Our accommodations are provided by a delightful family-run hotel in a village on the slopes of the Pre-Alps, forty miles northwest of Venice. We stay in a recently constructed residence with ample parking facilities. The rooms and mini-suites have private bathrooms, WIFI, air-conditioning, and TV with CNN and Eurosports. Some rooms are equipped with kitchen facilities. For the bikes, there is a secure work room with hooks for hanging them, an electric air pump, bike work stands, a complete selection of tools, and a bike washing area.

Available facilities in the village include, day care for small children, a post office, a bank, grocery stores and bakeries, a beauty parlor, and two barbers.

Food & drink- Meals are taken at our hotel's renowned non-smoking restaurant, specializing in Venetian cuisine. Because cyclists have prodigious nutritional requirements, breakfast consists of fresh fruit, yogurt, müesli and other cereals, whole and skim milk, country eggs, ham, cheese, bread, jam, honey, pastries, and a cappuccino or tea—far exceeding the usual continental breakfast. Lunch and supper include a first course of pasta, risotto, polenta, or soup; a second course of meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, or cheese; a salad bar and vegetable side dishes; bread, wine and bottled water; and fruit, pastry or ice cream for dessert. At supper there is the additional choice of the restaurant’s celebrated antipasto (hors d’oeuvre) buffet. All the food groups are there; cooked and raw vegetable, salad materials, fruit, meat, chicken, fish, cheese and eggs, rice and pasta, all prepared in delightful combinations.

Gracious waitresses serve us family-style, so it is possible to get large (or small) portions. For those on a restricted diet, there is a large variety of food from which to select. Everyone eats together, so meals are an important part of the group's social life.

The Prosecco hour is popular with those who enjoy good conversation and appetite enhancement while becoming familiar with the area’s favorite wine. We assemble on the hotel veranda before dinner to savor this delightful sparkling white wine. Learn more about Prosecco at: http://www.prosecco.it.