The Sile is the longest resurgence river in Europe: it begins at an altitude of 23 meters above sea level and flows through the Marca of Treviso and flows into the Venetian coast. The itinerary follows the river in one of the the most suggestive stretch where the relationship man - river develops between modernity and tradition. We bike in the heart of the Natural Park of the River Sile with its lush nature, Venetian villas and villages
  • Travelling time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Family
  • Why we love it: For the enchanting scenery created by the river, for the Venetian villas and the rich fauna of the waterway
  • Length: 40 km
  • Total Elevation Gain: 0 m
  • Way to travel: by bike
  • Cost: 0 €
  • Our Advice: The Cycle Path of Sile river, that we leave in Quarto d'Altino, continues until the beautiful Jesolo.

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.

 

Treviso and one of its canal
Treviso and one of its canal, photo by Antonio Cinotti via Flickr

 

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 Nature along the Sile
The Nature along the Sile, ph. by Wikimedia

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.

Along the river in the village of Casier
Along the river in the village of Casier, photo by Nicola Centenaro via Flickr

 

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.

 

View of Venice
Venice, photo by amira_a via Flickr

 

Cover image: Alont Sile river, photo by Guido Andolfato via Flickr

Author: Chiara Marras

 

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