The Municipality of Jesolo is largely delimited by the course of two rivers: Sile and Piave.
Following up and down the banks of the first one, this terraqueous itinerary, almost entirely on dirt road, unites the two souls of the Jesolo territory, Lido and Paese.
Starting from Jesolo Lido, leave the town proceeding along Via Aleardi and, once you pass the Golf Club, reach the left bank of the Sile.
Following its course you arrive near its mouth, where you cross it through the bridge of the Provincial Road n. 42 and then start the ascent along its right bank.
Crossed the Porte del Cavallino (the passage regulating the water traffic between the Lagoon and the Piave since the Venetian Republic, when it corresponded to the original course of the river that now is called Sile) get back on the dirt road that leads up the right bank.
Along this stretch you have the feeling of being suspended between the lagoon, on the left, and the river, on the right, while the human presence is recalled by the presence of boundary stones placed by the Venetian Republic; you finally arrive to Jesolo Paese. Crossed again the river at the height of the Town Hall and turning right, the descent of the river begins. Immediately you run along “Ca’ Silis” public park, a 7-hectares area with playgrounds, skating routes and picnic areas.
Continue on the gravel embankment for about 3 km until you cross again Via Aleardi, thus completing the most classic nature trails in Jesolo.
Once in Jesolo Paese, with a little detour you can reach the archaeological area “Antiche Mura” (Ancient Walls): it preserves the remains of the medieval cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta ad Equilium (XI century) and the Early Christian building dedicated to San Mauro (V century), which was part of a larger monastic complex that has not yet been excavated.
The finds from the archaeological site are kept in the Tiepolo Room of the Tourist Info Office of Jesolo Lido, accessible upon prior reservation.
In addition to cycling, Jesolo is also suitable for many other outdoor activities, including running. “Run Sunrise Jesolo” takes place every year since 2016: the non-competitive running event kicks off at the crack of dawn on the seafront of Jesolo Lido.
Dawn runs are nowadays widespread practices, focusing on the combination of exercise and social gathering in a context where people live and go on holiday.
Throughout the 6,5 kilometres of the itinerary, participants get the chance to discover more or less known spots while the town is still asleep, immersed in a unique atmosphere by the seashore and along the everyday-life routes.