VENTO Bici Tour

VENTO Bici Tour 2018: the 6th edition has arrived!
from 25/05 to 03/06 riding from Torino to Venezia along the Po River

from 25/05 to 03/06 from Torino to Venezia along the Po river
Two weekends of collective bike-riding and events along the longest Italian cycling path of the future

 

VENTO is the project of a future cycle-tourist backbone from VENezia to TOrino along the Po River. Conceived by the Politecnico di Milano, it became part of the Sistema nazionale delle ciclovie turistiche, with the support of the Italian Government and the Regions crossed by the Po River. A safe, continuous and interconnected infrastructure that would help people rediscover the Italian landscape and renew the experience of visiting and discovering it through the slow rhythm of cycling. VENTO is a territorial project: 679 km of cycling paths that will also be 679 km of green economy and green jobs. For more information visit: www.project.vento.polimi.it

VENTO Bici Tour is not only a holiday and it is not a bike ride: it’s an extraordinary opportunity to ride along the track of the future longest Italian cycling path of the future all together, learning the value of tourist bike paths and the advantages for the intersected territories.Politecnico di Milano promotes a unique opportunity, before the bike path is constructed, to discover the beauty of a forgotten territory extraordinarily rich in surprises. Days spent cycling through different landscapes and crossing the borders of four Regions along a path that connects the Alps to the Adriatic following the River’s course. Good food is one of the main features of VENTO: once again: Slow Food takes part in VENTO Bici Tour steps bringing the best recipes and promoting the territorial products. Riding is also a unique way to experience the quality of food that typically characterises our territories.

 

Programme*

1st weekend

Ride with us!

FRI 25/05
Torino – Trino | 70 km
Meeting time: 9.00
Departure time: 10.30
Intermediate stops:

  • Chivasso
  • Fontanetto Po

Arrive in Trino at about 19.30 p.m.

SAT 26/05
Trino – Valenza | 55 km 
Meeting time: 8.30
c/o Piazza Garibaldi

Departure time: 9.30
Intermediate stops:

  • Morano sul Po, Grangia di Pobietto
  • Casale Monferrato
  • Valenza, arrive at Manifattura Bulgari

Arrive in Valenza at about 18.00 p.m.

SUN 27/05
Valenza – Pavia |75 km
Meeting time: 8.30
c/o Piazza XXXI Martiri

Departure time: 9.30
Intermediate stops:

  • Alluvioni Cambiò
  • Cervesina

Arrive in Pavia at about 17.30 p.m.

Events of the week

Take part in the events!!

MON 28/05
Pavia – Piacenza | 60 km
VENTO. PROGETTARE PEDALANDO
Designing long distance cycle path above territory, light infrastructure and communication

Presso Polimi Piacenza: educational course in designing medium/long distance suburban cycle path, with the ciclovia VENTO designer. For architects, engineers, planner, lanscape planner, PA technician and neograduated.
(formative credit requested)

MAR 29/05
Piacenza – Cremona | 45 km
VENTO. PROGETTARE PEDALANDO
Educational bike ride from Piacenza to Caorso and workshop in aula at Polimi Cremona for architects and engineer.
(formative credit requested)

WED 30/05
Cremona – Boretto | 70 km
#coloriamoVENTO
Live painting from Boretto to Guastalla along the future cycle path VENTO. It’s a collective project organized in collaboration with different subjects but in harmony among them: Politecnico di Milano, Farmacie Comunali Riunite of Reggio Emilia, Città senza Barriere, Municipality of Boretto and Municipality of Guastalla.

THURS 31/05
Reggio Emilia | 9.30 a.m.
“VENTO è/e bikeconomy”
With a little diversion on the track, Reggio Emilia hosts a conference on bikeconomy

Mantova | 18.00 p.m.
“VENTO. PROGETTARE PEDALANDO”
Educational course in designing medium/long distance suburban cycle path, with the ciclovia VENTO designer. For architects, engineers, planners, lanscape planners, PA technician and neograduated. Organised in collaboration with Mantova Architettura Festival.
(formative credit requested)

 

2nd weekend

Ride with us!

FRI 01/06
Mantova – Ferrara | 105 km**
Meeting time: 8.30
c/o Palazzo d’Arco, Piazza d’Arco 4

Departure time: 9.30
Intermediate stops:

  • Governolo
  • Revere
  • Felonica
  • Stellata di Bondeno

Transfer by ferry boat**:

  • from Mantova to Governolo (20 km – 80 seats available)
  • from Governolo to Revere (30 km – full, 0 seats available)

Arrive in Ferrara at 20.00 p.m.

SAT 02/06
Ferrara – Adria | 60 km
Meeting time: 8.30
Departure time: 9.30
Intermediate stops:

  • Polesella
  • Villanova Marchesana

Arrive in Adria at about 18.00 p.m.

SUN 03/06
Adria – Lido di Venezia | 55 km
Meeting time: 8.00
Departure time: 9.00
Intermediate stops:

  • Chioggia
  • Pellestrina

Arrive in Lido di Venezia at 17.00 p. m

*This programme is “work in progress”, this version is not final, therefore, it will be subject to change without notice, and possible intermediate stops and events may be added.

** Ferry boat transfer. The first 80 enrolled at the Tour can take the Governolo-Mantova route(20 km) by boat. From the 81st entered, the Governolo-Revere route (30 km) can be covered by boat, except for the renunciation of the first 80 members. If free places remain on the Mantova-Governolo route, the first 80 members are sufficient to cover this section by boat. The division into groups depends on the capacity of the boats.

SIGN UP TO THE COLLECTIVE BIKE RIDING: INFO AND DETAILS

To take part in the collective bike riding you need to subscribe. It is possible to sign up for a one day trip, a 2 day trip, for one weekend or both weekends. A special fee is provided for Politecnico di Milano students and for youths joining the tour with their families.

Hurry up! Only 200 people can sign up for each day and 300 just for the Trino – Valenza stage!

Sign up fee by 30/04 from 01/05 to 20/05 in loco
1 day 25,00 € 30,00 € 40,00 €
2 days 40,00 € 50,00 € 60,00 €
one weekend 55,00 € 60,00 € 70,00 €
two weekends 100,00 € 110,00 € 120,00 €
Polimi* students -50% -25% no reduction
Youths from 9-18 years old** -50% -25% no reduction
Slow Food members -15% -10% no reduction

* * The offer is valid only for Politecnico di Milano students that are on schedule with their studies and university tax payments. These aspects will be verified and in case of inconsistencies, an integration of the fee will be requested on site.

**Children under 8 years old, accompanied by parents, are admitted free of charge.

The subscription partially covers the organization costs. It includes: participant’s pack (tour T-shirt, bike number, luggage number, bracelet), insurance coverage (for children under 8 years old insurance is offered by Politecnico di Milano), luggage transport service, mechanical assistance, guided visit, fruit/water breaks. Transfer, food and accommodation are not included. The organization provides reductions for food and accommodation for the participants. A dedicated section of the website will soon be online.

VENTO is not yet an existing cycle path, it is currently just a cycle infrastructure project. Politecnico di Milano is not responsible for the participants. Politecnico di Milano defers to an external party the organisation of the collective bike riding. Said party will work to obtain the needed authorization on the VENTO track that will allow participants to ride along the cycle path in the safest way possible, also with temporary restriction of vehicular traffic where necessary.