Collect your bike at our shop at Montegrotto terme and follow the itinerary we have created for you to discover the highlights of the Euganean Hills.
Start your experience with the visit of the Villa dei Vescovi, residence of the bishops of Padua for centuries, recently restored and opened to the public by the FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano (similar to National Trust in GB). The Villa is a noble residence inspired by the themes of classicism, which dialogues with the external landscape thanks to the frescoes of its loggias and interiors.
After your relaxing time in the Villa, reach by bike the Praglia Abbey, the most important Benedictine monastery in the Euganean Hills. Here the monks pray, work and restore ancient books. In their shop you will find wine, honey and cosmetics.
We can reach now a local cellar to have a wine tasting. The Euganean Hills, due to their volcanic origin, have soils rich in minerals that influence the character of the wine.
The wine maker will explain you the history of his winery on the panoramic terrace and will accompany you to visit his cellar. You will have a tasting of 3 wines with a snack based on traditional Venetian products (salami and cheese) and tasting of locally produced extra virgin olive oil.
Book your experience, the art, nature and wine of the Euganean Hills will conquer your heart!
Itinerary: mainly in the plain, on cycle path and low-traffic paved roads
When: from Wednesday to Sunday from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm from March to November
Meeting point: our shop in Via Aureliana 50, Montegrotto Terme (PD)
How to arrive: by train at Terme Euganee Montegrotto station from Venice, Padua or Bologna and 5 minute walking. By car (free parking)
Difficulty: easy, on the plain
Duration: half day
Price: € 55 per person for a minimum of 2 people
Included: touring bike rental including helmet, bag and padlock, entrance to the Villa dei Vescovi, guided tour of Praglia Abbey with a monk (only Italian language), wine tasting in local cellar, route map with detailed description, telephone assistance.
Extra: € 10 Ebike available on request, € 60 guide by bike.
For information and reservations:
Viaggiare curiosi – bike, boat, trekking, wine tours. Bike rental with delivery.
tel. +39 328 4089272