With the renewal on Saturday, April 15, of the dedicated service for bicycle and passenger transport on weekends between Chioggia and Pellestrina, travelling by bicycle from Punta Sabbioni / Cavallino to Chioggia will be even easier.
Venice, April 12, 2017 - With the approach of summer, ACTV offers an integrated and functional service for lovers of cycling who wish to visit the beaches on the coast of the metropolitan city of Venice, or to simply make a trip between the sea and the lagoon. A long cycle route linking the North coast through to Punta Sabbioni and the south coast through to Chioggia - overlooking the stunning lagoon environment, will now be even more accessible to cycling tourists thanks to the increase in bicycle transport services on the two main water connections: the mouth of the port of Lido, between Punta Sabbioni and Lido, and the mouth of the port of Chioggia, between Pellestrina and Chioggia.
From last April 1, with the commencement of the spring timetables along the route Punta Sabbioni-Lido SME (line 14), two services in the morning and two in the afternoon are provided by motorboats in order to ensure the wide availability on board for the transport of bicycles in both directions. These services are available at the following times:
- departures from Punta Sabbioni to Lido SME at 8.00 and 11.30am and 3.30 and 4.30pm (the latter also stops at Lido S. Nicolò).
- departures from Lido SME to Punta Sabbioni at 8.59 and 10.29am, and 2.59 and 3.59pm.
From next Easter Saturday, during the weekend, the enhancement of the connection already in place between Chioggia and Pellestrina will be activated, revived this year after the success of the experiment carried out last summer. The motorboat, specially equipped and certified, carrying 40 bicycles and more than 100 passengers, and will connect Chioggia and the island of Pellestrina 12 times per day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The new service will have the following timetable:
- departures from Chioggia to Pellestrina Cimitero at 9.20 and 10.20am, 11.20am – 3.45pm, 4.45 and 5.45pm.
- departures from Pellestrina Cimitero to Chioggia at 9.50 and 10.50am, 11.50am - 4.15pm, 5.15 and 6.15pm.
The morning departures from Pellestrina Cimitero coincide with the arrival of the bus from Santa Maria del Mare.
Finally, please note that the cost of transporting bicycles is 1 euro per journey, in addition to the normal ticket price for passengers.