• Info

    Tour type

    Self-guided

     

    Departures

    Every day from 23.03 to 26.10.2019

     

    Seasons

    Season 1: 23.03-19.04 and 30.09-26.10.2019
    Season 2: 20.04-21.06 and 5.09-29.09.2019
    Season 3: 22.06-4.09.2019

     

    Price per person

    440 € in double room, 4* hotel with swimming pool

     

    Included

    • 6 nights hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Maps
    • Swimming pool entrance
    • Hotline service

     

    Not included

    • Local taxes (about 10 €)
    • Special treatments at the hotel Spa
    • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”

     

    Supplements per person
    200 € single room
    70 € season 2
    100 € season 3
    75 € 3 dinners included (3-course meals, beverages not included)
    80 € Girolibero bike
    190 € E-bike
    15 € helmet

     

    Reductions

    50 € 3rd/4th person in room

  • Day by Day

    1. Galzignano Terme
    Individual arrival at the hotel.

     

    2. Arquà Petrarca (40 km)
    A delightful itinerary through the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills and its wonderful sights. You will stop in the gardens of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, one of the most important examples of classical Italian garden (with a real labyrinth, too). Further on, you will visit the medieval towns of Arquà Petrarca and Monselice.
     
    3. Padua (50 km)
    Through country roads you will reach the magnificent Villa Emo Capodilista, now also a prestigious wine estate. Further on, following the Bacchiglione river you will arrive in Padua, where you will have the whole afternoon to discover its wonders, such as the Scrovegni Chapel, frescoed by Giotto, the Basilica of St. Anthony, the square Prato della Valle and the prestigious university founded in 1222.
     
    4. Free day
    Why not indulging today in your spa resort and enjoying one of the many thermal treatments? After all you are in the largest thermal park of Europe! Alternatively, you can spend the day in Venice (45 minutes by train), but please don’t bring the bike with you!

     

    5. Euganean Hills round tour (65 km)
    Today you will follow the brand-new cycle path of the Euganean Hills, which encompasses the whole chain of the Euganean hills along 64 km, running among woods, abbeys and small towns such as Este and Battaglia Terme.
     
    6. Praglia and Villa dei Vescovi (40 km)
    An easy itinerary takes you to the celebrated Benedictine abbey in Praglia, founded in the 11th century and now a centre of excellence for the restoration of antique books. The itinerary continues towards the majestic Villa dei Vescovi, designed in the 16th century, where you can admire the well-preserved frescoes and relax in the garden.
     
    7. Galzignano Terme
    Departure after breakfast. 


    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

     

     

  • Route profile
    • Total length: 195 km
    • Total vertical up: 320 m
    • Terrain: 85% tarmac, 15% unpaved
    • Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 3


    Four easy itineraries, all relatively level with some slight ups and downs. The routes are along safe cycle paths or roads with very little traffic. 

     

    Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.

     

  • How to get there

    Abano is connected with the following airports:
    Venice: 60 km, Treviso: 70 km, Verona: 95 km.

     

    Trains
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com

     

      

  • Accommodation and meals

    We have chosen for you a wonderful resort, surrounded by the natural park of the Euganean Hills, just a few chilometres from Padua.

     

    GALZIGNANO TERME | Spa & Golf Resort | www.galzignano.it
    - Hotel Sporting
    - Hotel Splendid
    4* hotels with inner restaurant, thermal pools, SPA, wellness centre, golf course and tennis club.

     

    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
    - double room is a room with one double bed
    - twin room is a room with two single beds
    - triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero’s City bikes are available in various sizes in unisex/women’s or men’s models. At the moment of booking, you can choose among the following bikes: 
    - City bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    - City bike 7-gear Shimano Nexus with back-pedal brake
    - E-bike
    - Tandem

     

    Features:
    - aluminium frame
    - mudguard
    - rear rack
    - comfort gel saddle
    - anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
    - ergonomic bicycle grips
    - Speed Lifter system

     

    Accessories
    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:
    1 cycle computer  
    1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    1 front bar bag or 1 map holder 
    1 water bottle (0.75 l)
    1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers 
    1 combination bike lock

     

    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61. All our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.

     

  • Accompanying material

    The Information Pack (one per room) includes:

     

    - final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    - hotel voucher to be given to the reception
    - restaurant vouchers (if you have booked half-board)
    - information on the cities, towns and villages of the tour

     

    Girolibero Greens booklets:
    1) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you would visit.

     

  • By your side

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:
    - office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

  • 4 Client reviews
    • Sigal

      Departure 12-18 May 2019

      Online from 27 May 2019

    • Claudia Maria

      Departure 05-11 July 2017

      Online from 17 July 2017

      Percorsi pianeggianti, misto strada alzaie sterrate, meglio percorrerli in primavera o autunno. D'estate fa un po' troppo caldo.
    • Angelo

      Departure 20-26 August 2016

      Online from 15 September 2016

      La vacanza é andata benissimo, sicuramente lo rifaremo, consiglio di avere un minimo di allenamento, munirsi di pazienza, spirito di sacrificio, e divertirsi.
      Siamo rimasti soddisfatti.
      Porgo distinti saluti
      Angelo e Cristina
    • Loredana

      Departure 13-19 August 2016

      Online from 09 September 2016

      Bella esperienza e molto divertente. Da ripetere!!
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