Project Description

Cycling around Venice, by sea and lagoon

“Contrary to what happens when I’m driving in the car where the landscape is seen but not experienced, when I’m on my bike, I’m sitting right in it. ” (Paul Fournel)

Around Venice, a landscape redesigned by human ingenuity to be explored by bike crossing lands under water, on easy, flat cycle paths and in an area territory where everything is an attraction and an excuse for a stop: an ancient church, an archaeological museum, a question to a passerby, an appetizing snack or a dip in the sea!

Outdoor stay suitable for everyone

A stay that’s perfect for all the family in the heart of one of the most beautiful and poetic places in the world: the Venice lagoon. An easy and varied itinerary on the plain, so you can visit the wonders that you come across along the road in absolute freedom and for as long as you want. You’ll see many a wonderful landscape with strips of land floating on the water’s edge, the habitat of a multitude of bird species. These special, unique places of the world will seem to be fixed in time as you ride along the green banks of the quiet river Sile and the captivating islands of the Venetian lagoon, before you then lose and then regain your bearings again in the labyrinth of the calli and the canals of Venice.

  • Day 1 — Arrival

Upon your arrival you will receive the travel guide Un amico a Venezia (Your Friend in Venice) with all the tips and events taking place during the period of your stay.

Theme dinner depending on the season, in a typical restaurant.

  • Day 2 — Coast of Cavallino Treporti

Cycling tour through beaches, villages, vegetable gardens and lagoon valleys

Take a bike and explore a land between sea and lagoon; cycle across sandy beaches with their high dunes and patches of shady woodland to the quiet lagoon villages of Mesole and Lio Piccolo which sit amidst gardens and canals. The small road, which is closed to traffic, winds through the middle of the lagoon waters, moving ever further away from the hubbub of the coast area. From the vantage point of the ‘argini’, or embankments, you can survey the landscape of the ‘Valli da pesca’ or fish reserves

Lunch in a traditional local tavern in the square of Treporti, with its fish specialities prepared according to traditional recipes and the finest vegetables from the ‘litorale’ coastal areas.

  • Day 3 — Lido and Pellestrina Islands

Bike tour to the Lido and Pellestrina

The lagoon is regarded by the Venetians as their ‘campagna’ or countryside.
The boat departs from Punta Sabbioni and crosses channel inlet to Lido. Here you can get on your bike and cycle to Malamocco, the ancient seat of the Venetian dogate and then Alberoni. Then it’s just a short ferry ride and you reach Pellestrina. The gaze is lost in the broad horizons of the southern lagoon and is captured by the small islands that dot it. The island of Pellestrina is protected by the imposing wall of the Murazzi, built on the sea to defend the coast in the 18th century. Dozens of fishing boats are anchored on its shores, here you can learn about the traditional techniques of fishermen’s work.
Lunch of seasonal fish and vegetables in a restaurant with terrace on the lagoon in Pellestrina.

  • Day 4 — Venice

Venice Tour of Grocers, Fishermen and Artisans of the Rialto Market of Venice

You walk through the labyrinth of Venetian calli and you can almost hear just your steps. Suddenly your gaze opens to the light and you reach Rialto market with its lively banter – the pulsating, colourful heart of Venice, where you can find the ancient connection between city and lagoon.

  • Day 5 — Island of Sant’Erasmo

Bike route on the island of Sant’Erasmo: Venice Vegetable Garden

The island of Sant’Erasmo is considered an oasis of peace and tranquility, far from the chaotic hordes of tourists in nearby Venice. This island, the largest in the northern lagoon, has since the Middle Ages been the place where the fruits and vegetables supplying the city have been grown. The bike route takes you along the perimeter of the island, among cultivated fields, canals and lagoon landscapes with good views of the typical horticultural crops and the natural environments of salt marsh and beach of the known island as “the vegetable garden of Venice”.
Each season yields its fruits on this island and there’s always plenty to see and to try: castraure, or early artichokes (picked to stimulate the growth of the main crop), carletti and bruscandoli, campion and hop sprouts which are used for flavouring omelettes and risotto.
The 13 km route is easy and all flat.

  • Day 6 — Venetian coast

Bike tour along the Venetian coast

You will cycle along thin boundaries between land and water of the ancient Lido di Lio Maggiore and the river Sile — Piave Vecchia.

The ancient navigation vessels connect the river Sile to the Venice lagoon: from here the Venetian coast still allows a long journey through inland waters to the Gulf of Trieste. First follow the embankments flanked by large reeds, then the curtain of poplars and willows opens onto the fishing reserves. Stopping off and using your binoculars will let you enjoy many interesting views of the numerous birdlife present such as pink flamingos.

Lunch is on a agriturismo in Lio Maggiore, in a magical lagoon landscape.

There will be a boat waiting for you at Lio Maggiore which you can embark with your bike to get you back to Cavallino.

  • Day 7 — Sile River Park

Archaeological Museum and Bike Tour in the Sile River Park

As you run along the banks of the rivers, cast your gaze over the green countryside and the silent flow of water, the hedges and reeds bending in the wind. We are in the heart of the Regional Park of the River Sile. The names of the places you are crossing remind you that close by here the Roman roads of the Via Annia and Via Claudia Augusta once passed. The precious finds of the cradle of the Serenissima are exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum, which inaugurated its new prestigious building in spring 2015
A few steps from the Museum you can have lunch with organic, fair trade and local produce.

Mercato-pesce-rialto

donna in bici in laguna di venezia

Here is the SlowVenice Partner you will meet during your travel experience with us:

Camping Ca’ Savio has, for about the past 50 years, been providing its European clientele seaside holidays along the broad Cavallino-Treporti coast in an informal and quiet ambience, paying particularly close attention to the environment (waste, lighting, water): “For many of our guests the camping holiday is a family tradition!”

Here to find out more about Camping Ca’ Savio

Customize your stay!

Choose whether to be accompanied by the tales and professionalism of our guides for the whole duration of your stay, or for a few days, or just for individual excursions. Or alternatively just follow the tours independently using the directions and suggestions included in our travel book especially prepared for you!

Experience new thrills and immerse yourself in the magical combination of unique elements and sensations, let yourself be carried away by the never-ending surprises that only the essential Lands of Venice and its lagoon can offer you.

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Let’s try to build together your “experience” in Venice
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