Grand Canal in Venice, Veneto, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Jean-Pierre Dalbera

Double espresso as the Italian like it. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Coffeegeek

Venice to Florence

Italy Bike Tours

Cycle in Italy between two of the most famous cities in the world…

In between cycling in Venice and ending the bike tour in Florence, you cycle through an almost unknown Italy. Relax as you cycle through this serene atmosphere through kiwi, peach, and melon fields, along with sunflower fields and vineyards seaming the way. Birds are singing and friendly fishermen are waving from their pole-huts along the canals as you pedal along. Far off the beaten track, typical Italian towns and places are waiting to be discovered.

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Tour Dates

Arrival possible on Saturday from April 9 to October 8, 2016

Season 1: April 9 to April 16 and September 25 to October 8
Season 2: April 17 to May 7 + June 26 to August 20 + September 11 to September 24
Season 3: May 8 to June 25 and August 21 to September 10

Skill Level

This bike tour in Italy is considered an easy, self-guided hotel tour. Routes are mainly flat up until day 5. On day 6 there are 3 to 4 easy hills and on the 7th day, 2 small climbs and a long descent. Daily cycling ranges from 22 to 41 miles (35 to 65 km). Routes take place on mostly asphalted bike paths and country roads, avoiding traffic as much as possible.

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in selected 3 to 4 star hotels!

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights in 3 or 4-star hotels
  • Breakfast buffets
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transportation
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle
  • Train fares from Brisighella to Borgo San Lorenzo
  • 24-hour ferry ticket for in Venice (public means of transport, bike tickets not included, approximately €3)
  • Sign posted route
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps (1 set per booked room)
  • 7-day service hotline
  • GPS tracks (must be requested in advance)

What’s Not Included

  • Visitors taxes, payable in each hotel (0 to 4 Euros per person/night, depending on city)
  • Transfer back to Venice (advanced reservation required), €60/person, payable on the spot
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
From873 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Venice to Florence Map

Day 1: Arrival in Venice/Mestre
Day 2: Venice/Mestre - Chioggia/Sottomarina, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 3: Chioggia/Sottomarina - Adria, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 4: Adria - Comacchio, 41 mi. (65 km)
Day 5: Comacchio - Ravenna, 41 mi. (65 km)
Day 6: Ravenna - Brisighella, 35 mi. (55 km)
Day 7: Brisighella - Florence, 22 mi. (35 km) + train
Day 8: Departure.

All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Venice/Mestre.
The hotel is on the mainland in front of Venice with excellent bus connection into the canal city. 

Day 2: Venice/Mestre - Chioggia/Sottomarina, 22 mi. (35 km)
In the morning, you receive tour information. Once you join the bike path, you cross the freedom bridge to Venice. By ferry you go to Lido and then continue by bicycle via Palestrina, with a marvelous view over the sea, to Chioggia. This is a quiet little town which reminds you of the Venetian sea power. You will find many typical seafood restaurants. 

Day 3: Chioggia/Sottomarina - Adria, 31 mi. (50 km)
On quiet roads, your bicycle tour in Italy leads you along the Adige River. You follow the river through fertile fields, melon plantations, and solitary villages to Adria. The charming little town with culture, little alleyways, and spacious plazas, comfortable cafés and friendly people is a nice place to stay overnight.

Day 4: Adria - Comacchio, 41 mi. (65 km)
Today you start with an easy route along Italy's longest river, the Po River, winding its way through the fertile plain. Then along one of its branches, Podi Goro, you will be led right through the delta area toward the sea.  You can even take the time to swim in the cool waters before you head to the charming town of Comacchio. The magnificent plazas, ornated churches, and numerous bridges still bear witness of the prosperity once gained by the salt production.

Day 5: Comacchio - Ravenna, 41 mi. (65 km)
The first half of the day's bike tour is dedicated to the natural park "Delta del Po" with its unique flora and fauna. As you pass over the dam, you feel as if you are cycling right on the water while the flamingos are nesting just meters away. After two short ferry rides (tickets not included in the tour price and cost approximately €3), you will reach the sea and ride along wide beaches on the way to Ravenna, where art and culture will enchant you. 

Day 6: Ravenna - Brisighella, 35 mi. (55 km)
The foothills of the Apennines form gently rolling hills changing the landscape. Even earlier, on the edge of the vast plains, you reach Faenza, famous center of ceramic artisans. Here you can enjoy watching the artists painting the ceramics. Only a short distance remains to Brisighella, an idyllic medieval village, overlooked by Rocca Veneziana and Torre Orogloggio where you can enjoy a restful evening.

Day 7: Brisighella - Florence, 22 mi. (35 km) + train
The day starts with an amazing train ride through the wild mountains of Apennines to Borgo San Lorenzo. Two climbs precede the rushing descent via Fiesole to Florence, the historic capital of Tuscany. 

Day 8: Departure.
Departure after breakfast or extend your bike tour in Florence!

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Customer Feedback

  • Donna Buck 1 year ago

    Tripsite personnel...Just wanted say that "the girls" had a "blast" on this trip. This was the first one for 2 of the riders and the second one for another rider. Venice was great fun and the water taxi at night was beautiful. Taking the ferries and riding along the water was wonderful. Even the rain a few days did not dampen our spirits. Every little town along the way was a gift to us as we peddled through or visited the sites in the evening. The hill up to the tuscan views was a leg burner and had to be walked but well worth the effort as we rode down into Florence. Thanks from all of us for coordinating a bucket list item for Deb and a great memory for all!

  • Stan Pearson 5 years ago

    Our group loved the Venice-Florence trip. Extra days at venice beforehand and Florence afterwards is very worthwhile. And having reservations made for us was very handy. The ride downhill from Fisole into Florence is one of the most spctacular 7 miles in Europe! As usual, Pack and Pedal really took care of us.

    Stan

  • Jim Elkan 5 years ago

    Hennie, Carla and Mary,

    We just got back from our annual P&P European trip..This year it was Venice to Florence and I must say it was the best one we've had..P&P did their normal excellent job setting up the trip..Everything was great: the route, the hotels and the bike provisioner-Eurobike..The scenery was awesome, the stage lengths were just right to allow viewing the beautiful Italian countryside, sightseeing and still arrive in the next city ready to enjoy the sights and good food..

    I cannot say enough about Eurobike and their maps, route discripions and route markings..The markings almost totally eliminated the concern of missing a turn..The markings took us from one hotel to the next..We could have done the ride without maps!!

    Anyway, thanks for another great job and, as always, we are eagerly looking forward to next year's European trip with Pack and Pedal..(Our seventh one, I think.)

    Best regards,

    Jim

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