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Bikepacking in Italy’s Prosecco hills – 5 days in Conegliano, Asolo and Valdobbiadene

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Bikepacking in Italy’s Prosecco hills – 5 days in Conegliano, Asolo and Valdobbiadene

Road Cycling Collection by Michele Pelacci

5

Tours

15:25 h

220 mi

19,825 ft

Some say that Prosecco is the best wine in the world. Although ranking wine can be difficult, 'Prosecco Superiore DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene' is certainly one of life’s pleasures that’s not to be missed. This Collection passes by the most beautiful and iconic places in the Prosecco hills, which recently became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area extends from east to west – from Vittorio Veneto to Valdobbiadene in the province of Treviso.

The central winegrowing area, encompassing villages such as Farra di Soligo, San Pietro di Feletto and Cison di Valmarino, has shaped wine and daily life for centuries. Along the way, you’ll pass many interesting sites, such as the Ca’ del Poggio wall and the San Boldo Pass. This trip takes you between Conegliano, Asolo and Valdobbiadene in five days. Expect climbs, descents and plenty of glasses of wine.

Don’t let the 6,000 metres (19,685 ft) of altitude difference put you off. Spread over five days, you’ll barely feel it in your legs. A good part of the elevation gain is during three 'round–trip' climbs (Passo San Boldo, Passo di Praderadego, Pianezze). They’re beautiful and well worthwhile, but also easy to skip if you prefer. Moreover, as the route winds through a relatively small area, you can easily shorten it as you wish. In the first stage, for example, you can avoid the curve towards Caneva and Villa di Villa and head straight to San Giacomo di Veglia instead. Thanks to its adaptability, this is the perfect harvest route if you’re not in top condition or if you’re cycling with your family. If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, you could try and complete this harvest adventure over a weekend.

You only really need a gravel bike on one section of this Tour – stage 5. You leave Soligo and climb towards Collagù on gravel, but if you feel comfortable, a road bike will just about manage here. On the last stage, the cobblestones in Conegliano centre are in good condition and possible on any bike.

The Prosecco hills have experienced a tourist boom in recent decades, so you should book your overnight stays in advance, especially if you ride in summer. By the way: this harvest adventure is perfect in any season, but the weather and green vines are at their best from April to the end of September. If you cycle when the days are shorter, you may want a rear bike light, although the roads are largely secondary and away from heavy traffic.

Your adventure begins in none other than Conegliano, a municipality of around 35,000 inhabitants halfway between Treviso and the Belluno Pre–Alps. Conegliano is easy to reach from the A27 Mestre – Belluno and A28 Portogruaro – Pordenone – Conegliano motorways and has a train station. From Treviso, the train takes less than half an hour and it’s one hour from Venice. Whatever your plan, check the timetables here (prm.rfi.it/qo_prm/QO_Arrivi_SiPMR.aspx?Id=1077&dalle=04.00&alle=08.00&ora=04.00&guid=2deb32c8–eaa3–4d85–b3ed–7ab3ea242f70).

Cycling through the vineyards, observing the characteristic mosaic landscape of this area, whizzing down hills between one glass of Prosecco and another – you won’t want to leave.

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Bikepacking sulle colline del Prosecco – cinque giorni tra Conegliano, Asolo e Valdobbiadene

215 mi

19,050 ft

19,050 ft

Last updated: September 6, 2022

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    Stage 1: Conegliano to San Pietro di Feletto – bikepacking in the Prosecco hills

    Intermediate
    03:11
    46.5 mi
    14.6 mph
    2,700 ft
    2,050 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Conegliano is the second most populous municipality in the province of Treviso after Treviso itself. It will be crossed better and better known in the last leg of the journey, so head immediately north-west. The start is not unlike that of “La Ronda 2022 - il Fiandre Trevigiano”, a cycling event that

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  • Difficult
    03:27
    45.7 mi
    13.2 mph
    5,625 ft
    5,825 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    The second stage has a very mild restart. After a possible visit to the remarkable Pieve di San Pietro, we start with a wonderful descent through the vineyards: it is a sliding swoop into the valley, which the locals call "delle Mire", perhaps because there are so many landscapes to admire here. around

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  • Difficult
    04:02
    52.5 mi
    13.0 mph
    6,750 ft
    6,700 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Like the previous fraction, the third stage of “Bikepacking on the Prosecco hills - five days between Conegliano, Asolo and Valdobbiadene” begins with a recommended destination in the village of departure. The abbey of Follina, in fact, first belonged to the Benedictines and then to the Cistercians and

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    43.8 mi
    16.8 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,525 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    After all the time necessary in Asolo, through the narrow and suggestive via Sottocastello you return towards the valley. Avoiding the busy main roads as much as possible, you will arrive after about ten kilometers in Caerano San Marco, where you can visit a parish church with various frescoes inside

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  • Intermediate
    02:08
    31.9 mi
    14.9 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,700 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Farra di Soligo is a small and pretty town. When you are here, a visit to Collagù is a must: it is a village on the hills, from which you can enjoy an incomparable view of the Credazzo towers and the Prosecco hills. Of course, getting up there is tough and you have to get dirty with dust because of a

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    220 mi
  • Duration
    15:25 h
  • Elevation
    19,825 ft

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