8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour

8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour

8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour


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Bike Across Italy on the Venice to Florence Cycling Tour

Explore the romantic lagoon city of Venice

Witness the biodiversity of plant and animal life in Delta del Po National Park

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Italy

Experience the fascinating history and architecture of Florence by bike

The 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour will take you from the romantic lagoon city of Venice to the historic Tuscan capital of Florence in just eight days – doesn’t that sound incredible! In addition to these two major travel highlights, you will discover delightful small towns and villages along the route and marvel at the breathtaking nature in the ‘Delta del Po’ National Park. There is hardly a country in the world that can rival Italy’s culinary delights, such as cappuccino, cornetto, fresh fish and cool gelato – all of which you will encounter on this incredible trip! If you are looking to experience the very best scenery, culture, foods, and hospitality that Italy has to offer, be sure to book the 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour – you won’t regret it!

8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Venice

After arriving in Venice, you will make your way to your hotel, which is located on the mainland and has excellent bus links to the lagoon city. Not far from Marcus square, you can look forward to a little Grappa tasting session before settling in for the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Venice/Mestre

Day 2 Cycle through Venice and Ferry to Chioggia

In the morning, you will meet for a tour briefing and bike fitting, before cycling on the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice. Afterwards, you will take the ferry to Lido and cycle to Chioggia with stunning views of the sea. This quiet little town is reminiscent of the historic Venetian maritime supremacy, inviting you to stay and enjoy yourself in one of its typical fish restaurants. Tonight, you will stay in Chioggia/Sottomarina, where there is a wide sandy beach.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chioggia
35 km
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Bike Through Fertile Farmland to Adria

On quiet roads you will cycle back to the River Adige, which will lead you through fertile fields, melon plantations, and tranquil 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, the city now features charming narrow streets, cosy cafes, and friendly people.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Adria
50 km

Day 4 Bike Along the Banks of the River Po

Today you will cycle for a short distance along the longest river in Italy, the river Po. One of its branches, called Po di Goro, will lead you right through the river delta towards the sea. Perhaps you want to cool off in the Adriatic Sea before you arrive in the charming town of Comacchio? Magnificent palazzi, ornate churches, and numerous bridges still bear witness of the prosperity once gained by salt production in the region. Overnight in Comacchio.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Comacchio
65 km

Day 5 Delta del Po National Park and Ravenna

The first half of the day’s ride will take you through the natural park “Delta del Po” with its unique flora and fauna. Riding your bike on a dam, you will feel as though you are cycling across the water while flamingos are nesting only a few metres away from you! After one short ferry ride (tickets not included in the tour price, about € 2) you will reach the Adriatic Sea. Continuing on to Ravenna, you will cycle past wide beaches before reaching the enchanting port city filled with art and culture.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ravenna
65 km

Day 6 Cycle Through the Foothills of the Apennine Mountains

The foothills of the Apennines form gently rolling hills, providing a different landscape from previous stages of the tour. On the edge of the vast plains you will arrive in 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, an idyllic medieval village where tranquility and pure relaxation await you.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Brisighella
55 km

Day 7 Cycle to Florence

The final day of cycling on your tour will begin with a wonderful train journey through the wild mountain world of the Apennines to Borgo San Lorenzo. After, you will climb uphill on your bike to be rewarded with a fantastic descent through Fiesole to Florence, the history-charged capital of Tuscany.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Florence
35 km + Train Ride

Day 8 Departure Day

After breakfast, you will pack your things and bid farewell to the historic city of Florence for an individual departure from Tuscany.

Overnight Location

8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour is always run as a private tour for your group only, where the pricing depends on your travelling dates, as well as the types of the rooms that you need.

The departures for this tour are available every Saturday.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: from $1,675USD*
  • Price per person sharing a double room: from $1,295USD*

*-Pricing for this tour depends on the dates of your trip. Please click the Book Now button below to get the exact pricing for your trip dates.

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Accommodation on the 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Accommodations on this trip are of a 3 and 4-star standard, and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplemental fee to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotel Mercure

This 4-Star hotel has all of the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay in the lagoon city of Venice.

Hotel Grande Italia

Dating back to the early 19th century, this hotel is housed in a recently refurbished Palazzo. Thus, the guests are offered state-of-the-art comfort in a historic ambience. Its waterfront location overlooks the lagoon of Venice.

Hotel Stella d’Italia

Modern rooms and excellent service make this hotel a great choice if you are staying in Adria.

Hotel Locanda La Comacina

This charming hotel blends old-world charm with modern amenities, making for a comfortable stay in Comacchio.

Hotel Centrale Byron

Within a short walking distance to popular landmarks and restaurants, this hotel is the ideal choice when staying in Ravenna.

Hotel La Rocca

Centrally located in the medieval village of Brisighella, this charming hotel has all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Star Hotel Tuscany

Located in the heart of Florence’s business district, this 4-Star hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to get out and explore the historic city.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour?


7 breakfasts are included.


Accommodations for 7 nights are included in the tour. Accommodations before the tour in Venice or after the tour in Florence are not included, but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage is included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Route map/details
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 24-hour ticket for Venice (valid for public transportation)
  • 1 train journey from Brisighella - Borgo San Lorenzo incl. your bike
  • 1 little Grappa tasting session in Venice
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • 24/7 service hotline

Not included

  • Flights and transportation to and from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist tax
  • Ferry tickets for trips in Venice total approx. EUR 5 per bike
  • Ferry trip to Marina di Ravenna in self-organization, price EUR 5 per person incl. bike

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Bike rental and insurance
  • Return transfer to Venice

Frequenty Asked Questions about 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour

How hard is the 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Cyclists will need to be able to cover between 40 and 70 kilometres per day, and there is one longer ascent throughout the tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Venice to start this tour?

Fly into Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and take the train to Mestre/Venice train station.

Is the 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour in English?

Yes, the travel documents and resources for this trip are in English.

Where does the 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour end?

The 8-Day Venice to Florence Cycling Tour ends in Florence. From there, you can make a departure from the Florence International Airport (FLR) or take a return transfer back to Venice.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes come in 7-gear and 21/24-gear varieties. You can also rent an e-bike.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.


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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Cyclists will need to be able to cover between 40 and 70 kilometres per day, and there is one longer ascent throughout the tour.

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