Treviso & Prosecco Region

Located in Northern Italy, just 20minutes from Venice, Treviso would have to be one of the best kept secrets in the Veneto Region. Though people are fast discovering its beauty and the fact that it lies in the epicentre of Italy's cycling mecca.

Treviso is the home of Pinarello, Diadora, Benetton, Lotto, Geox and De'Longhi and within the Veneto Region you have SIDI, Diesel, Alpinestars, Northwave, Aprillia, Campagnolo, Selle Royal, Willier Triestina, Dainese, Bottechia....

Ride out of Treviso, into the famous Montello, you reach the vineyards of the sparkling sensation Prosecco. A protected geographical area with its headquarters in Valdobbiadene.

Yes this is cycling heaven!

"I went to Trieste, then to Venice, then through Treviso, and Bassano to the
mountains, delicious Asolo, all my places and castles you will see."

Robert Browning, 1838.

Useful Facts

Prosecco DOC: most common, nine provinces

Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG: most concentrated, only grown in Valdobbiadene & Conegliano hills

Colli Asolani DOCG:
close to Asolo, across river from Conegliano & Valdobbiadene

Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Rive DOCG:
only produced by 43 specific comunes/vineyards.

Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG:
micro-region of 265 acres just outside of Valdobbiadene

Asolo: "The Pearl of the province of Treviso", and also as "The City of a Hundred Horizons".

Bassano: home of Italy's oldest grappa producer Nardini, he began production here in 1779.

Monte Grappa: 1775m, the location of several battles in WWI and WWII, the Memorial Monument at the top holds the ramins of some 12,615 soldiers.

Treviso: the original Pinarello store in the centre of Treviso where the business began in 1951.

Valdobbiadene: the home of Prosecco, its climate allows the growth of the cool variety of grape (Glera)

Radicchio (red lettuce/chicory)

Risi e bisi (risotto with peas)

Pasta e fagioli (pasta & beans

Soppressa (salami)

Stracchino (cheese)

Casatella (cheese)

Asparigi e Uova (asparagus & egg)

Tiramisù (originates from Treviso)


Treviso and the Prosecco region is where the Granfondo Pinarello passes through every year.

There really isn't any word to explain the richness in the routes in this area.....smooth roads, farmlands, vineyards, cherry trees, stone houses, the Piave river...

Best time to ride: May, June, July (can be hot & humid), September and start of October

Be sure to spend a day or two in Venice as well!

Cycling in Treviso

L’Unione Ciclisti Trevigiani (Treviso Cycling Club): is the oldest cycling club in Italy celebrated 100 years in 2013.

Giovanni Pinarello: the Maglia Nera of 1951 born in Catena di Villorba in 1922 with 11 siblings, is offered offers 100,000 pounds for his spot in the Giro in 1952. With this he opens a bike store and starts to build his own bikes.

Dino Signori: in 1960, he takes the first two letters of his first and last name, starting up the company SIDI.

World War II

Treviso was bombed quite heavily on Good Friday in 1944 (7 April) with over 2000 bombs dropped during the attack by the American Armed Forces, this lasted about 5 minutes.
They were targetting the local marshalling yard, but their inaccuracy caused most of the bombs to fall all over the city, destroying most of it. Some 1600 civilians were killed, including 123 children.  Almost 700 buildings were destroyed with a large part of the medieval sections of the city centre being destroyed.


In Treviso, they speak a dialect called ' Trevisan' .
Unlike the other regions of northern Italy, the Veneto is not a Gallo-Italic language, but has its own origins, "Venetic" on which Greek words have been implanted.

The substantial uniqueness of this dialect compared to other Nordic languages, manifests itself first of all in the absence of the sounds "ü" and "ö".
Monte Grappa

Monte Grappa historic battle zone


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Bassano's Ponte degli Alpini

"When you mentioned the towns of Treviso, Asolo and Bassano to me,
I had no idea of what and where I was going.
There was no need for me to worry,
as I know you always take me to the most amazing places there are to
ride a bike, eat traditional cuisine, drink fine wine.
Looking forward to Spain next year!"

Mandy T.


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