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This was our first self guided bike tour with Girolibero.
It was ideal starting from Mestre as both on our arrival day & the day we finished, we were able to get the bus into Venice for the afternoon & evenings.
The bikes were well maintained & comfortable and were ideal for the terrain. The routes were well marked, mainly very little traffic & there was plenty time to stop off & enjoy the countryside. We only went wrong once – too much chatting!!
It was lovely cycling along rivers & canals with plenty wildlife to spot along the way.
All the hotels were very comfortable & offered a great buffet breakfast & we all enjoyed having the pool in Chioggia. The hill up to the hotel in Vicenza was a challenge at the end of the day but worth it for the fabulous views of the city.
Having our private water taxi to take us to the Lido ( due to transport strike ) was great fun & much better than arriving on the car ferry! We also managed a swim along the lido.
A great week cycling at home just won’t be the same.