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Bolzano – Mântua – Veneza

Itália Passeio de Bicicleta e Barco

Pedale na Itália pelos deslumbrantes cenários do interior e seus vilarejos!

  • Este passeio é uma variação do clássico tour de bicicleta e barco Mântua a Veneza, combinando um passeio autônomo com hotel e um passeio de bicicleta + barco. Você pedalará por dentro das regiões da Itália de Trentino- Alot, Lombardia, Emilia- Romagna e Veneto. De Bolzano a Mântua, via Trento e, à famosa Veneza, via Castelguglielmo, Ferrara, Adria, Porto Levante e Chioggia. Durante a fase inicial do passeio ciclístico, você terá 3 noites em hotéis de 3 a 4 estrelas. Quando da chegada em Mântua, você embarcará no Ave Maria ou no Vita Pugna e começará o passeio de barco em Veneza, com 7 noites a bordo.

    Destaques:

    -Bolzano, encruzilhada entre o Mediterrâneo e a Europa Central
    -Passeio de balsa pelo Lago de Garda
    -Ciclovia do rio Mincio
    -Combinação de hotel para hotel e barco
    -Antigo porto grego de Adria
    -A grande vida selvagem do Parque Nacional Delta do Pó
    -Cidade costeira de Chioggia, conhecida como Veneza em miniatura, com grande arquitetura medieval e um famoso mercado de peixe
    -Combinação de acomodações em hotéis e barcos
    -Mântua, com seu centro histórico
    -Veneza, cidade na água

    Esse passeio de bicicelta na Itália termina na maravilhosa cidade n'água, Veneza. Veneza é um deleite de exuberantes palácios, pontes elaboradas, praças pitorescas e igrejas magníficas, tudo junto em um incrível labirinto de ruas e canais estreitos.

    Gostaria de ver outros passeios de bicicleta e barco na Itália? Ou ainda nossa lista completa de passeios de bicicleta na Europa?

  • PREÇOS 2020

    Estação 1: partidas de 15 de abril a 19 de agosto de 2020 

    Estação 2: partidas de 26 de agosto até 30 de setembro de 2020

     

     Vita PugnaAve Maria
    ESTAÇÃO 1 $ 1,981 $ 2901 $ 3024 $ 2,622 1755 £ 1507 kr 18879 $ 1,100 $ 1612 $ 1680 $ 1,457 975 £ 837 kr 10488
    ESTAÇÃO 2 $ 2,105 $ 3083 $ 3214 $ 2,786 1865 £ 1601 kr 20062 $ 209 $ 306 $ 319 $ 276 185 £ 159 kr 1990
    SUPLEMENTOS 
    INDIVIDUAL $ 508 $ 744 $ 776 $ 672 450 £ 386 kr 4841 $ 451 $ 661 $ 689 $ 598 400 £ 343 kr 4303
    CABINE SUPERIOR  (A BORDO)  $ 158 $ 231 $ 241 $ 209 140 £ 120 kr 1506
    DIETA GLUTEN FREE OU VEGETARIANA $ 56 $ 83 $ 86 $ 75 50 £ 43 kr 538 $ 56 $ 83 $ 86 $ 75 50 £ 43 kr 538
    DESCONTOS (A BORDO) 
    CABINE / BELICHE(se reservado por duas pessoas)- $ 113 $ 165 $ 172 $ 149 100 £ 86 kr 1076
    CABINE TRIPLA $ 350 $ 512 $ 534 $ 463 310 £ 266 kr 3335 $ 350 $ 512 $ 534 $ 463 310 £ 266 kr 3335

     

    opções extras

    PREÇOS 2020

    EBike: $ 197 $ 289 $ 302 $ 261 175 £ 150 kr 1883

    Noites extras (taxas locais a serem pagas na chegada/hotel):

    Bolzano, 3/4 estrela:
    Twin / duplo: $ 85 $ 124 $ 129 $ 112 75 £ 64 kr 807 Individual: $ 113 $ 165 $ 172 $ 149 100 £ 86 kr 1076

    Mestre 3/4 estrela:
    Twin / duplo: $ 79 $ 116 $ 121 $ 105 70 £ 60 kr 753 Individual: $ 113 $ 165 $ 172 $ 149 100 £ 86 kr 1076

    * Veneza, 3/4 estrela:
    Twin / duplo, from: $ 102 $ 149 $ 155 $ 134 90 £ 77 kr 968 Individual, a partir de: $ 169 $ 248 $ 259 $ 224 150 £ 129 kr 1614

    * Em Veneza, o preço depende do hotel, época do ano etc.

     

    por favor note bem

    Apenas bicicletas de passeio híbridas unissex ou elétricas estão disponíveis para este passeio.

    As tarifas são por pessoa em ocupação dupla (quarto/cabine).

    Leia antes de você reservar sua viagem.

    Recomendamos adquirir um seguro de viagem de bicicleta.

    Por favor consultar "Perguntas mais Frequentes"

  • Viagem

    Idealmente, o melhor pegar um voo para Innsbruck e retornar com um voo de Veneza. Porém, também é possível pegar um voo de ida e volta para Veneza

    Viagem Local

    A maneira mais econômica é pegar um ônibus ou táxi até a estação de trem mais próxima, e então pegar um trem para Bolzano. De lá, faça uma pequena caminhada ou pegue um táxi até o primeiro hotel do passeio.

    Clima

    Verifique a previsão de tempo do local antes de partir. Temperatura média alta/baixa da região em março é 14,5°C / 2 °C, em abril é 18°C / 6°C, em maio é 22°C / 10,5°C, em junho é 26°C / 13°C, em julho é 29°C / 16°C, em agosto é 28°C / 15,5°C, em setembro é 24°C/ 12°C, em outubro é 18°C / 6,5°C.

    Observações

    Por favor notar que você fará parte de um grupo internacional de pessoas, porém, o seu guia e a tripulação dos barcos sempre falarão em inglês.


Datas do passeio

Toda quarta-feira, de 15 de abril a 30 de setembro de 2020

Estação 1: 15 de abril a 19 de agosto de 2020
Estação 2:  26 de agosto a 30 de setembro de 2020

Ave Maria: 22 de abril, 6 de maio, 20 de maio, 3 de junho, 17 de junho, 1 de julho, 15 de julho, 29 de julho, 12 de agosto, 26 de agosto, 9 de setembro e 23 de setembro de 2020

Vita Pugna: 15 de abril, 29 de abril, 13 de maio, 27 de maio, 10 de junho, 24 de junho, 8 de julho, 22 de julho, 5 de agosto, 19 de agosto, 2 de setembro, 16 de setembro e 30 de setembro de 2020

 

Nível de Habilidade

Fácil a moderado de bicicleta e barco autoguiado e guiado. De Bolzano a Mantova, você seguirá ciclovias, parte das quais corre ao longo das margens do rio Adige. Em direção ao Lake Garda , há uma subida um pouco mais desafiadora. De Mantova a Veneza, você pedalará ao longo de rios e canais em ciclovias ou estradas com pouco tráfego. Há 9 dias de bicicleta, com uma média de 28 milhas (44 km) de bicicleta por dia, no entanto, no primeiro dia, há 44 milhas (70 km) de bicicleta. A maior parte do percurso é plana, mas, novamente, há algumas subidas!

Onde você ficará

Durante a etapa inicial do ciclismo, você terá 3 noites em acomodações de hotel de 3/4 estrelas. Ao chegar em Mântua, você embarcará no navio da classe Comfort, Vita Pugna ou na Premium Ave Maria (construído durante o inverno de 2011) e começará seu passeio de bicicleta e barco para Veneza, com 7 noites a bordo.

O que está incluído

  • .3 noites em hotel com buffet de café da manhã (Bolzano, Trento e Peschiera / Desenzano)
  • .7 noites em embarcação reservada com todas as refeições (café da manhã, jantar e almoço embalado)
  • .Café, chá e outras bebidas quentes a bordo
  • .Kit de cortesia gratuito
  • .Serviço de limpeza diária curta e limpeza de cabine no meio da semana e troca de toalhas
  • .Capacete de bicicleta
  • .Bicicleta urbana de turismo híbrida unissex de 27 velocidades com bolsa para guidão ou suporte para mapa, computador de bicicleta, um painel traseiro, suporte e garrafa de água, um kit de reparo por quarto (câmara de ar, cola, remendo, bomba, chaves Allen e pneu alavancas), uma trava de bicicleta
  • .Proteção de bicicleta
  • .Instruções de boas-vindas em inglês
  • .Guia de Viagem, Mapas, Roadbook
  • .Líder de turismo que fala inglês em um grupo internacional (apenas para a parte de bicicleta e barcaça)
  • .Transferência de bagagem todos os dias e no navio
  • .Visita guiada em Veneza e Mântua
  • .Visita a uma fábrica de queijos com degustação do típico Grana Padano
  • .Visita ao Museu do Carrossel e do Entretenimento de Rua
  • .Taxas portuárias
  • .Cruzeiro de 4 horas no Lago Garda
  • .Transferência de ônibus Ferrara-Adria
  • Serviço de Hotline

O que não está incluído

  • .Aluguel de capacete (adequado para circuitos de 54 a 61 cm)
  • .Taxas locais do hotel (aprox. 1 a 4 € por pessoa, por noite)
  • .Taxas de entrada no museu (exceto as mencionadas) e extras em geral
  • .Almoços e jantares durante a parte do hotel do seu passeio
  • .Bebidas
  • .Transporte público em Veneza (táxi aquático, etc.)
  • .Gorjetas
  • .Tudo o que não é mencionado na seção "o que está incluído"
  • .Proteção de bicicleta
  • .Seguro de viagem

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passeioBicicleta e Barco
tipoAmbos
NívelFácil–Moderado
duração11 dias
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Itinerário dia a dia

Bolzano – Mântua – Veneza Map
  1. Chegada em Bolzano
  2. Bolzano- Trento, 44 mi (70 km)
  3. Trento - Desenzano / Peschiera, 29 mi. (50 km) + passeio de balsa
  4. : Desenzano / Peschiera - Mantova, 27/44 mi. (45/70 km) Chegada em barco em Mantova.
  5. Mântua, ida e volta, 25 mi (35 km)
  6. Mântua- - Zelo, 32 mi. (50 km)
  7. Zelo - Ferrara- Adria, 32 mi. de bicicleta+ 38 mi. de ônibus ( 60 km)
  8. Reserva Natural Adria - Delta do Pó - Ilha Pellestrina, 25 mi.(40 km)
  9. Ilha Pellestrina - Veneza, 19 mi (30 km)
  10. Veneza, dia livre
  11. Veneza, partida logo após café da manhã

 * Todas as distâncias são aproximadas. O itinerário planejado acima está sujeito a alterações devido a mudanças nas condições de vento e clima, e outras circunstâncias imprevistas que tenham relação com os requisitos de atracação, etc.

DIA 1: Chegada em Bolzano.

 A capital bilíngue do Tyrol do Sul. Tyrol é um renomado centro comercial e turístico com a rica história. Hoje em dia as culturas e estilos de vida italianos e austríacos se juntam. O centro histórico de Bolzano ostenta uma encantadora beleza.

DIA 2: Bolzano- Trento, 44 mi (70 km)

 Pedalando por ciclovias você segue o Rio Adge lado a lado com pomares de maçãs, vinhedos e  através das vilas de Ora, Egna e Salomo. Você pedala ao longo das margens do rio em direção a Trento. Esta cidade se esconde para o turista apressado, portanto com calma olhe por trás das esplêndidas paredes dos seus edifícios pintados. Você descobrirá algo que realmente vale a pena ver.

DIA 3: Trento- Desenzano / Peschiera, 29 mi. (50 km) + passeio de balsa

 Ainda pedalando ao longo do Rio Adige, você chega a Roveredo e Mori. De lá você continua subindo uma ladeira com inclinação suave no sentido oeste na direção do Lago Garda (o maior na Itália). Antes de partir para Riva você deve, lá de cima, desfrutar a vista do lago! De barco você viajará até Peschiera del Garda ao longo da margem sul do lago. Apenas a excursão de barco já é o suficiente para fazer valer toda a viagem.

DIA 4: Desenzano / Peschiera - Mântua, 28-44 mi. (45-70 km). Chegada em barco em Mântua.

 A distância depende de onde você começa seu ciclismo. Hoje você vai pedalar seguindo uma das mais famosas ciclovias da Itália, que segue em paralelo ao Rio Mincio. Você passará pela vila de Borghetto com seus moinhos e Valeggio sul Mincio famoso por seu enorme jardim botânico “Sigutà”.

 A viagem termina em Mântua, onde o seu hotel flutuante para a próxima semana está atracado em Porto Catena, a uma curta caminha do centro da cidade. Suas cabines estarão disponíveis às 16:00 horas. O encontro com o seu guia e com a tripulação está agendado para a hora do jantar, aproximadamente às 18:30 horas.

 Mântua é uma das mais belas cidades no norte da Itália, onde muitos dos artistas conhecidos mundialmente deixaram suas obras-primas, graças à famosa família Gonzaga.

DIA 5: Mântua ida e volta, 22 mi. (35 km)

Dia dedicado a conhecer esta cidade maravilhosa e seus arredores.

DIA 6: Mântua- Zelo, 32 mi. (50 km)

 Após o café da manhã, você sai dos "lagos" de Mântua e navega pelas exuberantes zonas úmidas que levam à  Governolo, onde o rio Mincio, em Mântua, deságua no Pó. A partir daqui, de bicicleta, você segue as amplas varandas do dique em direção a Ostiglia, conhecida por sua fortaleza medieval e combates ferozes em 1945, enquanto os Aliados recuavam as forças de Hitler. Seguinte: Bergantino, sede do distinto Museu de Passeios de Feiras e sua coleção de órgãos de rua, todos habilmente restaurados!. Esta vila também fica no coração de Grana Padano, o arqui-rival do parmesão. Uma visita à fábrica de queijos local, degustando alguns Grana bem temperados é um must-do. Você encontra a barcaça em Zelo, uma vila sonolenta no Canal Bianco, a via navegável paralela ao Pó.

DIA 7: Zelo/Ferrara - Adria, 32 mi. (50 km) e 60 km de ônibus

 Logo após o café da manhã você começará a pedalar em direção a Ferrara. Assim que chegar na cidade que conquistou o nome de “Cidade das Bicicletas”, você vai se encantar com o centro histórico, ainda cercado pelas muralhas da cidade antiga. De Ferrara, um curto translado de ônibus levará você à Adria, um antigo porto grego, famoso por comercializar âmbar vindo do Báltico.

DIA 7: Zelo - Ferrara - Adria, 32 mi. (50 km) e 60 km de ônibus
Nesta manhã, você atravessará o Pó e seguirá para o sul através de uma colcha de retalhos de terras agrícolas, pomares e aldeias, até Ferrara. Sob sua família dominante, a Este, essa cidade-estado atraiu arquitetos, artistas e estudiosos por séculos, pioneiros nos princípios de planejamento urbano que foram imitados em todo o mundo desde então. Até hoje, a Universidade Ferrara está entre as melhores, e a cidade é apelidada de Capital de Ciclismo da Itália.
Um ônibus e um trailer privativos o transferem para o barco em Adria, um antigo porto romano pelo Canal Bianco (Canal Branco). Adria também é conhecida por sua herança etrusca e grega. Um passeggiata após o jantar na cidade para um merecido grappa ou gelato é altamente recomendável.

DIA 8:  Reserva Natural Adria - Delta do Pó - Ilha Pellestrina, 25 mi (40 km)

 O barco levará você a Porto Viro, onde você começará seu percurso diário no labirinto do Delta do Po, um paraíso sem contaminação entre mangues e lagoas do Po, pedalando no coração da natureza. Se o tempo permitir, ao continuar em direção a Chioggia, você também pode fazer uma parada na praia e dar um mergulho no Adriático - e não se esqueça de saborear uma a hot piadina! Chioggia também é conhecida como "Pequena Veneza", um centro de pesca . A noite acontece na ilha de Pellestrina, em frente a Chioggia.

DIA 9: Ilha Pellestrina - Veneza, 19 mi. (30 km).

Pellestrina, a primeira de duas ilhas que você atravessa hoje. Pellestrina é tranquila, pitoresca com suas cabanas, barcos e redes. Um pequeno passeio de barco pela ilha o levará ao Lido. Na moda na alta sociedade desde a Belle Époque, o Lido di Venezia agora abriga o Festival Internacional de Cinema de Veneza e sua galáxia de estrelas. Depois de voltar ao barco, você desfrutará de um cruzeiro de lazer em frente à praça de São Marcos até o destino final. Depois do jantar, você pode saborear Veneza à noite, agora livre das multidões e do mais romântico: Benvenuti a Venezia! 

DIA 10: Veneza, dia livre.

 Dia livre em Veneza à sua disposição. Após acordar com a maravilhosa vista da lagoa, há oportunidade de uma visita guiada ao centro da cidade. Você terá o dia inteiro ao seu gosto, para continuar sua exploração do magnífico centro histórico da capital da República Sereníssima ou de suas maravilhosas ilhas.

DIA 11: Veneza

A excursão termina oficialmente logo após o café da manhã.

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  • Rogan T. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: Bike with friends.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Barbara E. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    It is difficult to choose just one memorable part of the trip. Each day was filled with a new exciting adventure! Even riding a bike in an unexpected downpour was a fun experience when shared with cycling comrades. Seeking out a delicious gelato in a town square was a favorite activity. Exploring and discovering Italy while biking and barging aboard the Ave Maria was a truly delightful experience. Our crew was very helpful and eager to show us how proud they were of their country and all it has to offer. Pumpkin tortellini eaten at an outdoor restaurant was such an enjoyable eating experience! Grazie Mille for a truly amazing cycling adventure!!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Donald B. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Especially loved the area of the Dolomite Mountains, from Bolzano to Lake Gardia, for the beauty and then arriving in Venice.
    Trip was extremely well organized; wonderful crew, special tour guides in Mantova and Venice, good food...and bravo to Vivian and Sonya, excellent guides
    The cyclists really got along well so that was an added bonus.
    First trip that was guided for us and I was pleasantly surprised. Other trips were self-guided and so was the first part of the trip, from Bolzano to Mantova.
    Lack of toilets on the way...

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Rachel F. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The best part was the first three days self-guided tour near the Dolomites on our 10 day tour.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Terry W. 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    As professional as the staff were and as delicious the food, the most memorable part of the trip was interacting with fellow travelers. Since the boat can only berth around 40, I was able to get to know almost everyone and learn about their countries and personal histories.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Avace W. 5 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Guides were amazing. They worked hard to make sure all guests mingled with guests from other countries. Games played encouraged teams working together and finding new information about the villages we visited. Always extra surprises..like visiting the mussel fishermen, panoramic vista of Venice from rooftop. Training on how to use ferry system in Venice invaluable. I didn't think we could get a better tour than our 2018 trip, but this one exceeded all expectations. From snow in the mts. near Bolzano to swimming in the Adriatic, the differences in scenery was dramatic and thrilling. Bikes...so comfortable and fit perfectly. Didn't even need to wear my bike padding! Plenty of time to look around when we went thru villages. What can I say. This tour was the best!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Sandy H. 5 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Fabulous trip. Filled with adventure. Highlights included guide, staff, food and overall camaraderie developed with a great group of people!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Gorge M. 5 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Menu and food prep. much better than other bike and barge/cruises we've been on.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Barbara C. 5 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The most memorable part of the trip was the gorgeous scenery around Lake Garda. I wish we could have spent more time there, but much of our time was wasted trying to find the boat. The directions definitely need improvement.

    • Jehiel from Tripsite 5 months ago     Staff

      Hi Barbara,
      We provide a map and written directions to the boat in your travel information. We also include the number of the captain and emergency contact just in case.
      Glad you still had a great time despite this issue!

  • David & Patsy A. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    We loved the scenery and it was such a relaxing bike ride we decided to go on our own rather than go with the group with the guide. The green arrow stickers saved us many times. Loved all the small villages on the way and stopped at a few every day for a cappuccino which was excellent. There was a few errors on the routes however we figured them out and pointed the errors to the guides when they occurred.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Katherine G. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Despite the crowds and chaos in Trento on day one of our cycling (Bolzano to Trento) due to the Alpine Black Feather military reunion, it is now one of my favourite memories and stories that I share! I also really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful poppies, gardens and farmers fields.
    The route guides had some errors and you could tell that they were translated by someone who’s first language is not English but we usually managed to figure things out. We preferred to cycle independently from the group as people rode too slow for us and being clustered together we were concerned about all of us crashing into each other. We loved being able to rendezvous with our guides and the rest of the group for the Carrosel Museum visit, the cheese factory etc.
    The staff on the Ave Marie Barge were fabulous, they all worked together, even the Captain helped set the table. The food was excellent and the chef was a real character.
    The bikes were excellent, we were provided Read more… with a pannier and a box style bag for our handle bars. It wasn’t necessary to bring a small backpack as they like you to remove and carry the bags with you when you lock up your bike.
    It was a great vacation and we hope to do another cycling trip in the near future.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Sue H. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Couldn't ask for more. We absolutely loved our bike/barge tour in Italy from Bolzano to Mantova to Venice in August on the Vita Pugna. The staff were fantastic and our guide Michela was amazing. We had a lot of fun, met some great people and visited some very beautiful places. The biking was not difficult. The food on the Barge was first class and plenty of it. Would absolutely recommend this trip. Can't think of the most memorable part of the trip it was all amazing. The first three days was challenging following the instructions, but we got there in the end. Was sorry to say goodbye to everyone.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Nancy B. 12 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part? Riding our bikes back to the barge in Venice in a rainstorm. The laughter and camaraderie was priceless.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Nelson S. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Great trip....tour guides outstanding ,more than outstanding....the food was fabulous and all staff were wonderful....first 3 days of self guided biking were well worthwhile.....stay hydrated if it is warm as cramping can occur.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Paula K. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    We loved the varied scenery and warm and friendly Italian people.
    The hotel accommodations were very comfortable and more than adequate. We would have been satisfied with a less luxurious hotel in Trento. We would have liked to explore the town and find a different restaurant, but there was no time. That is one of the drawbacks of cycling so many miles between towns; not enough time to explore.
    The Ave Maria and the entire crew were first rate. We want to particularly thank our tirelessly helpful and fun-loving guides, Marinella and Stephania. In addition, the food was artfully created and inspired.
    Our one complaint is about the poorly written instructions on the 3-day, self-guided part of the trip, which sometimes caused stress. The instructions were not only terribly written, we also had different editions of instructions among our group of 12. The most exasperating time was at Riva del Garda when we cycled back and forth through the town at least 3 times, Read more… looking for the correct ferry dock, after asking and being misled several times.

    Boat: Ave Maria

    • Jehiel from Tripsite 1 year ago     Staff

      Hi Paula,
      We have shared your feedback with our local partner and they are reviewing the written instructions for the tour. I should also mention there are GPS tracks that can be requested for this tour, which definitely helps ease the stress of navigating on your own.
      Glad you had a great trip otherwise!

  • John B. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    We started out in Bolzano, going from Hotel to hotel the first three nights, and then on the barge for seven more. The scenery of the hotel to hotel was spectacular! The Ave Maria was a fantastic boat, the crew was great and very accommodating. The only negative is- I wish we could have spent more time in each town we went past. But with only ten days, squeezing anything else like more time is impossible.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Anne S. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    We loved the beautiful, amazing mountain scenery (with very few hills) of the first three days. The written instructions, though, are of a badness difficult to describe. We rated the tour 4/5, and the lost star were because of the extremely poor instructions. If we hadn't had maps and stickers on sign posts, we wouldn't have been able to make it through. The frustration really distracted from the overall enjoyment of the trip - an English speaker with an accurate odometer really needs to rewrite the directions. For example, they talked about "crossing a railway" (or maybe a "railway bridge"), so we spent about 20 minutes trying to find a way to cross the railway - but really it meant to pass underneath an elevated railway crossing. Also, the symbol used to indicate a warning (I think of a turn easy to miss) is a hand pointing to the right. One not unnaturally assumes that this means a right turn. It does not.

    Otherwise the barge, scenery, Read more… activities, food, and guides are all exactly what we hoped for and have experienced on earlier trips. No problems with luggage transfers, and the hotels for the first part of the trip were all great.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • David & Patsy 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part? The poppy fields along the bike ride was especially beautiful. Instructions need some updating.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Ian S. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Superb scenery, boat, bikes and guides. Delightful in every way.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Nelson N. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Piano player and entertainer was a highlight.....food was fabulous.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Rosemary B. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Parts: the swimming off the boat, out in the ocean after a hot bike ride, were amazing.
    The historical information from our tour guides was outstanding.
    The food was DELICIOUS.
    Sunsets out on the water were glorious

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Carmel M. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Every aspect of the trip made for a memorable experience. Having done both the hotel to hotel and the guided section gave us a truly great opportunity to see a part of Italy that is so varied in both history, culture, food and landscape.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Janet L. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We were glad that we did the independent bike ride starting in Bolzano 3 days before meeting up with everyone on the barge. The scenery and biking were incredible, especially on the alternate route. We did go solo the first day and got very lost 3 times! The next day we tagged along with others on the same trip. The directions could be more explicit ( Ex. It would be helpful to state directions that avoided questioning routes i.e. ""go this way, not that way""; caution - fork in road- bear right, but not up that 14% grade hill!) And what is a fly-over? (An overpass, we found out later) And what is considered a ""fountain""? (It's a small water spigot at a bikers rest stop). However, it was an adventure we won't forget. We learned we needed to have GPS through Google or another mapping/biking program. This would allow us to be more independent and ride self guided as biking with 28 or more people and 2 guides is slow going. The biking Read more… is on flat terrain, very easy. However, many days you bike around 30 miles, with many stops for breaks, tours, and sights. It was very warm in early June. Bring lip sunscreen and regular sunscreen!
    The Ave Maria is fantastic, our rooms were cozy but totally comfortable. The boat is in mint condition. Food is amazing! Our 2 chefs were top notch. Staff are fun and we really were lucky to have a great group of fellow travelers. Ronnie and Silvia were our guides and they were great. They were very patient, helpful and fun to be with. We had a competition one night, all the 5 groups from different countries did a skit. It was hilarious!!
    Also, arriving in Venice by boat at the end of the tour is the best way to go in our opinion. We stayed an extra day in Venice and took water buses to some of the islands. It was cooler there, we saw beautiful places and we used up our 3 day transit pass.
    I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, we had an unforgettable, wonderful trip and are thinking of where to go on our next bike and barge adventure!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Martha B. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Outstanding guide, great staff on boat, wonderful food. The beautiful scenery from Bolzano to Mantova was probably the most memorable. Really happy we took the additional 3 days before boarding the barge.

  • Christine W. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The scenery on the self guided from Bolzano to Mantua.
    The expert guide (Hein ), the food and the staff on the boat.
    They all went out of their way to make it a very pleasant experience.
    We could not have asked for a better crew.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Judith S. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The guide, Hein, was very knowledgeable, entertaining and helpful. A real asset to the trip.
    Food on the Ava Maria was the best! Loved the three days from Bolzano through the mountains.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Rosemary B. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We took the 11 day cycle in Italy and loved it all.
    A few things I think need mentioning.
    We got lost. Just as one of your reviewers mentioned on the way to Lake Garda. We were doing great and very early to get the boat but at one of the deviations,we turned towards Verona and didn't realize it until half way to Verona. We had to keep looking at the map and book description and when we thought we knew and didn't look at what we were doing, we got lost. So took a train to Verona, lugged the very heavy bikes up the train station stairs, no elevator or escalators there!! Then had to hang the bikes up on hooks on the train. Then the train back up to where we would have been finishing our trip in the boat down Lake Garda. PUCCINCI hotel in Peschiera.I was very disappointed to have missed the ride on lake Garda. So the day that was supposed to be our short day, and we had done 45k before noon, and should have been there, we did over 80K.
    I felt that in order Read more… to do each days trip on the extra three days, we had to miss lots of towns and sights I wanted to visit. The hotel in Bolzano was very lovely and staff was great.
    The hotel in Trento, The Grand, was very very Grand. We just loved it.
    The gentleman that was at the front desk in............Peschiera was very helpful and was trying to give us many many things to do until he realized we didn't have the time in one evening, when getting up early to ride, to do too much.
    The hotel at the bottom of Lake Guarda, Hotel Peschiera we had a large bedroom.
    The breakfast room was in the basement and was quite crowded.
    We went for a swim and I asked at the desk about towels for the pool and the woman said to just take the room towels. When I asked for dry towels later for our room she told me they were $5.00 each!!! Never have heard of that ever before.
    Our barge was wonderful and as the times we have biked and barged before with other companies, we were very delighted with the delicious meals, friendly crew and outstanding tour guide Lecia. She was so much fun, very professional, had amazing skills in many languages and we all fell in love with her. The rides were so beautiful, just as we expected and the others on board with us were friendly and keen like us.

    • Carla 3 years ago     Staff

      Hi Rosemary! Thanks for submitting such detailed feedback. We are working with our local partner to make that part of the route more detailed. Glad you had a wonderful trip!

  • Daniel G. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We did the 3-day self-guided tour from Bolzano to Lake Garda to Mantua first and that was a great adventure for us. The food and people we met on the boat was also a wonderful experience.

  • Joanne White 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This Bike and Barge tour was amazing, best holiday ever!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Christopher Manning 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Route guides(arrows)could in some areas(particularly in the Bolzano to barge section when riders on their own) be more clearly marked and better positioned.
    Steph,our guide,and the boat crew combined to make this a special experience.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Debbie 5 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We did the Bolzano to Mantova bicycle trip, what an awesome experience. We loved every moment of it. Thank you for the wonderful trip, the hotels were excellent, the road maps we could not have done without. The signs from Pescheria to Mantova were not as good as the beginning - less to follow but on the whole I trip that we can recommend. The Ava Maria - 5 star, with a crew led by captain Connie and tour guide Helmut, not to mention the excellent food. Well organised and worth every penny

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Jerry & Betsy Wilson 6 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Just completed this trip - we'll summarize by just saying "OUTSTANDING"! Enrico (our guide) couldn't have been better - surely gave us more info (and time!) than we expected. The boat's crew was outstanding too - food couldn't have been better! And we loved the cycling...even with (in spite of?) two days of rain. Our tandem bike was (surprisingly, for a rental tandem) easy to ride and control, even through some of the tight turns in the towns on the tour. Hard to find/fit tandems that are enjoyable to ride for both cyclists - Girolibero did their homework! We're already planning another tour for next year, and what a feast to choose from!

    J & B Wilson, 10/23/2013

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • E.R 6 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Great Trip! Directions were clear & detailed for the self-guided portion. Maps could have been better by showing North orientation.

    Guide on boat was fantastic! very knowledgeable and eager to please. Took us many places and gave us background info on things. Volunteered to take us on a tour of Venice and showed us how to use the water-bus system to get around on our own. Nicest boat and best guide I have had after many bike & barge trips.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Bolzano-Mantova-Venice 6 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We had great weather which helped make the trip so enjoyable. Heins, our guide, was fantastic.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Elizabeth Deerfield 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was a well planned and orchestrated trip. The self guided part was easy to navigate and beautiful, lodging was great.

    The bike and Barge part was excellent. The guide, Hugo, was top notch along with a very great crew. The trip included so much, history, culture and fun. The barge was cozy, rooms good size and the food, excellent and nice variety. This was the best of 7 bike tours we have done.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Lynn Yetman 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Myself and 4 of my friends just completed the Balzano - Venice Bike Tour. This was our 7th cycle tour with Trip-Site and as with the previous 6 trips we were not disappointed. The cycling out of Balzano was probably the most beautiful of any cycling we have done. Coming down a mountain road to a spot overlooking Lake Garda was a spectacular site we will never forget.

    The Ava Maria has been beautifully re-furbished. The staterooms are roomy with plenty of storage. The dining room comfortabley seated our 28 fellow cyclists. The food was great and the wine reasonably priced. Our guides Flavio and Martina did a wonderful job and went out of their to be accomodating to our requests. The trail markers and directions from Balzano to Mantova could have been better. But, we were never actually lost, just misplaced from time to time. A great time was had by all.

    Boat: Ave Maria

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Ave Maria Foto

Ave Maria Itália Barco da Categoria Premium O Ave Maria foi lançado em 2011. Este barco italiano foi totalmente reformado afim de atender às maiores expectativas. O barco foi completamente reprojetado por uma renomada empresa de arquitetura. As formas, cores e materiais foram escolhidos cuidadosamente, com a intenção de criar uma atmosfera acolhedora e sofisticada. Cada cabine possui janelas grandes, camas confortáveis e ar condicionado.

Vita Pugna Foto

Vita Pugna Itália Barco da Categoria Comfort O Vita Pugna é um romântico barco holandês que navega desde 2008. Oferece 21 cabines duplas com camas baixas e banheiro privativo. As cabines têm escotilhas que pode ser abertas para entrada de ar. Deck para banho de sol como várias cadeiras disponíveis.

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