After breakfast you start your holiday biking along the “sentiero degli ezzelini” path following a canal all the way to the charming hilltop town of Asolo; one of the Italy’s most beautiful hamlets and nicknamed “City of a hundred horizons”.
From Asolo you reach your destination of this first day, Bassano del Grappa, following quite secondary roads with the view of the mountains and the vineyards. Bassano is the city of “grappa” strong liquor made by distilling the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems left over from winemaking after pressing the grapes: a magnificent destination at the foot of the Venetian Alps that combines historical memory, art and food and wine. Its history has been shaped by the river Brenta, which flows through it near the historic centre: here the two banks are joined by a magnificent wooden bridge that has become the symbol of the city.
Challenge: 40 km, 330 m ascent, 255 m descent