Cathedral Santa Maria in Florence
Cyclists on a cycle path through Venezia
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Cycling holidays from Venice to Florence

Cycling: Venice-Florence

This tour starts and ends in two of the best-known cities of Italy. Between the cities you will cycle through almost undiscovered and therefore even more attractive landscapes. Kiwis, peaces, melons, grapes, and sunflowers accompany the cyclists on their way. Birds are singing while friendly fishermen wave at you from their stilt houses alongside the channels.

Far away from the tourist crowds, the different destinations are waiting to be explored by you. Enjoy a cup of cappuccino in one of the cosy cafes at the attractive piazze and listen to the locals, when they discuss art, culture, sports, or politics while gesticulating heavily. Join their discussion! Come on the tour with us! A wonderful trip is waiting for you!

Please note! 
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this trip will not be offered for the whole 2020 season. 
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Itinerary

The hotel is located on the mainland before Venice with excellent bus links to the lagoon city. At the beginning of your tour, not far from Marcus square, you can look forward to a little Grappa tasting session.

Hotel (example): Hotel Mercure

In the morning, you will have your tour information. Then you will cycle on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice. Afterwards, you will take the ferry to Lido and then you will cycle via Pellestrina with stunning views of the sea, to Chioggia, which is  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.

Hotel (example): Hotel Grande Italia

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. Founded by the Etruscans because of its proximity to the rivers Adige and Po, now especially the branched channels, narrow streets, cosy cafes, and friendly people attract visitors.

Hotel (example): Hotel Stella d'Italia

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. Perhaps you want to cool off in the Adriatic Sea before you get to the charming town of Comacchio? Magnificent palazzi, ornate churches, and numerous bridges still bear witness of the prosperity once gained by salt production.

Hotel (example): Locanda La Comacina

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 a dam, you will feel like cycling straight through the water while flamingos are nesting only a few metres away from you. After one short ferry ride (tickets not included in the tour price, about € 2) you will reach the Adriatic Sea. There are wide beaches on the way to Ravenna, where you will be enchanted by the art and culture of the port city.

Hotel (example): Hotel Centrale Byron

The foothills of the Apennines form gently rolling hills which change the landscape. Even earlier, on the edge of the vast plains, you will get to 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.  Now it is not far to Brisighella anymore – an idyllic, medieval village, overlooked by the Rocca Veneziana and the Torre Orologgio. Tranquillity and pure relaxation are waiting for the cyclists.

Hotel (example): Hotel La Meridiana

The day starts with a wonderful train journey through the wild mountain 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 history-charged capital of Tuscany.

Hotel (example): Hotel Una Vittoria

This tour can be combined with the tours: Bolzano – Venice, Florence – Rome, or Tuscany

Map Venice - Florence

Tour character

For the first four days, you will cycle on flat terrain. On the sixth day, the route will lead over three to four small hills. On the seventh day, there will be two short climbs and a long descent. You will cycle on dams, farm tracks and side roads with little traffic. Only very short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic. Nearly all of the roads are asphalted. A bike tour for everyone!

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Venice/Mestre
  Season 1
04.04.2020 - 24.04.2020
26.09.2020 - 10.10.2020

Samstag
Season 2
25.04.2020 - 29.05.2020
05.09.2020 - 25.09.2020

Samstag
Season 3
30.05.2020 - 04.09.2020

Samstag
Venice - Florence, 8 days, IT-VERVF-08X
Base price
1'029.-
1'089.-
1'169.-
surcharge single room 315.- 315.- 315.-

Kategorie: 3***- und 4****-Hotels

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Samstag
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Samstag
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Samstag
Venice - Florence, 8 days, IT-VERVF-08X
Base price
surcharge single room
1'029.-
315.-
1'089.-
315.-
1'169.-
315.-

Kategorie: 3***- und 4****-Hotels

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Venice/Mestre
Extra night double room (BB)
extra night single room (BB)
Florence
Extra night double room (BB)
extra night single room (BB)
85.-
140.-
139.-
244.-
85.-
140.-
139.-
244.-
85.-
140.-
139.-
244.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Venice/Mestre
  Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020

Samstag
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020

Samstag
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020

Samstag
Venice/Mestre
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.- 85.-
extra night single room (BB) 140.- 140.- 140.-
Florence
Extra night double room (BB) 139.- 139.- 139.-
extra night single room (BB) 244.- 244.- 244.-
Filter
Bicycle 21-gear
Bicycle-PLUS
Electric bicycle
99.-
155.-
229.-
Filter
Transfer
99.-

Services & information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN, FR with route map, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • 1 24-hours ticket for Venice (only public transportation)
  • 1 train journey from Brisighella - Borgo San Lorenzo incl. your bike
  • 1 little Grappa tasting session in Venice
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Return transfer by minibus to Venice, on Sunday morning, costs CHF 95.- per person incl. your bike, reservation necessary
  • Bike rental, including renting bike insurance
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Mestre/Venice train station
  • Venice and Treviso airport
  • Car park/garage at the hotel costs approx. CHF 59.- per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible
  • Good train connections between Florence and Venice

Things to note:

  • Bike tickets for ferry trips in Venice in self-organisation, price CHF 5.- per bike
  • Ferry trip to Marina di Ravenna in self-organisation, price CHF 5.- per person incl. bike
  • Tourist tax, if due, it is not included in the price!

Ratings

4.6 of 5 Stars (11 Ratings)
4 stars
susanne zurfluh CH | 30.09.2019
veloferien italien
4 stars
Elisabeth S. CH | 11.06.2018
Immer wieder einmal
Gut organisiert. Alles gut geklappt und gute Hotels. Es war schön neue unbekannte Städte kennenzulernen sowie den Weg , der dahin führt.
5 stars
Marika Delaloye CH | 08.08.2017
Schöne Entdeckungsreise
Trotz der Hochsommer-Hitze in Juli war die Fahrradfahrt von Venedig nach Florenz ein pures Vergnügen. Dank der sehr abwechslungsreichen Streckenführung haben wir Orte und Landschaften entdeckt, die wir sonst nie besichtigt hätten und konnten manchmal eine willkommene Abkühlung im Meer geniessen - jeder Tag an sich war eine Überraschung wert. Ein besonderes Erlebnis war die rasante Talfahrt Wind im Haar“ von Fiesole nach Florenz am letzten Tag! Obwohl wir die Reise individuell gebucht hatten, haben wir den spontanen Austausch mit anderen sympatischen Teilnehmern auf der Strecke oder am Abend im Hotel sehr geschätzt.
5 stars
Ute Welp FR | 14.06.2017
Venedig - Florenz, 8 Tage
Uns hat die Reise sehr gut gefallen und wir empfehlen sie gerne. Wir haben es genossen, mal wieder in Venedig und Florenz zu sein. Natürlich war es rappelvoll, aber das wussten wir vorher. Unter der Woche dagegen war es ruhig. Die Radtouren waren trotz der Hitze und wenig Schatten gut zu schaffen und es blieb immer noch Zeit, die Zielorte zu besichtigen, die alle sehenswert sind. Wir sind fast immer auf kleinen Strassen mit ganz wenig Verkehr gefahren. Die Streckenbeschreibung ist sehr gut und solange man sie nicht ignoriert, wie es uns einmal passiert ist, kommt man problemlos zum Ziel. Die Hotels waren alle gut; wir haben es nur bedauert, nicht direkt in Comacchio untergebracht zu sein. Wir haben unterwegs viel Schönes gesehen und der Blick auf Florenz vor der letzten Abfahrt war wunderschön. Wie gesagt, eine empfehlenswerte Reise.
4 stars
Cornelis Geel Ch | 29.05.2017
Velo Venedig-Florenz
4 stars
thea fischer CH | 09.10.2016
bella italia
sehr abwechslungsreiche route! zum teil schöne hotels.bei der einführung mussten wir 30 min warten bis es losging!
5 stars
Charlotte Schweizer CH | 08.10.2015
sehr gut
5 stars
Ulrich Kessler CH | 29.08.2015
einfach toll
Die Ausschreibung im Katalog verspricht sehr viel, aber wirklich nicht zu viel. Joseph erklärte die Route sehr gut und mit Humor, die Mieträder waren in bestem Zustand, die Beschilderung an der Strecke gut sichtbar und fast nicht zu verfehlen, die ganze Tour in traumhafter Landschaft und unser Glück, angenehmes Wetter die ganze Woche.
5 stars
Stephan End CH | 26.05.2015
Sehr gute Betreuung
Die Streckenführung ist ausgezeichnet. Besonders die Toureninformationen vom Tourenguide Joseph war sehr gut, ausführlich und mit Einzelheiten für jede Etappe gespickt. Auch die Hotels sind gut ausgewählt.
5 stars
Hans-Ueli Boss CH | 15.05.2015
sehr gut
Sehr schöne Streckenführung durch interessante und vielseitige Naturgebiete und in schöne Orte. Wir erhielten zu Beginn der Reise in Mestre eine umfangreiche und wertvolle Info. Zudem war die Strecke sehr gut ausgeschildert. Dazu kam noch das schöne und warme Wetter ohne einen Regentropfen.
5 stars
Daniel Rimensberger CH | 16.09.2014
Velotour Venedig-Florenz

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