Cycle paths

Family cycling outdoors in summer

What could be more beautiful than a bike ride when the weather is nice and the sun sets late? The Hotel Ca’ Tron is located in an area full of charm thanks to the presence of numerous villas. Take a look at the following routes and choose the one that suits you!

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Reference site: http://www.turismopadova.it/en

Itinerary 1

  • Start point: Padova, Porte Contarine
  • Finish point: Padova, Porte Contarine
  • Total distance: 54 km
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Grade of difficulty: medium
  • Suitable for: fit riders
  • Signposts: present
  • Trail terrain: greenway

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It’s an easy escursion  which follows mainly the bank of rivers and is on greenways. Start point is Porte Contarine (at the corner between via Giotto and Via Matteotti in Padua), towards the Scrovegni Chapel, an art jewel which keeps the frescoes of Giotto. The first canal that you come across is the Piovego, an artificial artery 11 km long that has for eight hundred years connected Padua to Venice by the Brenta Canal.

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Itinerary 2

  • Start point: Abano Terme, Piazza Repubblica
  • Finish point: Abano Terme, Villa Bassi Rathgeb
  • Total distance: 18 km
  • Duration: max 3 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Signposts: absent
  • Trail terrain: asphalt

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In Abano Terme you leave from the Piazza della Repubblica and skirt round Villa Piave, a rare and beautiful example of Liberty architecture with an early 1900s garden.Travelling along Via Mazzini you reach the entrance of Villa Bassi Rathgeb, home of the Civic Museum: the internal rooms host cultural exhibitions and demonstrations while the park is the site of an important horse-riding competition. Then, turning into Via Appia Monterosso you arrive to the Duomo with a Romanesque bell-tower named after San Lorenzo Martire.

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Itinerary 3

  • Start point: Montegrotto Terme
  • Finish point: Montegrotto Terme
  • Total distance: 26,5 km
  • Duration: half day
  • Grade of difficulty: medium
  • Signposts: absent
  • Trail terrain: asphalt

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From the IAT (Tourist Information Office) in Montegrotto Terme you can reach the small town of Due Carrare, cradle of the Da Carrara, Paduan gentlemen in the 14th century. A few traces remain of the medieval buildings that were the symbol of power and riches of the noble family, which have been incorporated into palaces and villas. A prime example is the Villa Zaborra – Avesani, better known as the castle of San Pelagio, a military outpost transformed into a villa in the 1700s.

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Itinerary 4

  • Start point: Montegrotto Terme
  • Finish point: Montegrotto Terme
  • Total distance: 31 km
  • Duration: half day
  • Grade of difficulty: medium
  • Signposts: absent
  • Trail terrain: asphalt

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From the Roman Excavations of Montegrotto Terme you head towards the Battaglia canal, on the top of whose embankment runs a pleasant cycle path.  The first thing you will meet along the road is Villa Obizzi, more commonly known as the castle of the Catajo for the way in which this noble residence of Pio Enea I of the Obizzi, military leader of the Serenissima, had it constructed in military style.

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Itinerary 5

  • Start point: Piazzola sul Brenta, Piazza Camerini
  • Finish point: Isola di Carturo
  • Total distance: 20 km
  • Duration: max 3 hours
  • Grade of difficulty: easy
  • Signposts: absent
  • Trail terrain: asphalt

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Piazzola sul Brenta  is different from the other Paduan localities for its special urban layout: from the avenue that leads to the town square roads branch off that intersect in an orthogonal manner, onto which numerous workers houses from the start of the 20th century face. Such details are the result of the historical events tied to the presence of the noble families of the Contarini and the Camerini.

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Itinerary 6

  • Start point: Montegrotto Terme
  • Finish point: Montegrotto Terme
  • Total distance: 30 km
  • Duration: max 3 hours
  • Grade of difficulty: medium
  • Signposts: absent
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The route is on the level and mainly runs along countryside dirt tracks and secondary roads that are also used by normal traffic. Start point is Montegrotto Terme, a spa location renowned for the goodness of its waters and the quality of its hotels. The, you head towards Torreglia on a wide cycle path. Turning into Via Fornace, you can quickly cross the grey craftsmen’s area and reach the foot of the rise that dominates Abano Terme.

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Itinerary 7

  • Start point: Padua, Montegrotto Terme or Este
  • Finish point: Padua, Montegrotto Terme or Este
  • Total distance: From Padua 75km; from Montegrotto 65km
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Grade of difficulty: challenging
  • Difference in level: in Rovolon 63mt
  • Signposts: under construction
  • Trail terrain: asphalt

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The series of Veneto villas which you will meet start in the immediate outskirts of Padua with Villa Molin, continues to Battaglia Terme with the Catajo and with Villa Selvatico-Sartori, and a little farther on with Villa Emo with a typical Italian garden. On reaching Monselice,  the square, the castle and the walkway of the Santuario Giubilare delle Sette Chiese on the Rocca Mount can be visited .

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