Padua river bike ring: Part 2

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In the previous post I left you poor souls at the Bassanello junction. Let’s continue with Padua river bike ring: Part 2.

Padua river bike ring: Part 2

Bassanello Map to continue the Padua river bike ring
Bassanello Map useful to continue the Padua river bike ring

More precisely, I left you at the spot indicated on the photo above (red circle).

In order to continue the Padua river bike ring you have to go straight. But get off the sidewalk at the point indicated in the photo because the track ends immediately after.

Go on along the river
Go on along the river

At this point you have to proceed on a paved road. There’s no too much traffic but the road is narrow and there’s no lane for cyclists.

Still on
Still on

The scenery along the river is nice.

Via Isonzo
Via Isonzo

You can also see (assuming it is always docked) a House Boat.

Houseboat along Padua river bike ring
Houseboat along Padua river bike ring

After about 2 km you can resume the cycle-path along the river bank.

The cycle path restarts
The cycle path restarts

On your right you can see the tiny Airport of Padua, called Gino Allegri. This airport is used only by the flight school, helicopters, light aircrafts and emergency flights for patients transport.

Padua Airport
Padua Airport

The sight on the river Bacchiglione is quite beautiful. But after a while you get to one stretch I dislike very much. To avoid a busy road junction, you must go down a steep and rough serpentine curve.

Evil stretch
Evil stretch

Then pass under the bridge and immediately after go up a steep climb.

Evil climb
Evil climb

No thank you! I get off of the bike and I walk. Eh! I do not have the physique nor the right bike!

From there on the path continues straight and flat for a long stretch.

Finally flat path
Finally flat path
Keep going
Keep going

Until you get to the bridge of via Chiesanuova.

Bridge of via Chiesanuova
Bridge of via Chiesanuova

Here you must cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. At this point the official brown sign indicates to proceed straight but I have sometimes found some obstacles there, like fallen branches or so. That’s why I prefer to do so: Cross the road, turn right remaining on the sidewalk

Cross here
Cross here

and then turn left at the first road, called Lungargine G. E. Fabre. Right on the left, there is a micro garden with two or three benches.

Lungargine Fabre
Lungargine Fabre

Continue along the main street, paved and open to car traffic (very little there), running along the river and the fields around Padua.

Continue
Continue

Follow the road even when it goes down, then right and left,

Towards Montà
Towards Montà

until you get to the point shown in the photo, Via A. Corazza. There, turn left as the cyclist on the photo.

Follow the cyclist
Follow the cyclist

The sign that says “slow down and proceed at a crawl”. There is in fact an underpass for cyclists and pedestrians proceeding in both directions. You better also ring the bike-bell going down because the visibility is not the best.

Slow down
Slow down

Once up, proceed straight (do not turn right). A few hundred meters after you can see on the right Villa Ottoboni, that hosts conferences and ceremonies.

Villa Ottoboni
Villa Ottoboni

My husband and I stopped here and sat on the low wall outside the Villa to eat something and rest for a while.
Passed the Villa continue to follow the cycle path, which soon after becomes all in one with the pavement.

Follow the cycle path
Follow the cycle path

Did you enjoy Padua river bike ring: Part 2? If you want, you can continue and read my post about the third part of Padua river bike ring.


To see the whole map, go at www.turismopadova.it/en