Venice to Florence: From Rialto Across the Sea to Ponte Vecchio

    4.1/5 (7)
    7 nights | 32 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 1149
    Bike tour in Italy
    Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours
    4.1/5 (7)

    Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

    7 nights | 32 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 1149
    Bike tour in Italy

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    • Venice to Florence

      This bicycle tour through Italy begins and ends at two of Italy's most famous cities: Venice and Florence. A tour of exceptional beauty, you cycle through an almost unknown Italy as you leave Venice and head to Florence. Kiwis, peaches, melons, vineyards, and sunflowers line the way, as birds sing and friendly fishermen wave from their pole-huts along the canals.

      Discover typical towns and places far off the beaten track, as you admire the history of the region at every turn. Enjoy a cup of cappuccino in one of the many little cafés on the piazza and listen to the locals discussing sports and politics with their melodious language. You can experience all this and more on this cycle tour from Venice to Florence!

      • Grapes Modena Italy (photo:stefanozocca)
      • Florence Biking Tour
      • Florence Italy Ponte Vecchio (photo:ilseorsel)
      • Venice Italy (photo:igoroliyarnik)
      • Pizza Bellagio Italy (photo:fallontravels)

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      Highlights

      • Venice and Florence
      • Charming small towns of Comacchio and Chioggia
      • Po Delta Nature Park
      • Flamingos in the Po delta
      • Brisighella, an idyllic medieval village
      • Ravenna, a harbor town with a long tradition of arts and culture

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    • Traveler photos

      • Photo 1 (photo by Becki54)
      • Ferry from Venice to Lido (photo by Jim Gr)
      • Lido (photo by Jim Gr)
      • Comacchio, Italy (photo by Jim Gr)
      • Florence, Italy (photo by Jim Gr)
      • Tuscan orchards (photo by Jim Gr)
      • Venice, Italy (photo by Jim Gr)

      Venice to Florence

       Tour Description Daily Program 

    • Daily program

      Day 1: Individual arrival at Venice/Mestre/Marghera
      The hotel on the mainland is within easy reach of Venice through excellent bus connections. At the beginning of your tour, not far from Marcus square, you can look forward to a little Grappa tasting session.
      Overnight in Venice/Mestre.

      Day 2: Marghera/Mestre/Venice – Chioggia/Sottomarina (22 miles/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. Afterward, you will take the ferry to Lido and then you will 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.
      Overnight in Chioggia/Sottomarina.

      Day 3: Chioggia/Sottomarina – Adria (31 miles/50 km)
      On quiet roads, you cycle today to the Adige River passing through fertile fields, melon plantations, and solitary 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, cozy cafes, and friendly people attract visitors.
      Overnight in Adria.

      Day 4: Adria – Comacchio (40 miles/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.
      Overnight in Comacchio.

      Day 5: Comacchio – Ravenna (40 miles/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 meters away from you. After two short ferry rides (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.
      Overnight in Ravenna.

      Day 6: Ravenna – Brisighella (34 miles/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 artifacts.

      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.
      Overnight in Brisighella.

      Day 7: Brisighella – Florence (22 miles/35 km + train journey)
      The day starts with an amazing train ride through the wild mountains of Apennines to Borgo San Lorenzo. Following two climbs, you cycle down a rushing descent via Fiesole to Florence, the historic capital of Tuscany. Take time to tour Florence in the evening.
      Overnight in Florence.

      Day 8: Individual departure or extra days
      This tour can be combined ideally with the tours Bolzano – Venice, Florence – Rome or Tuscany tour.

      Surface and terrain

      This tour is primarily on flat terrain until the fifth day. On the sixth day, there are three to four hills that can be easily handled. On the seventh day, there are two small climbs followed by a long descent. The route follows dams, rural roads, and side roads with little traffic, the majority of which will have a paved surface. There are only very short distances that will be on roads with more traffic.


      Hotels

      These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

      Hotel Mercure, Venice/mainland
      all.accor.com

      Hotel Grand Italien, Chioggia
      www.hotelgrandeitalia.com

      Hotel Stella d'Italia, Adria
      www.hotelstelladitalia-adria.it

      Locana La Comancina, Comacchio
      www.lacomacina.it

      Hotel Centrale Byron, Ravenna
      www.hotelbyron.com

      Hotel La Meridiana, Brisighella
      www.lameridianahotel.it

      Hotel Una Vittoria, Florence
      www.gruppouna.it

      Local hotel taxes are not included in the tour price. These taxes typically range from €1-5 per person/night and must be paid at hotel reception.

      Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


      How to get there

      Tour Start
      Nearest airport: Venice or Treviso, Italy
      Nearest train station: Mestre/Venice, Italy

      Mestre can be easily reached by train and air (through Venice).

      Tour End
      Nearest airport and train station: Florence, Italy

      There are excellent railway connections between Florence and Venice.

      Transfer from Florence back to Venice is possible on Sundays. The cost is €85 per person (including bike) to be reserved at the time of booking, payable on site.

      Tips on getting to and from your tour


      Venice to Florence

       Tour Photos Dates & Prices 

    • Dates

      Saturdays: Apr 1-Oct 07, 2023

      Low Season: Apr 01, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023, Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 07, 2023

      Shoulder season: Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023, Sep 09, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

      High season: May 13, 2023 - Sep 08, 2023

      Prices

      Tour package

      Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
      Per person, double occupancy €1149 €1199 €1259
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1498 €1548 €1608

      Bike Rentals

      Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame €99
      Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame €99
      Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade €159
      Electrically-assisted bike €239

      Extra Nights, Florence

      Per person, double occupancy €125
      Single room (1 person/1 room) €214

      Extra Nights, Venice/Mestre

      Per person, double occupancy €75
      Single room (1 person/1 room) €130

      Discounts

      Child, ages 0-5 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price) 100%
      Child, ages 6-11 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price) 50%
      Child, ages 12-14 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price) 25%
      Person, ages 15 and older sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price) 10%

      Included services

      • 7 nights accommodation
      • Breakfast
      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
      • Detailed travel documents (1 set per room; maps, route description, places of interest, signposting along the route and important telephone numbers)
      • 7-day Service Hotline available in case of problems or questions
      • Welcome briefing
      • 24-hours ticket for Venice (public transportation, bike tickets not included--which cost approximately €5)
      • 1x little Grappa tasting session in Venice
      • Train journey from Brisighella – Borgo San Lorenzo, including bike
      • GPS data is available upon request

      Local hotel taxes are not included in the tour price. These taxes typically range from €1-5 per person/night and must be paid at hotel reception.


      Bike rentals

      The bikes available for rent on this tour are:

      • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, unisex
      • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, men's frames, crossbar (upon request only)
      • Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade
      • Electrically assisted bike, Pedelec, unisex*

      *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

      Equipment included with the bike rentals:

      • Saddle bag (water repellent), rear
      • Handlebar bag (water repellent), with clear cover on top for map viewing
      • Tools
      • Pump
      • Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
      • Combination lock

      Bike Protection:
      Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE

      Pedals:
      The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

      Helmets:
      Helmets are not included with the bike rentals. We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.

      Specifications on hybrid touring bikes

      • Modern, high-resistant aluminum frame
      • V-brakes
      • Aluminium-rims
      • Reliable tires, which ensure high duration
      • Shimano Alivio derailleur on 21-speed
      • Selle Royal Saddles

      *Posture for 21-speed hybrid bikes will be upright for comfort

      Upgraded components on 27-speed hybrid bikes

      • Hydraulic Magura HS 11 brakes
      • Shimano Deore XT derailleur on 27-speed
      • High-quality Suntour suspension fork

      *Posture for 27-speed upgraded hybrid bikes will be upright and forward


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      Venice to Florence

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    • Route Map

      Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.


      Venice to Florence

       Dates & Prices Tour Reviews 

      • Becki54 November 19, 2018

        Perfect way to see Italy for the first time!

        So glad we chose this tour as a way to experience Italy for the first time. Our tour guide was available and helpful. The route was perfect, coincided with the directions and GPS. E-bikes suited our group well. So fun!

        What was the date of your tour?
        Oct. 6-13
        How many tours have you completed?
        1
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Photo 1 (photo by Becki54)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
        • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
      • Gilles November 11, 2018

        What was the date of your tour?
        October 6-13
        How many tours have you completed?
        5
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Sheedy July 16, 2018

        Disappointing

        We'd done the Mosel bike tour last year and it was picturesque, beautiful small towns, places to stop. This year we booked this trip to Italy to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary. On the plus side, Marco from Eurobike was extremely helpful. Good advice and help with bikes. Always on call by phone. The first stop to Chiaggo was beautiful. They left champagne in our room for our anniversary. Really sweet.
        But after that the ride was super boring. Long stretch of riding alongside cow pastures or crossing busy roadways. No where to grab a bite to eat. Kind of like riding through the flatlands of Texas. We finally ditched the tour after 4 days and had them pick up our bikes instead of our luggage and went off and did our own thing. Again bike company was great and helpful, it just isn't a good bike trip.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 2018
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Do you recommend this tour?
        No
        • 2/5 Value
        • 3/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 2/5 Hotels or boat
        • 1/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 1/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 1/5 Route selection
      • James289 September 6, 2017

        Terrific bike trip!

        My daughter and I certainly enjoyed the wonderful ride from Venice to Florence. The scenery and small towns were great and the hotels all very nice.

        What was the date of your tour?
        August, 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        Many (more than 20)
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 2/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 4/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 2/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Badger June 25, 2017

        Good trip

        An interesting trip from and to two iconic destinations stopping at several interesting cities along the way. Tour is very well organized and the hotels were all good to excellent. The route except for the last day is flat and mostly low traffic except near cities. In and out of cities can be high traffic and you need to be quite careful

        What was the date of your tour?
        April 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        3
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 4/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • JPeter October 3, 2016

        History seen

        The accommodations were satisfactory to good (hotel in Choggia was wonderful). The trip was as expected and explained in the brochure. For the most part the directions and markers were decent except in Florence. Little to no markers seen and the directions to the parking garage given were incorrect for Florence, frustrating.

        What was the date of your tour?
        09/17 to 09/23
        How many tours have you completed?
        2 including this one
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Much easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 3/5 Value
        • 2/5 Included meals
        • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 3/5 Hotels or boat
        • 2/5 Scenery
        • 2/5 Ease of navigation
        • 2/5 Tour documents
        • 1/5 Local tour company services
        • 2/5 Route selection
      • Jim Gr August 23, 2016

        Very scenic ride. Highly recommend this tour. Ricardo, our tour coordinator was ecceptional. Route was wall planed and the hotels were located centrally in the old cities and towns. Very nice hotels w

        What was the date of your tour?
        August, 2016
        How many tours have you completed?
        5
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Ferry from Venice to Lido (photo by Jim Gr)
        • Lido (photo by Jim Gr)
        • Comacchio, Italy (photo by Jim Gr)
        • Florence, Italy (photo by Jim Gr)
        • Tuscan orchards (photo by Jim Gr)
        • Venice, Italy (photo by Jim Gr)
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection

      Venice to Florence

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