The water kingdom along the northern Adriatic coast by bike

September 29 - October 6, 2024







The mountain massif of the Alps, which encloses the vast Po Valley in the north, pours from its white peaks extensive water masses that gather on a large plain into numerous watercourses. The most famous is Po, which gave the whole lowland its name. After several kilometers of flowing, the water rivers are stopped and absorbed by the Adriatic Sea, spilled into fan-shaped deltas.. 

They just “burst” from life. This is a place where many birds find shelter for rest or nesting, where there is an abundance of fish and where we humans have cut off fertile land for agriculture, too. Only few settlements are there, mostly inhabited by anglers and farmers who make a living from this wealth of life.

It is a completely different Italy, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities and shopping malls, where narrow paths lead past flooded fields. Passing by on an almost perfect plain we will enjoy melancholic views, peace and indescribable beauty through wetlands, oases or Mediterranean forests. A special “dessert” will be the encirclement of the timeless Venice by a cycling path on the lagoon surrounding islands.

Lenght:8 days
Total distance:435 km
Avg. distance:54,5 km
Total height:259 m 
Bicycle type:trekking or gravel
Begin/End:Ravenna train station
Price (guided / self-guided):1.240 € / 640 €


  • Cities: Ravenna, Commachio, Goro, Lido di Volano, Porto Levante, Chioggia, Jesolo, Caorle, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Aquileia, Gorizia, Nature reserve Duna Costiera, Lagoon Pialassa della Baiona, A natural oasis of Boscoforte, Remnants of World War I, Important posts and routes of the Roman Empire

Guided tour ncludes:

  • 8 days
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • guidance of the experienced cycling guide
  • entrance fees to attractions during the programe
  • luggage transport
  • accompanying vehicle
  • boat transport
  • travel organisation and management

The trip will be conducted in English.

Self-guided tour includes:

  • 8 days
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Info package with tour map
  • travel organisation and management

Overall Tour Level

Daily Ride Summary

DayDistance / GainTerrainSurfaceDay Level
118 km / 27 masphalt
275,5  km / 38 masphalt / gravel
368,5 km / 34 masphalt / gravel
438,3 km / 25 masphalt / gravel
537,2 km/  76 masphalt / gravel
653,3 km / 57 masphalt / gravel
762 km / 21 masphalt / gravel
882,1 km / 118 masphalt / gravel

The trips are planned very carefully, but we cannot predict unforeseen events or road works, so minor deviations or adjustments of routes are also possible.

DAY 1:

To Ravenna and the Sea Coast


  • Ravenna – a city of mosaics

The drive from Ljubljana to Ravenna will only take us a good 5 hours, so we will be in Ravenna early enough to enjoy a short sightseeing tour of this very special city, which reached its “big” moment during the disintegration of the Roman Empire, when Emperor Honorius transferred the capital there. Today, the city is famous for its many breathtaking mosaics, created in majority during the reign of Theodore the Great and under strong Byzantine influence. At the end of the day, we will cycle only few kilometers to the seaside resort Marina di Ravenna. Despite the short distance, our eyes will be delighted by the first natural beauties in the Pialassa della Baiona lagoon and the Duna Costiera nature reserve already.

Distance:18 km
Gain:27 m
Day Level:
Accommodation:Marina di Ravenna  

DAY 2:

Between aquaculture fields, beaches and pine forests


  • Fishing town Commachio, flamingo nests, wild horses…

From resorts with sandy beaches and shady pine forests, we will first cycle near the natural oasis of Boscoforte, the salt work where flamingos nest, and a vast wetland to the Etruscan fishing town of Commachio. After lunch, we will return to the resort’s “lido”. We will spend the night in the Lido di Volano resort, so an evening swim is not out of the question.

Distance:75,5 km
Gain:38 m
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:
Accommodation:Lido di Volano

DAY 3:

Through the arms of the Po River


  • The town of Adria, aquaculture fields, water pumping devices

The river Pad delta is a territory of which a good part is in so called “depression”, means that the water level in the fields is below sea level. This requires the construction of embankments and devices for pumping and regulating water levels. In the morning, we will first visit a dedicated museum to see and understand the functioning. In the more “continental” part of the Po delta, we will visit a few smaller towns, ilike Goro and Ca’ Tiepolo. The closer we will be getting to the sea, the less dry land there will be. We will drive along many embankments and enjoy the scenes of fishing huts and devices set up by anglers to make their catch easier.

Distance:68,5 km
Gain:34 m
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:
Accommodation:Porto Levante

DAY 4:

To “little Venice” – the fishing town of Chioggia


  • the fishing “capital” of Chioggia, devices to protect Venice from floods

From the areas of rice fields, we will slowly move back to the “continent”, where more settlements are,, for example Cavanella d’Adige, where we will cross the river Adige, which is more familiar to us from skiing experiences. We will arrive in Chioggia, a fishing town with many canals, so that it is called “little Venice”, early enough to have time for a trip to the seashore, where you can see the devices to protect precious Venice from frequent floods. They call them MOSE, however the reasons for the name you will find out on the spot.

Distance:38,3 km
Gain:25 m
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:

DAY 5:

Across the Venetian Islands


  • the fishing “capital” of Chioggia, views of Venice from the Venetian islands, the islands of Burano and Torcello

In the morning in Chioggia, we will load the bikes onto the ferry, which is a kind of a city bus in this area criss-crossed by many canals, and transfer to the first Venetian island of Pellestrina and later to the second and much more famous island of Lido – who does not know the famous Venice Film Festival, which attracts so many celebrities from the world of film every year? Our accommodation will be not far from the port, so we will took advantage to visit another two very famous Venetian islands Burano and Torcello.

Distance: 37,2 km
Gain:7 m
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:
Accommodation:Cavallino Treporti 

DAY 6:

To the Golden Sands of Caorle


  • the rivers of Piave, Sila and Lemene, the towns of Jesolo and Caorle

We will leave surroundings of Venice through the town of Jesolo and cycle along the Piave River, where one century ago the Austro-Hungarian army moved the Isonzo Front after the “Miracle at Kobarid”. This was the end of the first world war. The famous writer Ernest Hemingway was a volounteer of the First World War, too, and has been even wounded there. However, he lived for some time in a yellow brick house near a channel, which we will visit. We will end our day by cycling through the nature park to the “golden” sandy beaches of the resort town of Caorle

Distance:53,3 km
Gain: 57 m
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:

DAY 7:

By Land and Sea Past the Golden Dunes


  • The resort town of Lignano Sabbiadoro, remnants of World War I, important outposts and roads of the Roman Empire

We will start the morning with a “cycling parade” along the golden sands of Caorle. The route will lead us to a watery area interspersed with many canals, where we will board a ship that will avoid a big bend, but at the same time enjoy a tour of the picturesque sea lagoons. We will disembark in the village of Bibbione, a resort town with many sandy beaches, along which we will continue our journey to the town of Lignano Sabbiadoro, which we will avoid and continue our journey through the nature reserve of the river Stella to the fishing village of Marano lagunare, where we will spend the night..

Distance:62 km
Gain:21 m
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:
Accommodation:Marano lagunare

DAY 8:

To the Delta of the Isonzo River and a Little Turther Along it


  • Aquillea – Oglej, a town under UNESCO protection, paths, tracks and towns along the river Soča

In the morning, the route will lead us past the town of Cervigniano – Červinjan, which is already part of Friuli, to Aquileja – Oglej, a town that during the Roman Empire was the main outpost for the conquest of the territories of present-day Slovenia, Austria, etc.. We will continue to the last river delta along our route – the Soča river, which we will follow along its banks all the way to Gorizia – Gorica.

Distance:82,1 km
Gain:118 m
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:


Upon registration:

  • Pay the mandatory 30% of advance payment at the time of booking
  • Check the contents of the confirmation email
  • Meet any requirements from the confirmation email

At least one month before the trip:

  • Arrange insurance (Coris or similar)
  • Carefully read the travel confirmation email, as it may contain very important information
  • Pay the last installment

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Guided travel is suitable for those who want their trip to be as carefree and relaxing as possible: we take care of your accommodation, arrange for you in advance cyclists tailored, indigenous and healthy meals, book tours (even in attractions that are open only on request or occasionally), we transport your luggage and come to the rescue in case of technical problems with the bike or other equipment.

On this guided trip, you will get to know the wonderful cities full of history and pulse along the northern coast of the Adriatic Sea. You may have passed them countless times, while going by the highway to Venice and further to Italy, but even today you do not know that they exist and how beautiful and picturesque they are, as well as the canals and shallow lagoons that surrounds them. The terrain is almost completely flat, so choosing else than a classic bike (without an e-drive) is almost pointless.

The price of a guided trip with GremoZelena includes:

  • 8 days of cycling
  • 7 nights in accommodations ***
  • 7 breakfasts
  • transportation by boat through the lagoon
  • entrance fees according to the program
  • luggage transport
  • companion vehicle for technical and durability issues
  • digital trail guide

The price of the trip is valid for 1 person in a double room in a group of 6 people and for a predetermined departure date.

If you would like to travel at a different time, change the length of the daily cycling sections or add a day or more for additional sightseeing or rest, please contact us for a customized offer.


  • rental of bicycles or other equipment (on request)
  • sleeping in a single room

Not included in the price

  • accident insurance and travel cancellation insurance
  • personal safety and cycling equipment
  • anything else that is not stated to be included

We recommend self-guided tours for travelers who know how to navigate a route based on a map or GPS track and already have experience with self-guided travel. If the above description does not apply to you, a guided tour is likely to be more enjoyable and relaxing. 

The prices of self-guided tours depend on the number of travelers traveling together in the same time slot and at the same destination. The prices listed below are based on the calculation of prices for sleeping of two people in double rooms – for all other wishes, contact us for your appropriate offer. We can also arrange luggage transportation between destinations for you, so that your travels will be more relaxed and carefree.

The price of a self-guided trip  "The water kingdom along the northern Adriatic coast" is:  860 € (accommodation in double room). If you have different wishes or needs, send a request for a special offer

The price INCLUDES

  • 8 days of cycling
  • 7 nights in 3/4 star hotels or accommodation of same quality
  • 7 breakfasts
  • a navigation package containing GPS tracks
  • digital guide with a description of the route and attractions


  • Surcharge for single room 180 €
  • rental of bicycles or other equipment (on request)

NOT INCLUDED in the price:

  • accident insurance and travel cancellation insurance
  • personal safety and cycling equipment
  • drinks with meals included in the package
  • anything else that is not stated to be included

Do you want a trip tailored to your capabilities and desires?

Would you like to choose another starting point or the end of the route; are you worried that your fitness routine is not sufficient?

Send us an inquiry to our e-mail address or via the website and we will do our best to meet your wishes and expectations. 

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    Mostly flat terrain, only shorter lower hills are possible
    Slightly hilly terrain, ascents and descents are shorter and technically and fitness-wise undemanding
    Hilly terrain, ascents and descents can be longer and steeper
    Hilly terrain, ascents and descents can be very long and technically demanding
    Mountainous terrain, very demanding ascents and descents on single tracks, tows or otherwise demanding trails that require a high level of fitness and technical skills

    EASY: Relaxed cycling, suitable for beginners and families who want cycling experiences. There is a lot of time and opportunities on the way to stop and relax, and the terrain is undemanding in terms of altitude – mostly flat or with gentle slopes. The road surfaces are also undemanding – asphalt or well-paved and smooth gravel. As a rule, the lengths of daily sections do not exceed 35 kilometers.
    MEDIUM EASY: Suitable for occasional cyclists – mostly undemanding cycling, but some days can also contain longer easy ascents or descents or shorter more demanding ascents or descents. The lengths of the daily sections are on average between 25 and 55 kilometers per day.
    MEDIUM DEMANDING: Suitable for cyclists with an active lifestyle who cycle regularly. The cycling sections are longer and more demanding in terms of fitness. Medium-demanding terrain can also contain longer and steeper ascents and descents. The lengths of daily sections of mostly road-cycling tours are on average between 45 and 75 kilometers, and touring-cycling tours more than 30 kilometers.
    DEMANDING: Suitable for very active and well-prepared cyclists who want more demanding cycling challenges. Medium to very demanding terrains can also contain longer and steeper ascents and descents. The lengths of daily road and cycling sections are on average between 65 and 85 kilometers, while touring cycling sections are correspondingly shorter, but at least more than 40 km.
    VERY DIFFICULT: The most demanding cycling challenges. Suitable for excellent cyclists with high fitness level for longer cycling tours. These can be either typical road-cycling tours with daily sections longer than 85 kilometers or cycling tours on demanding terrains where the daily sections are shorter, but in any case longer than 50 kilometers and demanding both in height gain and surfaces.


    On demand


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