TRADITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bike tour and honey tasting on Sant’Erasmo island

Veneto, Venice

Traditional experience hosted by Detourist

09:00 UTC
4 hours
Private:
Upto 8 guests
Hosted in English, German, Italian

What you'll do?

Enjoy a Bike tour and honey tasting

What will you do?

We ride through the Garden of Venice, between the artichoke fields and the farms, admiring the skyline of Venice

from a very unusual view and tasting the unique honey produced only on this island.

Pedal along the shores and fields of the island and enjoy a rare view of Venice from an unusual point.

Discover the island’s unique natural beauty while appreciating the relaxed and traditional lifestyle of its few inhabitants. In fact, despite being the largest island in the lagoon,

Sant’Erasmo is populated by only 700 people, most of whom cultivate their lands producing surprising fruit and vegetables.

One of the most interesting crops is the typical violet artichoke, a slow food presidium “Artichoke Violet of Sant’Erasmo”.

Another typical activity of the island is beekeeping:

bees enjoy the amazing variety of flowers that grow on the salty soil and produce a unique type of honey that you can taste.

As you pedal you will appreciate the variety of crops grown by local farmers and the beautiful wild landscapes as you spot the bell towers of Venice from afar.

What is included?

Use of the bicycle

Visit a local honey producer

Naturalistic and interpretative guide and tour guide

Meeting point in Venice Fondamente Nove

Exclusions

Vaporetto ticket to the island of Sant’Erasmo.

Tickets will be purchased on board.

Tip or tip

 

Note that

 

Not accessible with stroller

Not suitable for pets

Child seats not available

Not recommended for pregnant women

 

 

What to bring

Sunscreen and cap

Sportswear

What to expect to Bike tour and honey tasting

 

Let’s go cycling in the vegetable garden of Venice

We will reach the island of Sant’Erasmo, also known as “the vegetable garden of Venice”, thanks to a 30-minute vaporetto ride across the lagoon.

Once a rural refuge for aristocrats and the main source of fruit and vegetables 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.

Go cycling!

Once disembarked, we walk along a small road passing canals and ditches, towards the bike rental point, where we can collect our country bikes.

A circular fort overlooking the lagoon

The route will start from a nineteenth-century fort sometimes used for art exhibitions and surrounded by a stagnant moat,

started by the Napoleonic regime and ended by the Austrians.

Cycling around the island

We will ride along the lagoon, the vegetable fields and the salt pans admiring the views of the mouth of the port of San Nicolò on the island of Lido,

Punta Sabbioni and crossing fields enriched by typical rural houses.

Visit to a local honey producer

On this unique island, not only do fruits and vegetables taste better, but the flowers and bees know this very well too!

We will visit a small family-run apiary that produces local brackish marsh honey.

Crossing the island by bicycle

We will reach the northern part, overlooking water and mud banks towards the islands of Burano,

of which the colored houses can hardly be distinguished, and San Francesco del Deserto, a monastery inhabited by Franciscan monks.

A church overlooking the lagoon

We will visit one of the few noteworthy buildings on the island, the church, facing the calm waters of the lagoon.

Return to Venice

We will return to Venice Fondamente Nove by vaporetto or you can decide to stop on the island

lunch or dinner in a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the lagoon.

 

Detourist's commitment to safety

This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.