Lido Bike tour: with a local on the island of Cinema

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From $153.85

8 reviews   (4.88)

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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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We will discover the Lido island by bike, with its groomed shellac beaches, bronzed lifeguards and old ladies sipping Prosecco at the market, experiencing the Belle Epoque glamour passing in front of the beautiful hotels designed in the 20s in Art Noveau style.
We will enjoy special views of Venice biking along the lagoon and reaching an old Israelitic cemetery. Biking through the San Nicolò harbor mouth we will reach its lighthouse and we will end up at the Hotel Excelsior, where the stars gather on the red carpet during the glittering Venice Movie Festival.
We will bike along the canals of Malamocco, a colorful fishing village that’s like a miniature version of Venice, cycle through a forest reserve to a lighthouse and relax like the locals do by heading to quiet Alberoni beach for a drink or a swim.
The route will continue on the lagoon side of the island, with views of the abandoned island of Poveglia, the island of Lazzaretto Vecchio and San Lazzaro degli Armeni.

What's Included

Nature and Interpretive Guide & Tour leader

Organisation and booking of rental bikes (if needed)

What's Not Included


Use of bicycle

Traveler Information

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

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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

Lido di Venezia
We will meet at Santa Maria Elisabetta on Lido Island, where we will rent our bikes and start discovering Lido!
You will choose the bike your prefer: city bike (10 €), tandem (20€), e-bike (20€), fat bike (18€) e-fat bike (30€). It will be booked for you!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cimitero Ebraico
Nowadays a quiet garden which was the Venice's main Jewish cemetery from 1386 until the 18th century. From the gate we will see the ancient tombs, which range in design from Venetian gothic to distinctly Ottoman.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di San Nicolo al Lido
The place where the traditional thanksgiving mass of the Sposalizio del Mare ("Marriage of the Sea") is performed, a ceremony which used to symbolize the maritime dominion of Venice.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

After biking in a protected natural zone, we will continue along an old pier between the sea and the harbour mouth until the lighthouse. It will be a great place to see the Lido coastline and the outlines of the Grand Hotel des Bains and Hotel Excelsior

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hotel des Bains
A former luxury hotel, built in 1900 to attract wealthy tourists, it is remembered for Thomas Mann's stay here in 1911 and the shooting of movies like "Death in Venice" by Visconti (1971) and the English Patient (1996).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

L’Oasi delle Dune Alberoni
The natural beach of Alberoni has a maritime pine forest which slopes down to the Lido’s wildest most scenic beach. These enchanting dune fields are the stuff of Shelley’s poems and Byron’s early morning rides.
Often this beach is virtually deserted, except a plethora of marine birds and few kite surfers or windsurfers on windy days.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

From the beach we will enter this small fisherman village passing over Ponte di Borgo and explore the canals and calli or a less overwhelming lagoon town with just a few churches and a Gothic palazzo, a small miniature of Venice!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

San Lazzaro degli Armeni
The route will continue on the lagoon side of the island, with views of San Lazzaro degli Armeni island. It is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon which has been home to the monastery of the Mekhitarists, an Armenian Catholic congregation, since 1717.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grande Albergo Ausonia Hungaria
Hotel Ausonia & Hungaria (1913) is another remarkable example of luxury tourism dated back one century ago, thanks to the beautiful ceramic tiles on the main facade, recently renovated.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Learning about Lido Island by bike
LauriF_12, 24-09-2022
Valerio took my husband and I on a fantastic bike tour of Lido Island. He was super knowledgeable, attentive to our needs, and adjusted his biking to ours easily. He also has a great sense of humor! We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and are suggesting him to friends who are planning a trip. Coming from a very hilly city, it was a very manageable bike and he had options for length which could accommodate a variety of people.
Biking around Lido
dominiquemol, 23-07-2021
Biking around Lido was a real joy, I learned a great deal about the island and surrounding smaller islands. It was a welcome escape from Venice and great to be on the move and see this fascinating place. The highlight for me was ending the trip with a dive into the beautiful ocean at a quiet and hidden beachclub, it sure was one big beautiful experience.
Tour non convenzionale
Hendrik56988, 15-12-2022
Il percorso lungo tutta l'isola è stato emozionante e non scontato. Alcune tappe come quelle vicino a malamocco sono state scoperte di vere gemme nascoste
Absolut empfehlenswert!!
Christiane J, 29-09-2021
Tolle Tour abseits der Touristenmengen. Wir haben dadurch wieder eune neue Seite von Venedig kennengelernt. Die Tour war perfekt organisiert-Valerio ist ein toller Guide! Wir gaben auch die Friedhofsinsel mit ihm besucht-auch diese Tour ist sehr zu empfehlen.
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YUGHES, 27-06-2022
La bellezza del lido è come ci si muove in bicicletta con facilità al lido in tutti i suoi aspetti spiaggia, natura la città ecc. siamo rimasti sorpresi per la bella situazione rilassante che ti trovi.

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