By bicycle on the Greenway del Sile: so you can reach the sea from Treviso on two wheels!

The Sile is the longest resurgence river in Europe. It springs in Vedelago, in the province of Treviso, then it flows into the sea in Jesolo, in the province of Venice. Since 2017, its shores are entirely accessible by bike from its source to its mouth: the green road that crosses the Regional Natural Park of the River Sile is called the GiraSile. It is an ecological corridor that extends over the whole Park, along the river.

Greenway del Sile
Photo by Fabio Sguazzin via
greenway sile, italy
Photo by Fabio Sguazzin via
Banks of the river Sile in Treviso, italy
Banks of the river Sile in Treviso, photo by Boris Maric, via Wikimedia

One hundred and fifty kilometers are reserved to slow mobility: 150 km accessible by bike, on foot, or, for water lovers, also by canoe.

Map of the Sile cycle route Treviso-Jesolo
Map of the Sile cycle route Treviso-Jesolo

It is not simply an alternative route to the conventional road network: the Greenway del Sile is a network of routes that connects a series of interesting sites: first of all Treviso, the city with historic walls; the Burci Cemetery, in the Casier area; the ancient Roman city of Altino; finally, the Via Claudia Augusta.

Sile Green Way nature
Photo by Threecharlie, via Wikimedia

Through this itinerary, we can for sure appreciate history and nature, but also cuisine. Along the way there are numerous taverns where you can stop to taste typical dishes of the area, accompanied by a glass of prosecco.
Finally, the route will end near Lido di Jesolo, where cyclists can find refreshment with a swim in the waters of the Adriatic Sea.

jesolo adriatic sea
Jesolo, Adriatic sea, Foto via
sunset on the Sile Greenway
Photo by Fabio Sguazzin via

The Sile River Natural Park, as well as the green road, have dedicated Internet sites, where you can find more information:

Cover image: photo by Fabio Sguazzin via

Author: Chiara Buosi

I am Chiara, I am 22 years old. I have been in love with the sea since I was a child: I love swimming and feeling the power of the waves around me. Ever since I moved to Trento to attend the University, I have also started to fall in love with the mountains and with all the challenges related to them. I think travelling is one of the most beautiful opportunities in life. Still, I also firmly believe that there are many ways to travel, including writing and listening to the people who wants to share their story with you.
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