Discover the E2: the Euganean Hills Ring
For an active and discovery holiday (and also eco-friendly!) Get in the saddle and explore our Euganean Hills along the E2, the cycle path that surrounds the perimeter of the Euganean Hills Regional Park.

At your disposal you will have around 64 kilometers in order to admire the gentle hills and visit small villages, castles, villas and churches.

In the hotel our guests can rent for free our e-bikes and e-mtb, to ride in an easily way while enjoying also long routes.

At your disposal you will have around 64 kilometers in order to admire the gentle hills and visit small villages, castles, villas and churches.

From our Hotel Esplanade Tergesteo in Montegrotto Terme take the E2 cycling path towards Battaglia Terme, where you first meet the imposing Catajo Castle.

Then you will enter in Battaglia Terme center and follow the path along the Battaglia Canal to Monselice.

When you reach Monselice, visit the main square, the castle, and the nearby walkway of the Jubilee Sanctuary of the Seven Churches, which ends with Villa Duodo on the Rocca mount on the top of which is a medieval stronghold.

Going south, you will cross wide areas of reclaimed land.

From this spot you will admire the southern stretch of the hills: on the background, the highest peak, Mount Venda (601 m.), recognizable from the high TV relay station on it, and towards the west you can discern the towers of Este Castle.

After crossing the beautiful historic center of Este, you will follow again the Bisatto Canal, which flows alongside an ancient brickworks, in the locality of Cinto Euganeo, that hosts the Euganean Hills Geo-Palaeontological Museum which is worth a visit for fossil and mineral lovers.

The route goes on towards Mount Lozzo, at the foot of which you will find the Valbona Castle, and finishes at Vo’ Vecchio in a past times atmosphere.

In Bastia di Rovolon you will soon plunge into the lovely vineyards where the famous red wines and the well-known fragrant Moscato Fior d’Arancio wine are produced.

At the end of the country road you will find an easy climb, to then descend towards Montemerlo.

On the extreme north-eastern border of the hills, you’ll find the Praglia Abbey, an authentic Renaissance jewel and a remarkable Benedictine center for spirituality.

Continue ahead following the E2 for more 10 km among the fields, then you will finally reach Montegrotto Terme; our hotel will welcome you with its thermal pools and the variety of massages for your well-deserved recovery after your day on the two-wheels.


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