Venice to Florence Cycle

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traveller reviews

  • Most memorable moments: the beautiful ocean, countryside and visiting the small towns! R. Brownlee. San Diego, USA
  • Most memorable moments: The descent into Florence with the magnificent view. The Euro logos/ arrow on posts were excellent. A couple missing in vital areas but generally great. Loved the two tone written instructions -easy to find your place. An excellent trip and not difficult. It was satisfying riding between 2 cities rather than selected 45 k bike rides on bike paths on the Danube river cruise we did 2 weeks earlier A. Cooper. Blackburn, VIC, Australia
  • This is hard. There are lots of memorable parts. Probably the most awesome part was the long downhill into Florence on the final day. B. O'Regan. Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Very good value. The directions booklet .. was excellent, couldn't fault it G Hounslow Busselton WA
Between the two romantic cities of Florence and Venice is the unknown Italy, where vineyards and endless sunflower fields merge with orchards and charming villages, where the river landscape has played an integral part in the regions history and local fisherman wave as you cycle past their pole-huts lining the canals. The relaxed cycle route winds away from Venice along the Adriatic coast, reminding you of the previously strong Venetian dominance over the seas. Taking in the artistic culture and historical legacies entwined in the region of Emilia-Romagna, where mosaics, ceramics and cuisine are some of the noted specialties, there are endless opportunities to stop and absorb the attractions. Interspersed with short train and ferry rides, the final stage to Florence is a fitting end to this engaging cycle journey.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Venice / Mestre DAY 2 Cycle across Freedom bridge to Venice and on to Chioggia (35km/21.5mi) DAY 3 Follow the Adige River through fertile fields to the charming town of Adria (50km/31mi) DAY 4 Along the Po River to Comacchio (65km/40.5mi) DAY 5 Cycle to the mosaic town of Ravenna via the Po Delta Nature Park (65km/40.5mi) DAY 6 Cycle to the foothills of the Apennine range and the town of Brisighella (55km/34mi) DAY 7 Train to Borgo San Lorenzo then continue by bike to Florence (35km/21.5mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
trip dates
Every Saturday from 23 Mar to 13 Oct
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Mid season is from 28 Apr to 25 May and 8 to 28 Sep. High season is from 26 May to 7 Sep. Supplement applies to mid and high season departures.

what's included
MEALS: *7 breakfasts ACCOMMODATION: *7 nights in 3-4 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow 10-15) BACKUP & SUPPORT: *welcome briefing *information pack including route notes and maps per room booked *luggage transfer *emergency hotline TRANSPORT: *train fare Brisighella-Borgo San Lorenzo, 24hr Venice ticket for public transport (bike ticket extra - allow EUR3) EQUIPMENT: *21 or 7 speed bike rental with pannier, bike computer and bicycle insurance (electric bike available - supplement applies)
Venice to Florence Cycle
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trip grading:
8 days
trip code:
US $1,430
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