Venice - Mantova

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8 Day(s)
Easy
230 Km
avg 46 Km
Guided

Description

Between Venice and Mantova, cycling along the Venetian lagoon, Po delta, Adriatic coast and the walled town of Ferrara, through rural areas of the Italian countryside.

After a day to discover the magic of Venice fully at your own disposal, you will start to get to know the unique ecosystem of the lagoon and the Po Delta area. The trip leads you into the core of the Po plain, up to Mantova, where a lot of worldwide known artists left their masterpieces thanks to the financial support of the famous Gonzaga family.

The programme has been planned to feature navigation along the Fissero/Bianco canal, which runs parallel to the Po and connects Mantova to the Adriatic Sea. A few weeks in the year, when the waters of the Po are favourable, the barge will be allowed to navigate along the Po river. This means that the some of the overnight stays will be modified. Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles can modify some of the daily stretches or embarkation points. These decisions are taken by the boat's captain.

The tour is entirely in the low lands and the daily cycling stages vary from 30 km to 55 km. Much of the pedalling is along rivers and canals on tarmac cycle paths or roads with a low volume of car traffic. It is envisaged that the boat will sail some of the way during breakfast or evening meal to make getting out of the towns easier or to shorten the stages.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Italy
From:
Venice / Mantova
To:
Mantova / Venice

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Easy
More Options:
Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
230 Km
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
March|April|May|June|July|August|September|October
Departure:
TBA

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

•7 overnights, full board (breakfast, dinner and a self-made packed lunch)
•accompanying Tour Leader on board and on bike
•sheets and towels
•Girolibero Greens Cycling Guide + Maps (1:75:000) + Roadbook
•bus transfer Ferrara- Adria/Ferrara-Zelo
•harbour charges
•coffee tea and other hot drinks on board
•mid-week cabin cleaning service and towel change
•guided visit in Venice and Mantova
•visit of a cheese factory with tasting of typical Grana Padano
•visit of Carousel and Street Entertainment Museum

Exclusions

Beverages, museums, fees and extras in general, one ferry-boat stage in Pellestrina about 9 €), tips

Options

Can be done as self-guided

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