Costa Rica Traverse

I have postponed sending this letter until now so as to be uninfluenced by post-trip emotions, as it were. But even 9 months on, I still cannot help but praise this expedition. It was a wonderful mixture of guides & people. The grade was enough to focus you on the task in hand, and to get a real feeling & respect for the land. The kindness & generosity displayed by ALL of the WE representatives on the trip all complimented the experience, turning it away from a regular organised expedition and into something more - something that has fed and quickened soul - and for adventure. Thank you.

Simon Stuart | Gloucester

Venice to Florence Cycle

Between the two romantic cities of Florence and Venice is the unknown Italy, where vineyards and endless sunflower fields merge with orchards and charming villages, where the river landscape has played an integral part in the regions history and local fisherman wave as you cycle past their pole-huts lining the canals. The relaxed cycle route winds away from Venice along the Adriatic coast, reminding you of the previously strong Venetian dominance over the seas. Taking in the artistic culture and historical legacies entwined in the region of Emilia-Romagna, where mosaics, ceramics and cuisine are some of the noted specialties, there are endless opportunities to stop and absorb the attractions. Interspersed with short train and ferry rides, the final stage to Florence is a fitting end to this engaging cycle journey.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrrive Mestre
DAY 2 Cycle across Freedom bridge to Venice and on to Chioggia (35km)
DAY 3 Follow the Adige River through fertile fields to the charming town of Adria (50km)
DAY 4 Along the Po River to Comacchio (65km)
DAY 5 Cycle to the mosaic town of Ravenna via the Po Delta Nature Park (65km)
DAY 6 Cycle to the foothills of the Apennine range and the town of Brisighella (55km)
DAY 7 Train to Borgo San Lorenzo then continue by bike to Florence (35km)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

This is hard. There are lots of memorable parts. Probably the most awesome part was the long downhill into Florence on the final day.

B. O'Regan. Christchurch, New Zealand

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Trip Code: VFC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling
Next Trip:  Every Saturday from 9 Apr to 8 Oct
price: $1,199.00 USD

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Options & Supplements*
Single Supplement US $240
Single Traveller Surcharge US $260
Electric Bike Supplement US $130
H High Season Surcharge US $80
M Mid Season Surcharge US $48

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