Grand Canal in Venice, Veneto, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Jean-Pierre Dalbera

Wine tasting in Italy, of course. Photo via Flickr:Udo Schroter
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Venice to Florence

Italy Bike Tours

Cycle in Italy between two of the most famous cities in the world…

  • In between cycling in Venice and ending the bike tour in Florence, you cycle through an almost unknown Italy. Relax as you cycle through this serene atmosphere through kiwi, peach, and melon fields, along with sunflower fields and vineyards seaming the way. Birds are singing and friendly fishermen are waving from their pole-huts along the canals as you pedal along. Far off the beaten track, typical Italian towns and places are waiting to be discovered.

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  • Season 1: £ 806 $ 1,787 949 $ 1430 NOK 8936 kr 8249 $ 1,072

    Season 2: £ 832 $ 1,844 979 $ 1475 NOK 9219 kr 8510 $ 1,106

    Season 3: £ 866 $ 1,919 1019 $ 1535 NOK 9596 kr 8857 $ 1,151

    Season 1: April 6 to April 26 and September 28 to October 12
    Season 2: April 27 to May 24 + September 7 to September 29
    Season 3: May 25 to September 6

    Single supplement: £ 191 $ 424 225 $ 339 NOK 2119 kr 1956 $ 254

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113

    extra options

    ​​​​​Transfer back to Venice (price is per person), payable on spot: £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90

    Extra nights (price is per person/per night):

    Venice: £ 55 $ 122 65 $ 98 NOK 612 kr 565 $ 73  

    Single supplement: £ 33 $ 73 39 $ 59 NOK 367 kr 339 $ 44

    Florence: £ 93 $ 207 110 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124

    Single supplement: £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Venice or Florence airports.

    Local Travel

    From Venice airport, take the bus or boat to Mestre, and then a short taxi ride to your hotel.


    Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperatures in °F for Venice are: May 70°/55°, June 76°/61°, July 81°/64°, August 80°/63°, September 74°/57°, and October 64°/49°.


    An extra day in Florence and Venice.


    An electric bike is available for this tour! This tour can be ideally combined with the Tuscany tour, or the Florence to Rome tour.

Tour Dates

2019 Dates
Arrival only possible on Saturdays from April 6 to October 12, 2019

Season 1: April 6 to April 26 and September 28 to October 12
Season 2: April 27 to May 24 + September 7 to September 29
Season 3: May 25 to September 6

Skill Level

This bike tour in Italy is considered an easy, self-guided hotel tour. For the first four days, you will cycle on mainly flat terrain. On day 5 there are 3 to 4 easy hills and on the 7th day, 2 small climbs and a long descent. Daily cycling ranges from 22 to 41 miles (35 to 65 km). Routes take place on mostly asphalted bike paths and country roads, avoiding traffic as much as possible.

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in selected 3 to 4 star hotels!

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights in 3 or 4-star hotels
  • Breakfast buffets
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transportation
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle
  • Train fares from Brisighella to Borgo San Lorenzo
  • 24-hour ferry ticket for in Venice (valid for public transport)
  • 1 x Grappa tasting session in Venice
  • Sign posted route
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps (1 set per booked room)
  • 7-day service hotline
  • GPS tracks (must be requested in advance)
  • Bicycle protection

What’s Not Included

  • Visitor’s Tax (to be paid upon arrival) approx. € 15-20 per person
  • Transfer back to Venice (advanced reservation required), €80/person, payable on the spot
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Florence and Venice.

TypeSelf Guided
Length8 days
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Venice to Florence Map

Day 1: Arrival in Venice/Mestre
Day 2: Venice/Mestre - Chioggia/Sottomarina, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 3: Chioggia/Sottomarina - Adria, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 4: Adria - Comacchio, 41 mi. (65 km)
Day 5: Comacchio - Ravenna, 41 mi. (65 km)
Day 6: Ravenna - Brisighella, 35 mi. (55 km)
Day 7: Brisighella - Florence, 22 mi. (35 km) + train
Day 8: Departure.

All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Venice/Mestre
The hotel is on the mainland in front of Venice with excellent bus connection into the canal city. At the beginning of your tour, not far from the Marcus square, you can look forward to a little Grappa tasting session. 

Day 2: Venice/Mestre - Chioggia/Sottomarina, 22 mi. (35 km)
In the morning, you receive tour information. Once you join the bike path, you cross the freedom bridge to Venice. By ferry you go to Lido and then continue by bicycle via Pellestrina, with a marvelous view over the sea, to Chioggia. This is a quiet little town which reminds you of the Venetian sea power. You will find many typical seafood restaurants. 

Day 3: Chioggia/Sottomarina - Adria, 31 mi. (50 km)
On quiet roads, your bicycle tour in Italy leads you along the Adige River. You follow the river through fertile fields, melon plantations, and solitary villages to Adria. The charming little town with culture, little alleyways, and spacious plazas, comfortable cafés and friendly people is a nice place to stay overnight.

Day 4: Adria - Comacchio, 41 mi. (65 km)
Today you start with an easy route along Italy's longest river, the Po River, winding its way through the fertile plain. Then along one of its branches, Podi Goro, you will be led right through the delta area toward the sea.  You can even take the time to swim in the cool waters before you head to the charming town of Comacchio. The magnificent plazas, ornate churches, and numerous bridges still bear witness of the prosperity once gained by the salt production.

Day 5: Comacchio - Ravenna, 41 mi. (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. As you pass over the dam, you feel as if you are cycling right on the water while the flamingos are nesting just meters away. After two short ferry rides (tickets not included in the tour price and cost approximately €3), you will reach the sea and ride along wide beaches on the way to Ravenna, where art and culture will enchant you. 

Day 6: Ravenna - Brisighella, 35 mi. (55 km)
The foothills of the Apennines form gently rolling hills changing the landscape. Even earlier, on the edge of the vast plains, you reach Faenza, famous center of ceramic artisans. Here you can enjoy watching the artists painting the ceramics. Only a short distance remains to Brisighella, an idyllic medieval village, overlooked by Rocca Veneziana and Torre Orogloggio where you can enjoy a restful evening.

Day 7: Brisighella - Florence, 22 mi. (35 km) + train
The day starts with an amazing train ride through the wild mountains of Apennines to Borgo San Lorenzo. Two climbs precede the rushing descent via Fiesole to Florence, the historic capital of Tuscany. 

Day 8: Departure.
Departure after breakfast or extend your bike tour in Florence!

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Tour Reviews

  • Sherri 10 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Loved this trip! We went in September and it was perfect weather. So much to see along the way. Lots of small towns to ride through and such beautiful scenery. The hotels we stayed in were good and the morninbreakfasts delicious. Don’t hesitate - book it!!

  • Sherri 10 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Loved this trip! We went in September and it was perfect weather. So much to see along the way. Lots of small towns to ride through and such beautiful scenery. The hotels we stayed in were good and the morninbreakfasts delicious. Don’t hesitate - book it!!

  • Erica W. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    This bike ride was scenic and full of pleasant surprises! The fields we passed were full of fragrant flowers and fruit hanging off of the trees. The towns were small enough to get around by bicycle easily with lots of options for food and activities.

    We had some difficulty reading the paper maps because the English translation was not always words we would use to describe the route. (Also the mileage was in kilometers) My GPS did not work. That was probably due to our inability to make the technology work in another country ! So, we just got used to getting a little lost every day.

    We are adventurous people so none of this would prevent me from doing it again! We rode the self guided route.

    There was one day there was a long stretch of a gravel bumpy bike path. We opted to go another route on our own to avoid it. That was an adventure in itself!
    The last day the hill was steeper than anything we had ever ridden and we did Cape Bretton in Nova Scotia with 17% Read more… grade hills. So we walked up!

    Overall the trip was absolutely wonderful, people were super helpful etc. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Mary Ann K. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I loved the small towns along the way that we stayed in. There was one day of biking that was a real slog on mainly gravel paths around water with not much to least favorite day:( The rest of the trip I really enjoyed.

  • Janice V. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: Riding through vineyards and orchards.

  • Mary C. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This tour was a lovely way to experience the quiet county roads and villages of Italy.

  • Donna Buck 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Tripsite personnel...Just wanted say that "the girls" had a "blast" on this trip. This was the first one for 2 of the riders and the second one for another rider. Venice was great fun and the water taxi at night was beautiful. Taking the ferries and riding along the water was wonderful. Even the rain a few days did not dampen our spirits. Every little town along the way was a gift to us as we peddled through or visited the sites in the evening. The hill up to the tuscan views was a leg burner and had to be walked but well worth the effort as we rode down into Florence. Thanks from all of us for coordinating a bucket list item for Deb and a great memory for all!

  • Stan Pearson 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Our group loved the Venice-Florence trip. Extra days at venice beforehand and Florence afterwards is very worthwhile. And having reservations made for us was very handy. The ride downhill from Fisole into Florence is one of the most spctacular 7 miles in Europe! As usual, Pack and Pedal really took care of us.


  • Jim Elkan 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Hennie, Carla and Mary,

    We just got back from our annual P&P European trip..This year it was Venice to Florence and I must say it was the best one we've had..P&P did their normal excellent job setting up the trip..Everything was great: the route, the hotels and the bike provisioner-Eurobike..The scenery was awesome, the stage lengths were just right to allow viewing the beautiful Italian countryside, sightseeing and still arrive in the next city ready to enjoy the sights and good food..

    I cannot say enough about Eurobike and their maps, route discripions and route markings..The markings almost totally eliminated the concern of missing a turn..The markings took us from one hotel to the next..We could have done the ride without maps!!

    Anyway, thanks for another great job and, as always, we are eagerly looking forward to next year's European trip with Pack and Pedal..(Our seventh one, I think.)

    Best regards,


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