Venice to Florence Cycling Holidays
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Venice to Florence Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £799 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Start and end in two of Italy’s most famous cities.
• Cycle through attractive landscapes and natural landscapes.
• Follow the River Adige and Po over the route.
• Explore the port city of Ravenna.
• Combine Venice and Florence with smaller rural towns and villages.

Cycle Route: Rolling hills of Tuscany
Until the fifth day, 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!

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Venice/Mestre

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.

Day 2: Mestre/Venice – Chioggia/Sottomarina approx. 35 km

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.

Day 3: 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.

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.

Day 4: 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.

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.

Day 5: 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 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.

Day 6: Ravenna – Brisighella approx. 55 km

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.

Day 7: Brisighella – Florence approx. 35 km + Train Journey

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.

Day 8: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Until the fifth day, 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!

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Venice to Florence tour stays in 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and service hotline.

Included services

- Overnight stays at the listed hotels
– Breakfast buffet or ample breakfast
– Personal tour information
– Excellently planned routes
– Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Signposting
– 1 x little Grappa tasting session in Venice
– 24-hours ticket for Venice (public transportation, bicycle tickets not included, about € 3,-)
– Train journey from Brisighella to Borgo San Lorenzo incl. bike
– Service hotline for the duration of the tour

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Venice to Florence, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands

Saturdays between 24.03. and 13.10.2018

Season 1: 24.03. – 27.04.2018 | 29.09. – 13.10.2018
Season 2: 28.04. – 25.05.2018 | 08.09. – 28.09.2018
Season 3: 26.05. – 07.09.2018

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £889 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £929 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £959 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £209
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 3*** and 4**** hotels

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance

This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: From £889
Single Supplement: £209

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