Rotta del Sale bike trail

Il Rotta del Sale bike Trail is a route of 278 km in nature within the Po Delta Park.

The cycling itinerary joins the traditional Salt Route by sea, a heritage of the city, which the historic boats travel with their cargo of salt every year from the canal port of Cervia to the Serenissima.

The route, departing from Cervia and arriving in Venice, crosses naturalistic landscapes of great value and unique beauty, entering areas and natural reserves such as the green pine forests of Ravenna, the mouth of the Bevano river, the Comacchio valleys, the Volano Oasis, the Bosco della Mesola and the Valleys of the Veneto Delta, and touches the cities of Ravenna, Comacchio and Chioggia, finally arriving in Venice with a bike and boat ride between Pellestrina and Lido di Venezia.



km: 278 km
difference in height: flat
road surface: dirt roads, paths, cycle paths, asphalt
Recommended bikes: mountain bikes, trekking bikes, gravel bikes

Download the maps in gpx

Route Rotta del Sale Bike Trail

Rotta del Sale Bike Trail in Tour

Take part in the weekend dedicated to the offroad Salt Route from Cervia to Venice, the guided excursion open to all.
Admire from the saddle of the bike – and without other thoughts – the nature and landscapes of the Po Delta Park; experience the atmosphere and flavors of the seaside villages of Comacchio and Chioggia.

The Tour in 3 stages

Cervia-Comacchio, km 98

Comacchio-Chioggia, km 115

Chioggia-Venezia, km 36

includes the accompaniment of the guide, overnight stays, transfers and luggage transport.

Info and reservations: Cervia Turismo


The itinerary

The cycling route that connects Cervia and Venice can be used in different stages that allow you to make the route modular at will. The itinerary tested during the inauguration of the route in July 2018, has 3 main stages and is recorded with a gpx track that can be downloaded from the site of the Rotta del Sale bike trail.


  • Cervia – Comacchio

Before reaching Comacchio and its valleys, we cross wonderful natural reserves, such as the Foce del Bevano, the Ortazzo and the Ortazzino and the Ravenna pine forests. The route is enriched with culture as it passes through Ravenna, a city of Byzantine mosaics and Comacchio, a witness to the ancient processing of eels and marinades.

  • Comacchio – Chioggia

A route through the Volano Oasis, the Delta boat bridges, the Sacca degli Scardovari, the Oasis of Ca Mello and the Bagliona Valley up to Chioggia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site also called Little Venice.

  • Chioggia – Venezia

Last stop by bike and boat from Cà Roman, Pellestrina, Malamocco, S. Maria del Mare up to Lido and then land in splendid Venice. This is the final section of the route of the Sale Bike Trail.


Cervia Turismo
Torre San Michele, Via Arnaldo Evangelisti 4
Tel. 0544 916280
Fax. 0544 972911

Take a holiday at the Hotel Lem Casadei in Cervia and bring your bike!


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