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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.



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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

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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

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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.



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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

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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

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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

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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.

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