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Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by David & Patsy A. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
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
Sicily - Mt Etna, Taormina, and the Ionian Sea by Margot S. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The bike route for your trip to Sicily takes us through farms of the regions. Very interesting to see how so many tomatoes and eggplants grow in green houses.
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Katherine G. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
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 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.
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. 5 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 Marsi Q. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Best part? Riding through small towns that most tourists don’t see...like Bergantino. The small group on the barge.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Patricia T. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I remember the day on a slightly "tricky" route into Chioggia. When we could bike into the town and rest our bikes for the first look-around -- what an enchanting place in such good company. We knew there would be another gourmet dinner that evening on the barge. Looking forward to another trip through Tripsite.
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 Carole H. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Ave Maria barge was so very comfortable with wonderful staff & fabulous fresh locally sourced food, beautifully presented.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Wendy D. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My husband and I love Tripsite. We are about to embark in 2019 on our third such bike and barge holiday. We did Brussels to Bruges in 2017, Mantova to Venice this year (2018) and have already booked for 2019 to do a 6 country river boat and bike trip down the Danube. We find the combination of being on the water in a comfortable barge enjoying great food and company, coupled with daily activity a wonderful combination and experience. Biking through the various countries during the day after a hearty breakfast, packed to enjoy a wonderful packed lunch along the way is an altogether thrilling and fulfilling experience. We highly recommend Tripsite and the wonderful holidays they offer. All the work is coordinated. All you do is get out and enjoy your vacation.Well done Tripsite! A job well done.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Casimira R. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guides were amazing made sure no one was left behind. I wish there would have been transportation for us from the train station to the boat. Other than that the trip was amazing and I would highly recommend this.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Bernadette G. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This trip was the perfect balance for experiencing Italy as well as being physically active. The most memorable part of the trip was being with a group of like-minded active and curious people!
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Danna J. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The knowledge about the country that our guide, Hein, provided at sporadic times. He was very astute to stop on a hillock for a small respite when there was no “cafe” in sight. Great information.
Innsbruck to Bolzano by Brent H. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip. The scenery was breathtaking and the hotels were in good locations close to the center of towns.
Countries: Austria, Italy
Venice to Florence by Sherri 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Loved this trip! We went in September and it was perfect weather. So much to see along the way. Lots of small towns to ride through and such beautiful scenery. The hotels we stayed in were good and the morninbreakfasts delicious. Don’t hesitate - book it!!
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Nelson S. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
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.
Sicily and the Aeolian Archipelago by Grace L. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was the first trip to Europe for my daughter and myself. It turned out to be a wonderful college graduation present for her, and a great way to dive into retirement for me. The company was excellent and varied. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food and staff was excellent. I hope I will get a chance to do this again with the rest of my family.
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by John B. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
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.
Venice to Florence by Erica W. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This bike ride was scenic and full of pleasant surprises! The fields we passed were full of fragrant flowers and fruit hanging off of the trees. The towns were small enough to get around by bicycle easily with lots of options for food and activities.
We had some difficulty reading the paper maps because the English translation was not always words we would use to describe the route. (Also the mileage was in kilometers) My GPS did not work. That was probably due to our inability to make the technology work in another country ! So, we just got used to getting a little lost every day.
We are adventurous people so none of this would prevent me from doing it again! We rode the self guided route.
There was one day there was a long stretch of a gravel bumpy bike path. We opted to go another route on our own to avoid it. That was an adventure in itself!The last day the hill was steeper than anything we had ever ridden and we did Cape Bretton in Nova Scotia with 17% grade hills. So we walked up!
Overall the trip was absolutely wonderful, people were super helpful etc. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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.
Istria to the Adriatic by Ivette S. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The perfect trip for families with young adult children. We enjoyed the different kind of roads, the food, the sights, every town we stayed at. Our guide Matic was excellent. We are looking forward to a new adventure with Tripsite.
Countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Italy
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Heather P. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
A thoroughly satisfying experience in all departments!The staff were welcoming and friendly, instructive and knowledgeable. I felt entirely safe in their hands.Accommodation has been well designed and thought out. I shared a cabin with a friend and it was easy to find our own space within a relatively confined space.The food was DELICIOUS! The meals exceeded expectations and were presented beautifully; the chefs having entertained us with their 'Two Ronnies' routine at the outset of each repast. I have made a batch of refreshing lemon and ginger cordial since my return, which is perfect for a hot summer day and reminds me of a very happy holiday.The bike was a delight to ride. I'm not a regular cyclist and I found the daily trips enjoyable and, with the regular stops, entirely within my capabilities. The one day off I had, sailing along the canal, added an extra dimension as it was so restful and enjoyable to watch the wildlife and the scenery glide by.The guided trips were enlightening and I now have a 'feel' for the part of Italy we traversed. From the start we felt like guests at a houseboat party. It was interesting to meet and enjoy meals with others from various countries and backgrounds.I shall be talking about this holiday for a long time thanks to you all.
Dolomites to Venice by Scott M. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The views on this tour were breathtaking. Northern Italy is so beautiful. For a mountainous region the pedaling was not difficult. Take your time and soak it in. Great food and drink in the region.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Ann W. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Best part: Riding through amazing scenery and picturesque villages in Northern Italy!
Tuscany - Florence, Siena, and the Chianti by Jay M. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Nice to bike along the Mediterranean coast and a chance to swim at a few beaches. Also nice to bike through the agricultural areas and seeing tomatoes and eggplant growing and watermelons being harvested.
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by David & Patsy 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The poppy fields along the bike ride was especially beautiful. Instructions need some updating.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Stewart J. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hein was a most engaging and entertaining guide/trip leader. The rides were well planned with interesting stops and sightseeing, beautiful scenery and it didn’t hurt that we had spectacular weather. Post ride relaxation and camaraderie on the deck was great as was the value priced bar for beer/wine! The evening dinners were wonderfully prepared meals, truly excellent and overall the trip was very affordable, an A plus value.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Elizabeth Dianne D. 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Montova was a really lovely spot and I liked the cycling around there. It might be easier in the towns if the cyclists all had either jerseys or pennies to identify the group so locals see we are all together which would prevent us from getting cut off or unable to pass.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by April S. 1 year 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
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