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.
|DAY 1||Arrrive 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|
This is hard. There are lots of memorable parts. Probably the most awesome part was the long downhill into Florence on the final day.