Bike tour with honey tasting on Sant' Erasmo Island


We will reach the Sant'Erasmo island, also known as the “Orto di Venezia” (Venice's garden), thanks to a 30 minutes Vaporetto ride through the lagoon. Once landed, we will walk through a small road passing canals and ditches, towards the bike rental place, where we can have a drink before getting on our countryside bikes. We will pass by the Torre Massimiliana, a 19th century Austrian fort sometimes used for art exhibitions and surrounded by a stagnant moat, started by the Napoleonic regime and finished by the Austrian. Then we will be ready to discover the island, the largest island in the Venetian lagoon, though it's only sparsely populated! Indeed seven hundred farmers still plow its fields supplying not only the typical purple-hued artichokes (“carciofo violetto di Sant'Erasmo”) but also asparagus, squash, tomatoes, and cardoons locals buy at the Rialto market and that you can enjoy in every Venice's restaurant. Once a rural retreat for aristocrats, the islands now provides a largely tourist-free refuge for Venetian families who moor their boats along its mud banks and picnic on its sandy beaches. The landscape is flat, and therefore biking will be very easy and dotted with farms and rural small-holdings. It couldn't be more different from Venice, whose bell-towers and churches can be seen on the skyline. We will reach the northern part, facing across the water and mud banks towards the islands of Burano, whose colored houses can just be distinguished, and San Francesco del Deserto, a monastery inhabited by Franciscan monks. We will then reach one of the few notable building on the island, the church, facing the lagoon. In this extremely particular landscape, not only artichokes and vegetable taste special but also flowers! And bees know that very well. We will have the opportunity to try the special honey produced here, whose taste is unique! Our experience will end with an optional visit to a local winery and, if you wish, a wine tasting of produces coming from the local vineyards. Feel free to ask me for more details! And of course, my experience is private and can be 100% personalized to your wishes!

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