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Venice lagoon 5-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
You will discover the fascinating Venice Lagoon, the characteristic Chioggia, the "learned" Padua and the Villas along the Brenta canal. Starting point is Mestre, Venice mainland, which is well connected to the airports of Treviso and Mestre. Cycling this sophisticated corner of Italy is a real pleasure: admire the elegant villas of the Venetian nobility, scattered in the whole region... explore the timeless fascination of Venice by foot and by water... take a walk in the charming Chioggia, affectionately known as “Little Venice”... discover the city centre of Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities. This tour belongs to the European classics, curling between the Alps and the Adriatic sea.st flights are available.
4-nights hotel accommodation in 3*/4*
4-days Hotline service
Ferry-boat transfers on day 2 (altogether about 25 € per person + bike)
Local taxes (approx. 8 €)
Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
Departures Tuesdays and Wednesdays
If you would like to hire a bike (80 Euro) or e-bike (120 Euro) or helmet (15 Euro) please contact our office when booking [email protected]
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Mestre. Individual arrival at hotel
Mestre – Chioggia (35 km)
Leaving Mestre this morning, you head into Venice pedalling on the 4 km bridge “della Libertà”, then to Tronchetto harbour. From here you take a ferry along the canal Giudecca to Lido. This is the most exciting day, pedalling on the two narrow islands that divide the sea from the lagoon: Lido and Pellestrina.
Chioggia – Padua (60 km)
You will be pedalling along the two rivers that carried trade in and out of Venice in this area centuries ago: Bacchiglione and Brenta. You continue on to Strà, famous for the majestic Villa Pisani. Upon arrival in Padua, you will find the great basilica dedicated to St. Anthony, the historic Caffè Pedrocchi and the big square Prato della Valle.
Padua – Mestre/Venice (40 km)
The tour continues easily through the flat Veneto. You will cycle along the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice’s mainland. You can choose to stay directly in Venice with a price supplement.
Departure after breakfast.
Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen
in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.
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