To get to know the Po delta in the best way you have to do it slowly, following the rhythm of the river and the banks of the river become in most cases pleasant cycling routes. From the top of the banks you can observe the environments that characterize it: woods, countryside, lagoons, fishing valleys and of course the river that slowly meets the sea.
Day 1: indivual arrival in Chioggia.
Accommodation in structure and free time available for visiting the characteristic lagoon town, known as the “little Venice”.
Day 2: Rosolina Mare – Ca’ Venier 55 km
Transfer from Chioggia to Rosolina Mare (to avoid taking the very dangerous state road 309 by bike). From here starts the bike tour, one of the most suggestive itineraries of the Delta, the route of the northern valleys, a route that allows you to admire a truly amazing landscape: extensive mirrors of brackish water, lagoons, embankments covered with typical halophilous vegetation and numerous species of birds that find their ideal environment here.
At the end of the road the ferry service allows you to cross the Po di Levante to continue along the southern valley road, from Porto Levante, a small fishing village, to Scannarello and from here, thanks to the boat bridge over the Po di Maistra, to Boccasette.
At this point, you can continue on to Pila, the last inhabited place before the main mouth of the river and from here embark for a pleasant boat ride, or go towards Ca’ Venier, cross the bridge over the river and reach the accommodation facility.
From Pila, continue cycling along the embankment of the Po di Pila to Ca’ Venier, cross the bridge over the river and finally reach the Agriturismo for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Ca’ Venier – Mesola 45/50 Km
Departure towards the Oasis of Ca’ Mello, a marshy area of particular environmental interest overlooking the Sacca degli Scardovari. This is one of the most extensive lagoons of the Delta, especially important for the breeding of molluscs (mussels and clams). On the other side you can admire large expanses of flooded fields used as rice fields. You can reach the small village of Santa Giulia.
The itinerary continues by crossing the boat bridge over the Po di Gnocca and then over the Po di Goro, passing on the Emilia side of the Park. Continue along the Destra Po cycle path to Goro, an important fishing port. It is possible to make an excursion on board a small boat to the mouth of the Po. Finally, you will reach the structure for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Mesola – Comacchio 42 Km
Reach the Mesola Forest Nature Reserve. Possibility to make a really exclusive excursion with an electric minibus, which in groups of max 8 pax allows you to enter the part of the Reserve normally not accessible to the public. Here live quietly about two hundred deer,s the last specimens of an autochthonous species (optional excursion with supplement).
The itinerary continues along the woods as far as Taglio della Falce (11.5 km), and then continues along the Adriatic coast, first through the lush pine forest, then through the seaside resorts of the Lidi di Comacchio, as far as Porto Garibaldi (19.5 km). You cross the canal by ferry to Lido delle Nazioni and from here, along the embankment with a panoramic view of the Comacchio valleys, you finally reach Comacchio (km 11).
Accommodation in the B&B in the historical centre.
Day 5: Comacchio
Visit to Comacchio, we recommend a visit to the Manifattura dei Marinati, a museum-workshop for the production of the typical marinated eel of Comacchio, to the Museo del Delta Antico, which contains important evidence from the past, and a boat trip in the Comacchio Valleys, which allows you to appreciate a beautiful view and above all to see the pink flamingos that many live in this vast lagoon.
Tsf in Chioggia to pick up the vehicles or in Ferrara Railway Station.