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Boat/Barge: Vita Pugna • REMOVE • About Vita Pugna
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Sue H. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
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
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Wendy S. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of our Mantova to Venice trip was visiting chioggia, the carnival museum and the cheese factory.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Lynn Y. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Best part? The wonderful food served everyday
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Nancy B. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Riding our bikes back to the barge in Venice in a rainstorm. The laughter and camaraderie was priceless.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Kim F. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Mantova to Venice was wonderful. Very pretty scenery with lots of unique places to stop.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Art W. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The food on the barge was terrific--as was our guide Fabio.Come prepared for 5 serious days of biking as well as bringing the right/complete biking clothes.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by April S. 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Had an absolute great time on this Tour. Venice was amazing and Mantova as well. Our cook was Erica who is wonderful chef. Every meal was impressive— creative and delicious. This was my fifth bike/barge tour and she is definitely the best cook. Really enjoyed my fellow Travelers, as well.Vita Pugna
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Robert V. 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Every aspect of the trip was as expected or better.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Joanne B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The best parts of the trip were the staff, the food and the camaraderie. The bike rides, the scenery and the towns visited could not have been better. It was an all around outstanding vacation!!!
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Rita L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: Being part of a bike family for a week with wonderful people from several countries! And our tour guide, Helmut ... Capt. Giovanni ... Crew/Chefs Sylvia and Samule, who made the week even more special! Riding through the small towns was fun!! Ready to go again!!!
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Susan E. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was amazing: excellent food prepared by our 2 chefs; our guide was well-prepared, thoughtful, good-natured; the route was beautifully planned and educational, the bikes were more comfortable than my own, the weather was fortunately perfect, and we had a great group to bike with. The experience went way beyond my expectations . Can’t wait to plan the next biking adventure.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Laurie P. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The beautiful scenery of Italy and the connections we made with the other guests!!!
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Rosemary B. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Cynthia W. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything was excellent! There were a limited number of available rental helmets, I highly recommend bringing one's own from home.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Rita L. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
What a wonderful week!! Excellent staff...Captain, Helmut, Silvia & Samuele! Food was 5-Star, very comfortable accommodations! Helmut was a great guide, knowledgeable and made sure we all had a good, safe time! Bike riding was so much fun and we saw many different towns and sights we would have missed in a bus! Meeting so many wonderful, fellow bikers from different countries was so enjoyable! This trip was more than I ever expected!! Loved it!! Definitely will travel with Tripsite again!!! Bike On!!!!
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Kim B. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything was memorable. I took this trip with my sister not having any expectations. Besides the great accommodations, food & scenery, there were strangers from 8 different countries that became a bike family for 8 days. It was a wonderful trip.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Ann karen watson 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This was a fabulous trip. Truly amazing. The food was the best surprise of the week!! It was delicious!!! Our tour guide Tamara was excellent, she made every day very very interesting. She went above and beyond. Can't wait to do another trip with Tamara!!
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Carmel M. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by William H. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip. Irene was a great guide. She adopted my suggestion that she wait for the stragglers to catch up to the stopped leaders so the stragglers could have a short rest also. Her suggested side tours were great. Our chefs, Samuel and Enrico were great as well. Superb food. First class trip.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by A. Harris 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
A fabulous experience. We will seriously consider further barge/bike holidays with you.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by JoAnn Grand 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The biking was not as scenic as other trips I have been on. However the food, staff and guide were excellent.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Alfred Lilly 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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!
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Brian J Craig 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our Guide, Rosita was excellent, friendly, pleasant and very knowledgeable. Would recommend her anytime.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Mike Tansey 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Recommended for novice cyclists only. Not challenging enough for experienced cyclists.
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Christopher Manning 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Gail Whitty 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by James Varah 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our tour guide Marco was ok, but not outstanding. His commentary was adequate, but we got more from the notes provided.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Sandra Ware 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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!
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Claudia Abdinoor 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Alexandra Lapko 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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!
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