Barge and Biking Tour
Mantua – Aramon – Vallabregues – Arles –Venice

  • Day1

    Arrival –Mantua

    The cabins are available from 4.30 p.m. The meeting with the tour leader and the crew is scheduled at dinner-time, at 7 p.m.......

  • Day2

    Mantua round tour

    Bike tour: 25 km

    A day dedicated to the discovery of this little visited cultural gem, its three picturesque “lakes” formed by the river Mincio, and its surrounding countryside  ...

  • Day3

    Mantua – Governolo

    Bike tour: 50 km

    A short cruise along the lush banks of the Mincio takes us to Governolo, where it flows into the Po and forms the largest inland basin in Italy. At Governolo Lock, once a vital staging post for local navigation...

  • Day4

    Zelo – Ferrara – Adria (50 km by bike + 60 km by bus)

    Bike tour: 50 km

    After breakfast we continue our bike and boat adventure cycling towards Ferrara, another key City State of ancient Italy. You will visit this historic town and discover its little touched centre, still surrounded by the original city walls. From Ferrara a short transfer by private coach will take you to Adria. ...

  • Day5

    Adria – Porto Viro – Chioggia

    bike tour: 40 km

    An exhilarating day of discovery alternating sailing and cycling starts with a short cruise to our drop-off point at Porto Viro and the exploration of the Po’s delta. This unique wetland park is the prime reserve in Europe for herons and home to several colonies of flamingos.  ...

  • Day6

    Chioggia – Venice

    Bike tour:30 km

    A morning visit to the fish market is recommended and, time allowing, we also climb up Chioggia’s millennial clock tower – the oldest in the world – for some breathtaking views. We then enjoy some island hopping in the lagoon itself by bike and boat, starting with our barge dropping us off on Pellestrina....

  • Day7

    Venice

    In the morning a local guide will let you discover the capital of the ancient “Serenissima Republic of Venice”, which held sway over much of the Mediterranean (and beyond) for centuries.....

  • Day8

    Venice

    end of this trip after breakfast .


Highlights


    This tour offers you a unique opportunity to experience by bike the North of Italy along the Po valley, following the course of the Po, the longest Italian river. After exploring the enchanting Renaissance town of Mantua, considered Italy’s “sleeping beauty”, you gently wend your way along the majestic Po. Through hamlets and into the surprising Ferrara, you reach the Po Delta, a unique wetland park which is the prime reserve in Europe for herons and home to several colonies of flamingos. The Po river flows eventually into the Venetian lagoon and your first stop will be Chioggia, known as “little Venice” and famous for its bustling fish market. At the end of the trip you’ll be welcomed by the wonderful Venice, a town that has lured passersby for centuries (and still does)......

In a Nutshell

  • Start location:

    Mantua

  • Finish Location:

    Venice

  • Accomodation:

    Barge: 7 nights

    Double Occupancy

  • Transport:

    Bike & Barge



Cost

  • 08 Days:

  • from: $1650.00 cad

    Per person, based on double occupancy, seasonality and cabin type.
    Single Sup : on request

Next Departures:

  • 29 Apr 2017

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  • 10, 24 June

  • 08, 22 July

  • 05, 19 Aug

  • 02, 09, 16, 30 Sep