Lio piccolo: flamingos & birdwatching bike tour in the Venetian lagoon

This bike tour is an extraordinary opportunity to discover a hidden and off the beaten path part of the Venice lagoon: a bike itinerary to Lio Piccolo and Mesole, little towns nestled between the sea and the Venice Lagoon.
Fauna, history and nature: indispensable elements in an unforgettable excursion along the Venetian lagoon, crossing an incredible variety of landscapes shaped by nature and human activities. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful areas of the Venetian coast, pedalling surrounded by a lush vegetation and myriads of birds that will frame an unforgettable day.
Thanks to the convenient pick up at Venice Fondamente Nove and the transfer by water bus to Treporti, this fun Venice bike tour is the ideal solution for those who want to discover the less well-known and crowded areas of the lagoon, wonderful landscapes rich in history, traditions and scenery of rare beauty, just outside the hustle and bustle of the most famous destinations

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  • What's included :
    • Organisation and booking of rental bikes (if needed)
    • Tour Leader & Nature and Interpretive Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Water bus ticket to Treporti
    • Gratuities
    • Use of bicycle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Fondamente Nove, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

    We will meet in Venice at Fondamente Nuove and we will travel through the northern lagoon up to Treporti with a water bus, passing by several lagoon islands.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 30013 Treporti VE, Italy

    We will land at Treporti, where our bikes will be waiting for us to start discovering Lio Piccolo and the lagoon birds! You will choose the bike your prefer: city bike, tandem, or e-bike. It will cost you around 20 Euro. It will be booked and ready for you!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: 30013 Lio Piccolo VE, Italy

    Who said that the flamingos are located only in Camargue? These friendly wading birds have been stopping in the venetian lagoon and they create picturesque atmospheres in the lagoon.
    Flamingos are nothing new in these places: for over a decade, in fact, these birds have been settling in this area. Today there are more than 8,000 flamingos that winter in the lagoon, many of which decide to stop for the whole year. Flamingo are quite confident and frequent “valli da pesca” (a sort of fish farms in the lagoon) and shallows, where they find shallow and muddy waters that they can filter with their particular beak.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Via Di Lio Piccolo, 30013, Cavallino-Treporti Italy

    Not only flamingo but a huge number of birds are likely to be seen in the lagoon: In total, around 300 species of birds live in the lagoon. An incredible diversity featuring birds connected to the tides, to the marshy land and to the sea. Ducks (mallards, teals, pintails, wigeons, shovelers), herons, seagulls, waders, shorebirds, even 4,000 flamingoes that would once migrate from Tunisia to France and then to Sardinia, now stably reside in the lagoon and its surrounding area. Or cormorants, reaching Venice from Poland, Sweden or Denmark.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Via delle Mesole, 30013 Cavallino-Treporti VE, Italy

    Cycling around the Venetian Lagoon you will be able to admire the great variety of landscapes that will open before your eyes: lapped by the waters of the Adriatic Sea and of the lagoon, the itinerary will cross breath-taking views... Sand dunes, and vegetable patches in addition to the extraordinary lagoon landscape with its canals, sand banks, mudflats and fishing valleys that form the background to Venice’s spectacular skyline.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Al Notturno, Via di Lio Piccolo, 24, 30013 Cavallino-Treporti VE, Italy

    Visiting the lagoon by bike will allow you to come into contact with the soul of a land where nature has always played a leading role. Land, fresh water and salt water are the three elements that coexist in this territory in a truly unique way.
    Under the lead of a nature and interpretive guide, who will provide you with information on the history and the peculiarities of the nature of the area you will cross along the bike tour, you will enjoy a truly unique ride!

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Calle de le Tre Crose, 5100A, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
    2: 30013 Treporti VE, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Spritz House, Via della Ricevitoria, 32, 30013 Cavallino-Treporti VE, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by [deTour]ist - Tour Leader & Nature and Interpretive Guide

Activity ID: V-263230P18

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