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

Wine tasting in Italy, of course. Photo via Flickr:Udo Schroter
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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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  • 2018 Prices

    Season 1: £ 877 $ 1,399 929 NOK 9213 kr 8504 $ 1,106

    Season 2: £ 915 $ 1,460 969 NOK 9609 kr 8870 $ 1,153

    Season 3: £ 944 $ 1,505 999 NOK 9907 kr 9145 $ 1,189

    Season 1: March 24 to April 27 and September 29 to October 13
    Season 2: April 28 to May 25 + September 8 to September 28
    Season 3: May 26 to September 7

    Single supplement: £ 207 $ 330 219 NOK 2172 kr 2005 $ 261

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 94 $ 151 100 NOK 992 kr 915 $ 119

    extra options

    ​​​​​Transfer back to Venice (price is per person), payable on spot: £ 76 $ 121 80 NOK 793 kr 732 $ 95

    Extra nights (price is per person/per night):

    Venice: £ 61 $ 98 65 NOK 645 kr 595 $ 77  

    Single supplement: £ 36 $ 57 38 NOK 377 kr 348 $ 45

    Florence: £ 104 $ 166 110 NOK 1091 kr 1007 $ 131

    Single supplement: £ 80 $ 128 85 NOK 843 kr 778 $ 101

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Venice or Florence airports.

    Local Travel

    From Venice airport, take the bus or boat to Mestre, and then a short taxi ride to your hotel.

    Climate

    Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperatures in °F for Venice are: May 70°/55°, June 76°/61°, July 81°/64°, August 80°/63°, September 74°/57°, and October 64°/49°.

    Recommended

    An extra day in Florence and Venice.

    Remarks

    An electric bike is available for this tour!This tour can be ideally combined with the Tuscany tour, or the Florence to Rome tour.


Tour Dates

2018 Dates
Arrival possible on Saturday from March 24 to October 13, 2018

Season 1: March 24 to April 27 and September 29 to October 13
Season 2: April 28 to May 25 + September 8 to September 28
Season 3: May 26 to September 7

Skill Level

This bike tour in Italy is considered an easy, self-guided hotel tour. For the first four days, you will cycle on mainly flat terrain. On day 5 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)
  • 1 x Grappa tasting session in Venice
  • Sign posted route
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps (1 set per booked room)
  • 7-day service hotline
  • GPS tracks (must be requested in advance)
  • Bicycle protection

What’s Not Included

  • Visitor’s Tax (to be paid upon arrival) approx. € 15-20 per person
  • Transfer back to Venice (advanced reservation required), €80/person, payable on the spot
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Florence and Venice.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
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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. At the beginning of your tour, not far from the Marcus square, you can look forward to a little Grappa tasting session. 

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 Pellestrina, 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

  • Janice V. 2 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: Riding through vineyards and orchards.

  • Mary C. 1 year ago

    This tour was a lovely way to experience the quiet county roads and villages of Italy.

  • Donna Buck 2 years 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 6 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 7 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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