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GUIDED OR SELF-GUIDED BICYCLE TOUR ITALY
Venice to Florence
Venice/Mestre - Chioggia/Sottomarina - Adria - Comacchio - Ravenna - Brisighella - Florence
Rialte, Dante, Ponte Vecchio
Probably the most famous cities of Italy are at the start and end of this cycle tour of outstanding beauty. In between, you cycle through an almost unknown Italy. Kiwi, peach, melons, vineyards and sunflowers seam the way, birds are singing and friendly fishermen waving from their pole-huts along the canals. Far off the beaten track you discover typical towns and places. Enjoy a cup of cappuccino in one of the many little cafes on the piazza and listen to the local's discussing sports and politics with their melodious language while gesticulating heavily. Join their discussion! A wonderful trip is waiting for you!.
climbs and a long descent. You bike on dams, rural roads or solitary minor roads. Only very short distances have to be cycled on roads with more traffic. Mostly you cycle on an asphalted surface- A bicycle tour for everybody!
Day 1- Individual arrival in Venice/Mestre
The hotel is on the mainland in front of Venice with excellent bus connection into the lagoon city.
Day 2 -Mestre/Venice - Chioggia/Sottomarina approx. 35 km/22 mi
In the morning: tour information. Then you will cycle on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice. Afterwards, you will take the ferry to Lido and the bicycle via Pellestrina, with stunning views of the sea, to Chioggia: A quiet little town, reminiscent of the Venetian naval supremacy, where you can take a rest in one of the typical fish restaurants. Tonight, you will stay in Chioggia/Sottomarina, where there is a wide sandy beach.
Day 3 - Chioggia/Sottomarina - Adria approx. 50 km/30 mi
On quiet roads you will cycle back to the river Adige, which will lead you through fertile fields, melon plantations, and tranquil villages to Adria, a small, friendly city with lots of charm. Founded by the Etruscans because of its proximity to the rivers Adige and Po, now especially the branched channels, narrow streets, cozy cafes, and friendly people attract visitors.
Adria - Comacchio
approx 65km/40 mi
You will cycle a short part of today’s route along the longest river in Italy, the river Po. Then, one of its branches, called Po di Goro, will lead you right through its delta towards the sea. Perhaps you want to cool off in the Adriatic Sea before you get to the charming town of Comacchio? Magnificent palazzi, ornate churches, and numerous bridges still bear witness of the prosperity once gained by salt production.
Day 5 - Comacchio - Ravenna approx. 65 km/40 mi + train
The first half of the day’s bike tour is dedicated to the natural park “Delta del Po” with its unique flora and fauna. Riding your bike on a dam, you will feel like cycling straight through the water while flamingos are nesting only a few meters away from you. After two short ferry rides (tickets not included in the tour price, about € 3,-) you will reach the Adriatic Sea. There are wide beaches on the way to Ravenna, where you will be enchanted by the art and culture of the port city.
Day 6 - Ravenna - Brisighellaapprox. 55 km/34 mi
The foothills of the Apennines form gently rolling hills which change the landscape. Even earlier, on the edge of the vast plains, you will get to Faenza – an enchanting little city where world-famous ceramics are produced. The artists will be happy to let you watch while they are painting the artifacts. Now it is not far to Brisighella anymore – an idyllic, medieval village, overlooked by the Rocca Veneziana and the Torre Orologgio. Tranquility and pure relaxation are waiting for the cyclists.
Day 7 - Brisighella - Florence approx" 35 km/22 mi + train
The day starts with a wonderful train journey through the wild
mountain world of the Apennines to Borgo San Lorenzo. Today, you
will cycle up two short climbs. Your reward will be a fantastic
descent via Fiesole to Florence, the history-charged capital of
Individual departure or extra days
Overnight Itinerary: Venice/Mestre - Chioggia/Sottomarina - Rovigo - Ferrara - Ravenna - Brisighella - Florence
TOUR # ITB-14323/SG 8 DAYS - $1090
3""" and 4*"** hotels
Single supplement - $225
Includes breakfast everyday
Bicycle Rental - $95
THE BICYCLES: Provision of 21-speed bikes, equipped with rear panniers
ELECTRIC POWERED BICYCLE: You can add the use of an electric motor to do some of the work for you. Our electric bikes increase the pedaling power 3 fold. This way bikers with different sportif conditions can book a bike tour together.
Venice mainland: Return to Top
(B&B) - $65 (Single Supplement $40)
(B&B) - $115 (Single supplement $60)
Self-guided individual tour:
every Saturday: April 20 to June 29
HOTELS: Category: chosen 3""" and 4*"** hotels
Parking/arrival and departure:
Hotel car park or private car park near the starting
available for about 50 euros per week.
EXCLUSIONS: The insurances, the transfers from and to the airport, the beverages, the lunches and dinners, items of a personal nature such as telephone and laundry.
DOSSIER:On the first day of the tour you be given maps, road book, fact sheets and tourist information.
N CASE OF BREAKDOWN: We do not intervene for flat tires. However, should any breakdown occur that prevents the completion of the days journey we will make repairs on the road. A phone number will be provided. All other types of necessary repairs that do not make cycling impossible will be repaired at the hotel each night.
WORLD-CLASS BICYCLE TOURS