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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
The treasures of The Veneto
Some of the best things in life are enjoyed slowly, which is how we approach our exploration of the Veneto; a region that encompasses the area just south of the central Alps and Dolomites. We begin in timeless Venice, amid the palaces of a bygone era, with the renowned city of canals mere minutes from the start of our first ride. From here, we head west through the Po River valley along an ancient trade and military route—the Roman Road—via Postumia. The Veneto is the breadbasket of Italy, and naturally, the gustatory adventures here are unrivalled: the Prosecco is local, vegetables come straight from the field and pasta has been rolled the morning of. Salute!
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Day by Day
Meet your bikes in Lido before boarding a ferry to the utterly un-modern island of Pellestrina. Inhabited by a strong fishing community, it should come as no surprise that the seafood here is sublime. This evening a welcome cocktail and fabulous dinner await!
Cycle from your hotel into the open countryside where a network of quiet, paved roads lead you to medieval Montagnana. Lunch is in the main square followed by a pleasantly flat ride back to your hotel.
Skirt the base of the scenic Berici hills, culminating along the Bacchiglione River at the "original" Monticello, near the gates of Vicenza. This evening you'll tour Vicenza before dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
Cruise along the edge of the Mincio River to the darling hamlet of Valeggio-Sul-Mincio. Pause in enchanted Borghetto for lunch and then return to your bike to glide through the Custoza vineyards to your hotel.
Spin out from your hotel passing Pastrengo along the ridgeline until you reach Cavaion Veronese where you'll have the best viewpoint over Lake Garda. Then a glorious glide awaits as you head toward the blue lake and the little town of Bardolino. Dinner tonight is a magical affair.
After breakfast at the hotel, we say our farewells to each other and perhaps to Northern Italy. We will drop you off in the Verona city centre or the Verona Airport. Arrivederci!
Welcome to the Veneto.
Villa Cordevigo, Cavaion Veronese
Set amid its own proprietary vineyards, this five-star hotel is a Renaissance villa converted into an exquisite hotel. The tranquil grounds allow ample space for relaxation, particularly by the vineyard-view pool. Giuseppe D’Aquino, the hotel's talented chef, prepares innovative spins on Mediterranean classics to accompany our sublime surroundings.
La Barchessa di Villa Pisani, Bagnolo di Lonigo
It’s not often that you get to sleep in a piece of history. This 17-room property, built expertly into a former outbuilding of a Palladian villa, affords just that opportunity, as B&R is the only travel company to enjoy a stay here. The outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to refresh at the end of the day.
Hotel Villa Michelangelo, Vicenza
The picture of refinement, this graceful villa estate conveniently located between Verona and Venice. Each distinctly designed room is lovingly appointed with antiques and captures the noble soul that visibly dwells here. Recline in the large pool, basking in the sun, survey the beautiful rolling countryside in the distance, and quietly contemplate how special a place this is.
For me it was the guides, Eve and Luca, that really made the trip outstanding. Everything was wonderful - the food, the hotels, the cycling - but the graciousness both Luca and Eve demonstrated and their incredible knowledge of and enthusiasm for the history, architecture and culture of the areas we visited was incredible.—Peggi Peacock
The routes on our Venice to Verona trip are for the most part flat. That said, there is a hill or two along the way some days, and daily routes are easily expanded (by 30-50 km) for those looking for more of a challenge, or easily shortened by hopping into our ever-present support van or the numerous organized local transfers. Our routes follow quiet country roads and some dedicated bike paths, although short sections of slightly heavier traffic may be encountered leaving towns.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All accommodation
- Meals as indicated, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- Use of a customized Bianchi bike: a hybrid, a racing bike with drop bars, or a racing bike with flat bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
On this trip, you can choose between a customized hybrid with flat bars or a road bike with drop bars. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Venice and Verona
You'll likely want to spend time in Venice before your trip or Verona afterward (or both!). We’ll happily book your hotel and recommend a city guide if you want an insider’s tour of each of these beautiful cities.
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