Prosecco Hills, Italy Photo: GettyImages-1456770805
4.7
| 7 reviews

Hike and Bike in Italy's Prosecco Hills

5 nights
Easy

The ultimate foodie adventure – idyllic hikes, scenic rides and indulgent wine tastings among UNESCO-listed surroundings

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with local, expert, English-speaking guide

Agroturismo

5 nights in a typical Italian agriturismo

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners and 3 wine tastings

Transfers

To and from the airport and everthing in between

Equipment

E-bike hire with helmet

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 14 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.7
| 7 reviews
Prosecco Hills, Italy Photo: GettyImages-1456770805
Prosecco Hills, Italy. Photo: Marta Marinelli/Much Better Adventures
Cycling Valdobbiandene, Italy. Photo: Supplier/Italy Cycling Tour
Prosecco Hills, Italy. Photo: Supplier/Italy Cycling Tours
Prosecco Hills, Italy. Photo: Marta Marinelli/Much Better Adventures

Hike part of the Prosecco Trail away from the crowds, amongst verdant vine-covered terraces and valleys

Pedal country roads and rolling hills on e-bikes to reach panoramic views and picturesque hamlets, then cool off in Revine Lake

Spoil yourself with delicious regional food, taste real Prosecco from the best local producers and learn about ancient wine-making traditions

Kick back in an typical Italian agriturismo, the perfect rural retreat in which to relax, disconnect and tuck into local organic produce

Key Information

Day 1

Head to the hills

Prosecco Hills, Italy. Photo: GettyImages-1477410817

Touch down in Venice airport, meet your host and transfer one hour north to the Agriturismo La Bella, nestled in the foothills of the idyllic Prosecco Hills. Despite being awarded UNESCO status in 2019, this area remains off the radar for many and is a world away from busy Venice, preserving a special and authentic rural charm. Relax into the serene surroundings before meeting up with your fellow adventurers and your guide for a chat about the next few days. Join your agriturismo's host and chef, Elisa, for a short stroll around the farm, before tucking into an organic farm-to-table dinner expertly cooked by her. Set in for a good night's sleep ahead of the explorations starting tomorrow.

Day 2

Hike terraced vineyards and taste the bubbles

Prosecco Hills, Italy. Photo: GettyImages-1477410817

Hiking

4hrs · 12km · 400m up · 400m down

Your first hike starts right from your doorstep, leading towards one of the most charming corners of the Prosecco Hills. Follow a gravel path which climbs to the top of San Gallo Hill, once the site of a medieval castle, then head deeper into the iconic terraced hills, with scenic views of green valleys dotted with little villages at your feet. Reach the charming hamlet of Collagù, a little jewel tucked away in one of the most picturesque corners of the whole area. You'll stop for lunch in a panoramic spot, where you'll meet a renowned local wine producer who will guide you through the history and the wine-growing traditions of this rich landscape. Enjoy a delicious light lunch paired with some of the best Prosecco varieties of the area, before heading back to your agriturismo in the afternoon. Tonight you may join your guide and group for another great dinner experience in a local restaurant in the nearby village of Follina.

Day 3

Cycle rolling hills, lakes and quaint hamlets

Cycling the Prosecco Hills, Italy. Photo: Supplier/Italy Cycling Tours

Cycling

4hrs · 40km · 450m up · 450m down

Hang up your boots this morning, as you'll leave the agriturismo on the saddle of your e-bike instead, cycling quiet back roads to the ancient mill of Molinetto della Croda, a lovely example of 16th-century rustic architecture hidden away in an idyllic spot. From here, tackle a 4km steep climb to the enchanting hilltop hamlet of Rolle, but thanks to your e-bike the ascent will feel smooth and manageable! Pedal along, surrounded by lush hills that open up to breathtaking panoramic views, before freewheeling down to the shores of Revine Lake for a picnic, a well-earned rest and a cool swim (optional; in season). Continue via the charming villages of Cison di Valmarino and Follina and finish with an exciting ride up and down the winding roads of Combai, before returning to your agriturismo in the afternoon. Tonight, you may choose to refuel with some well-deserved pizza and an Aperol spritz with your group!

Day 4

Into the heart of the Prosecco Hills

Prosecco Hills, Italy. Photo: Marta Marinelli/Much Better Adventures

Hiking

4hrs · 10km · 400m up · 400m down

Fuel up on breakfast then take a short morning transfer to the little village of Santo Stefano, an important local wine-making centre. Next, set off on foot climbing to the village hillside which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, venturing deeper through lines of endlless vineyards and soaking up the stunning views of the Piave River and Montello Hill on one side, Valdobbiadene and the rising Prealps on the other. Stop for refreshments at Osteria Senz’Oste – a restored three-storey farmhouse, built at the end of the nineteenth century, which offers arguably the most stunning view over the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. For lunch, you'll be welcomed by Pietrovecchio Winery, where you'll enjoy an indulgent wine-tasting session before being transferred back to your hotel.

Day 5

High views and meadows of the Prealps

Monte Cesen, Prosecco Hills, Italy. Photo: Vania de Paoli, leader

Hiking

4hrs · 10km · 500m up · 500m down

On your final you'll enjoy a change of scenery as you head high above the Prosecco Hills, hitting some stunning trails in the Prealps up the slopes of Mount Cesen (1400m). Hike through alpine pastures and meadows, with incredible views that on a clear day stretch as far as the eastern Alps, Dolomites and Venice. Tonight, you'll toast to the end of your epic adventure with more bubbles, and savour some traditional Venetian dishes in a renowned historic restaurant in the area. Cheers!

Day 6

To Venice

Venice and wine, Italy. Photo: GettyImages-1363823091

After breakfast, you'll transfer back to the airport in time for your flight home. If you don't fancy leaving just yet you may choose to extend your trip with a few days in the floating city of Venice, the perfect end to a memorable Italian adventure!

Day 1

Agroturismo · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 4

Agroturismo · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Agroturismo · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

The food will without doubt be a highlight of your trip, and during the course of the week you'll have the chance to try some well-known as well as unfamiliar gastronomic delights of the Prosecco region. Mealtimes are not only about nourishment, but also an opportunity to learn about the culture of the area, and to enjoy each other's company. The Agriturismo La Bella celebrates local, organic produce with almost 100% of their ingredients coming from their own farm. Homemade cakes, bread, and fruit jams, as well as freshly squeezed juices, are always part of the morning breakfast buffet; for those who prefer a savoury start to the day, free-range eggs from the farm's hens are available. On your first night you'll also have the opportunity to taste Elisa's amazing cooking, with a special farm-to-table dinner experience, all based around seasonal ingredients. Lunches throughout the trip will consist of picnics or light meals, with a great variety of local ingredients including cheese, cured meats and fresh vegetables. On your final evening you'll have a special farewell dinner included at a renowned local restaurant in the area, whilst for the remainder of the evenings your guide will recommend a variety of great local restaurants near your accommodation. This ensures your money is spent locally and of benefit to the local community. Of course, Prosecco will be plentiful throughout your stay, with some tastings included as well as a visit to a local winery, where you'll have the chance to learn about the wine-making process and sample different local varieties of fizz.

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for – please just request this on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

Agriturismo La Bella

Your base for the whole trip is a locally-run agriturismo, an authentic farmstay nestled in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Prosecco Hills region, near the village of Follina. It offers authentic Italian hospitality against a backdrop of lush green agricultural landscapes. Your host Elisa runs the country house and the adjacent organic farm, from which she sources the ingredients for your delicious daily breakfasts and organic farm-to-table experience on your first evening. You'll stay in beautifully restored twin-share rooms which come with en suite toilets, air-conditioning and free WiFi. The property also offers a downstairs seating area as well as a beautiful patio, the perfect spots for socialising or relaxing.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, a private room can be booked for an extra charge – see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Venice Marco Polo Airport

16:30 on Day 1

Ends

Venice Marco Polo Airport

08:00 on Day 6

Transfers

On Day 1 your host will meet you at Venice Airport and transfer you over to Agriturismo La Bella, your base for this adventure in the Prosecco Hills, approximately one hour north of Venice. Please book a flight that lands no later than 16:00. On Day 6, your host will drop you back at the airport in Venice around 08:00. We recommend booking a flight departing no earlier than 10:00. If your flight departs later, you may choose to leave your luggage in storage at Venice Airport and spend some hours in the city, or perhaps extend your trip with a city break.

Travel options

There are regular direct flights to Venice Marco Polo from airports across the UK and Europe. If visiting the city of Venice on your trip, check first if you are required to pay the Venice Access Fee - (applicable to some dates only)

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What's included?

E-bike hire with helmet

What do I need to bring?

BAGS

  • Soft overnight duffel bag or rucksack
  • Daypack (20-30 litres)
  • Waterproof liner for rucksack

CLOTHES

  • Light down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Breathable wicking layers
  • Fleece jacket or similar
  • Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear and socks
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Sleepwear
  • Hiking boots or shoes (worn-in)
  • Sandals

OTHER

  • Universal travel plug adapter
  • Power bank or solar charger
  • Passports (and visas)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Ear plugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Alcohol hand-gel
  • Reusable water bottle x1 litre (or x2)
  • Biodegradable wet-wipes
  • Energy bars and snacks - read our article on Best Hiking Snacks
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Private Departure Transfer Agriturismo La Bella - Venice Airport (1-3 pax car)

Payable Before Departure

Private Departure Transfer Agriturismo La Bella - Venice Airport (1-3 pax car)

Private Transfer Venice Airport - Agriturismo La Bella (1-3 pax car)

Payable Before Departure

Private Transfer Venice Airport - Agriturismo La Bella (1-3 pax car)

Claire M.(May 2024)
A wonderful trip with incredible

A wonderful trip with incredible food, Prosecco and company. Thanks to our guide Vania for making this such a special experience.

Sara M.(May 2024)
Fabulous hiking holiday!

I had an amazing time on this short break in the beautiful Prosecco hills. Everything was organised brilliantly by our fun and friendly guide, Vania. The accommodation was delightful, the food was delicious. The hikes had some steep inclines but were all very manageable and well worth the effort for the gorgeous scenery. The bike day was a lot of fun (definitely needed the E-Bike on those hills!!!) This was an awesome trip and I'd highly recommend it!

Samantha M.(May 2024)
Sam - the best adventure yet!

Had an incredible time in the Prosecco Hills and would highly recommend to anyone wanting an active holiday. It was great to be picked up and dropped back to the airport and everything throughout the holiday went smoothly and all the locals gave us a warm welcome which added to the whole experience of the trip. Vania our tour guide was amazing, so organised and knowledge and helped us plan our after stays too so we got the most out of our trips, very grateful for creating the best experience for us. Very efficient!

There were a few steep hills but you can and are encouraged to take it at your own pace, so you can enjoy and take in the wonderful scenery as you hike through the hills.

Aleksandra J.(May 2024)
Amazing

Highly recommend. My expectations were totally exceeded. Great and efficient communication from the very start to the end. Accommodation was ideal and much nicer than I expected. Hikes and bike ride were challenging and relaxing at the same time. Vania, the local guide was an absolute star.

Steven P.(May 2024)
Great times!

Expect some steep hills and an amazing time!

Sarah W.(May 2024)
Prosecco hills hike and bike

The trip was beautiful. Vania was an amazing guide! She was so kind and knowledgeable. However, the trip is rated as easy which is not accurate. Due to the intense steep hikes , I would say this should be rated as moderate. For biking, the description says no prior experience needed, however I would disagree due to the winding roads and steep inclines/declines. Experience should be required.

Michelle H.(May 2024)
great break from reality in

great break from reality in incredibly beautiful scenery with flowing prosecco and great local food. The idea of hiking/biking off all the food/prosecco was intriguing. However this trip was advertised as easy difficulty, requiring only basic fitness and really should have been classified as moderate. As advertised, would imagine walking 6K through vineyards - the steepness/difficulty of trails was not adequately explained. While the ebikes were a highlight, the last day - in the prealps was described as being high up, with inclines, but then mostly being walking through meadows and forrest. There was a surprise lengthy section of an extremely narrow path on the side of a mountain, high up with absolutely no safety precautions and then an incredibly steep rocky downhill that should not be considered “easy”. That being said, guide was extremely knowledgeable, kind and patient and guided us through admirably.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 164kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

Anyone with general fitness levels and able to hike for a few hours each day will be fine on this trip. The elevation gain is easy to moderate, up to 500m up and down each day, with the occasional short, steep ascent and undulating routes which will get the heart pumping at times. However, the going is leisurely with plenty of stops to enjoy the views. The terrain and path type will vary from paved tracks to forest trails and dirt roads. The trip also includes a scenic ride on e-bikes – bicycles with battery-powered assistance that comes via pedalling. The route will include some steep uphill sections, winding roads and easy gravel paths, but your e-bike will give you an extra push if you struggle with the climbs so you should find it easier than expected! No previous experience is needed, but you must feel comfortable on two wheels.

Marta Marinelli, raised in Italy’s serene Prosecco Hills, dreamt of global adventures, inspired by her father's travel stories. Her passion evolved into a career, backed by a decade of studies including degrees in international tourism and destination management. She’s worked in the adventure travel sector since 2012, living in Italy, the UK, and now sunny Portugal.

Over twenty years, Marta has explored over 55 countries, visiting remote areas like Ghana, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Haiti and Nepal’s Upper Mustang region. As a Senior Adventure Expansion Manager at Much Better Adventures, she focuses on creating life-changing experiences, ranging from multi-activity adventures, challenging treks to ultimate adventures in iconic places. She loves the challenge of finding the best local adventure hosts around the world, collaborating on adventures that offer genuine immersion, pushing beyond the beaten path and working on exclusive itineraries that challenge your comfort zone.

What makes her tick? Enabling people to live adventure-rich lives while positively impacting and empowering local communities around the world, generating sustainable opportunities for both the host, guides, community, and the environment.

Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. We suggest the below as a guideline:

€25 per person for the guide €10 per person for the driver

Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality – a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

The tap water is safe to drink. Please bring along your own reusable water bottle to fill up at the agriturismo or public fountains to avoid buying single use plastic bottles.

During springtime between April and May the Prosecco Hills region usually enjoys mild temperatures averaging 18-23°C, although nights are always a bit cooler. The summer months tend to be hot and humid, with temperatures in July-August going up to 30-35°C. Although hiking will feel a bit more challenging due to the sun, this is when the landscape is the greenest and lushest, with vines in full bloom just before their September harvest. In October, temperatures are still very pleasant for walking, with trees starting to dress with spectacular colours from dark green to yellow. In summary, every season is great to visit the Prosecco Hills, with the only exception of winter when harsh freezing temperatures make hiking less favourable and the landscape quite bare.

Rain is possible at any time of year and climate change has made seasons a little more unpredictable than usual. Occasionally, summer storms with heavy rain and strong winds can occur. Take layered clothing to adjust to the changing temperatures and something warm for the cooler evenings if travelling in spring and autumn.

We recommend checking out the country specific information and also talking to a travel nurse.

If bad weather affects any of the activities your local guide will deviate to a more sheltered part of the hills for alternative hikes, or may decide to swap around the order of the program.

No. You'll need to have a larger bag suitable for all your belongings which will remain at the agriturismo and then a small daysack to carry personal items during each day of hiking.

On this trip you'll be guided by a fully qualified local guide, Vania. Having grown up in the region, her knowledge and passion for the area, the local culture and cuisine is outstanding – so you'll be up for a true local immersion and experience.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

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All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures with highly vetted, specialist hosts. We only work with independent, local in-destination experts who know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. See here for more info about the local teams we partner with.

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June 2024

Saturday • 1st June 2024

to Thursday • 6th June 2024
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