Bike tour and honey tasting on Sant’Erasmo island

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15 reviews   (4.93)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Let's bike through the "Orto di Venezia" (Venice's "vegetable garden"), through artichokes fields and farms, admiring the Venice skyline from a very unusual view and tasting the unique honey produced only on this island.
Bike along the island banks and fields and enjoy a rare view of Venice from an unusual spot. Experience the unique natural beauty of the island, appreciating the relaxed and traditional lifestyle of its few inhabitants. In fact, although being the largest island of the lagoon, Sant’Erasmo is populated by only 700 people, the majority of whom farm their own lands producing amazing fruits and vegetables.
One of most interesting crops is the typical purple-hued artichokes, a slow food ® presidium “Carciofo Violetto di Sant'Erasmo”. Another typical activity in the island is beekeeping: bees enjoy the amazing variety of flowers growing on the salty soil, and they produce a unique kind of honey which you will be able to taste.
While biking you will appreciate the variety of crops grown by local farmers as well as beautiful wild landscapes while spotting the belfries of Venice from afar.

What's Included

Licensed nature and interpretive guide & tour leader

Local honey tasting


Meeting point in Venice Fondamente Nove

Use of bicycle

What's Not Included


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

Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 0 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Isola di Sant'Erasmo
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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Torre Massimiliana
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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

• Admission Ticket Free


Cycle Around The Real Venice
alexvA1819XV, 12-10-2022
If you want to experience the real Venice, then spend a wonderful day cycling around the islands in the company of my guide Valerio. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable ,but a great host and fun person to share this wonderful experience with. From cycling through the farmlands and vineyards to learning more about the world of bee keeping to watching the sunset with an aperitivo.
It was a day never to be forgotten. I can't recommend both him and his tour highly enough.
An amazing experience with Valerio
Ontourwithkeit, 20-06-2022
Have you guys ever wandered in the little venetian districts? I don't mean the usual places we know of , but the small , secretive special secret streets that this ancient gem hides?
Well I did, and I had a very special guide to do this : Valerio!
A long bike ride in heaven crossing richly cultivated fields ❤️

Valerio is a great guide, super updated and so enriching in his narrative. He always wears a friendly smile on his face.
Passion always takes it all! Thankyou so much,
110% recommended! Choose him for your venetian explorations!
A world away from Venice.
100jacqueliner, 24-05-2022
Leisurely cycling around this beautiful Island.Don't worry if you haven't cycled in a while - we found it very easy. Wine tasting by the canal was relaxing and enjoyable. We all absolutely loved the trip.Valerio is an exceptional guide and a very pleasant, knowledgable mman.Great trip!!!
Excellent bike tour on Sant’Erasmo
HeatherFio84, 25-04-2022
We had a wonderful tour with Valerio. We booked the private bike tour of Sant’Erasmo and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Venice. He was fun, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. And he went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience. Everything was flawless, from the time we booked to the end of the tour and his communication was excellent throughout. I would highly recommend booking one of his tours and I will definitely be trying another of his tours on my next trip to Venice.
Girls around San't Erasmo
natashamarier, 12-01-2021
This bike tour was so much fun! Valerio knew a lot about the island, had so many stories and history to tell. I was on holiday with some of the girls, we met Valerio and then go onto a vaparetto to the island San't Erasmo. We chose our bikes and literally rode around the whole island, which such amazing views. iT wasn't strenuous, it was just very chilled and fun and beautiful; very different scenes to Venice.

The honey farm was something else! So many little honey homes, fresh grapes too that they were growing.

I would definitely recommend this trip when in Venice, a nice day out to get away from the hustle and bustle of Venice.

Valerio spoke perfectly good English too so no worries there! Enjoy and have fun when you go!

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