The Lagoon of Venice: cycling and canoeing
Cycling on main land to see two pearls of the Venetian Lagoon
Cycling and canoeing: two outdoor activities that allow us to get a immersion experience into the environment of the Lagoon around Venice, part of the Unesco World Heritage Sites. While cycling we will have the chance se the Lagoon from the mainland and while canoeing we’ll be able to admire the main land from the opposite side if it: the sea.
By bike we’ll manage to get into the heart of the Lagoon, along the border and through the stretches of land that slipping into the water: Lio Piccolo and Lio Maggiore. This itinerary allows us to see magnificent birds living here among which we’ll find pink flamingos.
Our exploration by bike also touches the coast of Jesolo and reaches Punta Sabbioni passing through Cavallino and Treporti. In Punta Sabbioni we can have a nice walk up to the little lighthouse to have to see more of these so called shiny guardians of the adriatic coast.
Once in Lio Piccolo we’ll get on a boat to reach Lio Maggiore where a wonderful agriturism awaits for us completely surrounded by the water of the lagoon. A good cuisine and an deep peace will bring our day to a close.
Now that the environment of the lagoon has completely conquered us with its beauty, being curious about the other side of it comes natural. We’ll then get on canadian style canoes, with their flat bottom, and we’ll let us guide into an easy but fulfilling exploration of the lagoon passing through the wonderful islands of Burano and Torcello. This way we will see them from the inside and then we’ll get to know them just walking through their tiny streets and crossing their many bridges. We’ll stop in Burano for lunch and visit the ancient Basilica of Torcello. Back to our agritourism it is time to say goodbye but our heart will remain filled up with colours, scents, nature and the art of this wonderful land.
Sites of interest
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Venice and The Lagoon.
- Blu Flag Beaches 2014: Lido di Venezia, Jesolo, Cavallino/Treporti.
PRICES AND CONDITIONS
295 euro in double room
265 euro in triple room
235 euro kids till 12 years old, in the room with two adults
375 euro single room – cannot be guaranteed, it is available only in case of a small group
The price includes
- 2 nights with breakfast in excellent agriturism.
- 2 three-course-dinner, drinks (1/4 liter wine or 300 cl bier), tap water and bread are included. One is a meat dinner, the other one is fish dinner with an alternative menu for those who don’t like fish. All produce are of the farm.
- 1 packed lunch, which includes sandwiches, fruit, a dessert, 1/2 liter water.
- 1 tour guide by bike.
- 1 tour guide canoeing (2 guides for groups from 15 to 20 people).
- 1 canadian canoe each 2 people and personal lifejacket.
- Boat transfer from Lio Piccolo to Lio Maggiore with bikes.
The price does not include
Bike renting. We can provide excellent quality bikes for the entire duration of the tour. Bikes are given and handed in on the spot.
Number of participants
It is expected a minimum number of 16 participants and a maximum of 22. With groups from 10 to 15 participants an additional fee will be applied.
Information about the price
The fee is calculated with a minimum of 16 participants. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour cannot start and the registration fees will be returned as soon as possible through bank transfer. The agency can suggest, with no obligation, a higher fee in order the tour to take place, or an alternative tour. 15 euro is the inscription fee, already included in the tour fee, which includes assurance and administration costs; this sum will not be refund if the trip will be canceled.
Booking, substitutions and penalties
50 euro have to be paid with the reservation; the rest of the sum when the tour will be confirmed.
Substitutions are possible, but the agency needs to be informed about it. In case of substitution 10 euro need to be paid to the agency and other extra substitution costs, if the agency had to go to them.
If a participant renounces a tour, the following penalties will be applied, which could be refund if and with the conditions of the assurance for cancellation risk:
- from the booking to 44 days before the start of the tour, penalty of the 20%
- 45 days before the start of the tour, penalty of the 50%
- 30 days before the start of the tour, penalty of the 75%
- 15 days before the start of the tour, penalty of 100%
Documents and visas
Identity card valid for foreign travel and health Card.
Program information and change
The information given before the tour starts, will be sent by email. The program above can be subject of changes for organization or weather grounds.
HOW TO BOOK
This trip has already been tested and can be adapted to small or bigger groups. We propose guided tours leaded by our guides who speak english, german, french, spanish and portuguese. We can provide this trip also without leaders as long as the group can follow the tracks using a gps since itineraries develop on broads that are not always easy to find.
On demand we can also provide other services as, for instance, a bus following the group or electric bikes and much more. Big groups are kindly invited to book in advance.
To contact us:
Speaking english – spanish – french
Anna Magrin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking german – portuguese
Elisa Zambelli – email@example.com
INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIKE TOUR
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights, 1 biking day, 1 day in canoe
When: to be defined; trip will take place upon groups reservation, small or big.
Difficulty: beginners (both biking and canoeing)
Where: Italy > Veneto
Tour description: This is a round tour that starts and finishes in Lio Maggiore (Jesolo – VE). The bike trail goes on b-roads with low car traffic and short stretches on medium car traffic roads. The road bank is asphalt or we will be pedaling on nice dirt roads. Just once we’ll find a bumpy road. The path is flat. The canoeing part explores the northern part of the lagoon passing through the Islands of Burano and Torcello.
Visits: Basilica of S. Maria Assunta of Torcello.
PROGRAM OF THE BIKE TOUR
Individual arrival in Jesolo
Day 2 – by bike
Lio Maggiore > Lio Piccolo
About 65 km – Flat path – short boat transfer from Lio Piccolo to Lio Maggiore
Day 3 - canoeing
Lio Maggiore > Burano > Torcello
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