Jesolo, what to do: Bike, Handbike and Inclusion

Lido di Jesolo is not only a well-known seaside resort but it is also a place to discover history and culture without sacrificing fun and activities for the little ones.

Located in the highest part of the Venetian Lagoon, it is squeezed between the Piave and Sile rivers; Equipped with very pleasant and safe cycle paths, which allow you to take walks even with the little ones at their first experiences with the bicycle.

The tour I did, and that I recommend you try, starts from Piazza Brescia where next to the IAT the route begins by taking via XIII Martiri to the roundabout where the Jesolo provincial road begins which arrives at Jesolo old walls (archaeological area) to continue along the Sile river to Lio Maggiore.

Person in the foreground indicating the Girolivenza bike route on the signboard
Directions are clearly visible

The round trip is 36 km long with many interesting stops.

 

1st stop – Cà Sillis, an inclusive playground

Just before arriving in Jesolo Paese you can take a break with your children at the Cà Sillis playground, where you will find greenery, fountains and many games, including inclusive games. There are also sports fields for adults.

 

inclusive swing in playground
Inclusive swing at Cà Sillis
Inclusive carousel at Cà Sillis
Inclusive carousel at Cà Sillis

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd stage – Archaeological area – Ancient Wallshttps://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiche_Mura

Popular legend has it that the cathedral, of which only a few remains can now be seen, was torn down by Attila King of the Huns. In the IAT office in Piazza Brescia you will find an exhibition area where you can see some mosaics and there is a wooden model of the church that you can touch to understand its original shapes.

person in the foreground, in the background the archaeological area of Jesolo Paese
In the background the archaeological area of the Abbey of Jesolo
Scale model of the Abbey of Jesolo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Jesolo Paese, continue up the Sile river on the embankment, with a low-traffic route. After crossing the bridge over the Sile, turn left towards Torre del Caigo, where you will have to take Via Lio Maggiore.

 

3 stage Torre Caligo or Torre Caigohttps://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_Caligo

Over the years it has performed various functions, especially that of toll for the huge commercial traffic that passed through it, connecting the Piave with the Venetian Lagoon and Venice.

From this point the road becomes unpaved but well trodden, with some scattered gravel mounds.

The route is very evocative and winds for the most part through the countryside until it reaches the border with the Venetian Lagoon, of which it outlines its outline up to Lio Maggiore, at the La Barena farmhouse.

 

An information table on the itineraries of the Great WarView of the Jesolo Lagoon from Agriturismo La Barena

Glimpse of the lagoon with a house in the background

two people in the foreground on a boat in the Jesolo Lagoon

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is possible to climb the embankment of the Lagoon, overcoming a bumpy dirt ramp. From this point it is possible to contemplate the entire lagoon.

Especially in this stretch you can admire the typical vegetation of the lagoon and, depending on the season, enjoy the colors that it will give you. Lagoon birds are very sensitive to noise and if you know how to move with due caution you can see flamingos, egrets, moorhens, cormorants, herons and many other inhabitants of the salt marshes in their natural habitat. If you are a birdwatching lover, I recommend a visit to this page full of information about the inhabitants of the Venetian lagoon. https://www.birdingveneto.eu/venezia/guida/bwonve.html

 

Utility

If you need to maintain your bicycles or handbikes, you will find a covered point on the Sile river where you will find some tools, near the San Giovanni bridge (pedestrian and cycle bridge).

Bike emergency station for maintenance
Near the Sile you will find a bike station

 

Criticality

The most critical point of the route will be found in Jesolo Paese where, after crossing the bridge over the Cavetta canal, it is necessary to leave the protected path to cross the road on which to continue to the intersection with Via Antiche Mura, where the archaeological area is located.

 

Bike Bus

An ATVO service that connects the entire Veneto coast from Punta Sabbioni to Bibione, transporting bicycles and people from June to September. You can learn more here https://www.atvo.it/it-linea-litoranea-bike.html

How to get to Jesolo

You can get to Jesolo with ATVO buses, departing from the Mestre train station or from the Venice and Treviso airports. The buses always have a platform for boarding and transporting wheelchairs, they also guarantee assistance for blind people and the transport of guide dogs. My advice is to always advise of your needs, so you avoid all the unforeseen events of the last moment.

For information and reservations

+39 0421 594 511

segreteria@atvo.it

www.atvo.it

Where to sleep

To sleep, the facilities of the V4A Network in Jesolo that offer Accessible Hospitality are at this link

Download the Jesolo Accessible Hospitality Guide at this link

Contacts:

Tourist Information Office – I.A.T. :

Tel 0421370601

e-mail info@turismojesolo.it

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