Grade

Moderate

When

Every day all year round

Accomodation

3-4 star hotels

Bike

Road bike Titanium

Bike

E Bike

Bike

Hybrid - Trekking

Italy

Venice- Florence

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Description

Self guided Venice Florence

Self guided Venice Florence. Every day all year round
Suggested start day: Saturdays.
Tour can start any day of the week, except Mondays.

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Enjoy and guided yourself through beautiful Italy

The start of the Venice-Florence cycling tour begins in the beautiful Venetian Lagoon. Explore Chioggia, the canals, bridges and main pedestrian walking street. From the Venetian lagoon towards the Po River Delta. Enjoy cycling on secondary roads and birdwatching. Pedal along the Valley of Comacchio wetlands towards Ravenna, through vineyards, amazing landscapes and discover colourful ceramics in Faenza. Pedal up to the highest point of this tour in the Apennines. Relax and explore Faenza the capital of Renaissance Italy.

This cycling route through Tuscany will be accompanied by the excellent Mediterranean climate all the year round and is ideal for cycling. Breath taking scenery are home to the mountain ranges of the Apennines. Also when you are cycling through vineyards, fruit trees and medieval villages, don’t forget to enjoy these beautiful landscapes. Italy is a real cycling paradise for any kind of cyclist, you will experience perfect routes with flat rides to warm up and at the end of the week building to hill climbs!

Cycle from Venice to Florence on your bike and enjoy Italy

  • Discover the heart of Italian culture and cuisine
  • Italy is a real cycling paradise for all kind of cyclist
  • Cycling through small towns and quiet roads and enjoy an amazing ride up over the Apennines
  • Delicious food and perfect drinks makes Italy amazing
  • Pedal through vineyards and fruit trees and discover colorful ceramics in Faenza
  • Enjoy great villages along your route like the medieval village of Brisighella in the Apennines
Day 1
Check in
Check in around 14.00 at your charming hotel in the center of Chioggia. There will be a briefing, bike fitting. Welcome to Chioggia and the Venetian Lagoon! Take a walk around the center of Chioggia and admire the canals, bridges and main pedestrian walking street. If you arrive early we can suggest a ride along one of the islands in the lagoon. Mileage (your option).
Day 2
Po River Delta
You leave the Venetian lagoon today towards the Po River Delta. Enjoy cycling on perfect paved roads and birdwatching. Grab some picnic supplies from the local grocery store or stop at a cafe for lunch today. Those who want an extra mile will enjoy a great ride into the delta this afternoon. Your destination tonight is a small country farm bed and breakfast. Distance: 58-101 km (36-63 miles).
Day 3
Comacchio
Another day of leisurely riding today. Your destination is a small lagoon town that at one point was more powerful than Venice in the 700 and 800s. The lagoon town of Comacchio, has a fabulous museum that showcases a Roman boat. Its cargo was excavated from one of the canals. Built on 13 islands this town is now landlocked but surrounded by the Po River and fresh water wetlands. Enjoy a small float around the canals with a local fisherman before dinner. Distance: 74 km (46 miles).
Day 4
Ravenna
Pedal along the Valley of Comacchio wetlands towards Ravenna. Ravenna was the last capital of the Western Roman Empire and home to more early Christian mosaics than any other city in Western Europe. You can walk to Dante's Tomb and the mosaics of San Vitale, Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia this afternoon. The hotel is near all the city sights. Distance: 49 km (31 miles).
Day 5
Ravenna to Faenza
Leaving Ravenna you have the choice to visit another very important Byzantine masterpiece: Sant'Apollinare in Classe. Cross the plains through fruit plantations and arrive to Faenza. Your hotel is a restored convent near the central square of this regional market center and famous ceramics town. Enjoy the bustle in the market square and the main "piazza" which is always full of bicycle riders of all ages. Faenza is world-renowned for its hand decorated ceramics; we recommend a visit to the International Ceramics Museum as well as several of the local artists' studios specialized in this colorful pottery. Daily mileage: 51 km (32 miles).
Day 6
Over the Apennines Bicycle the Apennines and the Mugello.
You head into the Apennines today, passing first through the medieval village of Brisighella. Take a break and pick up some snacks for climb if you feel like it. If you decide you want to train up and over the mountain, feel free to do so! for those who decide to bicycle, begin climbing (easily at first!) over the Apennines -- remember to look around as you pedal since the scenery changes dramatically as you leave the plains and enter the mountains. Just before we reach the toughest part of our climb there is a very conveniently located train station which allows you a choice in how you reach our destination! Distance: 15 - 63km (9 - 39 miles)
Day 7
Highlights: Fiesole and its Etruscan ruins, Renaissance Florence, Uffizi Gallery
There's a small climb this morning to Vetta le Croci, then it's downhill to the old Etruscan city of Fiesole, where you'll enjoy a great view of Florence rising from the valley floor. We recommend waiting until after lunch to ride into town and the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this capital of Renaissance Italy. Distance: 41 km (26 miles).
Day 8
Departure day
After a buffet breakfast in the hotel, you're ready to become a tourist again. You're on your own now, so get out there and visit Michelangelo's David at the Accademia, Botticelli's Birth of Venus and the other masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery, and more.

Airport

  • Florence international Airport is named after one of the most famous Italians – Amerigo Vespucci. There is no train connection with the airport. From Florence railway station there are good connections to all kinds of cities in Italy. The airport is lies only 4 kilometres away from Florence. Shuttle buses leaving every 30 minutes.
  • Venice airport also known as Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo is only 12 kilometres away from Venice. From the aiport there are connections to Venice. There is good connection with the train and bus.



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  • 7 nights in a 3-4 star Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • High quality titanium racing bike or hybrid bike
  • Bike delivery and collection
  • GPS with preloaded tracks
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