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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.

Tour program

1. Mestre
Individual arrival.

2. Mestre – Chioggia (35 km)
Leaving Mestre this morning, you will head into Venice pedalling on the 4 km bridge "della Libertà", then to Tronchetto harbour. From here you will take a ferry along the Giudecca canal to Lido. This is the most exciting day, pedalling on the two narrow islands that divide the sea from the lagoon: Lido and Pellestrina.

3. Chioggia – Padua thermal district (55 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.

4. Padua thermal district – Mestre/Venice (55 km)
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.

5. Mestre/Venice
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 your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

Route profile

Total length: 145 km
Total vertical up: 0 m
Terrain: 90% tarmac, 10% unpaved
Train connection among the overnight stays: day 2
Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 4

The itinerary is completely in the lowlands. You ride on secondary streets with low traffic or paved bike paths.

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.

What´s included

  • 4-nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing
  • Bike rental with helmet
  • Travel Guide, Maps, Roadbook
  • Luggage transportation
  • Hotline service

Not included

  • Flight
  • Ferry-boat transfers on day 2 (about 25 € per person, bike incl.)
  • Local taxes (approx. 8 €)
  • Anything not mentioned in the "What´s included" section 

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E-bike supplement
€85.00 (10%) ( Per week )
Single supplement
€165.00 (10%) ( Per week )
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