Thanks to Velo Veneto

Friday, 17 May 2013

Every sponsor of this site gets a note of thanks and it’s now time to say thanks to travel company Velo Veneto who are here for May. The company offers a range of trips to Italy and beyond with a focus on the Dolomites.

Next week I’m planing to write a piece with tips for viewing a mountain stage in a grand tour because it’s not as obvious as you think, there’s closed roads, picking the right spot and more to think about. One way to avoid all this is to trust an expert and the guys at Velo Veneto run organised trips to the Giro so you can watch the race as part of a tour.

As well as riding, there’s plenty of time to enjoy the other things Italy can offer, from wine and grappa tasting to the local food. They offer everything from riding and touring in the Veneto region – home to many pros as well as the legendary Monte Grappa – to the chance to race, take part in Gran Fondos in the mountains and more. You’ll find more online at veloveneto.com.

Grazie
If you’re a new or infrequent reader, yes this is an advertorial piece. It’s a custom that all sponsors get a public note of thanks. Rather than just renting some pixels on screen, their support makes the site happen so I’m only too happy to get a page explain what they’re about. Velo Veneto are here for May and the Giro but I’m planning to use the funding to research for the Tour de France stage previews.

As well as the web, you can also follow their Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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{ 12 comments }

nick May 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

You should make the Velo Veneto image at the top of the page link to their website. I got to the site through the link further in the article, but first attempted simply clicking on the picture first and others may do the same.

The Inner Ring May 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Good idea, it’s fixed now.

Alex222 May 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Sounds fantastic, except for the Grappa tasting.

Jason C May 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Don’t worry Alex, we can substitute another wine tasting in its place! :)

BC May 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Always pleased to acknowledge and thank the input of sponsors who help make INRNGs site so enjoyable.
Many thanks to all those concerned.

jack May 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Indeed. It’s the only cycling site I visit where I welcome the advertising/sponsor talk.

nathang May 17, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Looking forward to your piece on viewing a grand tour.
Will be there & planning to catch up with stages 17 -20.

Bob Lob Law May 18, 2013 at 2:47 am

thanks for sponsoring arguably the best cycling blog on the web..

Larry T. May 18, 2013 at 7:31 am

BRAVO to VeloVeneto! Back when we began CycleItalia fifteen years ago we had clients ask us about producing cycling camps in the Veneto region. Our response was “Some fine operations were already doing just that, why invade “their” territory? There’s plenty of Italy for everyone.”
All these years later it’s great to see they’re still going strong. Buon lavoro!
PS-we find those who don’t like grappa most often have never tasted a well-made one. There’s a lot of rotgut out there used for caffe corretto, which kills the nasty taste..but a good single-grape grappa from a good maker (Veneto has plenty, though we’re partial to Piedmont) can be a wonderful thing.

Jason C May 18, 2013 at 8:53 am

Grazie, Larry! You’re right, a good grappa is quite good. But, some people just don’t like it. For them, we highly recommend Prosecco. There’s nothing quite like sipping a cool glass of Cartizze to get you ready for dinner on a warm Italian evening.

Ci vediamo!

Larry T. May 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Ciao Jason – send an email to larry@cycleitalia.com so I can catch up on what you guys are up to currently. I remember speaking to Ron Palazzo many years ago, who I think was the founder?

Brian Nevin May 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Looking forward to piece on viewing mountain stages as heading to the Pyrenees for the Tour this year.. good stuff!

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