fbpx
Blogs Travel

Top Outdoor Activities in Venice

 

Venice is one of the most popular destinations for tourists taking a vacation in Italy. Most people choose this location so they can enjoy the architecture, history, and local culture. However, this is also a fantastic location for people who enjoy outdoor activities. Here are some of the top outdoor activities you can enjoy during a stay in Venice.

 

Lido

piotr-stefanski-766375-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Piotr Stefański on Unsplash

The island of Lido lies across the lagoon from Venice. There is a public beach on the main strip which is a great place to spend time relaxing on the sand or also trying some of the watersports available. Alberino is an undeveloped area on the island that is protected. The clear waters are ideal for swimming while a walk through this part of the island will allow you to admire the scenery and wildlife.

 

Cycling Along the Riviera del Brenta

riccardo-chiarini-266578-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Riccardo Chiarini on Unsplash

If cycling is an activity you enjoy, then the ideal place to enjoy a bike ride is along the Riviera del Brenta. By carrying on along this route, you can visit the smaller local towns. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes along the way if you want to stop for a rest and a bite to eat.

 

Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park

michal-kmet-591495-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Michal Kmeť on Unsplash

One of the most stunning places to visit during a stay in Venice is the nearby Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park. If you are experienced in cycling and hiking, then you will find plenty of spots to try out these activities. On the other hand, if you want a less strenuous activity, then simply taking a relaxing walk around the park gives you the opportunity to admire your beautiful surroundings.

 

Jesolo

jakob-owens-659141-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Located just outside Venice is the small town of Jesolo. Its coastal location means it is the ideal day trip for people who enjoy watersports. Snorkeling is a popular activity in this area and the beach is lined with cycling and jogging paths. If you choose to enjoy a meal in one of the seafront restaurants, you can enjoy spectacular views over the Adriatic Sea.

 

Porto Tolle

james-connolly-376514-unsplash.jpgPhoto by James Connolly on Unsplash

If you fancy taking an adventure outside Venice, then consider a trip to Porto Tolle. This city is located at the mouth of the River Po. It is a popular destination for those who enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. It is also a good spot for admiring the local wildlife.

 

Gondola Rides

jakob-owens-719425-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

No trip to Venice would be complete without taking a gondola ride. This is the perfect activity if you want to spend time outdoors without any physical exertion on your part. A gondola ride is also a wonderful way to take in the city from a different perspective.

 

The Dolomites

michal-kmet-474887-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Michal Kmeť on Unsplash

The most breath-taking natural feature in the local area is the Dolomites mountain range. There are plenty of tour operators who organize day trips there. It is also the closest place to Venice to enjoy winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing.

Main Image:Photo by Nicolò Di Giovanni on Unsplash

 

 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FREE T-SHIRT
No prize
Free Hoodie
Almost!
15% Discount
No Prize
Free Keychain
No luck today
10% Discount
Almost!
Win a prize from our store!
You have a chance to win free Italian t-shirt, hoodie, keychain, or discount! Good luck.
  • You can only spin the wheel once.
  • If you win, copy/paste your code at checkout on our store.
%d bloggers like this: