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Your walking holiday in Italy

Walking the Prosecco Hills | Guided Group | SAVE £50 per person

Total Distance 29 miles (47km) | Average distance per day 6 miles (9km)

Just an hour’s drive north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, is one of the world’s finest yet largely undiscovered wine regions. Here ancient terraced vineyards cling to the sides of every possible slope and are dedicated exclusively to grapes for Italy’s most prized sparkling wine: Prosecco. Your base is an elegant converted villa, located in the heart of the so called 'Prosecco Road' - Italy’s oldest wine route - you spend a week walking through picturesque rolling hills and sampling the area’s delicious cuisine and authentic bubbles. We also visit charming medieval villages such as Cison, Follina, Asolo as well as the beautiful capital province of Treviso.

What not to miss

  • Quiet trails away from the crowds
  • Taste authentic Prosecco and visit local producers
  • Explore charming medieval villages and Treviso
  • Elegant historic 4-star villa with pool

What’s included

  • Meals (breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 wine tastings)
  • Transfers (minibus, train)
  • 7 nights 4-star hotels
  • Airport transfers
Your walking holiday in Italy

Walking the Prosecco Hills | Guided Group | SAVE £50 per person

Day 1

Arrival in Soligo.

Your tour starts in Soligo, a small village located in the heart of the Prosecco hills, approximately 60km north of Venice. The 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, has the area captured the deserved spotlight. Nevertheless, still relatively few tourists visit this wine region each year, making it a wonderful location for our week of walking and wine tasting in a very authentic rural part of Italy. Depending on the group arrival time, there might be some time for a quick orientation walk.

Meals included: dinner

Day 2

Round Tour Follina | Distance 6 miles (10km).

Today starts with a transfer to the pretty town of Cison di Valmarino, one of the best-preserved villages in the Prosecco area, containing numerous historical monuments and buildings that reveal its past role as a major feudal estate. The gentle walk follows a waterway, crossing tranquil woodlands, and passing by the ancient manor and fortress of Castelbrando, which offers panoramic views over the farmland and villages far below. The walk ends in Follina, famous for the Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria, a mystical site enclosing one of Italy’s most beautiful cloisters. The monks were the first to give a boost to the development of the textile sector in this area, weaving wool here from the Middle Ages onwards. In the afternoon we return to the hotel and the remainder of the day is free to relax by the pool (in season) or you may decide to take an optional short walk to the hill of San Gallo overlooking the hotel. 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 3

Round Tour San Stefano | Distance 7 miles (12km).

Today's walk takes us to the heartland of the Prosecco hills, namely Valdobbiadene, S. Pietro di Barbozza and S.Stefano. The majority of the winemakers are based right here, amongst the picture-perfect terraced hills which are arguably the prettiest of the whole Veneto region. Our walk follows a mix of man-made tracks and paths twisting through the vineyards and offers spectacular views of the fertile landscape and hamlets perched on the hillsides. During the walk we will have the opportunity to visit one of the top local Prosecco producers, whose passion for wine making goes back for generations in the family. After a tour of the wine cellars, we will sample different varieties of Prosecco during a guided wine-tasting (included in tour). We return to the hotel in the afternoon, with free time to enjoy a drink on the outdoor terrace, a dip in the pool or a visit to the spa. 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 4

Round Tour to Treviso | Distance 5 miles (8km).

In the morning we transfer to the pretty capital province of Treviso, a real hidden gem. Rebuilt and restored after Second World War bombing, the town centre is a rambling maze of streets lined with arcaded walkways. The town is circled by a pretty wall and by waterways, which add to its very picturesque and elegant style. After a walking tour of the town's centre accompanied by a local guide, we enjoy some free time to wander around at our own pace and have some lunch (the world-famous Tiramisu was apparently invented in this city, so it is recommended trying some in one of the best cafes in town!). In the afternoon we leave the walls of Treviso behind and the River Sile, the longest river of resurgent spring waters in Europe. Your tranquil route through a nature reserve offers the opportunity to explore the local flora and fauna.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

Round Tour Asolo | Distance 6 miles (10km).

After a short private transfer we reach another gem of the Prosecco area and the start point of today's walk: Villa Barbaro in Maser. The villa is one of the greatest masterpieces of the famous Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-80), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated in the middle of a flourishing privately owned estate, and six of its rooms are adorned with beautiful frescos. After a short visit, we set off for our walk starting with a climb to Monte San Giorgio, overlooking the villa. The route will then veer west, following one of the original front-lines used during the First World War. The war affected most of this area as well as many other towns around the Prosecco hills. During the walk we discover the evidence and memorials of the epic deeds that marked the destiny of generations of people. Our end point is the elegant hill-top town of Asolo, known as 'the pearl of the province of Treviso', for its beautiful setting and charming historic centre. You can enjoy some free time to explore and then return to the hotel for dinner.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 6

Free Day.

Today is a free day. Relax at the hotel's pool (seasonal) or spa, visit the lovely town of Conegliano (the other major centre of Prosecco production), or take a day-trip to Venice (only a short train ride away).

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Round Tour to Monte Cesen | Distance 4 miles (7km).

Our final walk takes us above the Prosecco hills, to Mount Cesen, the highest in its small group of Venetian Prealps. Rising above the Piave River to an altitude of 1570 meters there are stunning panoramic views. The walking trails cross mountain pastures, meadows and a landscape which differs completely to the one we explored earlier in the week. On a clear day, the views can stretch as far as the Eastern Alps, Dolomites, and Venice. In the evening, there will be the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic farewell dinner in one of the best local restaurants located in a panoramic setting in the heart of the Prosecco hills.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8

End in Soligo.

We say “arrivederci” and “a presto”!

Meals included: breakfast

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your walking holiday in Italy

Walking the Prosecco Hills | Guided Group | SAVE £50 per person

Your walking holiday in Italy

Walking the Prosecco Hills | Guided Group | SAVE £50 per person

Hotel Villa Soligo, Soligo

4-star

Your hotel base is an oasis of nature in a stunning setting. The property is located only a short distance from the main historical and cultural centres of the province of Treviso and Venice. The hotel is equipped with a spa and swimming pool.

Your walking holiday in Italy

Walking the Prosecco Hills | Guided Group | SAVE £50 per person

Package Prices 2019 (Flights and Transfers Included)

2019 Departure Dates Nights Adult Price  
06 April – 13 April 7 £1,329 Enquire now
13 April – 20 April 7 £1,329 Enquire now
20 April – 27 April 7 £1,429 Enquire now
11 May – 18 May 7 £1,329 Enquire now
18 May – 25 May 7 £1,379 Enquire now
25 May – 01 June 7 £1,479 Enquire now
01 June - 08 June 7 £1,399 Enquire now
08 June - 15 June 7 £1,359 Enquire now
15 June - 22 June 7 £1,359 Enquire now
22 June - 29 June 7 £1,359 Enquire now
31 August - 07 September 7 £1,359 Enquire now
07 September - 14 September 7 £1,329 Enquire now
14 September - 21 September 7 £1,329 Enquire now
21 September - 28 September 7 £1,329 Enquire now
28 September - 05 October 7 £1,299 Enquire now
05 October - 12 October 7 £1,299 Enquire now
12 October - 19 October 7 £1,299 Enquire now

Package prices are indicative, please contact one of our Activities Experts for more information.

Tour Only Prices 2019

2019 Departure Dates Nights Adult Price  
06 April – 13 April 7 £1,129 Enquire now
13 April – 20 April 7 £1,129 Enquire now
20 April – 27 April 7 £1,129 Enquire now
11 May – 18 May 7 £1,129 Enquire now
18 May – 25 May 7 £1,129 Enquire now
25 May – 01 June 7 £1,159 Enquire now
01 June - 08 June 7 £1,159 Enquire now
08 June - 15 June 7 £1,159 Enquire now
15 June - 22 June 7 £1,159 Enquire now
22 June - 29 June 7 £1,159 Enquire now
31 August - 07 September 7 £1,159 Enquire now
07 September - 14 September 7 £1,129 Enquire now
14 September - 21 September 7 £1,129 Enquire now
21 September - 28 September 7 £1,129 Enquire now
28 September - 05 October 7 £1,129 Enquire now
05 October - 12 October 7 £1,129 Enquire now
12 October - 19 October 7 £1,129 Enquire now

Extras

Single room supplement: from £200

Solo travellers

On this tour we do not require you to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender and if we cannot match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room. The cost of the single supplement is listed above.

Your walking holiday in Italy

Walking the Prosecco Hills | Guided Group | SAVE £50 per person

Total Distance

29 miles (47km)

Average distance per day

 6 miles (9km)

Suitability

The terrain and type of path will vary from man-made paved tracks and tarmac, to forest trails and dirt roads. The walks are easy, although some ascents can be steep. There are some descents.

A reasonable level of fitness is required. Please be aware that the province of Treviso can also be very warm, possibly reaching 30 degrees in the summer months between June and September.

Walking hours stated in the itinerary are given as approximates only. Timings stated include lunch and photo stops and will vary depending on the pace of your group.

Some of the drives follow twisty mountain roads.

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