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
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.
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.
The scenery along the river is nice.
You can also see (assuming it is always docked) a House Boat.
After about 2 km you can resume the cycle-path along the river bank.
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.
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.
Then pass under the bridge and immediately after go up a steep 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.
Until you get to the 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
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.
Continue along the main street, paved and open to car traffic (very little there), running along the river and the fields around Padua.
Follow the road even when it goes down, then right and left,
until you get to the point shown in the photo, Via A. Corazza. There, turn left as the cyclist on the photo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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