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Venice lagoon 5-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
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 charming Chioggia, affectionately known as "Little Venice"... take a relaxing break among the hills in the largest European thermal resort...discover the city centre of Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian universities
Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone. This tour is also suitable for children.
If you would like to hire a bike (85 EUR) or e-bike (125 EUR) or helmet (15 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
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Individual arrival at hotel
Mestre – Chioggia 35km
Leaving Mestre this morning, you head into Venice pedalling on the 4km 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 thermal district 60 km
You will be pedalling along the river Bacchiglione, which carried trade in and out of Venice in this area centuries ago. Once at the foot of the Euganean Hills, you will have the chance to relax in a 4* spa resort in the largest European thermal district.
Padua thermal district – Mestre/Venice 55km
Along the cycle path of the Battaglia Canal you will pass through Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities and rich in art and history. From here, along the Piovego Canal, you will reach Stra and will follow the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Villa Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice mainland. You can choose to overnight in Venice with a supplement. Please note that in Venice (apart from Piazzale Roma and train station Santa Lucia) it is forbidden to cycle, and also to push your bike by hand.
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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