Italy
Veneto
Small group
Verona to Venice Biking

Italy Bike Tours

Treasures of the Veneto and Po Valley

We follow an ancient route, pedaling flat farmland and riverside bike paths from Verona to Mantua and on to timeless Venice. En route, we’ll make a foray into Emilia and perfectly preserved Renaissance Ferrara. The region is the home of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, pumpkin tortelloni and Parma ham, so naturally the culinary adventures equal the extraordinary scenery. The trip culminates in the renowned city of canals where the gondola ride to dinner might forever change your sense of wonder.

Trip Details

Hotels:
Bistro

Signature

We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.

Bistro

These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

Level:
Occasional

Occasional

“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”

Recreational

“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”

Enthusiast

“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”

Avid

“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”

Expert

“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard how I like to do that.”

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Type:
Small group

Small group

The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

Private

Your dates. Your group. Your way—always.

Support:
Guided

Self-Guided

Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Locally Supported

Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.

Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Verona to Venice
6 Days / 5 Nights
per person from:
$4,695 USD
Single supplement: $700
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Day by Day

We’ll rendezvous in Verona and pedal alongside the lazy Adige River, passing Custoza’s lush vineyards, and Mincio’s medieval streets. Not before enjoying pasta and a glass or two of local vino, we will follow the gradual descent to Mantua, where we will spend the night.

Ride across flat bike paths to the Le Grazie sanctuary where you’ll have time for lunch on your own in one of the many trattorie. Take a private boat ride back to Mantova for a walking tour through town with our local guide.

Following the Po River alongside medieval towns and fisheries, we’ll bike towards our relaxing lunch spot where a cooking lesson awaits. The specialty? Pumpkin-filled tortellini. Today, we divulge into Ferrara’s culture, exploring the old city streets with an expert guide.

Kick off the day with a ride out of town into the flat countryside. A sleepy route that contrasts well with an afternoon you can spend absorbing Ferrara’s lively culture and restaurant scene.

From the banks of the Adige River we’ll pedal to Chioggia, a bustling fishing port along the southern end of the Venetian lagoon (and an excellent place to try sea spiders.) Lido Island lets us enjoy the Venetian “skyline” on two wheels before our grand entrance to Venice by boat.

Before departing Northern Italy, those interested are welcome to join an expert-led walking tour of the hidden treasures of Venice. Afterwards, private taxis to the airport or train station are readily available.

Hotels

Casa Poli, Mantua

Set in the heart of Mantua, this ancient palazzo has been restructured with care by the Poli family. If the outside is in perfect harmony with the city centre, the interior definitely shows that it belongs to the 21st century. Rooms are decorated in a sophisticated minimalistic style and offer all modern comforts. View hotel website »

Hotel Annunziata, Ferrara

This 13thC palazzo is located in the heart of Ferrara, just behind the medieval castle. The modern design of the rooms combined with a careful choice of colours conveys a warm and welcoming atmosphere. View hotel website »

Hotel Palazzo Ruzzini, Venice

Ruzzini Palace is an 18thC palazzo comfortably nestled on Campo Santa Maria Formosa, one of the true Venetian piazzas that could have inspired Canaletto or Carpaccio. It is a perfect example of modernity embracing history. The Venetian marble of the floors, the Murano glass and the beamed ceilings are the features of the glorious past whereas amenities will provide the comfort of nowadays. View hotel website »

Activity Level

Occasional

For the most part, the routes on our Verona to Venice trip are delightfully flat. In fact, one guide delights, “it’s flatter than Holland here!” That said, daily routes are easily expanded (by 30-50 km) for those looking for more of a challenge, or easily shortened by hopping into our ever-present support van. Many of our routes follow designated bike paths, such as our unforgettable ride along the legendary Po River near Ferrara, the Mincio River near Mantua and our final-day ride on the lagoon islands near Venice.

Gear

The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • All accommodation

  • All breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners, including wine

  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support van

  • Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet

  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle

  • All special events and private tours

  • All baggage transportation

  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off

  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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Accolades

“For me it was the guides that really made the trip outstanding. Everything was wonderful - the food, the hotels, the cycling - but the graciousness our guides demonstrated and their incredible knowledge of and enthusiasm for the history, architecture and culture of the areas we visited was incredible!”

— Peggi Peacock
Verona to Venice Biking

Verona to Venice Biking

Notes from the Road

A Video Postcard From the Veneto

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