Islands and lagoons of the Adriatic Coast: Part 4 Venezia to Lignano Sabbiadoro

Published on:  | Last updated: 3 January 2020

Casoni, near Caorle

Casoni, near Caorle

The road along the northern edge of the Cavallino island is very quiet - the and you’d never guess that there were so many mega campsites nearby (on the Adriatic side of the island). There’s also a pista ciclabile along the Via Fausta which is part of the Percorso delle Verdure (the ‘Vegetables Route’ - away from the beach the area is a big centre for market gardens).

After Cavallino there’s the option of going via the seaside resorts of Eraclea Mare and Jesolo Lido or taking an unsur­faced route to Jesolo (not to be confused with the Lido di Jesolo resort). I took the Jesolo option which was again very quiet only the occasional sight of high-rise buildings to remind me what I was missing. Jesolo itself was an attractive little town and might be worth consid­ering as a place to stay the night.

Caorle, on the other hand, was a place that existed before tourism and it still has an attractive centro storico which is worth a wander. Lots of restaurants and bars. The main part of the resort is beyond the point with the church and campanile (bell tower). As Italian seaside resorts go this one, with its hotels painted in pastel shades is a nice one. There’s a promenade with a huge beach - ombrelloni (beach umbrellas) as far as the eye can see, but still plenty of space if you fancy a picnic and or a swim.

Near to to the Falconera is the start of an unsur­faced cycle path (percorso ciclo-pedonale) that leads along the lagoon side past the casoni - huts with roofs and walls built from reeds. Possibly a style of building that goes back thousands of years. Well worth the detour.


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If you turn left at Jesolo, after a short road connection you can pick up the Veneto Tourism route along the Sile river to Treviso and beyond. More inform­ation and gps downloads here. This takes you to within striking distance of Treviso airport.

The Via Claudia Augusta also reaches the coast near Jesolo and this offers a useful option if you want a long-distance route going north. It would also be a good option if you are coming from the north - if you are aiming to finish a tour at Venezia then for my money it would better to avoid the horrible road across the causeway and instead head for the islands, find somewhere to stay and leave your bike, and then take the boat into Venezia. 

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Places to stay

Hotels and B&Bs

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I use to find and book places to stay when there are no campsites in the area. The large majority of hotels and many hostels are now on ‘Booking’. I like it because it means that I can get almost-instant confirm­ation. The rating system is also a reliable guide to the quality of the accommodation.

I’ve never had a problem finding places to keep my bike —even if it’s a cupboard or store room. I always use the ‘special requests’ field on the booking form to tell the hotel that I’m travelling with a bike, which gives them the oppor­tunity to let me know if there’s a problem.

Many properties offer free cancel­lation but it’s a good idea to check the condi­tions as these vary from property to property.


There are lots of campsites along the Cavallino/Treporti/Jesolo coastal strip, and more north of Caorle and at Bibione. 

Note, however, that if you are travelling in early May it’s important to check campsite opening dates - most of the campsites between Jesolo and Treporti were closed when I cycled this stretch in 2012, although there were two excep­tions the Campeggio Falconera near Caorle and the Camping Marelago at the purpose-built resort of Altanea.

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Transport and services


The rail stations at Fossalta di Piave and Meolo are within easy reach of Jesolo. 

The nearest main station is at Treviso - pick up the Veneto Tourism route along the Sile river to Treviso. More inform­ation and gps downloads here.

The Veneto Tourism route takes you to within striking distance of Treviso airport.


Articles in this series

Casoni near Caorle

Casoni near Caorle (Veneto)

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