|Day 2 – In the morning we take a nice walk up to the Canali valley and have lunch in the open air looking at the beautiful mountains “… the great cathedrals of the earth, with their gates of rock, pavements of cloud, choirs of streams and stone, altars of snow …” (Joseph Ruskin). We walk in this isolated and spectacular valley surrounded by inaccessible peaks. In the afternoon, we go back and we have time to relax before the dinner. (lunch – picnic included, dinner – in hotel included). (1000 m up and down – 5/6 hours walk)
Day 3 – Early morning, after a good breakfast, private transfer to reach San Martino di Castrozza, where we take a gondola lift up to the Pale di San Martino plateau up to 2500 above the sea level. In this lunar landscape with no vegetation we can discover fossils of animals that was lived in the ancient ocean 200 billion of years ago. Surrounded by beautiful mountains we start this unic and not too strenuous walk. During the day we have a breathtaking view of the surrounding peaks from the spectacular Monte Fradusta to the Pala di San Martino. Along the trail our guide help us to discover the rich alpine flora of Dolomites and many traces of the events of the First Word War. Overnight in Fiera di Primiero. HB (5-6 hours hiking, 500 m ascent)
(lunch – Picnic included dinner and overnight – in Hotel included).
Day 4– Early morning transfer to Passo Rolle (2000 m. above the sea level), then we start our hike in one of the most beautiful areas of the Dolomites, the Pale di San Martino. We will follow a gravel road along the Val Venegia under a wall of stones 1000 meters high. We will have lunch in the open air looking at the beautiful mountains. In the afternoon, we arrive in Bassano del Grappa. Accommodation in a typical rural setting (agriturismo) and time to relax. (lunch – picnic included, dinner – in a traditional rural setting (agriturismo) included).
Day 5 – This bike tour starts directly from our accommodation. We will visit the medieval castle of Marostica, the city of the live-chess. We go into the medieval age visiting old neighbourhoods. Lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon we head back to Bassano, and to a tour of the city with the famous bridge designed by Palladio in the 1400s. (lunch – in a typical restaurant included, dinner – in a traditional rural setting (agriturismo) included).
Day 6 – On day sixth, the bike tour head into Asolo, a beautiful medieval town at
the top of a hill. From the summit we have a fantastic view of the surrounding area. On the way back to Bassano on ancient paths through fields and woods we enjoy the surrounding and some beautiful view of the area. Time to relax before the dinner.
(lunch – picnic included, dinner – in a nice local restaurant included).
Day 7 – Another beatuful day of biking… in the morning we explore the valley of Brenta river there we bike through landscapes of vineyards and orchards, with enchanting glimpses of old villages and terracing of tobacco. After a good picnic lunch in the nature, we visit a winery farm where wel take a walk among the vineyards and have the opportunity to taste the local wines. In the afternoon, we arrive in our agriturismo and we have time to relax or to take an easy walk up to the hills around the agriturismo. (lunch – picnic included, dinner – in a traditional rural setting (agriturismo)
Day 8 – After breakfast departure with a private transfer to Verona or Venice Airport.
May, September, first half of October
PRICE PER PERSON
€ 1.300/person (for 8 to 12 People group)
Included: Guide, Italian geologist English speaking guiding the group from the day 1 to 8; bike rent; all transfers by private jeep; the nights in Bassano in traditional rural setting (agriturismo) in double room (private toilets) with breakfast, the nights in the dolomites in 3 stars selected hotels, in double rooms (private toilets) with breakfast; dinners in local small restaurants as mentioned in the program. Lunches (substantial picnics as mentioned in the program)
Not Included: Lunches and dinner not mentioned in the program, we will suggest good alternative solutions when the time is free; dinner when it is not mentioned in the program; other museum or entrance fees not mentioned in the program.
Difficulties: Easy to moderate, daily legs of medium physical effort, an average of 5 hours per day. No mountaineering difficulties.
Groups: from 8 to 12.