The term “slow bike” highlights cycle tourism’s most valuable aspect: taking your time to get around and visiting places that are interesting and enjoyable due to their history, folklore, natural environment and landscape. While these routes would be demanding on foot, they are ideal for delightful bike rides.
For those who choose to pedal with an eye on the local wine and food, there are specific itineraries along the aptly named ‘wine-routes’. The ‘Strada del Prosecco’, ‘Vini dei Colli Conegliano e Valdobbiadene’, the ‘Strada dei Vini del Montello e dei Colli Asolani’, the ‘Strada dei Vini del
Piave’ are all itineraries that combine activity out in the open air with stop off points where one can sample the produce of the local wine shops or the typical farmhouse food.
Those who are interested in the local art of the artistic centres and of the small villages around can find in ‘Bici in Vacanza’ (Biking on Holiday) a proposal that caters for all tastes. The itinerary is divided into several stages, all interconnected, meaning that visitors can choose each time the corner of the Marca that they wish to explore but also plan a route over several days if they prefer.
Visitors who, on the other hand, place cycling in a protected natural environment as a priority can choose the Girasile, a greenway that runs through the Regional Natural Park of the River Sile – the longest river of resurgent water in the whole of Europe. A ring-route of about 40 km has been charted along the tract that is south of Treviso, called “E4 – Il Girasile” which combines a visit to the chief town of the province and a hamlet on the Sile, making it an ideal excursion for the weekend.