A great pedal classic to discover the area that surrounds the city of Vicenza to the south. Taking advantage of the network of cycle paths and secondary roads, you follow the undulating border line between the plain and the hills, going as far as the agricultural heart of the Berici Hills where the placid Lake Fimon is located, a very popular destination for the people of Vicenza. On the way back you come across the Basilica of Monte Berico with its panoramic square, Villa “La Rotonda” and Villa Valmarana ai Nani, masterpieces of Italian Renaissance architecture.
The city and the river
The Bacchiglione River has always represented Vicenza’s most important connection with Padua and the Adriatic Sea. Following the slow flow of its waters that flow from the historic city center towards the countryside means discovering the age-old relationship of man with the river, a source of wealth but also a formidable threat. Hydraulic engineering works to tame their moods such as locks, ditches, embankments, embankments and canals accompany the cyclist in a rural world, made of land and water.
The Vicenza countryside preserves a fascinating landscape, witness to a still industrious rural culture. A splendid cycle tour that develops between geometric cultivated fields bordered by an incredible maze of canals and irrigation ditches where the resurgence waters flow quickly. Bridges, rice fields and mills, Renaissance villas and farmhouses make this easy route an experience not to be missed.