1° TAPPA: Chioggia – Porto Levante (38 km)
Starting from the center of Chioggia , we head south, crossing the bridge over the lagoon. It continues in this direction, also passing the last stretch of the Brenta River course. Immersed in a calm environment, you pass through the village of Cà Lino until you reach the banks of theAdige: here you intercept the bike path that runs along the banks of the river as far as Cavanella D’adige. It goes up eastward in the direction of Rosapineta to Portesine where it points south again to enter the Po Delta National Park.
The tour passes through a lake landscape of rare beauty, where flamingos, gulls and birds of all kinds can be seen. Continue in the direction of Porto Levante for about 10 km until you reach the north bank of the Po di Levante. Here a ferry service operates to transport you to the other side of the river, where the finish point of the stage is located.
Length: 38 km
Height difference in ascent: 30 m
Height difference on descent: 30 m
Highest point: 3 m
Lowest point: 0 m
Type of surface: asphalt
Municipality of departure: Chioggia
Starting location: Chioggia
Municipality of arrival: Porto Viro
Place of arrival: Porto Levante
Recommended period: all year round
The overall itinerary is a beautiful bike tour divided into ten stages, winding first within the Po Delta Park and then entering thehinterland in contact with the villages and places that have made the history of the lower Po Valley in the provinces of Ferrara and Ravenna.
It is just over 600 km of almost totally flat route (apart from one hilly stage), which can be easily undertaken in a week. The nature of the route provides for the possibility of easily changing its length, depending on the time and energy available.
Along the way, one is accompanied by an incessant evolution of the landscape landscape: from the lush lakeside wildlife of the Polesine to the cultivated fields and river courses that run through the plains, from the forests of the Apennine foothills to the small medieval fortified towns. Chioggia, the island of Donzella, the castles of Mesola and Ferrara, Argenta, Bagnacavallo, the oasis of Compotto, the basilicas of Ravenna, and the valleys of Comacchio are just some of the attractions that make this itinerary more unique than rare.