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As of late 2013, this second section of the Treviso-Ostiglia bike route seems to be almost complete; the only segments still missing are: the first segment between the center of Treviso and the airport, the bridge over the Brenta River, and the final segment between Campodoro and the train station at Grisignano di Zocco.

This route starts at the bridge over the Muson where this bike route intersects the Muson dei Sassi bike route; descend from the embankment, find the signs for the bike route, and immediately after you will climb up again onto the former railroad bed. A short paved section takes us near the train station of Camposampiero where the Ostiglia train line had joined the Padova-Castelfranco line. Trains come through here quite frequently that provide transport for bikes.

Here the bike path ends at a rotary next to the train tracks; turn left to avoid going through the underpass, and continue up to the station of Camposampiero (trains to Padova with bike transport). Bike along the station until you come to a pedestrian/bike underpass on the right. You will come out on the other side at a rotary; go around the rotary and take the small unpaved street next to the main road (Via Martiri delle Foibe); shortly after, on the right, you will find a pathway that climbs back onto the rail bed of the former railroad.

Continue for a few kilometers passing through the town of Arsego and then Campo San Martino. The bike path is raised above the plain of the countryside and passes over various roads along newly constructed bridges; eventually one ends up in front of a row of trees behind which flows the river Brenta. Here there is a railroad bridge that was destroyed during the war and that has not been rebuilt. One hopes that soon it will be replaced with a bike bridge, but for now the cyclist must take the pathway to the right that follows along the Brenta to the vehicular bridge at Campo San Martino.

One rides along a bike lane on the right side with a beautiful view of the river; once over the bridge one arrives at Piazzola sul Brenta, a village that grew around the colossal Villa Contarini, one of the largest of the Venetian villas. A few meters after the bridge one will see an arrow for “Treviso-Ostiglia”; take a small local road as far as a large railroad viaduct of the Treviso-Ostiglia line; take the ramp on the right and you will get back on to the bike path; note that here, already begun is a bike path segment coming from the Brenta; this offers hope that the realization of a bike bridge over the Brenta is imminent.

A little ways further you can take a detour to visit Villa Contarini; the bike path continues always straight as far as the border between the provinces of Padova and Vicenza; at this point the path is no longer paved and, after a short distance, ends at a local road; turn left and after a bit you arrive at Pojana di Granfion; take state road SP23 to the right which after a bit rises to a railroad overpass; just before the overpass there is a spur to the right to the train station at Grisignano di Zocco on the Milano-Venezia line. The Treviso-Ostiglia railroad passed through this station, and one can only hope that very soon the bike route with the same name will also arrive here and even continue to the provinces of Vicenza and Verona.

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