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    Ring of the Euganean Hills

    This excursion allows you to complete the entire tour of the Euganean hill system. The route is full of points of historical, hydraulic, architectural and naturalistic interest.

    The entire Euganean hilly system has a hundred hills, insists on an elliptical perimeter and occupies a total area of ​​about 21 thousand hectares. To enhance this unique landscape and to protect its extraordinary biodiversity, the Euganean Hills Regional Park was established in 1989  .

    Along the cycle ring, which is mostly on an  asphalted background  and has only a single small difference in height of 63 m in Rovolon, you will encounter numerous tourist destinations. The series of  Venetian villas  begins at the gates of the city with  Villa Molin , continues in Battaglia Terme with  the Catajo   and with  Villa Selvatico - Sartori , and a little further on with  Villa Emo  with its typical Italian garden. Once you reach  Monselice , you can visit the square, the  castle  and the nearby promenade of  the Jubilee Sanctuary of the Seven Churches  that goes up to Villa Duodo on Monte della Rocca. Taking the journey south, they cross large reclamation areas  where we find the Buzzacarini - Benetti complex and shortly after Villa Barbaro. From this point the view sweeps over the entire southern part of the Euganean Hills: in the background, the highest peak of the Euganean hills can be identified,  Mount Venda (601 m)  recognizable by the high television repeaters and to the west the towers of the Este castle .

    After crossing the marvelous historic center of Este you go up  the Bisatto canal , which in Bomba places an ancient furnace, today seat of  the Geo-paleontological Museum of the Euganean Hills  whose visit is recommended for lovers of fossils and minerals. The itinerary continues towards  Mount Lozzo , on whose slopes the 14th century castle of Valbona is intact   and ends in  Vo 'Vecchio  in an atmosphere of times gone by.

    In  Bastia di Rovolon , you pass next to a magnificent dovecote tower and immerse yourself in the  vineyards  from which the famous  red wines and the fragrant  Moscato Fior d'Arancio are produced  . At the end of the country road you face an easy climb, then descend towards Montemerlo.

    We have now reached the north-east end of the hills, where it is better to plan a stop to visit the abbey of Praglia , an authentic Renaissance jewel and an important center of Benedictine spirituality. The last stretch towards Padua passes through the  Terme di Abano and Montegrotto , European capitals of care and well-being.

    Informazioni Utili 

    Punto di partenza: Padova, Montegrotto Terme o Este

    Punto di arrivo: Padova, Montegrotto Terme o Este

    Lunghezza: da Padova 75km; da Montegrotto 65km

    Durata: 1 giornata

    Livello di difficoltà: difficile

    Dislivello: a Rovolon 63m

    Adatto a: allenati

    Segnaletica: in via di realizzazione

    Tipologia di fondo: asfaltato

    Tipologia: itinerario

    Intermodalità: nessuna

    Chilometraggio: 60-80

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