Bicycling Venice to Florence

Bicycling Venice to Florence

Romance, art, history, and great food come together on our most popular trip for beginning cyclists. From the canals of Venice, the cycle-friendly streets of Ferrara and the early Christian mosaics of Ravenna to the Renaissance architecture of Florence, this tour features seven days of pedaling through the heart of Italian culture and cuisine. Along the way you'll visit the Malpezzi-Price family farm for a picnic lunch and walk through the vineyards, discover colorful ceramics in Faenza, and enjoy gourmet meals in Emilia-Romagna - Italy's foremost pasta region.

***Extend this bicycle tour 4 more days. Click to review our Bike Across Italy: Venice to Pisa tour.***

Tour Dates & Prices

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May 3-10, 2020
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Trip At-A-Glance

  • Length / 8 Days
  • Total Distance / 365 km (225 miles)
  • Avg. Distance / 60 km (37 miles) per riding day
  • Tour Level / 2.5
  • Countries / Italy
  • Begin/End / Venice-Lido/Florence
  • Price / From USD$4050
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Tour Summary

Tour Summary

  • Highlights
    Venice, Lunch at ExperiencePlus! Headquarters, Guided visit Florence, Ravenna, Ceramics of Faenza, Comacchio, Lunch at an agriturismo, Ferrara, Olive oil tasting

    Keep in Mind: We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

    We recommend you make your museum reservations in advance. Find more information on how to go about here.
  • Includes
    8 days, 7 nights accommodation; 4 dinners with wine; 2 lunches; all breakfasts; guided walk of Florence; and the usual (see below).

    The Usual (Included with every ExperiencePlus! tour)

    • Superb tour leaders who are fun, bilingual and avid cyclists.
    • Help with flights, trains and starting/and or ending hotel reservations.
    • Comfortable lodging in 3-4 star hotels. 
    • All breakfasts and at least half of your dinners.
    • Use of a high quality Titanium road bike, hybrid, or tandem (aluminum road bikes or hybrid bikes in South America) geared specifically to cruise the flats and help ease you over the mountain. Our bikes come with an odometer so you can track your miles, an expandable rear rack pack to carry your stuff, and one water bottle that is yours to keep.
    • Full van support to carry luggage – and tired cyclists, too! 
    • Special events such as wine tastings or cultural visits as described in the trip itinerary.
    • All tips and gratuities at tour hotels and group meals.
    • Unique routes, marked with our famous chalk dust arrows.
    • Daily mileage options on tour.
    • Detailed route map for each day's ride.

    What's not included:

    • Transportation to and from the bicycling tour including airfare, or train travel
    • Helmets - we ask that you bring your own to ensure the best fit
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary
    • Tour Leader gratuity

    See the complete list of what's included with every ExperiencePlus! Tour.

  • Arrive / Depart
    Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) / Florence Airport (FLR)
  • Overall Tour Level
  • Daily Ride Summary




    Day Level


    Test ride
    73km / 269m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.5
    76km / 309m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 2.0
    52km / 137m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.0
    63km / 209m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.5
    64km / 1261m
    Very hilly
    difficulty level 4.5
    Shorter optional ride available
    41km / 510m
    difficulty level 3.0
    Last day

    Tour Level Note: Our most popular tour for cyclists of all levels.

    **We use Ride With GPS ( to calculate elevation and mileage information. Due to variance between mapping technologies, totals may differ slightly across devices and applications

Terrain Legend

Mostly flat Mostly flat

Rolling hills Rolling

Hilly Hilly

Very hilly Very hilly

Mountainous Mountainous

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: Tour begins in Venice, Italy

Highlights: The Lido of Venice, dinner at a trattoria

Welcome to Venezia! Try to arrive a few days early to explore this incredible city before we set off cycling towards Florence. We meet at our hotel overlooking the Lido of Venice for an afternoon bike fitting, followed by an introductory aperitif before walking to a small trattoria for dinner on the Lido.

DAY 2: Bicycle Venice to Po River Delta

Highlights: Venetian lagoon, fishing villages, bicycle along the Po Delta

The Lidos of Venice and Pellestrina protect the Venetian lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. Today, you’ll follow these natural levees as you pedal your way south via flat roads, ferries, and quaint fishing villages. Along your way to Chioggia, stop for lunch in one of the charming villages as you pedal southwest towards San Martino di Venezze.

DAY 3: San Martino di Venezze to Ferrara

Highlights: Bicycle along the Po River, bicycle capital of Italy--Ferrara

Enjoy a day of leisurely riding all the way to the Renaissance city of Ferrara. Along the way we will stop at Fratta Polesine to visit Villa Badoer, here you will quickly see why this architectural feat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Villa Badoer was designed in 1554 by Andrea Palladio, who is widely considered as one of the most influential architects in the West. The entrance into Ferrara is spectacular. You will ride directly under the finest example of Renaissance walls remaining in Italy to discover other highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage town including many palaces of the Este court from the 14th and 15th century.

  • Distance: 76km (48mi)
  • Gain: 309m (1014ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: difficulty level 2.0
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging:

DAY 4: Ravenna

Highlights: Comacchio, lunch at farm cooperative, mosaics of Ravenna

This morning we will shuttle to the nearby lagoon town of Comacchio, this old port town was once more famous than Venice. We encourage you to visit the museum that features a Roman boat and stroll around the canals, we'll journey across the "valleys of Comacchio", through the Po Delta's rich bird habitats. Then it’s on to the Anita di Argenta where we'll stop at a local agriturismo (farm cooperative), to enjoy a lunch of local specialties including homegrown vegetables, homemade ricotta and eels. We'll then ride a short distance to Ravenna, the last capital of the Western Roman Empire and home to more early-Christian mosaics than any other city in Western Europe. Spend the afternoon exploring this city’s great history as your hotel is walking distance from all the highlights including: Dante's Tomb, the mosaics of San Vitale, Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.

DAY 5: Ravenna to Faenza

Highlights: Picnic lunch at ExperiencePlus! Headquarters and family farm, ceramics of Faenza

We'll head west from Ravenna today, stopping at "the farm" for a light lunch together. "The farm" is our European headquarters and is located on land that Paola Malpezzi-Price's (Co-founder of ExperiencePlus!) family has cultivated for more than 100 years. We continue on to Faenza, where we visit a local ceramist who will introduce us to traditional Faenza designs.

  • Distance: 63km (39mi)
  • Gain: 209m (686ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: difficulty level 1.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Lodging:

DAY 6: Over the Apennines

Highlights: Olive oil tasting, bicycle the Apennine Mountains, small mountain villages

We head into the Apennines today. We will pass through the medieval village of Brisighella for an olive oil tasting in one of Italy's most unique olive oil producing areas and then we'll then begin climbing (easily at first!) over the Apennines. Enjoy the varying scenery as it changes dramatically when you leave the plains and enter the mountains. Just before we reach the toughest part of our climb to Ronta, there is a conveniently located train station which allows you to jump on or keep pedaling to your destination!

  • Distance: 64km (40mi)
  • Gain: 1261m (4137ft)
  • Terrain: Very hilly
  • Day Level: difficulty level 4.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 7: Fiesole and Florence

Highlights: Fiesole and its Etruscan ruins, Renaissance Florence, Uffizi Gallery

There's a small climb this morning to Vetta le Croci, then it's all downhill to the ancient Etruscan city of Fiesole, where you'll enjoy a great view of Florence rising from the valley floor. We'll ride into town together, and the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this capital of Renaissance Italy. Our hotel lies on the banks of the Arno River, close to the Uffizi Gallery. This evening we'll enjoy a farewell dinner together to say good bye to those departing tomorrow.

  • Distance: 41km (26mi)
  • Gain: 510m (1673ft)
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Day Level: difficulty level 3.0
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 8: Guided walk of Florence, Italy

Highlights: Guided walk of Florence, end of trip

After a buffet breakfast in the hotel, we’ll take a guided walk of Florence ending at 12:30 p.m. Please consider this timing if you’d like to make reservations to see Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and the other masterpieces of the Uffuzi Gallery today. By purchasing your tickets ahead of time, you can avoid lines at the galleries. Whatever you do we hope you enjoyed your bicycling vacation!

  • Meals: Breakfast
Travel Information

Travel Information

Day 1: Arrival Information

Tour begins in Venice, Italy

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.


As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
  1. Vaporetto (water shuttle) to the Hotel on the Lido (Lido S.M.E.) (1 hour, EUR 15); cash or a chip and pin credit card needed to purchase the vaporetto ticket at the kiosk. You may hire a private water taxi instead (30 min, EUR 100-150, agree on a price before boarding or book online or
  2. Taxi from the Lido dock to the hotel (less than 5 min, EUR 8-10)
If you arrive at Venezia Santa Lucia train station:
  • Water Bus Line 5.1 (40 min, EUR 7.50). This is a smaller boat and takes the Canale della Giudecca
  • Or: Water Bus Line 1 (1 hour, EUR 7.50). This is a bigger boat and takes the scenic route through Canal Grande

Day 8: Departure Information

Guided walk of Florence, Italy

Your trip ends on the final day after a guided walk of Florence (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), which ends by the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, 5 minutes from the Uffizi and all sights. We will not visit the inside of any buildings or museums on this walk.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.  We recommend flying out of Florence (FLR)

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the airport (20 min, EUR 20-25)

What's Included

For a full list of what's included before, during and after your bike tour, visit our What's Included page.

Keep in Mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

We recommend you make your museum reservations in advance. Find more information on how to go about here.

Pre-Trip Planning Checklist

To do right after you booked!

6 to 3 Months Prior to Tour Start Date

  • Check the online itinerary of your trip and review the arrival and departure information under the "Travel Information" tab to see meeting place and time, if a reservation on a complimentary ExperiencePlus! Shuttle (if applicable) is required, and other important information to help you plan your arrival and departure.
  • Reserve your flights after you know you have a confirmed tour departure. Please check with our office if you do not know if your trip is confirmed.
  • Book your pre and post-tour hotel nights.
  • Begin your chosen training program:
  • Final payment is due 90 days (120 days for Bike & Barge/Boat tours) prior to the tour start. Please refer to your Deposit Payment Invoice and the Final Payment Reminder e-mail you have received for detailed instructions.

6 to 2 Weeks Prior to Tour Start Date

Day of Your Flight

Get as much sleep on the plane as you can. Pack your one day of cycling gear in your carry-on. See you soon!

What to Expect on Tour


Your bike will be equipped with: a men's or women's saddle, a quick release style seat post adjustment, rear rack and expandable pack, pump, patch kit, spare tube, cable lock, cyclometer, rear lights, a water bottle cage (or two), one water bottle , and a bell. If you would like to bring your own pedals and shoes we recommend doing so—your tour leaders will install them during the bike fitting. We have flat pedals with or without cages available. For safety and hygiene reasons you are responsible for bringing a helmet.


Each day you'll receive a daysheet with information on the day's activities, meals and ride. These also include Tour Leader phone numbers, hotel information and interesting historical and cultural information about sites that you may want to stop and see along the route. Your Tour Leaders will also post daily announcements in the hotel lobby with information about sightseeing in town or restaurant recommendations for dinners on your own as well as important information about breakfast, luggage down and "arrows down" time.

Navigating on Tour

Each day we will provide you with a route map with the day's ride highlighted route. Of course, we also mark the route every day with our signature chalk dust arrows. Our arrows make navigating very easy—you may never need to look at the map! The arrows also allow you to ride at your own pace. There is no need to "keep up" with the group—this is your ride!

But what if it rains? What happens to the arrows? In a light rain, the arrows actually "set up" and become more permanent. In a heavy rain, they do wash away. If that happens, we'll re-group to cycle together for those who want to continue cycling while those who prefer to stay dry can shuttle.

For the tech-loving riders out there we offer the opportunity to download GPS tracks of most tour routes to your personal GPS device using

Van Support

The van carries luggage and supports cyclists. It also has water, fruit and snacks. Though the van has snacks, we encourage you to stop and enjoy markets and find your own favorite local specialty.


We have carefully chosen all of our accommodations for their charm and location. They are typically small, family run hotels that offer you a glimpse into the local culture.

We prefer hotels near interesting sites in the center of town located along the best cycling route in the area. Because many of the hotels are small not all of the rooms will be exactly the same. We keep this in mind and do our best to distribute rooms fairly by the end of the tour. Our itinerary lists our primary hotels. On rare occasions, listed hotels are subject to change.

Meals and Restaurants

Breakfasts: we work hard to arrange complete breakfasts but some hotels still serve continental style breakfasts; cycling is energy intensive so we do recommend you plan for a morning or mid-morning snack on the road at a local café or market.

Water is OK in almost all hotels and in country fountains; if there is a problem, we will advise you.

We'll recommend lunch locations en route and most itineraries include a few group picnics. We limit the number of picnics so you don't feel pressured to be at a certain place in the middle of your ride.

Dinners together are often pre-planned and pre-ordered. We'll ask you prior to your trip if you have special dietary requirements. Preplanned meals allow us to provide a variety of regional specialties and facilitate efficient service. Water, wine and beer are included.

Tipping Your Tour Leader Team

If you feel your tour leader team has demonstrated great expertise and service, common practice within the travel industry is to tip. Tipping is voluntary and greatly appreciated, and gratuity amounts vary widely. Should you decide to leave a tip, as a guideline, we suggest 5% of the tour cost per traveler – this for the entire tour leader team, not each Tour Leader. If you’d like to show your gratitude for your Tour Leaders’ excellent service you can give the tip to any member of the tour leader team, as they share it evenly. In order to avoid social tensions, we encourage you to tip as individuals and not as a group. If you feel your Tour Leaders did not quite meet your expectations, then we would like to know about it. You will also have the opportunity to leave your comments in our evaluation survey which we email to you after your trip.


By reserving space on tour, you agree that ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours may use, re-use and reproduce any images, photos or videos that you send to us, or that are taken by our guides and/or other travelers of you individually or in a group, in any medium, including but not limited to print, electronic media, or Internet, free of charge and without your right to inspection, for promoting and publicizing our travel products and services worldwide. If you do not want us to use any images of you that are taken by us or other participants during the tour, you must inform us or your tour leader in writing at the start of the tour.





  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? A wonderful experience. The best part of our entire Italy vacation. You are a first rate organization.

    Stephen H., Everett, WA
  • It was a wonderful mix of riding and culture. I really felt like to got to see some of Italy that most people do not see. I liked the additional cultural arrangements; like ceramics, olive oil, pasta making, etc. And the guides were also wonderful. They were very informative, patient and helpful. We had a fabulous time! Thank you for making our trip one of the most memorable.

    Annette P., San Diego, CA
  • I love your company and its people.

    Marvin D., Denver, CO
  • Great trip, fantastic staff including Monica and the crew at the farm well worth the 29 hours from Australia to Venice to commence the tour. The road bikes were excellent a good choice. We had a great bunch of folks in our group and made some good friendships and as already stated we were blessed with three great tour guides.

    George D., Strathdale, VI, Australia
  • The greatest experience of my life! It was absolutely amazing. I told someone on a scale of 1-10 it was a 12!

    Kelly B., Clarendon Hills, IL
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? Hard to say -- I really enjoyed the boat ride in Comacchio, the pasta making session at headquarters and the old Italian women at the hotel in the mountains.

    Jen S., Washington DC
  • The arrow-approach of marking the road was excellent as it made the ride that much more enjoyable versus trying to have to read a map. Also, I enjoyed the quiet roads and there seemed to be a focus to avoid busy roads as much as possible.

    Jill B.
    Dearborn, MI
  • Perfect for anyone who wants to see Italy in a first-class unique way. Thank you for making our first bike tour and trip to Italy so memorable. The tour checked every box and we can''''t wait to travel with Experience Plus! again. It truly exceeded our expectations.

    Adam B., Claredon Hills, IL
  • This was the second ExperiencePlus! trip my wife, Jackie and I have done. It was equally memorable and will certainly cause us to look for a third trip!

    Bo T., St Helena Island, SC
  • Well run, fun, great staff, navigational arrows made biking easy and enjoyable.

    Grace & Bob M., Franconia, NH
  • I chose your company because I wanted a more personal tour experience and the "mom and pop" side of your company seemed to fit the bill. I was very pleased with the experience. It was exactly what you promised and then some. All in all a four star trip.

    John S.
    Oak Hill, VA
  • It was a wonderful trip, one I will remember always.

    Theresa R., Mississauga, Ontario
  • Thank you for an exceptional vacation experience! It was Wonderful, awesome, great, fun...

    Katy L., Waterford, NY
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? The mosaics in Ravenna, the comradery that developed, the fun tour guides, too much to name one thing!!

    Mike C., Fort Collins, CO - May 2017
  • I really liked the small, family-run aspect of the hotels. They were well-located in convenient spots in all the towns/cities, and were very clean and nice without being over-the-top. I especially liked staying on the Arno River in Florence. That was a treat.

    Laura E., Tacoma, WA
  • This was a trip I have been planning for several years and it turned out to be an extrodinary experience. Met great , inspirational people and loved everything about the tour.

    Lynn R., Portland, OR - September 2018
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? Two words - simply amazing.

    Rebecca T., Denver, CO
  • Loved it! The agriturismi stops and food were exceptional!

    Deborah S., Ossining, NY
  • Just a note to laud you for the extraordinary tour I took with ExperiencePlus! through Italy. Our tour leaders went far beyond their duties to make sure we were cared for and had a great time. Again, an amazing experience.

    Baron L.
    Dallas, TX
  • Epic heart, soul, mind, body and spirit journey that I wish everyone can experience. Truly an opportunity of a lifetime for which I am forever thankful. I was fully impressed with the organization and all of the individuals involved that make each of the tours happen. I loved the tour so much and the (ExperiencePlus!)family buzz that I hope to do my part in supporting spreading the word.

    Shira D., Duvall, WA
  • Overall the tour was fabulous and way beyond my high expectations. The accommodations and food were excellent. There were a number of things that were over the top. The lunch at the Malpezzi farm was outstanding and we really appreciated the food, the large amount of work that went into the preparation, and the opportunity to see how pasta is made (and to make some). Much to our surprise we were assigned to the penthouse suite on the beach stay as the honeymoon couple. We were on the sixth floor with a view of the ocean and beach, and there was a huge patio including one off of the bathroom. This is one way to make sure a bike trip has a honeymoon component. The next evening's accommodations were spectacular in another way with tall ceilings, a fresco, lots of marble, and a complimentary bottle of champagne from ExperiencePlus!.

    Bob & K-Lynn, Fort Collins, CO
  • The trip was fantastic! Just the perfect amount of riding, group activities and free time. The guides were the best! Fun, knowledgeable and went out of their way to be helpful.

    Paige N., Louisville, CO
  • This was my first biking tour and it was an awesome experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour and I appreciate Experience Plus for putting together a great biking trip.

    Shelley M., Scottsdale, AZ
  • The trip was perfect. What more can we say?? The people we traveled with were all lovely, the food and wines sensational, the accommodation charming and good, and the three guides were just wonderful. They really made the trip so special.

    Jane C. and Jeff H.
    Lucca, Italy
  • Tour leaders were fabulous!! I like the fact that you are encouraged to stop and explore things along the route. The fact that you are not required to stay with the group while riding is a BIG plus ... You'll be seeing me again on a tour soon!!

    Kathleen S.
    Yorba Linda CA
  • Love you guys...its an Italian thing

    Ole L., Fort Worth, TX
  • This trip was fantastic. I expected a lot. I got more than I expected. I was asked by someone in our group why someone who rides as far as I do and who rides as fast as I do why I would choose a 101 rated ride. My answer is, "I am on vacation." Before this, I had never been out of the country before. Since I chose to do a tour in Italy, I didn't want to work really hard riding for hours on end. I also didn't want to set any speed records. I wanted a ride that was going to be fun. This tour was that. The mix of people on the tour was great and the tour leaders were fantastic. I stayed behind in Florence for another three days when the rest of the group left for Pisa. Before the guides left, they told me that I had their cell numbers and if I ran into any trouble to just give them a call. I am very impressed with their service and I hope that someday I will get to travel with them again.

    Brian B.
    Burlington, IA
  • Seeing my 12-year-old son step up and cycle with the group, learning quickly along the way how it''s done. A superb way to experience Italy and an outstanding cycling experience.

    Chris M., Madison, WI
  • One of our very best cycling trips ever! We are truly thankful that we had such a great time. We also enjoyed getting to meet the staff at the farm.

    Raymond M., Odessa, TX
  • Fabulous time. Co-bikers were extraordinary companions; fun loving and supportive. Guides beyond perfection. Locale splendid. Equipment first class.

    Jeffrey W., Sherman, CT
  • Thanks for a great trip! Loved the chance to visit the European headquarters and have lunch at "the farm". Also loved The day in the mountains. The challenge left us all tired but exhilarated and the scenery was magnificent.

    Cammie B., Afton, MN
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? The people, cultural knowledge and just the personalities of the tour leaders. Great Job and great experience.

    Bill M., Carefree, AZ - May 2017
  • [What was your favorite experience on this trip?] The ride toward the farm, perfect weather, the mountains in the distance, one of the greatest rides ever. I wanted to slow down to take it all in. This is a special trip in a special country, made even more so by the close ExperiencePlus! ties.

    Rob B., Afton, MN
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? Wonderful, we are trying to get more friends to join us next year. Tour guides were wonderful. They really helped to make the experience.

    Eric D., Los Angeles, CA
  • What I liked most: The entire combination --- biking on scenic routes, nice companionship, excellent food, ability to tour the cities we visited. I found this to be a great new way to travel.

    Jill B.
    Dearborn, MI
  • The best possible way to see Italy! The tour leaders were so knowedgable about history and culture of the the areas.It made our experience even more enjoyable. We never had to worry about our travel plans. They took great care of us!

    Katie S., Granbury, TX
  • Great Vacation! Many thanks. I enjoyed getting to meet the locals and biking; learning more about the history of Italy on the occasion of its 150th birthday; the food; the camaraderie.

    Herb W., Ocala, FL
  • We had a very nice time on this tour and particularly enjoyed the tour guides. They were responsive, polite, interesting, and all around very nice folks.

    Tom C.
    Las Cruces,NM
  • Lunch at the farm (ExperiencePlus's European Headquarters) was great! We surprised ourselves with being able to finish the distances. The rides were beautiful.

    Doreen & Michael G., Loveladies, NJ
  • My favorite experiences were seeing Italy from a bike, the side tours, meeting new friends, tour leaders and other people on the tour. The meal at the "Farm" (ExperiencePlus! Headquarters) and also the agriturismo farm meal. It was a wonderful experience!!

    Mary M., Madison Lake, MN
  • Wow! The Venice to Florence was the best trip ever - the routes, the events, the people, the guides! I still am basking in the warm, fuzzy memories - and will for a long time! I've taken 3 bike trips previously and this was by far the best ever! I'll definitely travel with ExperiencePlus again!

    Jane R.
    High Point, NC
  • Well organized, good mix of biking and taking in the sites, knowledgeable guides, using the chalk arrows is the best idea for a cycling tour.

    Shannon E., Eagle River, Canada
  • Thank you for a fantastic trip!

    Jeannine M., Rochester, MI
  • Wow - what a wonderful vacation it was! Thanks so much to our wonderful tour leaders, Cristina and Enrico. They were always sooo attentive, concerned about our comfort and entertainment, and just had a wealth of knowledge! And what they didn't know, they found out! Love them both!!!

    Juliann M., Ocala, FL
  • I loved the pre-selected meals, with specialty dishes from each of the regions we visited

    Jane R.
    High Point, NC
  • Thanks to all involved in the organization and hard work. The bikes were great and the leaders even better. Really appreciate the work and dedication. Well done!

    Geoffrey T., Jupiter, FL
  • Our tour guides were one of the top highlights of our trip. We loved traveling with them and will always remember the hard work, laughs, and advice they provided.

    Reed C.
    Longmont, CO
  • Words can't describe this extraordinary trip. Our leaders became our friends & advisors. We felt as though we were looked after in every way, but at the same time left alone to face our personal challenges. An absolutely perfect balance. At least for us. The marking & sweeping system sets you apart from the rest... Your choice of hotels & hotel locations were right on. Centrally located & spotlessly clean.

    Rob and Deirdre L.
    Northport, NY
  • I didn''t want it to end. The best vacation I''''ve taken.

    Lou C., Dayton, OH - June 2018
  • Best trip ever!! Can''t wait for another. Top notch service. Amazing tour leaders. Great itinerary. Love the arrows. Highly recommend!!!!

    Denise S., South Salem, NY
  • I'd like first of all to say that my experience with Experience Plus was phenomenal. The bike route, the guides Enrico and Cristina were fantastic and fabulous people, the sites and food along the way...all wonderful.

    Degoria W., Cresskill, NJ
  • The dinners were great experiences, with good food and fabulous discussions about culture, history food, wine and just about everything else under the sun.

    John S.
    Oak Hill, VA
  • A great and incredibly beautiful itinerary. Very well organized. Made very special by a visit to Paola's farm.

    Pam R., Piedmont, CA - May 2019
  • An outstanding tour that I havent stopped raving about since coming home it exceeded my expectations in all areas and I will be back for another tour.

    Peter T., Hampton, VI. Australia
  • Thank You Experience Plus Tours! You created memories that I will never forget. A million thanks!

    Ashley S., Newport Beach, CA
  • Hard to pick a high point. Good group of people, interesting route, fine food, nice to be able to go at my own pace. Great route marking system. Venice and Florence are obviously wonderful, but I enjoyed Faenza as well, and Ferrara, and Brisighella and .....

    Katie F., Fredericton, Canada
  • I loved the Po Delta. I would not have taken much notice of it if I had driven through it. I loved the experience of really being there in it. Although it was exhausting I was thrilled to go over the Apennines and felt exhilarated when we went down the other side. A real sense of accomplishment.

    Trish G.
    Canberra, AC Australia
  • I LOVED the lunches at the two farms. The first was the farm where they grow everything there -- we had eel, amazing pasta, fresh greens, etc. The second was at the Price family farm. It was fun to meet all of the people that make the company run, taste the great food of the region, see the bike shop, and have the pasta making demo.

    Reed C.
    Longmont, CO
  • It was a great trip and good way to see and experience Italy for the first time!

    Chris B.
    Littleton, CO
  • What can I say, it was all SO amazing. Fantastic, from the very beginning through every step.

    Maire P., Anchorage, AK
  • Just came back to Toronto having finished the Venice to Florence bike ride. It was just superb and I wanted to compliment and thank you for a wonderful experience while the euphoria is still fresh. I am already thinking of the next trip. Thanks for everything.

    Irwin F.
    Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • We thought the three leaders were simply brilliant. We liked their upbeat, positive attitudes, their enthusiasm and their approachability. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Jane C. and Jeff H.
    Lucca, Italy
  • I didn't know what to expect on my tour. I thought I'd see some sights in Italy and meet some new people. What I got was something else. Not only was I blown away by the beauty of Italy, the extraordinary friendliness of it's people, the wonderful hospitality of the guides, and the closeness of the other people on the ride. I kept a journal of my experiences and after the first day I wrote that we all became quick friends, but when it was time to depart, I felt that I was saying goodbye to long lost family members. Thank you to the tour leaders for surpassing everything that I expected.

    Brian B.
    Burlington, IA
  • We had such a wonderful time. In particular, we found everything to be so professional and so well organized, from the chalk marks, to the luggage logistics, to the choice of restaurants and wines. All very, very nice.

    Jane C. and Jeff H.
    Lucca, Italy
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