From Treviso, a quiet town with imposing city walls, picturesque canals and charming arcades, you can reach its more famous neighbor, Venice, with a nice tour by bike (and a short distance by train) surrounded by uncontaminated Venetian nature that has much to offer its visitors.
Between dirt roads and paved stretches, the bike path runs along the Sile river crossing a beautiful stretch of the Venetian plain, habitat, among wet meadows and water, of a rich flora and fauna.
The cycle-path starts just downstream of the historical center of Treviso, near the Bridge Ponte della Gobba, and continues on the left bank of the river towards Silea. We’ll come across beautiful examples of Venetian villas, wetlands and fluvial picturesque villages such as Casier and Casale sul Sile.
After the town of Quarto d'Altino, we leave the cycle-path of the Sile and head towards Mestre between country roads and cycle-path. Once in Mestre, you can easily catch a train that will take you in the beautiful and eternal Venice, for an evening among narrow streets and canals.
Cover image: Alont Sile river, photo by Guido Andolfato via Flickr
Author: Chiara Marras