Discover the Lido island, with its groomed sandy beaches, its natural reserves and old ladies sipping Prosecco at the market. Experience the Belle Époque glamour passing in front of the beautiful Art Nouveau hotels and beloved by international movie stars
Lido is the island which separates the Venice lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, and it mixes beautiful natural landscapes with the glamour of Art Nouveau hotels and the atmosphere of the Venice Film Festival, which takes place here since its first edition in the 1930s.
This tour will allow you to enjoy special views on Venice biking along the lagoon, while discovering the most interesting and unique spots of the island, like the church where the Republic of Venice used to celebrate its maritime dominion for 1.000 years, the ancient Jewish cemetery or the lighthouse which marks the entrance from the sea to the lagoon poetically set at the end of an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Biking towards the other side of the island, we will be able to admire the beauty of the Art Nouveau hotels, the most dazzling vacation homes to aristocrats and VIPs since the early 1900s, finally reaching the eclectic Hotel Excelsior and the Venice Film Festival venues, where movie stars gather on the red carpet every year.
We will bike also along the canals of Malamocco, a colourful fishing village that’s like a miniature version of Venice. We will continue cycling through a natural reserve with enchanting dune fields where Byron used to gallop during his early morning rides. There will also be some time to relax like the locals do, by heading to quiet Alberoni beach for a drink or a swim.
On the return route we will be able to enjoy a breath-taking view on the city of Venice, as well as on the charming islands of the South side of the lagoon.