Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a place you must visit at least twice in your lifetime (because, frankly, once is not enough).

But you already know that. What you may not know is that Venice can also be a hub, a starting point to explore and discover the untapped potential of the surrounding region.

We know you’re not just interested in the beaten track, and you want to add some zest to your stay. Here’s how to do it the Wanderjack way. Want examples? We’ll give you three.

A rush of adrenaline

Let’s start by giving the word “exciting” back its true meaning. How about flying and gliding with a parachute, enjoying the scenario from a completely different perspective? It’s called paragliding, and it will probably be the most thrilling experience you’ll have for a long time. There will be an instructor with you all the way, so no previous experience is required. All you need to bring is comfortable clothing and a badass attitude.

R.E.L.A.X. in style

If your idea of extreme falls more so on the side of relaxation, then you’re in for a spoiling. First, we’ll take you to the western part of Veneto, around Verona. There, a horse will be your trusted companion through the Soave hills, where the famous white local wine is produced.

And to make the whole thing even more stylish, we’ll add a bath at the thermal park in Villa dei Cedri, a 19th century villa with pools of hot thermal water.

We have included all that in a specific package with even more activities to get you back in touch with your true essence. Talk about disconnecting!

Mellow but not too much

Let us guess: you’re a very active person in your everyday life, so the idea of “complete relax” during your holidays is not really appealing. That’s why you’re looking for ways to stay active, without going too crazy, though. It’s still a holiday after all.

If the picture we just painted suits you, then we have the perfect place and means of transportation: Pian del Cansiglio by bike.

Pian del Cansiglio is a very large plateau at more than 1000 meters of altitude, stretching across Veneto and the neighboring region Friuli Venezia Giulia. The area is very large, but caters for bike riders perfectly, with an itinerary that takes you directly into the pristine colors, sounds and smells of the forest of the Dogi.