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Venice-Florence

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 - Saturday 14 Oct 2017

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This 8 day 7 night tour starts and finishes in two of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Cycling between Venice and Florence you'll experience the beautirful and varied landscape of the Apennine foothills, adorned with sunflower fields, vinyards and melon plantations, all far from the tourist trails.

Accommodation is in 3 and 4 star hotels.

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Each tour starts on a SATURDAY 1st April - 14th October:

Low Season - arrivals: 1st April - 28th April / 30th September - 14th October
Mid Season - arrivals: 29th April - 26th May / 2nd September - 29th September
High Season - arrivals: 27th May - 1st September

The terrain is mainly flat with a few hills in the second half of the week. You will mostly cycle on farm tracks and side roads with little trafffic

The cost of the holiday does NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS, which must be self-booked. IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION FROM EMMA AT BIKE EVENTS.
Trip prices are subject to Low, Mid or High Season costs and are per person sharing a double room, on a bed and breakfast basis:
Additional nights are available as well as single rooms and half board, for an additional surchage.

Return transfer by minibus to Venice, on Sundays, costs 80 euros per person including your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary. There are also good train connections between Florence and Venice if you wish to return by train.

Please note that this cycling holiday, run in conjunction with our partners, Eurobike, is SELF-GUIDED. The route is signed, with route notes and map provided along with luggage transfers between hotels but please be aware that there is NO ACCOMPANYING TOUR GUIDE.

Ride Details
Basic Trip CostLow Season: £725.00 / Mid Season : £760.00 / Peak Season: £788.00
IncludesOvernight stays and breakfast at 3* and 4* hotels
Free 24 hour Public transport ticket for Venice (bicycles not included, approx 3 Euros)
All luggage transfers
Signed route
Travel documents - route map, route description, local attractions
Train journey from Brisighella - Borgo San Lorenzo including your bike
1 x little Grappa tasting session in Venice
GPS data
Service hotline
StartMestre, Venice
Map
FinishFlorence
Map
DistanceAverage daily distance 50 km
Challenge Rating
Getting There: CarCar park/garage at the hotel costs approx. 50 euros per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible.
Getting There: TrainVenice Mestre Train Station (Venezia Mestre)
Good train connections between Florence and Venice
Start Times
Local Info
OptionsBike hire - £67
Electric Bike - £153
Single Room supplement - £202

Additional nights available in Venice and Florence on request.

Where visitors taxes are due, these are not included in the tour price.
Route Details1st day: Arrival in Venice/Mestre
The hotel is located on the mainland with excellent bus links to the lagoon city of Venice. At the beginning of your tour you can look forward to a little Grappa tasting session.

2nd day: Mestre/Venice – Chioggia/Sottomarina approx. 35 km
You will receive some further tour information in the morning . Then you will cycle on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice. Afterwards, you will take the ferry to Lido and cycle via Pellestrina, with stunning views of the sea, to Chioggia - 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.

3rd day: Chioggia/Sottomarina – Adria approx. 50 km
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. Adria was founded by the Etruscans because of its proximity to the rivers Adige and Po, and consists of narrow streets and cosy cafes.

4th day: Adria – Comacchio approx. 65 km
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. You may want to take the opportunity to cool off in the Adriatic Sea before you get to the charming town of Comacchio with its magnificent palazzi, ornate churches, and numerous bridges .

5th day: Comacchio – Ravenna approx. 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. Riding your bike on the dam, you will get to witness flamingos nesting only a few metres away from you!
After two short ferry rides (tickets not included in the tour price, about € 2,-) you will reach the Adriatic Sea. Here you will be able to sample the wide beaches on the way to Ravenna....A port city full of art and culture!

6th day: Ravenna – Brisighella approx. 55 km
The foothills of the Apennines form gently rolling hills which change the landscape. Early on in the ride, you will get to the edge of the vast plains and 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. The final stop is Brisighella – an idyllic, medieval village, overlooked by the Rocca Veneziana and the Torre Orologgio. Where you will be able to enjoy a Tranquill and relaxing evening.

7th day: Brisighella – Florence approx. 35 km + Train Journey
The day starts with a wonderful train journey through the mountainous 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 historical capital of Tuscany.

8th day: Departure or Extension of Trip
Return transfer by minibus to Venice, on Sundays, costs 80 euros per person including your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary. There are also good train connections between Florence and Venice if you wish to return by train.
Other InfoEasyjet, Ryanair, Monarch and British Airways operate direct flights to Venice from most major UK airports. British Airways operates direct flights from Florence to UK. Please contact them direct for details. Links below:
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