The route winds its way through the countryside lying along the upper Adriatic sea coast, stopping for a visit to the colourful historic centre of Caorle, an ancient fishing village made up of characteristic pastel coloured houses. The excursion offers suggestive rural views and the chance to discover a lagoon territory of great natural value, able to bewitch Ernest Hemingway, finally leading you to Bibione lighthouse through the beautiful pinewood.
Lenght: 50 km.
Start and finish point: Caorle, Bibione, Concordia Sagittaria.
Duration: about 8 hours.
Surface: the exursion is on paved roads, dirt roads and bike paths.
What to see:
Scogliera Viva: the seaside promenade approaching the Madonna dell’Angelo sanctuary, where the boulders have been turned into an open air art show within a biennial sculpture event. Fishing port: striking for the bright colours of its fishing fleet, it threads through the pedestrianised historic centre.
Falconera From the Nicesolo canal banks you can sight many rare bird species and “ghebi”, typical tiny streams flowing among the sedge plants which are used by fishermen to built their “casoni”. From here a footpath takes you to the “Isola dei Pescatori” (fishermen’s island), an ancient settlement made up of these characteristic “casoni”.
S. Gaetano Ancient hamlet set at the back of Caorle’s greenery and clustered around the 17th century mansion villa, where Hemingway stayed for a time and where the Venetian aristocracy used to meet for hunts in the lagoon.
Valle vecchia A wild and unequipped beach excellent for nature lovers and sport activities such as birdwatching, sportfishing, trekking, cycling and horse riding.
Bibione pinewood; “Bibione Thermae” Spa complex; River Tagliamento delta, marking the boundary between the regions Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Valgrande: protected natural oasis area hosting the ruins of “Villa Mutteron dei Frari”, an ancient roman dwelling probably dating back to the 1st century.