Prosecco Hills walking vacation, Italy

“Enjoy a week of relaxed walking, with one free day, in a small group within the Prosecco vineyards and hilltop towns an hour's drive north of Venice.”

Highlights

Soligo | Cison di Valmarino | Follina | Centre based walking | Guided sightseeing in Treviso | River Sile nature park | UNESCO Palladian Villla Barbaro | Monte St Giorgio | Asolo | Panoramic walk on Monte Cesen (1570m)

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Prosecco Hills walking vacation, Italy

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

Accommodation & meals:
We spend the week in the 4-star Hotel Villa Soligo located in the small village of Soligo, a relatively unknown area in the province of Treviso 60km from Venice; so our guests are providing income to an area that does not usually benefit from tourism. All the hotel food is homemade, using locally produced and sourced goods where possible. All the staff employed by the hotel is also local. Packed lunches are purchased from a family-run deli in the village. In recent years, small local businesses like this like these have been badly affected by the competition of big supermarkets chains, so our guests are directly contributing to their sustainability.

Community:
The trip visits several local agritusimi (family-run restaurants) and wineries. All money spent here goes directly to supporting and maintaining these very traditional industries. We also use a local transport company for all transfers needed during the trip and for two of the activities we use local guides.

Group size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in a unique, family-run hotel that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to its limited size.

Activity:
Few vacations have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a walking trip. It is a quiet, low impact activity requiring comparatively little resources to support. We do believe in leaving more than just footprints, however; this walking tour actively encourages guests to chat with local people, visit local cafes and bars, purchase local produce, gifts and crafts and discover what life is really like in this rural part of the Veneto region.

UK office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

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Reviewed on 28 Apr 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Our fantastic tour leader, Serena Cassol, made every day special. Great walks, food and drink. Visit to San Gregorio organic vineyard was especially good.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


April was a good time to go.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Use of local guides, restaurants, taxi/minibus company and visit to Organic vineyard supported the local economy.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent

Reviewed on 05 Nov 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The weather was warm and generous - the best we could have, end of October. So walking in the vines and the woods was great, as were our picnics. The hotel Villa Soligo: very welcoming and always a pleasure to go 'home' at the end of the day. Our group was 12 people, which is great as you get to know everyone very well. Maybe, there was not one major memorable happening but we experienced a happy and relaxed atmosphere throughout with our warm guide Serena who has the art of being there when needed and aloof if not. Everything organised to the point and for us nothing to worry about, just enjoy.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


If you like your walks (mostly not too strenuous) and afterwards a prosecco wine and a nice Veneto meal in one of the local restaurants. The walks through de vineyards, I've always wanted to do that. I've often travelled by train from Venice to Milan and saw to the left this beautiful countryside. I promised myself that one day I would discover that region. Well, I'm not disappointed.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Benefited hotel, wineries, restaurants, our taxi-company (Sandra) etc etc, so it sure benefitted local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


The best. I've never been disappointed by Responsible Travel and in this case the tour company. You can rely on them. Go and relax.

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