2019 Cyclo-Cross European Championships

Nature, art, history: Valle Agredo is the land of sustainable tourism

A territory where land and water meet, “green” and history match to create wonderful experiences in touch with nature: between the rivers “Brenta” and “Sile”, a fertile land, characterized by waterways, beautiful old villages and modern facilities, have made the Valle Agredo or Camposampierese (Veneto, Northern Italy) the ideal location for sustainable tourism.

Including the municipalities of Trebaseleghe (Silvelle is part of this administrative area), Borgoricco, Campodarsego, Camposampiero, Loreggia, Massanzago, Piombino Dese, San Giorgio delle Pertiche, Santa Giustina in Colle, Villa del Conte and Villanova di Camposampiero, Valle Agredo mesmerizes the visitors with wonderful views, taking advantage, in terms of tourism, by cycle and pedestrian paths like Muson dei Sassi, Cammino di Sant’Antonio, Ostiglia and Tergola.

Away from the noise and traffic, in Valle Agredo the tourists can visit stunning landscapes and “clean” areas, where small and medium enterprises will try to implement a new economic system based on sustainable tourism.

Cammino di Sant’Antonio and Muson dei Sassi routes lead to south, whilst the Treviso-Ostiglia path with its 117 kilometers will allow the crossing of the Valle Agredo from east to west, becoming one of the longest cycle tracks in Europe and the main attraction of the “Green Tour” project, promoted by the Veneto region.

Treviso-Ostiglia’s route is flat and undemanding, suited for everybody. In addition, kilometer after kilometer, the cyclists can exit the track to visit wonderful villages, remote for most.

The railway line Treviso-Ostiglia was born in the XX century, in view of the World War I to strengthen the railway system in the North East of Italy. The construction, blocked during the war, restart from 1919 to 1941, in occasion of the World War II. The railway was used for three years, due to the damages caused by the bombardment, for the local traffic. In 1987, the line Treviso-Ostiglia has been abandoned, with the goal to develop a cycle and pedestrian route, within the programme of sustainable tourism promoted by the Veneto region.