We are in the heart of rural Veneto, at the centre of its dense network of cyclepaths that cover a vast area.
The circular Colli Euganei cyclepath is a route which follows the waterways that encircle the Euganean Hills Natural Park.
Why not explore the route with one of our fantastic conventional bicycles or an e-bike? A map, technical support and plenty of advice are all included!
It takes a whole day to ride the full route, one which is guaranteed to blow you away with the wealth of stunning cultural sites on the itinerary, such as fine Veneto villas, walled towns and castles.
The first one we come to is Villa Emo di Rivella, which is worth a brief stop for a few photos. A short while later, we reach the walled town of Monselice before continuing along the Bisatto canal, which keeps us company for much of our journey and which for centuries was used to transport the famous Euganean stone that was used to pave St Mark’s Square in Venice.
After the riverside town of Marendole comes Este, another walled town with the imposing Carrarese castle and its elegant squares. We press on to the western side of the hills, where the countryside opens out, characterised by expanses of peaceful, unspoiled nature in an area that feels a long way away from the city.
The hill’s volcanic origins are revealed in their pointy shapes, interspersed with rolling plateaus that are home to olive groves and vineyards.
For lunch, we recommend stopping off at a local vineyard for a selection of local meat and cheese and maybe a glass of wine. We will then continue our ride to the northern part of the hills, reaching Praglia Abbey, the most important Benedictine monastery in the Euganean Hills. Here the monks pray, work and restore ancient books.