Day by Day Itinerary

Italy: Venice to Florence


Countries   Italy
Tour Length   8 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, June 8, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
(Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best Months: May to October, excluding July and August.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $3,945 (Self-Guided - US $3755)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English, Italian
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    251 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    62 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 84 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner, Intermediate
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $3,945
Single Supplement $895
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 8 days
  • 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 picnic lunch
  • 5 dinners
  • snacks
  • maps and route notes
  • luggage handling
  • full time guide service
  • taxes
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • ancient city with only bicycles and walkers
  • local olive oil
  • beautiful valleys
  • ancient villages
  • exquisite cuisine
  • fresh produce
  • olive orchards
  • piazzias
  • cafes and expressos
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Beginning in the fabulous Adriatic gem of Venice, and aiming south across the Po River Plain, this area of Italy is wonderfully quiet and relaxingly flat compared to the hills of Tuscany. You will ride through mediaeval villages, atop dykes along the Po This flat and easy itinerary links together Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic,” and Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. You will spend your days leisurely pedaling between towns and villages along the Po River Delta, the flattest area in all of Italy. During evenings, you will savor the regions finest wines and cuisines (considered, even by Italians, the best the country has to offer) and you will rest in well appointed luxurious villas and inns.

Beginning near the fabulous Adriatic gem of Venice, and aiming south across the rich fertile Po River Delta, you will experience the wonderfully flat and relaxingly quiet terrain of the Veneto and Emilia Romagna. Quiet pathways atop dykes lead to quiet roads through farmlands and peaceful villages.

You will spend two nights in the UNESCO recognized city of Ferrara, a picturesque Renaissance city where bicycles outnumber cars, and a lively and exciting city to explore by bicycle or on foot. As you approach the hills of Tuscany, stopping in Ravenna to visit Dante’s tomb, the beauty grows. These hills will begin to acquaint you with the headier challenges found in the Tuscan countryside, a perfect place for more energetic riders to delve deeper into the flavours of Italy. Here, and there, you can expect abundant vehicle support. Your last night will be spent in the hills above the quintessential Italian Renaissance city of Florence. Providing a unique glimpse of Italian history and culture, this ride on easy terrain is a refreshing way to link two of Italy’s most romantic destinations – Venice and Florence.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Meeting Day.
Day 2   ~50 km.
Day 3   Up to 106 km.
Day 4   Distance flexible.
Day 5   Up to 135 km.
Day 6   Approximately 47km.
Day 7   Approximately 66km.
Day 8   Farewells.
 
OPTIONS
Countries Visited  
  • Italy
Cities Visited   Venice, Chioggia, Ferrara, Ravenna, Dozza, Olmo
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Returning Guest and Referral Discount

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: US $3755 C$3995 (per person, 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, vehicle assistance on days 3, 5, 6 & 7, maps & route notes, luggage transfers, emergency support, tax.)
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best Months: May to October, excluding July and August

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $225; Racing: $395

 
ROUTE NOTES

This is a flat ride, of ~30-65 miles/50-105 km per day. There are no hills to speak of until the last day, during which we transfer you if you prefer. The longer distances will be assisted with van transfers for most riders.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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