The best hotel for cyclists in Venice
It is forbidden to circulate by bicycle in the historic center of Venice, but if you’re looking for a hotel for cyclists in Venice, the Hotel Olimpia, for its unique location in Piazzale Roma , is the ideal base for cycling enthusiasts who want to include Venice in their itinerary. In fact, the region of Veneto offers amazing cycling routes that can be ridden in several stages, with an incredible variety of views: from Lake Garda, to the mountains of the Dolomites, the Euganean Hills, Venetian villas and the islands of the lagoon.
Arriving in Venice can prove difficult due to the ban on bicycle traffic, not to mention the lack of attended parking areas at which to leave bicycles – which is exactly why the Hotel Olimpia is your ideal choice! Via the nearby Venice Santa Lucia train station, or crossing the Ponte della Libertà which joins the historic center of Venice to the mainland, you’ll be in Piazzale Roma in just a few minutes. From the train station and Piazzale Roma, it’s just a short trek hand holding your bicycle right to the Hotel Olimpia, where a free parking area is available for bicycles inside a private garden.
The ciclovia bike trail of the islands
For our cycling enthusiast guests staying at Hotel Olimpia for several days, we recommend spending a day discovering the ciclovia biking itinerary of the islands. From Piazzale Roma, a short bike ride joins the Tronchetto, the departure point for ferries heading for the Venice Lido. From the Lido, take the ciclovia to the ancient hamlet of Malamocco, connected by another ferry boat to Pellestrina and Chioggia, renowned for great seafood restaurants and a delightfully enchanting blend of art, seaside splendour and the lagoon.