice

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07VN
  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1439per person, tour only

  • 5 Reviews
  • All breakfasts, four lunches, two dinners and two wine tastings All accommodation