Venice by bicycle
Venice historic centre is completely pedestrian, it is not allowed to ride bikes nor any other cycles, not even carrying them by hand. It is only allowed to carry bikes by hand exclusively in the short itinerary going from Venice-Piazzale Roma, across Costituzione bridge, and then going along Santa Lucia street, until the Scalzi Bridge.
For those arriving in Mestre by bike and directed to Venice, a bike-park is available with more than 800 places nearby Venezia-Mestre railway station, in Trento street. In Piazzale Roma, the main access point to Venice, there is a new secure parking service for bicycles inside the Municipal Garage, made of 100 boxes that can be purchased online or directly at the parking. Comfortable and safe, BiciPark Venezia is the ideal solution for those who want to reach the city by bike, moving for study, work, tourism or simply for a tour to discover the cycle routes of the Lagoon.
Venice mainland has plenty of green areas: great urban parks - Parco San Giuliano and Parco Albanese - as well as a 230-hectare area of woodland, that can be visited by bike lanes. All these green areas can be quite easily reached from Mestre historic centre by bycicle, thanks to an extensive network of cycling and walking routes.
To go to Lido and Pellestrina islands with your bike, you can only use special public transport routes:
- the ACTV ferry-boat services connecting Tronchetto terminal to Lido of Venice
- the ACTV boat routes connecting Cavallino littoral to Lido and Pellestrina islands and to Chioggia historic centre
- the boat route Fusina-Alberoni.
You can hire bikes using Venice's public cycle hire scheme, Movi by Mobike. There are 800 bikes and 200 e-bikes to hire around Venice. Bikes can be hired using the official app (download the app from the App store or get it on Google Play). Look for the nearest available bike or ebike on the map. Scan the QR code on the bike or ebike ad enjoy the ride. Park responsibly and lock your Movi. Check your app to make sure you ended your trip and followed parking rules.
In the territory of Venice there are also: