For most of this stage, EuroVelo 8 follows the course of the River Po – which represents the only time EuroVelo 8 leaves the coastline of the Mediterranean. Beginning in the lively city of Turin, the river and the cycle route make their way across gently undulating countryside largely on dedicated cycling infrastructure, which makes the route ideal for families or people new to cycling tourism. After connecting to the Adriatic, the route heads north, along the outer islands of the Venice Lagoon. It is necessary to use ferries to island hop along this barrier, but we strongly recommend a visit to romantic Venice!