Enjoy a bike tour of Lido Island
, exploring its beautiful beaches and 1920s hotels highlighting Venetian glamour. This easy, family-friendly excursion takes you along the Venetian Lagoon
, passing by a quiet garden once Venice's main Jewish cemetery from 1386 until the 18th century. You’ll also visit San Nicolò Church
, where the traditional thanksgiving mass of the Sposalizio del Mare
(Marriage of the Sea) occurs. This ceremony symbolizes the maritime dominion of Venice for over 1,000 years.
Continue along the Adriatic Sea through the San Nicolò Natural Reserve
, a protected zone with scenic open spaces. Pedal along the old pier between the sea and the harbor until you reach the lighthouse. Here is the perfect spot to enjoy views of the Lido coastline and some distinctive architecture, such as Grand Hotel des Bains
and Hotel Excelsior
Next, bike along the canals in the colorful fishing village of Malamocco
, similar to a scaled-down version of Venice. Then, with your guide leading the way, continue cycling through the nature reserve, passing the beautiful dunes where Byron loved to ride horses at sunrise. Finally, take a break and relax as the locals do by heading to the quiet Alberoni Beach
for a drink or a swim.
You’ll return along the Lagoon, enjoying views of the Poveglia, Lazzaretto Vecchio, and San Lazzaro degli Armeni islands. End your adventure at the Lido Market
for a well-deserved spritz, the most popular Aperitivo drink in Venice!
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