Venetian and its Lagoon (Italy)

A tour which is suitable for everyone, in the heart of one of the most beautiful and poetic regions of Italy: the Venetian region, Venice and its Lagoon!

A flat itinerary, easy and varied, well studied in the duration and in the length of the stages, to allow you to visit in absolute freedom, and with the necessary time, all the wonders that you will find along the itinerary.

 

You will lose yourself in the nature of this region, suspended between sky and water. It will offer you wonderful landscapes, with surreal strips of land populated by many birds’ species.

This land seems to be stuck in time, and it is unique in the world: you will cycle along the calm Sile river, you will enter in the Venetian Lagoon, you will see the colorful houses on the islands, and you will discover the “calli” and canals of Venice, This itinerary is also rich in art, with a unique concentration of splendid palaces, churches and country villas, together with the prestigious Venetian museums and temporary exhibitions, not to be missed.

Last but not least, we will offer you some good advice on how and where to taste the gastronomic delights and the famous wines of the region.IMG_5009

Semi-itinerant tour (3 nights in Quarto d’Altino, and 3 nights in Punta Sabbioni)

 

Day 1: Quarto d’Altino

Individual arrival at the hotel in Quarto d’Altino. Overnight in 4* hotel.

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Day 2: Quarto d’Altino – Treviso – Quarto d’Altino (44 km)

Today you will cycle along the river Sile, in a pleasant countryside.

The Sile is the longest resurgence river in Europe: it has its rise from the sources called “Fontanassi”. Along its way, swathed in greenery, you will see natural oasis, mills and villas. After a break in Casale sul Sile, you will reach

the city of Treviso, an elegant city built around its beautiful square, with typical porches and beautiful houses with frescos, you will cycle on the Sile’s bicycle path, to reach Casale. Overnight in 4*hotel in Quarto d’Altino.

Day 3: Venezia

From Quarto d’Altino take the train to reach Venice. San Marco Square, the churches, the museums: one whole day dedicated to this wonderful city and its beautiful glimpses among the Calli, the bridges and the Canals. After the visit we will come back to Quarto d’Altino by train. Overnight in 4* hotel in Quarto d’Altino.

Day 4: Quarto d’Altino – Litorale del Cavallino (ca. 55 km)

The Siles’s fluvial environment, among cane thickets and fishermen balances,

gradually makes space for the beaches of fine sand, that invite you to bath, and for the bathing establishments. If you go more in the hinterland, you will see wonderful landscapes: not only strips of land that seem to be suspended, creating a play of lights and colors when they are reflected in the waters, but also isolated villages and big flights of birds that live in this paradise. Finally, we arrive at the Litorale del Cavallino, a peninsula that keeps its balance between the lagoon and the marineverdi

environment, with its 15 km of white sand bounded by the green of the maritime pines. Overnight in 3* hotel in Punta Sabbioni.

Day 5: Murano – Burano

Leaving with the “vaporetto” from Punta Sabbioni you will visit two of the most famous islands of the North Lagoon: Murano, with the workshops of the master glassmakers and Burano, famous for the manufacturing of laces. Overnight

Day 6: Litorale Cavallino – Lido – Pellestrina – Chioggia – Punta Sabbioni (40 km)

From Punta Sabbioni you will take the “vaporetto” to reach the Lido, the famous island in front of Venice. You will cycle along this narrow island and, with another Vaporetto, you will arrive in Pellestrina, the island that will naturally bring you to Chioggia, the final destination of today’s stage. Chioggia has the very typical charm of a city that remained authentic and unaltered during centuries: th yelling in the fish market, the porches and the “calli” full of people and the colors of the sails of the “Bragozzi”, the typical fishing boats along the canals. After the visit we will come back to Punta Sabbioni either by bike or with the Vaporetto. Overnight in 3* hotel in Punta Sabbioni.

Day 7: departure After breakfast, end of the tour.

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Grading :

Terrain characteristics: mostly plain terrain, average duration of the stages between 40 and 55 km per day.

Roads: 70% asphalted road 30% white roads

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights Departures: Sunday from 12/04 to 25/10

Number of participants: minimum 2

Bike: city bikes

Luggage transport: yes

Included: accommodation 3 nights in 4* hotel in Quarto d’Altino and 3 nights in 3* hotel in Punta Sabbioni, in double rooms; bed and breakfast service, luggage transport, road book and informative material, telephone assistance, city taxes.verddi

Not includedjourney to Quarto d’Altino and from Punta Sabbioni; lunches, dinners, drinks, bike rental, entrance fees, transfers with trains and Vaporettos, and everything not explicitly specified

GENERAL INFORMATIONS

Parking: you can park your car in the parking of the hotel for free.

Briefing: at 09.00 am on 2nd day customers get route book, practical information on the tour, and bikes if rented.

Return transfer: private transfer from Punta Sabbioni to Venice airport or Treviso airport is possible on request, costs € 150,00 (min 2 – max 4 pax, own bikes included).

Transfer must be required with the reservation and paid in advance.

Rental bike: aluminium bikes (men and women) with 21 speeds, handlebar brakes, 1 big pannier bag, frontal road book support.10996412823_4d4e230073_k

 

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