Saturday 15 Sep 2018 - Saturday 13 Oct 2018Mestre, VeniceAverage daily distance 50 km
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This 8 day 7 night tour starts and finishes in two of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Cycling between Venice and Florence, you'll experience the beautirful and varied landscape of the Apennine foothills, adorned with sunflower fields, vinyards and melon plantations - all far from the tourist trails.

Accommodation is in 3 and 4 star hotels.

Each tour starts on a SATURDAY 1st April - 14th October:

Low Season - arrivals: 23th March - 27th April / 29th September - 13th October
Mid Season - arrivals: 28th April - 25th May / 8th September - 28th September
High Season - arrivals: 26th May - 7th September

The terrain is mainly flat, with a few hills in the second half of the week. Cycling will be mainly on quiet back-roads and farm tracks.


Trip prices are subject to Low, Mid or High Season costs and are per person sharing a double room, on a bed and breakfast basis:
Additional nights are available as well as single rooms and half board, for an additional surchage.

Return transfer by minibus to Venice, on Sundays, costs 80 euros per person including your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary. There are also good train connections between Florence and Venice if you wish to return by train.

Please note that this cycling holiday, run in conjunction with our partners, Eurobike, is SELF-GUIDED. The route is signed, with route notes and map provided along with luggage transfers between hotels but please be aware that there is NO ACCOMPANYING TOUR GUIDE.

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Ride Details

Basic Trip Cost

Low Season: £737.00 / Mid Season : £772.00 / Peak Season: £799.00


Overnight stays and breakfast at 3* and 4* hotels
Free 24 hour Public transport ticket for Venice (bicycles not included, approx 3 Euros)
All luggage transfers
Signed route
Travel documents - route map, route description, local attractions
Train journey from Brisighella - Borgo San Lorenzo including your bike
1 x little Grappa tasting session in Venice
GPS data
Service hotline


Mestre, Venice




Average daily distance 50 km

Challenge Rating

Average daily distance 50 km

Start Times

Local Info


Bike hire - £75
Electric Bike - £160
Single Room supplement - £195

Additional nights available in Venice and Florence on request.

Where visitors taxes are due, these are not included in the tour price.

Route Details

1st day: Arrival in Venice/Mestre
The hotel is located on the mainland with excellent bus links to the lagoon city of Venice. At the beginning of your tour you can look forward to a little Grappa tasting session.

2nd day: Mestre/Venice – Chioggia/Sottomarina approx. 35 km
You will receive some further tour information in the morning . Then you will cycle on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice. Afterwards, you will take the ferry to Lido and cycle 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.

3rd day: Chioggia/Sottomarina – Adria approx. 50 km
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. Adria was founded by the Etruscans because of its proximity to the rivers Adige and Po, and consists of narrow streets and cosy cafes.

4th day: Adria – Comacchio approx. 65 km
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. You may want to take the opportunity to cool off in the Adriatic Sea before you get to the charming town of Comacchio with its magnificent palazzi, ornate churches, and numerous bridges .

5th day: Comacchio – Ravenna approx. 65 km
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 the dam, you will get to witness flamingos nesting only a few metres away from you!
After two short ferry rides (tickets not included in the tour price, about € 2,-) you will reach the Adriatic Sea. Here you will be able to sample the wide beaches on the way to Ravenna....A port city full of art and culture!

6th day: Ravenna – Brisighella approx. 55 km
The foothills of the Apennines form gently rolling hills which change the landscape. Early on in the ride, you will get to the edge of the vast plains and 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 artefacts. The final stop is Brisighella – an idyllic, medieval village, overlooked by the Rocca Veneziana and the Torre Orologgio. Where you will be able to enjoy a Tranquill and relaxing evening.

7th day: Brisighella – Florence approx. 35 km + Train Journey
The day starts with a wonderful train journey through the mountainous 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 historical capital of Tuscany.

8th day: Departure or Extension of Trip
Return transfer by minibus to Venice, on Sundays, costs 80 euros per person including your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary. There are also good train connections between Florence and Venice if you wish to return by train.

Other Info

Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch and British Airways operate direct flights to Venice from most major UK airports. British Airways operates direct flights from Florence to UK. Please contact them direct for details. Links below:
British Airways

Ride Gradings

Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).

Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).

For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).

These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

Getting here by car

Car park/garage at the hotel costs approx. 50 euros per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible.

Getting here by train

Venice Mestre Train Station (Venezia Mestre)
Good train connections between Florence and Venice

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