Just an hour’s drive north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, is one of the world’s best yet largely undiscovered wine regions. Here ancient terraced vineyards clinging to the sides of every possible slope are dedicated exclusively to grapes for Italy’s most prized sparkling wine: Prosecco. Based in an elegant hotel, located in the heart of the so called ‘Prosecco Road’ – Italy’s oldest wine route – we spend a week walking through picturesque rolling hills and sampling the area’s delicious cuisine and authentic bubbles. We also visit charming mediaeval villages such as Cison, Follina, Asolo as well as the beautiful capital province of Treviso.
Walking the Prosecco Hills – Small Group Travel
Level: 2 (moderate)
Activity: Walking & Trekking
Group size: 5-16 / Min age: 18
Discover the highlights of the Prosecco Hills
During the week there will be also opportunities to try some of the best local restaurants in the area which offer authentic cuisine and delicious homemade dishes such as ‘spiedo’ (spit roasted meat), wild mushroom risotto, gnocchi, mouth-watering handmade cured meats and cheeses, all washed down with prime quality Prosecco! The surrounding area is picturesque, with lush vineyards covering the slopes of every possible hill and old churches, abbeys, villas and ancient castles dotting the landscape. Prosecco has been produced here for centuries, but only more recently, thanks to the surge in its popularity worldwide.
DAY 1 – Start Pieve di Soligo. Meals Included: dinner
DAY 2 – Morning walk around the mediaeval villages of Cison di Valmarino and Follina;visit a beautiful Cistercians abbey dating back to the 12th century. Meals included: breakfast/lunch
DAY 3 – Circular walk in the heartland of the Prosecco region; visit one of the best local producers for wine-tasting and learn about the wine-making process. Meals included: breakfast/lunch
DAY 4 – Morning guided sightseeing in the elegant provincial capital of Treviso; afternoon relaxing walk through the Natural Park of the River Sile. Meals included: breakfast
DAY 5 – Visit the UNESCO Palladian Villa Barbaro before ascending to Monte St. Giorgio, originally used as the front line during World War I; walk to the elegant hilltop town of Asolo.
Meals included: dinner
DAY 7 – Panoramic walk through the alpine landscape of Monte Cesen; enjoy a 360 degree view of the Venetian Prealps. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 8 – End Pieve di Soligo. Meals included: breakfast
Each day, you will walk for 3 to 6 hours (excluding the free day). The terrain and type of path will vary from manmade paved tracks and tarmac, to forest trails and dirt roads. The walks are easy, although some ascents, occasionally steep, and descents should be expected. Walking hours are given as approximates only.
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Tour Code: XS
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