Costa Rica Traverse

I don't think my feet have touched the ground since I've returned from Costa Rica so any relaxation achieved on the trip is rapidly disappearing sadly. However, just a quick note to say that it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seemless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain. I was going to go on a Patagonia trek but delighted that I was advised to do this trip - it really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy. Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

L Chambers | UK
 
 

Venice to Florence Cycle

Between the two romantic cities of Florence and Venice is the unknown Italy, where vineyards and endless sunflower fields merge with orchards and charming villages, where the river landscape has played an integral part in the regions history and local fisherman wave as you cycle past their pole-huts lining the canals. The relaxed cycle route winds away from Venice along the Adriatic coast, reminding you of the previously strong Venetian dominance over the seas. Taking in the artistic culture and historical legacies entwined in the region of Emilia-Romagna, where mosaics, ceramics and cuisine are some of the noted specialties, there are endless opportunities to stop and absorb the attractions. Interspersed with short train and ferry rides, the final stage to Florence is a fitting end to this engaging cycle journey.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Venice / Mestre
DAY 2 Cycle across Freedom bridge to Venice and on to Chioggia (35km)
DAY 3 Follow the Adige River through fertile fields to the charming town of Adria (50km)
DAY 4 Along the Po River to Comacchio (65km)
DAY 5 Cycle to the mosaic town of Ravenna via the Po Delta Nature Park (65km)
DAY 6 Cycle to the foothills of the Apennine range and the town of Brisighella (55km)
DAY 7 Train to Borgo San Lorenzo then continue by bike to Florence (35km)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

Most memorable moments: The descent into Florence with the magnificent view.
The Euro logos/ arrow on posts were excellent. A couple missing in vital areas but generally great. Loved the two tone written instructions -easy to find your place.
An excellent trip and not difficult. It was satisfying riding between 2 cities rather than selected 45 k bike rides on bike paths on the Danube river cruise we did 2 weeks earlier

A. Cooper. Blackburn, VIC, Australia

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