Bassano, Marostica e cycle path of Brenta
The Brenta cycle path is one of the most interesting Italian bike lanes: runs along an easy trail, mostly flat and suitable for everyone, which connects Lake Caldonazzo, where there is the river from which it takes its name, the town of Bassano del Grappa .
The program develops along one of the most scenic stretches of cycle path, between the impetuous course of the Brenta, on the one hand, and the sheer walls of Valsugana other. The base to which to return each evening will Bassano, in a comfortable bike hotel with all the amenities for cyclists enthusiasts, experienced or not: bike storage, workshop, laundry room and excellent food.
The Bassano city center is to be discovered, to play a leading role in the Ponte degli Alpini, which, with its sleek shape and massive seems to reflect the deep connection of the area with the river water. The rides will take us even in the surrounding area, touching charm of rich countries, such as Valstagna, Solan, Oliero and its famous caves.
In a week we’ll discover so that this area is not only ideal for a healthy holiday in the open air, pedaling with ease, but also a mix of art and culture in all its forms: from villas designed by Andrea Palladio, undisputed genius architecture, such as the Villa Godi Malinverni in Lugo di Vicenza or Villa Angarano, to the towns of Marostica and Nove, known respectively for the reenactment of the chess game in 1454 and for the high quality ceramics.
he excursions will be interspersed with tasty food and wine tastings to the many strictly slow food: the prized white asparagus, cherries and wine branded PDO and PGI products including the well-known Prosecco di Valdobbiadene are just a few of the list.
We are finally in a position to reach Vicenza, where you can visit other jewels of Palladian architecture such as the Basilica or the Rotunda, or Padua for a visit to the Scrovegni Chapel with frescoes by Giotto and Prato della Valle.
A packed holiday then, to appreciate the slowness that only a bike can give.