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Lido, Pellestrina & Chioggia: bike hopping around the Venice lagoon islands

Hop from island to island in the lagoon by bike: we will start from the Lido island, with its groomed shellac beaches, bronzed lifeguards and old ladies sipping Prosecco at the market, experiencing the Belle Epoque glamour passing in front of the beautiful hotels designed in the 20s in Art Noveau style. We will bike along the canals of Malamocco, a colorful fishing village that’s like a miniature version of Venice, cycle through a forest reserve to a lighthouse and relax like the locals do by heading to quiet Alberoni beach for a drink or a swim.
We will enjoy special views of Venice biking along the Pellestrina island and its fishing communities strung out the water's edge in jaunty pastel colours.
The route will continue to Chioggia, another miniature of Venice and a fishing community.
You will decide if you prefer to bike back from the same route or to reach Venice by from the mainland, returining to Lido after a spectacular view from the ferry to Lido in front of St. Marks.

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  • What's included :
    • Tour Leader & Nature and Interpretive Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Ferry boat tickets (suggested: 20 Euro 24 hrs ticket)
    • Train ticket if needed
    • Use of bicycle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lido di Venezia, Lido di Venezia, Veneto

    We will meet at Santa Maria Elisabetta on Lido Island, where we will rent our bikes and start discovering Lido!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Grande Albergo Ausonia Hungaria, Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta 28, 30126 Lido di Venezia Italy

    Hotel Ausonia & Hungaria (1913) is a remarkable example of luxury tourism dated back one century ago, thanks to the beautiful ceramic tiles on the main facade, recently renovated.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hotel des Bains, Lungomare Marconi 17, Lido di Venezia Italy

    A former luxury hotel, built in 1900 to attract wealthy tourists, it is remembered for Thomas Mann's stay here in 1911 and the shooting of movies like "Death in Venice" by Visconti (1971) and the English Patient (1996).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mostra Del Cinema Di Venezia, Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi, 1861, 30126 Lido VE, Italy

    The oldest festival in the world is held in late August or early September here and screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema. The still running Art Nouveau Hotel Excelsior (1908) usually hosts producers and actors during the Festival.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Malamocco, Venice Italy

    From the beach we will enter this small fisherman village passing over Ponte di Borgo and explore the canals and calli or a less overwhelming lagoon town with just a few churches and a Gothic palazzo, a small miniature of Venice!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bagni Alberoni, Spiaggia Alberoni, Venice Italy

    After few kilometers we will reach Alberoni beach, right at the western tip of Lido (opposite to San Nicolo). The natural beach of Alberoni has a maritime pine forest which slopes down to the Lido’s wildest most scenic beach. These enchanting dune fields are the stuff of Shelley’s poems and Byron’s early morning rides.
    Often this beach is virtually deserted, except a plethora of marine birds and few kite surfers or windsurfers on windy days. We will make a break at this beach before hopping on a ferry to Pellestrina island

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman, Localita Ca Roman, Pellestrina, Venice Italy

    This natural protected area preserves, thanks to its relative isolation, one of the most intact environments of the entire Adriatic and boasts, despite its small size, an extraordinary wealth of fauna: it is located, in fact, on one of the most important migratory routes in Italy and many species of success the reserve in autumn and spring to rest and feed before resuming the journey.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Murazzi, Pellestrina Italy

    The route will be wild as we will bike along the Murazzi, a scenic route following the Adriatic sea.
    Murazzi is a remarkable 18th century engineering work: These massive sea walls represent a Herculean work from pre industrial age. Designed to keep high seas from crashing into the lagoon, they remain an effective breakwater even today. Murazzi are built with large blocks of Istrian stone and can be found also on the sister island of Lido.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Isola di Pellestrina, 30100, Pellestrina Italy

    We will bike along this 7 km long island, stretching south of the Lido and repeating its long, sinuous shape. The island is home of 3 tight-knit fishing communities - San Pietro in Volta, Portosecco and Pellestrina, strung out along the water's edge in jaunty pastel colours.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chioggia, Chioggia, Veneto

    Chioggia is a miniature version of Venice, and is often called "Little Venice", with a few canals, chief among them the Canale Vena, and the characteristic narrow streets known as calli. Chioggia has several medieval churches, much reworked in the period of its greatest prosperity in the 16th and 17th centuries.
    It is also a lively fihing community: what a great place to taste some fresh fish!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piove di Sacco, Piove di Sacco, Province of Padua, Veneto

    After a well deserved lunch brunch you will decide how to reach Lido back:
    One option will be to bike backthrough the same route, enjoying sunset views on the way back along the lagoon.
    Alternatively we can bike further along the lagoon and countryside up to Piove di Sacco and from there shorten the route taking the train to Mestre or Venice railway station.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ponte della Liberta, Strada Regionale 11 Padana Superiore - Via della Liberta, Venice Italy

    If you will decide to get off at Mestre, we will bike 10 km along the bridge connecting the historical centre of the city of Venice to the mainland up to Tronchetto island, where a ferry to Lido will be waiting for us.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ferry Boat Lido Venezia, Laguna Veneta, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, 30126 Venezia VE, Italy

    We will cross Venice with the ferry passing in front of a spectacular view on St. Mark's and Giudecca canal and we will reach Lido back returning our bikes

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Santa Maria Elisabetta, 30126 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-263230P16

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