Published on: 18 March 2013 | Last updated: 3 January 2020
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I have to admit that the route out of Verona isn’t particularly inspiring - it looks like there is an off-road route that you can take through the Parco dell’ Adige Sud but, I couldn’t confirm it so I opted for a road route.
After the initial stretch through the suburbs of Verona the route turns off the road and follows the cycleway along the south (destra) bank of the river. From here to the border with Rovigo its a lovely cruisey ride on a new tarmac cycleway. At Rovigo the cycleway is replaced by unsurfaced roads - but still a tranquil easy ride. If you prefer you can cross over to the north bank and follow the local roads. These seemed pretty quiet.
The route connects with the Islands and Lagoons of the Adriatic coast route. You could use it to head for Venezia or turn south for Ravenna. Alternatively you could turn off the route and head for Ferrara.
Places to stay
Campsites are few and far between until you get to the coast. The nearest to the route is the Agriturismo Alba at Baone near Este - or there’s the Campeggio Estense at Ferrara. There are plenty of campsites at Rosalina Mare on the coast. There are also lots of hotels and campsites at Chioggia - see the continuation to Chioggia.
For travellers on a budget, hostels may be the best option. At Legnago, there’s the Ostello Adige (Booking.com: Ostello Adige). Other hostels within reach of the route include (in order of proximity) :
Transport and services
There are stations at Rovigo and Adria.
Articles in this series
- The Adige: from the mountains to the sea: Overview
- The Adige: from the mountains to the sea – Part 1
- The Adige: from the mountains to the sea – Part 2
- The Adige: from the mountains to the sea – Part 3
- The Adige: from the mountains to the sea – Part 4
- The Adige: from the mountains to the sea – variant