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Mantova to Venice - Ave Maria

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Bike and boat in Italy since MANTOVA - full board - Boat Ave Maria

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Bike and Boat in Italy

Ave Maria from Mantova 


Bicycle tour, 8 days and 7 nights



- Departure on Saturdays

- Feasible in 2021

Boat Ave Maria Leaving from Mantova

Low saison : 27/03, 23/10
Middle saison :

10/04, 24/04, 08/05, 22/05, 05/06, 19/06, 03/07, 17/07, 31/07


Hight saison : 28/08, 11/09, 25/09, 09/10



- Bike rental

- The price is in bunk bed other possibility doubles,
   twinscabin see the tarifs

General information
- On line tour with a guide
- All included (picnic for lunch)

- Road Book provided
- Visits with guide

- Kids prices : contact us


Ave Maria (comfort +)

Length 41m Width 7,5m

40 guest air conditioning

10 twins cabins 11m²

 4 superior cabins

3 bunk bed cabins 7,5m²


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Day 1 - Mantova.

Possible boarding from 4 PM, the bikes are available aboard. The boat is moored in Porto Caneta, 15 min walk from the train station. The meeting with the team is planned for dinner-time at 7PM. Free visit of Mantova, one of the most beautiful town of northern Italy.

Day 2 - Mantova - Gavernolo - Zelo (50 km).

The boat takes you to Governolo, stronghold of the Mincio Pirates and beginning of the day ride following Po River to the village of Ostiglia and its medieval ruins. Then, you may visit the "Carousel and folk show museum" in Bergantino. You will also enjoy a tasting session at a cheese factory. Riding along the "Canal Bianco", you will join Zelo.

Day 3 - Zelo - Ferrara - Adria (50 km).

After breakfast, you will ride to Ferrara which earned the name of "city of bicycles". You will enjoy the historical center of the old town still surrounded by old city walls. From Ferrara, you will take the bus to join Adria, an ancient Greek port, famous for amber trade coming from Baltic.

Day 4 - Adria - Porto Viro - Albarella  (35 / 55 km).

The boat  will leave you in Porto-Viro. There begins your day tour into the maze of the Po Delta, an uncontaminated paradise between marshes and lagoons of the Po. You will pedal in the heart of nature. The destination is Albarella, a private island of ancient traditions. Depending on conditions, the ride might start in Adria (ie 55 km)

Day 5 - Albarella - Chioggia (40 km).

You will be suspended between water and land, as you will ride between the Po Delta and the mouth of the River Adige. You will follow then the Po-Brondolo waterway, which links the river to the Venetian lagoon. You will stay overnight in Chioggia, known as "the little Venice". A visit to the fish market at dawn is an absolute "must see".

Day 6 - Chioggia - Venice (30 km).

The boat takes you to the nature reserve of Ca' Roman, a sandy islet surrounded by pine-woods. Day tour along the lagoon, reaching Pallestrina. A short boat journey, brings you to Lido Island, along the "Murazzi", with a stop in Malamocco. Night in the lagoon near St. Mark's Square.

Day 7 - Venice loop route
Free day to discover the splendid historical center of the capital of the "Republica Serenissima" or its wonderful islands. You stay in Venice for the last night

Day 8
End of the tour after breakfast and the traditional goodbyes. You may enjoy a bite more Venice with extra nights.

The way of this tour depends on the starting dates (see technical specifications) Mantova=> Venice or Venice=> Mantova


For navigation reasons the route might be modified or inverted


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Levels  :
1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flat and low resistance path. Program on tarmac cycle paths or roads with a low volume of traffic.

Climate :
Sunny area and hot temperatures

Technicality :
30 to 55 km riding per day ie 3 to 4 hours riding.

Itinerary easy to follow. No difficulties, fully accessible to anyone.


Bibliography :

- Cycling maps on Italy on cartovelo.fr

- Cycling guide on the Via Claudia Augusta (Bikeline)



Extra nights : 
One additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour in an hotel.


Participants :
On board, you will meet an international community of all ages, men and women, bachelors and couples with kids.

Accompanying :
Here are the people in charge of your holidays for the bike and boat :

- Aboard, the captain and his ship's apprentice. They are in charge of you on the boat and lead the boat from one stage to another. The chef prepares the meals.

- Participants are accompanied by a guide. He will help you in case of breakdown and will give you advice on the itinerary to follow. He will also give all the tourist information you need. He or she is polyglot.

The meals :
- Breakfast : aboard, you will find a substantial breakfast.

- Lunch : sandwiches, fruits, snacks and drinks

- Diners : 3 dishes (drinks not included)

The drinks, like wine, beers, lemonade and mineral water are not included but are available on board.


The bike :

The bike is an hybrid one with 21 gears. At the end of the tour, you must leave the rented bike on the boat.

The bike are equipped with panniers,  map holder, lock and repair kit.

If you come with your own bikes, the transportation to the starting point is of your responsability. It cannot benefit from our company theft insurance, you must do what is necessary. Don't forget your lock!


Road book :

We will provide you the information concerning your tour as well as the itinerary,  except changes.


Transport :  Location
- By train :  Venice is on one of the main railways lines, which links Venice to the most important Italian cities. Mantova is well served via Verona.

By car : Mantova is situated on the A22 Hightway Brennero-Modena, only 50km from Verona. Venice is situated on the A4 Highway. 
- By plane : International airport of Venice. Feel free visiting our travel agency website Selectour de Parthenay


Your vehicle

In Mantova : Free car park, 500m from the port and supervised car park 1.5km from the port (to be paied on-site)

In Venice : parking is expensive. We advice you to park in Mestre and take public transportation. Secured car park near Mestre train station.


Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancellation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here


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