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Zip Travel Group

AMONG ART, NATURE & SPA

Padua, Abano Terme, Montegrotto & Galzignano Terme – Veneto- Italy

 

Art, uncontaminated nature, genuine food and wine: here, in short, the promise of the Euganean Hills and Padua for lovers of Italian beauty and good food.

 

 

 

The participants, can find hospitality at the beautiful accommodation in Galzignano Terme, will benefit from the many activities available to them:

 

  • Nordic Walking courses for beginners.

 

  • Hiking in the Park of the Euganean Hills and the medieval city of Padua, the city of Giotto’s frescoes, the largest and most beautiful squares of Europe and the Basilica del Santo, accompanied by delicious tastings of typical products in the local farmhouses where they will be overwhelmed by unique flavor of Montagnana’s ham, olive oil and cheese among which the most sought is Grana Padano, not to mention honey prepared by beekeepers of the Euganean Hills with the techniques of the past and to finish the meat, with the famous “Paduan Hen”, the guinea fowl and capon, typical peasant culture, that will taste accompanied by a good glass of wine, because, as Goethe said, “Life is too short to drink bad wine“. They will taste the juice of the grape varieties prized and recognized as DOC and DOCG wines, among which: the sparkling Serprino, red wines such as Cabernet and Merlot and finally the flagship of oenology of the Euganean Hills, the Fior D’Arancio that represents the quintessence of aromatic wine.

 

  • Excursions in the Riviera of Brenta River where they will have the opportunity to discover the renowned craft sector, especially in the footwear industry that boasts some of the most important records in the fashion world with brands like Renè Caovilla, Fratelli Rossi, Ballin .. until the most known Louis Vuitton that together with colleagues is inspired by the magic of these places.

 

  • To conclude the intense and wonderful days, the participants will be able to enjoy relaxation that the thermal baths of Abano, Montegrotto and Galzignano Terme can offer, the ideal place to find balance, wellness and beauty. The secret that characterizes the Euganean basin is enclosed in water and thermal mud, mud with unique patent filed at the European Patent Office, the illustrious confirmation of the uniqueness of this precious natural resource.

 

  • There will be also panel discussions, musical entertainment, gala dinners and excursions by night under the beautiful starry sky of the Euganean Hills.

 

Program of the day (the program can be modified by the agency)

DAY 1

Galzignano Terme, Radisson Blu Resort

 From 02.00pm                  Registration is open at the booths reserved for the event at Radisson Blu Resort in Galzignano Terme. Withdrawal of hospitality voucher and delivery of the kit free.

06.00pm                          Greeting from the local authorities.

 Presentation of the instructors and itineraries + training courses to start to Nordic Walking.

                                     Welcome drink.

08.00pm                          Dinner at the hotel.

09.30pm                          Theme evening, debate: “The Nordic walking pace and the pleasure of walking”-muscle activations, advantages and benefits.

By Luca Zambolin, Nordic Walking Instructor.  The first to be elected “Instructor of the Year” in the history of ANWI (Association Nordic Walking in Italy). National Coach INWA (International Nordic Walking Federation), Instructor of the Italian Federation of Sport Climbing. Operator of Autogenic Training of European Committee for the Analytically Advanced Autogenic Training. Graduated in psychosomatic medicine and Couseling.

 

DAY 2

Galzignano Terme, Radisson Blu Resort

                                            Super buffet breakfast

 08.30 – 09.00am                Muscle toning and basic lesson of Nordic Walking in the park of the Resort.

 Monte Rusta and Monte Cinto (Euganean Hills, Padua)

 09.30 / 12.30am                  Nordic Walking tour along the nature trail from Monte Rusta and Beatrice of Este’s Villa at Monte Gemola. Transfer by shuttle reserved.

 01.00pm                          Lunch with local products at Fattoria Monte Fasolo.

 03.00pm                         For those who wish to return to the hotel, shuttles will be available.

 03.00 / 06.00pm                Continuation of Nordic Walking tour to explore Monte Cinto, located in the south-west of the Euganean Hills.

08.00pm                          Dinner at the hotel.

09.30pm                            Theme evening, debate: connected to “The Nordic walking pace and the pleasure of walking” – Nutrition, supplements and nutritional well-being, accompanied by an insight into the delicious Veneto and Paduan’s cuisine, to conclude with a tasting of local products. By Luca Zambolin, Nordic Walking Instructor.

 

DAY 3

Galzignano Terme, Radisson Blu Resort

Super buffet breakfast

 The Riviera of Brenta River, among art, fashion and shopping

 09.00am/01.00pm                 Excursion to explore the Riviera of Brenta River. Visit to some of the most important local shoe factories. Transfer by shuttle reserved.

01.00pm                                  Free lunch or at restaurant with special agreement.

03.00 / 05.00pm                      Continuation of the excursion with a guided tour of Villa Pisani, the queen of the Venetian Villas.

 

08.00pm                                 Dinner at the Hotel.

 09.30pm                                 Musical entertainment.

 

 DAY 4

Galzignano Terme, Radisson Blu Resort

Super buffet breakfast

 08.30 / 09.00am                Muscle toning and basic lesson of Nordic Walking in the park of the Resort.

 Monte Venda and the wood of the Old Maronari (chestnut)

09.30 / 12.00am                    Nordic Walking tour inside the Natural Park of the Euganean Hills, the discovery of Monte Venda and old Maronari (Chestnut). Transfer by shuttles reserved.

12:00am                                Small tasting with local wine and lunch in a farmhouse.

Galzignano Terme, Radisson Blu Resort

 03:00 / 07.00pm                     Return to hotel by shuttles reserved and entire afternoon dedicated to a real moment of relaxation at the spa.

 07.30pm                                   Dinner at the hotel.

09.30 / 11.00pm                      Hiking Nordic Walking tour at night.

 

DAY 5

Galzignano Terme, Radisson Blu Resort

 Super buffet breakfast

 08.30 / 09.00am                Muscle toning and basic lesson of Nordic Walking in the park of the Resort.

 Padua, the path of Saint Anthony

09.30am / 01.00pm              Nordic Walking tour to explore the city of Padua, you will start from Battaglia Terme, along the Canale Battaglia, then you will go to Prato della Valle up to the Basilica del Santo, symbol of the city. Transfer by shuttle reserved.

 01.00pm                                Stop in the center of Padua for free lunch or in restaurants with special agreement.

 03:00 / 06.00pm                    Free time for shopping and to explore the city freely. During the afternoon shuttles available to return to the hotel.

08.00pm                                Gala Dinner and issuance of certificates of participation.

 

 DAY 6

Galzignano Terme, Radisson Blu Resort

                                            Super buffet breakfast.

 Individual return of all participants to their places of origin.

 

Technical information:

The lessons and outings will be taught by instructors certified Nordic Walking.

Head of Technical Coordination: Luca Zambolin (National Coach INWA – couselor).

During the event, during outings and theme nights all participants will be provided with a simultaneous interpretation service in various languages.

All participants at the time of registration will receive a free kit including:

Backpack, T-shirt of the event, cotton multi purpose band, and material (maps and promotional material of the location).

For the duration of the event, at fixed hours, at the dedicated area within the Resort participants will find booth and stand selling specific technical equipment for Nordic Walking in collaboration with leading companies in the outdoor industry.

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