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Jesolo is the perfect holiday destination for everyone, because it groups together many diverse possible experiences. You have the crystal clear sea, the long beach full of facilities, and the endless seafront full of nightlife. But there is also an enchanted landscape, where a continuous collaboration and struggle between man and water has given rise to a beautiful World Heritage Site that is worthy of admiration and protection.

If you are a trekking lover, here in Jesolo you will find many paths to explore the hinterland or the most beautiful beach in the Upper Adriatic. Or you can join the ranks of Nordic Walking Jesolo, practicing this fun and dynamic form of fitness, and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Here are some ideas of routes, with different lengths and difficulties, which you can decide to tackle entirely or only some parts. These and other itineraries are available in the wonderful book “Escursioni: Laguna Nord di Venezia by Michele Zanetti.

ROUTES

 

Jesolo, il Piave e la Cavetta
  • Lunghezza: 23,8 km in bicicletta + 2,4 a piedi 
  • Tempi di percorrenza: 4h 15′ 
  • Difficoltà tecniche: alcuni chilometri di percorso di svolgono su strada a fondo ghiaioso; prestare attenzione in particolare al breve tratto Ponte di Barche–Ponte del Revedoli, per la precarietà del fondo stradale in alcuni punti 
  • Periodo consigliato: primavera, estate e autunno 
  • Interessi prevalenti: paesaggistico-naturalistico-storico 

Il percorso 

Dai giardini del piazzale antistante la chiesa di Jesolo Paese, si procede lungo la riva del Sile-Piave Vecchia in direzione di Jesolo Lido. Si supera il ponte e si raggiunge un incrocio con un semaforo. Da qui si prende la sinistra, in direzione di Eraclea, e si raggiungono un secondo semaforo ed un secondo ponte. Si procede quindi lungo il Provinciale: percorsi circa 2.5 km si supera un incrocio sovrastato dal segnale “Jesolo”; 200 m più avanti si imbocca la laterale destra Cà Fornera e si lascia la strada provinciale. 

Giunti all’incrocio del centro di Cà Fornera, si gira a sinistra, passando accanto ad una casa poderale abbandonata, e si procede lungo lo stradone in rettilineo che attraversa le campagne della località Castellana. Si attraversa quindi una verde campagna, si superano alcune case rurali fino a scorgere gli edifici dell’Agenzia Castellana. Si gira quindi a sinistra, risalendo l’argine del Piave e immettendosi sulla rotatoria di via Massaua. Si prende quindi la destra e si prosegue in direzione Cortellazzo, fino ad arrivare al ponte di barche. Da qui si può decidere se oltrepassarlo, pagando un modesto pedaggio, andando in direzione Revedoli; oppure si può tornare sulla sponda jesolana del Piave, superare il ristorante e seguire un sentiero lungo il margine del fiume.  

Ripreso il percorso ciclabile, si arriva al centro di Cortellazzo, che nel tempo ha conservato e incrementato la propria tradizione peschereccia. Dopo la visita alla località, si supera il ponte girevole e si riprende la direzione Jesolo Paese. 

Caposile, Jesolo and Salsi The River, the countryside, the fishing valleys

  • Length: 20.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Technical difficulties: the provincial road in Jesolo and the local road in Salsi are particularly busy during the summer months.

The two unpaved sections of the route can be uneven or muddy in rainy weather.

  • Recommended period: spring and autumn
  • Other useful information: In the summer and autumn months you can buy fruit, vegetables and plants directly from producers along the Caposile-Jesolo stretch.
  • Main points of interest: scenery / nature / history

The Surroundings

The route unfolds from Caposile to Jesolo on the banks of the Sile. You will explore a typical river environment, with luxuriant nature as a backdrop to the calm flow of the river. Active all year round.

The outing is also interesting due to the diversity of environments and landscapes that will unfold before you. Luxuriant reeds and countryside orchards alternate in an enchanting mix of natural and man-made elements, with small communities of farmers dotted around the area.

A completely different lagoon to that previously imagined, but no less charming, covered with intensely perfumed, dense hedges, which then open out onto the wide picture of spaces that man has occupied without taking over.

From Santa Maria di Piave to Lio Maggiore The lagoon of great horizons

  • Length: 22.4 km
  • Duration: 3h
  • Technical difficulties: a large part of the route progresses along a fairly quiet gravelly road, but large puddles can form in rainy weather
  • Recommended Period: all seasons
  • Other Useful Information: S. Maria Di Piave can be reached from the Caposile-Jesolo provincial road, the village is located 3.5 km from Caposile. Apart from some private houses, there are no stop-off points for a large part of the route
  • Main points of interest: scenery / nature / ethnography

The Surroundings

From Torre Caligo, a fort with defensive functions dating back to Roman times, you move along a dusty road on the banks of the Caligo Canal, from which the tower takes its name.

This route was very important in the past. All goods bound for Lio Maggiore passed through here, where the large Venetian ships set off from in the direction of the East. Unfortunately, only a few traces of this glorious past can still be seen along the route. Periodically, the waters in these areas regain possession of lands that were taken from them in “reclamation robberies”. A constant struggle between man and nature that is channelled into the typical landscape of the sandbank, made up of flat lands that are periodically submerged by the tides.

The dusty road becomes increasingly narrow and, almost suddenly, you will find yourself surrounded only by water, in the middle of an absolutely unique landscape, where the blues of lagoon and sky merge taking on fantastic purple and gold reflections during the first lights of dawn and sunset.

From Jesolo to the gates of Cavallino The silences of the Sile-Piave Vecchia

  • Length: 20.5 km by bike; 21.3 km on foot
  • Duration: 2h 45m cycling; 6h 30m walking
  • Technical difficulties: most of the Jesolo-Porte del Cavallino road is gravelly There are stretches on the left-hand bank of the Sile-Piave Vecchia with high grasses that can obstruct the path
  • Recommended Period: all seasons
  • Other Useful Information: on the Jesolo-Porte del Cavallino route it is forbidden to leave the path and go into the fields. The area is part of the Wildlife and Hunting Association and is strictly monitored. Be aware of where access is not allowed at the port of Piave Vecchia.
  • Main points of interest: scenery / nature / history

The Surroundings

The route starts from the mouth of the Sile, just outside Jesolo. The river setting with its mighty reeds provide a backdrop to your excursion for many kilometres.

Continuing past the river bank you will come to the valley of Dragojesolo. The area, in between the River Sile and the Venetian Lagoon, is characterised by the vastness of landscapes that merge, and along the road you can see unique and compelling agricultural sights.

Once you are at the port of Piave Vecchia, you will almost suddenly come across the effects of tourist urbanisation, but once you go beyond this strip of land the untouched Lagoon opens up before you. A refuge for majestic bird life, best shown by the mallard, symbol of the area.

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