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Bike tour and honey tasting on Sant’Erasmo island

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What Will You Do

Let's bike in the Venice's vegetable garden

We will reach the Sant'Erasmo island, also known as the "Venice's vegetable garden", thanks to a 30 minutes Vaporetto ride through the lagoon. Once a rural retreat for aristocrats and the main source of vegetable and fruit supplies for the Republic of Venice, the island is now a tourist-free refuge for Venetian families as well as a unique natural highlight of the northern lagoon.

Ride a bike!

Once landed, we will walk through a small road passing canals and ditches, towards the bike rental place, where we can get our countryside bikes.

A circular fort facing the lagoon

The tour will start from a 19th century fort sometimes used for art exhibitions and surrounded by a stagnant moat, started by the Napoleonic regime and finished by the Austrian.

Biking through the island

We will bike along the lagoon, vegetables fields and saltmarshes admiring views of the San Nicolò harbour mouth at Lido island, Punta Sabbioni and passing through fields enriched by typical rural dwellings.

Visit to a local honey producer

In this unique island, not only vegetables and fruits taste better but also flowers, and bees know it very well! We will visit to a little family owned apiary producing local saltmarsh honey.

Crossing the island by bike

We will reach the northern part, facing across the water and mud banks towards the islands of Burano, whose coloured houses can just be distinguished, and San Francesco del Deserto, a monastery inhabited by Franciscan monks.

A church facing the lagoon

We will visit one of the few notable buildings on the island, the church, in front of the calm lagoon waters.

Return to Venice

We will get back to Venice Fondamente Nove by water bus or you can decide to stay on the island of lunch or dinner in a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the lagoon.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Use of bicycle
  • Local product tasting (honey or alternative product according season)
  • Logistics
  • Local top-rated guide (licensed tour leader & nature and interpretive guide)
  • Meeting point in Venice Fondamente Nove

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Water bus ticket to Sant'Erasmo island. Tickets will be purchased onboard.
  • Gratuities

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Please note:

  • The tour is offered in English, Italian, Spanish and German.
  • Child bikes available, please inform us in advance. Infant seats are not available.
  • The experience is shared in very small groups up to max 8 participants or less.
  • Private tours are available on request. Just drop us a line and we will customize a private experience with your group only.
  • Accessibility: the experience is meant to be inclusive and accessible: if you are a traveller with motor, sensorial or cognitive disabilities, please let us know in advance and we will make our best to meet your needs.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair accessible route is possible as a private tour.

What do I need to bring?

  • Please be sure to arrive at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the tour. This is the key to ensure the high-quality of your experience.
  • We also recommend you wear sport and confortable clothes, a cap, sun screen and  a bottle of water.
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