Bike tour and honey tasting on Sant’Erasmo island

4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Let's bike through the "Orto di Venezia" (Venice's "vegetable garden"), through artichokes fields and farms, admiring the Venice skyline from a very unusual view and tasting the unique honey produced only on this island.
Bike along the island banks and fields and enjoy a rare view of Venice from an unusual spot. Experience the unique natural beauty of the island, appreciating the relaxed and traditional lifestyle of its few inhabitants. In fact, although being the largest island of the lagoon, Sant’Erasmo is populated by only 700 people, the majority of whom farm their own lands producing amazing fruits and vegetables.
One of most interesting crops is the typical purple-hued artichokes, a slow food ® presidium “Carciofo Violetto di Sant'Erasmo”. Another typical activity in the island is beekeeping: bees enjoy the amazing variety of flowers growing on the salty soil, and they produce a unique kind of honey which you will be able to taste.
While biking you will appreciate the variety of crops grown by local farmers as well as beautiful wild landscapes while spotting the belfries of Venice from afar.


  • Use of bicycle
  • Local honey tasting
  • Logistics
  • Licensed nature and interpretive guide & tour leader
  • Meeting point in Venice Fondamente Nove

What to expect

Pass By: Sant'Erasmo, Sant'Erasmo, Veneto

We will reach the Sant'Erasmo island, also known as the "Venice's vegetable garden", thanks to a 30 minutes Vaporetto ride through the lagoon. Once a rural retreat for aristocrats and the main source of vegetable and fruit supplies for the Republic of Venice, the island is now a tourist-free refuge for Venetian families as well as a unique natural highlight of the Northern lagoon.

Pass By: Isola di Sant'Erasmo, Venice Italy

Once landed, we will walk through a small road passing canals and ditches, towards the bike rental place, where we can get our countryside bikes.

Stop At: Torre Massimiliana, Via dei Forti Sant'Erasmo Isaland, 30141 Sant'Erasmo Italy

A circular fort facing the lagoon: The tour will start from a 19th century fort sometimes used for art exhibitions and surrounded by a stagnant moat, started by the Napoleonic regime and finished by the Austrian.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Isola di Sant'Erasmo, Venice Italy

Biking through the island: We will bike along the lagoon, vegetables fields and saltmarshes admiring views of the San Nicolò harbour mouth at Lido island, Punta Sabbioni and passing through fields enriched by typical rural dwellings.

Stop At: Isola di Sant'Erasmo, Venice Italy

Visit to a local honey producer: We will visit to a little family owned apiary producing local saltmarsh honey.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Ridotto di Sant'Erasmo, 30141 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

We will reach the northern part, facing across the water and mud banks towards the islands of Burano, whose coloured houses can just be distinguished, and San Francesco del Deserto, a monastery inhabited by Franciscan monks.

Pass By: Sant'Erasmo Chiesa, 30141 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

A church facing the lagoon: We will visit one of the few notable buildings on the island, the church, in front of the calm lagoon waters.

Pass By: Sant'Erasmo, Sant'Erasmo, Veneto

We will get back to Venice Fondamente Nove by water bus or you can decide to stay on the island of lunch or dinner in a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the lagoon.

Sample Menu

• Barena honey - We will have the opportunity to try the particular “sandbank honey” produced here, whose taste is truly unique.

Meeting point

Combo, Venezia, Campo dei Gesuiti, 4878, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides


  • Water bus ticket to Sant'Erasmo island. Tickets will be purchased onboard.
  • Gratuities

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

We had a wonderful tour with Valerio. We booked the private bike tour of Sant’Erasmo and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Venice. He was fun, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. And he went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience. Everything w...

January 2021

This bike tour was so much fun! Valerio knew a lot about the island, had so many stories and history to tell. I was on holiday with some of the girls, we met Valerio and then go onto a vaparetto to the island San't Erasmo. We chose our bikes and literally rode around the whole island, which such...

October 2020

Amazing tour! We really enjoyed our time with Valerio! He showed us a never seen before part of Venice with a lot of interesting details, funny moments and gave us great tips for the rest of our journey in Venice... it’s a pity we could spend only a few ours with him! We will for sure book him ag...

May 2020

Amazing tour! It was great riding on the saltmarshe and the artichoke fields.The island is an unexplored pristine corner of paradise in the lagoon. Strongly recommended!

May 2020

We had a fantastic experience doing the bike ride and honey tasting on Sant’ Erasmo. The bike ride takes you all the way around the island and past the fields where the beautiful purple artichokes grow, which are unique to this area. On your return you can kick back with some well deserved aperat...

April 2020

We had a wonderful time in Sant’Erasmo! The island is very beutiful and surely an unusal spot in Venice. The track is very easy, and gives you the chance to see a different side of the Venetian life, passing through artichokes fields and seein the small houses scattered around the island. It was ...

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