The Prosecco Hills

Scheduled

6 nights

Intermediate

362 km

5260 m

Prosecco Hills
ItalyThe Prosecco Hills

Summary

Join us on a jaunt around the UNESCO Prosecco Hills on our brand new 7 day tour. Experience iconic climbs of the Giro d’Italia, including Passo San Boldo and Monte Grappa, visit the beautiful Lago di San Croce and ride through picturesque terraced vineyards.

Taste fabulous local food & indulge in a glass or two of Prosecco as the sun sets. Discover historic villages, stay in stunning 4* luxury hotels and finsh the tour in the historic city of Treviso, the ‘Little Venice’ of Italy.

This is a region that is just beginning to be discovered and needs to be explored before the rest of the world catches on. Expect fabulous riding, delicious Italian food and drink, a deep passion for cycling and lashing of history & culture.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

362 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Italy

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

69 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 30 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 4.999

TOUR highlights

Discover the protected UNESCO Prosecco hills

Stay in Treviso, the 'Little Venice' of the region & home to Pinarello

Climb the iconic Giro d'Italia climb, the Passo San Boldo

Visit the buzzing town of Bassano del Grappa, home to Basso, Wilier & a cool cycling community

Amazing local food & Prosecco!

Climb the Monte Grappa, a Giro d'Italia classic

Visit Lago di Santa Croce, a stunning lake nestled in the hills

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Italy!

Meet at Venice train station for your transfer to Castel Brando an enjoy a warm welcome from your guides! We'll spend the afternoon getting your bikes set up and head out on our first ride, a loop ride though the Prosecco Hills and its hilltop villages. In the evening join the group for an aperitivo on the terrace before enjoying our first meal together with a spectacular view!

EAT

Welcome lunch | Evening meal

SLEEP

Castel Brando

CYCLE

Warm-up ride 30 kms 360m

Day 1

Passo San Boldo & the Lago di Santa Croce

Today begins with the Passo San Boldo, a beautiful climb known for its tunnels, switchbacks and appearances in the Giro d'Italia. The climb is 6 kms with a stiff average gradient of 7.7%. Find your own rhythm, sit back and enjoy the views unfolding beneath you. Regroup at the top and prepare for your reward - a long descent to the Piave river valley. Our route takes us north east along the valley before heading south to ride along the banks of the Lago de Santa Croci. After the town of Santa Croce the road heads downhill once again, to our resting place back at the hotel.

EAT

Breakfast | Picnic lunch | Evening meal

SLEEP

Castel Brando

CYCLE

Passo San Boldo, 75 kms 1150 m

Day 1

Conegliano and the Prosecco Hills

Today we ride a stunning loop to through the UNESCO Prosecco Hills and visit the town of Conegliano for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy the chance to taste local Prosecco's and learn about the history of Prosecco making in the region.

EAT

Breakfast | Lunch in Conegliano | Evening meal

SLEEP

Castel Brando

CYCLE

Conegliano Loop 65 kms 700 m

Day 1

Ride point to point to Asolo

Our first point to point is a relaxed ride through hilltop villages and the heart of the prosecco making region to the stunning village of Asolo, and our resting place for the next two nights. We'll enjoy a relaxed lunch on arrival and guests are free to relax all afternoon, take advantage of the hotel facilities or wonder the cobbled streets of Asolo.

EAT

Breakfast | Lunch in Asolo | Evening meal

SLEEP

Albergo al Sole

CYCLE

Castel Brando to Asolo 42 kms 500 m

Day 1

Monte Grappa & Bassano del Grappa

Another Giro d'Italia classic climb beckons! Ride from our hotel to the base of Monte Grappa in Bassano del Grappa. We'll stop here to enjoy an espresso and prepare for the ascent ahead. The climb stretches a mighty 19 kms and reaches an altitude of 1,700 m - the highest point of our tour. We'll regroup at the top and enjoy a picnic lunch with an incredible view. With the toughest riding done enjoy a fabulous descent down the northern slopes all the way to the base of the short climb back up to our hotel in Asolo. In the evening take a short shuttle to Basso del Grappa to enjoy an evening in the best traditional restaurant in town. A taste of the local grappa is an essential digestif. Saluti!

EAT

Breakfast | Picnic lunch | Evening meal in Bassano del Grappa

SLEEP

Albergo al Sole

CYCLE

Monte Grappa loop ride, 73 kms 1950 m

Day 1

Ride point to point from Asolo to Treviso

For our grand finale of the trip we hug the banks of the River Piave to ride to Treviso, the first city of the Venitian region founded back in 49 BC. We ride small roads all the way into the heart of the city. In the evening we celebrate in style in the city centre of Treviso.

EAT

Breakfast | Picnic lunch | Evening meal

SLEEP

Port Altina Suites

CYCLE

Asolo to Treviso, 77 kms 600 m

Day 1

Departures from Treviso

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye! Plan your onward travel from Treviso. We can arrange private transfers for you on request.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

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CYCLE

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THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Enjoy small group sizes and professional, personal support all week from your guides & support vehicle.

We work with an industry leading guide to guest ratio – expect up to 4 guests per guide on the trip with guides leading the way on the road and a support vehicle close by at all times. Note that for groups of 4 riders or less this tour is run as a guided trip without the support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

Premium Upgrade

Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

Premium Upgrade

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

THE GUIDES

Mario

During the past 10 years, Mario has lived in different countries, but now he's back home in Conegliano to ride every steep hill in the area! Despite his focus on road cycling, he's had some amazing moments with his beloved steel gravel bike! Mario has been a member of the ESC Team since 2019 and couldn't be happier! He looks forward to seeing you on the road soon!

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Fly to Venice or Treviso Airport

MEETING POINT

Venice Train Station

TIME

11:00 am

DEPARTURE

Plan your onward travel from Treviso

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Full Support

ACCOMMODATION

4* Hotels

FOOD

Full board - breakfast, luches & 5 evening meals

TRANSFERS

Arrival transfer from Venice train station to the start point of the tour

BIKE RENTAL

Included

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Italy

Italia! Pizza! Pasta! The Giro! Italy is a classic cycling destination with a huge variety of landscapes to explore & a history steeped in cycling culture. Italy is best enjoyed from April through to June and in the Autumn months.

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RESERVATION
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €999
Tuesday

17 juny 2024

Monday

23 juny 2024

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Thursday

15 setembre 2024

Thursday

21 setembre 2024

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Thursday

23 setembre 2024

Thursday

29 setembre 2024

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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