Canals in Venice. Photo by Patrick Hickey

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Mantua a Venecia

Italia Tours en bicicleta y barco

Italia en bici y en barco

Este tour en bici por Italia es sencillamente espectacular. Podrás descansar a bordo cada noche en vez de estar corriendo de hotel en hotel, y disfrutar de la navegación mientras paseas en bici por la campiña y ciudades italianas durante el día. Desde 2009, este tour en bici de Mantua a Venecia ha sido uno de los viajes más populares que ofrecemos por Europa en bici.

El recorrido en bici arranca en Mantua, magníficamente rodeada de lagos, con su centro histórico imperdible con fascinantes plazas, iglesias y monumentos. Visitarás Castelguglielmo, y a través de pequeñas ciudades, llegarás a Ferrara (ciudad del Renacimiento y sitio UNESCO).

Otro punto interesante es Daria, ex ciudad etrusca y Porto Levante, una gran ciudad puerto con fantásticas vistas. Disfrutarás de la naturaleza del parque Nacional del delta del Po y la ciudad costera de Chioggia, una Venecia en miniatura con gran arquitectura medieval. El cicloturismo por Italia termina en la gran ciudad en el agua, Venecia. Encantadora con sus pallazzi, elaborados puentes, pintorescas plazas y magníficas iglesias todo combinado con angostas calles y canales.

Este viaje también puedes hacerlo de Venecia a Mantua. Contáctanos para mayor información sobre este viaje a: info-es@tripsite.com

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Salidas de los tours

Salidas desde Mantua:

Ave María: 2 de abril, 16 de abril, 30 de abril, 14 de mayo,  28 de mayo, 11 de junio, 25 de junio, 9 de julio, 23 de julio, 6 de agosto, 20 de agosto, 3 de septiembre, 17 de septiembre, 1 de octubre, 15 de octubre, 2016

Vita Pugna: 9 de abril, 23 de abril, 7 de mayo, 21 de mayo, 4 de junio, 18 de junio, 2 de julio, 16 de julio, 30 de julio, 13 de agosto, 27 de agosto, 10 de septiembre, 24 de septiembre, y 8 de octubre, 2016

Salidas desde Venecia: 
Ave María: 9 de abril, 23 de abril, 7 de mayo, 21 de mayo, 4 de junio, 18 de junio, 2 de julio, 16 de julio, 30 de julio, 13 de agosto, 27 de agosto, 10 de septiembre, 24 de septiembre, 8 de octubre y 22 de octubre, 2016.

Vita Pugna: 16 de abril, 30 de abril, 14 de mayo, 28 de mayo, 11 de junio, 25 de junio, 9 de julio, 23 de julio, 6 de agosto, 20 de agosto, 3 de septiembre, 17 de septiembre, 1 de octubre, 15 de octubre, 2016

Nível de dificultad

Tour en bici fácil y guiado por Italia con distancias diarias de 23 a 55 km. El tour es sobre terreno nivelado. Mucho del paseo en bici será a lo largo de ríos y canales en senderos de bicicleta o caminos con poco tránsito. El barco navegará parte del trayecto durante el desayuno o la cena para evadir tránsito o hacer el trayecto más corto.

Alojamiento

A bordo del barco VITA PUGNA, un barco de clase Comfort o a bordo del nuevo AVE MARIA, de clase Comfort Plus.

Incluido

  • 7 noches a bordo
  • Desayunos, almuerzos preparados y empacados y cenas
  • Cenas de tres platos a bordo del Ave María
  • Mapas detallados del recorrido
  • Viaje de autobús: Ferrara-Zelo/Ferrara-Adria
  • Limpieza de camarote a media semana y cambios de toallas
  • Paquete de información
  • Guía turístico (un guía por salida)
  • Bicicleta híbrida de 27 velocidades
  • Tarifas portuarias

Noincluido

  • Bebidas
  • Entradas a museos
  • Boleto para transbordador en Venecia
  • Bicicleta eléctrica (disponible con costo adicional)
tourBici+Barco
TipoGuiado
DificultadFácil
Duración8 días
Desde930 Precios
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Itinerario

Mantua a Venecia Map

Día 1: Llegada a Mantua.
Día 2: Mantua, 40 km
Día 3: Mantua – Governolo – Zelo, 50 km
Día 4: Zelo – Ferrero – Adria, 50 km en bicicleta y 60 km en autobús
Día 5: Adria – Porto Viro – Chioggia, 40 km
Día 6: Chioggia – Venecia, 30 km
Día 7: Venecia, día libre.   
Día 8: Venecia, partida después del desayuno.

* Las distancias son aproximadas. El itinerario puede cambiar debido a cambios en el viento, del tiempo y cualquier otra circunstancia imprevista que tenga que ver con requisitos de anclaje, etc.

 DÍA 1: Llegada a Mantua
Tu camarote estará disponible a partir de las 4:30 p.m. El barco estará anclado en Porto Catena que queda a unos minutos a pie del centro de la ciudad. La cena será servida a las 7:00 p.m. e incluirá una reunión con el guía y la tripulación. Mantua es una de las ciudades más lindas del norte de Italia, y muchos maestros artistas han inmortalizado allí sus obras para la posteridad para que las disfrutemos, gracias a la famosa familia Gonzaga!

DÍA 2: Mantua – Viaje de ida y vuelta, 40 km
Día dedicado a recorrer la ciudad de Mantua y alrededores, dominada por la riqueza e influencia de la familia Gonzaga, propietaria de la ciudad por más de 400 años. Mantua es considerada una de las más importantes en cultura del Renacimiento y aún mantiene paisajes y edificios de época que la hicieron famosa en aquél período.

DÍA 3: Mantua – Governolo – Zelo, 50 km
El barco te llevará a Governolo donde empezarás el día adentrándote en el laberinto del delta del Po en bicicleta, paraíso sin contaminación entre pantanos y lagunas del Po, en bici por la naturaleza. El destino final es Ostiglia y las ruinas de la fortaleza medieval. Visitarás el Carousel y el museo dello Spettacolo Popolare en Bergantino y disfrutarás de una degustación de vinos en una fábrica de quesos. El día termina en Zelo, pueblo en el Canal Bianco.

DÍA 4: Zelo – Ferrara – Adria, 50 km en bicicleta y 60 km en autobús
Después del desayuno irás en bicicleta hacia Ferrara. Al llegar a esta ciudad a la que llaman, “la ciudad de las bicicletas”, te encantará su centro histórico con las viejas murallas de la antigua ciudad. Tour guiado por la ciudad. Un autobús te transportará a Adria, un antiguo puerto griego.

DÍA 5: Adria -  Puerto Viro – Chioggia, 40 km
Al llegar en barco a Porto Viro, el recorrido en bicicleta empieza. Estarás viajando entre agua y tierra, pedaleando  entre el delta del Po y el Adigio. Este viaje termina en Chioggia, conocida como "la pequeña Venecia".

DÍA 6: Chioggia – Venecia, 30 km
Hoy el barco te lleva al Oasis de Ca’Roman, un islote de arena rodeado de bosques de pinos. Pedalearás  a lo largo de la laguna llegando a Pellestrina y luego en bici por el nuevo sendero en bicicleta hasta donde está el ferry. Un breve viaje en barco te llevará a la isla Lido con una parada en Malamocco, el puerto antiguo. Pasarás la noche en la Isla Giudecca con una vista magnífica de la laguna.

DÍA 7: Venecia, día libre
Tendrás el día entero para recorrer y descubrir este centro histórico que es Venecia y sus islas.

DÍA 8: Venecia
Después del desayuno y despedidas, tendrás más tiempo libre para visitar Venecia antes de partir.

VENECIA A MANTUA:
Venecia
Venecia, día libre.
Venecia – Chioggia, 30 km
Chioggia – Porto Viro – Adria, 40 km
Adria – Ferrara – Zelo, 35 km en bicicleta y 35 km en autobús
Zelo – Mantua, 50 km
Mantua, ida y vuelta, 40 km
Mantua, partida.

*Se tomarán como válidos los detalles y descripciones de las rutas de los viajes a los que están circunscriptos en las páginas en inglés

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Comentarios de viajeros

  • Earl D. 5 days ago

    I loved the small villages. The international mixture of the group made for excellent discussion among the group. Food on the barge was excellent!

  • D. Green 2 months ago

    This was a fabulous trip all around! The group was friendly, and guides were helpful and knowledgeable! Dinners were delicious and varied, stronger than expected for this type of trip. We really enjoyed being able to purchase wine on board the ship, also. The riding was varied, and we really appreciated that our guides made sure to schedule a mid-morning break for coffee/water/toilet. What a great way to get a sense of this part of Italy - from small villages and farm fields to Venice - just spectacular!
    One suggestion for improvement: for riding in really hot weather, it would be great if there could be a little more flexibility. We rode during a heat spell (40 degrees Centigrade one day). It was difficult to shift schedules or shorten our rides due to logistics, and this created some health issues.

    Boat: Ave Maria

    • Jehiel 2 months ago

      Thank you so much for your feedback. Due to the route of the boat, it is difficult to shorten the biking portion and still meet back up with the boat. However, you are always welcome to stay aboard the boat if you you find the weather unsatisfactory. Glad you had a great trip despite the hot weather!

  • A. Harris 2 months ago

    A fabulous experience. We will seriously consider further barge/bike holidays with you.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • E. Lowell 3 months ago

    It was a wonderful trip! I liked that we got to be on the barge when it moved (one time at the end of the day and another in the morning). The food was outstanding and I liked that the chefs described dinner and suggested wine pairings. The barge was very comfortable - even with 3 in a cabin.

    Our son (22 years old) was outnumbered by the over 50 crowd but Hein made him feel welcome. Only suggestion - mirrors on the bikes (although I realize that makes them difficult to store and move) and a brief intro on riding in groups.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • V. Miller 3 months ago

    This trip gets a +10!! The staff (Tamy, Ilena, Luciano, Enrico, Guilio & Alberto) were amazing - fun, personable, knowledgable, friendly and engaging. They were truly a team and clearly enjoyed each other which ripples out to the experience of the guests. I loved that they gave a 'brief' the night before to let us know what to expect the next day. The food was creative, fresh and lovingly prepared. The accommodations on the AveMarie were great -- the cabins were well thought out with lots of storage so that the room felt spacious. The dining room was lovely with plenty of space to relax. The price of wine/beer was very reasonable and loved that we could keep a tab and pay it at the end, so easy.

    Oh yea the bikes --- a good ride and comfy enough for the distances ridden. The routes were well planned, even the few times we had to ride in traffic. The trip leaders were excellent at managing the group and making it fun, no matter what we were doing.

    For the whole week I felt well cared for :)
    I am already dreaming of my next trip.
    Kindly -- Victoria

    P.S. The bad and the ugly -- honestly I don't have anything to contribute for improvement.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • J. Scott 3 months ago

    The crew were AMAZing! Every single one of them. Tami is an amazing guide - super friendly and helpful. All of the crew helpful and a delight. I would definitely go on this type of trip again because of my experience on this trip.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • L. Chambers 4 months ago

    This was my first bike & barge. The bar has been set very high!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • L. Bockelmann 4 months ago

    The entire bike-barge trip on the Ave Maria far exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend this trip.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • JoAnn Grand 10 months ago

    The biking was not as scenic as other trips I have been on. However the food, staff and guide were excellent.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Terrence Kinal 10 months ago

    Crew and guides were friendly and extremely helpful. Meals and snacks were great! Good sense of comradery due to the small number of passengers. Good bikes, rides were interesting and manageable.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Alfred Lilly 10 months ago

    Understanding the trip was planned for little difficulty, expected that the terrain would be flat, but was hoping for more scenery and countryside to take in while biking. Perhaps if there was an option of having a sag vehicle for those who couldn't/didn't want more difficult terrain so the option was available for those who could do more ... and see more. Overall great experience, friendly crew and excellent food!

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Lois Benson 10 months ago

    The crew aboard the Ave Maria was cheerful and helpful, especially Michaela, who went above and beyond in helping with departure plans. The food was wonderful.
    A group of 30 is a lot of work for the cycling guides, but I would have liked a few more rest breaks along the way, especially on the day to Ferrara.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • James & Kimberly Engel 10 months ago

    We have decided that this is the only way we now want to see other countries, up close and personal! What a wonderful experience!
    Loved getting exercise every day while viewing the beautiful countryside. Even better was ending our ride with wine, a delicious dinner and new friends!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Brian J Craig 10 months ago

    Our Guide, Rosita was excellent, friendly, pleasant and very knowledgeable. Would recommend her anytime.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Mike Tansey 10 months ago

    Recommended for novice cyclists only. Not challenging enough for experienced cyclists.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Bodil Nielsen 10 months ago

    Sometimes it would have been nice to stop for pictures of the scenery, but did not want to go to the back of the pack or be left behind. Helmut was an excellent guide and made sure everybody was safe. Food on board was the best I had in Italy. Staff very friendly and went the extra mile for our friends birthday.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Patricia Leigh Trivette 10 months ago

    We should have trained more for endurance. The guides were wonderful and took such good care of us. The bicycles were amazingly comfortable. Beautiful dinners nightly. Thank you all.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Mia Moran 10 months ago

    This was our second Tripsite trip, last year Germany, this year Italy. I have highly recommended your trip to all my friends. We hope to have the opportunity to take another bike and barge.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Ian Hamelin 10 months ago

    We've experienced three Bike and Boat Tour in the past 15 months, and have already booked another for 2016. We absolutely love this mode of travel and the fact that it offers an active holiday, and the best of both site-seeing and exploring the countryside in a way that most other tours simply can not. We love sharing our experience with like-minded international travelers, and find we are extremely well treated by boat staff and guides.Together with the Tripsite staff, the website is a fabulous tool for selecting a holiday in that it allows us to compare boats, distances and routes. As a secondary benefit we find the Bike and Boat Tours offered by Tripsite to be excellent "value for money". We have recommended Tripsite to several friends and acquaintances, some of whom will be joining us on our next tour as "first-timers".

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • David Zimmer 10 months ago

    The trip was great but the route was less than expected. The route was too much bike trails away from villages. We will definitely recommend Tripsite but not this trip. We look forward to our next trip with you guys.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Jennifer Scott 10 months ago

    Great guides made the trip for us. Allowing 2 bike groups with different strengths was the best way.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Lynn Yetman 10 months ago

    We have done 8 trips with Tripsite. All trips were great.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Norma Trinchero 10 months ago

    Ave Maria, as well as 3 previous trips on the Merljin, superb. Some guides on Merjijn were mediocre, but Hein is incredible guide/person. Friends have recently taken B/B Red Hat?, bad experience. The above 4 trips speak highly of your program. Looking forward to next trip, F2017.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Katherine Graves 10 months ago

    We loved this trip! It was so fun for our family of four. Our two boys, ages 11 & 14, enjoyed biking and stopping off to swim in the ocean, trying new delicious food, and learning from our wonderful guide, Fabio. The boat was very nice and the crew were lovely.

    We had record setting beat the week we were there and yet still had a fantastic trip. The rooms stayed reasonably cool with the AC-- that was a life saver to have available.

    If I had to change anything, I'd probably like to have the boat docked closer to Venice proper so it would be more accessible on arrival and through the first couple days. We made it work-- all a good adventure. The scenery on the bike route was relaxing-- not terribly dramatic, but really nice for small town explorers, birders, and those who enjoy farmland/pastoral scenery.
    Pros: delicious food, easy cycling terrain, excellent City/town tours, comfortable rooms, great value, easy logistics when you don't have to move your stuff each day, meeting nice people from all over the world.
    Cons: weather was exceedingly hot in July (but would do it again anyway!)

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Richard Hoffmann 10 months ago

    We had a fantastic time on the Ave Maria and we're lucky to have Hein as our guide.....great guy!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Oscar Martinez 10 months ago

    We have been on seven or eight bike and barge trips in the past and this one was, by far, the best. From the greeting upon arriving, to the spacious and comfortable accommodations and exquisite food. The guide was pleasant and very informative ( great sense of humor, too ) Our hotel reservations in Venice were cancelled at the last minute, but he was able to get us a room. The Ave Maria is a beautiful boat with everything you need. We can't say enough about every crew member. Part of the scenery was not as nice as on other trips, but that couldn't be helped. People at Tripsite were always very helpful and quick to respond. We had a wonderful time. We will highly recommend this Tripsite adventure!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Gail Whitty 10 months ago

    I love our leader Michaela and we want to do another trip with her. I have recommended the Pugna boat Mantova-Venice trip to many people.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • James Varah 10 months ago

    Our tour guide Marco was ok, but not outstanding. His commentary was adequate, but we got more from the notes provided.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Sandra Ware 10 months ago

    Tedious farm land, 30 mile an hour winds. Our guide and staff were fabulous! Put them on a little more picturesque route and I would say yes. Marco was absolutely wonderful!

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Cheri Emahiser 10 months ago

    We were self-guided for 3 days. The road guides given us were written for bike riders using a GPS. No GPS was provided. Thus, the guides were a bit confusing. We didn't notice the odometers (and they were not pointed out to us during our orientation) on our bikes until it was too late. We should have attempted to track our mileage against the miles listed from point to point in the guide book. Instead, we followed the advice we were given during orientation, which was to just follow the green arrows. We got very lost one day. We followed the arrows in the wrong direction! We should have paid more attention to the road guide. It might be good to update the guides if GPS's are not going to be provided.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Biran Hobbs 10 months ago

    Personally I would have preferred another day of biking and a day less in Venice - If people wanted to see Venice they could stay an extra day or so after.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Lynne and Dave Taylor 10 months ago

    I'm filling this out as we booked with you twice--Burges to Amsterdam in 2012 and Venice to Mantova in 2014. both were bike and barge. We are about to book with you for the spring of this year--we are looking at 2 in Germany and the northern Netherlands We have yet to make up our minds on which one. We have had a great experience with your company and looking forward to another.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Wendy Bainbridge 10 months ago

    Our trip to Venice on the Ave Maria was our best cycling trip ever. Meals were fantastic, bikes excellent, Helmut a great guide. Loved the barge conversion to accommodation. Have recommended the trip to many Canadian friends. Hope to do another tour with you next year.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Patricia Trivette 11 months ago

    Depending on the potential participants: Even though we had read the pre-trip information several times, we were still surprised that the biking days were of pretty similar length ... we had thought there would be longer days mixed in with medium and shorter length days. Overall we were very happy with the trip and most impressed with the people who took care of us: guides and boat crew. The Ave Maria seems perfect for its job. We will be looking at other trips with you.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Nancy Cuono 11 months ago

    Scenery would have been a bit better if we'd gone two weeks earlier. Mid October was a bit late.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Clara Fleischhauer 11 months ago

    We enjoyed this trip very much. This was our first bike and barge trip and we would do it again. The entire staff was great and the guides were super. I did not hear one complaint about anything from any of the guests on board. That is testimony to a job well done in seeing to the comfort of the passengers and the enjoyability of the bike ride.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Jackie Shepherd 11 months ago

    Aside from all the other wonderful parts of the experience, I cannot say enough about our guides and vessel staff. My good experience began with the Tripsite contacts well before the trip was ever made.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Ruth Hoffmann 11 months ago

    This was a fun, easy ride. Our 2 guides made the trip into a party, even when it was raining. This was the first time I had a really good bed to sleep in - just like at home. The rooms were a good size as were the showers. The crew was fun and we made pasta for our dinner one night. The food was fresh and excellent, and there was plenty of it. These are also the best bikes I have had on my trips. Super, easy and fun trip.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Claudia Abdinoor 11 months ago

    Our group had the misfortune of 25mph+ headwinds for 4 consecutive days through barren landscape. My hesitation to recommend this trip is not however based on the weather but rather the lack of interesting terrain. I liken this biking to a trip thru Nebraska. Our stops in the villages were poorly timed, shops were closed and our short stop precluded investigating any historical attraction. The charming aspects of European villages, exploring the local cuisine were non existent. Every day we were advised to bring a sandwich. In complete contrast, the bike/barge trip in France visited medieval villages and provided enough time to enjoy a meal in a bistro. Understandably this trip along the Po might be selected by those not willing to bike the hills but biking for hours on an elevated levee and looking at clods of freshly tilled earth is hardly a huge endorsement for this option.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Alexandra Lapko 11 months ago

    Our first bike and barge experience made unforgettable by creative, delicious and healthy meals, an outstanding guide with a great sense of humour, extensive knowledge of the areas we cycled through, and much patience and warmth. We arrived as nervous neophytes and left feeling we were part of the family....and cycling athletes to boot!

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Annette Scully 11 months ago

    Best trip ever.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Oscar Martinez 11 months ago

    The whole experience was awesome! Mantova is a great little place to visit. Lots of history, architecture, fine people, good restaurants. The barge was comfortable, spacious, clean. Food excellent. Staff extremely courteous, helpful, upbeat. Bikes were adequate for the terrain, sturdy, in excellent condition. Some of the trails were uneven, even rocky, but I personally had no issues. Some of the less experienced riders felt a little uneasy on them. The city of Venice was a disappointment (crowded, polluted and dirty) but Venice is Venice... The whole bike 'barge adventure was, plain and simple, unforgettable. Highly recommended. Thanks to everyone for making it so special!!!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Ann Peloqui 11 months ago

    Barge part of it was excellent, riding for 2 of the days got to be long and monotonous, scenery always the same, but staff did great job. I'm probably critical a bit because I did a Holland bike ride that was so scenic.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Jim Sapp 11 months ago

    Guide stopped to much for cappuccino, kept us bunched up, which was unsafe, had a sick person that should of been hospitalized. Want more milage not museums.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Jim Elkan 2 years ago

    What can I say?

    This was our 10th trip, I believe, with Pack and Pedal and it was outstanding! The Ave Maria was a beautiful boat; modern, clean and roomy. The three of us from Kansas City: Stanley, KartaPurhk and myself enjoyed the company of 27 others and it was a week of great riding, camaraderie and superb food. The crew of the Ave Maria: Tullio and , Luciano got the boat to where it needed to be safely and on time every day. The chefs: Vera and Erica prepared wonderful meals each day while catering to individual's specific dietary needs. Helmut, our bike guide was patient and knowledgeable. It's not easy herding 25-29 bicyclers safely each day from point A to point B and back to the boat each late afternoon. a "well done" to Helmut.

    The real highlight of the trip for the three of us was getting to meet Hennie for the first time when she visited the Ave Maria. What a delightful person she is!

    The trip exceeded all of our high expectations and we look forward to our European trip next year through Tripsite.

    Jim E.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • P. Clayton 3 years ago

    In May of last year we embarked on yet another Bike and Barge trip with the assistance of your organization. We were on the great barge Ava Maria, Montova to Venice. We have travelled extensively over the last 40 years but have never had such a great experience as this. The trip was well planned led by a terrific tour director who was not only knowledgeable but great fun. The staff of the barge were exceptional providing all on board with a superb experience, great food and friendly service. As has been my experience with Tripsite in the past, my expectations were exceeded and given that we are now planning another adventure in France with of course Tripsite. Thank you for MAKING our vacation!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Bill Goss 3 years ago

    This was our first experience with an inclusive tour and we were a bit apprensive about the lack of freedom. No worries! It was a great trip and we would do it again. The small boat/group was key. Great food, excellent tour leader and first rate crew. We would not want to be in a larger group. Three cheers for the older and smaller boat!

    Boat: Vita Pugna

  • Linda Wagner 3 years ago

    We took the Venice to Mantova tour in September, 2013. The AveMarie is a luxurious boat. We were very happy with our cabin and our accomodations. The crew was exceptional and went out of their way to meet any needs. Martina, our guide, was also exceptional. The food was excellent. The bikes were standard, sturdy hybrids, all in good repair. The roads and bike paths were 90% flat and easy but 10% harrowing because of traffic! Wear a helmet. The camaraderie made the trip special; I think the Girolibero crew gets credit for creating a sociable atmosphere that made the trip fun for everyone.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Bill Power 3 years ago

    We took Mantova to Venice tour Aug. 10th. The guide (Amermario) was top notch. The food was heavenly. The five person crew did everything possible to make us comfortable-including one unscheduled stop to pick up a rain soaked 30 riders! Ave Marie was super-including wi-fi!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Tom Schnell 3 years ago

    Our trip, Venice to Mantova April 27th 2013, was absolutely spectacular. What can I say, the venue, facilities, amenities, equipment, guides, cooks, etc ...all exceeded expectations. Our chief guide and host, the friendly and indefatigable Hein Hoefnagels, was superb in making a last minute route and program change due to the unexpected Po river springtime flooding issue.. A very fun time, meeting some great people, learning about and seeing many historical sites.. this truly was an unforgettable experience.. My Bucket List , instead of being reduced by one, has probably been 'added to' for a repeat. !!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Becky Thacher-Bell 4 years ago

    My husband and I went on the Venice to Montova trip September 2012 and had a wonderful trip. Our guide Fabio was fabulous and the food was so good, I was worried I'd put on a few pounds. But with all the biking, I think I lost a few. The barge was so comfortable and the crew did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. We loved the towns and the sights, especially Montova and Venice. Such fascinating country. The terrain was flat enough that the biking was very manageable. One day we did more than expected, about 45 miles and it was windy, but we made it with the great bikes. We are definitely planning on taking another bike and barge trip through Tripsite!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Alan Fahrenholz 4 years ago

    We loved the trip from Mantova to Venice. The crew on the Ave Marie was great. We convinced two other couples to join us this year since we had such a good time in the Netherlands last year. By the second day they were already wanting to plan next years bike/barge trip.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • J. Brown 4 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed my barge and bike trip from Mantova to Venice in July of 2012. I would not change anything about my experience.

    The barge was very comfortable, and Juliano's food was excellent! The roads and paths we cycled on often allowed us to ride and chat alongside one another, which I liked because I was travelling by myself. The cycling was easy, but there were a few instances where we faced strong headwinds. The villages we travelled through were small in the beginning, but got larger as we approached the coast and Venice.

    The entire group interacted as they wished on board the barge and while cycling. The guests and the staff were friendly and fun. I would not hesitate to recommend this trip.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Hans and Lynn de Jongh 5 years ago

    Our group of 10 Canadian friends took this tour July 9-16 and we were met with a better-than-expected trip! Super staff, outstanding food and great accommodations aboard the Ave Maria keeps us talking about this amazing time we had. We'd highly recommend this tour - it was flat and very doable by any age! Tripsite is the best and we are planning our next excursion for 2013.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • S. Gordon 5 years ago

    We were very impressed with the trip on the Ave Maria July 9 - 16, 2011 from Mantova to Venice. It far exceeded our expectations! We were amazed at the quality of the rooms and the fabulous food prepared by our chef Juliano! Our tour guides, Helmut and Martina, were incredibly knowledgeable and had many interesting facts to share with us each day as we went from town to town. The bikes were wonderful as well. With 32 riders, none of us had any issues with the mechanics of our bikes. No flat tires, no chain problems, no gear issues, etc. Even the panier bags were perfect for carrying our lunch, water bottles, cameras, swimming gear! Our group of friends were so delighted with this trip that we are planning our next one with your company to go to France in 2014! We found your staff to be very friendly and helpful. Thanks for making that leg of our trip so successful!

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Sherrie Bennett 5 years ago

    We took the Mantova to Venice bike & boat trip in early July 2011.

    EVERYTHING about our trip was fabulous! We found the staff at Tripsite was awesome to work with and any questions we may have had... they were quick to respond. The boat....the Ave Maria was newly renovated and we thoroughly enjoyed our staterooms. The staff was terrific and was always available to interact and help throughout our whole trip. The food was delicious and we always looked forward to our dinner at the end of the day.:-) Our two cycling guides, Helmut & Martina were wonderful, helpful, informative & cheerful. The captain of the Ave Maria, Michele was engaging and helpful. The bikes were of superior quality and wonderful to ride. Our cycling trip with Tripsite surpassed any expectations we may have had. We have recommended Tripsite and this particular trip to many friends since returning. We had such a fabulous time that our group of 10 plus many extras will be booking another cycling and boat adventure through Tripsite in 2014!:-)

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Venema's 2011 5 years ago

    We started the tour from Bolzano and were delighted that we did. Bolzano is an interesting place to stay a couple days before biking. Do not hesitate to do the "uphill" section on the 1st day. The towns and hotels for this part were well worth the time and the trip across Lake Garda was lovely. Finding our way out of Pescheria was a little challenging; the villages on the way to Montova were noteworthy. Be sure to give yourself enough time to see Montova. The guided/boat/bike portion was great though hot weather plagued us in early July. I recommend this trip. The food on the boat was fantastic and the finale in Venice was a great way to end the trip.

    Boat: Ave Maria

  • Patrick Mcn 5 years ago

    The bikes are comfortable and the pace is leisurely although the terrain is flat sometimes there are strong winds. The guides leave no one behind. The barge food is from the sea and lunch is in local towns, however, I usually made lunch from the breakfast menu... We did stop for coffee at local towns. I have only gone from Montova to Venice which I thoroughly enjoyed. Put your worries and concerns aside, you will enjoy the trip as much as this 72 year old did. Pat McN

    Boat: Ave Maria

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Ave Maria Italia Clase de barco Comfort Plus Los barcos de clase Comfort Plus son barcos de 5 estrellas muy bien decorados con camarotes con camas bajas, baño privado, un gran salón comedor, y más.

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