This is a tour of the Lido of Venice. We suggest you to use the bicycle, to rent. It is a tour that involves long stretches of cycling, but in our opinion, it is affordable for everyone.
Once you take the vaporetto and get off at the Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta stop, you will find yourself on the Lido. Rent a bicycle from one of the shops near the landing stage. When you rent a bike, we suggest you ask for a chain or an anti-theft lock for your bike. Some shops ask for documents and a small deposit for the loan of the bike. Our map will help you find a solution.
The first destination on our tour is the Church of San Nicolò. The church is a must for the magnificent bell tower and the interior with its works such as those by Palma the Elder and Palma the Younger. But of course the relics of St Nicholas inside are also very interesting.
Once you've completed your visit to the church cross Ponte San Nicolo, take some souvenir photos of the Lagoon and continue on to the second stop on the tour, the Jewish cemetery. Since 1389 this site has witnessed the presence of the Jewish community in the Lagoon.
After your visit with your bike head to the free beach for a dip before continuing your ride.
After enjoying the Adriatic Sea, head to Granviale Santa Maria Elisabetta, the liveliest street on Venice Lido. Maybe with the help of our map you can find a place to eat something. At the Lido you can eat very well, both for the quality of the products and for the execution of the traditional dishes. All this at honest prices, after all you are not in Piazza San Marco.
After lunch go south and pass by Isola di Edipo, take a photo of the old Isola del Lazzaretto Vecchio. Approach the village of Malamocco, park your bike and stroll through one of the oldest settlements on the Venetian Lagoon. If you find the Malamocco Museum open, visit it.
We recommend a ride to the WWF Oasis of Alberoni, which is a very pleasant experience, especially at the end of the tour. Maybe even take a walk to the Alberoni lighthouse. Then enjoy an end-of-tour cocktail in a small bar or chiringuito on the Lido promenade.
Pedal to the port to leave your bike and take the vaporetto back to Venice or the mainland.
As you will notice this is a very pleasant but dynamic tour. We suggest this tour if you have plenty of time and if you have already visited all the sestieri of Venice, Burano and Murano.