After checking in at the Hotel Bologna, conveniently located across from the Venice Mestre train station, we set about assembling the bikes. A break for dinner at the Al Piron d'Oro, a seafood oriented restaurant just down the street where we were the only customers. Back at the hotel we took a few minutes for final bike assembly before hitting the sack. Bet the maids were surprised the next day to find bikes when they cleaned the room!
Day two in Venice was devoted to sightseeing. A quick train trip from Mestre to Santa Lucia and then some exercise (walking). First order of business, we soon found, was to buy a map, as the paths wind seemingly in random directions. After an hour or so of wandering and enjoying mostly quiet side paths we emerged at the Rialto bridge and throngs of tourists. We escaped to the quieter small paths and eventually emerged at San Marco Square, joining thousands of tourists and even more pigeons. A tour of the cathedral and off to find some lunch before getting on a vaporetto to Murano to watch the glass blowers and do some window shopping. From Murano it was a vaporetto ride plus a train trip back to the hotel, stopping briefly to pick up train tickets to Longarone. Dinner was at a small bar/restaurant down the street from the hotel.