Day 60 – Venice to Arqua Polesine

91km of 3919km so far…

I woke up very early with a massive hung over, as I think I drunk two bootles of wine by my self the night before. I managed to go to sleep for another hour, before starting to pack my bike. Justin and Sam were leaving as well, so we said goodbies, exchanged emails and left the camp site.
From Venice you can take the ferry to Greece and initially I was thinking to end my trip there. But I don’t want to stop cycling yet. Since my knee feels better and I am not in a hurry to get back, I decided to go a bit further down and maybe take the boat from Ancona.
After spending three full on days in Venice, I wasn’t much for much. I took the quietest roads and headed for a hostel in a remote location by the Bianco canal. For most of the way there were cycle paths, so I didn’t have to deal with traffic, which was a good and smooth transition after spending three days off in a city without cars.

The morning cycle path

The morning cycle path

At Piove

At Piove

Another nice cyclepath

Another nice cyclepath

One of the rivers I crossed

One of the rivers I crossed

Train crossing

Train crossing

The Blanc canal

The Blanc canal

I got to the hostel at around 5pm. The staff there were very friendly and helpful with me. I was given a ground floor room so I can keep the bike with me overnight. The room had bathroom inside and six beds, but again nobody turned up, so overall a very good deal for just €17, the same amount I paid for camping opposite to Venice. It didn’t have wifi, but only a computer with a coin slot that charged €2 per hour. But again they appreciated the fact that I was traveling for so long, so they lend me their personal 3G USB key to use for a couple of hours for nothing.

6 thoughts on “Day 60 – Venice to Arqua Polesine

  1. irene

    hello!! nice your blog! remember hostel canalbianco and have good good luck! irene

  2. Ivor

    Good going, Georgio. I have been “following” you off and on since Ioanni told me you were cycling home. It’s an impressive ride!
    I am also very impressed how you have kept your baggage to a minimum, judging by your photos. When I rode around Brittany, (many moons ago) I had side panniers and top bags both back and front. – Too much!). I hope the weather warms up again for you!

  3. Georgios Post author

    Hi Irene,

    of course I remember. One of the best I’ve been in Italy.
    Thanks for taking the time to check the blog.
    =]

  4. Georgios Post author

    I think the less the better. Less weight, less time to pack/unpack, less washing, less to worry about.
    I know someone that travels for months with just one small rucksack.

  5. Georgios Post author

    Since the beginning the plan was to get the boat from Italy. The question was whether it will be from Venice, Ancona or Bari. I now I am cheating a little bit.

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