(27 reviews)

Guided/Self-guided Bike and Barge / Original tour

Web code IT010

Italy / Mantua-Venice

Aboard Ave Maria

Blending nature, culture and fine cuisine, this leisurely bike and barge tour along the River Po offers more than just a taster of Northern Italy. It explores celebrated cities of art, one of Europe's prime Nature Reserves, and a wealth of tucked-away rural hamlets, rewarding our daily rides with authentic regional dishes back on board. The tour starts in Mantua – in its heyday a major city state crowned by the Italian Renaissance – progresses to Ferrara and culminates in Venice. Along the way: Adria, once a key Roman port; the natural wonders of the Po Delta, famed for its birdlife; and colourful Chioggia, gateway to the Venetian lagoon. Finally: the glory of Venice herself.
  • Day by Day


    1. Mantua
    We welcome you aboard your new home-from-home from 6.00 p.m. onwards, and then regroup for the introductory briefing – at 6.30 – with your tour leader, skipper and crew, along with a first refreshing aperitivo. After dinner we can stroll into town and savour the historic centre at its most evocative: Benvenuti a Mantova!

    2. Mantua round tour (35 km)
    A day dedicated to the discovery of this cultural gem, its three picturesque “lakes” formed by the river Mincio and the surrounding countryside.
    This afternoon we meet our Mantuan guide for a walking tour across the historic centre: starting from Piazza Sordello with its magnificent cathedral and Palazzo Ducale, we will walk through the city centre up to Piazza delle Erbe. Here we will admire the Clock Tower, the Rotonda di S. Lorenzo (the oldest church in town) and the Cathedral of St. Andrew, a jewel of Renaissance art and architecture. We will learn why Mantua, once a City State ruled by the Gonzaga family, is now considered by many as Italy’s “Sleeping Beauty”. (The programme may be subject to changes)

    3. Mantua – Zelo (50 km)
    After breakfast, we set sail from the "lakes" of Mantua and cruise through the lush wetlands that lead to Governolo Lock, where Mantua's River Mincio flows into the Po. Here, we saddle up and follow the broad sweeps of the levee towards Ostiglia, renowned for its medieval fortress and fierce fighting in 1945, as the Allies drove Hitler's forces back.
    Next: Bergantino, home of the distinctive Museum of Fairground Rides and its collection of street organs, all expertly restored (and thunderous!). This village is also in the heartland of Grana Padano – the arch-rival of Parmesan – and a visit to the local cheese factory, sampling some well seasoned Grana, is de rigueur. We catch up with our barge in Zelo, a sleepy village on the Canal Bianco, the waterway which runs parallel to the Po.

    4. Zelo – Ferrara – Adria (50 km by bike + 60 km by bus)
    This morning we cross the Po and ride southwards through a patchwork of farmland, orchards and hamlets, as far as Ferrara. Under its ruling family, the Este, this city state attracted architects, artists and scholars for centuries, pioneering town planning principles that have been emulated worldwide ever since. To this day, Ferrara University ranks among the best, and the town is dubbed the ''Cycling Capital of Italy".
    A private bus and trailer then take us back to our floating hotel in Adria, an ancient Roman port once washed by the sea which bears its name. Adria is also renowned for its Etruscan and Greek heritage. An after-dinner passeggiata into town for a well-earned grappa or gelato is in order.

    5. Adria – Po Delta Nature Reserve –  Pellestrina island (40 km)
    After a short cruise, we cycle into the delta of the life-giving Po. This unique wetland is the prime reserve in Europe for herons and home to a sizeable colony of flamingos. Weather permitting, as we continue towards Chioggia, we can also enjoy a break at a fine-sand beach nearby for a dip in the Adriatic – not forgetting a hot savoury piadina! Chioggia is also known as “Little Venice”, a colourful fishing hub. The overnight takes place on the Island Pellestrina, just in front of Chioggia.

    6. Pellestrina island – Venice (25 km)

    Venice beckons, but first another world altogether: Pellestrina, the first of two islands we traverse today – a humble and tranquil fishing backwater, picturesque as ever with its cottages, boats and nets. A short island-hop by ferry lands us on the Lido. Fashionable in high society ever since the Belle Époque, the Lido di Venezia is now home to the International Venice Film Festival and its galaxy of stars. We will also visit a historic glass factory on Murano island, with a glassblowing demonstration by a master artisan. After rejoining our barge, an unrushed cruise in front of St Mark’s square takes us to our final destination. After dinner we can savour Venice at night, now free of the crowds and at her most romantic: Benvenuti a Venezia! Free dinner in Venice.

    7. Venice
    Following a wander off the beaten track with your tour leader you have the day free to enjoy the city at your own pace. Christened La Serenissima ("The Most Serene"), the Venetian Republic held sway over much of the Mediterranean (and beyond) for centuries – both as a military power and a beacon of culture.

    8. Venice
    Departure after breakfast.



    The programme has been planned to feature navigation along the Fissero/ Bianco canal, which runs parallel to the Po river and connects Mantua to the Adriatic Sea. Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the barge’s captain.


  • Route profile

    Total Length: 200 km
    Total vertical up: 20 m
    Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved

    This cycling tour is largely along the flats of the Po plains, and the daily stages vary from 25 to 55 km – mostly on tarmac cycle paths along rivers and canals, or quiet country roads. The boat is moored at night and typically sets sail after breakfast, meeting up with the bikes in the afternoon. Some parts of the itinerary are undertaken by barge, to allow easier access onto cycling paths or simply to enjoy the cruise.


    Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for most people.


  • How to get there

    Mantua is connected with the following airports:
    Verona: 45 km, Venice: 120 km, Treviso: 130 km, Bergamo: 150 km, Milano: 180 km.

    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com.


  • Accommodation and meals



    Take a virtual tour and watch our photo gallery!


    The barge Ave Maria is equipped with:

    • 4 Superior Double cabins (three of these can accommodate up to 4 persons adding 2 bunk beds) above deck, approx. 11 m2;
    • 10 Standard Double cabins (three of these can accommodate up to 3 persons adding 1 bunk bed) below deck, approx. 11 m2;
    • 3 bunk bed cabins (also available as Single cabins) below deck, approx. 7,5 m2.

    All cabins enjoy sizeable windows (the ones in the Superior cabins can also be partially opened), comfortable low beds, en-suite facilities, air conditioning and safety box. Bed/bunk size is 2,00 x 0,80 m. Most of the double beds can be separated into two single beds. Under the bed there is a 40 cm high empty space, where you can store your luggage.

    Common areas
    The air-conditioned living area measures 11 x 7,5 m and is divided into two parts: the Restaurant (up to 33 seats) and the Lounge (up to 28 seats).

    Extra features:

    • 2 sundecks
    • Free hot drinks machine (including Italian ground coffee)
    • Free wi-fi in the common areas
    • Large 55” screen in the lounge for video
    • Dedicated bike storage (for approx. 40 hanging bikes)
    • Hair-dryers (limited number) available on request
    • Complimentary courtesy kit



  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero bikes are available in different sizes in unisex model:

    • Touring bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    • E-bike 9-gear Shimano


    • aluminium frame
    • mudguard
    • rear rack
    • comfort gel saddle www.selleroyal.com
    • anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
    • ergonomic bicycle grips
    • Speed Lifter system


    Own bicycles are not allowed on board.
    Limited availability for E-bikes.



    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 cycle computer  
    • 1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 combination bike lock
    • 1 helmet suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61 cm

    Only for self-guided:

    • 1 front bar bag per cabin
    • 1 repair kit per cabin: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers

    All our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.


    We recommend that you bring your own reusable water bottle with you.


    Important notes if you want to cycle independently:
    In order to cycle smoothly following our App, we suggest that you bring with you a holder for your mobile phone to be fixed on the handlebar, as well as a power bank (even if the App can be used offline, too).


  • Accompanying material

    Before your arrival, you will receive an email from us with the digital information material. It contains:

    1. Link to download the App including maps, roadbook, points of interest and GPS tracks (you can use the App offline, too)

    2. Link to download the tour information material in Pdf:

    • Tour notes
    • Final tour details




  • By your side

    Welcome briefing

    At your arrival on Saturday at 6.30 p.m., just before dinner, you will meet the tour leader and the crew. Every evening after dinner the guide will present you the cycling program of the following day.


    This tour offers the chance to choose if pedalling alone or with the whole group, following the tour leader. When booking the tour please specify the option chosen.

    If you want to cycle independently, you are free to do it by following the App we will provide you. In case of an emergency you can contact the tour leader over the phone. If you change your mind during the week and you want to join the guided tour, please inform the tour leader the evening before.

    If you choose the guided option, the tour leader will be always present during breakfast and dinner and will cycle with you every day.


    Tour leader

    Our tour leaders are carefully selected and rigourously trained by Girolibero. They are experienced enthusiastic travelers who have a true passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, peoples, cultures and local food. Thanks to their knowledge of the territory, they can give you useful hints and help you appreciate the place you are visiting. Of course they love cycling and will be happy to give you some advice on how to correctly use the bicycle gears and whenever necessary they can fix a flat tyre. As we like to say, our tour leaders are AOC (Controlled Designation of Origin), and will help you explore the land  and live an unforgettable experience.


    Staff support

    In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

  • 27 Client reviews
    • David

      Departure 22-29 October 2022

      Online from 12 November 2022

      I had a great time. The commentary but the guide was wonderful. The food on the barge was fantastic!
    • C. Becton

      Departure 22-29 October 2022

      Online from 03 November 2022

    • Lynda

      Departure 10-17 September 2022

      Online from 22 September 2022

      We loved the boat, the bikes and the wonderful staff. We are booking another bike/barge tour for next year.
    • Josie

      Departure 27 August - 03 September 2022

      Online from 13 September 2022

      Beyond my expectations. We were sad to see Ronnie leave. The guides and crew were simply the best!
    • Michael

      Departure 27 August - 03 September 2022

      Online from 08 September 2022

      I loved it. Mantova a delightful place., I especially enjoyed tiny little Zelo and our exploration of the local tavern. Bergatino was a highlight with the circus museum and I will never forget the Grana Padano and the wine. Riding along the canal and enjoying lunch alfresco by the fisherman's cottage is forever in my memory.
    • Pamela

      Departure 30 July - 06 August 2022

      Online from 13 August 2022

      I recommend this trip for most people who feel confident on a bike. Loved the food and the guides were really fun and supportive. The food and boat were simply amazing.
    • Susanna

      Departure 16-23 July 2022

      Online from 28 July 2022

      Fidatevi: vacanza perfetta.
    • Thierry

      Departure 04-11 June 2022

      Online from 17 June 2022

      Ce 5ème voyage avec Girolibero fut encore une fois très réussi.
      Encadrement professionnel et chaleureux, parcours magnifique, matériel irréprochable, et bateau de grand confort.
      Bravo Girolibero
    • David

      Departure 21-28 May 2022

      Online from 03 June 2022

      A good holiday!
    • John

      Departure 23-30 April 2022

      Online from 06 May 2022

      we were lucky with the weather, and the fellow travellers.
      was very enjoyable and well lead. the crew were fantastic.
    • Guido

      Departure 09-16 April 2022

      Online from 21 April 2022

      Das Team war grandios. Michela machte einen genialen Job. Sie ist sehr pflichtbewusst und dennoch locker! - Die Nacht mit laufendem Generator war in der Kabine 10 eigentlich unmöglich. Da sollten Sie andere Lösungen suchen. Zum Beispiel einen externen Generator?
    • Marco

      Departure 09-16 April 2022

      Online from 21 April 2022

      Ottima Vacanza in pieno Relax e in armonia con la natura.
    • Patricia

      Departure 2021

      Online from 05 October 2021

      This was our second trip with Girolibero and it was truly the most memorable. Every person we dealt with on the staff was professional, kind and only added to the laughter and fun. We felt safe and well taken care of. The guides were so full of knowledge and the Chefs and their food...wow...over the top! The Captain and his engineer had our safety in mind and was also open to answering all of our questions. I was also so impressed by the crew helping each other with every task that needed doing. Rank or position didn't matter as much as making sure the guests were provided for. Loved the ship itself and the care taken to keep it clean and inviting. Now only to decide what trip is next!
    • Georgia

      Departure 11-18 September 2021

      Online from 24 September 2021

      Relaxed, fun ride through a couple of beautiful cities, with Venice as the end prize.
    • Montse

      Departure 2019

      Online from 02 January 2020

      We just came back from a bike and barge tour with Girolibero. Thanks to Daniela, Stefania (guides) Ricardo (Capitan), Francesco (motorista), Alberto, Irene (Chef & sommelier) for such a great experience.
      At Ave Maria barge we recycled, we had a WC with a purification system, toilet papers degradable, all detergents and cleaning solutions used on board were biodegradable and more.
      We love everything about this trip. The food was the best. The route was beautiful. My favorite lago Superiore with the lotus flowers, Bergantino, with an excellent local tour guide, home of the beautiful Museum of Fairground Rides and its collection of street organs.
      We also went to Grana Padano to visit the local cheese factory.
      Love Chioggia and Pellestrina. Arriving into Venice with Ave Maria, was great. We even had a spritz party! Thanks to all for a fabulous vacation.
    • David

      Departure 28 September - 05 October 2019

      Online from 13 October 2019

      Great holiday and were able to meet and get to know a number of co travellers which made the trip more interesting - the tour guides were fantastic ladies and very helpful and the riding a joy.
    • Jennifer

      Departure 17-24 August 2019

      Online from 29 August 2019

      Fabulous! Where can I go next?
      It is just a pity flying from Australia takes 26 hours.
    • Dale

      Departure 11-18 May 2019

      Online from 17 June 2019

      Great time. Wonderfully knowledgeable guides with fine sense of humor.
    • Susan

      Departure 2018

      Online from 02 April 2019

      "We so loved doing Mantua to Venice last October, and fun to relive it via the drone, I just loved Choggia, and riding along Pelestrina and Lido islands, that is a part of Venice tourists seldom see and we were so lucky to spend a couple of days languishing in the Venice lagoon on the beautiful Ave Maria! Thank you to our wonderful guides for many treasured memories!

      The food we ate was of outstanding quality, authentic Italian, and we loved our 2 chefs’ engagement with us explaining the origins of the dishes, and making our own pasta was a fun filled highlight of the trip!"
    • Anna

      Departure 04-11 August 2018

      Online from 25 September 2018

      Una delle vacanze piu' divertenti della mia vita! Straniera in casa propria, ho visitato luoghi interessanti, migliorato il mio inglese ed essendoci in media 35-36 gradi e' stata anche vacanza per misurare propria capacità fisica!
      Consiglio a tutti gli italiani che vanno all'estero per parlare inglese di modificare visione: lasciate che l'inglese venga a voi!:))
    • Veronika

      Departure 2017

      Online from 03 July 2017

      Dear Team!
      We where looking for the Flamingos!... First we saw nothing! Later at the day, we saw many real life flamingos. But we has so much fun, to make the people flamingos!
      The trip was very great! From the first until the last day!!!!! Thank you very much!!!! We will come again!!
      The trip was from Mantua to Venedig 10. Juni 2017 to 17.Juni 2017.
      And the best of all was Ronny, our guide!!!
    • Zoe, UK

      Departure 2017

      Online from 14 April 2017

      We have just returned from one of the best holidays ever - a week aboard Ave Maria Mantua to Venice.
      The professionalism of the staff was second to none, the boat immaculately tidy and well kept.
      The cabin although small was very clean and comfortable with everything you needed. we had magnificent weather, cycling and ice creams! The delicious food was prepared fresh each day and served by the wonderful 'boys' with great humour, they worked so well as a team and seemed to be having as good a time as us - my only disappointment was despite all the cycling I came back heavier than when I left!
      Already booking our next trip with Girolibero - an exceptional company.
    • Philippe & Mary, Canada

      Departure 2016

      Online from 07 November 2016

      We just returned from a bike and barge holiday in Northern Italy, on the PO River and Canal, and Veneto delta, on board the AveMaria, a former dredging barge expertly converted to a small special-purpose tourist ship. This was also our wedding anniversary holiday!

      We were thirty-six (36) people, from six (6) countries, including twelve (12) seniors from Ottawa, Canada, and a crew of four (4), including two (2) Italian chefs, one of whom was also a sommelier, plus our guide, Hein, a retired diplomat, who gave expert daily briefings and was a great raconteur, and who did his best to spare nobody with his very entertaining stories.

      We lived on the ship in well-designed cabins, took our breakfasts and dinners on board, and packed a picnic lunch, then rode 50 km per day and met the ship in the next port down river.

      The dining room had a great Italian coffee making machine, and it was very well used at breakfast and dinner. The cappuccino was excellent and popular will all. In the entrance hall to the barge, there was a water machine, offering delicious chilled fresh water, including frizzante, my favourite. We topped our water bottles up each morning.

      Each morning, after a good one to two hour ride, Hein made sure the first stop was at a local coffee bar or trattoria which he referred to as Café Pipi, so we could unload the morning coffee. If there was no such establishment available, then Hein would look for the alternative, which he called the Green Door Café, just turn right through the green door, continue on past the apple tree, and there you are.

      On the morning of the second day of biking, I hit some gravel and took a tumble, hit my head (I was wearing helmet, which was damaged, but saved me), elbow, shoulder, hip, and was cut up and badly bruised. It felt like a rotator cuff injury, but turned out to be less serious. I had to take a day off from biking, but got back on the bike the following day.

      The Italian meals and wines served on board by the two stellar chefs were simply delicious! We learned some wonderful new Italian recipes, including an Italian seafood soup, cioppino, also spaghetti con vongola, also a delicious white chocolate dessert with delicate small fruit in a flavourful ricotta.

      The chefs made a wonderful dessert for Mary and I to share one evening for our wedding anniversary on the ship.

      The tours of small cities, such as Mantova and Ferrara showed the ancient fortress cities of Northern Italy, dominated by powerful families, who operated land holdings and trading centres, which came together in 1871 to form the country of Italy, with the help of the visionary military leader, Garibaldi. The guide named the influential families of each city state, and how they operated. Italy was the last major European country to form up as a country per se.

      We also visited local industries, including a Parmesan cheese making factory, and a vongola processing plant. There are huge dairy herds in northern Italy devoted to producing milk for cheese making. The Veneto district has a huge production of mussels and vongola which are exported widely. We also visited fish processing plants, and retail fish markets. Our guide noted that 60% of the daily landed fish cash at one major local port simply disappears into thin air. These fish are likely not recorded and disappear into the local cash economy.

      We had a full day tour of Venice with our guide and another professional guide, beginning with St. Mark’s Square, and extending through a network of streets and lanes to the Rialto Bridge area, full of tiny shops, and some very upscale fashion shops. Then we returned to the ship for our final dinner and final briefing as a group. We had made many new friends and exchanged email addresses.
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      Arnulf, Deutschland

      Departure 2016

      Online from 05 September 2016

      Hallo Frau Sandra,
      zu Ihrer Frage, wie mir die Tour auf der Ave Maria gefallen hat und ob ich alles das, was ich sehen wollte, auch organisatorisch geschafft habe:
      Es war eine wunderschöne Reise mit Rad und Schiff von Mantua bis Venedig. Wir haben so viel Schönes gesehen und auch meine Sonderwünsche gingen bis auf einen in Erfüllung. So konnte ich in Zelo früher losradeln und hatte mehr Zeit für Ficarolo und die Stellata.
      Mit der Reiseleitung verstanden wir uns sehr gut. Der Kapitän, Marco und Luisa - alle waren sehr nett und hilfsbereit, führten uns sehr gut und gaben uns unterwegs viele wertvolle Informationen. Auch individuelle Sonderwünsche
      integrierten sie mit ein. So konnte ich zusätzlich innerhalb der Tour von Mantua nach Zelo über den Po zur Stadt Revere radeln und mir diese ansehen.
      Herrlich waren dann meine anschließenden Tage in Venedig mit seinen malerischen Brücken, Kanälen, Kirchen, Palazzi und
      Inseln Giudecca, Muarano, Burano und Torcello.
      Intensiv genoss ich auch die Aussicht von den beiden Campanili di S. Marco und S. Giorgio Maggiore auf Venedig, die Stadt der 100 Inseln ...
      Es war eine wunderbare Reise...
      Vielen Dank an Gileribero für die schöne Woche per Rad und Schiff und liebe Grüße an Marco und Luisa, den Kapitän und Frau Anna, die mir vorher ausführlich geschrieben hatte, wie das mit meinem eigenen Rad in Venedig per Privat-Transfer zu handhaben ist - so ging es dann auch mit Marcos Unterstützung.
      Im Anhang noch einige Fotos, die ich bisher nur zu einem Bruchteil sichten konnte. Bis ich alle (mehrere 1000) durchgesehen habe, wird es noch einige Zeit dauern. Sie können die an Marco und Luisa weiterleiten (deren Internetadressen ich nicht habe) - ich glaube, die beiden freuen sich darüber.
      Herzlichen Gruß
    • Marianne, Deutschland

      Departure 2016

      Online from 05 September 2016

      Liebe Maddalena Dal Porto,

      wir hatten einen wunderschönen Urlaub mit der Ave Maria von Mantova nach Venezia und sind ganz begeistert und erholt zurückgekommen. Die Crew war supernett und unser Reiseleiter Helmut war ausgesprochen fürsorglich, umsichtig, zuverlässig und hat sich sehr engagiert um alle gekümmert. Auch die Auswahl der Sehenswürdigkeiten (Stadtführungen, Karussellmuseum, Käsefabrik, Naturschutzgebiet, Badestrand ...) war sehr gut und abwechslungsreich ausgewählt.

      Vielen Dank auch für alle Ihre Benachrichtigungen und Sendungen, wir haben uns von Girolibero sehr gut vorbereitet und versorgt gefühlt.
      Vielen Dank für alles!

      Herzliche Grüße
    • Marc & Mahzel

      Departure 2016

      Online from 21 July 2016

      Hi Maddalena,
      We would like to express our thanks for such a fantastic experience we had on this bike & barge trip with Girolibero.
      The facilities and bikes were great; and the route fantastic - especially arriving into Venice!
      The whole crew were exceptional - Captain Luciano, Chef Guiliano and his assistant Irene, engineer Enrico and our great guides Marco and Licia. A great credit to your organisation!

      We look forward to undertaking future trips with Girolibero
    • Gloria, Canada

      Departure 2016

      Online from 30 June 2016

      I must send congratulations to Tamara Veenendaal and let you know that she is the best person you have! She made our trip so memorable and wonderful. She was professional but also so personable. Her knowledge of the region was excellent and when she was not certain of the answer- she was sure to find it within hours! I know our complete group has nothing but praise for Tammy. I would not hesitate to sign up for more of these trips as long as Tammy was our leader!
      The rest of the staff was also excellent.
      I have nothing negative to say since the accommodations, the service, the cuisine, the bikes, the “rest stop entertainment”, the staff, the route, even the weather (for the most part) were exceptional!
      I have definitely recommended this adventure tour to anyone who will listen!
      Thank you again. And please forward congratulations to Tammy and the staff

      Have a great day!

Tour details


from 1,130 €

8 days / 7 nights, boat Ave Maria

Tour type

Guided / Self-guided



Season 1 | 25.03, 8.04.2023
Season 2 | 22.04, 1.07, 15.07, 29.07, 12.08.2023
Season 3 | 6.05, 20.05, 3.06, 17.06, 21.10.2023
Season 4 | 26.08, 9.09, 23.09, 7.10.2023


Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 12 participants.


Price per person

Season 1 | 25.03 and 8.04.2023

1,130 € in standard double cabin | below deck
1,480 € in single cabin
2,090 € in standard double cabin single use
830 € 3rd person in standard triple cabin



  • 7 overnights
  • Breakfast
  • Self-made packed lunch
  • 6 dinners
  • Welcome drink
  • Coffee and tea and other hot drinks on board
  • Sheets and towels
  • Courtesy kit
  • Mid-week cabin cleaning service and towel change
  • Bike helmet (to book in advance)
  • App including maps, roadbook, points of interest and GPS tracks
  • Digital tour information
  • English speaking tour leader within an international group
  • Second tour leader with a minimum of 22 people
  • Guided visit in Mantua
  • Visit of a cheese factory with tasting of typical Grana Padano
  • Visit of Carousel and Street Entertainment Museum
  • Visit of a historic glass factory on Murano island
  • Some short walking tours
  • Harbour charges
  • Bus transfer Ferrara-Zelo / Ferrara-Adria

Not included

  • 1 dinner in Venice
  • Beverages on board
  • Museums, fees and extras in general
  • Ticket for public transportation in Venice and lagoon (we suggest the ACTV 48h-ticket, 35 €)
  • Venice Municipality Access Fee: it is expected to enter into force on January 1st, 2023 (approx. 18-30 € to be paid on site)
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


Supplements per person

510 € season 2 | 22.04.2023 and 1.07- 12.08.2023
630 € season 3 | 6.05 - 17.06.2023 and 21.10.2023
750 € season 4 | 26.08 - 7.10.2023

200 € superior cabin | upper deck
50 € special diet | gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan diets

Girolibero rental bikes
100 € Touring bike
250 € E-bike | limited availability
Insurance against theft and damage included.
Own bicycles are not allowed on board.

Extra nights
Mantua and Venice on request


Good to know

This tour offers the chance to choose if pedalling alone or with the whole group, following the tour leader.

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