The cycle path that goes from Padua to Battaglia Terme is a flat route of about 18 km, all along the bank of the Battaglia canal. After about 5 km it is paved until the arrival. And it is paved because in that stretch there are cars passing (very few though).
The itinerary begins after the Bassanello bridge, immediately after the intersection between Isonzo Bridge and Via Vittorio Veneto.
There begins Lungargine dei Barcari: from there up to Battaglia Terme you no longer have to worry about the road, because it is always straight.
The landscape is very suggestive. The day on which we did this tour the sky was so clear that wecould see the snow on the mountain tops beyond the Euganean Hills.
Spectacular! Along the way you encounter a strange crumbling Villa and a proper Villa called Villa Molin
and the Catajo Castle.
I was pedaling and laughing and continuously saying to my husband:
Guarda che bello! Guarda le montagne! Guarda la neve! Guarda! Guarda!
Look how nice! Look at the mountains! Look at the snow! Look! Look!
Padua to Battaglia – Warnings
- The way is entirely exposed to the sun so it is better to avoid extremely hot days or hours.
- There are no fountains so bring enough water.
- A rest area with benches is located only a few hundred meters before the arrival, immediately after Catajo. Anyway, after arriving in Battaglia Terme, if you enter in the streets on the right (Viale dei Colli Euganei or Via Roma) there are bars and restaurants where you can drink and eat something.
Assuming that you pedal at about 14-15 km per hour, you get to Battaglia in 1 hour and 20 minutes.