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Basso Experiences from Bassano del Grappa

Bassano del Grappa has been beautifully shaped through many years of history. The historic centre, with its vibrant energy featuring the iconic Ponte Vecchio, designed by Andrea Palladio, as the symbol of our city. It is surrounded by many restaurants, trattorias and bars which allow the locals to live a social lifestyle in a very typical Italian fashion. Bassano is not only where we create our bikes, but a city surrounded by limitless amounts of culture and nature. The Brenta River runs directly through the centre of our city and provides a picturesque view from the Ponte while enjoying a Mezzoemezzo Nardini. Neighbouring cities include Asolo, Marostica, Nove, Valdobbiadene – each famous for their own specific arts and crafts.

Thankfully, our home is much more than just Basso’s home

We are not just dedicated bike manufacturers. We are passionate cyclists, curious explorers and supporters of our beautiful land. By these principles, the Bassano Experience is our vehicle for sharing our culture, local traditions and the many varieties of passages in our area with a wider audience of visitors by bike. Here in Bassano we are surrounded by endless riding opportunities in whichever direction we choose to explore. Everything is possible from the high mountains featured in the Giro d’Italia to the rolling roads used by the many local pros. Wherever we decide to ride we are constantly reminded of our region’s history and beauty. Whether it’s the Memorial of First World War at the summit of Monte Grappa, the Ernest Hemingway museum while riding along the Brenta River, or the Temple of Canova in Possagno, the ride always finishes with memories and a few extra photos as reminders.

Traditional Local Food & Drink

Asparagus – Being tempted by the gastronomic excellence of the area is a must for anyone coming to Bassano. The White Asparagus of Bassano D.O.P, its color and characteristic bitter-sweet taste, make it a flagship product of Bassano cuisine.

Baccalà and polenta – One of the typical dishes based on stockfish (obtained from the processing of dried cod). The recipe is handed down from generation to generation and almost every family uses one or more small variations.

Grappa – Nardini Acquavite has been produced and bottled in Bassano del Grappa since 1779. It is undoubtedly the oldest and most traditional Italian distillery founded in the premises of “l’Osteria sul ponte” at the entrance to the famous Bassano bridge over the Brenta river.

Prosecco – It’s long been the aperitivo of choice for Italians up and down the peninsula but It was back in 2009 when the Prosecco DOCG was officially recognized by the Italian government’s agricultural ministry and the National Committee for Italian. With the creation of the new designation the production area for top Prosecco was limited to the provinces of Valdobbiadene, Conegliano and Asolo. To add the “guaranteed” to the labeling, the grapes used to make the wine must be grown in one of those townships.


Discover the Experience

Different destinations, but same passion. Discover the experiences starting in the heart of Bassano.

Bassano | Badia | Bassano

May 18-19, 2024

What started as a challenge amongst friends to stay motivated and continue training during lockdown, has now become a yearly ritual attended by the wider cycling community. Starting from Bassano del Grappa, passing through some of the most beautiful areas around us we arrive to Alta Badia.

Discover more about Bassano | Badia Experience

Starting from the Bassano Club House in Angarano, Bassano del Grappa, the first day is a constant uphill. Passing through some of the most beautiful areas around us we arrive to Alleghe before a 28km ascent of Passo Falzarago followed favourably by a rewarding descent down to Alta Badia.

Upon arrival, the hospitality of Hotel Melodia del Bosco treats us to an aperitivo & 3 course dinner while we share stories from the epic day which we have just accomplished. The following morning, it’s important to refuel at the complimentary breakfast buffet and take in the surrounding beautiful views before a 130km back to Bassano del Grappa.

For 2024 we will have 2 groups taking on this rewarding challenge, with both a Road Route and a Gravel Route available.


May 18: Bassano > Badia – we meet at 07:00 in the Bassano Club House situated in Angarano, Bassano del Grappa for coffee/brioche before starting the epic 140km ride to the dolomites. Along the route there are 2 fuelling stations providing nutrition, snacks and bottle refill. Arrival in Hotel Melodia del Bosco includes 1 night stay (based on 2 sharing), aperitivo and 3 course dinner.


May 19: Badia > Bassano – after a complimentary continental breakfast , riders start with the short climb over Passo Campolongo before descending back down to Bassano del Grappa. A much quicker ride with less climbing than the the day before but still a testing day out on the legs. Similar to day 1 there is 2 scheduled feed stops for all the riders. Upon arrival back to Bassano del Grappa refreshments are waiting at the Bassano Club House.

– 1 night stay half-board (dinner/breakfast) Hotel Melodia del Bosco* (*beverages excluded)
– 2 feed stations providing nutrition
– Support car with photographer
– file shared in advance of the experience

– Bike Rental Available
– Shuttle Bus Return Badia > Bassano

PRICE: 120 eur

Cancellation before 8th May will be refunded at 50%. Any cancellations 10 days before event will not be refunded.

Bassano | Giro d'Italia

May 22-27, 2024

Experience Basso, Giro d’Italia, and much more on this unforgettable trip to the home of Basso Bikes. An incredible cycling and cultural experience awaits you.

Witness firsthand the excitement of the Giro d’Italia and imagine standing on the legendary Monte Grappa, watching in awe as some of the world’s best cyclists pass by in pursuit of victory.

Basso Experience in Bassano del Grappa will provide a cycling week like no other and guarantee memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Bassano del Grappa X Giro d'Italia

Here in Bassano we are surrounded by endless riding opportunities in whichever direction we choose to explore. Everything is possible from the high mountains featured in the Giro d’Italia to the rolling roads used by the many local pros. Wherever we decide to ride we are constantly reminded of our region’s history and beauty.


May 22: Arrival, check-in and welcome coffee.

May 23: The experience will start with a social evening ride around the hills of Bassano, get to know the area and the people of Bassano. 30-40km rolling terrain with post ride official welcome drinks.

May 24: Ride to the stunning town of Valdobbiadene and roll through the Prosecco hills. You will smell the grapes and see the beauty of this area, and as always, the best way to do this is on two wheels. You will also have your first taste of Giro history by climbing the Muro di Ca’ del Poggio, as seen in many editions of this historic race. The route is 130 km long with 1,200 m of climbing.

May 25: Neighboring Bassano del Grappa is the beauty of the Marostica Hills, a breathtaking landscape that rolls for miles with many ups and downs and challenging climbs, but rewarding in the same essence. You will be guided through this labyrinth of roads and enjoy a well-earned lunch with a medieval backdrop. 80km, 1800m climbing.


May 26: It doesn’t get much better than this! We climb the legendary Monte -Grappa and summit this 27km beast while soaking up the atmosphere of unforgettable day to come. After refuelling and taking photos at the peak, we will descend back down to ‘Basso Bikes’ corner and get ready to watch the world’s best cyclists ride for glory in what should be a fearsome battle for the general classification.” 60km, 1700m climbing.

May 27: Coffee spin to the wonderful hill top town of Asolo for gelato and coffee. A later start and easy Sunday cruise finished with watch the final stage of the giro.

-Minimum 3 night stay
-Double room single use €150 per night
-Twin room share €125 per-person
-Bike hire from €40 per day

-Visit the home of Basso Bikes
-Watch the Giro Italia on the Monte Grappa
-Cycling the best routes in the area with local guides
-Discover the history, culture and cuisine of Bassano del Grappa.
-Collectors t-shirt and cap

Contact us for your cycling holiday with Basso Experience. Reservations for our Bassano Experience are now open and registration is required in advance to participate in the rides.