Between the Middle Ages and Baroque to live a day outdoors with friends, sharing the joy and the effort to pedal and then relax visiting buildings of our history and enjoy the view of the Euganean Hills.
In the morning we reach the imposing Villa Emo Selvatico Sartori, an environment rich in frescoes and characterized by the presence of a grandiose terrace around the entire historic residence that offers an incomparable view of the Euganean Hills.
At this point our itinerary continues cycling to Monselice, to reach Arquà Petrarca, a picturesque medieval village where we await a visit to the historic Casa del Poeta and, later, lunch in a typical restaurant known only by locals.
In the afternoon, back in the saddle of our bikes, we leave this charming village and, admiring the colors of the countryside, we arrive at the Gardens of Valsanzibio famous for the spectacular water games and its labyrinth.
Route: mainly on a protected site and separated from ordinary roads, on asphalt, dirt roads or river embankments.
When to leave: every day on request
Where to start: a green area in Viale Degli Alpini, Battaglia Terme (PD). For those arriving by car, free parking is available. Battaglia Terme can also be reached by train, the station is 200 m from the meeting place.
Difficulty: easy, total length 30 km, a total height difference of about 25 m
Languages: Italian and English
Estimated duration: from 10.00 to 16.30
Cost: € 75 per person for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 people. Included: tourist guide by bike, entrances to Villa Emo Selvatico Sartori, to the Casa del Petrarca and to the Gardens of Valsanzibio, lunch, insurance.
Extras: bike rental by reservation with an extra cost of € 15 for cycle touring bikes, € 25 for pedal-assisted bikes.